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Rinie Hoff
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
Total Posts: 1629
Country: Netherlands

Ohhh, I'm 50 plus pages behind...... Thanks for posting so many, guys ;-)
I finally had a chance to transfer data yesterday. It gave me quite some problems, as I was not able to transfer it from a time machine back up, because of switching Macs. It sucked, and all because I had two partitions on my old macbook.

Well, my photo's are back and Leighton urged me to upload at least one that he saw on my Facebook page. OK, here we go.Taken during ,y stroll through Leiden with a friend.

35mm, f/2.0


This one looks like an old painting ('they' said, and I agree, so I kept it a little bit soft). 50mm. f/1.2. Cropped it a little bit to a panorama format


I'll be back later...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Rinie, good to see you posting images again. You live in a beautiful city. Love the dark sky and reflection in the first one. More please.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thank you Rafael and Scott.

Scott, nice to see another positive testimony (and shots to confirm it) on the 50-135mm;

Rafael, sharp images with the 50-300 f/4.5 ED + TC16A.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Rinie Hoff wrote:
Ohhh, I'm 50 plus pages behind...... Thanks for posting so many, guys ;-)
I finally had a chance to transfer data yesterday. It gave me quite some problems, as I was not able to transfer it from a time machine back up, because of switching Macs. It sucked, and all because I had two partitions on my old macbook.

Well, my photo's are back and Leighton urged me to upload at least one that he saw on my Facebook page. OK, here we go.Taken during ,y stroll through Leiden with a friend.

35mm, f/2.0



I'll be back later...



Rinie, welcome back, and what great shots. I liked particularly the first one with the contrasting colours of deep grey sky vs. houses.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Finally got some time to take a walk with the (new to me) 50-135 3.5. The images are nothing special but I like the how the lens produces contrasty and colorful images wide open. Here are a few snaps. Thanks for looking.
Scott


I hope you like this lens Scott. I'd feel bad if you didn't seeing as how much I talked it up.



Rinie Hoff
Registered: Jul 03, 2005
Total Posts: 1629
Country: Netherlands

Thanks Leighton and Jose!
Leighton, this is not my home town. this is Leiden, it's approximately in between Rotterdam (where I live) and Amsterdam, which is the home town of Paul and Chris.
Rotterdam does not have very much old stuff, as the whole city center was bombed by the Nazis, and it burned for weeks after that.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9318
Country: United States

Rinie, don't be such a stranger. Bummer on the computer difficulties though, glad it's getting sorted out. Don't take too long to be back though, or you'll be another 50+ pages behind...

And love these two photos!

Rinie Hoff wrote:
Ohhh, I'm 50 plus pages behind...... Thanks for posting so many, guys ;-)
I finally had a chance to transfer data yesterday. It gave me quite some problems, as I was not able to transfer it from a time machine back up, because of switching Macs. It sucked, and all because I had two partitions on my old macbook.

Well, my photo's are back and Leighton urged me to upload at least one that he saw on my Facebook page. OK, here we go.Taken during ,y stroll through Leiden with a friend.

I'll be back later...



Lovely, Phillipe!

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Place de la Carrière, Nancy, with 50 1.8 ais :




I do love how the builders used colors on the high rises, rather than just plain old concrete monsters.

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Monty, Mark and Ray (Ohio) for the words.

This additional menacing clouds capture (again a not overdone HDR) is for Monty:
D7000 + 135mm f/2 AI-S (manual focus) + tripod + remote trigger.
ISO 100, f/8 at 1/50s (0EV shot).
3 shots (-2EV, 0EV, +2EV).


I'm actually thinking of finding the ugliest dolls I can and posing them, then sending it to the kids and telling them that's the family photo I'll be printing large...

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Thank you for the comments, and suggestions, I appreciate them very much! I actually do have 20 ft long sync cord for off camera flash, but then things got to messy, so I bought this device that attaches to the flash and allows the pop up flash to set the flash off! I do some off camera flash, I used to have some strobes, alienbee 300, and one Elinchrom 600RX with a beauty dish, and Rotalux Recta 35.5'' X 43'' (90 X 110) sofbox, however, i was carried away, sold them, and bought my current sysytem! I have not mastered bounced off light yet sadly, so for the most part I work around my flash onboard! Not many people around me like having their photo's taken, so I chiefly focus on whatever still ife I have around the house, and some pet's as well! Funny you should mention it, and the flash stands, I so own some, and I have brought them out to test since Friday, in order to practice for Christmas photo's, however, no one want to be my test dummy, or maybe, I should refrain from calling them test dummies? Thanks again, and happy photography!



