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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7836
Country: United States

oh, and keh is running a sale, free shipping on LN-bodies and lenses including refurbished, and free shipping on all accessories, virtually anything that isn't a lens or camera... says you can use both, and get free ground fedex



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

CGrindahl wrote:
Monty... 85mm is YOUR focal length. You keep impressing us with excellent work. Street photography can be a challenge, but you definitely are handling it well. I really enjoy your BW images.


THanks!
I wonder if the 55mm will unseat my 85mm?

Here are a couple more from my trip downdown.
Waiting to cross the street



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13308
Country: United States

I certainly enjoy the 55 Monty, but for street photography, I prefer longer lenses. My guess is you'll get great use out of them both.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13308
Country: United States

So this is likely the 44,444th post of this thread. How sweet is that?

I'll drop a photo in for the fun of it... this is a photography website after all...

Shot with the 105 f/1.8 AI-s. Last apples of the season.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3049
Country: United States

Last day before the storm... Big ole storm is supposed to roll through and with it we will lose all the Fall colors... Here are a few last images.

Series E 50mm f/1.8

Both taken at f/2


DSC_5185 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_5183 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6107
Country: United States

Have any of you had any experience with the 105/4 AIS Micro? Bjorn rates it very highly.
Sometimes when I'm out in the woods with my 105/2.5 AIS I try to use it for some closeups and, well, it's a challenge w/o tubes.

Gosh, there's a plethora of 105mm MF lenses out there:

105/1.8
105/2.5
105/2.8 Micro
105/4 Micro

How's the 105/4 micro at infinity? Some macro lenses are stellar at infinity.

The MFNAS keeps on rolling . . .



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

kwoodard wrote:
Last day before the storm... Big ole storm is supposed to roll through and with it we will lose all the Fall colors... Here are a few last images.

Series E 50mm f/1.8

Both taken at f/2

DSC_5183 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Sweet bokeh



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

Dudes in from of the coffee shop. Well at least one dude...



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4911
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
I'd say that over the two plus years this thread has been in existence there have been perhaps two or three folks who were bent out of shape when I played police man regarding the decision to limit this thread to Nikon glass on Nikon cameras. We even had a discussion about the subject on the thread at one time since the title of the thread had led to occasional confusion. The consensus was that keeping the thread for Nikon cameras only would avoid potential conflict. It was at that time that I amended the first post in the thread to make clear our intention. That hasn't stopped folks from showing up from time to time with Zeiss lenses and Canon cameras, as well as this person who shoots with a Fuji camera. I generally contact folks via PM and explain matters. Apart from the two or three who felt our rule demeaned them personally, most have been understanding. A few have removed images, though I've never asked for that.

I'd say with over a million and a half views and over forty-four thousand posts, that we've been pretty successful in maintaining a respectful and friendly atmosphere despite "rattymouse's" comments. I agree with comments by others above, that the best way to judge this thread is through participation over time. I'm very happy to be here and my 50 f/1.2 AI-s remains a stellar lens in my kit.


"enjoy"







mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4403
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Paris stock exchange : "Palais Brongniart" with 28 2.8 ais:




Philippe, I like this series, especially the third image. Nice composition.
Scott



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 860
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Have any of you had any experience with the 105/4 AIS Micro? Bjorn rates it very highly.
Sometimes when I'm out in the woods with my 105/2.5 AIS I try to use it for some closeups and, well, it's a challenge w/o tubes.

Gosh, there's a plethora of 105mm MF lenses out there:

105/1.8
105/2.5
105/2.8 Micro
105/4 Micro

How's the 105/4 micro at infinity? Some macro lenses are stellar at infinity.

The MFNAS keeps on rolling . . .


Had the 105 F4 Micro. I thought it was better at other things than it was as a micro lens. It definitely was not in the class as the 55 2.8. I tried it with the PN-11 and quite frankly I thought the 105 2.5 looked better than it did with that setup.



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

Nikki heading to Alan



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

Hey everyone. Wanted to stop in and let you know what I found out. The Dr.'s have decided to do another MRI and then they are going to try a series of Steroid injections into my neck to try and relieve the pain rather then go directly to surgery. So I'm a bit relieved for now and hoping it works.

