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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

They gave me some ice cream after Sue spilled the beans about it being my birthday, but guess who ate most of it?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9607
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
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

Love this shot now, as much as I did when you first posted it.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

And for Monty I have to post at least one BW shot from my birthday... this is inside Brix. Most folks opt for the patio when whether is good so these tables were waiting for the dinner crowd. Shot with the 35 f/1.4 AI-s.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3489
Country: Germany

CGrindahl wrote:
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


Ha, Curtis, I've recognized the lens before reading the caption!
Fantastic image and yes, I love this special bokeh!



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 886
Country: United States

Happy Birthday! I prefer Oban.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3489
Country: Germany

One from work today - I wish I had a 85mm with me, the 105 was a tad long:

Unloading rotor blades at the harbour - 105/1.8



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4094
Country: United States

Curtis was nice enough to send me an old FA to run some film through when I get some time. So since I'm waiting to head out to another rainy and now COLD Football game. I thought I'd point the D4 and 85MM F1.4 at it and share his fine camera with the 55MM F1.2 AI mounted on it.

Film cameras are tiny. Even with small hands I feel like I'm going to drop it. I know now why people put motordrives and grips on these old things.


MJO_5060 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt



Rinie Hoff
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
Total Posts: 1578
Country: Netherlands

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.


You can still turn away....,
It sounds like me, bought a 50 mm f/1.8 so that I could play again online and with photo's with my friend Curtis. I said that that was going to be the only lens I was going to buy and see where I am now. A lot of MF lenses, also a couple of real fast ones.
There are a couple of devils here who really like to help you spend your money
But it's worth it, and truth be told, it's a great place to hang out!



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 886
Country: United States

like the photo of the rotor blades. and the isolated areas of color really pop!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
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...


Love this shot now, as much as I did when you first posted it.


You haven't seen THIS shot before Leighton, though I may have posted one similar to it last year. I uploaded the file two days ago after deciding to upgrade my Picasa account. But I'll be honest, I had to go back to check just to make certain my sieve like memory was accurate...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

Matt OHarver wrote:
Curtis was nice enough to send me an old FA to run some film through when I get some time. So since I'm waiting to head out to another rainy and now COLD Football game. I thought I'd point the D4 and 85MM F1.4 at it and share his fine camera with the 55MM F1.2 AI mounted on it.

Film cameras are tiny. Even with small hands I feel like I'm going to drop it. I know now why people put motordrives and grips on these old things.


MJO_5060 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt


I have to laugh Matt. I'm loaning you a camera on which you've mounted one of the lenses I sold you... I guess we have a full service operation going on here...



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1633
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
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


That's a really nice shot, Curtis ... as are the others with the 35/1.4. Nice to see it been given some love. It's a very distinctive lens when shot open. Looks like a nice birthday you had



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3489
Country: Germany

Matt OHarver wrote:
Curtis was nice enough to send me an old FA to run some film through when I get some time. So since I'm waiting to head out to another rainy and now COLD Football game. I thought I'd point the D4 and 85MM F1.4 at it and share his fine camera with the 55MM F1.2 AI mounted on it.

Film cameras are tiny. Even with small hands I feel like I'm going to drop it. I know now why people put motordrives and grips on these old things.

...

Matt


Matt, in my experience the motordrives proved to be handy to keep TV-guys at a distance (Nikon's old MD's are loouud :-).



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

Thanks Dean. My wishes for a birthday are very simple, a day with Sue and lunch at a nice restaurant. Since I always have my camera with me, there will doubtless be a few photos taken as well. And yes, the 35 deserves a bit of attention as well. I tend toward the 28 f/2 AI-s but seeing so many of Georg's shots with a 35 inspired me to put it in the camera bag. Here's another...


That is Brix in the background.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13365
Country: United States

Georg, you may have wanted a wider lens but you made great use of the 105 in that shot. First rate work, which is what we've come to expect from you. You certainly find you way to some very interesting venues. I guess that comes with being a working pro. Love this one.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1633
Country: China

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.


Greetings ! I think you will be very happy with 50/1.4 Ai-S. I had it for a while before getting the f/1.2 version of the 50mm and really loved it. I have the 50 1.4g but can't compare as I hardly never use it I can tell you that the Ai-S version probably focuses faster ! If you are shooting Full Frame and want a trio of superb & affordable lenses, the 28/2.8, 50/1.4 and 105/2.5 are impossible to beat in my opinion.

While IQ is probably up there with their modern AF counterparts, the actual experience and satisfaction of shooting with these lenses is the real surprise waiting for you. It's much more intimate and engaging.

Good luck with your first purchase.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 320
Country: Netherlands

Georg, the black and white dwarf monkey with the 35 1.4 is awesome!



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4094
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Matt OHarver wrote:
Curtis was nice enough to send me an old FA to run some film through when I get some time. So since I'm waiting to head out to another rainy and now COLD Football game. I thought I'd point the D4 and 85MM F1.4 at it and share his fine camera with the 55MM F1.2 AI mounted on it.

Film cameras are tiny. Even with small hands I feel like I'm going to drop it. I know now why people put motordrives and grips on these old things.


Matt


I have to laugh Matt. I'm loaning you a camera on which you've mounted one of the lenses I sold you... I guess we have a full service operation going on here...



Well your store is certainly packed with a lot of equipment! I'm sure nearly everyone here has something from you.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1633
Country: China

JimmyChoo wrote:
Dean, I like your image of the 2 faded boats. Was this in a
marina in HongKong Harbour? Each time I was in HKG I
used to stay at a hotel that overlooked the marina where the
Noon Gun is, Causeway Bay. And I could see that the water in the marina is
black in colour, just like in your picture.

The picture of the dried fish also reminds me of salted fish
which is what it is in your picture. Have you eaten such
salted fish? It is usually fried. When frying the smell is so
strong that your neighbours 10 houses away will know. It is a
bit like frying the strongest cheese you can find; only that
folks 3-5 houses away would detect it. Salted fish is a
delicacy to the locals there as well as in Singapore and Malaysia.


Hello Jimmy (not sure if that is your real name) - thank's for the compliment.

Nice to see another from the area on this thread.

The boats were shot way out in the New Territories in Sai Kung, where funny enough I am off to in a couple of hours again to meet a friend for the day. Thanks for mentioning the "noon gun" ... it's something I have been meaning to shoot but always forget about.

I haven't eaten the salted fish before, not here anyway. It must be very popular because it's drying everywhere.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1633
Country: China

Oosty wrote:
Four of the "Big 5" - no leopards seen and every cat was fast asleep and not in a good position for a pic


Great shots, Peter. You must have millions of shots to go through

B&W really suits the buffalo shot.

Keep them coming !!



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