Beautiful set, Matt.

Matt OHarver wrote:
I had the morning off and with all that happened yesterday in CT. and overnight here(local Sheriff officer ambushed and killed in the line of duty) I took a much needed walk with Brandon to clear my head and spend some time with him. I took the 85MM and the 35MM and the D3s


Matt



Scott, nice set there

mp356 wrote:
Finally got some time to take a walk with the (new to me) 50-135 3.5. The images are nothing special but I like the how the lens produces contrasty and colorful images wide open. Here are a few snaps. Thanks for looking.
Scott



Rafael, you should post these over at MA2A as well.

rafaelcasd wrote:
Samy, I have a modded TC16A, works well with my 180mm, 50-300ED and 400mm EDIF, you have to close the lens to F8 to get good edges, so it is a sunny daylight affair. The focus range is useful and all focus modes work with it. It does not work very well with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF, works well with shorter lenses. Works with D800, D200, D3.

This is with the 50-300mm and TC16A.

D-DAY DOLL by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Executive Sweet by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Cute kid pics, Chuong!

raboof wrote:
Peter, nice sunset image.
Reagan, great to see you're active again.
Scott, I also like the 50-135mm. I think I got it at the same time you got yours. Nice set.


Beautiful soft light Tim.

honorerdieu wrote:
Here's one shot with the PC-E 45mm lens.








asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thanks Laura.

One of the obligatory bird photo tests with a recently acquired telephoto.


Sayaca Tanager with Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF by labecoaves, on Flickr


D3 + 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF hand held.
ISO 500, f/5.6 at 1/400s. ~20 % cropped. The bird was ~ 3m of distance (lured by a banana ).



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Jose, another remarkable image. Have you ever done a comparison to this lens AF counterpart?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thanks Leighton. Not yet, perhaps some day. My AF-S counterpart of this lens is taking dust since my interest lately is just MF Nikkors...

I had luck since no tax was asked by Customs. The seller was honest enough to refund me USD 20.00 for helping costs of cleaning, since I detected 2 microscopic fungi spots inside the lens.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Although I am planing to buy a D800E next year, this is really tempting:

http://www.adorama.com/INKD600K1KD.html

very good price and additionally I can sell the plastic 24-85 AF-S VR lens by a good price here in Brazil!!



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

I pulled the trigger on the deal. I have the need for video since my daughter is singing in a Christmas concert. I think it's a better combo with my D2X than the D700.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Matt OHarver wrote:

My parents were driving by on main street and stopped to give my little buddy a kiss and tell him hi.


MOP_6631 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt

Love the expression here Matt.

Tim, love the leaves shot with the PC-E 45mm. I almost bought one last weekend and you've made me regret not doing so.

Lovely shots of Leiden Rinie. Good luck catching up on all the work added since your laptop switch.

Chuong, beautiful shots of your kids, as always from you.

Jose - nothing wrong with your new lens for sure. I really admire your bird shots.

Lastly thanks to everyone for their words on the Bokeh shots. I thought I had been really clever with them as I decided that if bokeh was shaped by the shape of the aperture I could cheat and but a paper cutout in front of the lans to act as a fake aperture to shape the bokeh. It worked and I was feeling very smug, but then my new photography magazine arrived yesterday and when I was reading it today they featured that very technique.
So back to the drawing board to inventing something truly new.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
I pulled the trigger on the deal. I have the need for video since my daughter is singing in a Christmas concert. I think it's a better combo with my D2X than the D700.


Congrats, you WON'T regret it.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

Rafael : Delightful 3-D on the D-Day-Doll-Dakota
Tim : sweet bokeh
Jose : great bird as usual
Rinie : great light



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Thank you Scott.
Leighton, yours and Monty's images convinced me. I did not get the 85mm PC so I have some money to spend. Selling the d700 will help too. Now, I just need someone to pick up my D700



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

There are much speculation about who first pulled the trigger but I'm still alive....



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

Letting the boats through to get ready for the Christmas parade
180 2.8


Reagan



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

DTOB wrote:
A change of subject:

My 16/3.5 should be here by Thursday.


Really looking forward to seeing what this lens does in your hands Dylan! Winnipeg by fisheye will be very cool.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Thank you Scott.
Leighton, yours and Monty's images convinced me. I did not get the 85mm PC so I have some money to spend. Selling the d700 will help too. Now, I just need someone to pick up my D700


Looking forward to your opinion.



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