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asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2589
Country: Brazil

Resuming my recovering of old slides through digital camera.
I barely recollected that I had had during a short time a 24mm f/2.8.
A comparison of no PL (top) filter x PL filter (bottom).

I made no PP other than converting the NEF at NX2, resizing and a small pass of smart sharpen at CS5. The satured colours and grain are from Fujichrome Provia 100.


Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 ai without vs. with Polarizer filter by labecoaves, on Flickr

Old slides from August 1995. An affluent of the River Mogi-Guaçu, Ecological Station of Jataí, São Paulo State, Brazil.
FM2 + 24mm f/2.8 ai hand held, Fujichrome Provia ISO 100.
Digital dupes using D7000 + 20mm ext tube + 55mm f/3.5 micro @f/8 and ISO 160 +ES-1 slide copying adapter, flash + diffuser behind slide.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2589
Country: Brazil

Another take of a South American Coati - Nasua nasua juvenile:


Nasua nasua juvenile with Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AIS ED by labecoaves, on Flickr

Old slide from November 2000, gallery forest border in the Cerrado Region.

F90x + 180mm f/2.8 ais ED hand held + SB-28 flash, Fujichrome Provia RDP III ISO 100.
Digital dupe using D7000 + 20mm ext tube + 55mm f/3.5 micro @f/8 and ISO 160 +ES-1 slide copying adapter, flash + diffuser behind slide.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2295
Country: United States

Will be back to check out more photos later but this manual monster caught my attention. Ron, is this a new acquisition? Wow and very nice capture of the bird in flight.

Checking out the photosynthesis page - compared to the 500 F4P the 200-400 AIS is a bit shorter, but about 20% heavier. Just lifting it up to get it on the tripod must be good exercise Of course Jose's 800 is even heavier. Look forward to see more results from the 200-400!

Samy

rankamateur wrote:
Phillipe birds here will do anything for a seed. VTOL is just one little trick. Here is a perspective on size. The 200-400 and my 80-200 C Auto. As you can see hand holding is not an option.



Adam Bavier
Registered: Aug 05, 2009
Total Posts: 180
Country: United States

Reagan, the kite surfing photo is cool. Haven't seen that in MN. Though I'd imagine it would work on some of the larger lakes.

Here is a new one of mine. Took the family dog out for a walk, and there was some nice light from the setting sun, so had to take a few pictures.

50mm, F/2 @ F/11



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3351
Country: Germany

Adam, very nice colors and composition!

Jose, love the scanned Coati and thanks for sharing your coma-test.

Ron, very nice VTOL-bird ;-) The manual 200-400 looks like a monster-lens, I'm glad that you're able to tame it.

Reagan, very nice work with your new D600! And impressive shots from the Hoover-dam!

Ronny, wow, great job on focusing the fast 135/2!

James, love the "flowing" image taken with the 35! The squirrel-portraits are very nicely taken too.

Jeff, I like the "Quilted Sky" a lot - beautiful B&W.

Philippe, the gloves on the fence are fabulous! B&W at it's best.

Curtis, fantastic illustration of the performance-capabilities of the 25-50! I'm not that much into MF-Zooms, but the 25-50 would make a very nice addition to my primes.

Peter, nice work with your 28-45!

Samy, the Coast Guard Cutter is my fav from your last sets. Good job on the petit birds taken with the 400+TC16A!

Scott, another very nice rust-shot! After the snow is gone here I fear my car makes a good location for oxidation-images ;-)

Sam, I like your Texas-pictures, to my eyes they would also look great converted to B&W.

Rafael, I love all your pictures from the power-plant-implosion! Wish I was there, taking some pictures, talking a bit about gear, drinking some cups of coffee ;-)

Ray, I like your distant view on the spire.

So much for now - and thanks for the kind comments on the snow-flakes-sketch.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4027
Country: South Africa

Jose - love the little Coati!

Adam - beautiful colours. Almost looks warm



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Country: South Africa

Comparison of the 28-45 at 28 and 45 1/1000 at 5.6 (exif shows wrong lens!)



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4027
Country: South Africa

Spotted this on the landscape forum. James Tyson has provided hyperfocal distance charts free for aspiring landscape photographers.

The object is to provide max DOF with various lenses at different apertures and they're set up to cover most camera/lens combinations.

Could be useful to us. Here's the link:-

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1187693



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5806
Country: United States

Adam Bavier wrote:
Reagan, the kite surfing photo is cool. Haven't seen that in MN. Though I'd imagine it would work on some of the larger lakes.

Here is a new one of mine. Took the family dog out for a walk, and there was some nice light from the setting sun, so had to take a few pictures.

50mm, F/2 @ F/11



Hey, I've been to Maple Grove, MN! But not when it's been that cold . . . .



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5806
Country: United States

First installment of images are off to Leighton tonight.

Found that my AF confirmation dot is waaay off when Nikki is shot wide open, so live view to the rescue.

Here's a few:



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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And one that's not on the blog because it would break Leighton's web page:

John









kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

John, love the neon shot and that pano is spectacular. How many shots are stitched together for this? Guessing around 10~16?



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
John, love the neon shot and that pano is spectacular. How many shots are stitched together for this? Guessing around 10~16?


Thanks Kevin -

Neon was taken inside a Tullys of their OPEN sign.

Pano - three horizontal shots and then a large crop to take out the top and bottom.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9185
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
And one that's not on the blog because it would break Leighton's web page:

John









Beautiful John, go ahead and send it to me.


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2589
Country: Brazil

Thank you Georg and Peter;

Peter, many thanks for sharing the link on hyperfocal distances, a must for landscape photography!

John, loved the Nikki's huge pano and the bluish cast! Was it totally real ("blue hour") or did you add some PP?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2589
Country: Brazil

Just to show how this old lens performs at 10 metres (~30 feet) of distance, wide open.



Flower with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6K ai'd by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 K ED non IF ai'd, supported on the window sill, ISO 500 at 1/250s, ~15% cropped.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: N/A

That's a nice shot from Adam.

John, WOW. Love that shot.



Adam Bavier
Registered: Aug 05, 2009
Total Posts: 180
Country: United States

Thanks everyone for the compliments. It was cold, around 15 degrees F. Sunrises and sunsets always make everything better - even make it feel warmer. Just minutes later it started transitioning to the blue hour and things cooled up greatly.

I'll have to start bringing my tripod along with me, so I can set the camera to the time-lapse mode, and then get the dog and me in the shot. Would have worked well, since the path is right there.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9185
Country: United States

Adam Bavier wrote:
Thanks everyone for the compliments. It was cold, around 15 degrees F. Sunrises and sunsets always make everything better - even make it feel warmer. Just minutes later it started transitioning to the blue hour and things cooled up greatly.

I'll have to start bringing my tripod along with me, so I can set the camera to the time-lapse mode, and then get the dog and me in the shot. Would have worked well, since the path is right there.


Hi Adam, next time stay around for the "blue hour", that's when you can get some great images! Keep posting, and don't hesitate joining in on the discussions.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5806
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Georg and Peter;

Peter, many thanks for sharing the link on hyperfocal distances, a must for landscape photography!

John, loved the Nikki's huge pano and the bluish cast! Was it totally real ("blue hour") or did you add some PP?


It was blue, though perhaps not quite as blue as the image depicts - it got accentuated a bit when I was moving the curves around.



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