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Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

More from the market. The last is an effort using Topaz B&W effects which I'm trying.

I have some reservations compared to Nik Silver Efex pro but it is very intuitive.

All with the 50 f2



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Tonight I am celebrating my 19th anniversary of entertaining the Strawberry Patch with Karaoke. It is highly unusual to entertain in one venue for such a long period of time. I am proud to have served so many wonderful people and to have helped them achieve their 3 min 30 secs of fame. Quite a few of the folks that have passed through our doors have been some of the best singers that I have ever heard. I am sure that I have been entertained as much as I have entertained over the past 19 years.
Hopefully after tonight i will be able to spend some quality time with Nikki, I am looking forward to seeing what I can see with the old girl


Congrats on 19 years Ray! That's a long time to be doing something you love doing.

Thank you all so much for your comments. I have a deep appreciation for music as well as photography. I promise I will do my best to put Nikki to the best use that I can. I am already planning my photo opportunities



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Lots of wonderful photos! Anyone have any experience with the Nikon TC-14a? Bjørn Rørslett gave it a craptacular rating. I have one on loan at the moment - and from what I have read they are intended for use on 200mm (some say 300mm) or shorter lenses. Uwe Steinmueller seems to have gotten decent results on a 80-400 vr.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Kevin - Very nice abstract!

Tony - Good job nailing focus on a moving dog.

Philippe - Love the third one of the Arc de Triomphe.

Peter - I love the last one of the bread. I wish our market had a baker that specialized in this type of bread.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Great shot Z and Peter :-)



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

I have one James and it is so good especially on the 85mm 1.4 it gives me a 120mm 2.0 and saved me a ton of money off buying the 135mm 2.0. I have used it on the 180 and 135 2.8 with great success. It is also wonderful on the 300mm 4.5 so that saved me from buying the 400mm 5.6. If you can buy a good copy I highly recommend the TC 14A!



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

leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:
From early yesterday morning. Bitterly cold (11 degrees f). Ben, maybe this will cool you down a bit. Taken with the 105 2.5 wide open.


I absolutely love this shot! Well done!!!! Now, since you get up so early, you want a job?!


me too - fantastic. Doesn't look bitterly cold - maybe it's that warm light - but it sure is beautiful.

ben



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

kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
8 shots with a 55/1.2 stitched - it's everything but perfect, but I love it, cause it's my hometown ;-)
[url=url] auf Flickr

Wow, just wow... Perfect!


+!

incredible pano Georg - almost looks like it was done with a wide angle - with that curving effect. great PP too.

ben



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

Nice shot, Scott.
I am running around the house looking for something to take a picture of...
135mm f2.0 (selling if anyone is looking for one).












leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
8 shots with a 55/1.2 stitched - it's everything but perfect, but I love it, cause it's my hometown ;-)
[url=url] auf Flickr

Wow, just wow... Perfect!


+!

incredible pano Georg - almost looks like it was done with a wide angle - with that curving effect. great PP too.

ben


What's for breakfast mate?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Nice shot, Scott.
I am running around the house looking for something to take a picture of...
135mm f2.0 (selling if anyone is looking for one).



Ok Chuong I need to know two things. Why are you selling it, and how much? Oh, and one more, do you have a pic of it?



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

Philip, Monty, Foggy, Leighton, Ray, Philippe, Ronny, Peter, Mark and Ben - thanks a bunch for your comments on the pano!

Kevin, I like your close-up-shots taken with the 80-200/4.5 a lot: beautiful monochromatic espresso-machine and very cool abstract of the vent.

John, I'm really curious about your findings on the 135's. I've tried the 135/2 Ais on the V1 (the tiny V1 has nothing in common with your D800 except a high pixel-density) and found it to be troubled by CA's and overall a not very good performer on this camera.
Have a nice sunday on the mountains!

Peter, very nice sets from the market! My favs are the first baguettes-shot and the country-bread-image for their shallow DoF and framing.

Philippe, the "Screws" and the "Crane" are truly outstanding captures.

Ray, congrats to your anniversary! Music is an important part of my life too - but I can't play an instrument or sing (I do it, but just in the car or under the shower and rather loud than good ;-). Nikki should make a great lens to capture evenings around a stage.

Scott, beautiful image from the winterly stubblefield (?).

Anthony, hats off to your focusing skills! Love the dancing dog.

