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Thanks for the reply, Leighton.


Oct 17, 2014 at 05:41 PM
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Thanks everyone

Wow Z and Andy !
Nice shot Jose .Ken and Rafael


If it is to big I downsize it ?


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mmm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Oct 17, 2014 at 05:42 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
The 50/1.8AIS is heavier than the E and John hikes a lot and needs to save as many ounces as possible.


What I really need to do is lose about 20 lbs then I could carry even more camera gear up the sides of these mountains

Well, summer is officially over here in the PNW and our nice fall seems to have faded into the ubiquitous rain, so sunsets and mountain climbs are done for a little while until some snow builds up and we can start some winter hikes/climbs/skiing.



Oct 17, 2014 at 06:45 PM
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Hey all. I am in a bind. I need to sell my 300/4.5 AI like yesterday. Anyone have an interest in it? Something I have been searching 11 years for, I found one in excellent shape and don't want to lose it. PM me. Selling it for what I paid, $200 shipped.


Oct 17, 2014 at 09:54 PM
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A closer view of the rainbow at Wallaman Falls courtesy of the 105/2.5P @ f11

_AGM6520 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy

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Oct 17, 2014 at 11:37 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
NMFAS alert:

for macro aficionados, this is a must:
the rare/elusive preset Micro-NIKKOR 1:3.5 f=5.5cm:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VERY-RARE-MICRO-NIKKOR-5-5CM-55MM-F3-5-PRESET-LENS-1-1-F-MOUNT-AV-/121440673759?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c466d9fdf

relatively "cheap", since most go over US$ 1,600.00

Pristine-like, Rafael's collection deserves one


Was Curtis the Devil? Jose is filling in his absence.

I Could buy it. If I had not recently bought a 135 2.0. a 180 ED, two 35 1.4, a 20mm UD, and who knows what else, it would be a no brainer.

I am preocuppied with the 35 1.4N right now. I am happy because it definitely has Thorium and is yellow, which is what I wanted.

Tested it to exhaustion against the 608XXX ~ 2008 lens, the N must be 1972, 36 years earlier.

The conclusion is that the old lens is sharper, but not inherently, it is so because the new one is defective, an element must be decentered or misaligned in a way that makes the left side focus significantly further than the center, enough that the lens has to be closed to f/8 before you cannot notice anymore. I knew this when I bought the lens and chose to keep it. At closer distances, such as taking photos of a car this defect is not noticeable.

Here are the most representative test shots, it is really hard to compare correctly with changing clouds and sensitivity to focus at 1.4. The samples are at 1.4 and 5.6. The color will tell you which lens is which as the Thorium shows.

Conclusion, the old lens is better, I think it is better than my 46Xxxx ais too, but need to do that test.

White balance manual at cloudy.

Left lens compared to center one, the new one looks totally new, the misalignment must be a factory defect.

I will not apologize for size, in two years we will all be using 4K Monitors.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 N and ais on F FTN F2 and F2 SB from top by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais series 608xxx at 1.4 uneven sharpness across the frame decentered affecting left side by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 N at 1.4 even sharpness across the frame by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais series 608xxx at 5.6 uneven sharpness across the frame decentered affecting left side by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 N at 5.6 remarkable sharpness across the frame by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Finally, this is the same 35 1.4N photo at 5.6 with WB autocorrected. I will say that though I have bought 3 35 1.4s, they fail to excite me in the way that a 20mm UD or a 55 1.2 does.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 N at 5.6 with WB corrected by Rafael CA, on Flickr


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Oct 17, 2014 at 11:45 PM
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Thanks for the likes and kind comments.

Beautiful shots from everyone, some to note:

John's 45/2.8 sample shots;
Andy's pano & rich colours sea/sky scapes (loved both colour & BW versions);
Davidīs sunset;
Georg's 105/1.8 sample shots;
Philippe's old car framing;
Ronny's superb damselfly close up;
Rafael, I am just a very humble disciple of the devil
BTW, very interesting comparison of the 35/1.4s; my 35/1.4 NC copy has the thorium yellow cast too.


This is to show that for some guys one fruit is not enough!
Both with the D7100 at the 1.3x crop mode (birds always need more reach!):


One fruit is not enough for this Fawn-breasted Tanager by labecoaves, on Flickr

Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais EDIF + tripod, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/400s; ~ 60% crop.



One fruit is not enough for this male Burnished-buff Tanager by labecoaves, on Flickr

Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais EDIF + tripod, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/500s; ~ 50% crop.



Oct 18, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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800mm on DX - 1200mm - plus 1.3 crop mode is 1560mm, and 50% crop of that is a 3120mm lens equivalent Why not the TC-16a in the mix for a near 5000mm shot?


