Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

Matt, sometimes the treatment can relieve you of the pain enough and give the body the time to heal itself a bit, hopefully you can avoid the surgery.

Samy

Matt OHarver wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Great shots Matt, good to see you posting again!


Thanks I've been put on a combination of oral steroids, Anti-inflammitories, and pain medicine has relieved the pain enough for me to use the camera when I'm not being paid. I'm just hoping they can find a long term non surgical "fix" for this. It feels good to be able to get out and almost enjoy myself, I'm sure it's short lived but I'll take whatever break I can get at this point. It's been a rough time lately.


Matt



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4183
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Buildings, 50 1.8 :




These are very nice Philippe. I especially like the composition of the third image. The focus point is just right for my eye.
Scott



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

I call it bokeh with character. Sometimes one wants something other than that glassy smooth background. All three photos look good Ray with that new acquisition. Somewhere yesterday I came across an ad for a 35 1.4 AIS about $1k!

Samy

MDoc9523 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are a couple shots from the 35mm 1.4 Can I say that this lens is well worth the money!



Nice Ray, this lens has a rather pleasing bokeh.

Thank you Leighton. So many people complained about the "busy" bokeh that I never gave this lens a chance. Then I used Curtis's and I was very pleased!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Interesting Eric, I have never even seen a picture of a cotton field before, very neat! And interesting structure, you may want to get a close up of it if you go by there again.

And btw good strategy, it works

Samy

stedge wrote:
Sorry to bore with more of the same, but my wife likes these more than the ones I posted. And I do what my wife says!



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

Can anyone share some 135mm f2.8 ais, and 200mm f4.0 ai images. I'd like to see what they are capable of producing, and compare it to what I am getting. It will determine if I give both focal lengths another try.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Agreed with Monty. Bert, the rainy shot is very nice, and the colorful candles really hit the spot.

Samy

montym wrote:
adh67 wrote:
A couple more from the dreary weekend.

First one is taken from inside with the 200mm F4 Ai looking trough my front window.

The second with the 50mm f 1.8 Ai-s

Bert


Two wonderful pictures!!! The bokeh enhanced my the rain is great
Beautiful candles
Nice work!




saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

That 800 5.6 was still there earlier today Monty BTW, its only 5.5 kg, just looked it up on that photosynthesis site My 500 F4P's 3kg, and that's already a hefty load to pull out of its case and mount the camera on it.

Jose, Curtis pointed out earlier that the 800 + 2XTC is 2400 since you have the D7000. Even more amazing how you keep that setup stable. I got a longer QR plate recently for the 500mm, with two screws instead of one, I think its somewhat less jittery now.

Samy

montym wrote:
asiostygius wrote:
One more with the 800mm f/5.6 ai, this time "naked" - no TC (hey Monty, what about that copy at KEH ).

Eucalyptus bark with a Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 wide open, at 40m (~130 feet) of my balcony:

D7000 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 EDIF + tripod. ISO 200, wide open (f/5.6) at 1/800s. ~30% cropped. The bark was at 40m of distance according to lens scale.



WOW!!! Crazy sharp! Yet the branch it so smooth!
I love it, but not enough to buy a big lens




deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

MDoc9523 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Thanks for all the kind comments on the staged roadway-noise-shot!
James, the proportions of the printed image were fixed by the layout in this case and I'm the one responsible for the crop.
Many times my personal fav's are the slightly more silly ones - must be my infantile character.
Anyway, here's the pick of the paper:


I love it!!!


Same here ... Georg, I like this version better than the first. You can't get any louder than a big red truck flying past !!!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

James, a 135 2.8 Series E and 200 F4 AIS were two of the earliest lenses I got. They are very nice lenses but got neglected largely because I mostly use shorter or longer focal lengths and got passed down but I will find some of the earlier pictures I have saved and will post them in the next couple days.

Samy

James Markus wrote:
Can anyone share some 135mm f2.8 ais, and 200mm f4.0 ai images. I'd like to see what they are capable of producing, and compare it to what I am getting. It will determine if I give both focal lengths another try.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Ok, so tonight I decided to test out the V1 with the 300 f/4.5. I tried shooting some aircraft overhead, but nothing recognizable came of it. Definitely not something I'm good at handholding, yet, but I braced it on a headstone and got this shot.


