Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

jhinkey wrote:
Don't believe I posted these yet. Many more to go . . .

200/4 AIS



fantastic John....I really love that heavy crop.

it's eerie how even at that distance you can see the ropes coming down from the mast - well done

ben



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2489
Country: United States

markhout wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
Finally got around to checking my new acquisition: the 5.8cm 1.4. This is purely a historical buy, could not resist the combination of price an condition with original filter and shade. To celebrate most of my 'normal' lenses attended a party:
50mm 2.0, 5.8 cm 1,4, 50mm 1.4 SC, 55mm 1.2 ai, 55 mm 1.2 s and 50mm 1.2 ais.


Congrats Rafael!

I am interesting in your (and anyone's) take on the 50 and 55mm 1.2 lenses. I am looking to shoot wide open only portraits, with flare and dream-like bokeh. The center should be tack sharp though. Which 50/55mm 1.2 lens would you recommend?

Thanks!

If this is the look you want (recently posted photo) I recommend 55mm 1.2 SC or AI:


nikkor nikon 55mm 1.2 D3 Dia de los Muertos San Luis Rey de Francia mission by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This one was with the 55mm 1.2 S

Aaron Nikkor 55mm f1.2 f/1.2 1:1.2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Mark I was the only manual focus buff there
Jose those BIF's are fantastic! I know how difficult that can be
Thank you Ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Mishu01 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Mishu01 wrote:
Here are some images with Nocton, all wide open. I am very pleased with the green dot accuracy on D600. At least with Nocton it is more precise than in D700 when I was unable to rely on it at f/1.2.


Mihai, I love your work with the 45mm. I too have found that the green dot is VERY accurate, much better than my D7000 was.


Thanks Leighton!

Here are two more images with Nocton, this time I used it more appropriate, I think....

Stopped down a bit the lens is definitely sharper and renders better the colours...
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wow Mihai - those 2 portraits shots are incredible. The blur looks like it was taken with a much longer lens but at the same time you can tell it's something shorter up close - what a great effect. The B&W works well too.
ben



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Country: United States

This little sumac caught my attention...







MikeW
Registered: Dec 06, 2009
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Grey, wet & foggy here...




leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MikeW wrote:
Grey, wet & foggy here...


Mike I really like this one, well done.



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

bruni wrote:


wow Mihai - those 2 portraits shots are incredible. The blur looks like it was taken with a much longer lens but at the same time you can tell it's something shorter up close - what a great effect. The B&W works well too.
ben


Thanks Ben. Actually the guy was very close to me, talking to me and to another guy at my left. It was almost the MFD for the lens. I took my camera and I did a couple of shots... without any warning... I am a hunter and I try to steal images.



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

MikeW wrote:
Grey, wet & foggy here...




I do not like this kind of weather but I love your picture!



bmwrider75
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 391
Country: Canada

leighton w wrote:
MikeW wrote:
Grey, wet & foggy here...


Mike I really like this one, well done.


+1. Awesome shot.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

MikeW wrote:
Grey, wet & foggy here...




Love it!



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

MDoc9523 wrote:
Ok I go on Vacation for two little weeks and 61 pages have gone by along with more new members to the thread. It might take me a while to read all of that! We've had a great time over the last two weeks with a lot of photos taken. Here's one that I really liked. I call it " The Photographer" Taken with my D7000 and the 16mm 3.5 F8 1/200 This is a down payment on many hours of editing to follow



What a beautiful shot !!



bmwrider75
Registered: Feb 09, 2008
Total Posts: 391
Country: Canada



This one was with the 55mm 1.2 S

Aaron Nikkor 55mm f1.2 f/1.2 1:1.2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Rafael;

You don't need all your 55/1.2's, do you??

Great shots. I need one of those lenses.

Ok, "want".

dc



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
We're having lovely autumn weather. Here's a panorama i created in Photoshop from four images taken this afternoon at the edge of San Francisco Bay not for from the entrance of San Quentin penitentiary with the 180 f/2.8 AI-s mounted I've shared photos of the San Rafael-Richmond bridge before. The image is 1600 pixels wide. Enjoy.


On the left you see tanks used by the Chevron refinery located on the opposite side of the hill. You can make out a tanker to the right of the bridge. There is a dock for off-laoding tankers at that location. Super tankers are not permitted to enter San Francisco Bay so there are smaller tankers that run out to the larger ship and then return with the crude oil to be refined by Chevron.


Spectacular, Curtis !! That's the best view of the bridge I have even seen. Very well done !!



MikeW
Registered: Dec 06, 2009
Total Posts: 1994
Country: Canada

Thanks guys I used my 21mm ZF mostly so can't post here



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

waysaz wrote:
So here's a couple of my gymnasts from way back in the Dark Ages - good times with big glass and push Kodachrome 200. Even got to shoot at 1/500th now and then.



Nancy ... you are a super star !!! What amazing images ... & on film !!!!! They are terrific images.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

montym wrote:
Margaret is visiting. SHe is on hew way back to Minneapolis. Yeah!!!!! After living in Chicago for 3 months she is happy to be returning "home"

ANd the good news is....


Nice image Rocky might be upset at the loss of company but perhaps he is an "attention seeking missile" like our dog and will be pleased at the lack of competition !



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Laura - great stuff with Nikki ... you have done her proud !! The sunsets and cats were wonderful.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

asiostygius wrote:
It is difficult, but far from impossible: BIF with manual focusing lenses!
Inspired by Ron and Ray BIFs, I managed to capture this Southern Crested Caracara flying. Burst mode was activated and after 5 shots, this was the better.

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~40% cropped.

And a Burrowing Owl shortly before landing:

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~30% cropped.


For sure the faster IF focusing helped a lot with these BIFs, something harder to get with the 400/5.6ED non IF.


Incredible work, Jose !! You have great skill.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

asiostygius wrote:
It is difficult, but far from impossible: BIF with manual focusing lenses!
Inspired by Ron and Ray BIFs, I managed to capture this Southern Crested Caracara flying. Burst mode was activated and after 5 shots, this was the better.

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~40% cropped.

And a Burrowing Owl shortly before landing:

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~30% cropped.


For sure the faster IF focusing helped a lot with these BIFs, something harder to get with the 400/5.6ED non IF.


Incredible work, Jose !! You have great skill.



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