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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3070
Country: Germany

Chris Dees wrote:
Winter started in Holland.
Wet snow, windy and about zero degrees. Typical Dutch winter day. :-(


Chris, very nice and very atmospheric shot. The typical German winter days are pretty similar in overall appearance.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
got a new toy - the nikon 35mm f2 OC

My local camera shop rang me and asked if I'd be interested. He's never done that before. I told him I was a bit over photography at the moment - but he knows Im a sucker for these scalloped aperture ring lenses. I'd never heard of the 35mm f2 OC - but as I have HC, PC, NC, and SC - I figured I might as well go for OC.

ben

Here it is:


nikon D200 55mm f1.2 SC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


these next 2 are both wide open.Like all these lenses it's a joy to use:



self portrait at Joe Black's by benmorgan28, on Flickr


self portrait with a Ducati by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Congrats on the "new" lens Ben. I did not realize there are so many variations of this lens. The self-portrait shot with your reflection in both mirrors is very nice.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Seth/Ian, I had never heard about the Douglas A70 (Boston/Havoc), if that's what this is. This from wikipedia..

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The Douglas A-20/DB-7 Havoc was a family of American attack, light bomber and night fighter aircraft of World War II, that served with several Allied air forces, principally those of the Soviet Union, United Kingdom, and United States. The DB-7 was also used by the air forces of Australia, South Africa, France, and the Netherlands during the war, and Brazil afterwards. The bomber aircraft was known as Boston among British and Commonwealth air forces, while the Royal Air Force night fighter variants were given the service name Havoc.
**

A little off topic. But this did give me an idea of getting back to the Smithsonian Air and Space museum and putting the MF lenses to work there. Either one of the two museum sites has WW2 planes in it.

A B-47 bomber is actually at a museum off I-95 in Georgia (near Savannah?). Many years ago on a drive up from Florida I planned a quick stop there after I found it on the web. They also had some Vietnam war-era planes there, the Phantom and a Mig side by side. Any pictures I may still have of those planes are likely from my old Canon S40.

Samy

Ian Boys wrote:
Seth Lord wrote:
Looking forward to the shots from the Heinkel factory Georg. In the meantime here is one of the inside of a Boston Bomber (I think!)



That's a really nice shot of a Boston - I've never seen the inside before. They are lovely planes and in Russian service a Boston regiment was the most highly decorated of the war, above the fighters etc. I can see the point that people wouldn't like machines made for war but the Boston is a favourite of mine.




Samy, going to the Air and Space Museum armed with MF lenses would be a lot of fun. Certainly a "target rich" environment!
Scott



stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 835
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
50mm 1.2 AIS














The B&W is a classic. Honesty is the best policy.


philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 823
Country: Switzerland

Chris Dees wrote:
Winter started in Holland.
Wet snow, windy and about zero degrees. Typical Dutch winter day. :-(


Looks nice! Especially for a Sinterklaas visit! In North America (well, certainly in Canada, and I guess the northern half of the USA) we want to have a "white" Christmas (see/listen to: "White Christmas," the classic seasonal tune from the 1940s). Do the dutch have the same?



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1818
Country: United States

Seth Lord wrote:
I hope this thread is ok about Nikkor MF lenses on MF Nikons? I just had the awful thought that it might be for MF on Digital only - will check. Ah, just jumped back two thousand three hundred and something pages (!) and I see from Curtis' first post that film cameras are Ok.


Seth, definitely keep posting your film work. I post film from an FM2 and F100 with MF Nikkors as often as I can get it developed and scanned.

@Reagan, I got it.

@Jorge, beer is good. I prefer the B&W. The red lights were a bit distracting for me in the color version. Both are nice though.

@Americo, provided a career change and increased financial liberty, I would roll with the following system:
Leica M6TTL .58 + Summicron 35/2 ASPH
Leica M6TTL .72 + ZM 50/2 Planar
And probably some sort of compact mirrorless with a fast 35 and 50 and maybe a zoom since my wife (and I) like the instant availability of digital files. If I really had more dollars than sense, I'd keep my 4 favorite MF Nikkors (28/2, 50/1.2, 105/2.5, 180/2.8) too as they are just plain fun and will never break. As it is, I won't let go of my Nikkors because I have a great comfort level with the system and mirrorless hasn't quite reached the ability to rival the performance of my Nikon DSLR system.



Chris Dees
Registered: Dec 24, 2002
Total Posts: 3636
Country: Netherlands

georgms wrote:
Chris Dees wrote:
Winter started in Holland.
Wet snow, windy and about zero degrees. Typical Dutch winter day. :-(


Chris, very nice and very atmospheric shot. The typical German winter days are pretty similar in overall appearance.


