Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

MarkdV wrote:
In a slightly different vein, here are a couple from the 300mm f4.5 with 1.4TC attached.


Mark - such interesting shots in such lousy weather. i hate to say this but the sun's shining and it's 28*C here..... of course there's no skiing



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

leighton w wrote:
One from the recent snow storm.


great atmosphere !



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

Samy love the cannon
Rafael, Zapata is beautiful



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

I sold my 2/35 Zeiss and just keep the 1.4/85 Planar.

50 1.8 ais :



sbarricklow
Registered: Jan 14, 2003
Total Posts: 2132
Country: United States

Rafael, Very interesting art genre that you are documenting. Thanks!



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

kwoodard wrote:
50mm f/1.4 Serial 744XXX S-Auto. Manufactured between 68-72. Has some sort of scratches on the front element.

50mm f/1.4 Serial 286XXXX. Manufactured 74-76. Seems to be in good shape, would like to get this one converted.


I have a question that you all may know. I have the above two lenses. The older one is beautiful, but the front and rear elements have seen better days. The other one is OK, but the glass is great. Does anyone know if I can take the elements from the newer lens and put them into the older lens, make a hybrid of sorts?

(This is a serious question, I don't like how the newer lens feels, its very gritty and the element moves around a lot)


Short answer is nope! Different animals



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

kwoodard wrote:
Just got a chance to look at some of the images I took today with the new to me Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 that has been AI'd. Some images look OK, others are out of focus. This lens is very difficult to find critical focus through the viewfinder. I am going to try "DOTune" to see if I can even get the green focus indicator even into the ballpark. Here are a few SOC (literally, these are the JPEGs the camera produces, not a darn thing done to them except upload to Flickr)


DSC_6895 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_6914 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I also got more stuff today (all free to me, nobody shoots Nikon in the photography department, they have no need of any of it, so they gave most of it to me). I got another Series E 50mm, but it has seen better days. Looks like coffee or hot cocoa was spilled on it. Needs to be cleaned BADLY. I also got a Stroboframe, seems to be an off-camera flash mount. Not sure if I will ever use it. Attached to it was a Nikon SC17 flash cable. Now this was something I have been interested in acquiring. I have an old SB18 Flash that I pulled out of mothballs and decided to try it out. For being as old as it is, works surprisingly well. I never have used a flash, so I don't really know what I am doing, but I will learn. Looking at the pinout, I am guessing there are 5 wires inside that cable and I am thinking of splicing in some old CAT5 to increase my range (since I am on a shoestring budget, cannot afford a wireless trigger). If my math is right, I should be able to go about 45 feet. Interesting possibilities.


Kevin, liked the most these two, great work!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thank you Curtis (loved the link, the Cornell Lab is a world reference for Ornithology); Jeff, Samy. Ronny, Rafael and mark for the kind comments.

Samy, outstanding Baltimore series + bokeh playing + deer capture;

Jeff, very special "Green Rock" scenario;

Mark, loved the lonely chair.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Some images of Pompeii's water system.


Terracota water pipe embedded in the wall at Pompeii. Many houses at Pompeii had 2 storeys.


Terracota water pipe embedded in the wall at Pompeii by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/100s. ~15% cropped.



Terracota water pipe embedded in the wall at Pompeii - 2 vertical shots pano by labecoaves, on Flickr

2 vertical shots pano.
D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/60s.



Plumbing system at Pompeii's pavement:


Plumbing system at Pompeii's pavement by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/11 at 1/25s.



Remains of Plumbing system at Pompeii's pavement by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 200, f/11 at 1/40s.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Just got a chance to look at some of the images I took today with the new to me Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 that has been AI'd. Some images look OK, others are out of focus. This lens is very difficult to find critical focus through the viewfinder. I am going to try "DOTune" to see if I can even get the green focus indicator even into the ballpark. Here are a few SOC (literally, these are the JPEGs the camera produces, not a darn thing done to them except upload to Flickr)



DSC_6890 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


I also got more stuff today (all free to me, nobody shoots Nikon in the photography department, they have no need of any of it, so they gave most of it to me). I got another Series E 50mm, but it has seen better days. Looks like coffee or hot cocoa was spilled on it. Needs to be cleaned BADLY. I also got a Stroboframe, seems to be an off-camera flash mount. Not sure if I will ever use it. Attached to it was a Nikon SC17 flash cable. Now this was something I have been interested in acquiring. I have an old SB18 Flash that I pulled out of mothballs and decided to try it out. For being as old as it is, works surprisingly well. I never have used a flash, so I don't really know what I am doing, but I will learn. Looking at the pinout, I am guessing there are 5 wires inside that cable and I am thinking of splicing in some old CAT5 to increase my range (since I am on a shoestring budget, cannot afford a wireless trigger). If my math is right, I should be able to go about 45 feet. Interesting possibilities.

