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montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4692
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Philippe this image is magic, and it will only get better with time.

My mom is a bit north of 93 yo. Nikkor 50mm f1.2 ais









Very beautiful picture! I hope Mom is dong well!



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4692
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:

Curtis, This is ANOTHER priceless shot. You seem to have a knack for taking shots of family, something I'm not good with AT ALL!



I think it's time we accept that Curtis has a knack for all matter of subjects. I'm beginning to think he is kind-of-a good photographer....



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3076
Country: Germany

Scott, I really like the composition of your image - the Tiger Shark as "solid base", the diagonal lines, the high horizon with the four masted ship like a tiny reflection of the Tiger Shark on the opposite end.
If I'm really critical I would nit-pick that the jib boom should be completely visible. But I'm never that critical on my own shots ;-)
I do my B&W-processing depending on my current mood - something with more detail-contrast (structures-slider in Silver-Efex) would probably be my choice.
But that is really nitpicking on your fine shot.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

montym wrote:
Oh my gosh! I have high speed Internet access again! I was getting about 60k download at my sister's

It's good to be back to civilization!


Don't know how much we miss it until we don't have it!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Philip, very nice series about the medical centre's architecture! It looks a bit, well, behind-the-iron-curtain-esque ;-) Maybe Mihai can chime in - at first I thought the medical centre belongs to Nicolae Ceaușescu.
I really like subjects like this one and your take on it.

saph wrote:
Haven't heard that name in a while, didn't Ceausescu (wow, never tried to spell that and I don't know how to get that squiggly under the s) come to a sudden end in the streets?

Philip, good captures.

There must still be remnants of that style in Eastern Europe.

Samy

Mishu01 wrote:
Samy, whose name you haven't heard in a while? Mine?

Georg, you have a fine architectural sense... yes, this looks like "good" communist architecture from Romania... Well, we have also "bad" communist architecture... I may need to document it a bit for this thread... Need some time, energy and to receive my new machine (PC)...

Philip, you did a great job, capturing not only walls but also the atmosphere. Congrats!

Y'all... as you can see I am faithfully reading the thread... and I find every day an immense pleasure looking at your unbelievable good images... Unfortunately I have no chance to chat very much... only when someone calls my name


Try not to be a stranger Mihai.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3076
Country: Germany

Samy and Monty - thanks a bunch, guys! I've had the Ferris wheel and the illuminated trees as "bokeh-background" on my radar and was just looking for something to fill the foreground.

Mihai, it was a strange experience for me to see after the fall of the Berlin Wall that monstrous concrete-buildings with a slightly inhumane character were also built in the "free world"...



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Part of the scene on the rocks on the opposite bank of the river at Conowingo dam.

For this distance Jose's setup of 2000 or 2400mm (as well as his technique and skill at keeping it stabilized ) would be handy.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Very special James!!

And so was the one of his goddaughter and her niece by Curtis.

Samy

montym wrote:
James Markus wrote:
Philippe this image is magic, and it will only get better with time.

My mom is a bit north of 93 yo. Nikkor 50mm f1.2 ais




Very beautiful picture! I hope Mom is dong well!




saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Good to hear from you Mihai And look forward to seeing some architecture shots!

Mishu01 wrote:
saph wrote:
Haven't heard that name in a while, didn't Ceausescu (wow, never tried to spell that and I don't know how to get that squiggly under the s) come to a sudden end in the streets?

Philip, good captures.

There must still be remnants of that style in Eastern Europe.

Samy

georgms wrote:
Philip, very nice series about the medical centre's architecture! It looks a bit, well, behind-the-iron-curtain-esque ;-) Maybe Mihai can chime in - at first I thought the medical centre belongs to Nicolae Ceaușescu.
I really like subjects like this one and your take on it.



Samy, whose name you haven't heard in a while? Mine?

Georg, you have a fine architectural sense... yes, this looks like "good" communist architecture from Romania... Well, we have also "bad" communist architecture... I may need to document it a bit for this thread... Need some time, energy and to receive my new machine (PC)...

Philip, you did a great job, capturing not only walls but also the atmosphere. Congrats!

Y'all... as you can see I am faithfully reading the thread... and I find every day an immense pleasure looking at your unbelievable good images... Unfortunately I have no chance to chat very much... only when someone calls my name



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

And one more interesting scene - these cormorants were congregated below, and the seagulls (?) sitting above, at this moment the gulls suddenly took off.

