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Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2904
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Philippe, is that fellow sleeping or is he dead!


He was just "dead drunk". What can we do about it?



His camera is next to him an over indulgence of "Cognac"

Reagan



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4709
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Philippe.

Here's one from this morning. Jed on the job in the barn. Taken with the 50mm f1.2 AI-s.







Oh yes. I love it! The sheep look worried. Well, if sheep can look worried
Nice composition

I'd love to see Higgs in this picture, to the left the of Jed


montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4709
Country: United States

First snowfall for Higgs



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9136
Country: United States

montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Thanks Philippe.

Here's one from this morning. Jed on the job in the barn. Taken with the 50mm f1.2 AI-s.


Oh yes. I love it! The sheep look worried. Well, if sheep can look worried
Nice composition

I'd love to see Higgs in this picture, to the left the of Jed


That would be hilarious!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9136
Country: United States

montym wrote:
First snowfall for Higgs


Now that's a GREAT photo. Got to love the Particle!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3325
Country: Germany

Monty, love your picture of Higgs! Was he hunting snowflakes? Perfect!

Reagan, thanks for your translation - I was indeed thinking about the famous Edith Piaf (I wasn't sure if Piaf is the French name for Blackbird - Turdus merula).

Philippe - it's one of many "merle's" over here.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2904
Country: United States

I just use Google Translation when Phillipe speaks
to make sure he's not talking about me

Reagan

Monty,Leighton love the B/W images
I have tried it in Lightroom3 but never like the results



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2952
Country: France

Reagan wrote:
georgms wrote:
Philippe, thanks, but all I understand is "piaf" ;-)
Your work is marvellous as always - the second picture is really a hard one, but excellent as it is.
I'm wondering about the tags on the lantern on shot #1 - my whole hometown is plastered with more or less artistic (in most cases less artistic) graffiti. Love your play with symmetry/asymmetry.



I believe he said

It is like a large sparrow


Reagan


Not really....
"gonflé' means both "inflated" and something like "he has balls"....
And a "piaf" is a little sparrow....



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2952
Country: France

Reagan wrote:
I just use Google Translation when Phillipe speaks


Reagan



Even when I speak my amazing english?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2952
Country: France

montym wrote:
First snowfall for Higgs


Incredible! ( the dog & the focusing skill)



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 840
Country: Switzerland

montym wrote:
First snowfall for Higgs


Haha, this is great! I'm also very happy to see you are comfortable w/ the 85 wide open, where all good glass is best enjoyed.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1331
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Americo, I'm really glad to see your daughter in good mood again!

Samy, I like your framing and choice of DoF on the sign! I'm not sure if I take the 28PC out for some shots - it's still snowing here.

Al, that's a beautiful landscape very nicely taken! The legendary 105/2.5 rocks!

Rafael, beautiful examples of the 28/2's characteristics! Is yours the Ai or the modern Ais-variant?

Monty, fisheyes are pure fun, thanks for sharing!


Georg
The samples are from the 28mm 2.0 ais, I own three: the ais. an NC and an N, the N I ruined in a botched ai conversion. The NC has the same center sharpness as the ais but the corners are softer, overall very similar rendering, much better looking barrel with the knurled focus ring that tapers to the tip. Here are the lenses on an F2 and a Nikomat FTN, note the F2 is smaller. (Taken with 180mm 2.8 ai, and 35mm 1.4 ais on D3)


nikon nikkor 28mm 2.0 ais and N.C. on F2 and Nikomat FTN 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 28mm 2.0 ais and N.C. on F2 and Nikomat FTN by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 28mm 2.0 ais and N.C. on F2 and Nikomat FTN 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 840
Country: United States

montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Thanks Philippe.

Here's one from this morning. Jed on the job in the barn. Taken with the 50mm f1.2 AI-s.







