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montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4711
Country: United States

Mountws1 wrote:
Hi folks,

First, I just want to say that this thread is amazing. I've been viewing it in recent weeks/months and the pics/discussion are just wonderful. I've yet to purchase my first MF lens, but it probably won't be too much longer.

I was wondering if you could tell me about the quality of the 50mm 1.4 ai-s? KEH currently has copies for < $200 and I figure I can't beat that price. I'm just wondering if the IQ of the lens is comparable to the more modern AF 1.4g and 1.8g lenses. Thanks so much.



Welcome to the club

I have a 50mm f1.8 AI-s, I think it is a sharp lens and the price cannot be beat....

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK06000025000N?r=FE

Monty



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4711
Country: United States

Yes, we do "f" things up at work. Thankfully this was not mine phew!!!
This is one of 10 journals that needed rework.
Stainless Steel PH17-4
~10inches in diameter...
Expensive stuff...
Very expensive mistake

Monty



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 847
Country: United States

Hmmm....this looks hard, and then, after she nailed it! And even Turd can play.

No noise reduction ( ;-) do not know how) and JPEG.



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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and what is this?



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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saph wrote:
Hope these aren't too many in a row, just had too much fun with the 180.

The first one is a leaf that was suspended from a spiderweb. It was spinning so it was a patient wait to catch it turning into the sunbeam.

The next are more play with bokeh and fall color.

Samy


Great set of images, really showing off the capabilities of this desert island lens. Wonderful colors this time of year in your neck of the woods. Great warmth melded with buttery bokeh will win every time!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Georg, great shots from the zoo.

28 2.8 ais :



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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very cool shot. took me a while to get oriented.



stedge
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btw, Monty, can you explain in layman's terms what was happening and why? Is that part of a press?



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
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Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Georg, great shots from the zoo.

28 2.8 ais :



Very cool!
I'd like it in my back yard



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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stedge wrote:
and what is this?


Uh oh...this doesn't look good.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Georg, great shots from the zoo.

28 2.8 ais :

montym wrote:
Very cool!
I'd like it in my back yard


+1



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MDoc9523 wrote:

Leighton the church shot is wonderful HDR?

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Ray. No, this wasn't an HDR. It's a actually just a jpeg right out of the camera with a little adjustment in LR.


Ray, I just realized that that image was a RAW file and not a jpeg. Sorry I lied to you.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:

Leighton the church shot is wonderful HDR?

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Ray. No, this wasn't an HDR. It's a actually just a jpeg right out of the camera with a little adjustment in LR.


Ray, I just realized that that image was a RAW file and not a jpeg. Sorry I lied to you.


My memory isn't what it used to be either Leighton...

I think confusion rather than prevarication is evident here. New camera, changing software, hundreds of photos to test out lenses... All good.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9265
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:

Leighton the church shot is wonderful HDR?

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Ray. No, this wasn't an HDR. It's a actually just a jpeg right out of the camera with a little adjustment in LR.

leighton w wrote:
Ray, I just realized that that image was a RAW file and not a jpeg. Sorry I lied to you.

CGrindahl wrote:
My memory isn't what it used to be either Leighton...

I think confusion rather than prevarication is evident here. New camera, changing software, hundreds of photos to test out lenses... All good.


A mind is a terrible thing to waste. I'm afraid I wasted mine a LONG time ago!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Too much Heinekin...

You need to move up to micro-brewery beer...



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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single malt. less bloating.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9265
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Too much Heinekin...

You need to move up to micro-brewery beer...


Do you have a secret camera on me? I'm sitting here right now having one before supper.



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
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nice fall colors, Samy



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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stedge wrote:
single malt. less bloating.


Lagavulin...16 years.. Islay all the way...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13079
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Too much Heinekin...

You need to move up to micro-brewery beer...


Do you have a secret camera on me? I'm sitting here right now having one before supper.


I heard it through the grapevine...


35 f/1.4 AI-s



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