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

leighton w wrote:
Americo, watch what you say about some of us "ancients"! I grew up shooting film!



Ahh, then, You have mastered film, oh great one! Then you must understand my plight? You understand my need to seek the way of the film, and most likely run back to digital like heck!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4614
Country: United States

I remember someone was looking for Extension Tubes

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1194144

Also a Nikon 500 f8 for $195

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1194132


Reagan



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Curtis your work with the tubes is extraordinary. I have a tough time with the rocking part.
Ronny I am loving your work with the 180
Samy the 35mm 2.0 seems like a wonderful lens and I am enjoying the Canton photos. Also the church spires are fantastic!
Peter excellent work with the tubes. The bottlebrush is wonderful and especially the gaura
Georg your B&W photos are first rate. Sharp, detailed, framed and perfectly exposed!
Chin what a unique shot using the 45mm I love it!
Jose your tests are so welcome here. They are just the type of photos anyone considering a particular lens would want to see. Thank you!!! BTW the 16mm is first rate!
Ronny very sharp work on the street shots especially the young ladies, maybe you can do this again in the summer time for REAGAN
Kevin great work with the 28mm and of course it's a GREAT lens. Look where it came from





Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4614
Country: United States

^^^^^
What he said

Reagan



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:Kevin great work with the 28mm and of course it's a GREAT lens. Look where it came from


Its a little tough to focus, but I think it is mighty nice at f/5.6 or f/8. Some of the wide opens lose a tiny bit of sharpness at the edges, but I think since I am using it on Dx, its more than fine. I love it and the 80-200 I got from you. Thanks again!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:Kevin great work with the 28mm and of course it's a GREAT lens. Look where it came from


Its a little tough to focus, but I think it is mighty nice at f/5.6 or f/8. Some of the wide opens lose a tiny bit of sharpness at the edges, but I think since I am using it on Dx, its more than fine. I love it and the 80-200 I got from you. Thanks again!

Another advantage to DX is that it uses the sweet part of the lens. Kevin you are doing great work with those lenses. I saw a 100 2.8E on the B&S for $99 I think it was Ohio Ray that had it listed. Might be next on your list?



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

For folks interested in extension tubes, you might want to consider the set that I began with distributed by Vivitar which includes three different lengths of tubes, 12mm, 20mm and 36mm. This is tricky because they make one set for pre-AI lenses and a second for AI lenses. I've bought both and can tell you for sure the pre-AI set WILL NOT work with the lenses most of us are mounting on our DSLR cameras. Here is a link to an E-Bay auction for the correct set of Vivitar tubes.

Vivitar AT-3/AI Extension Tubes

I visited my local camera store this afternoon and came upon an old Vivitar MF lens and I have to say, it was built every bit as well as the Zeiss lenses belonging to a friend who gave me a brief tour of the other side. I also saw an old Soligor lens and it too was beautifully made. I don't think the optical designs were necessarily up to Zeiss standards but they were beautiful lenses. The Vivitar tubes are very functional and well built. They are not quite a substantial as Nikon tubes but they cost a great deal less. I paid $29 for the set.

And this was shot with the 105 f/2.5 P with the PK-11a and PK-12 attached.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:Kevin great work with the 28mm and of course it's a GREAT lens. Look where it came from


Its a little tough to focus, but I think it is mighty nice at f/5.6 or f/8. Some of the wide opens lose a tiny bit of sharpness at the edges, but I think since I am using it on Dx, its more than fine. I love it and the 80-200 I got from you. Thanks again!

Another advantage to DX is that it uses the sweet part of the lens. Kevin you are doing great work with those lenses. I saw a 100 2.8E on the B&S for $99 I think it was Ohio Ray that had it listed. Might be next on your list?

I have been considering that one as well. One of the things that has crossed my mind is collecting all the Series E lenses. They aren't quite as good as the AI/AIS, but on a Dx, its negligible.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thank you Leighton, Americo and Ray.

Ray, as Laura has suggested, think about buying the D7100 and a D600


The last for tonight before bed, one of the wall paintings that survived at Pompeii houses:


Pompeii wall painting of a serpent. by labecoaves, on Flickr

Snakes were associated with good luck in ancient Roman world.
House wall painting detail with D7000 + 85mm f/1.8K ai'd & CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/5.6 at 1/160s, heavily cropped (~50%). This house was closed at the time of my visit, so I need to crop heavily.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

CGrindahl wrote:
For folks interested in extension tubes, you might want to consider the set that I began with distributed by Vivitar which includes three different lengths of tubes, 12mm, 20mm and 36mm. This is tricky because they make one set for pre-AI lenses and a second for AI lenses. I've bought both and can tell you for sure the pre-AI set WILL NOT work with the lenses most of us are mounting on our DSLR cameras. Here is a link to an E-Bay auction for the correct set of Vivitar tubes.

