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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9016
Country: United States

Samy - I like the bird feeder shot. I also like the Bay Bridge image, dust spots and all! The last time I drove over that was around 17 years ago.

Tony - Good to see you again, love the first one.

Matt - Got to love the bokeh from this lens. You guys are making it real hard for me right now!

Jimmy - I like the first flower shot very much. You need to stick around more.

Ray - Beautiful images from your trip. Looks like you timed it perfectly.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9016
Country: United States

bruni wrote:

Monday - with the 28mm f2.8

ben



monday by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Some might say why did you take a picture of garbage cans. Well I'm glad you did, I love these kinds of shots, very simplistic. The red on the cans balance with the red sign, on a dark background, love it!



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

Kevin, thanks.
I guess it is a bit under-exposed because I put in a big dose of highlight protection to bring out more texture on the petals. I'll have to be more careful with that.



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

Zichar wrote:
Jimmy: I could have sworn I saw a post from you, in the local forums, trying to sell the 28mm. Please don't ask, I can't quite explain what I was doing browsing in there...


Chin, you're right that I am trying to flog off my other twin 28mm on our local website.
Don't feel shy about lurking on those B/S forums. I do that a lot as it gives me a good sense of reality about our stuff.

You have been posting some admirable images and prose, and I am trying to catch up. Keep it up.



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:

Monday - with the 28mm f2.8

ben



monday by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Some might say why did you take a picture of garbage cans. Well I'm glad you did, I love these kinds of shots, very simplistic. The red on the cans balance with the red sign, on a dark background, love it!


Leighton, thanks.
With your encouragement I shall stick around.

Ben, I also like your red garbage cans. Actually I should say that I like the picture, don't think I can like garbage cans, especially when they are in use.

I would call your shot, "Twin Bins." Or, "Twin Bwins"



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

While some of us are still obsessed with the 28mm f2.8, here are a couple of shots with this gem of a lens.
Although it has been said that it is not good to take pictures of people with the midday sun directly overhead, no one said it might be good for weeds.


_D8S0442j by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr


_D8S0444j by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr

Both the shots with the D800 @f5.6 1/400s iso100



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4701
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:

Monday - with the 28mm f2.8

ben



monday by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Some might say why did you take a picture of garbage cans. Well I'm glad you did, I love these kinds of shots, very simplistic. The red on the cans balance with the red sign, on a dark background, love it!


This is a great picture. I like how the red is in both the signs and the cans!
The signs themselves are wonderful. Lets see, on the left you can stop but you cannot park, on the right you can park but you cannot stop! Perfect!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9016
Country: United States

JimmyChoo wrote:
While some of us are still obsessed with the 28mm f2.8, here are a couple of shots with this gem of a lens.
Although it has been said that it is not good to take pictures of people with the midday sun directly overhead, no one said it might be good for weeds.


_D8S0444j by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr

Both the shots with the D800 @f5.6 1/400s iso100


This indeed works. Crop the bottom to where the bricks start, and it becomes even better, IMHO.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3474
Country: Singapore

This is superb Tony!

vpik01 wrote:
I'm pretty darn thankful for this thread! (even when I don't make enough time for it)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

A couple turkey day morning shots on a chilly bike ride around Capitol Hill here in DC, all with the D600 and 35/1.5 AI-s;


Lincoln Park Turkey Morning by Tony DeFilippo, on Flickr



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 587
Country: United States

Thanks everyone for the comments on the bike shots... the shadow shot while riding wasn't to precarious, one hand for the bike - one hand for the camera... literally from the hip so no worries with my eyes!

Ray - I'm glad to keep seeing GSMNP shots from you, what a gorgeous place. Cades Cove in particular made a big impression on me. I'd love to get back there next year.

Matt - excellent shot of your son, and love that bokeh! Christmas is the best time of year for super-bokeh.

Jimmy - great b/w flower shots, the first one is close enough to almost be abstract. I love all the natural shapes.




asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2543
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Eric those are some wonderful shots. I especially like the second one. Your wife is a great artist. She has such talent. Have you photographed any of her work?







Agreed!
Eric, all photos are spetacular, but for me this stands out!


stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 841
Country: United States

Thank you!!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2543
Country: Brazil

mp356 wrote:
Jose, this looks like something you should check into:. Only 513 made!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Zoom-Nikkor-ED-180-600mm-F-8-AI-S-AIS-Lens-w-CZ-1860-Case-/300754818223?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item46066254af

Never heard of such a beast.
Scott


Scott, thanks for the link. I have never saw one of these too. If this was < USD 1,000.00 perhaps I would take one, but over 4,000 is too steep for a f/8 zoom. However it would be great for long lens flexibility on a sunny day



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2543
Country: Brazil

JimmyChoo wrote:

Last Friday I noticed at the little church across from my house some big yellow flowers spilling over the fence. So I helped myself to a few shots of the blooms:

Hermaphrodite


_D8S0827jm by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr
D800 + AIS 28mmF2.8 @ f5.6 1/500s iso 400


_D8S0832jm by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr
D800 + AIS 28mmF2.8 @ f5.6 1/1250 iso 400



Wow Jimmy, I am not a B&W expert, bu for me both are great, I can't say which is better!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2543
Country: Brazil

Thanks Mark, Jeff, Ray, Samy and Laura for the very kind words.