So tonight I had a studio session and at the end the young lady obliged to let me mount a MF lens for one final shot. So just to prove I can still use them here is one with the 85MM F1.4 on the D4 under studio lights. At F8



MJO_2585 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


Matt



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

Matt OHarver wrote:
Hey everyone. Wanted to stop in and let you know what I found out. The Dr.'s have decided to do another MRI and then they are going to try a series of Steroid injections into my neck to try and relieve the pain rather then go directly to surgery. So I'm a bit relieved for now and hoping it works.

So tonight I had a studio session and at the end the young lady obliged to let me mount a MF lens for one final shot. So just to prove I can still use them here is one with the 85MM F1.4 on the D4 under studio lights. At F8
Matt


Good new Matt!!! My fingers are crossed for you~

Great picture! Very well lit, nice and sharp!



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

montym wrote:
Matt OHarver wrote:
Hey everyone. Wanted to stop in and let you know what I found out. The Dr.'s have decided to do another MRI and then they are going to try a series of Steroid injections into my neck to try and relieve the pain rather then go directly to surgery. So I'm a bit relieved for now and hoping it works.

So tonight I had a studio session and at the end the young lady obliged to let me mount a MF lens for one final shot. So just to prove I can still use them here is one with the 85MM F1.4 on the D4 under studio lights. At F8
Matt


Good new Matt!!! My fingers are crossed for you~

Great picture! Very well lit, nice and sharp!



Thanks Monty. BTW I just checked the tracking and you may want to run to webex in the morning. I'm just saying there might be a 55MM F1.2 waiting for you when the post office delivers.


Matt



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
Total Posts: 2201
Country: United Kingdom

montym wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Monty... 85mm is YOUR focal length. You keep impressing us with excellent work. Street photography can be a challenge, but you definitely are handling it well. I really enjoy your BW images.


THanks!
I wonder if the 55mm will unseat my 85mm?

Here are a couple more from my trip downdown.
Waiting to cross the street



These 2 are from too far away, I feel. I find that street shots need to be almost within touching distance to have any impact.



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

rattymouse wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I'd say that over the two plus years this thread has been in existence there have been perhaps two or three folks who were bent out of shape when I played police man regarding the decision to limit this thread to Nikon glass on Nikon cameras. We even had a discussion about the subject on the thread at one time since the title of the thread had led to occasional confusion. The consensus was that keeping the thread for Nikon cameras only would avoid potential conflict. It was at that time that I amended the first post in the thread to make clear our intention. That hasn't stopped folks from showing up from time to time with Zeiss lenses and Canon cameras, as well as this person who shoots with a Fuji camera. I generally contact folks via PM and explain matters. Apart from the two or three who felt our rule demeaned them personally, most have been understanding. A few have removed images, though I've never asked for that.

I'd say with over a million and a half views and over forty-four thousand posts, that we've been pretty successful in maintaining a respectful and friendly atmosphere despite "rattymouse's" comments. I agree with comments by others above, that the best way to judge this thread is through participation over time. I'm very happy to be here and my 50 f/1.2 AI-s remains a stellar lens in my kit.


"enjoy"







Well, it's a Nikon-mount SLR...

But it makes me wonder why you would like to hang out with a bunch of people as you described:

"I've never seen such amazing arrogance over what sensor someone chooses to shoot with.

Never mind though, continue to believe you're "friendly"."

Paul


Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 3099
Country: United States

Friendly or not

He delivers outstanding images on the Alternative Lens Thread

Reagan



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 140
Country: Italy

jhinkey wrote:
Have any of you had any experience with the 105/4 AIS Micro? Bjorn rates it very highly.
Sometimes when I'm out in the woods with my 105/2.5 AIS I try to use it for some closeups and, well, it's a challenge w/o tubes.

Gosh, there's a plethora of 105mm MF lenses out there:

105/1.8
105/2.5
105/2.8 Micro
105/4 Micro

How's the 105/4 micro at infinity? Some macro lenses are stellar at infinity.

The MFNAS keeps on rolling . . .

rankamateur wrote:
Had the 105 F4 Micro. I thought it was better at other things than it was as a micro lens. It definitely was not in the class as the 55 2.8. I tried it with the PN-11 and quite frankly I thought the 105 2.5 looked better than it did with that setup.


On D700 at infinity my 105mm f/4 AIS micro is quite weak at f/4 but very good stopped down, I don't have samples at infinity, just some close up where I find it very sharp with good bokeh.






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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3037
Country: France

More with the 50 1.8 ais from the shopping centre :



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