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

mp356 wrote:
A couple from today. Thanks for looking.
Scott

Scott, I have really enjoyed your images of rural scenes as of late, they remind me of one of my favorite photographers, Richard Brown. I think you would like this book from him. I have read it at least 3 times and have learned a great deal.

http://www.amazon.com/Pictures-Country-Guide-Photographing-Landscapes/dp/0944475175/ref=pd_sim_b_5



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

raboof wrote:
Some rust shots today with my 135mm f2 AI



Chuong, these are nice, something quite different from you. I like the light in both of them, not to mention the good old rust.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

Eli's quite the cutie!

huddy wrote:
Not much time to stop by lately, but here is a snap fresh out of the camera from about an hour ago. The good news is that our little Eli got a much needed haircut; the better news is that he has lots of practice playing with girls thanks to his aunts, which will come in handy once his new sister arrives.



Peter, Very inventive!

pburke wrote:
Here's an idea for all of you with 300mm f4.5 ED-IF lenses missing their tripod collars:

Since you can't find those original collars anywhere, some DIY was in order this weekend. Here are the ingredients:







a $9.95 ebay tripod collar made for the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L , which is a little too wide for the Nikkor, but a strap of leather and some epoxy can easily make that inside diameter of the collar fit. When I first put it togehter, the leather was just a little too thick. Some sharp knife slicing later, I had it reduced to a size that would hold the lens tight without too much pressure

Once the size was right, some epoxy went on the shims and it was time to assemble

That Really Right Stuff adapter plate costs more than what I paid for the lens... all above images with the 20mm f3.5




Love these, Scott!

mp356 wrote:
Some farm fresh images.



Fantastic!

rafaelcasd wrote:
Owls are intesting, falcons pretty, hawks powerful, but eagles are just majestic, here is a Rusty one.





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

Thanks Peter. She finally got named Moggy Nikki. She's now been spayed, hence the loss of fur at her neck where they shave to put the IV in

Oosty wrote:

Laura - Love the building and the cats. What did you eventually call the stray? Thanks for the comments and, yes, I do need to shoot more!


Thanks Mark!

MarkdV wrote:
Kevin, Ben, Rafael, Scott, Laura, Jeff - Amazing photos on the last couple of pages.
Peter, very interesting your DIY lens collar work.


He is, Leighton. I know I've posted a shot or two before of him with a lens next to him for comparison

leighton w wrote:

Laura - Felix looks VERY well loved.




Georg, that is a beautiful door.

georgms wrote:
Speaking of doors - here's one shot today. Hope you like it, Leighton ;-)

door/gateway to the pulpit in one of the old churches here - D3s, 55/1.2 at f/2



Thanks Georg, that was shot through tinted windows at school.

georgms wrote:
Laura, very nice play with the shapes of the buildings!



THUD. Monty, it is possible to have both and dabble in both sides. I hope you haven't sold off that 85, either, it was magic in your hands. When I'm out and about, I carry both AF and MF in my bag, and there haven't been any explosions in there.

montym wrote:
Good morning everyone. Some of you may remember me. I'm the guy that turns all of the color photos into black and white

Well, recently I purchased a D800 and one of those evil AF lenses. Sorry I've been having a lot of fun with it. Maybe too much fun. I plan on getting another one. My beautiful MF lenses are just sitting around doing nothing. I've decided to sell them. Before I put them on eBay I thought I offer them to you people. I'll sell them for what I paid plus $10 shipping on each lens.


Monty



A few weeks on full time should help cover the cost of your new lens lust without selling these off.

montym wrote:
THe worst part of all this is that I no longer feel a part of this thread. I've posted in a few other threads, but none compare to the friendship I've found here! I'll stay in touch...

Just because the lenses are for sale doesn't mean they will sell. And yes, I'll continue to post....

I've very impulsive. Like a light switch. On then off then back on again. In a year or so I'll probably be buying them all over again

Monty




You could go both ways.. AF and MF, sell the car, and you'll have more free money for lenses

Reagan wrote:
Bad thing about taking vintage cars out for a spin is they get filthy in about 5 min and you spend a few hours cleaning them
Best of luck to to you Monty
I hear the AF calling me again. I should have never borrowed one.
It's like a voice I can hear right in my ear saying SELL SOMETHING

Reagan


Thanks Ray, the windows at school are tinted a bit too, so that helped with exposure.

MDoc9523 wrote
Laura what a sharp shot at 1.4 none the less. That 85mm is amazing!






Add laser pointer, and see what happens

CGrindahl wrote:
But then I'm more a cat person and as we see from Laura's efforts, cats don't move too quickly...



Beautiful German Shepard, Ronny.

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
No Swedish girls .. but nice dog instead;-)



Phillip, Beautiful.

philipj wrote:
The 105mm f/1.8 AI-s rarely disappoints when I use it for portraiture. It also helps having such a beautiful subject. Margot turned 5 months old a couple of days ago, and is really coming into herself. Here she is having some tummy time, tracking the cat walking across the room. Wide open at f/1.8, near the minimum focus.


