Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
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Yeah. Cool shot.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Chuong, Tony and Laura.

Choung, in fact the second shot was not a crop, I used the short distance focusing of the Micro 55/3.5.

Continuing Pompeii's second day visit:
One of the best preserved defence towers.

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 400, f/8 at 1/1000s. ~15% cropped.



Wow, that does look like it's in pretty good shape. I don't suppose you were able to climb it?

傍ony



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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georgms wrote:
Reagan, love the first shot above! Don't know what "Auto" means - back in the days it was probably just a cool marketing term (seriously, it might have something to do with the aperture-mechanism, but I'm not sure).


Reagan - I like the shots a lot. I think "auto" goes way back to the '60's when they introduced focusing through a wide open lens but the aperture closed to your choice when the mirror lifted. Other lenses of that vintage, e.g. my old Meyer-Lydith 30mm, were preset by getting the apertrure/shutter speed right then opening the aperture for focus before turning it back manually.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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georgms wrote:
I've tried to get some sun-stars with the 20/3.5 Ais today, but had no luck. So here's a shot from sunday - playing with a 55/1.2 at it's minimum focusing distance. Amazing to my eyes how the fence melts away.

55/1.2 Ai wide open and at minimum focusing distance. The framing could have been better - too much concentration on the focus...


Very cool, Georg



Oosty
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rafaelcasd wrote:
georgms wrote:
Reagan, love the first shot above! Don't know what "Auto" means - back in the days it was probably just a cool marketing term (seriously, it might have something to do with the aperture-mechanism, but I'm not sure).


Auto =Auto aperture, not preset. View at full aperture and 'automatically' close it down for the capture.


Much more eloquently put than mine - but it is early here!



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Reagan wrote:
Out today with just the 50 1.4 SC . It says "Auto" after that. I thought it was either Auto Focus or that I could drive it Does anyone know what it means?

Some stuff A little rust, Graffiti and a direction

Reagan







Nice set Reagan. I liked this one the best.

傍ony


Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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James - that is a beautiful portrait. I love the high key elegance of the lady.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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georgms wrote:
I've tried to get some sun-stars with the 20/3.5 Ais today, but had no luck. So here's a shot from sunday - playing with a 55/1.2 at it's minimum focusing distance. Amazing to my eyes how the fence melts away.

Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
55/1.2 Ai wide open and at minimum focusing distance. The framing could have been better - too much concentration on the focus...

I like the composition, personally. Very nice minimalist feel.

傍ony



kings_freak
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James Markus wrote:
The more I explore this lens - the more I am impressed. Good for products, landscapes and portraits. That is quite a range.







Nikkor 28mm f2.8 ais
Very nice treatment on your portrait James!

傍ony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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It is a little slow here tonight, so I took Nikki around the shop with the PK-13 attached trying to get some abstract close-ups. I even found a few flowers outside! Too bad it was extremely dark when I found them. Nothing that a tripod and almost 2 second exposure won't fix!

傍ony


First sign of Spring! by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Hello? Is this thing on? by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Little Feet by T&J Photography, on Flickr


The Probe by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Ink Knife by T&J Photography, on Flickr



kings_freak
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Then a couple of fishy shots around the pressroom. The first one makes me feel like I am on the tram ride at Universal Studios!

傍ony


Tilted by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Cans O' Ink by T&J Photography, on Flickr



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
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Wow = bw + fish



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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Country: Australia

georgms wrote:
Reagan, love the first shot above! Don't know what "Auto" means - back in the days it was probably just a cool marketing term (seriously, it might have something to do with the aperture-mechanism, but I'm not sure).



+1
nicely seen Reagan

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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Country: Australia

CGrindahl wrote:
saph wrote:
Too funny, and hope I never get to the point of 8 in 2 weeks

bruni wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:

This is all in fun... a hobby gone wild... I recommend it to my friends...


OK......I'll bite.

My fault huh? You may remember that - at that time everyone was gushing over the 50mm f1.2 - and I suggested the 55mm f1.2SC as a worthy alternative - as did Mihai. Somehow that turned into you buying 8 lenses in 2 weeks.

I'm thinking one of us may have a problem?

ben
ps enjoy the 24mm NC - it's a very cute lens.



Don't worry Samy, Ben is prone to exaggeration. In fact, the first lens I bought after he trotted out his 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd was a 55 f/1.2 AI. It took me awhile to be seduced by his "charms..." But I got there eventually, first by selling the 55 to Matt, then finding as S.C. copy with the conversion kit. That took three weeks by itself. It was only after I'd used that lens for a time that I began looking for other pre-AI lenses. It is relatively easy to find those lenses, but only a few have the AI conversion kit. That made the hunt much more challenging. The 55 was bought June 15, then a 50 f/1.4 S AI'd three weeks later, quickly followed by a 28 f/3.5 H AI'd and a week after that a 105 f/2.5 P AI'd. Two weeks after that a 50 f/2 H.C. AI'd. The lenses kept coming over subsequent months.

None of these lenses cost a great deal of money. Finding deals has been fun... but it has taken 9 months, not two weeks..


Curtis - I like my version better.

It might have taken a bit longer to buy the first one (you being so fussy about the conversion and good 55 f1.2 SCs being fairly rare) - but once you got started it didn't take 3 weeks to buy the next 7 - in fact - if truth be told - even though I had a 12 month head start you soon overtook me. You bought the 105mm f2.5P, kept showing it off and eventually forced me to buy one too (love that one).

Actually Ive got to confess that the 24PCE is so good - that I'm now tempted by the 45PCE - it's way more than I want to spend and I haven't got anything left to sell....so I'm going to focus on the Zeiss 55 cause I know I'll never have the money for that.

ben



CGrindahl
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You're only demonstrating Ben that you are crazier than I am...



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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CGrindahl wrote:
You're only demonstrating Ben that you are crazier than I am...

You two crack me up.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
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bruni wrote:

Actually Ive got to confess that the 24PCE is so good - that I'm now tempted by the 45PCE - it's way more than I want to spend and I haven't got anything left to sell....so I'm going to focus on the Zeiss 55 cause I know I'll never have the money for that.

ben


I guess that's my cue to shoot some this weekend with the 45PCE then... it's really very very good



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Country: United States

kings_freak wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
You're only demonstrating Ben that you are crazier than I am...

You two crack me up.



+1

Reagan



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

Zichar wrote:
bruni wrote:

Actually Ive got to confess that the 24PCE is so good - that I'm now tempted by the 45PCE - it's way more than I want to spend and I haven't got anything left to sell....so I'm going to focus on the Zeiss 55 cause I know I'll never have the money for that.

ben


I guess that's my cue to shoot some this weekend with the 45PCE then... it's really very very good

\

no ...Chin....don't tell me that ...

is it really that good??

ben



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Country: United States

Thanks,Georg,Scott,Tony,Ben and Peter
Thanks for the info Rafael

Reagan



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