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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
So, I came home and saw a strange package for me...from Singapore.

28-50mm f3.5






Chin sent me hair-clips for my daughter. I showed it to her and she said "WOW, pink flower."

55mm f1.2






Many thanks for her birthday present, Chin. She turned 3 yesterday.



She looks great, nice hairclip too!


Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Thanks Peter, Jose, Scott, Ray and Leighton for your comments on the film sunset shots.

Leighton, I'll try to follow-up on your idea of shooting a direct film versus digital comparison. My impression is that, in "special" light situations like alpenglow or a dramatic sunset, I'm getting truer colors out of the camera with film, but it would be interesting to see an apples to apples comparison.



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

John, I like the Lady Liberty and moon, wonderful take on what must be a very much photographed object. Nice golden light on the ferries. I'd be very interested in your findings on the short teles when you get through your testing.

Jeff, I can almost smell the Velvia, what fond memories of locations that I carried that film to; nice sunsets too, esp the third pic.

Reagan, it's only money (and it's not my money) - buy the D600 :-)

Beautiful 3 year old Chuong.

Very nice bike shot, Ben! What a cool perspective.

Something different, nice cheery pic for the dreary winter. 105 f2.5 AIS.




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

Great photos over the last couple of days everyone.

Here's some from the 55mm f2.8 micro being used in a variety of situations and showing its qualities.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:Jeff, I can almost smell the Velvia, what fond memories of locations that I carried that film to; nice sunsets too, esp the third pic.

I love the smell of Velvia in the morning.

Thanks Ray. "Pavement People" is a very cool shot.

Mark, really nice ones with the 55mm micro. Reminds me that I should use mine more.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8398
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Great photos over the last couple of days everyone.





Here's some from the 55mm f2.8 micro being used in a variety of situations and showing its qualities.

Love this last one Mark!

- John


a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

Still trying to come up with something on these pictures! I surely do need more knowledge, and a darn tripod!! Why do I insist on handheld shots with an 85mm 1.4 wide open manual lens!?




_DSC6165 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

it was bloody hot out there today - the sun didn't come out till noon and by then it was too hot to take pics

ben



staying out of the sun - nikon 24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
So, I came home and saw a strange package for me...from Singapore.

28-50mm f3.5






Chin sent me hair-clips for my daughter. I showed it to her and she said "WOW, pink flower."

55mm f1.2






Many thanks for her birthday present, Chin. She turned 3 yesterday.


You know what? There are some really nice people on the is thread! It really is like a family.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
John, I like the Lady Liberty and moon, wonderful take on what must be a very much photographed object. Nice golden light on the ferries. I'd be very interested in your findings on the short teles when you get through your testing.

Jeff, I can almost smell the Velvia, what fond memories of locations that I carried that film to; nice sunsets too, esp the third pic.

Reagan, it's only money (and it's not my money) - buy the D600 :-)

Beautiful 3 year old Chuong.

Very nice bike shot, Ben! What a cool perspective.

Something different, nice cheery pic for the dreary winter. 105 f2.5 AIS.




I really really like this one Ray.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Still trying to come up with something on these pictures! I surely do need more knowledge, and a darn tripod!! Why do I insist on handheld shots with an 85mm 1.4 wide open manual lens!?




_DSC6165 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


Americo, A tripod would be useful at these aperture ranges in this low light.

One other thought, The gigantic watermark across the middle of your image really distracts from it. To my mind, it would look nicer if it were smaller and down in the corner. Just my 2 cents.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
it was bloody hot out there today - the sun didn't come out till noon and by then it was too hot to take pics

ben



staying out of the sun - nikon 24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Sorry it's so hot, we're expecting snow today!

Great shot, I love it. Did you adjust the lens to get rid of any distortion? I know when I correct for distortion in LR, I have to end up cropping a lot of the image away. Sometimes it would be nice to frame your image in camera so you didn't have to waste so much in post.



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

leighton w wrote:
a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Still trying to come up with something on these pictures! I surely do need more knowledge, and a darn tripod!! Why do I insist on handheld shots with an 85mm 1.4 wide open manual lens!?



Americo, A tripod would be useful at these aperture ranges in this low light.

One other thought, The gigantic watermark across the middle of your image really distracts from it. To my mind, it would look nicer if it were smaller and down in the corner. Just my 2 cents.


Hi Americo,

I agree with Leighton on his points, but in this image I like the crazy lights reflecting around in the decanter to the left of the image (and to a slightly lesser extent the wine glass), maybe you could try playing around with this a bit?

Kind regards,
Mark.



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

leighton w wrote:
raboof wrote:
So, I came home and saw a strange package for me...from Singapore.

28-50mm f3.5






Chin sent me hair-clips for my daughter. I showed it to her and she said "WOW, pink flower."

55mm f1.2






Many thanks for her birthday present, Chin. She turned 3 yesterday.


You know what? There are some really nice people on the is thread! It really is like a family.

That is really nice, both Chin's kindness and the image of your daughter. Have you explained to your daughter that according to the thread rules you have to send it on to the next person in 2 weeks time?


raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Can't wait to see that on your hair, Mark.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

mp356 wrote:
bruni wrote:


yesterday was the first markets of the year by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Ben, I really like this.


+1
great perspective!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Chuong, nice portrait of your daughter, and congrats on your new lens!
Even without Curtis lately, NMFAS continues to strike hard over here

Mark, once more you have confirmed the versatile lens the Micro 55mm f/2.8 is.



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

raboof wrote:
Can't wait to see that on your hair, Mark.


I was thinking in Leighton's beard.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Late breeding activities in January over here.

"The children"


Great Kiskadee juveniles with Nikkor 600mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + 600mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED + beanbag over a windowsill, ISO 640, f/8 at 1/320s, heavy crop (~50%) since the birds were 26 metres away.



Delivering food to offspring:


Parent feeding on Great Kiskadee juvenile by labecoaves, on Flickr

Two of the juveniles have to wait.
D7000 + 600mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED + beanbag over a windowsill, ISO 640, f/8 at 1/400s, ~35% crop, the birds were 17 metres away.



And the exhausted parents:


Great Kiskadee parents by labecoaves, on Flickr

Both parents are exhausted because of the frantic delivery of food to their offspring.
D7000 + 800mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED + tripod, ISO 1250, f/8 at 1/250s,~25% crop.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Haha what great timing! Glad your daughter liked it Chuong
My wife had an order from her etsy contact so since we had to break out all the ribbons, glue gun and sequins on our work table, I thought why not, just make a few more. Surprisingly, she sent hers to Reno on priority at the same time, no news on receipt of goods.



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