Margot by philipjohnson, on Flickr



At 30 pounds, Samy, he is definitely substantial. I don't get in his way if he gets "the crazies" and starts running around in the house.

saph wrote:
Laura, Felix is what I call a substantial cat, and photogenic at all apertures with the 85 1.4 Looks like its saying "why bother to get up, just move my food nearby.."






That is one crazy mask, Mark, and nice and sharp shot!

MarkdV wrote:
Fasnacht hit Winterthur today and with it the traditional Guggenmusik parade.

All taken with the 180mm and the 35-70mm which was a very handy lens in the circumstances.








And who knows, maybe you'll return the 70-200, too.

montym wrote:
Thanks everyone for your great comments about me. Much appreciated
No MF lenses are sold yet.

Who knows, I may keep everything. Although my wife would have a HUGE fit

Monty




NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

Very nice, Craig, what's the last item with the macro?

digitalthump wrote:
Had a chance to get out today. First three with the 105/2.5 and a macro with a 55/3.5 and 36mm tube.


Great one, Kevin.
kwoodard wrote:
Series E 28mm... Took this shot intending it to be in B/W. Thoughts?


DSC_6735 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


I'm really partial to the second shot, Scott.


mp356 wrote:
A couple from today. Thanks for looking.







Scott



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

NightOwl Cat wrote:


You could go both ways.. AF and MF, sell the car, and you'll have more free money for lenses


In 1974 I was broke. It was sell the stereo or the car...
I walked to the bars

Monty



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

Laura, the car definitely put a cramp in my spending on other things
thats one reason I keep a modest lens lineup

Reagan



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

montym wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:


You could go both ways.. AF and MF, sell the car, and you'll have more free money for lenses


In 1974 I was broke. It was sell the stereo or the car...
I walked to the bars

Monty


Keep the lenses, sell the car and ride the bike to the bars (in summer). In winter, stay home!



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

leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:
A couple from today. Thanks for looking.
Scott

Scott, I have really enjoyed your images of rural scenes as of late, they remind me of one of my favorite photographers, Richard Brown. I think you would like this book from him. I have read it at least 3 times and have learned a great deal.

http://www.amazon.com/Pictures-Country-Guide-Photographing-Landscapes/dp/0944475175/ref=pd_sim_b_5


Good post Leighton. His website has some amazing pictures too www.rwbrownphotography.com Thanks for posting the reference.



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

Thanks Peter and Leighton. I wandered off for a bit while the kids were sleeping hence the unusual subject. One more...









digitalthump
Registered: May 29, 2009
Total Posts: 208
Country: United States

Scott - really like #2

Laura - The macro is a small wicker basket.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Some rust shots today with my 135mm f2 AI













Chuong, I like these a lot. Nicely done.
Scott


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:
A couple from today. Thanks for looking.
Scott

Scott, I have really enjoyed your images of rural scenes as of late, they remind me of one of my favorite photographers, Richard Brown. I think you would like this book from him. I have read it at least 3 times and have learned a great deal.

http://www.amazon.com/Pictures-Country-Guide-Photographing-Landscapes/dp/0944475175/ref=pd_sim_b_5


Good post Leighton. His website has some amazing pictures too www.rwbrownphotography.com Thanks for posting the reference.


Thank you Leighton and Peter. I took a quick peek at the book link and website. Definately need to spend some more time there.

Also thank you to Ben, Laura, and Craig for the comments. Peter, as for the snow around here, you learn to live with it and as a welcome seasonal change. What is the old saying, "if you have only lemons, then make lemonade". The same is true of the weather.



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
Total Posts: 12115
Country: United States

Mr and Mrs Puma concolor. Mountain lions at the Houston Zoo. Nikon F4s film camera, Nikkor 400mm f3.5 Ai lens, Portra 160 film rated at 125.


Mountain lions by kenj8246, on Flickr


Mountain lions by kenj8246, on Flickr

Kenny



jbonzo1
Registered: May 27, 2002
Total Posts: 350
Country: United States

Kenny, nice shots.
The 400 3.5 is a great lens, tack sharp and not that heavy. Snaps in and out of focus, too.



Kenj8246
Registered: Feb 14, 2008
Total Posts: 12115
Country: United States

Not heavy but I wouldn't want to try to handhold it for too very long.



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

Kenny, those are beautiful images of a magnificent cat.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

This purchase rest's entirely on Leighton's shoulders. His constant posting of great images with his copy has had me looking for this lens for some time. I finally found one at a fair price and it turned out to be like new. I fully expected the zoom to be loose and the pleasant surprise is that it is pretty tight. I took 3 quick shots with it in the dark living room. I like it!



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

Yea Ron! Good to see another thread member using this cream puff. Looks like you got a really nice one.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4684
Country: United States

That 50-135 sure is nice! With my 80-200, I have been shooting a lot at 135mm, maybe I should have got one of those instead? Nah, I like my 80-200...just wish it was faster.



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