Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1094
Country: United States

bruni 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.



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

What don't you have Ben?



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Here's one from our walk yesterday. Shot in the pine trees with the 105 on.


Beautiful pictures, almost abstract.

Bert



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

rafaelcasd wrote:
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.
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that's lovely Rafael.

And I agree about a digital F2 - there must be a reason they don't do it. Maybe they don't want to cannibalise their DSLR range , or maybe they don't do it because Canon haven't. Whatever the reason - they must realise that smaller and lighter is the way to go. The Sony RX1 may start a trend.

ben



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
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)

leighton w wrote:
Rafael, you have some beautiful looking gear.

rafaelcasd wrote:
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.



If they ever came out with a camera such as this, I wouldn't be able to help myself! I had a F3 in 1984, it was probably my favorite camera.



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
A few more pics of painters from the Place du Tertre in Montmartre, all with 85 HC :





Great series, brings back great memories. My wife and I stayed in Paris on our honeymoon. Place Montmartre was our favorite place there.

Bert



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
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.

bruni wrote:
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


Thanks Ben, at least the pace of pages being added slowed a bit.

Curtis is probably busy with his volunteer work, the man is a saint.



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

montym wrote:
First snowfall for Higgs


I love this picture.

Bert



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

adh67 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here's one from our walk yesterday. Shot in the pine trees with the 105 on.


Beautiful pictures, almost abstract.

Bert

Thanks Bert, good to see you.



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

rafaelcasd wrote:
bruni 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.



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

What don't you have Ben?



ha ha - very funny Rafael. Bit rich coming from you - who's just posted all that gear porn - but I haven't got that much gear (who am I kidding). It's OK when you're buying pre-ai nikkors for under $100 but blloody Phillippe's driving me to buy more Zeiss - now that's serious money.


ben



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

Here's a shot of part of the village I live near. It once was a thriving town, back in the 1800's.



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

adh67 wrote:
montym wrote:
First snowfall for Higgs


I love this picture.

Bert



+1

beautiful capture

ben



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

leighton w wrote:
Here's a shot of part of the village I live near. It once was a thriving town, back in the 1800's.


Leighton - I thought it was semi-rural, but those houses seem very close together? How far is that from where the market is?

ben



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 553
Country: United States

A lot to go trough again this weekend very inspirational. I have not had time to shoot much myself once again. I can't wait for the year to be over and things to slow down a little at work.
Here are a few from yesterday.

Bert



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4614
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Here's a shot of part of the village I live near. It once was a thriving town, back in the 1800's.

Great shot that looks like it was taken then. Great effect - I love it!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4614
Country: United States

Life is so busy for me this time of year. A lot of parties to do. I did get out today fro about an hour using the 35mm 1.4 AIS





MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4614
Country: United States

Nice shots Bert especially the last one!

Ray



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Here's a shot of part of the village I live near. It once was a thriving town, back in the 1800's.

bruni wrote:
Leighton - I thought it was semi-rural, but those houses seem very close together? How far is that from where the market is?

ben

Ben, the houses you see are in the village, which we are right out side of, but within walking distance. There's around 213 people that live there. We are 12 miles south of where the market is located in the city of Staunton, which has a population of between 25,000 and 30,000. It is VERY rural around here with farmland all around us.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

adh67 wrote:
A lot to go trough again this weekend very inspirational. I have not had time to shoot much myself once again. I can't wait for the year to be over and things to slow down a little at work.
Here are a few from yesterday.

Bert


Nice Bert, I like the first one.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Here's a shot of part of the village I live near. It once was a thriving town, back in the 1800's.

MDoc9523 wrote:
Great shot that looks like it was taken then. Great effect - I love it!


Thanks Ray! Looks like that 35mm is living on your D7000. Nice flowers and thanks for bringing some color into a rather brown looking world here at the moment.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1016
Country: United States

Grey and wet around here, a couple from the card download today, probably collected over a one week span. Continued good work everyone, enjoy looking at the slices of life around the world.

Welcome to the Particle, nice shot Monty.
Phillipe, applause again at the street photography pics
aRod, continued well wishes for your family and daughter
"Leighton in Paris" put a big smile on my face!
Georg, your work continues to inspire, I esp like the "quick snap on the way to the car"
Jorge "Money for Beer" is a blast

Ray






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