Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

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

Now that is one ornate entrance!

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

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


Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

A very nice dog! I love all of your shots with Nitro, Ronny.

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
Well, to mark the passing of Monty into easy focus and composition, I will take us all the way back to the start of Nikon SLRs and Nikkor lenses. This is the 5cm 1:2 S, not the H or HC, the very first 50mm for Nikon SLR camera back to 1960 or so, there is a fantastic review of it at the link below with a link to a test where you can see it is as sharp as the 50mm 1.8 AFS wide open in the center, the center peaks at 5.6, and the frame gets evenly sharp at 8.0. I bought it for two reasons, just because I can ($70), and to get a special look in my photos, will be using it wide open.

Another great lens evaluation Rafael, thank you!

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

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

Cute shot of your daughter, Philip. It is a great lens for portraits, but my copy never seems to have the contrast I want, wide-open. I know the lighting conditions play a big part, so I will have to practice some more with it when I get some time.

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
One of the first photos with my 50 1.4 SC
My first AI lens now I see what they mean by a longer focus throw. I like the scalloped ring
Whether I like it better than the 50 1.8 ai-s remains to be seem but one will have to go
A little rust with it

Reagan

Yeah, the throw takes a little getting used to, but I feel like I have a bit more control when focusing. I love the scalloped ring on my 55mm ƒ1.2 SC.

–Tony



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Just a quick note that the 400mm 3.5 with the TC16a does work well enough for the D800 but is not as sharp as the same lens with the TC300.

Here is an secretary bird with the TC300 on a D3

secretary bird 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

and a crop of it


100 percent crop secretary bird Nikon Nikkor 400mmf3.5 and TC300 TC301 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A Rusty eagle with the tc 16a and the D800


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 rusty eagle by Rafael CA, on Flickr

And a crop of that, or is this sharper, I dont really know anymore, it is all great

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 rusty eagle eye crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

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.







Nice set Mark! I liked this one the most.

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Couple of shots from last week. The flower has nothing done other than a hybrid high-pass filter on the main flower. The rest is out of the camera. The second of the car, I played with a little bit as far as color goes, but it is also out of the camera. As always, C&C please. Trying SO hard to get it right in camera.

Series E 50mm (flower) and Series E 28mm (car)


DSC_6661 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

DSC_6735 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Great stuff Kevin.

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:

Here's one from today with the plain old 28mm 2.8 which is just fine. I don't need a 24mm PCE, I don't want a 24mm PCE ...








Looks beautiful down there Jeff.

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Paul Gabel wrote:
Thank you all for your kind comments on my concert series. Now for something completely different: three shots with the 20mm/3.5 and one with the 28mm/3.5 PC (unshifted). Shots taken a week ago during a walk with my wife passing Durgerdam, just north of Amsterdam. My first outing with the shift lens; it was freezing cold and I didn't want my wife to put up with me figuring out how the shift works.

Swan couple distrusting my moves with tripod and shift lens:


_PG24302 by Apapa56, on Flickr

Paul

Love this one, Paul!

–Tony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Ahhh Monty's already got the itch. I just knew it

A few clicks from my alma mater, University of Maryland at College Park. This is interesting, I believe my first instance of moire!! And on a D800, not D800e. This was with the 20 3.5 UD. The football stadium was open and now I wish I had taken some shots with the 28 PC also.

The second shot shows off the ghost/flare characteristics in the 20 3.5 UD.

The third one is one of those large classrooms where as TA I kept an eye on the freshmen once upon a time There's some chemistry on the board, if its readable Laura can compare to her notes






Nice series, Samy. The stands in this shot look like they would give any camera fits! I notice this in the prepress world as well. One of our clients uses quite a few shots of wood decks and when they reduce the photo in InDesign to say, under 50%, we will see the stair-stepping (printer slang), in the boards. Once we reduce the file to be placed at 100%, this goes away. I am wondering if your photo has as much moiré in the photo at 100%?

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Another Nikki installment from Seattle is off to Leighton - here's a few from the Pike Place Market:












These were my favorites John. Excellent detail and colors!

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

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





Nice!

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Country: United States

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.







I love trains! Nice set, Craig.

–Tony


kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4681
Country: United States

Thanks for the compliments all. I have been really thinking hard about each shot and trying to get it right in camera. One of you all here I think gave me the best advice I have received to better myself as a photographer, work on composition. I am still working on that, but I think this one isn't bad.

The lens that started it all for me... Series E 50mm, f/5.6, ISO100, +.7 EV, 1/400


DSC_6665 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Since I totally agree that I need to work on composition, can you all recommend any online books or articles on composition? I know the thirds rule, bit about leading lines, but that's about it.



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2928
Country: United States

F6 and 50mm 1.2 probably at f2.







kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Had another session with Tosh this past weekend. Was having some issue with white balance within the shot. The particular strobe head I was using might be the culprit. I will have to switch it out next time and see if I have the same problem.

–Tony


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

I also have a couple of lenses on the B&S board if anyone is interested.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1191144/0#lastmessage

–Tony



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Missed that before, I liked the swan shot the best of the set too!

kings_freak wrote:
Paul Gabel wrote:
Thank you all for your kind comments on my concert series. Now for something completely different: three shots with the 20mm/3.5 and one with the 28mm/3.5 PC (unshifted). Shots taken a week ago during a walk with my wife passing Durgerdam, just north of Amsterdam. My first outing with the shift lens; it was freezing cold and I didn't want my wife to put up with me figuring out how the shift works.

Swan couple distrusting my moves with tripod and shift lens:


Paul

Love this one, Paul!

–Tony



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

Tony - thanks for looking

Samy - looks like a nice college well captured. Where did thay get the statue of Curtis and Kermit?

Reagan - thanks. Your purchase of the WA zoom got me to dig it out and USE it!

John - more good stuff from Nikki.

Ray - yet another top class flower series

Rafael - great eyes!



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