Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4259
Country: United States

r.gil wrote:
I took this shot in Bilbao spain this past spring with the 58mm noc probably at f5.6








Beautiful image!
Scott


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben thank you for your support -)

Love the 2nd shot : the bike almost appears to float in the air.

bruni wrote:
thanks Leighton, Phillippe, Laura, Georg, Mark.....but it's just another bike shot. I think I'm in a photographic funk. I hate my pics. Tried switching lenses, bought a fuji EX1, thought that might shake things around - nice camera but.....nah.....it'll pass I guess.

ben

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben, stop it! You are a very talented photographer and we love the stuff you post here.
Go outside, drink 1/2 bottle of Cognac, take pictures and share them here


Now THAT sounds like good advice! I'm not sure why you say you're in a funk, that bike shot is one of the best images you've posted. You know, I was going through something similar this summer, I got tired of shooting nothing but farmers' market pictures. So I started walking around town and it sparked a whole new appreciation of picture taking. Maybe a walk around Sydney would be just what you needed. Anyway, just a suggestion.




Ben, you may call it funk, but it is very nice work. I always enjoy your creative efforts.
Scott



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Leighton, Sorry to stir up your lens lust. It's kind of a weird feeling I have now because for the first time since I started on my manual lens adventure, I don't have lens lust. There are a few lenses I wouldn't mind having, but none that I am really pining to acquire. Kinda sad in a way


Oh come on Ray, you simply MUST get the 50-135mm!


Ray, Leighton "assisted" me in my decision to get the 50-135. Now I see he is working his magic on you.
Scott



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben thank you for your support -)

Love the 2nd shot : the bike almost appears to float in the air.



thanks Leighton, Phillippe, Laura, Georg, Mark.....but it's just another bike shot. I think I'm in a photographic funk. I hate my pics. Tried switching lenses, bought a fuji EX1, thought that might shake things around - nice camera but.....nah.....it'll pass I guess.

ben


Ben, I know this feeling "I hate my late shot's" all to well. It's quite normal and will usually go away after a while (feels like a long time) of doubts. Sometimes I try to shorten this phase by heading into a new project or playing with new "toys". Just take some time, follow Philippe's recipe, just be careful on your freeliners then ;-)



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Paul Gabel wrote:
This one is taken in August, a steel plant on the Dutch coast. D700 55mm/2.8 micro at 1/2000 sec, f8.0 and iso200. Selective (de)saturation and some other pp in Aperture.


_PG10347 by Apapa56, on Flickr




Nice image Paul. Looks like a scene out of Raiders of the Lost Ark!
Scott



mp356
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Ben, really like your bike image.

Leighton, congrats on the contest. The photo is very nice. Good looking dog.

I have a couple manual focus lenses up for sale on the BS forum. Here are the links:

28 f2.0

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1168019

35 f2.0

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1170474

It was unseasonably warm day for December today so I took a walk at noon with the 28 f2.0 (up for sale on the BS forum). Here a couple images from it. Thanks for looking.
Scott




georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Scott, I really like the "Enter”-shot. Great framing and very nice play with the DoF. That's what the 28/2 was made for in my opinion. Can't wait to hear about your initial thought's about it's performance compared to your new 28/2.8.
Good luck with the sale!



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

Ray - love the 'Enter' shot as well. I agree with Georg I think it is the framing using the background that makes it successful!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

Man, all these lenses that I want for my kit and me unemployed (unexpectedly)... If anyone wants to "gift" me one, I would gladly take it... (no really, I will take anything Series E or Nikkor... I am not picky if it works).



