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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Last weekend with Nikki before she heads to Ray. A couple from morning chore time. The Sunrise wasn't very pretty, but the alpen glow sure was!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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leighton w wrote:
Last weekend with Nikki before she heads to Ray. A couple from morning chore time. The Sunrise wasn't very pretty, but the alpen glow sure was!

Wow Leighton these shots are wonderful especially this one!!!






mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
Last weekend with Nikki before she heads to Ray. A couple from morning chore time. The Sunrise wasn't very pretty, but the alpen glow sure was!



Nice series with Nikki Leighton. I especially like the second image.

Here is one taken last week with the 105 2.5 at f4 (John you looking ).
Scott



MDoc9523
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Cool shot Scott. Great eye!!!



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Need some more rust images. Found these corroding railings and I could not resist.
105/2.5 AIS at MFD and wide open. It's not super sharp, but sharpness ain't everything there is to make an interesting image.

- John


John, nice rust, love rust, good rust, more rust....... Nice image.


Thanks Scott - I have an even better image taken with a MF lens, but alas it is made by Voigtlander . . . .

After yesterday the Voigtlander 90/3.5 CV might just replace my 105/2.5 AIS - whew! There I said it. Never thought I would say such a thing. Not a knock on the 105/2.5 - it's still a great lens, but the CV is just a little sharper, lighter and focuses much closer all of which comes in handy. It's just not 105mm which is a shame.

John


Blasphemous!!!



yeah blasphemy John. And as Curtis isn't here - let me say - I agree. It's a wonderful lens. Very sharp - great colour too, and as you say - very small and light for a 90.

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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mp356 wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
B/W with 24 PC E :



Very nice Philippe! Great composition with the boy coming off the bridge.
Scott


+1
Phillippe - how close were you to that boy ? - no wonder he's looking down - that 24's a big lens.
Georg - sensational shots - the first one reminds me of an illustration from a children's fairy tale.
Leighton - nice to see nikki's inspired you to go "portrait" mode.

ben



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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Some from St Gallen from a couple of weeks ago. A miserable day outside so these are all from the cathedral of the Abby of St Gall. There is a bell in the cathedral that dated from 700AD and is one of the oldest bells in Europe. It was brought to St Gallen from Ireland in the 8th Century by a monk who went there to visit - Yes, this old Bell is really just a tacky souvenir, probably has written on it "My Saint went to Ireland and all he brought back was this stupid bell".

All the photos were taken with the 105mm f2.5



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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bruni wrote:
leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Need some more rust images. Found these corroding railings and I could not resist.
105/2.5 AIS at MFD and wide open. It's not super sharp, but sharpness ain't everything there is to make an interesting image.

- John


John, nice rust, love rust, good rust, more rust....... Nice image.


Thanks Scott - I have an even better image taken with a MF lens, but alas it is made by Voigtlander . . . .

After yesterday the Voigtlander 90/3.5 CV might just replace my 105/2.5 AIS - whew! There I said it. Never thought I would say such a thing. Not a knock on the 105/2.5 - it's still a great lens, but the CV is just a little sharper, lighter and focuses much closer all of which comes in handy. It's just not 105mm which is a shame.

John


Blasphemous!!!



yeah blasphemy John. And as Curtis isn't here - let me say - I agree. It's a wonderful lens. Very sharp - great colour too, and as you say - very small and light for a 90.

ben


Yes, yes, blasphemous it is. The 105/2.5 AIS is not going away any time soon - it's still 105mm and it's f/2.5.
I have a 135/2.8AIS on the way and a 135/3.5 AI or AIS soon and we'll see how those guys do.

I don find that sometimes I pick a lens to take based on the ability to post images in this thread as opposed to the much less personable Landscape, Best Nikon Images, etc. threads.

John



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
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Country: United States

djjohnr13 wrote:
I'm looking to replace my 28mm f/3.5 ai-s for landscape work on a D800E; field curvature is too severe, even stopped down to f/8-11. I'm trying to decide if a 28 f/2.0 will work for me but I'm having a hard time finding any examples of the edges stopped down. Can anyone who owns this lens post an image that gives a clear indication of corner performance at f/8 with a close foreground (field curvature on the 3.5 is only a problem on shots where the foreground is only a few feet away).


Mihai, user Mishu01, posted some shots way long ago with a D800 and 28/2. You might PM him too.

Sam and Mike, welcome! Some very nice shots.

Georg, nice set there. I really like the first.

Philippe, your work with the PC lenses just keeps getting better.

Leighton, everything looks beautiful enough there to make the morning chores a pleasure.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Thanks

Great shot Tony
Amazing shots from Gerorg and Z
Wonderful shot from Ray and Mark
Really good shot from Scott and Leighton

Lovely thread this..with incredible photographers



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks guys for the kind remarks!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Leighton's second post.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/01/leightons-second-post_12.html



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Some images taken today:

Snow and sun - hurray! I've shot this with the lens stuck in a railing and could kick myself for cutting off the lower part of the jetty :-(
D3s, 28/3.5PC at f/11


I know it's already been seen a bunch of times, but it's worth it. I've see a lot of wonderful images in the past few pages, this one tops it for me!! Excellent work Georg.

Ray



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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And now for some other pictures that caught my attention...

Phillipe again with the PCE at the bridge, just wonderful use of the PCE lens, engaging the viewer while being artistic.

Nice alpenglow capture, Leighton.

Mike and the Corona capture - another wow!

Kevin, I really like the white building against the vast blue sky expanse.




pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Went for a short outing with a couple of friends. First picture is nothing special, but provides context. The rest were fun to capture.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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I really like the red valves Ray. Makes me want to break out the 105.



djjohnr13
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Both - 85mm f/2.0 ai-s + D700



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Yes, yes, blasphemous it is. The 105/2.5 AIS is not going away any time soon - it's still 105mm and it's f/2.5.
I have a 135/2.8AIS on the way and a 135/3.5 AI or AIS soon and we'll see how those guys do.

I don find that sometimes I pick a lens to take based on the ability to post images in this thread as opposed to the much less personable Landscape, Best Nikon Images, etc. threads.

John


It happens. I don't own the 35/1.4 AI-S even though it is probably my favorite MF Nikkor as I had more suitable needs for my kit. I certainly expect the day to come when most of shooting happens with bodies and lenses with the labels Mamiya, Fuji, Leica, and Zeiss ZM. I'll never sell all of my MF Nikkors (or all of my Nikon bodies) as there is so much to be said for the vibrant, welcoming community of people here in this thread. Here is to hoping that Nikon does something innovative and not iterative in the future of the mirrorless segment soon so that I can have a nice Nikon mirrorless body for posting in this thread. As great as the V1 is for less than $300, super long lenses, poor low light imaging, and massive DOF aren't exactly my cup of tea.



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
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Country: United States

I haven't posted in here in a while due to being too busy to take pictures. I picked up a 135mm F3.5 Ai-S for $45 the other day. I took this one more as a candid while my fiancÚ was putting her had up, but its a great lens, especially for $45.


Who says you need expensive lenses by whmeltonjr, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

Tried some reverse macro shots with the Series E 28mm. I want to say these were all taken at f/22, ISO100. Also, these are NOT cropped at all. I will post a shot later of the aperture numbers on the 80-200. They take up half the height horizontally of the frame.

Geode that I have had since I was little...


DSC_6088 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_6089 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Snowflake Obsidian...


DSC_6090 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Took a bunch of my family's gingerbread houses, haven't processed those yet.



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