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philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

bruni wrote:
And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!


My American friends who visited Melbourne were very quickly identified as "seppos". It took me a long time to figure out what it meant.



saturday - nikon24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


This and the 2nd shot are my favourites, and it seems ridiculously sharp. Do you have any qualms with sharpness on your D800? I've heard a few people complaining that the 24 PC-E isn't up to the level of the new sensors.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

CGrindahl wrote:
Very nice Chin. I take it the original is attractively colored. It would be nice to see the colors but your black and white rendition is nicely done. Can you translate the message printed to the right?


Heh yeah, spray-painted in full psychedelic colour glory. But Tri-X was all I had
Not really sure what it's trying to say - *something* for a dove; colloquialism for which I have no translation for



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

CGrindahl wrote:
A bit of bokeh play yesterday with the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd at f/2. That is my car blurred on the right. My laundry is still in the wash cycle in a building on the left...


Six loads...


I think ALL of your lenses are stuck wide open!



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

rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop


The macro mode will work in a pinch, especially when you can crop away with the D800! I love how the light falls on this one.



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

That was shot at f/2 Leighton. I stopped down when shooting flowers that were blowing in the wind and didn't reset during the balance of my shooting. As much as I love shooting wide open, with really fast lenses, I'm learning that sometimes less is more. Yesterday I even stopped down to f/4...



I generally shoot candids now at f/2.8, reserving the widest shots more as bokeh play than anything else. Fortunately, the slower lenses such as the 180 f/2.8 AI-s, the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF and 400 f/5.6 AI-s ED-IF are wonderfully sharp wide open, which means there is no need to stop down with these lenses, or with the 80-200 f/4.5 AI.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop







Ron, great capture.
I am wondering how this zoom will perform with tubes or close up lenses. Need to experiment some day.


bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Leighton - that looks like clear skies to you? that's the middle of the day in Summer - look how dark and menacing it is. Looks like you've been at the grape juice too.

Peter - I expected the US members to flame me over my accent crack - but you? YOU?

Thank you Ronny - very kind as always.

Philip - are people complaining about the 24PCEl? that's crazy. Yes, it is ridiculously sharp, and great colour too. I haven't really figured out tilt and shift (I get shift, but tilt is hard to gauge). It's my current favourite lens - but it's new and you know how these things go.

Ben



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

As I am an incorrigible birder, a little bit of birding at Pompeii's Forum .
An improbable lens and a unusual environment for birding (a storage room for terracota dolia found in the excavations):


A little birding at Pompeii Forum by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/1600s. >~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.



On a stone block with Nikki's daughter wide open + TC16A:


A little birding at Pompeii Forum 2 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd + TC16A (=136mm f/2.8), ISO 320, wide open at 1/4000s. ~50% cropped. It looks like a female House Sparrow.
I think this is not bad for a wide open 40 years old lens + the overlooked TC16A.



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

bruni wrote:
Leighton - that looks like clear skies to you? that's the middle of the day in Summer - look how dark and menacing it is. Looks like you've been at the grape juice too.

Ben


I generally don't waste my time with the fruit of the vine! Hey...that rhymes.



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

leighton w wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
been on the gogo all day, just got home and wanted to post these before I went to sleep so Leighton could see one of them for sure

First two, I'm torn which I like, the first or the second. The 55 is how many years they've been broadcasting, but I also like the bokeh of the second.







Laura, That's quite a nice looking Nubian. We had some of these when we first started farming. They're VERY friendly.


Laura I like this one very much. When you took this, at least you aimed higher than Leighton.


rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2487
Country: United States

My favourite 5cm

nikon nikkor 5cm f 2 S D3 Taken with D200 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Capturing official graffiti


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Not a bad Brickwall for testing, fully open.


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Ben, this is very nice. Great detail and love the composition.



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

rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop


Nice Ron. Glad to see spring "might" be around the corner.



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


mp356 wrote:
Laura I like this one very much. When you took this, at least you aimed higher than Leighton.




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

rafaelcasd wrote:
My favourite 5cm
Not a bad Brickwall for testing, fully open.


nikon nikkor 5cm S 2.0 D3 official graffiti 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Looks a little soft on the edges? yes...no?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

From the Opéra Garnier, Paris
first two with 50 1.8, other with 28 2.8 :





fsiagian
Registered: May 24, 2009
Total Posts: 2350
Country: United States

Wow I love no 1.



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

asiostygius wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop



Reagan, great capture.
I am wondering how this zoom will perform with tubes or close up lenses. Need to experiment some day.


Thanks, but I think you mean Ron
but we both like cats


Reagan



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

Absolutely stunning set Philippe! Great work. Your framing from very low in the last shot is a signature of your shooting style. I love it.

I so envy you the opportunity to be shooting in these magnificent settings. I am eternally fascinated with the grandeur of Europe. Sadly, we're a culture of strip malls and big box stores. I know that some of that is coming to Europe as well, but at least you have a few centuries worth of great art and architecture to feed the soul. I'm very happy you found us Philippe and that you continue to entertain us with your "growing" kit of a MF Nikkor lenses...



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