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Thanks for commenting Joseph, Georg and Ken. And thanks for the likes.


Aug 25, 2014 at 10:13 AM
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Great to see you Mihai and wonderful to see your work on the thread. I do have a question however. You're NOT saying the NOCT will be buried WITH you are you? If its not going to be in your casket, I'm suggest it would be a perfect bequest to someone who would treat it with great care and lavish upon it a great deal of love... I know I'm older than you, BUT...

I don't believe you've ever shared a photo of your kit Mihai. Really, I believe you owe it to your cyber friends on this thread to
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So now we see Curtis' plan. This whole thread is to encourage us to bequeath him our collections of lenses and he plans to outlive all of us. :-)

But echoing what others have said Mihai, Vă rugăm come back and post some more! Or I'll have to come to Romania to "encourage" you. Mulțumesc. (P.S. I owe you a mail, I will send soon!)


Another fantastic week-end of photographs everyone, but certainly the best post was another one from Curtis which has left me feeling like this....(35-70mm f/3.5)






Weeeeee - Nikonglass



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Aug 25, 2014 at 11:58 AM
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Curtis and all other Bay Area contributors

Glad to hear that you are all OK after your little tremor the other day !!

It is quite a moment to be in an earthquake area, I was in the Bay Area, Milpitas in 1984 during the Morgan Hill event (6.2) ... so I have some empathy for your situation.

This was the first and so far only experience of an earthquake I have had, and long may it continue to be that for me. But it was a most unusual feeling, and you guys live with that possibility every day ... and live in some sort of fear of 'The Big One'. As Robin Williams once said, that will be when Nevada becomes wine country ...

Keep well and safe over there. We do think about you and your situation.

Steve



Aug 25, 2014 at 12:13 PM
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Thanks Steve. I was trying to explain it last evening to my nephew who has never experienced an earthquake.

The first shock arrives and things are rumbling, the building shaking a bit. As it happens you have no idea whether this is going to be a small tremor, a more serious tremor OR the BIG one. The one yesterday began with a jolt and then kept "rolling" and "rolling." I was jolted awake and simply waited. It is hard to keep track of time in those moments but after ten, fifteen, twenty seconds it stopped shaking. It wasn't the Big one... I heard last evening that the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that devastated the city was FIVE HUNDRED times more powerful than what caused an estimated $1 Billion worth of damage yesterday. I've no doubt that another earthquake of that magnitude would be devastating for the Bay Area. Although building codes are much better there are plenty of old buildings around the area and fires associated with ruptured gas lines will still ravage neighborhoods.

If this weren't such a awesome area to live, earthquakes would certainly be a reason to leave. But having been here for over forty years and having experienced a few of these events, I think I'll take the risk and stay... There are about seven million men and women who feel the same way and many of them live in much more hazardous earthquake zones than I do. As an aside, my street has been torn up all summer as the local utility company has replaced an eighty year old gas main. Interestingly, the new line is made out of PLASTIC, no metal. That might be of benefit in an earthquake...



Aug 25, 2014 at 01:33 PM
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NEWS ALERT!

So about this mysterious website...

WATCH BELOW...



Aug 25, 2014 at 01:37 PM
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Yes, Ryan Monday and I are in conversation about creating a website that would serve as a companion to this thread as well as a resource for anyone interested in Nikon manual focus lenses. Ryan actually knows how to create such things and has expressed an interest in making it a reality.

While he is busy creating a container for information I'm inviting folks who have an interest in lending a hand with the project to join us. Initially we need to define exactly what we would want from this website. It is NOT intended to compete with FM or to create another general forum for discussion of this topic. It will be a resource but the question needs to be asked, what will be available.

Reviews are easy to consider. Comparisons of lens performance makes sense. We likely should have a resource page with links to other valuable sites such as photosynthesis.co.nz. Should we have a section demonstrating how lenses are converted? Should we have information about the development of manual focus lenses? These questions really are best answered through conversation but frankly, it is difficult to have a coherent conversation within this fast moving thread.

I'd like to invite those who would like to be part of this conversation and who at a later date might be interested in providing information to the new website, to send me a PM. I'll put together a "committee" and arrange for folks who will participate to access the Google group Ryan set up.

Rome wan't built in a day and neither will this website. But I believe we are finally in the place where we can actually accomplish it... thanks to Ryan's talent and willingness to do this. So anyone interested?



Aug 25, 2014 at 01:47 PM
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QA = a mainstay of this thread where all participants that abide by the rules and color between the lines learn from and teach others mostly by example and with little need for any "nanny" state enforcers. That's why I am here.

That said I'll help where I can!

Todays Df offering inspired by Leighton's recent trek with his 135mm QC ... a great lens.

The first two crops. ... played with PP on the last one.

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Ken Hill 2014


Rain on the way ...

  NIKON Df    135mm    f/8.0    1/400s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  





Ken Hill 2014


Vivid and cropper in Capture Nx

  NIKON Df    135mm    f/8.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  





Ken Hill 2014


Vivid(06) and cropped in Capture Nx

  NIKON Df    135mm    f/8.0    1/500s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  



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Aug 25, 2014 at 03:16 PM
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Cats Paws - 35mm f1.4 ais







Aug 25, 2014 at 03:32 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Yes, Ryan Monday and I are in conversation about creating a website that would serve as a companion to this thread as well as a resource for anyone interested in Nikon manual focus lenses. Ryan actually knows how to create such things and has expressed an interest in making it a reality.
Rome wan't built in a day and neither will this website. But I believe we are finally in the place where we can actually accomplish it... thanks to Ryan's talent and willingness to do this. So anyone interested?


