Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Z by Z
24 PC E



Very nice Philippe. Love the texture and color in the tiles.
Scott



djjohnr13
Registered: Jan 12, 2013
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Thanks Mike. By field curvature I meant curvature of the focal plane leading to OOF corners when the plane is close to you.

I prefer the diagonal placement of the lights that you've used as it gives a sense of movement to the them in relation to the stillness of the foreground.



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
It's going to be a busy day here today, we have 15 ewes due today or tomorrow. The second shot is what farming CAN look like. It's not always pretty animals out on nice green grass. I've just added the link as some may find it disturbing.

BTW, the last day with Nikki before going to Ray.

http://flic.kr/p/dLbF14



Leighton, this is a very nice image. That little guy (gal) is very cute!

You are doing great work with Nikki. I know how much fun it was to shoot with her and it will be hard to send her on her way.
Scott



mp356
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Just been rushing about taking care of business, just today I had to run to the western union office and send a telegram. It is cold over here but the wires are unaffected.
(The D800 is a waste of pixels and bytes for this type of photography)

nikon nikkor 50mm 1.2 at 1.2 D800 nik film effects western union by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Rafael, nice train station images. Where is this located?
Scott



mp356
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mike-in-ak wrote:

Here is one from the night of March 9, 2012 at the Alaska Veteran's Memorial MP 147 of the Parks Highway.

D700 - Nikkor 28mm /2.0 AI - ISO 800 - 6 secs - /2.8






Really like this one Mike!
Scott



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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Country: Australia

Lieutenant Z wrote:
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 !


+1

Leighton, Mark - great stuff. Leighton - yours is very abstract but still looks quite ordered.

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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Country: Australia

Thanks Leighton, Scott, Ronny, Georg, Tony D.

Tony D - I'm using tilt and shift - mostly shift - but it's early days. All the images I posted used some movement . It's a very particular lens - got a lot to learn about it before I figure out how to use its capacities - especially tilt.

It's a very particular lens with lots of "problems" - distortion, severe fall off. But It focusses insanely closely.

Phillippe says he was about a metre from the boy in his bridge shot - well, he looks like he was an inch away from those tiles - yes, it focusses that close.

ben



mike-in-ak
Registered: Jan 09, 2013
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djjohnr13 wrote:
Thanks Mike. By field curvature I meant curvature of the focal plane leading to OOF corners when the plane is close to you.

I prefer the diagonal placement of the lights that you've used as it gives a sense of movement to the them in relation to the stillness of the foreground.


I think you will find that to some degree in all versions of the 28. You may have to find what is acceptable to you. I have enlarged some of the 28 images up to 24x36. Since the main image focus is the lights so having a bit of softness in the corners does not distract from the image. The newer ones designated as aspherical may be what you are looking for.

I was looking for fast and cheap. I would like to get a hold of the 20mm /2.8 AF-D and do some test shots with it.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks Mihai, Scott and Ben!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Philippe, Mark, Tony, Leighton, Ray, Jose and Scott - thanks for your kind words on the old-town- and playground-images!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

Last breeding activities for birds over here:

Mommy, I need food!!!


Sayaca Tanager juvenile begging for food by labecoaves, on Flickr

D3 + PK13 tube + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K AI'D ED non IF, ISO 3200, f/11 at 1/320s, tripod.
As this lens has a MFD of 5m I attached a tube to get focus at ~4m.



Here is your food, small glutton!


Sayaca Tanager juvenile being fed by labecoaves, on Flickr

D3 + PK13 tube + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K AI'D ED non IF, ISO 3200, f/11 at 1/320s, tripod. Note that the mom closed her eyes to avoid any accident.
No noise reduction applied. I almost forgot how good D3 is for high ISOs.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Great captures Jose, you are the birdman of Brazil!

Speaking of Brazil, I'd love to see some street shots of your city. It's beautiful from your balcony, it must be lovely on the street.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

A closer view of the Sayaca Tanager juvenile:


A closer view of Sayaca Tanager juvenile by labecoaves, on Flickr


D3 + PK13 tube + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K AI'D ED non IF, ISO 3200, f/8 at 1/400s, tripod. ~20% crop.
As this lens has a MFD of 5m I attached a tube to get focus at 3.5m.



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

Leighton, I like the B&W-shot of the newborn sheep a lot - great moment and caring expression of your wife, beautiful B&W and just the right DoF. I like the "hidden" image too - that's just real life in color ;-)

Mike, I've never seen an Aurora in nature and I'm really amazed and fascinated by your captures.

Samuel, great macro-work! I like the second shot the most - the light is more natural and the DoF more appealing to my eyes.

Rafael, love the "Telegram"-shot!

Tony, the "Red Stripe"-image is fantastic. Perfect use of a fast lens.

Philippe, great selfie!

Ray, very nice shot of the old mill. Somehow I like the leafless trees surrounding the building. Hope to see the rust-pictures soon ;-)



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

leighton w wrote:
Great captures Jose, you are the birdman of Brazil!

Speaking of Brazil, I'd love to see some street shots of your city. It's beautiful from your balcony, it must be lovely on the street.



Thanks Leighton.

The problem is that here I can be killed because a pair of shoes, or even because US$10.00, think of an expensive camera...
Besides that I am a very shy guy that do not manage to photograph people very well.



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

Jose, beautiful set from the "Sayaca Tanager". Amazing, the juvenile bird looks like it's already the size of it's mum. Your bird-pictures are - not just from a technical point of view - spectacular. Thanks for sharing.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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georgms wrote:
Leighton, I like the B&W-shot of the newborn sheep a lot - great moment and caring expression of your wife, beautiful B&W and just the right DoF. I like the "hidden" image too - that's just real life in color ;-)



Thanks Georg, now you know why I supplied the link instead.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Great captures Jose, you are the birdman of Brazil!

Speaking of Brazil, I'd love to see some street shots of your city. It's beautiful from your balcony, it must be lovely on the street.



Thanks Leighton.

The problem is that here I can be killed because a pair of shoes, or even because US$10.00, think of an expensive camera...
Besides that I am a very shy guy that do not manage to photograph people very well.


Wow Jose, I had NO idea. I understand completely.



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

Some more images taken today. I don't wanna flood this thread, I'm just happy to see some snow and sun after long weeks of rain and deep grey skies;-)


old garden gate - a favorite subject, 85/2.8PC tilted


ivy - there's still life under the snow


Heimat XLIX von georgsfoto auf Flickr
another test of a recently purchased 180/2.8ED - I like this lens so far, but it's aperture mechanism is stiff (shot wide-open)


The 180/2.8ED on a D7000, cropped a wee bit - it's to long for a crop-sensor body, even in the european hockey rinks (broader than the north-american rinks). Maybe I'll try the 135/2 Ais next time...



sbarricklow
Registered: Jan 14, 2003
Total Posts: 2132
Country: United States

Thank you Georg. I placed an old, black GE Super Radio in the background. If you look closely, you might be able to make out the grill pattern of the speaker cover! As an aside, the GE Super Radio is an analog AM/FM receiver that utilizes a fairly large ferrite receiving loop, and is known for its excellent sensitivity on the AM broadcast band. The D700's in-camera flash was used for both photos.



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