Thanks Georg
I like the German winters much better. It's more a real winter. I lived for 4 years (ages ago) near Minden and that were real winters with lots of snow and cold (and of course the inconvenience )



Chris Dees
Registered: Dec 24, 2002
Total Posts: 3636
Country: Netherlands

philipj wrote:
Chris Dees wrote:
Winter started in Holland.
Wet snow, windy and about zero degrees. Typical Dutch winter day. :-(


Looks nice! Especially for a Sinterklaas visit! In North America (well, certainly in Canada, and I guess the northern half of the USA) we want to have a "white" Christmas (see/listen to: "White Christmas," the classic seasonal tune from the 1940s). Do the dutch have the same?


Thanks Phillip.
Sinterklaas is already back to Spain (December 5th). Santa is coming now.
Most Dutch would like to have a "white" Christmas as well with a lot of ice (scating) but most of the times it's a wet Christmas.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 258
Country: Netherlands

bruni wrote:
got a new toy - the nikon 35mm f2 OC

My local camera shop rang me and asked if I'd be interested. He's never done that before. I told him I was a bit over photography at the moment - but he knows Im a sucker for these scalloped aperture ring lenses. I'd never heard of the 35mm f2 OC - but as I have HC, PC, NC, and SC - I figured I might as well go for OC.

ben




I like your selfportraits Ben, but the old 35 shining on the D800E is a beauty too

Paul



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

mp356 wrote:
bruni wrote:
got a new toy - the nikon 35mm f2 OC


Congrats on the "new" lens Ben. I did not realize there are so many variations of this lens. The self-portrait shot with your reflection in both mirrors is very nice.
Scott



thanks Scott - you're always very generous. And Paul.

No I didn't realise either. I googled it after I bought it - turns out there was a O and an OC version - bit like all those 85mm f1.8 Hs and HCs or the 50 1.4 S and SCs. I was lucky he was selling the C versions with the latest coatings.

The dual reflections were dumb luck - I was really more interested in the Ducati - but I didn't realise how shallow the DOF is wide open - so the bike's not in focus. I thought - it's a 35mm, focus on the mirrors and everything will be fine.


ben



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2840
Country: France

Another one from Montmartre with 85 HC




Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3944
Country: South Africa

Reagan wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Jose, Paul, Georg - thank you.



Peter, you left out Ringo
Maybe you are "Peter Best"

I hopre someone gets

Reagan


I thought Jose was the Beetles fan



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3944
Country: South Africa

Another good one Phillippe



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2840
Country: France

Oosty wrote:
Another good one Phillippe


Thanks, Peter, much appreciated mais j'aimais mieux quand tu me parlais dans la langue de Molière



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3944
Country: South Africa

A mean mother....



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3944
Country: South Africa

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Another good one Phillippe


Thanks, Peter, much appreciated mais j'aimais mieux quand tu me parlais dans la langue de Molière


I'd love to but my vocabulary is extremely limited and my grammar and pronunciation horrible!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2840
Country: France

Oosty wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Another good one Phillippe


Thanks, Peter, much appreciated mais j'aimais mieux quand tu me parlais dans la langue de Molière


I'd love to but my vocabulary is extremely limited and my grammar and pronunciation horrible!


It will always be much better than my shabby english



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4242
Country: United States

Some 24mm f2.8 ais shots of a local plant we call the "money plant". The plant probably grows everywhere...might be interesting to hear the different names it is known by. Pardon the metadata pointing to the 24mm f2.0...I should have updated the non-cpu data info. BTW...how many lenses can we enter? I seem to have run out of slots.

A reversed image showing how the seed attaches to the "money".






Not reversed this time, but a severely cropped frame showing the sharpness, and scale of the money plant seed.






rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Jose, Paul, Georg - thank you.



Peter, you left out Ringo
Maybe you are "Peter Best"

I hopre someone gets

Reagan


I thought Jose was the Beetles fan


Ok! That's funny! At least we know he likes some sort of beetles!



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Some 24mm f2.8 ais shots of a local plant we call the "money plant". The plant probably grows everywhere...might be interesting to hear the different names it is known by. Pardon the metadata pointing to the 24mm f2.0...I should have updated the non-cpu data info. BTW...how many lenses can we enter? I seem to have run out of slots.

A reversed image showing how the seed attaches to the "money".






Not reversed this time, but a severely cropped frame showing the sharpness, and scale of the money plant seed.






Great shots James with another lens that never get's a lot of praise. You can enter 9 lenses but you should start chipping any AI-S ones that you can. That reason alone makes it so nice to mount them and not have to worry about fooling around changing all that lens garbage


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