Hi Curtis,

I am interested in helping out Ryan with anything to do with Web design, Graphics design or layouts. I have knowledge in designing website and would like to contribute however possible.



Aug 25, 2014 at 03:58 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Perhaps because you are not a bird photog. Birders always need more reach



Amen to that.. I always can never have enough reach even though I am learning everyday to be closer and closer to these birds.

D600 + 400mm f3.5 AI on DX crop

Lurking for next lunch by ramkumar999, on Flickr



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Very nice Ram. Are you using a tripod or is this handheld?


Aug 25, 2014 at 04:25 PM
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Curtis and Ryan, great idea!

I don't know absolutely nothing about web or graphics design, but surely I will be glad to contribute with lens comparisons, lens tests and/or crazy setups comments/tests.

Anything of interest in my humble flyckr set "Lens tests & Comparisons":
https://www.flickr.com/photos/labecoaves/sets/72157630731799688/

can be freely used, and for sure my upcoming 80-200 & wide angle zooms "battles" too.



Aug 25, 2014 at 04:40 PM
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thank you Scott, Georg, Ronny, Curtis for kind comments and you all for likes.

Leighton, the lead singer is a beautiful portrait, looks like a HDR?
Mihai, great set, well done, I especially liked the first one.



Aug 25, 2014 at 05:08 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
You're NOT saying the NOCT will be buried WITH you are you? If its not going to be in your casket...


Well, Curtis... Romanians are quite crazy people and some of them have very strange funerary practices You never know how I choose to be known for posterity Anyhow, if you are ready for reciprocity I agree to make a bilateral "will" with you: the one who's passing first gives to the other the whole MF Nikkor's Kit! You never know, life is a lottery!

Seriously now I'm very happy for NikonGlass project. Not sure that I can bring a contribution but definitely I'll be a happy user!

CGrindahl wrote:
I don't believe you've ever shared a photo of your kit Mihai. Really, I believe you owe it to your cyber friends on this thread to do so.


Hmmm... I will do it in the near future... but I'm afraid that this picture will stop you to make a gentlemen agreement like I suggested above My MF kit is quite poor... maybe the most significant element is the f/1.2 trio 50 / 55 / 58 but nothing spectacular like the porn I've seen regularly on this thread.

Ken I really enjoy your Df work. Df looks like my dream camera but from budget reasons I wait probably for its next incarnation... not sure if will ever happen...

Peter - love that second image... Makes me remember the postprocessing flavor of a lost member of this thread: Brad.

John I like a lot the work you do with 45/2.8. That's another lens I will probably never get rid of...

MarkdV wrote:
So now we see Curtis' plan. This whole thread is to encourage us to bequeath him our collections of lenses and he plans to outlive all of us. :-)


You nailed it Mark!!!

MarkdV wrote:
But echoing what others have said Mihai, Vă rugăm come back and post some more! Or I'll have to come to Romania to "encourage" you. Mulțumesc. (P.S. I owe you a mail, I will send soon!)


I could not resist to your request, my friend! You're doing great into Romanian! You made my day! I will try to not be a stranger anymore!

Philippe, thanks! I must confess that your pictures in this thread are like a glue for my attention.



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mp356 wrote:
Very nice Ram. Are you using a tripod or is this handheld?


I always shoot the 400mm f3.5 AI handheld as it is light enough to handhold and shoot.

Here is another shot with the 400 that I took today., again handheld.

Downy Woodpecker by ramkumar999, on Flickr



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Aug 25, 2014 at 05:21 PM
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In order to help build more love for 45/2.8 AI-P as John keeps doing:




Aug 25, 2014 at 05:24 PM
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Kind if urgent question, how difficult is to modify a tc16A?



Aug 25, 2014 at 05:53 PM
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Ram ... great hand held shots .... nice technique with a long lens ...

Curtis ... great to hear about the web site ... don't rush it !!

As always there are some fantastic shots taken and shared here ... and some great humour .... (Ken)

This pano is a 180 taken the day after the previous one ...

Still no ferry .... but three terminals are shown .... look closely ...

You ar right about it looking better the other way Andy .... but there is interest in the ship-building side too ...

Steve

140824 Wirral_Panorama 02c by Steve of phnart, on Flickr



Aug 25, 2014 at 06:04 PM
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I can't help with the web design, I have trouble even posting a picture! I guess if you are looking for content why not circulate a number of lenses al la Nikki and post a combination travelog and lens test from the results?

Stoksey Nice river panos! Maybe the new website could feature a pano viewer?

Ken I saw Superman #1 Comic in the news and your PP on the worker makes the highlights look like comic art!

Ram That's a Florida style bird, did he follow you up the coast?

D800 135mm f/1.4
Aftermath





-Jay-



Aug 25, 2014 at 06:37 PM
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Fpessolano wrote:
Kind if urgent question, how difficult is to modify a tc16A?


It was hard for me. The most difficult part for me was to solder the spring about the size of a toothpick tip into the coper wire. You need to have the right angle so the spring can fit into its slot. Also, the amount of lead must be just enough to hold the spring but not too much since it might make contact with the pins next to it.





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