Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Kevin - Very unusual images, but nice. I had to google Geode to understand what I was looking at.

Tony - Congrats on the "explore" image!

William - You mentioned that your focus ring was stiff, probably just needs to be used some. I LIke the shot too.

Ben - Nice set, but the shoe shot's a killer image!

Mike - Another nice image from the frozen north!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

My idea of modern art! I was out shooting yesterday and didn't realize I had my camera set to a 2 second timed shutter release. So I pushed the shutter button and it seemed real sluggish (duh). So I pushed it again and when it didn't act right I let the camera down from my eye and at just that moment, it fired and this is the resulting image. I wonder if I can sell it for a million bucks!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

Ben I disagree with Leighton : that's not a nice set... that's a gorgeous set!
But no more compliment : I'm jealous of your work with the 24 PCE!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

leighton w wrote:
My idea of modern art! I was out shooting yesterday and didn't realize I had my camera set to a 2 second timed shutter release. So I pushed the shutter button and it seemed real sluggish (duh). So I pushed it again and when it didn't act right I let the camera down from my eye and at just that moment, it fired and this is the resulting image. I wonder if I can sell it for a million bucks!


For 1 million bucks, your work will not be taken seriously : sell it for $25 Million!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Tony, the pic with the plane is amazing!
Ronny, like #2!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Thanks Chin, Kevin, Leighton, Ray, Jeff, Scott, Ben, Alan, Ronny, Ray (from Ohio), Georg, Peter for comments much appreciated



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

leighton w wrote:
My idea of modern art! I was out shooting yesterday and didn't realize I had my camera set to a 2 second timed shutter release. So I pushed the shutter button and it seemed real sluggish (duh). So I pushed it again and when it didn't act right I let the camera down from my eye and at just that moment, it fired and this is the resulting image. I wonder if I can sell it for a million bucks!


I had mine on manual at 1/3rd of a second - trying to catch a moving merry-go-round.
No matter how good your lens is (in this case the 35-70), it turns out it will never be sharp in those conditions.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Tony, congrats to "Explore"! The Potomac-stitch is marvellous! The "Flyby"-picture is really cool.

Kevin, thanks for the guessed scale on the reversed-28mm-shot!

Mike, wow, another fantastic Aurora-shot!

Ben, excellent set! My favs are the "Voyager" and the shoes (reminds me about my mismatching-footwear-fiasco ;-).

Ronny, love the lamp. Punchy and colorful, but also kinda natural looking. Love the 105/2.5's bokeh.

Leighton and Mark - love your displayed "artwork". I wish you both at least $25 Million for it - but afterwards please don't drive the MF-Nikkor-prices through the roof ;-)



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

MarkdV wrote:
leighton w wrote:
My idea of modern art! I was out shooting yesterday and didn't realize I had my camera set to a 2 second timed shutter release. So I pushed the shutter button and it seemed real sluggish (duh). So I pushed it again and when it didn't act right I let the camera down from my eye and at just that moment, it fired and this is the resulting image. I wonder if I can sell it for a million bucks!


I had mine on manual at 1/3rd of a second - trying to catch a moving merry-go-round.
No matter how good your lens is (in this case the 35-70), it turns out it will never be sharp in those conditions.



45 million bucks !



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Found something strange looking in the snow. Couldn't help it - I've shot a ton of pictures of this playground-equipment-thingie ;-)






all taken with the PC 85/2.8D wide open on a D3s

and finally a last picture from my loved old-town in snow:

Rostock unterbelichtet oder Heimat XLVIII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 28/3.5PC at f/11



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Great shots with the 85PC, Georg, and as said in your Flickr page the Rostock b/w does it for me.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Thanks Peter and Georg. Georg - I agree about smaller churches are usually the better, but there is a reason this one is UNESCO world heritage site, it is stunning (and so is the library, but no photography allowed).
Peter, I have a good friend here who is South African and goes back once a year, so I get my fix off him, but thank you for the thought.

Georg - I can't remember if I have commented on your snowy old town shot but it is amazing, I though that at first it was stars in the sky until I looked again.

Tony (DC), fantastic Pano over the river, the plane and bike one is also really good, great detail from the 105.

Mike - Another Fab shot, wow that is cold! I am looking forward to see some stuff from you when comet ISON flies past!

Kevin - great macro work on those rocks.

Ronny - love the shot of the lamp, especially the grainy, creamy OOF background but enough detail to see the spiders thread.



vpik01
Registered: Feb 28, 2012
Total Posts: 640
Country: United States

Mike in AK - that northern lights shot is unreal, gorgeous!

Peter - thanks, these 10+ shot panos need a really large format to be appreciated... it would be fun to have the printer and the wall space!

Ben - thanks for the comment. I like your 24PCE set, the 'PREPARE TO STOP' sign is very striking. How much are you using the movements on the PCE?

Ronny - Love the 105/2.5 shot of the lamp. The texture in the oof area is really cool too.

Leighton - Thanks! And WOW I love your idea of modern art...put some curves in it and you'll give Van Gogh a run for his money!!

Georg - Thanks! I agree about keeping the MF Nikkor profile low... dslr video already did a number on values, we need to keep this to ourselves! I'm a fan of your playground equipment study... the third one in particular is my favorite framing the tire with the aparatus. There is a playground near my place and I've shot it for over 4 years now... still looks better in person than any shot I've gotten.





leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

georgms wrote:

Leighton and Mark - love your displayed "artwork". I wish you both at least $25 Million for it - but afterwards please don't drive the MF-Nikkor-prices through the roof ;-)



Georg, for you, I'd let it go for $24 million!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Found something strange looking in the snow. Couldn't help it - I've shot a ton of pictures of this playground-equipment-thingie ;-)




and finally a last picture from my loved old-town in snow:

Rostock unterbelichtet oder Heimat XLVIII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 28/3.5PC at f/11


WOW! I really like the the first one here, the way the red and green dominate the scene.

But the second one needs to be printed large and put on your wall, well done!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Leighton's Third Post, a little Virginia history.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/01/leightons-third-post.html



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

Just hit Nikki's blog, you've done some wonderful work with that lens Leighton.

Ray



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

Another one from yesterday. Historical mill that was in operation from 1868 till 1970, now part of the parks system.
D800, 105 f2.5 AIS. Has some short moments of sunshine in an otherwise cloudy day, when the sun did break through it made for interesting lighting. And for rust fans stay tuned for a couple from yesterday's outing.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Found something strange looking in the snow. Couldn't help it - I've shot a ton of pictures of this playground-equipment-thingie ;-)

and finally a last picture from my loved old-town in snow:



Very nice, Georg, on both the "thingie" and the snow/church shot.



CanonGolfGuy
Registered: Apr 01, 2012
Total Posts: 215
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:


William - You mentioned that your focus ring was stiff, probably just needs to be used some. I LIke the shot too.


Thanks, Leighton. I think you're probably right. It's not as stiff as it was when I bought it.



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