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leighton w wrote:
Hey Dean, good to see you on here again. I've been following you on FB so I don't miss your wonderful street shots of HK.

I have the 28mm f2.8 AIS and the 35mm f1.4 AIS. The 28 seems to have consistently "smoother" bokeh than the 35. But it really depends on what's in the background when shooting the 35 that determines how the OOF areas will be rendered. Here's a shot from the other evening using the 35 wide open. As you can see, the OOF area is rather pleasing, at least to my eye. I am finding that
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Hey Leighton.

The OOF areas in that image don't look too bad. Wide open it looks very good actually ... may be a different story on film though. The 28/2.8 has a great rep ... never had one but I love my 28/2. I find the way it renders the OOF areas really nice.

I'm a bit over "people type street shots" atm and I also injured my achilles. Getting an operation next week which will see me out of action for a while unfortunately.



Sep 18, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Great to see you on the thread Dean I imagine life has been busy or we'd have seen you more often. Life definitely has a way of intruding on pleasure... I'm up at 5 a.m. today, not my regular rising time since I'm not a farmer and don't have a full-time job... but there is work to do at Sue's condo AND I know I have to get my car out of the driveway before 7:30 a.m. or I'll be homebound while the contractor paves my road...

I agree with Leighton's comment regarding the 35 f/1.4 AI-s but honestly, I
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Hi Curtis.

Life's always busy but I have been shooting lots although not with Nikon.

Good luck with your work at Sue's condo ... renovations? I see there is lot's of road work going on around your house ... inconvenience but probably nice when they finish.

Thanks for the advice it's what I wanted to hear actually. The 35/2 is probably the way to go. Not sure how much I will use it for hardcore people type street shots though. In any case, lately I am very happy just wandering around my own neighbourhood taking images of stuff instead of actively hunting down people in the Bronx versions of HK

I'm actually selling loads of gear and doing a total re-shuffle and trimming down. I've used everything lately ... M43, Leica, fixed lens film rangefinders, video cameras and the list goes on & on. D800E is going too as it's never used.

I'm most comfortable with Nikon though and I just love my FM2 and want to stay in one system again.

I'm thinking of getting a Df and changing the focusing screen for a better manual focusing experience. I think this cam should have been a lot better than what it is, but you can't complain with that sensor in that nice looking body.



Sep 18, 2014 at 10:56 PM
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pburke wrote:
Four times Alfa Romeo this morning. It was the "Italian Cars Only" feature event - these tiny things mixed it up with the fire breathing Ferrari in the same session, but clearly had their own little race in the back of the pack. Cars like this look faster in corners, because they actually lean at speed. Modern race cars barely show any height difference from side to side even when driven hard through that corner.

All with my investment fund lens, the 600mm f/4.0 AIS on wobbly monopod, all cropped a little to get the faux 1.4X effect



Very nice Peter !!

I have always loved Alfas and owned many.

They are making a comeback in the US lately ... first with the limited ed 8C (my favourite car & also the best sounding car ever made !!!) and now with the 4C which must be the biggest bargain sports car available today.



Sep 18, 2014 at 11:03 PM
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Some temple shots for Reagan ...

FM2 & 105/2.5 Ai-S with Fuji Fortia 50 slide film ... I even used the "manual focus" setting on my Nikon LS-50 to scan these ... so manually focused by a Nikon optic twice

FM2 - 08.13 - Fuji Fortia 50 by Dean G1, on Flickr

FM2 - 08.04 - Fuji Fortia 50 by Dean G1, on Flickr

FM2 - 08.18 - Fuji Fortia 50 by Dean G1, on Flickr

FM2 - 08.23 - Fuji Fortia 50 by Dean G1, on Flickr



Sep 18, 2014 at 11:13 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
Great set Andy... and the lens/tube/converter? Inquiring minds want to know how you get these amazing shots. We'll likely bow down as well... You and Jose are our resident bugmeisters...


Thanks Curtis, if I don't specifically state it's just the usual - 105/2.8 ais micro, PN11 to get to 1:1 and the biggest tube PK13 as per my set up pic.




Sep 18, 2014 at 11:25 PM
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Got a chance to pop in to the thread and really enjoyed the Ken and Reagan duet on the previous page!!!


Sep 18, 2014 at 11:39 PM
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saph wrote:
Got a chance to pop in to the thread and really enjoyed the Ken and Reagan duet on the previous page!!!


+1! A nicely illustrated photo-story.



