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

Fantastic zoo shots Ray!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

One more for tonight. 80-200mm, composite of 2 shots (one of the tree and one of the moon, its in the same location, just wanted a sharp moon) then otherwise played with in PS...


DSC_6782b by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



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

Kevin, Great work ^

Reagan



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

Ronny always beautiful winter photos

Reagan



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

Samy, Kevin, Ronny, Ray, Philippe. As usual amazing shots from you guys.

Ray, you need to change your profile, for sure your shots are worth far more than 100 words.

Kevin, I think the woman's face works really well and you tree and moon shot combo is stunning to say the least.


Here's some bird shots with the 300mm f4.5 and a 1.4x teleconverter. Not to the standard of certain others on this forum but fun to take (if cold).



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

No girls yet
But I have anyway bought a Nikkor 180 ai-s that I probably get the next weekend .. so we hope for such shots later ;-)
Then the 28mm When I can find it at the right price
then I'm probably done .. or not


Wow ..Great shots Ray.. the 300mm 4.5 EDIF shines in your hand
Great shot Z
Samy, beautiful tree and leaf photo

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai
No spring in sight

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



I like this one Ronny, I just feel the cold.



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

kwoodard wrote:
Here are some recent shots. First three are with the Series E 28mm (first one is a reverse macro) and the last is the 80-200mm f/4.5. I have also been working on my B/W conversions. Zichar (Chin) kindly sent me a magazine on converting images for B/W with a variety of different techniques. Hope you approve Chin!

BTW, this is not a crop. I had the penny standing up on my 80-200 and the camera sitting on a small stack of books...


DSC_6121 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

This one was INCREDIBLY harsh light. I didn't do any gradient masks or anything like that. The shadows were really that hard.


DSC_6135b by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Kevin, I like these two a lot! The conversion worked very well. I also like your moon shoot, but I can't tell if that's some kind of processing artifact or just the clouds on the lower left side.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot kevin and Peter

Performs really well for a cost of $ 70

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
Great shot kevin and Peter

Performs really well for a cost of $ 70

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


I like this one even more!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thanks Leighton



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Hi there,
I was a bit off the tracks. Great photos everyone!

Kevin, wow, your late B&W-work is really great, I'm glad to see that you have found your personal "formula" for perfect processing (and shooting too). The parking-garage-shot (the arrow) is fantastic as are the architecture-details a few posts back. Keep em coming!

Ray, your animal-portraits are excellent! The 300/4.5 works wonders in your hands.

Ronny, the $70 were wisely spent - love your shots from winterly Sweden.

Samy, very nice round-up of the 28/3.5 PC's mechanics.

So much for now, will come back later.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3760
Country: Singapore

Instead of reading up on clouded leopards, I ended up on eBay looking at '300mm f/4.5's
Surely a sign of excellence in my books...
My wallet says uh-oh!



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

No girls yet
But I have anyway bought a Nikkor 180 ai-s that I probably get the next weekend .. so we hope for such shots later ;-)



Nice white beach, Ronny - really nicely captured



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

kwoodard wrote:
Here are some recent shots. First three are with the Series E 28mm (first one is a reverse macro) and the last is the 80-200mm f/4.5. I have also been working on my B/W conversions. Zichar (Chin) kindly sent me a magazine on converting images for B/W with a variety of different techniques. Hope you approve Chin!

BTW, this is not a crop. I had the penny standing up on my 80-200 and the camera sitting on a small stack of books...




Kevin - these are different, interesting and really worth looking at. You were far too hard on yourself a couple of weeks ago!



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

MarkdV wrote:

Here's some bird shots with the 300mm f4.5 and a 1.4x teleconverter. Not to the standard of certain others on this forum but fun to take (if cold).


Mark - these are very good - they are small birds and the light can't have been fantastic. That is a really pretty Tit!



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

Zichar wrote:
Instead of reading up on clouded leopards, I ended up on eBay looking at '300mm f/4.5's
Surely a sign of excellence in my books...
My wallet says uh-oh!



Did I overpay at $120?



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

Thank you Ronny, Leighton, Samy, Jeff, and Ray for the train comments.

Ronny, your latest dock image with the grass in the foreground is very nice.

Leighton, the second train image was taken at near minimum focus distance. You are going to like your 28 2.8.

Samy, the raindrops are nice. I favor the b&w as the leaves really pop.

Ray, the leopard image is fantastic.

Kevin, your b&w work is really nice. Like the lines in the architectural shots.

Welcome back Philippe. Another great candid with the 180.





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

mp356 wrote:

Leighton, the second train image was taken at near minimum focus distance. You are going to like your 28 2.8.


Thanks Scott, that's good to know.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3760
Country: Singapore

Oosty wrote:
Zichar wrote:
Instead of reading up on clouded leopards, I ended up on eBay looking at '300mm f/4.5's
Surely a sign of excellence in my books...
My wallet says uh-oh!



Did I overpay at $120?


No not at all! That's quite a steal



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 228
Country: United States

This will be fun. Maybe you can help me with my next Nikon MF lens purchase!

I bought a Rokinon 85 1.4 with chips that does not seem to be working on my D700. So I am returning it tomorrow, and am not going to replace it. Will keep with my 85 2 ai until I find an 85 1.4 ais that is reasonably priced. Months or years.

So I will have ~ $400 in my lens kitty to work with. Here is my set now: 28 2.8 ais, 50 1.2 ais, 85 2 ai, 105 2.5 ais, 135 2.8 ais. Also have a 35-70 2.8D and 70-210 4 in auto focus.

My thinking is one of the following: 20 4 ai, 180 2.8 ED, 300 4.5 ED IF.

Any thoughts will be appreciated. I will take your comments in mind, and prioritize my ebay search accordingly. No rush, here...



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