Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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paulski66 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.


This is a beautiful image...wow.


Thanks Paul. I love the bokeh in your shot, Hmmm...did I have this lens in my wish list?



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
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leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.

WOW!
That looks scary.
For some read son The Wizard of Oz pops into my head



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

MarkdV wrote:
Wow, some great images on the past few pages. Like Peter I will catch up on them when the madhouse settles down.
Here's one from the 28mm f2.8 series E of someone's new shirt



That shirt is too funny!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
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montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.

WOW!
That looks scary.
For some read son The Wizard of Oz pops into my head


Thanks Monty! Help me.... I'm mellttiinngg.



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

leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.


Leighton, I like this a lot. The light is so unusual it looks like it had vignetting added in post-process. Great capture.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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box185 wrote:
mp356 wrote:

Another early morning image from yesterday:


I really like the photograph - wonderful contrast and beautiful colors.


Thank you Paul.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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jhinkey wrote:
montym wrote:





Higgs meets.... THE STRAW.....

Nice image of the sparticle . . .


+1 on the "sparticle"!


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

Thanks Tony, Leighton and Monty. The shirt made me laugh when I saw it.

Yesterday I managed to sneak an hours peace and went for a walk while the ladies held the fort. I took the 28mm with me to get some nice pics of the sky, the weather reminded me of Spring in New Zealand with the clouds scudding across the sky and patches of sun breaking through here and there. It's what I refer to as 'big sky weather' where you realise how small you are in relation to the world. That time of year in NZ is always associated with working as a boy on Dad's boat in preparation for the sailing season ahead, cold and windy with occasional squalls.

Hope they impart some of the same feeling, I think that in this case the vignetting on the lens helps.

Kind regards,
Mark.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Let's play a wish game. Suppose you had your choice of any 4 Nikon manual focus lenses. Which ones would you select? I don't expect Curtis to play since he already has them all


Ok Ray.

24mm PCE
58mm Ai-S Noct
105mm f/2.5 Ai
600mm f/4.0 Ai-S (and the muscles to use a 6.3kg lens all day)

Of course it leaves a lot of holes in focal lengths, but I think this selection gives you a lot to play with. Maybe replace the 105mm with a 180mm f2.8 or the 600 with a more humane 400mm f2.8 and the 24mm with a 16mm fisheye but definitely keeping the noct no matter what.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Leighton, impressive b/w landscape!
Mark, great skies!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Ben : In most cases no tripod is needed (I hate tripod ) with the 24 pce even in the dark :



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

I have to admit that when coming up with my'4lens' list I didn't consider the tilt shift lenses... They are another category I've not shot with but I'm very intrigued. So my fantasy realignment would be ;

35/1.4
45/2.8 t/s micro
105/1.8 (lure of the unknown!)
180/2.8

There, now I'd have two lenses to go out and purchase! Which seems more in tune with the theme of this board - fear acquisition! Downside from the previous list (which had the 55/2.8 and 105/2.5) would be weight/handling I suppose. And perhaps the 35 and 45 are now to tight which would put me in the market for one of the excellent 28mm lenses out there... No chance of evicting the 180 though, a well earned place at the pinnacle of my kit!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

That's more like it Tony. My exercise was originally was to get myself to do an analysis of my shooting to see which lenses I would desire the most if money were no object. I think you are the only one to select the 105/1.8 however many chose the 2.5 version



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

MarkdV wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Let's play a wish game. Suppose you had your choice of any 4 Nikon manual focus lenses. Which ones would you select? I don't expect Curtis to play since he already has them all


Ok Ray.

24mm PCE
58mm Ai-S Noct
105mm f/2.5 Ai
600mm f/4.0 Ai-S (and the muscles to use a 6.3kg lens all day)

Of course it leaves a lot of holes in focal lengths, but I think this selection gives you a lot to play with. Maybe replace the 105mm with a 180mm f2.8 or the 600 with a more humane 400mm f2.8 and the 24mm with a 16mm fisheye but definitely keeping the noct no matter what.


Great selections Mark. These choices show that you put a lot of thought.into them.
BTW I Love the sky shots



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

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben : In most cases no tripod is needed (I hate tripod ) with the 24 pce even in the dark :


You are getting the hang of the T/S lenses Phillippe - Nice shots



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

leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.

Leighton I like the shot but I am not at all sure how you did it



SweetMk
Registered: Mar 15, 2011
Total Posts: 140
Country: United States

I remembered I took a few pics with the 55mm micro because I wanted (needed) to manual pre-focus.







The aliens taught me this technique after I captured a pic of their fleet.







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

Thanks Ray!

Inspired by Mark, a few minutes ago at home :




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

24 pce :



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

I have to say the 24 pce is not only a T/S lens, it is also a first rate 24mm for normal use (way way better than 24&28 ais) :





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