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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

bruni wrote:
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


Thanks Ben.
Actually I never go to the Champs but I had an apppointment there and a few minutes for shooting before an other appointment in La Defense (#3 & # 4 in the 1st set).

Yep I was close enough to hear what she was saying but she is a french girl and a french girl never call the police when a guy like me is too close to her -)

Do you want shots of the Eiffel Tower ? Well I will do my best even if I hate that ugly monument-)

Have a nice day!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

leighton w wrote:
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.


Lovely shot Leighton!



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

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Look what showed up on my doorstep this afternoon. The final part of the 135mm trio - the 135/3.5 AIS (left).

Hopefully the weather will cooperate this weekend to give the f/3.5 a spin on the D800.

John


John, this looks like a very nice trio. I am curious how you find the 135 3.5 and 2.8 for sharpness, and how they perform against the 105 2.5.
Scott


John, me too. I'm contemplating an AiS 2.8 and wonder about it's peformance.



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

jhinkey wrote:
Look what showed up on my doorstep this afternoon. The final part of the 135mm trio - the 135/3.5 AIS (left).

Hopefully the weather will cooperate this weekend to give the f/3.5 a spin on the D800.

John


And what about the E Series lens? I just had a minty one CLA'd and, except for looking kinda' skinny on a D700, it seems to be a very nice lens. From a quick test in the parking lot of the shop, it's sharp at portrait distance with great color and contrast and nice bokeh too.

cheers,
Steven



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

leighton w wrote:
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.


Ohh, now that's quite a task! B&W works very well for images in the stable.



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

Ben, I've tried PTGui again (for the same pano) and it worked flawless. I'm just lost in the various options.
A fellow photographer who shoots a lot of critical interiors swears by PTGui - maybe I'll give it another try when I finally do some critical work ;-)
The Noblex will be a dream for the next time - no additional analogue-cameras until I have set up a proper wet darkroom...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Had a chance to try my new 20mm f3.5 AI - vintage toy day all around here, as my son and I took our 1970s slot cars for a spin. Love the lens already; it's been on my wish list since the film days.

20mm f3.5 iso 800 on D600, handheld













with K1 extension ring, iso 100 at f11, tripod, about 5 sec exposure - something from the days when toys didn't have to be politically correct. Love what a less than 1/4 inch extension tube can do for a wide angle - marcro with depth of field. Distance from front element of lens to object was about 2 inches.









SweetMk
Registered: Mar 15, 2011
Total Posts: 140
Country: United States

Great 20mm pics pburke!! Makes me want to get my 20mm out tomorrow. Glad I saved mine.



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

I've always liked Train Art. I was happy to see this while killing time b/4 a meeting

Monty



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

Guess Who?



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

leighton w wrote:
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.


Leighton - that is so cute.

Monty - welcome back. It's been too long. Not sure if it's possible but Higgs is even cuter than Leighton's lambs.

ben



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Fooled around with the 135/3.5 last night and today. It is sharp wide open as you can see from the 100% crop of my daughter's eye.

Unfortunately this copy seems to be decentered as the top right is pretty blurry at all apertures and the lower right as well (though not as bad). My 135/2 & 135/2.8 both have equal sharpness in all corners at all apertures, so it's not my camera mount.

First shots of my daughter using flash and wide open indoors. This copy is going back and I'll be on the look out for another.

John



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

The weather here has been pretty poor down near the ocean (up in the mountains it's been spectacular I'm told), so this is as good as I can do today.

135/2 AIS wide open. Hand held. Curves played with a bit with some mild sharpening in CS6.

John



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

Another shot with the 135mm f2 today @f5.6







Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Scott - the corn field looks as cols as you said it was...brrr. Lovely light.

Kevin - you're gonna love that lens! NIce example of its abilities

Chuong - those are really sharp

Leighton - like the lambs - really cute when they're that small

Peterb - very good use of the 20mm to show off what was clearly a serious pastime

Monty - an excellent picture but I hate the subject. In my book graffiti doesn't qualify as art but as vandalism and the "artist" shows his total lack of respect for other people - sorry

- I do love your dog though!

John - very nice moody image - I hope the gloom has nothing to do with the grounding of the Dreamliner!



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

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




Phillippe -


Thanks Ben.
Actually I never go to the Champs but I had an apppointment there and a few minutes for shooting before an other appointment in La Defense (#3 & # 4 in the 1st set).

Yep I was close enough to hear what she was saying but she is a french girl and a french girl never call the police when a guy like me is too close to her -)

!



so french girls don't mind you getting that close huh? - well, it's the same for me with Australian girls - but only if they're dummies!

ben


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



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

stevenvh wrote:
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


Hi Steven,
PM sent.

Kind regards,
Mark.



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

leighton w wrote:
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.


Be careful Leighton or you'll end up with a pair of house pet sheep.
I see you've had a couple of pairs of triplets too, those Suffolk's are great at multiple births for sure but I think you are even above the average.

Have all the lamb landed now?



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

montym wrote:
I've always liked Train Art. I was happy to see this while killing time b/4 a meeting

Monty


Nice one Monty. And a very cute pic of the particle. I hope though that Rocky isn't feeling left out of your pics, he's still cute too!



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

Thanks Philippe, Georg, Ben, Peter and Mark. Much appreciated.

Mark, we've had lambs in the house by the woodstove for a couple of days before when it's real cold outside. We have 1 more ewe to go!



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