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James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Reversed Nikkor 20mm ais







MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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James what a cool shot, I love it!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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James Markus wrote:
Reversed Nikkor 20mm ais






As you can see from some of my pictures posted here, I love me some reversed-macro shots. I love this one! What is the subject? Looks like red grass almost...


James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Thanks Ray and Kevin. It is an Anti-Static Duster. I've had a bad knee/leg the last 6 weeks...so, I have been sticking with what is at hand.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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James Markus wrote:
Thanks Ray and Kevin. It is an Anti-Static Duster. I've had a bad knee/leg the last 6 weeks...so, I have been sticking with what is at hand.

That is what makes macro so fun. Common place items, from a unique perspective, makes for interesting work. Might try and do some this weekend.

Granted, it will have to take a back seat to a more interesting development. The college I work at may be publishing some of the shots I have taken around campus in a school publication. It will be handed out to all the faculty and staff as well as parents who come in to learn about the school. I wish I could watermark the images in some way, but I can't... I hope to at least get a photo credit in the publication.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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James Markus wrote:
Reversed Nikkor 20mm ais






Cool!


pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
Look what I got from Reagan in the mail today, the 28mm f2.8 AI-s. It was a deal I couldn't refuse.

Thanks Reagan!


Beauty, I love mine. Congrats Leighton.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
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Foggy14 wrote:

Here's a b&w conversion, taken with the 28mm 2.8, from one of my favorite local trails.



Awesome capture and conversion. I would normally just pass this up as bad lighting, but very well done!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

These are older, and from my now gone, and beloved, Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AIS, and hand held Nikon D700. those were, and are my faves, despite the lack of skill, composition, or creativity!


_DSC5582 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


_DSC5598 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



_DSC5592 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr












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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
I bet Ray has already pre-ordered

Reagan

Not yet but I told melody I was going to sell my camera and buy the new one she said "oh my God I am living with Reagan " So the legend lives on




mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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James Markus wrote:
Reversed Nikkor 20mm ais








Very nice!


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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The 28 2.8 ais does offer nice contrast, sharpness, and bokeh. A couple from a friends model railroad. One taken at f16 and the other at f2.8. Thanks for looking.
Scott



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Chuong, On the D7100 a 300 mm lens would give the same Field Of View as a 450mm lens would on a D600.
If you employ the 1.3 extra crop value on the D7100 the 300mm would have the equivalent FOV of a 600mm lens However the MP would be reduced to 15.2 MP instead of 24 MP. You are correct that you could crop this after in post but with the D7100 you can see what you are getting in the camera. Clear as mud?
If you crop the image of the D600 to equal the 450mm FOV of the D7100 The IQ would theoretically be better on the D7100 because you would be cropping away many MP's of information from the 24 MP D600
I usually end up cropping most of my images so I prefer the extra reach of the D7100


Very interesting conversations the past couple of days. Battling to see now since the other eye also affected but at least they're only blurry.

This whole FX vs DX debate is also interesting but a bit of a red herring if one is a wildlife photographer since the magnification factor with the same lens is identical. The crop factor gives the impression that there is higher magnification but when the FX is cropped to DX size the area occupied by the subject taken from the same distance with the same lens is excatly the same. DX comes into it's own in this field since the user sees much more of the subject and if using MF is able to focus better.

The difference is what is seen through the viewfinder. Where FX scores over DX is at the wide end eince the larger sensor permits more information to be captured and allows for wider images straight out of the camera.

However, given unlimited funds a D800 + a 600mm f4 will probably give better results than a D7000 + a 400mm f5.6 but when one looks at Jose's images it is a very moot point. With my available funds it isn't even an option since the D800 body is over $3000 while the D7000 body is about $1100. Despite the fact that the D7100 is advertised at the same price as the D7000 in the US in SA the prelaunch price is $400 higher!!

Now the question is - do I visit my kids later this year or just buy a new camera?



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

Oosty wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Chuong, On the D7100 a 300 mm lens would give the same Field Of View as a 450mm lens would on a D600.
If you employ the 1.3 extra crop value on the D7100 the 300mm would have the equivalent FOV of a 600mm lens However the MP would be reduced to 15.2 MP instead of 24 MP. You are correct that you could crop this after in post but with the D7100 you can see what you are getting in the camera. Clear as mud?
If you crop the image of the D600 to equal the 450mm FOV of the D7100 The IQ would theoretically be better on the D7100 because you would be cropping away many MP's of information from the 24 MP D600
I usually end up cropping most of my images so I prefer the extra reach of the D7100


Very interesting conversations the past couple of days. Battling to see now since the other eye also affected but at least they're only blurry.

This whole FX vs DX debate is also interesting but a bit of a red herring if one is a wildlife photographer since the magnification factor with the same lens is identical. The crop factor gives the impression that there is higher magnification but when the FX is cropped to DX size the area occupied by the subject taken from the same distance with the same lens is excatly the same. DX comes into it's own in this field since the user sees much more of the subject and if using MF is able to focus better.

The difference is what is seen through the viewfinder. Where FX scores over DX is at the wide end eince the larger sensor permits more information to be captured and allows for wider images straight out of the camera.

However, given unlimited funds a D800 + a 600mm f4 will probably give better results than a D7000 + a 400mm f5.6 but when one looks at Jose's images it is a very moot point. With my available funds it isn't even an option since the D800 body is over $3000 while the D7000 body is about $1100. Despite the fact that the D7100 is advertised at the same price as the D7000 in the US in SA the prelaunch price is $400 higher!!

Now the question is - do I visit my kids later this year or just buy a new camera?


Hi Peter,

Thanks for the update on the eyes. I am watching as I really do seem to be 1 day behind you so it's nice to see what I have to look forward to (or not look as the case may be).

It would be nice to have unlimited funds for sure, but for you if I remember you have a daughter over here in Switzerland? If you bought the camera here you would save over $350 on the list price in SA. (Approx 11,500 rand instead of 14,700 at today's exchange rate). Also if you do come to Switzerland and to the North part of the country if you want you are welcome to drop me a line and meet up.

Anyway, there will always be the D7200 in a couple of years time, or the D900 with 80MP or Canon will re-introduce their old mount system and we'll be rushing out to buy up as much cheap old Canon MF glass as possible.



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

Slightly off topic, but especially for John and anyone else who does panorama shots:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p015d4ks



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

nikkor 28mm 2.8 ais,nikon d700.



_DSC9608 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


_DSC9604 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


_DSC9684 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



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

Thanks for all the kind words on the Doors series.

Some really great flower shots on the last few pages Ray, Chuong and Americo.

Lovely macro shot James, welcome to the club of the ill and injured at the moment, hope the knee is better quickly.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5053
Country: Sweden

Great shot Scott
Great shot on the ladybug


Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
I bet Ray has already pre-ordered

Reagan

Not yet but I told melody I was going to sell my camera and buy the new one she said "oh my God I am living with Reagan " So the legend lives on




leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Reversed Nikkor 20mm ais







Jim, I love this one! Sorry about your knee. Man, this place is becoming hospital ward with all of us old guys down!


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