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CGrindahl wrote:
I always appreciate your thoughtful contributions to conversations on this thread Georg. You obviously care deeply about your craft as a photographer and, of course, you share our affection for these fine lenses. Your recent absence was noted and your return was surely greeted with satisfaction. Your skill behind the camera and with these lenses, and your insights into shooting are always welcome.

I don't know whether you've come to any "final" conclusions about your work with the camera, but as i mentioned briefly above, reflecting back on life I see many different chapters. I spent 15 years as a public
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+1 on that. Hell Georg, I didn't shoot black and white until I saw your work.



Jul 23, 2014 at 10:47 PM
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Did someone say black & white ?

The rooftops of Edinburgh from the Museum of Scotland roof terrace with 180/2.8 all @ f/5.6

_AGM2870 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_AGM2866 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_AGM2865 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

They have planters up there too

_AGM2872 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

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Jul 23, 2014 at 11:22 PM
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cadman342001 wrote:
Did someone say black & white ?

The rooftops of Edinburgh from the Museum of Scotland roof terrace with 180/2.8 all @ f/5.6

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/14528515444_b7f9177c58_o.jpg_AGM2870 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14550095743_ffcbea2478_o.jpg_AGM2866 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2936/14528964692_a8192ab3f4_o.jpg_AGM2865 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

They have planters up there too

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/14526579071_678dedf92d_o.jpg_AGM2872 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy


Lovely set Andy. I especially like the dome in the first image.



Jul 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM
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Laura and Steve, are you going "quackers"? Nice images of the ducks.

Curtis, great landscape.



Jul 23, 2014 at 11:40 PM
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Time to put the hay in the barn. Taken with the 85 f1.8 HC. Thanks for looking.
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Jul 23, 2014 at 11:42 PM
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Scott, a very nice scenery! Great mix of colors and the framing is great as well.
Spotted some hay-rolls like the ones pictured above here as well. But our barns are looking completely different. Will try to capture some freshly "shaved" fields in the coming days.

Andy, I like the rooftops a lot. Great B&W-subjects, very nicely captured. Scottish chimney-sweepers are most probably busy and/or rich men



Jul 23, 2014 at 11:57 PM
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Just noticed our old friend Monty is shooting a Fuji XT1...wonder what happened to his Nikon kit?


Jul 24, 2014 at 12:09 AM
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Curtis and Kevin - thanks for your words. Right now I can't imagine some kind of work without a camera, but photography as job can be very tiring and frustrating. Basically I like the variety of subjects and the people I meet and work with in the newspaper-business, but on the other side I have to make many compromises, too many trade-offs on some days to make me want to continue this kind of photography.
Anyway, will leave port the next week to see some Danish and Swedish waters and harbors. Already think about what kind of gear to use (fishing gear and cameras). Maybe I'll take the 400/3.5 with me - my new favorite among my MF-Nikkor's. My smallest PC-Nikkor will probably onboard as well (PC 35/2.8) and some medium-format-stuff too.
Should take care of the boat's loaded draft

Here's a rare portrait with the 24/2 Ai from my archives - a young fire-lieutenant from South Korea did (term?) an internship at the local fire-brigade.
She worked more at the control center than on actual operations, but for a picture she got into the uniform.
The 24/2 (at least my copy) is pretty soft wide-open, even in or near the center and the very low contrast makes focusing really difficult.
This one was shot at f/2.8 and needed a good bit more sharpening than comparable lenses (the 24/2.8 Ais is pretty good wide open at or close to the center, not to mention the AF-S 14-24).


Fire-Lieutenant - D700 + 24/2 Ai at f/2.8
The framing could have been better, this shot was completely staged, so I should have placed the V-shaped pump-thingie a bit closer to the car and garage.



Jul 24, 2014 at 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the kind comments & likes.

Nuno, great sets with the 85/1.4;

Leighton, glad you have recoverd from that bad AF experience
and loved your Burdock B&W macro shot;

Ken, nice flower with the V1 + 55/3.5 (effectively a 148.5mm/3.5 macro!);

Scott, what an "olf signs" collection on that barn;

John, loved both versions of your pano with45/P + CPL;

James, gorgeous dog portraits; sad about your loss;

Lestor, very intersting and well photographed "Belgian national Day";

Mark, welcome back with great sets!

Laura, outstanding duck sets;

Steve, loved your duck set too;

Rafael, true that both 15mm are now so expensive; always ~USD 1,000 or more at ebay in near mint condition BTW excellent shots with these lenses;

Kevin, great sets of shots of your Marantz;

Andy, superb Liverpool skyline pano;

Jim, excellent wildlife set with the big gun (800/5.6);

David, beautiful flower set with the underrated 135/3.5.


Inspired by Curtis' story about old houses being demolished, at last I had time to edit a time series of shots of a building being constructed last 3 years.
For that a small island of green vegetation was unceremoniously destroyed.



Building construction from July 2012 to March 2014 por labecoaves, no Flickr

A small "island" of vegetation in São Paulo city was destroyed for the building construction. From July 2012 to March 2014.
Several takes with different cameras (D300, D7000, D7100) using mostly the Nikkor 200mm f/4 AI-S, except for the first two shots (85mm f/1.8 K ai'd, heavy crops) and the last one taken with Nikkor 80-200mm f/4 ai-s. Viewing at "large" or "original" sizes is recommended.

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Jul 24, 2014 at 12:28 AM
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Some wonderful captures by everyone..This thread moves so fast.