Oct 18, 2014 at 12:34 AM
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I am still finding some panoramas in my summer Sierra images - another view of Lake of the Lone Indian here with the 20mm on tripod, 7 vertical frames on D600

update April 2015 - this has for some reason become my most viewed image on Flickr - with over 400% more views than the next image. Some place has been using the picture and I have no idea how to track down that site...

all f/8.0 1/125s ISO 100


Shoreline panorama Lake of the Lone Indian

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Oct 18, 2014 at 12:36 AM
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Same lens, different lake (just a few hours down the trail from the above one)

4 horizontal frames with 20mm f/3.5 on tripod, polarizer, D600

f/8.0 1/80s ISO 100


Grassy Lake panorama



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I tested out 3 different 35/2 Ai-S lenses this week and there were all very average I thought. I'm not sure if I was unlucky or it's just not a very good lens. I also found that this lens is MUCH better up close than at infinity. I really saw no difference between the 35/2 and the 35/2.5 Series E I have. Pretty disappointing ... very average lens I thought. f2 was awful and f2.8 was pretty bad as well. F8 seems to be the sweet spot for this lens and ever there the corners aren't great. I can't spend my life @ f/8 so I'll be looking for a 35/1.4 Ai-s today


Oct 18, 2014 at 01:23 AM
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rattymouse wrote:
Well, my Nikon FM2n cost $150. Compare that to a Df or D810. There's savings to be had shooting film. My bottle of Kodak HC-110 cost $40 and has lasted me all year long developing film. It cost me under 20 cents per roll to develop my own film using dilution E (2% in water). I pay a few bucks to have my film scanned since I'm lazy and don't want to buy a scanner here in China, although that might change since I shot many photos in Hong Kong that are VERY politically sensitive (the protests). I don't want
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Looking forward to seeing your protest pics, Tom. This is the first day I'll be able to get out there in a month after my achilles op and even now I'm hobbling around but I want to visit some of the sites. It's funny that China say that the protest means nothing to them and but still they have been on a website blocking rampage over the last few weeks. I think they are terrified and hopefully it spreads to the mainland soon. I hope you are getting paid a lot of money to work there. No offence intended, but over the last 5 years I have grown to absolutely hate the place and most things about it. I can see the culture even starting to change here in HK over the last 5 years due to the massive amount of mainlanders we get visiting. Thankfully I'm only over there 1-2 times a year these days. The hatred of mainlanders by Hong Kongers is the worst I've ever seen it. They have zero respect when visiting HK so I don't blame the HK people.

I really strongly recommend getting a dedicated 35mm scanner considering the amount of analog photography you do. I picked up a Nikon LS-50 a while back and am over the moon with it. They come up in the HK classifieds every month or so for around $5-6000 HKD. I can keep keep an eye out for you if you want.




Oct 18, 2014 at 01:43 AM
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deang001 wrote:
I tested out 3 different 35/2 Ai-S lenses this week and there were all very average I thought. I'm not sure if I was unlucky or it's just not a very good lens. I also found that this lens is MUCH better up close than at infinity. I really saw no difference between the 35/2 and the 35/2.5 Series E I have. Pretty disappointing ... very average lens I thought. f2 was awful and f2.8 was pretty bad as well. F8 seems to be the sweet spot for this lens and ever there the corners aren't great. I can't spend
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Although I just stated my lack of passion for using the 35 1.4, it is a highly competent lens from 2.0 on up, and capable of excellent results at 1.4 when used well.

This is the 608xxx series that shows uneven focus plane, that did not affect this photo at 1.4.

new 35mm 1.4 608XXX D3 1967 Grand Street Cruising Grand 2014 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Oct 18, 2014 at 01:50 AM
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I love my 35mm 1.4 AIS. It is my favorite lens and shines every time I take it out.

D600 ISO 12800 @ 2.8



D600 ISO 6400 @ 2.8



D600 ISO 180 @2.8




Oct 18, 2014 at 02:00 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Although I just stated my lack of passion for using the 35 1.4, it is a highly competent lens from 2.0 on up, and capable of excellent results at 1.4 when used well.

This is the 608xxx series that shows uneven focus plane, that did not affect this photo at 1.4.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/14902547980_d4e65d7854_h.jpgnew 35mm 1.4 608XXX D3 1967 Grand Street Cruising Grand 2014 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


That's pretty good @ 1.4, Rafael.

Yeah, that's the feeling I get from reading about the lens as well. From f/2 onward it's very good. Around the f4-5.6 mark it's simply incredible. In any case if you like the 35mm perspective it seems this is your only real high quality choice in the Nikon MF line up. I'll visit some shops today and see what exorbitant prices they are asking for EX condition 35/1.4's today



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Oct 18, 2014 at 02:09 AM
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MDoc9523 wrote:

I love my 35mm 1.4 AIS. It is my favorite lens and shines every time I take it out.

D600 ISO 12800 @ 2.8

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v119/p542221810-5.jpg


D600 ISO 6400 @ 2.8

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s10/v101/p488153795-5.jpg


D600 ISO 180 @2.8

http://raysteele.zenfolio.com/img/s5/v132/p296949028-5.jpg


Nice Ray !! Looks pretty good at night.

It seems like a lens with a lot of personality through out the apertures. Looking forward to getting acquainted with it. The bokeh still scares me a bit though



Oct 18, 2014 at 02:12 AM
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Pegg's Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
I was told it is the most photographed lighthouse in the world
There were at least 1000 people there when we were and my guess is a low estimate
Thank goodness it is a large area

Reagan






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/11.0    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/11.0    1/320s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    28mm    f/11.0    1/250s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  






  NIKON D700    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    105mm    f/11.0    1/400s    200 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Oct 18, 2014 at 02:26 AM
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Ahem......Image #2


Oct 18, 2014 at 02:37 AM
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Objection taken care of

R



Oct 18, 2014 at 02:40 AM
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Just thought I'd get it in before Leighton or Curtis came along.

Best shot of the 4 too



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