This was further away, right at the dam. I am estimating (based on Google) about 700-800m across the river to the far end of the dam.

Samy



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5233
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Looks like we might get another new Noct? http://nikonrumors.com/2012/11/22/new-nikon-58mm-f1-2-lens-patent.aspx/


I was going to post this earlier, but you beat me to it.

The article also points out that Nikon also published a patent for a 50/1.2 AFS back in 2010 - so who knows when or if we'll see either one of these. I'm sure the 50/1.2 AIS will not decrease much in value as a new 50/1.2 AFS will likely be $2K-ish kind of lens. Who knows what a 58/1.2 AFS will go for, though if they do come out with one it will likely depress the astronomical prices for the 58/1.2 MF version just like the 28/1.4D prices fell when the 28/1.8 AFS came out . . . .



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4242
Country: United States

Anybody have any experience with the 24mm f2.8 ais, or the 35mm f2.0 ai?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

24 2.8 AIS, which has become less used recently since I also have the 20 3.5 UD and the 28 3.5 PC.

Very nice lens and plenty sharp and good contrast, although I didn't do any systematic test against the 14-24 AF. Any recent shots I have taken it though are with it reversed. More resistant to flare than the 20 UD, and also focuses pretty close.

Samy

James Markus wrote:
Anybody have any experience with the 24mm f2.8 ais, or the 35mm f2.0 ai?



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

James the 24mm 2.8 AIS is a wonderful close focus lens that is defiantly on par with with the 28mm 2.8 I had a chance to shoot with both of those lenses side by side and could see no difference in quality. Here's a shot taken with the 24mm 2.8 AIS



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 3923
Country: United States

Hey Guys I shot in the studio today, and I have been grabbing one MF lens each session. Here is one from tonight's session with the 85MM F1.4



MJO_3205 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


Matt



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 3923
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
James the 24mm 2.8 AIS is a wonderful close focus lens that is defiantly on par with with the 28mm 2.8 I had a chance to shoot with both of those lenses side by side and could see no difference in quality. Here's a shot taken with the 24mm 2.8 AIS



This is spooky scary! Looks very HDR and dramatic!



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 3923
Country: United States

montym wrote:
James Markus wrote:
Philippe this image is magic, and it will only get better with time.

My mom is a bit north of 93 yo. Nikkor 50mm f1.2 ais









Very beautiful picture! I hope Mom is dong well!




Beautiful memory of your mom! Great shot!


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

Matt OHarver wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
James the 24mm 2.8 AIS is a wonderful close focus lens that is defiantly on par with with the 28mm 2.8 I had a chance to shoot with both of those lenses side by side and could see no difference in quality. Here's a shot taken with the 24mm 2.8 AIS



This is spooky scary! Looks very HDR and dramatic!


Thanks Matt. No HDR, I was at aquarium and that "pretty" fish swam over the tube I was under.



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4692
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Looks like we might get another new Noct? http://nikonrumors.com/2012/11/22/new-nikon-58mm-f1-2-lens-patent.aspx/


I was going to post this earlier, but you beat me to it.

The article also points out that Nikon also published a patent for a 50/1.2 AFS back in 2010 - so who knows when or if we'll see either one of these. I'm sure the 50/1.2 AIS will not decrease much in value as a new 50/1.2 AFS will likely be $2K-ish kind of lens. Who knows what a 58/1.2 AFS will go for, though if they do come out with one it will likely depress the astronomical prices for the 58/1.2 MF version just like the 28/1.4D prices fell when the 28/1.8 AFS came out . . . .


Well, I'm linda falling in love with an f/1.2!
THe more the merrier!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

Samy, loved the "bird landscapes"; wow, 800m away!

Ray, crisp, sharpand scaring shark!

Georg, in fact Sepultura is among the best in their specific style (thrash/death) inside heavy metal, but also they are not my cup of tea. Currently I am discovering great Scandinavian metal bands.

Monty, don't forget it :

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-400mm-f5-6-ED-AIs-Lens-/160925264083?_trksid=e11010.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%26itu%3DUCI%252BUA%252BP%252BFICS%252BUFI%252BIIUM%252BDDSIC%26otn%3D3%26pmod%3D300817913868%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D3669987637535934839&_qi=RTM1240448

Just US$ 227.00 at the moment!



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