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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2065
Country: United States

Curtis, That $90 investment in the 105 2.5P is more than worth it, looking at those images-especially the first one of the leaf and its reflection.

I am still kicking myself for not having the camera in the car this past week when I came across the hawks on the way.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2065
Country: United States

Two birds from my recent trip to India, the first one's a hoopoe, clearly running away from the crazy guy with the camera. The second's a roller.

Both with the 180mm 2.8 AIS.

Samy



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2834
Country: France

mp356 wrote:
"Ice Covered Window". Taken with 50 1.4 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott


Nice one, Scott



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2834
Country: France

deang001 wrote:
I hope everyone is well ... wonderful images as always.

Still getting through my images from our trip to Siem Reap last November. Going to try and edit more this weekend. I hope you don't mind seeing more of these.

These were all taken with the 180/2.8 Ai-S. It's not the most compact lens to take traveling but I'm glad I did ... such a wonderful lens.




Dean I really like that set.
# 2 is a terrific and very moving image (framing could perhaps be improved).
Well done!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2065
Country: United States

Ben, excellent!!

clouseau wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
kings_freak wrote:
bruni wrote:


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr

Love this, Ben!

Tony


Me too... this is my kind of shot. Love it Ben.


Sorry ! this is the one



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3957
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
And I could not let the night go by without some panoramas. Both from the 200/4 AIS at f/5.6.

- J







Hi John,
Nice pano work here. I like the layering of the distant mountains. What software do you use to stitch your panos?
Scott


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3957
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Two birds from my recent trip to India, the first one's a hoopoe, clearly running away from the crazy guy with the camera. The second's a roller.

Both with the 180mm 2.8 AIS.

Samy



Nice bird images Samy.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3957
Country: United States

Thank you John, Leighton, Samy, and Philippe for the comments on the ice covered window. Winter has had a good grip on us this past week.
Scott



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1082
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
As many of you know I traveled to Ohio to visit my mother to celebrate her 90th birthday a couple of weeks ago. I had a wonderful day with her. She had not been doing very well but that day was like old times. I am so glad that I went because yesterday my sweet mother passed away. She has a lot of family waiting for her on the other side including my father who pass at the turning of the century. Her funeral will be on Tuesday, so my brothers and sister will be flying to attend. Thank you all for praying for her. She had a long and fruitful life and was one of the most giving person you would ever like to meet. RIP Ruth


Condolences, Ray ... very sad to hear. Wonderful that you got to spend some time with her on her birthday.


My condolences Ray, we are all here because of the selfless beautiful people before us, traveling the same jouney and shall be together again. In the meantime let's keep their memory close and dear as part of our daily life.


Moonrise Nikkor 55mm 1.2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



djjohnr13
Registered: Jan 12, 2013
Total Posts: 30
Country: N/A

I tested two AI/AIS lenses against their modern 1.8G counterparts over the last week, concentrating on resolution at landscape f/stops. The 28 1.8G trounced the 3.5 AI across the whole image frame, while the 85 f/2 AIS has held it's own/surpassed the 85mm 1.8G (still testing). I don't have time to make crops this weekend, but I'll post the .nefs to Dropbox if anyone is interested.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8581
Country: United States

djjohnr13 wrote:
I tested two AI/AIS lenses against their modern 1.8G counterparts over the last week, concentrating on resolution at landscape f/stops. The 28 1.8G trounced the 3.5 AI across the whole image frame, while the 85 f/2 AIS has held it's own/surpassed the 85mm 1.8G (still testing). I don't have time to make crops this weekend, but I'll post the .nefs to Dropbox if anyone is interested.


The 28mm f3.5 isn't known for greatness. Put the 1.8G up against the 28 f2.8 AI-s, and you'd have a better comparison.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1842
Country: Sweden

Great shot everyone ! sry for wrong smiley


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3957
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
djjohnr13 wrote:
I tested two AI/AIS lenses against their modern 1.8G counterparts over the last week, concentrating on resolution at landscape f/stops. The 28 1.8G trounced the 3.5 AI across the whole image frame, while the 85 f/2 AIS has held it's own/surpassed the 85mm 1.8G (still testing). I don't have time to make crops this weekend, but I'll post the .nefs to Dropbox if anyone is interested.


The 28mm f3.5 isn't known for greatness. Put the 1.8G up against the 28 f2.8 AI-s, and you'd have a better comparison.


The 28 2.8 ais vs the 28 1.8g is a comparison I would be interested in.



djjohnr13
Registered: Jan 12, 2013
Total Posts: 30
Country: N/A

leighton w wrote:
djjohnr13 wrote:
I tested two AI/AIS lenses against their modern 1.8G counterparts over the last week, concentrating on resolution at landscape f/stops. The 28 1.8G trounced the 3.5 AI across the whole image frame, while the 85 f/2 AIS has held it's own/surpassed the 85mm 1.8G (still testing). I don't have time to make crops this weekend, but I'll post the .nefs to Dropbox if anyone is interested.


The 28mm f3.5 isn't known for greatness. Put the 1.8G up against the 28 f2.8 AI-s, and you'd have a better comparison.


Huddy put it up against the f/2.0, which is a better lens for my purposes then the 2.8. The 1.8 was sharper with similar OOFA response, if not slightly better. I just don't think the old wides can compare to the new designs in terms of absolute resolution.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8581
Country: United States

Very interesting Ronny, what is it?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2065
Country: United States

Testing the TC16a on the 500 F4P for semi-auto-focus, at about 20 feet and the second one closer to infinity. Leighton if this combo is not allowed let me know. I do have to manually get the focus ring to a reasonable range otherwise the autofocus hunts and gives up.

Samy

BTW, Jose and Rafael, you folks come up with great vistas, the scenery is always enjoyable!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2065
Country: United States

Quite a contraption in the snow Ronny. And if I was there I would also be interested in all those neat places to visit within driveable distance!!

Samy

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot everyone




mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3957
Country: United States

Rafael, beautiful "Moonrise" image.
Scott



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8581
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Testing the TC16a on the 500 F4P for semi-auto-focus, at about 20 feet and the second one closer to infinity. Leighton if this combo is not allowed let me know. I do have to manually get the focus ring to a reasonable range otherwise the autofocus hunts and gives up.

Samy



We had this discussion some time ago and it was decided back then that it was acceptable since the main lens was MF. Correct me if i'm wrong about this Curtis.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5217
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
And I could not let the night go by without some panoramas. Both from the 200/4 AIS at f/5.6.

- J







Hi John,
Nice pano work here. I like the layering of the distant mountains. What software do you use to stitch your panos?
Scott

For these I simply used photomerge in CS6 - when it can assemble a pano it does a great job, when it can't if fails miserably. When this happens I use PTGUI Pro - rarely can it not make a pano, but it's a bit more work. Never had a pano that I could not make using one or the other.

John


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