Vivitar AT-3/AI Extension Tubes
]


Funny to know that I still have (and use) this same Vivitar set, they were my first "serious" tubes, bought in the 1990's.
From Nikon I just have the PK-13 and PN-11. Need to use more all of them.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:Kevin great work with the 28mm and of course it's a GREAT lens. Look where it came from


Its a little tough to focus, but I think it is mighty nice at f/5.6 or f/8. Some of the wide opens lose a tiny bit of sharpness at the edges, but I think since I am using it on Dx, its more than fine. I love it and the 80-200 I got from you. Thanks again!

Another advantage to DX is that it uses the sweet part of the lens. Kevin you are doing great work with those lenses. I saw a 100 2.8E on the B&S for $99 I think it was Ohio Ray that had it listed. Might be next on your list?

I have been considering that one as well. One of the things that has crossed my mind is collecting all the Series E lenses. They aren't quite as good as the AI/AIS, but on a Dx, its negligible.


I have a 100/2.8 E that I'd let go for less than that . . . . PM me if you want some pictures.

John



Avi B
Registered: Dec 07, 2006
Total Posts: 7016
Country: Canada

Got a AI ED-IF 400mm f/5.6 just today. Perhaps paid too much for it, but ah well.

Here's a couple of test shots close to work, on the way back from buying the lens.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys

>>

Anton says it's okay to put his mug up on this thread so...
45PCE on the bumboat back to the mainland



baws (CKC_9317) by Zichar, on Flickr


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12617
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
For folks interested in extension tubes, you might want to consider the set that I began with distributed by Vivitar which includes three different lengths of tubes, 12mm, 20mm and 36mm. This is tricky because they make one set for pre-AI lenses and a second for AI lenses. I've bought both and can tell you for sure the pre-AI set WILL NOT work with the lenses most of us are mounting on our DSLR cameras. Here is a link to an E-Bay auction for the correct set of Vivitar tubes.

Vivitar AT-3/AI Extension Tubes

I visited my local camera store this afternoon and came upon an old Vivitar MF lens and I have to say, it was built every bit as well as the Zeiss lenses belonging to a friend who gave me a brief tour of the other side. I also saw an old Soligor lens and it too was beautifully made. I don't think the optical designs were necessarily up to Zeiss standards but they were beautiful lenses. The Vivitar tubes are very functional and well built. They are not quite a substantial as Nikon tubes but they cost a great deal less. I paid $29 for the set.

And this was shot with the 105 f/2.5 P with the PK-11a and PK-12 attached.



Love this abstract Curtis. Would that have been the series E Vivatar?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12617
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Thanks guys

>>

Anton says it's okay to put his mug up on this thread so...
45PCE on the bumboat back to the mainland



Ahhh...So THAT'S Anton, nice shot Chin!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12617
Country: United States

Avi B wrote:
Got a AI ED-IF 400mm f/5.6 just today. Perhaps paid too much for it, but ah well.

Here's a couple of test shots close to work, on the way back from buying the lens.


Congrats Avi, there's a few on here that rave about this lens, and I can see why.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

Avi B wrote:
Got a AI ED-IF 400mm f/5.6 just today. Perhaps paid too much for it, but ah well.

Here's a couple of test shots close to work, on the way back from buying the lens.


Congrats Avi - show us a picture of your newest lens sometime. What condition did it end up being in?

John



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

Chin, terrific demo of the 45 PCE!

Ronny, Reagan's finally pleased with your photos

Kevin, beautiful blossoms!!!

Curtis, superb close up of the cactus!

Avi, welcome to the 400 5.6 club. The lens is sharp and equally important uniquely light enough at that FL to go walking around with it.

Jose, tremendous photos from your trip. And looking at today's NY Times magazine, the lead article is about a photographer in Brazil. The depth of field and crispness and vivid colors of the scenic shots reminded me immediately of your style. My favorite is the shot of the Ceagesp market.

http://nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/03/magazine/03Brazil-photos.html?ref=magazine




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

asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Scott and Leighton.

Resuming the Pompeii series, the Amphitheatre in a cloudy day of February:


Pompeii's Amphitheatre - 3 horiz. shots pano by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 F ai'd hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/160s.
Side view of the Amphitheatre in a cloudy day of February.
There is a guy at extreme right to give us an idea of scale.

A larger version can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/labecoaves/8522276800/sizes/k/in/photostream/



Jose, another very nice pano from your trip. Like the curvature of the structure. Nice detail and richness.



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

georgms wrote:
Peter, that's an excellent set! I like especially the "Gaura" and the "Bottlebrush". The colors are top-notch and the sharpness is really great.
Comparing these images to some of your older pictures I wonder if you have changed your post-processing (I favor your new contributions).
Anyway - beautiful work!


Thanks Georg. The only change made was to use a tripod for each photo. With the PN-11 the dof is very shallow but by sliding the soom, I found it relatively easy to focus reasonbly accurately.

Thanks, Leighton, Chin, Samy, Jose and Ray



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