Oh yes. I love it! The sheep look worried. Well, if sheep can look worried
Nice composition

I'd love to see Higgs in this picture, to the left the of Jed

Leighton will tell you those sheep have absolutely nothing to worry about with Jed around. I used to mess around with that breed at the dog shows and I learned they take the sheep guarding very seriously.


rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 840
Country: United States

Olfactory sensory torture! My sister gave us this machine. It is probably 8yrs old and never used. Wife decided to see if it works and here it sits making "cheesy onion bread" a mere 6ft away from my computer and this a rainy day and no where to avoid it. 50mm 1.2 AI



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9136
Country: United States


rafaelcasd wrote:
Georg
The samples are from the 28mm 2.0 ais, I own three: the ais. an NC and an N, the N I ruined in a botched ai conversion. The NC has the same center sharpness as the ais but the corners are softer, overall very similar rendering, much better looking barrel with the knurled focus ring that tapers to the tip. Here are the lenses on an F2 and a Nikomat FTN, note the F2 is smaller. (Taken with 180mm 2.8 ai, and 35mm 1.4 ais on D3)


Rafael, you have some beautiful looking gear.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9136
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Philippe.

Here's one from this morning. Jed on the job in the barn. Taken with the 50mm f1.2 AI-s.

montym wrote:
Oh yes. I love it! The sheep look worried. Well, if sheep can look worried
Nice composition

I'd love to see Higgs in this picture, to the left the of Jed

rankamateur wrote:
Leighton will tell you those sheep have absolutely nothing to worry about with Jed around. I used to mess around with that breed at the dog shows and I learned they take the sheep guarding very seriously.


You're absolutely right Ron. In fact our dogs will lick a visitor to death, but don't let an animal they don't know come around the sheep.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3325
Country: Germany

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Reagan wrote:
georgms wrote:
Philippe, thanks, but all I understand is "piaf" ;-)
Your work is marvellous as always - the second picture is really a hard one, but excellent as it is.
I'm wondering about the tags on the lantern on shot #1 - my whole hometown is plastered with more or less artistic (in most cases less artistic) graffiti. Love your play with symmetry/asymmetry.



I believe he said

It is like a large sparrow


Reagan


Not really....
"gonfl�' means both "inflated" and something like "he has balls"....
And a "piaf" is a little sparrow....


Thanks for the update, Philippe!
Yes, the merle/blackbird ("Amsel" in german) was in fact looking like inflated/pumped up to withstand the cold.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3325
Country: Germany

Rafael, to second Leighton's words: these are some beautiful combos! Wow, the F2 and the FT2 look really tempting ;-)
I have also 3 28/2's - an Ai'd NC, an Ai (my daily workhorse) and a "broken" Ais. Have to send the latter one in for service - there's something wrong with the focusing, maybe related to the CRC-mechanism.
Overall your impressions about the 28/2's performance mirrors my own findings.
Happy shooting, Georg!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1331
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:

rafaelcasd wrote:
Georg
The samples are from the 28mm 2.0 ais, I own three: the ais. an NC and an N, the N I ruined in a botched ai conversion. The NC has the same center sharpness as the ais but the corners are softer, overall very similar rendering, much better looking barrel with the knurled focus ring that tapers to the tip. Here are the lenses on an F2 and a Nikomat FTN, note the F2 is smaller. (Taken with 180mm 2.8 ai, and 35mm 1.4 ais on D3)


Rafael, you have some beautiful looking gear.


Thank you Leighton and Georg, it took many years to pull it together, bought it all used, luckily MF prices took a big dip in cost in the 90's and 00's. An unfortunate side of our sharing the enjoyment of MF Nikkors is that the prices now just keep rising, although bargains can still be found.
Nikon should make an F2 Digital, the counter to the M9 in reflex design, no AF, minimal electronics to make an FX Sensor work, Split prism focusing - $3K price, it would sell like F2's.
The photo below was taken atop a hotel in SF using the 28mm 2.0 N that I ruined at 2.8 long time ago, on Velvia.

coit by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

leighton w wrote:
Thanks Philippe.

Here's one from this morning. Jed on the job in the barn. Taken with the 50mm f1.2 AI-s.



welcome back Leighton. I was starting to worry. Hope things don't get so busy that you can't stop by and chat for 3 or 4 pages...lol.

Jed on the job - that says it all.

So....I'll ask again - where's Curtis? How will I work out which lens to buy next ?

ben



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