Beautiful, Laura.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
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Country: China

montym wrote:
My Aunt Bun, 94 years old. Advanced Alzheimer's. SHe hasn't communicated in years. SHe is staying at a first rate care center. Hardly living though...



Very emotional shot, Monty.

It's wonderful that she is in excellent care and I hope she had a wonderful life before the onset of the Alzheimer's.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

mp356 wrote:
raboof wrote:
Two more with my 180m AIS





These are wonderful Chuong. Well done!
Scott


They are all excellent, Chuong !! I bet you will be a regular visit to this event in the future Great series.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

adh67 wrote:
So another week has passed. Between being extremely busy at work, a long commute and having a cold for most of the week, I have not been able to post anything. I do apologize to all of you that posted all these beautiful inspiring pictures. I am trying to keep up with the thread, but at this pace just reading all of it is even hard for me to do. I don't know how all of you manage this so well.

Today it rained for most of the day so I stayed indoors and experimented with my flash (and umbrella) on the dogs. Unfortunately they are not very willing models. Every time I try to get down at their level to take some shots they see this as an invitation to come at me and try to lick my face.

Here are a few that did work for me.

Bert



Nice shots, Bert.

Great to see Stella doing well.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

Lieutenant Z wrote:
A few minutes ago :



Absolute brilliant shot, Philippe. Really nicely composed and captured at the right second. I think the 50 agrees with you.



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

One of the members of my local camera club asked in an email forum about the Costco deal on the D600.(D600- 16-85 and 70-300 I believe) The person who does all equipment reviews answered. "The Nikon D600 needs good glass,not a kit lens. B&H has a complete selection of recent Nikon lenses." He says the same thing about the D800. "you must have the finest latest Nikon glass to take advantage of all the megapixels"



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

Reagan wrote:
In case anyone is looking for a D700

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1167097


Reagan


What's the story Reagan? Did I miss something? Are you getting a new camera?



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4886
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Can anyone share some 135mm f2.8 ais, and 200mm f4.0 ai images. I'd like to see what they are capable of producing, and compare it to what I am getting. It will determine if I give both focal lengths another try.

Here's one from the 135mm 2.8







deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1525
Country: China

rankamateur wrote:
One of the members of my local camera club asked in an email forum about the Costco deal on the D600.(D600- 16-85 and 70-300 I believe) The person who does all equipment reviews answered. "The Nikon D600 needs good glass,not a kit lens. B&H has a complete selection of recent Nikon lenses." He says the same thing about the D800. "you must have the finest latest Nikon glass to take advantage of all the megapixels"


Hi Ron. I would be interested to get your take on this ... what do you think? Are these people talking rubbish?

I just can't see it but perhaps I'm not as picky. When I bought my D800E, the guys in the shop were saying, you will really need to use excellent lenses now ... blah, blah ... but all of my MF and AF lenses work perfectly fine with it and I don't see much of a difference. It seems a ploy to upsell more expensive lenses.

And on the flip side ... I have noticed that lenses like the 50/1.2 & 180/2.8 are actually sharper wide open !!!

I posted this before, but I'd like to use it as a reference to the D800E and the 180 wide open. To me this is actually better than my D700 with the same lens. These older beauties have no issue with increased res. The second is a 100% crop taken wide open from a fair distance away ... I couldn't dream of asking for any better.

I still think 99% of the time this talk of using better lenses is to make us buy more


DSC_2443.Jackie.Sam.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr


Sam.100.percent.crop.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4700
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
In case anyone is looking for a D700

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1167097


Reagan


What's the story Reagan? Did I miss something? Are you getting a new camera?


I thought is was just me. What up?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2695
Country: United States

montym wrote:
deang001 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
In case anyone is looking for a D700

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1167097


Reagan


What's the story Reagan? Did I miss something? Are you getting a new camera?


I thought is was just me. What up?


From his ad... My D700 is up for sale as I am going to give mirrorless a try



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