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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12793
Country: United States

Wonderful set Roberto and directly on point for John. The first two shots are quite delicious. Thanks.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12793
Country: United States

Great work Philippe. Black and white is perfect for highlighting all the lovely angles you capture. I'm aware as color drains out of my world that shooting black and white becomes very appealing, which calls forth attention to graphical elements. I've enjoyed that kind of shooting and this work is definitely inspiring.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7562
Country: United States

Nicely done, Kev. Hope the big ole storm doesn't do big ole damage.

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_5185 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_5183 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

When you have ripples on your mind you find more. These are with the 400 5.6 AIS.

Samy



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7562
Country: United States

Matt, hope the steroid shots work wonders. and WOW on the eyes in this shot!

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



MJO_2585 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


Matt



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12793
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!



I know you wish to avoid surgery and with Monty, I'm hoping for the best from the treatment proposed. Dealing with pain can be very debilitating since it captures your attention so powerfully. I'll keep my fingers crossed as well, knowing that however this unfolds, you have the strength to meet it.

The image certainly demonstrates the capability of this wonderful lens, but I can't help but ponder the fact this lovely young girl has opted for eyeliner and mascara rather than present her beauty in its natural state. Kids are growing up too fast, in my opinion, captured by the fantasies offered in the media that tend to sexualize just about everything. I know there is no putting this particular genie back in the bottle, but I know this route can easily lead to disappointment and unhappiness. Of course, I'm generalizing. I hope this young woman has a wonderful life. Now I'll get off my soapbox...



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4701
Country: United States

Hanna the new receptionist at Webex. She is working fulltime white going to school to become a mechanical designer!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5678
Country: United States

rolubich wrote:
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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Thanks Ron and Roberto for the feedback on the 105/4.

Nice images Roberto!

John


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

One more on ripples. The second image is a vulture that was circling. Both with the 400 5.6 AIS.

Samy



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

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


Gee Monty, just as well it wasn't a bad hair day



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4016
Country: South Africa

Curtis, I like "dem apples"

Kevin, The leaves are lovely

Matt, excelent portrait. Hope the health issues are sorted soon.

Roberto, nice use of that lens - good resolution IMO

Phillippe, great perspective turning the common into art. Well done.

Samy, love the ripples and vulture.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5678
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Curtis, thinking about your picture from San Rafael I just had to crawl really deep into my archive.
Here's a vacation-snap, taken with the Ais 135/2 on my old Nikon D1.
This 2.7-megapixel-wonder wasn't exactly built for MF-Nikkor-users and in this case I've managed to overexpose the scene by a healthy amount.
But family and friends liked this picture for it's artistic look :-)


Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
overexposed resund bridge, taken shortly after it's inauguration 2000, Nikon D1, Ais 135/2



I rarely do this, but of all the wonderful images on this thread of late, this image by Georg really stands out to me. Composition, color (or lack thereof), etc.

Goes to show that you can make a fantastic image with an "obsolete" DSLR and a 30 year old MF lens. It's the photographer, not the gear!

Well done!



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 836
Country: Switzerland

Baby Margot hit her 2 month milestone a couple of days ago. Time's flying! She smiles regularly now, and has started holding her head up, if not terribly steadily yet. 105mm f/1.8 AI-s, wide open.


Building them neck muscles by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2348
Country: Romania

montym wrote:
Hanna the new receptionist at Webex. She is working fulltime white going to school to become a mechanical designer!


Monty! Webex still runs Windows XP... ))



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2348
Country: Romania

Need your advice guys... I have all the lenses I need and even more... but I have a chance to purchase a 180/2.8 AI - obviously non ED version with $200. It has very clean glass but with some marks on the body, some little scratches, etc... What would you do?



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4701
Country: United States

Club Photo Shoot this morning. IT was foggy out!
Tiny lens on the camera



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 836
Country: Switzerland

I would pass, Mihai. If you want the focal length hold out for an ED AI-s copy!



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

Back to the Chesapeake Bay in a little better conditions just the wrong time of day. First image I don't have to tell you what it was shot with a dead giveaway. 2nd is with the 50 1.2 AI 3rd is the 75-150E and the last with the 20-3.5 UD. The group is the birdwatchers and they are a much stranger bunch than we are by far. I remarked to them the place was quite devoid of birds and got some very deadpan looks.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

Found one more from today's excursion. This reminds me a bit of scenes from Battle of Britain movies, with Luftwaffe bombers blanketing the skies.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

Easy answer, don't say that on this thread. They will all egg you on.


Mishu01 wrote:
Need your advice guys... I have all the lenses I need and even more... but I have a chance to purchase a 180/2.8 AI - obviously non ED version with $200. It has very clean glass but with some marks on the body, some little scratches, etc... What would you do?



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