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montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

Not sure, but I may get spanked for posting this one.

Tonight at my wife's family Christmas party Eric and I swapped lenses. Eric owns my old D700. THe D700 has my 55 f/1.2 on it. (THe one I bought from Matt) The photo was taken with Eric's 50mm f/1.4 AF.

I walked around and a took a LOT of pictures using Erics lens. You will not be surprised that I've really gotten the AF bug out of my system. I definitely enjoy shooting manual more than AF. I'm almost as fast with MF as I am with AF. THe biggest surprise was that my keeper rate is about the same with AF and MF.

Last week it was the fancy Canon AF. THis week it's the Nikon AF. I'm MF through ans though!

Monty




zippy_monster
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 158
Country: United States

So we got a bit of Christmas rain out here. Just the kind of weather for a few plastic bags, and lenses without fancy electronic gizmos. Unfortunately I'm nowhere near my fancy electronic gizmo with Lightroom, so I'm working with a Capture NX2 trial.


D600 - 105/2.5 Ai - 10sec - /11 - ISO 100



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

zippy_monster wrote:
So we got a bit of Christmas rain out here. Just the kind of weather for a few plastic bags, and lenses without fancy electronic gizmos. Unfortunately I'm nowhere near my fancy electronic gizmo with Lightroom, so I'm working with a Capture NX2 trial.


D600 - 105/2.5 Ai - 10sec - /11 - ISO 100


I Absolutely Love It!
Well executed



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1944
Country: United States

An in-between Christmas moment at the in-laws today.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

montym wrote:
Not sure, but I may get spanked for posting this one.

Tonight at my wife's family Christmas party Eric and I swapped lenses. Eric owns my old D700. THe D700 has my 55 f/1.2 on it. (THe one I bought from Matt) The photo was taken with Eric's 50mm f/1.4 AF.

I walked around and a took a LOT of pictures using Erics lens. You will not be surprised that I've really gotten the AF bug out of my system. I definitely enjoy shooting manual more than AF. I'm almost as fast with MF as I am with AF. THe biggest surprise was that my keeper rate is about the same with AF and MF.

Last week it was the fancy Canon AF. THis week it's the Nikon AF. I'm MF through ans though!

Monty





Monty - is that the 50 1.4G?? you will definitely be spanked but I like the shallow depth of field - he's so blurred and the right side of his glasses almost disappear.

ben



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5073
Country: Sweden

Like the last image Ray ... 85an 1.4 looks really good
Want my lenses that I ordered now! ;-) (Not a ais 85 1.4 though )

Great shots Monty and zippy_monster

Ronny //



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

montym wrote:
Not sure, but I may get spanked for posting this one.

Tonight at my wife's family Christmas party Eric and I swapped lenses. Eric owns my old D700. THe D700 has my 55 f/1.2 on it. (THe one I bought from Matt) The photo was taken with Eric's 50mm f/1.4 AF.

I walked around and a took a LOT of pictures using Erics lens. You will not be surprised that I've really gotten the AF bug out of my system. I definitely enjoy shooting manual more than AF. I'm almost as fast with MF as I am with AF. THe biggest surprise was that my keeper rate is about the same with AF and MF.

Last week it was the fancy Canon AF. THis week it's the Nikon AF. I'm MF through ans though!

Monty




montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

But it's a picture of a Manual Focus Lens!!
But more importantly, I am no longer lustung for Autofocus lenses!
Initially it was a money thing. MF lenses are so affordable when compared to their AF counterparts. Now I prefer them. Thanks folks! You saved me a lot of money and I have a bunch of very cool lenses!

Monty



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

The carnage



David Antilley
Registered: Dec 22, 2006
Total Posts: 313
Country: United States

Conga-rats to Leighton for placing in this week's assignment. Tough competition this week but you represented!

David



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
mp356 wrote:



Scott - the pic is misleading - most of the forecourt of the Opera House is a building site, has been for the last couple of years - you can see the hoardings on the bottom left of the pic - I cropped them out. You don't see that angle often because there's an 8 foot spiked fence blocking the view - but like an idiot I climbed over it.

That's a great snow shot - especially for us. don't know what that tree is?

ben


Hi Ben
Thanks for the comment and the info on the Opera House.

The plant in the photo is known around here as a "burning bush". Bright red foliage in the fall and then these berries. It is considered an invasive species in some areas as it is not native.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

David Antilley wrote:
Conga-rats to Leighton for placing in this week's assignment. Tough competition this week but you represented!

David


+1 Leighton. Congratulations on a very nice image! Here is the link to it:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1174537



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

Scott perfect focus with the 50 2.8 !

Ben great series!



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

Same place, same time, same lens (24 PC E) , same camera (D90) , two shots



box185
Registered: Oct 14, 2012
Total Posts: 28
Country: United States

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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Like the last image Ray ... 85an 1.4 looks really good
Want my lenses that I ordered now! ;-) (Not a ais 85 1.4 though )

Great shots Monty and zippy_monster

Ronny //

Thank you Ronny. Which lens did you order? Curious minds want to know



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Another shot from Christmas. A little girl and her new doggy. Shot with the D7000 and 35mm 1.4 AIS



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

montym wrote:
The carnage


had no idea you vegans were so messy - thought you ate carrots and shredded lettuce - how messy can that be?

ben



Ian Boys
Registered: Feb 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3767
Country: United Kingdom

Merry Christmas everyone!

Here's Faye and an old Star Wars poster at iso 4000 (!) on a Nikon Series E 50mm ...


Faye / Star Wars by Ian_Boys, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Same place, same time, same lens (24 PC E) , same camera (D90) , two shots




stop with this Phillippe - you're killing me. Yesterday in the post Christmas lull I found myself cruising the net looking for a 24mm PCE bargain - as if! But I resisted.

These are interesting - the second shot looks like you could have taken that with a non PCE lens - help me out and tell me that the PCE didn't really add much.

ben



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