Talking of the 20 f2.8 AIS, some images from today with this lovely lens . Most taken @f2.8
































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Laura, I simply love the duck images .... some of the best work I've seen you post (mind you, I'm partial to wild life). I don't see many images posted with this MF lens, perhaps because it's difficult to focus moving subjects.... You've made it shine!

Cheers and good light,
David



Jul 24, 2014 at 12:32 AM
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Yet another couple of shots from the other evening with the 400/5.6 ED-AI.

Last one is a 100% crop - not bad for looking through a couple and also 30 miles of air to Glacier Peak.





Wheel + Sky Scrapers

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/180s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  







Water + People + Mountains

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  







Digital Teleconverter!

  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/8.0    1/30s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 24, 2014 at 02:12 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
I have heard that on at least one lens (the 25-50 zoom) that if you don't have it registered as a 50mm in the non-cpu table that it will underexpose. I have a 75-150 E that I have registered as an 80 and it underexposes a bit. I need to set it at 150 and see if it does better.


Kevin you may be the man for this. I bought a 43-86 and got it today and of course tested it. One thing I noticed that in setting the non-CPU data on the D700 or the D800 I have a choice of 43mm or 86mm.

There are no fixed 43mm or 86mm lenses! I had taken for granted that on the 50-135, 25-50, 35-70 all were available for programming for use as a fixed lens. The 43 or 86 breaks that thought for me and as there are no fixed lenses in those FL's the non-CPU settings were targeted solely for a zoom. Could Nikon possibly suggest if using the 43-86 at 43mm the non-CPU should be set to 43. Likewise 86 for use of the zoom side of the lens.

I can understand variances of the popular fixed focal lengths which could not accommodate all the zooms too. I've also not read anything definitive about the non-CPU data entry for zooms and there appears to be no "golden rule."

Rambling is over!



Jul 24, 2014 at 03:29 AM
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You know, I actually like that lens. It's a quirky thing and I like quirky things. It suffers from both kinds of distortion and is not very contrasty. Corners aren't great either. But I still like how it renders. It's unique. I want to say I had it listed as an 80 in the register.


Jul 24, 2014 at 03:45 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
You know, I actually like that lens. It's a quirky thing and I like quirky things. It suffers from both kinds of distortion and is not very contrasty. Corners aren't great either. But I still like how it renders. It's unique. I want to say I had it listed as an 80 in the register.


Does the uniqueness of the 43 and 86 focal lengths give you any insight as to Nikons non-CPU programming?



Jul 24, 2014 at 03:48 AM
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Ken Hill wrote:
Does the uniqueness of the 43 and 86 focal lengths give you any insight as to Nikons non-CPU programming?


Not a bit. I need to try setting it at 50mm to see if it exposes properly. It was off a bit. -0.7 or so.



Jul 24, 2014 at 04:01 AM
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I think it was low who asked about the 35-105.
I have been doing the usual around the house, in the garden and with the kids tests. Nothing artistic but it is usual things I do and give me a feeling for every lens.

The lens is nicely small and solid, but a least my copy has a focus ring that is not optimal. Well damped but not for small movements. Something like a mix between the ais105 and the ai105. Fine precise focus is still possible because the lens is a 3.5. But it needs some getting used to.
The macro ring is kind of weirdly done, it is not immediate to enable it with one hand. But after I got used, it is quite a neat thing.

Optically, as expected this is not as good as any of the other lenses we discussed so far. On the positive side it is very well behaved for distortion, loca and ca. I was impressed actually. Very clean. OOF transition is slow and nice. Bokeh generally pleasing for such a slow lens. But it is sensitive to light points resulting in few doughnuts. Not disturbing but they are there.

The lens lacks the sharpness and resolution of all lenses we have discussed so far. This is more evident at high iso somehow. Please note I use a d800. I believe a d700 would give better results here.

On my camera I needed to declare it as a 105/3.5 for correct exposure. Otherwise it overexposed between 2/3 and 1 stop. No big deal.

All this said, I paid this one 30 euros ... For this price and given also its small size, this lens is a winner walk around when high quality is not necessary or when, in my case, I forgot the V1 home.

Now I need to make sure I get hold of a nikkor H85 and I need to wait for my 135/2.8. After this MF acquisition syndrome is done for the moment .... I hope.



Jul 24, 2014 at 06:02 AM
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Stormy day here in the PNW. Rained more today than in the last 2 months combined.

135/2 AIS and 400/5.6 ED-AI




  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/4.0    1/2000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/16.0    1/8000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    400mm    f/11.0    1/250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D800    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    135mm    f/4.0    1/250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 24, 2014 at 07:58 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Just noticed our old friend Monty is shooting a Fuji XT1...wonder what happened to his Nikon kit?


Fortunately for the world Monty is capable of getting fine images using a Coke bottle for a lens and Polaroids for capturing the image. I'll have to go find his current hang-out.

Do wish he still shot MF Nikkors . . . .



Jul 24, 2014 at 08:03 AM
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kwoodard wrote:
Not a bit. I need to try setting it at 50mm to see if it exposes properly. It was off a bit. -0.7 or so.


I have a question on how the registry of a zoom lens can affect the exposure.
My understanding may be way off, but doesn't the camera look through the lens to see how much light it is letting in (it always looks at the widest aperture) so it then uses that light to evaluate the metering calculating from the max to the set aperture how to expose when the lens is stopped down at the moment you take the shot.

Since the zoom lens is aready zoomed in or out to the desited length when the camera does the metering, would the registered focal length have any impact? I would have thought it wouldn't matter as long as the registered aperture is correct.

Is there someone who actually knows about these things able to correct my understanding?

Thanks,
Mark.



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