Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
I got 4th place in a Dpreview challenge using the 180mm f2.8 AI-s. I guess these old lenses can still compete!

http://www.dpreview.com/challenges/Entry.aspx?ID=686788&View=Results&Rows=4

Way to go Leighton!!! That's a great shot!


+1
Congratulations Leighton



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
montym wrote:
The Particle has arrived!!! Yes Higgs is here!
Here he is with his brother George.
George is from a previous litter


Very cute, Monty. I'm sure Higgs & Rocky will be inseparable soon. Look forward to seeing more of him.

You'll have to watch a few episodes of The Big Bang Theory with him


OUr favorite show!
But Rocky is a bit of an old man. He doesn't like Higgs getting too close to him



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
adh67 wrote:
Jus a few from this afternoon after the storm.

Bert

Nice work Bert







+1 !

Really!!! Beautiful color!




montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

philipj wrote:
Samy - I'm a sucker for any old coastal town, so keep those Baltimore shots coming!

Another heavy contrast b/w around the university, 28mm f/2.8 AI-s still.


McLennan Physical Laboratories by philipjohnson, on Flickr


I don't think one can have too much contrast! Nice shot!



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Gosh...all this abuse, I get the feeling you guys don't love me anymore.

Great pics on the last couple of pages, even yours Philippe! I LOVE this one, look just like me!





This is one strange capture! I LOVE it!



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1826
Country: United States

I have enjoyed my time with Nikki for the last two weeks. I only wish I could have spent more time shooting with her! I hope Tony and the rest of you enjoy her as much as I and the others have!

Nikki as seen by Nikki:



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2489
Country: United States

Leighton, great job on the dpreview competition! I went and looked through your gallery and there's some neat doors and steps in there.

Bert, nice bird with focus spot on, and great background color.

Philip, cool b& w of that laboratory building.

Here's a b&w of that Baltimore building which I did a retake with the 28 3.5 PC to straighten the lines. Couldn't back up enough so took it an angle and so the lines are still not quite square, and then this car was in the way. Not sure if could have changed the angle of the 28, will have to try that at home.

Samy





Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 3185
Country: United States

montym wrote:
Reagan wrote:

Monty, You are braver than me I love the OOF background

Reagan



Brave, I'm not sure. I am reminded of a line from a song by Pink Floyd
"Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd.. Smiling'


Great quote Monty

Reagan



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4713
Country: United States

Gettin' gas this morning.
Hazy, foggy day



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

Samy, parking cars can be a real pain, sorry about your bad luck. The ultimate solution to deal with these problems would be a portable man lift ;-) The 28/3.5 PC is still on my wish-list, maybe someday...

Alan, I really enjoyed looking at your pictures taken with Nikki.

Reagan, I like your shot of the lady in front of the hot rods a lot. One of Philippe's many secrets is probably the use of a massive deep black something in the foreground (railings and columns work too)

Philip, that's a very "peaceful" portrait of Margot. Maybe she's thinking about your use of a wide-angle-lens for portrait's ;-)

Monty, very cool picture of Higgs - love the blueish "hair-light"!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

Playing with heavy contrasts and deep blacks - this is a picture from 2010, the framing could be a lot better.


D700 with 20/3.5 Ais and a Cokin graduated ND-filter - ISO 400, 1/1000sec and f/8



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States

Georg that is an awesome shot. I'm in awe of you shooting with all this manual glass out on assignments! I should do it one day just to prove I can. But then if I screw up!


Matt

I want to thank everyone for the well wishes. I see the Neurosurgeon on Thursday afternoon to see what he has plans for me.

The actual diagnosis came down today. I have Bone spurs on c-4 and c5 in my neck. C-6 has a protruding/herniated disk and I also have an issue a bit further down in my back they found on accident! They said they are likely going to recommend surgery, but may try non invasive first to see how well it responds. Either way I'm probably going to sell some of my MF lenses as much as I hate too. I need to prepare for the worst if it happens.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

montym wrote:
One post b/4 supper then I'll catch on the posts.



Monty, this is fantastic. This guy will keep Rocky hopping!
Scott



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States


MJO_4062 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


OK so this one requires a little explanation. Brandon is pushing the "test" button on a pocketwizard which triggers a pocketwizard to fire a remote camera pointed at him. Which has a pocketwizard on the hotshoe and it fires a remote flash in "A" mode to light him up. Just working on a remote camera with strobe setup. D4 camera with 35MM F1.4 on it at F2.8. Flash did a decent job with exposure in A mode as well.



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States

montym wrote:
One post b/4 supper then I'll catch on the posts.



This is pretty awesome!

Lieutenant Z great photos and awesome exposure control!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

To keep peace in the forum, I have recently acquired a 28 2.8 (Philippe) and a 50-135 3.5 (Leighton). I figure with the talent that these two guys have, I can't go wrong owning these lenses. If I can get half as much out of these pieces of glass as Philippe and Leighton do, sliders or not, contrast or not, leaning subjects or not, I will be very happy.

To finance these and make room in my bag, I have had to put some other lenses up for sale on the BS forum (shameless plug).

All kidding aside, I really enjoy this thread immensely. I have learned so much and been able to experience so many types of work, variety of subjects, shooting styles, and processing techiques. Thank you everyone.

Now I just need to find something worthy of shooting and posting (after some heavy handed contrast and straightening in post-process).
Scott



r.gil
Registered: Jan 10, 2008
Total Posts: 556
Country: United States

I have an old 58mm f1.2 lens that needs some repair, can someone point me to a good repair shop
or should I send it to the Nikon people in LI New York?
thaks
rgil



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States

APS I believe is the company in Il. That works on the older stuff.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1135
Country: United States

Playing around with the new (used) 180mm. Still need some more time with it, but I really like how it renders colors and it seems to play well with the PK-13 tube.





JimmyChoo
Registered: Apr 22, 2004
Total Posts: 313
Country: Singapore

montym wrote:
One post b/4 supper then I'll catch on the posts.

Higgs appears to be a natural with my computer


Make sure he doesn't raise a hind leg!!!



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