Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Oosty wrote:
One from Tuesday and one from this afternoon!


Peter, I like the first one here.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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asiostygius wrote:
Thank you Ray, Peter, Reagan and James for the kind words.

Continuing my Pompeii "saga", in this small room or "cubiculum" at the House of Apollo:


Cubiculum at the house of Apollo. by labecoaves, on Flickr



I have found some of the best preserved mosaics at outside wall:



Achilles being recognised by Ulysses on Skyros by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 500, f/11 at 1/400s.




and paintings inside the room:



Painting at the house of Apollo - 2 shots pano by labecoaves, on Flickr

2 horizontal shots pano of a mythological scene of the contest between Venus and Hesperus, Apollo as a judge in the centre. At the bottom, the painting is of faux marble panels.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/320s.




and a closer view (excuse the 2000 px version):



A closer view of Venus x Hesperus under Apollos judgement by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/320s.
Single shot ~15% cropped.

As we cannot use flash to protect the paintings, the ISO 1600 capability of D7000 was very useful.


Great work Jose.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Today I used the 85mm 1.4 on the new D600. My first observation was how much easier it was to see the focus. I have pretty good eye sight and still this viewfinder made a world of difference. The first was at 1.4, second at 2.0 and third at 2.8








Ray you are doing some amazing stuff with your new D600. Are you glad you made the transition?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Construction equipment waiting for spring. Taken with the 50 1.4 wide open. Thanks for looking.
Scott



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Thank you Scott. I am really enjoying this camera more than I thought I would. Having said that I am glad I took the path I did in securing the best glass I could afford BEFORE getting the camera. So far the 16, 24, 35, 85 and 300 really shine on the D600. They certainly bring out the resolution and dynamic range. I hadn't expected to be able to see the focus as much as I do , so all in all I am very happy with my choice.
Great job with the 50mm 1.4



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

I went to the San Diego Navy base, needed to take photos of stuff I can't show you, it was an AF lens, .

But I took the 20mm 3.5 UD and put it on the D3 on the way back and stopped at Chicano park, this park is not any park, it is behind all the shipyards under the freeway feeds into the San Diego Bay Bay Brige "Coronado".

I used the SB900 at ISO 200, 20mm at f/8, to light the underside of the freeway, the SB900 packs a wallop. The sharpness and color of the UD 20mm Nippon Kogaku lens was a surprise to me, I think I remember Ben using it in Australia.

I will have to come back with the 28mm PC and the D800.

Hope you enjoy, remember that California was Mexico and many Mexican-Americans have struggled to integrate into Anglo society. This park is an expression of their historical pride and of that struggle, it is on Cesar Chavez Road, Barrio Logan.


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D3 San Diego Barrio Logan Chicano Park by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D3 Mexica warrior San Diego Logan Chicano Park by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D3 Mexica tree of life San Diego Logan Chicano Park by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D3 Aztlan Family San Diego Logan Chicano Park by Rafael CA, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

Rafael, those are beautiful. I am shocked and pleased that there isn't any other graffiti defiling the murals.



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

Terrific! Beautiful graffiti work, well capured by a photographer who knows what and how to do. And a pretty lens of course.



mike-in-ak
Registered: Jan 09, 2013
Total Posts: 223
Country: United States

While waiting for sunset to look for the comet.

D700 - Noct-Nikkor 58mm /1.2 - ISO 1600 - /11 - 1/1250



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Leighton, Ronny, Reagan, Jose, Ray, Ray (O), Scott - thank you for the positive feedback

Jose - you continue to amaze with the Pompeii shots. Unlike most ruins where tome has destroyed decoration these show that the Romans loved colour - presumably the owner od this house was a rich man.

Ray - I can see the D7000 staying in your cupboard! Great shots. Now for some 2/3 crops side by side with the 7K - just in case you haven't enough to do!

Ray (O) - I've generally followed Scott Kelby's advice as given in the Photoshop Elements 6 book. Dodge here, burn there hope for the best . The big barn is gorgeous.

Scott - I'm glad i don't have to grease the bulldozer before using it. Interesting image showing a facet of life those of us who never see snow don't even think about.

Rafael - fantastic images under the bridge. I've only been to San Diego once and loved it. Climate and "feel" a lot like Cape Town without Table mountain.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Curtis - we need a new image as the "signature" to this thread. Your collection seems to have since day 1 when you picked up your 8th lens. Enjoy the new one.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

mike-in-ak wrote:
While waiting for sunset to look for the comet.

D700 - Noct-Nikkor 58mm /1.2 - ISO 1600 - /11 - 1/1250



Excellent!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

OK - here we go going old school. Nikon FE2 + 135/2 AIS on some old (like 8 years old) Provia 100.
The 135/2 was shot wide open almost every shot.

I'm using my FE2 that came back cleaned and adjusted, but it seems that most of my shots are back-focused - seems they didn't get the focusing screen adjusted at all so it's going back to have them do it (again?).

I also have a roll almost finished that's all 50/1.2 AIS . . . .

- John



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

Just over night, it turned very cold again here and it has started snowing...

85mm



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

jhinkey wrote:
OK - here we go going old school. Nikon FE2 + 135/2 AIS on some old (like 8 years old) Provia 100.
The 135/2 was shot wide open almost every shot.

I'm using my FE2 that came back cleaned and adjusted, but it seems that most of my shots are back-focused - seems they didn't get the focusing screen adjusted at all so it's going back to have them do it (again?).

I also have a roll almost finished that's all 50/1.2 AIS . . . .

- John

Really nice, John



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Roland - what a winter Europe has had. Brrr.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

jhinkey wrote:
mike-in-ak wrote:
While waiting for sunset to look for the comet.

D700 - Noct-Nikkor 58mm /1.2 - ISO 1600 - /11 - 1/1250



Excellent!

+1



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

CGrindahl wrote:
What I'm curious about Ray, is when did Leighton drive down to Florida? I see you caught him with the 300...


Definitely looking good Ray. I think that camera will take very good care of you, even as you take very good care of it. Pretty sweet images you've been posting.


I like to think I'm not quite that large!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Jose - Thanks for more of the tour. Do they put a lot of care in to the preservation of all of this?

Ray - The viewfinder is one of the main reasons I switched. I love the last image. If you haven't tried raw yet, you're in for a treat when you start developing the images.

Ray from OH - I agree with the others. This would make a fine large print.

John - Not much DR in Provia is there?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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kwoodard wrote:
Rafael, those are beautiful. I am shocked and pleased that there isn't any other graffiti defiling the murals.


+1



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