Chuong, nice examples of your 135/2.



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

Leighton, I am going to PM you.



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

Lieutenant Z wrote:
A few more from the Champs Elysées with the 50/1.8 :




Phillippe - finally!!! finally!!!! - there I am constantly shooting the Opera House or the harbour bridge (and you calling them banal) so I thought we'd never get a pic of the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, the Champs Elysees. I assumed you eschewed tourist snaps....but all I can say is....finally!! .........and thank you......thank you.

I love these. LOVE them. Especially the first one. The light is so perfect on the woman in the foreground it almost looks like you used a flash. And the composition and the strong contrasts give the streetscape an amazing 3D effect. I would never have guessed that was the nikon 50 1.8. Masterfully done.

I could understand if the second shot of the woman on the phone was taken with an 85 but with a 50 you would have been close enough to hear everything she was saying - I'm surprised she didn't call the police.

The smiley face on the street sign of the Place De Charles De Gaulle makes me want to barf - but hey, that's not your fault.

thank you. thank you again.

ben



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

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
8 shots with a 55/1.2 stitched - it's everything but perfect, but I love it, cause it's my hometown ;-)
[url=url] auf Flickr

Wow, just wow... Perfect!


+!

incredible pano Georg - almost looks like it was done with a wide angle - with that curving effect. great PP too.

ben


What's for breakfast mate?


morning Leighton. Went to dinner at a friend's house last night. I ate and drank a bit too much - feeling a bit seedy this morning - can't quite face breakfast.

Hope those lambs are doing well.

ben



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

Foggy14 wrote:
Georg, wonderful panorama!

What software are you using for your stitching?


Thanks, Jeff!
I've used Photoshop CS6 - the Photomerge-function in automatic mode ;-). It works great in many cases, but not always.
I've tried PTGui and Autopano as well for other panos, but these specialized programs are to complicated for my occasional use.


Ben, I have a russian swing-lens-panoramic camera as well - will try to do a comparison between this one and a stitched pano sometimes.
I've lost a few auctions on the mighty Noblex 120-panoramic camera - now that's a mean machine;-)
Overall I prefer the look of stitched panoramics over cropped images taken with a fisheye or ultrawide lens.

Philippe, the single images were taken from the tall church-spire displayed in the backlit winter-shots.
The problem was that I had to shoot through a small opening in a wire-fence (protecting the interior of the spire from the doves).



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

georgms wrote:
Foggy14 wrote:
Georg, wonderful panorama!

What software are you using for your stitching?


Thanks, Jeff!
I've used Photoshop CS6 - the Photomerge-function in automatic mode ;-). It works great in many cases, but not always.
I've tried PTGui and Autopano as well for other panos, but these specialized programs are to complicated for my occasional use.


Ben, I have a russian swing-lens-panoramic camera as well - will try to do a comparison between this one and a stitched pano sometimes.
I've lost a few auctions on the mighty Noblex 120-panoramic camera - now that's a mean machine;-)
Overall I prefer the look of stitched panoramics over cropped images taken with a fisheye or ultrawide lens.

Philippe, the single images were taken from the tall church-spire displayed in the backlit winter-shots.
The problem was that I had to shoot through a small opening in a wire-fence (protecting the interior of the spire from the doves).


the noblex huh? be interesting to see what you do if you ever get one.

You think PTGui is too complicated? I use it because it's so simple: - load the images, press stitch and it does everything. It's photoshop I can't figure.

I agree that stitched panoramas look much better than cropped wide angles - but you don't always have the option.

ben



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Leighton, I am going to PM you.


Right back at you.



stevenvh
Registered: Jun 18, 2011
Total Posts: 127
Country: United States

Nikki's other sister....
I have a K 85/1.8 (Ai'd) # 421152 that's available for the cost of shipping.
It's got fungus, dust and dry focus, also original hood and leather case, generic caps.
Cosmetically, I'd say an 8. No scratches or rubs on the glass.
It differs from the HC version mostly in appearance, it seems. It looks like an Ai lens:
http://www.destoutz.ch/lens_85mm_f1.8_423875.html

Also an Ai-S 50/1.4 in similar condition available. If anyone is interested, please PM me.

cheers,
Steven



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Barbara has become a lamb mother!

One of the ewes has rejected her babies, so we'll have to feed them a bottle 4 times a day for the next 6 or 7 weeks.



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