Sep 18, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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Dean, I've never shot my 35's side by side, but I think the 35/2 Ais is a really good performer. Nothing special or outstanding in every aspect, but a pretty good lens without any really evident flaws.


Sep 18, 2014 at 11:48 PM
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My kind of birding:

Punktlandung in Schmarl by
georgsfoto, on Flickr
Cormorants are not exactly "elegant" birds ;-) 400/3.5 IF-ED at f/5.6


55/1.2 wide open, framed a bit too close (couldn't back off)
Maybe I'll try a smoother version later.



Sep 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM
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Camera porn
Had to keep mine out to take the photo

R


Gotta get myself an 85 1.4 and keep it at least 6 weeks




  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/5.6    1/500s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    85mm    f/2.0    1/200s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




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cadman342001 wrote:
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The great thing is, the winter here at the moment offers a small variety compared to the summer here which is the high humidity hot sticky wet season when lots more bugs appear !

But to be honest, you can find bugs everywhere in the world if you look hard enough, we (humans) just don't bother to look. They reckon that even in a typical suburban english garden there are still many species of insects unknown to science for example.

Andy


I think around 75% of insects are unknown to science & not yet identified. Down here in the south where it is cooler, even in winter you can find bugs...lift up some bark on a tree, peer under a stone, you'll find something.

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Sep 19, 2014 at 12:35 AM
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I like the old signs. A few I took today in the Lomita-Torrance area.

D300, 105mm f2.5 AIS

Where the Coyote gets his TV fixed and Santa Clause gets his beard trimmed.
Coyote and Santa by ric_hammond, on Flickr

B&W conversion in Color FX3-NX2
Western Square by ric_hammond, on Flickr

Kodachrome 64, Color Fx3-NX2
Time to Drink by ric_hammond, on Flickr

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Sep 19, 2014 at 12:43 AM
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Stokesey wrote:
Went off to the MOSI last week .... (Museum of Science and Industry, in Manchester)

Part of the museum is the very first railway station in Manchester, that had a line running to Liverpool.

There is quite a bit of history on this line ....

But these are just a few from my brief visit.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/15092046728_52717ce0bb_b.jpg1535c Liverpool Street Station by Steve of phnart, on Flickr

The old warehouses opposite the station platform. With some goods vehicles parked conveniently.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/15092046908_c32fd8d9e5_b.jpg1527c railway goods by Steve of phnart, on Flickr

Live steam on a small engine that was built for hauling coal at a local power station and has
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Is Thomas, Percy or Toby about?



Sep 19, 2014 at 12:50 AM
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deang001 wrote:
Hey Reagan I could crop but I'd rather compose the shot in cam.

I'll check some lenses out over the weekend.

There's also a Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL II that I've come across while researching. Looks very sharp and super compact. Decisions decisions


I found the 40/2 CV Ultron to be excellent when I had my D300 and I've heard great things about it on FX as well. Wished I'd not sold it.



Sep 19, 2014 at 01:06 AM
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Great to see the Florida trio in action!


Sep 19, 2014 at 01:26 AM
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Reagan, you need to explain what we're looking at with these camera photos. Is this at Marshall's? And are you shooting with Ray's 85 f/1.4 AI-s? Inquiring minds want to know... and yes, the 85 f/1.4 AI-s is definitely a lens worth owning... if only for a little while...


Sep 19, 2014 at 01:28 AM
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Thanks Andy... I'll take it as a given that unless you say otherwise you're shooting with the 105 f/2.8, PN-11 and PK-13. Pretty sweet setup. I've generally not given too much thought to the 105 micro lenses but then I don't do the kind of macro shooting you and Jose share with us. Wonderful work. You have real talent for this... though I enjoy your work without tubes as well. Keep em coming... it will aid in your recovery.


Sep 19, 2014 at 01:30 AM
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I've been playing with the 85mm f1.8 HC. I played with Ben's lens before when it was on the roads but at the time, it was a bit too much pressure trying to get some good shots to post

85mm f1.8 H.C








Sep 19, 2014 at 01:46 AM
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Finally got to play with my Df and some vintage Nikkors.

Here are two with the 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor P (Sonnar type). Both were shot wide-open and are OOC JPEG. The photo of the women was at ISO 3200 and the man at ISO 12,800/

DSC_5910 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

DSC_5925 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



Sep 19, 2014 at 01:47 AM
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Wow, that one of the man at 12,800 looks pretty sweet noise wise


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