James, I appreciated a lot your great comparison of the 24 vs 28 f/2.8 Ais;

Americo, lovely flower with the 28/2.8 ais;

Ron, what great capture of the hawk, and through the back door glass wide open!!!

Samy, liked the birding set with the 500/4P;

Ray, as usual, great captures of flowers with the 35/1.4 and 85/1.4.



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

leighton w wrote:
JimmyChoo wrote:
While some of us are still obsessed with the 28mm f2.8, here are a couple of shots with this gem of a lens.
Although it has been said that it is not good to take pictures of people with the midday sun directly overhead, no one said it might be good for weeds.


Both the shots with the D800 @f5.6 1/400s iso100


This indeed works. Crop the bottom to where the bricks start, and it becomes even better, IMHO.


Thank you, Leighton. I very much agree with your suggestion. I ought to crop away the untidy part at the bottom.

Here it is:

_D8S0444jc by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr



JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 312
Country: Singapore

Samy, thanks for the re-welcome. I'll take note of your suggestion to give a lift to the exposure/contrast in pp. I'll have to do more especially when those shots are taken on a really gloomy and completely overcast day.

Thanks, Tony. I also like natural shapes and I try to bring them out in my pictures.

Jose, thank you too.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9016
Country: United States

JimmyChoo wrote:
leighton w wrote:
JimmyChoo wrote:
While some of us are still obsessed with the 28mm f2.8, here are a couple of shots with this gem of a lens.
Although it has been said that it is not good to take pictures of people with the midday sun directly overhead, no one said it might be good for weeds.


Both the shots with the D800 @f5.6 1/400s iso100


This indeed works. Crop the bottom to where the bricks start, and it becomes even better, IMHO.


Thank you, Leighton. I very much agree with your suggestion. I ought to crop away the untidy part at the bottom.

Here it is:

_D8S0444jc by jimmychooshoots, on Flickr


Much better!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3474
Country: Singapore

Shot through the glass, from outside the restaurant
With the 50 1.8 AIS pancake



scoville (CKC_8643_xpro) by Zichar, on Flickr


NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7561
Country: United States

I'll bet Curtis bought it . He's been quiet for two days now.

Reagan wrote:

I guess "Nikki" is has an external following

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1168801

Reagan


1 and 3 are my favorites from this Tony.

vpik01 wrote:
I'm pretty darn thankful for this thread! (even when I don't make enough time for it)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!



Precious moments for sure, Matt.

Matt OHarver wrote:
One quick one of Brandon tonight in front of the Christmas tree showing off the 85MMMM F1.4 Bokeh.


MJO_3295 by MattOphotog, on Flickr

Matt


Thanks Chuong!

raboof wrote:
Laura. I like the cat shot a lot.


Mark, I had one of those, I think. In the states, they were called Timex Sinclair, and I had the 1000 version with the 16k pack module

MarkdV wrote:
Reagan wrote:
MarkdV wrote:


MFD = Minimum Focus Distance. I wouldn't be surprised to find out I just made that up and no-one else uses it, I still don't know what MBP means which Monty keeps using.

And Cheers right back!


Mark MBP
Mac Book Pro


Reagan


Thanks Reagan,

It's quite obvious in hindsight. This is what I get for not keeping up with technology since the TRS80 and sinclair ZX spectrum (16K)



Ray, I love how the tree branch in the first one appears to be a finger pointing your eyes to the left!

MDoc9523 wrote:
I was just editing some photos from our trip to the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are two that I liked. The first is using the 16mm 3.5 and the second is using the 135mm 2.8






Thanks Samy, I would really hate for Felix to start chasing a mouse around the house, he might register on the Richter scale if he did... Glad I could give your Monday morning a lighter start

saph wrote:

Laura, nice details of the wine bottle with the V1 and wide open 50 1.2. I didn't see the GBH until I processed that pic, I was too mesmerized by those gulls doing their dive bombing runs. Will process a crop after work today.
And its too early and quiet in the morning, otherwise I would have been laughing really hard at your Mouse POV shot, very nice!

Samy




+1. Bryan Peterson would love this.

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:

Monday - with the 28mm f2.8

ben



monday by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Some might say why did you take a picture of garbage cans. Well I'm glad you did, I love these kinds of shots, very simplistic. The red on the cans balance with the red sign, on a dark background, love it!





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