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5007
Country: United States

I have three manual focus zooms up for sale in the B&S I just don't use them. If anyone wants to offer a trade I would be open to trades or cash offers. I have a 100-300 5.6, a 80-200 4.5, and a 35-135 3.5

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1169714/0#11151643



box185
Registered: Oct 14, 2012
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Country: United States

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MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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Country: Poland

Random shots from the weekend, testing out the 55mm in various guises + the 300mm + 50mm



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5797
Country: United States

Portrait of me by my 9 year old daughter Chloe. Had the D800 with the 50/1.2 on it and she wanted to shoot with it, so I said what the heck, why not? She was very careful with the camera and had great technique. Not bad for only using the focusing screen for focusing at f/1.2!

She took a bunch more of the restaurant, her dessert, etc. and took more when she came home.

I'm so proud!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3510
Country: Singapore

Looks like I may have scored myself a paying gig shooting interiors, first session this Saturday
Guess you guys might have to put up with some shots of rooms from me

Ben: Take some time off and travel? What you need is a stranger, from way across the other side of the world, to lend you an old lens for two weeks, tops. After that you gotta send it off to the next stranger. It works I tell ya. Honest.



hijazist
Registered: Sep 14, 2012
Total Posts: 2043
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Portrait of me by my 9 year old daughter Chloe. Had the D800 with the 50/1.2 on it and she wanted to shoot with it, so I said what the heck, why not? She was very careful with the camera and had great technique. Not bad for only using the focusing screen for focusing at f/1.2!

She took a bunch more of the restaurant, her dessert, etc. and took more when she came home.

I'm so proud!


And proud you should! Focusing with this gem is a challenge even for the most experienced photographers I also love the bokeh...



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4026
Country: South Africa

Twenty five pages in 6 days!! I took a trip to our middle daughter's mother in law's farm in what is known as Settler Country in the Eastern Cape. In 1820 the British government landed a number of parties of settlers from England at modern day Port Elizabeth, provided them with very little and told them to get on with it! They cleared bush for rarms and worked their way into the interior of the country where they clashed with the indigenous Xhosa tribes in a series of bloody frontier wars until late into the 19th century.

This farm is about 100 miles inland and is surrounded by a large hunting farm owned by an American who bought the adjoining properties. The owner is however not interested in selling and the place is very dear to her. It is full of old furniture and other items dating back about 150 years but stupoidly I didn't take a flash with me and the inside of the house is pretty dark.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1419
Country: Australia

thanks for the encouragement everyone. New toys huh Georg? I'm ashamed to admit just how many "toys" I've bought - I can blame Curtis for some of them - but for the bulk of them I guess I have to face the music - speaking which I've bought a lot of hifi lately. I bought a set of Audeze LCD3 headphones and Schiit Dac and Amp. You yanks are pretty hopeless at most things - but you sure do make great headphones!

ben


nikon 75 - 150 f3.5 by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 75 - 150 f3.5 by benmorgan28, on Flickr

and a self portrait:


nikon 75 - 150 f3.5 by benmorgan28, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1419
Country: Australia

mp356 wrote:
Paul Gabel wrote:
This one is taken in August, a steel plant on the Dutch coast. D700 55mm/2.8 micro at 1/2000 sec, f8.0 and iso200. Selective (de)saturation and some other pp in Aperture.





Nice image Paul. Looks like a scene out of Raiders of the Lost Ark!
Scott



+1

to me it looks like a science fiction shot - I'm expecting the alien ship to come down through the hole in the clouds.

ben



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 698
Country: Poland

Paul - love the big sky shot. Agree with the other, you just expect something to come down through the hole in the clouds.

Peter, nice shots from your middle-daughter's-mother-in-law's house. The 8-shot pano is a killer.

John - nice shot from your daughter. Be careful though, who knows when you'll have your camera back now she has the bug.

Ben - great self portrait, man you have long legs. . You know, what you need to do is go on a trip seeing all the places Nikki's been to.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 698
Country: Poland

Zichar wrote:
Looks like I may have scored myself a paying gig shooting interiors, first session this Saturday
Guess you guys might have to put up with some shots of rooms from me


Hey, nice one Chin. Glad to hear your talents going to be rewarded with dollars rather than just our collective praise. Hope you have fun!



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