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Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2383
Country: Romania

Tony, I want THIS lens. (105mm ƒ1.2)


kings_freak wrote:
Fairly busy here tonight at work. Just a quick shot while doing a press check. Shot with the 105mm ƒ1.2.

Tony




asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2622
Country: Brazil

kwoodard wrote:
Took this on a quick break at work. Using my new-to-me Series E 28mm f/2.8. About a 20% crop, ISO200, f/5.6. Lens is a little hard to work with for me, but I think I will get used to it.


DSC_5995web by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Nice capture!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2622
Country: Brazil

Zichar wrote:
Ben: Those are easily your best panos I've seen, honest. Especially the second. So I guess the purchase is sealed then...?
How'd you drop one anyway? And it was easy to do shift panos, even with tilt. I've tried them handheld too. Here's an oldie of the Brissy skyline, with 3 shots in portrait mode - left 8mm, center, right 8mm then stitch (the extreme ends will be fuzzy so don't shift to the max 11mm). And yes, in colour



commander (KangarooPoint_Panorama01) by Zichar, on Flickr


Fantastic pano. Liket the yellow cast too.


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

Mishu01 wrote:
Tony, I want THIS lens. (105mm ƒ1.2)


kings_freak wrote:
Fairly busy here tonight at work. Just a quick shot while doing a press check. Shot with the 105mm ƒ1.2.

Tony



Whoops! I DID say it was busy!

Tony



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2622
Country: Brazil

Thanks Ronny, Tony R and Ray (Ohio).

Tony and Ray, I am just playing the role of devil's adjutant, since the devil himself is absent lately

Ronny and Philippe, spetacular portraits;

Rafael, what magical clouds with the 35/1.4, and impressive results with the 400/3.5 + 2 TCs (!!!).




asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2622
Country: Brazil

Rufous-bellied Thrush eating palm tree fruit with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd wide open:


Rufous-bellied Thrush eating palm tree fruit with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd wide open. by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K (ai'd) ED non IF, ~10m of distance.
ISO 800, wide open at 1/200s, hand held, but supported on a windowsill; ~15% crop.
Unfortunately, as this is an invasive palm tree, these native birds effectively play the role of dispersers of the seeds.
Indeed this is a subadult that have learned the lesson with its parents.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9354
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
May I ask your pardon for sharing one more informal test with the 50-135mm at 135mm?
I promise this will be the last one.
Just to show how impressive this zoom appears to be.
Though not a scientific and rigorous test (ISOs and shutter speeds were different), I used the same light conditions (cloudy day), same f/11 and same PP.

Another trivial image, a ground view from my office window (~15m above).


The first is a view with the zoom at 135mm:


Test shot with Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 by labecoaves, on Flickr
Ground view from my office window ~15 m below.
D7000 + 50-135mm f/3.5 ais @ 135mm hand held but supported on the window sill, ISO 320, f/11 at 1/50s.




This is a heavy crop of the central portion of the previous image simulating a 400mm FOV:


Test shot with Nikkor 50-135mm f/3.5 - heavy crop at a 400mm FOV by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + 50-135mm f/3.5 ais @ 135mm hand held but supported on the window sill, ISO 320, f/11 at 1/50s.




Now this is from my 400mm f/5.6 K ai´d ED, a well regarded and sharp lens:


Test shot Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd - NO CROP by labecoaves, on Flickr

FOV of the same ground now with a 400mm lens - no crop.
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ai'd held but supported on the window sill, ISO 800, f/11 at 1/125s.


It is sure, the real 400mm lens delivers a slightly sharper image. But I think that the prime lens being just slightly sharper is a great testament to the 50-135mm zoom!


Well Jose, I believe you've become more of an advocate then I on the 50-135mm! Hard to dispute this testing of yours. What I'd like, is to find one in new condition.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2622
Country: Brazil

Thanks Leighton.
My copy is near mint, but suffers from zoom creep and has some dust spots inside. Have you managed to fix the zoom creep?



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7719
Country: United States

Lots of great photos in the last couple of days. And thanks everyone for the comments on my shots.

Started my first classes yesterday and realized that round is not the shape to be, lots of walking on campus. It should at least help me get going on losing what I need to lose Need to figure out what I can carry in my backpack along with all the books, since I have all four classes to go to on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Hope Leighton got to see that sunrise I saw yesterday morning, and got a shot of it. Now to go back to the bookstore and return a book, I can use a previous edition someone gave me, putting $158 back in my pocket.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9354
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Leighton.
My copy is near mint, but suffers from zoom creep and has some dust spots inside. Have you managed to fix the zoom creep?


No, I just use it like it is. I did however add some tape to the barrel of my 80-200mm to help it out. It works, sort of. I've heard of some that take them apart and buy felt to replace what's in there. I'm not sure if it's worth it though.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9354
Country: United States

Laura, I saw the sunrise, but didn't get a shot. I did however shoot the sunset the other evening while in town. Nikki of course!



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4711
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Laura, I saw the sunrise, but didn't get a shot. I did however shoot the sunset the other evening while in town. Nikki of course!


Hand Held?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9354
Country: United States

montym wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Laura, I saw the sunrise, but didn't get a shot. I did however shoot the sunset the other evening while in town. Nikki of course!


Hand Held?



No, one of the rare times I used a tripod.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 730
Country: Poland

Beautiful sunrise Leighton. Your high street reminds me a bit of the kighstreet in Kingston-upon-Thames in Southwest london, except the US flag of course but including the one-way system.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9354
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Beautiful sunrise Leighton. Your high street reminds me a bit of the kighstreet in Kingston-upon-Thames in Southwest london, except the US flag of course but including the one-way system.


Thanks Mark! Actually it's sunset.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1486
Country: N/A

Great shot Leighton.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 730
Country: Poland

leighton w wrote:
MarkdV wrote:
Beautiful sunrise Leighton. Your high street reminds me a bit of the kighstreet in Kingston-upon-Thames in Southwest london, except the US flag of course but including the one-way system.


Thanks Mark! Actually it's sunset.


Oh well, in that case it's a lousy sunrise - completely in the wrong direction. Still a beautiful photograph though.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1426
Country: United States

kings_freak wrote:
Fairly busy here tonight at work. Just a quick shot while doing a press check. Shot with the 105mm ƒ1.8.

Tony



Tony, are those pantone color charts? love the printing business, good to see it running!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1426
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Laura, I saw the sunrise, but didn't get a shot. I did however shoot the sunset the other evening while in town. Nikki of course!

Leghton, I have noticed that your lines have become perfectly vertical lately. what is the secret?



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3530
Country: Singapore

rafaelcasd wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Laura, I saw the sunrise, but didn't get a shot. I did however shoot the sunset the other evening while in town. Nikki of course!

Leghton, I have noticed that your lines have become perfectly vertical lately. what is the secret?


Hahaha must be the tripod
I must say it's a brilliant sunset photo
Leighton, you must have set up in the middle of the street?



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