Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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So that instance of moire was an artifact of the reduction in PSE?

Here's a 100% crop of the raw file, then converted to jpg. Moire's gone.

Thanks Tony, that is a relief although in that case I am still waiting to see an instance of moire due to the D800 sensor. Good to learn this from your input.

Samy

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


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



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Looking at your pictures is about all I'm up for at the moment! Caught viral conjunctivitis from Ingrid who was over it last week. Not a pretty sight!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Wow, pro work, lighting, poses, every aspect.

kings_freak wrote:
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



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Beautiful colors and sharpness Kevin.

I know I have trouble with composition especially for wide angles. I will be interested in people's suggestions on a composition book too.

kwoodard wrote:
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

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.



saph
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Too many viruses going around. Peter, hope you get better soon.

Oosty wrote:
Looking at your pictures is about all I'm up for at the moment! Caught viral conjunctivitis from Ingrid who was over it last week. Not a pretty sight!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Good catch Peter, that is supposed to be Jim Henson, the muppets guy and an alumnus.

But you are right, it looks like Curtis and Kermit having a lively conversation about Nikon Manual Focus Lenses. From his expression, I don't see Kermit falling for Curtis' line on how much of an investment the darn lenses are though

Oosty wrote:


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




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

saph wrote:
So that instance of moire was an artifact of the reduction in PSE?

Here's a 100% crop of the raw file, then converted to jpg. Moire's gone.

Thanks Tony, that is a relief although in that case I am still waiting to see an instance of moire due to the D800 sensor. Good to learn this from your input.

Samy

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


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


Cool, glad to help! I have yet to see a moiré problem on my D800, but after shooting with it for awhile now, I'm not too concerned about it.

–Tony



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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Tony, Jorge - both some great portrait work posted. Great to see.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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saph wrote:
Leighton, maybe this will jog your memory finally



Ahh yes...that does it!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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MDoc9523 wrote:
All of the talk about the 85mm 1.4 AIS I had to get out today for some shots of NMFL's Monty you MUST keep this lens. It is a real gem!




I love love this one Ray. I keep going back and forth between the 85/1.4 and the 135/2. Decisions... decisions.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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rafaelcasd wrote:
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 you didn't use any sharpening in post? WOW!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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kwoodard wrote:

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.


Here you go Kevin, I like Bryan Peterson's the best. I like his style of teaching. Look him up on Youtube as well as Adorama and B&H. All three have great tutorials all the time.

http://photography24seven.com/the-top-five-best-books-on-composition-in-photography/



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Oosty wrote:
Looking at your pictures is about all I'm up for at the moment! Caught viral conjunctivitis from Ingrid who was over it last week. Not a pretty sight!


Peter, I hope it goes away soon. In cattle we call it Pink Eye. One of the "old timers" remedies was to rub salt in the eye!



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

***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Here's John's third post.

Thanks for the tour, this is one place I've always wanted to visit.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/02/johns-third-post.html



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
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 you didn't use any sharpening in post? WOW!


Really cool shot of one of my favorite birds. They are very adept at killing snakes.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

leighton w wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Looking at your pictures is about all I'm up for at the moment! Caught viral conjunctivitis from Ingrid who was over it last week. Not a pretty sight!


Peter, I hope it goes away soon. In cattle we call it Pink Eye. One of the "old timers" remedies was to rub salt in the eye!


It's colloquially known as "pink eye" here too but I'll pass on the salt!! Ow!!



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
All of the talk about the 85mm 1.4 AIS I had to get out today for some shots of NMFL's Monty you MUST keep this lens. It is a real gem!



The first of these two is stunning Ray, love the colours, the background, the sharpness, the simplicity of composure...



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

leighton w wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
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


And you didn't use any sharpening in post? WOW!


+1 - WOW!



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

A couple more from Fasnacht. first 2 are with the 180, last with the 35-70mm (apologies for the rude word in photo number 3 )



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

kings_freak wrote:
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


Thanks Tony - I was just goofing around and found some colorful cupcakes on the kitchen table . . .



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