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a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Silly bokeh-play:

strange something von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Nikkor 24/2Ai wide-open reversed via BR-2A on a D700, bounced flash - any guesses on the subject? ;-))

an old radio tube?



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4013
Country: South Africa

Sam - nice snow - that looks like an expensive antenna (e?) too. Are you a radio ham also?

Phillippe - nice job with the PCE

Rafael - nice shot of the "desert garden"

Jose - the 14a looks like the one to get as there is nothing wrong with the image quality on the longer lenses - on the 800 it is astonishing. Excellent shots as always. The sunset is also fantastic.

Ray - the journey continues with another climate and beautiful images!

Samy - the hawk is excellent with such a short lens on FX

Chuong - nice pic of Mom and son!

Georg - is that an electrical plug?



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

My cat girl Luna Bleu! Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AIS, handheld. I used LR4 also, though, i cant recall how, or even why!!


A.Rodriguez.Photo--2 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


A.Rodriguez.Photo--10 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr


A.Rodriguez.Photo--8 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2258
Country: United States

Thanks folks. Georg, glad you haven't forgotten the Heinkel assignment

Trying to look through the pages I missed and don't know which one to start from Jose looks like you could get quite a decent image of the space station if it passes above you, with your setup! Americo, cool bokeh clouds around Luna!

I was part of the time in India and did a quick trip to Sultanpur national park near the capital. Only the 180 2.8 AIS with me and here's a heavy crop of a painted stork in flight.

Samy



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

saph wrote:

Americo, cool bokeh clouds around Luna! Thank you very much! I appreciate it! i feel as if i am in a slum at the moment, so i am going over some past photo's, and rooting out the ones that are acceptable in the sense of, sharpness, color, and not to underexposed!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AIS, handheld.


A.Rodriguez.Photo--24 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

saph wrote:


here's a heavy crop of a painted stork in flight.

Samy



Excellent capture! I have never seen, nor heard of a painted stor! Thanks for sharing, and happy photography! -Americo.Rodriguez



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AIS, handheld.



A.Rodriguez.Photo--37 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr





A.Rodriguez.Photo--36 by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8989
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Nice Hawk Samy.
Welcome back!


+1 Nice image of a Sharp-shinned Hawk.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8989
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Silly bokeh-play:

strange something von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Nikkor 24/2Ai wide-open reversed via BR-2A on a D700, bounced flash - any guesses on the subject? ;-))


Some kind of electrical plug.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8989
Country: United States


James Markus wrote:
Thanks Jose! Those are amazing results - and the "not recommended" even looks good (just missed focus). I tried some close work with the TC last night. Well, see how this shakes out. I already have a 1.4x TC (an AF universal version by Tamron) that seems to produce identical results up close. The loaner is considering trading me for a gimbal tripod head.

Shot with Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 20mm extension tube + Nikon TC-14a TC
Title: Driftwood







I really like this Jim.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8989
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Nice flower shots with Nikki, Ray.

I find myself reaching for the 28-50mm f3.5 AIS a lot. I like this little lens. Here is one with it.


I know what you mean about this little gem. So far, the only downside I see with it on FF is a little vignetting at the wide end which goes away when you stop it down a bit. Oh, and it doesn't focus as close as the 28mm f2.8, BUT has a nifty little micro setting on the 50mm side of things.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8989
Country: United States

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

Ray's first blog post. Beautiful flowers from the sunshine state!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/01/rays-first-post.html



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3277
Country: Germany

James, "Driftwood" is wonderfully taken.

Chuong, lovely snap of your family!

Samy, a group of local hobby-historians just published a small book about the Heinkel-history and the buildings.
Many residential houses were owned by Heinkel (a fact I wasn't aware of). The book is sold-out and I have to wait for the next edition, which is announced to be published this week.

Americo, nice bokeh-play with the fantastic 85/1.4!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3277
Country: Germany

Peter and Leighton: electrical plug is very close, but no cigar ;-)
The "strange something" is a picture of the tiny contact-pins of a MB-D10 batterie-grip.
I was amazed by the magnification possible with the reversed 24/2 Ai.



bilalrafi
Registered: May 15, 2009
Total Posts: 115
Country: Pakistan

Lovely pictures guys .. its always inspiring to visit this thread I've been absent for quite some time .. hoping to contribute a few pics regularly from now on

Here's one from the ever faithful but tiny 50mm f/1.8 AI-S ... was doing a customary 10k ISO shot from my new D4 (small amount of noise reduction applied in Adobe PS)



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1427
Country: N/A

Thanks Georg. Interesting bokeh play.

Bilal, cool shot. Must be wide open. I didn't know a f1.8 is also producing oval shape bokeh like the f1.2



bilalrafi
Registered: May 15, 2009
Total Posts: 115
Country: Pakistan

Thanks Raboof! The 50/1.8 AI-S is definitely a gem .. and it was my first nikon MF lens .. been through many after it .. but this one has grown some sentimental value on me



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4888
Country: United States

Wow Leighton you are fast. I didn't send that until very late last night. You are good!!!


leighton w wrote:
***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Ray's first blog post. Beautiful flowers from the sunshine state!

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/01/rays-first-post.html



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3470
Country: Singapore

Tired from work today but after seeing her after her day at the groomers, I knew I had to pick up the camera. So cute, they put these tiny bands on her ears.
And I just love the character that these old MF nikkors have!
Was rushing to get out the door for dinner and went to get an AF lens to make things simpler (I know, right?) but thought, what the heck, just shoot what's on the camera
Wide open, it's super dreamy, plus she's oh-so-fluffy from grooming.
Left it as a low-contrast shot but you can see the detail in the in-focus areas

D700 + 35/2 AIS



norje (CKC_9059) by Zichar, on Flickr


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