Great job Kevin!!!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Once again amazing Jose. Quite an advanced society and your photos make me think about the chaos of the fateful day.



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

saph wrote:
Uh oh

Maybe I should have stuck to scenery and bokeh shots Here's one just having fun with the 85 1.4 AIS.










Samy, I like this very much. Be careful not to stir up those guys from below the Mason Dixon Line.


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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Jeff that second shot is simply wonderful!



+1 Jeff. Really like the second one here.



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

MarkdV wrote:
In a slightly different vein, here are a couple from the 300mm f4.5 with 1.4TC attached.



Mark, I like the isolated chair.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Just got a chance to look at some of the images I took today with the new to me Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 that has been AI'd. Some images look OK, others are out of focus. This lens is very difficult to find critical focus through the viewfinder. I am going to try "DOTune" to see if I can even get the green focus indicator even into the ballpark. Here are a few SOC (literally, these are the JPEGs the camera produces, not a darn thing done to them except upload to Flickr)



DSC_6890 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


I also got more stuff today (all free to me, nobody shoots Nikon in the photography department, they have no need of any of it, so they gave most of it to me). I got another Series E 50mm, but it has seen better days. Looks like coffee or hot cocoa was spilled on it. Needs to be cleaned BADLY. I also got a Stroboframe, seems to be an off-camera flash mount. Not sure if I will ever use it. Attached to it was a Nikon SC17 flash cable. Now this was something I have been interested in acquiring. I have an old SB18 Flash that I pulled out of mothballs and decided to try it out. For being as old as it is, works surprisingly well. I never have used a flash, so I don't really know what I am doing, but I will learn. Looking at the pinout, I am guessing there are 5 wires inside that cable and I am thinking of splicing in some old CAT5 to increase my range (since I am on a shoestring budget, cannot afford a wireless trigger). If my math is right, I should be able to go about 45 feet. Interesting possibilities.

Great job Kevin!!!


+1 Kevin.



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

Thank you everyone for the comments on the frozen construction equipment.

For anyone with a current bout of NMFAS, a nice looking 28 2.8 ais just came up on the BS board.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

I thought you may get a kick out of this: My D3 and D800 are very clean cameras, inside that is, the D3 needed several sensor cleanings when new, but it no longer needs any, I am very careful changing lenses, blowing the new lens clean before changing and never doing it in a dusty environment. I blow the sensor once in a while with canned air, which I would not recommend, but it works for me.

My D800 has simply been very clean since new, I have sensor cleaning turned off and only run the built in cleaning once in a couple of months, when I see a Little dust at f16 or higher.

Just cleaned the D3 by blowing canned air and it is perfect, the D800 was stubbornly refusing to release a few specs with built in cleaning and canned air. While downloading samples I forgot the cable was connected to the camera and dropped it about four feet, luckily onto padded carpet.

The shade took the hit, an HN24, it was mounted on a 62-52mm adapter on the 50mm 1.2. The shade was very bent and the adapter is now useless. Nothing else seemed bent or damaged.I was very worried and rushed out to test the camera at 1.2.

Happy to report the camera and lens are still perfectly good, the field is as flat as it ever was, all corners perform the same with the 50mm at 1.2. Best test I know for this.

The kicker is that the hit from the fall left the sensor perfectly clean!!


An accidental cleaning by Rafael CA, on Flickr

And the lens and camera perfectly aligned at 1.2, there is a fair amount of natural fog in this shot


After the fall at 1.2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

I have told you before how sharp the 50mm is at 1.2, and that mine cannot be focused fully open with the indicator lights. Here is a crop, again with fog. 100% on Flickr.


After the fall at 1.2 crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Thanks guys for the comments on the green rock shot.

Samy, I really like the wall and cannon.

Rafael, In addition to your beautiful color photos, the Zapata b&w is a very fine composition.

Kevin, great flowers.

Mark, beautiful snow and mountain shots, and I really like the chair.

Philippe, beautiful colors and composition on the Orchestre poster.

Jose, fascinating shots of Pompeii plumbing.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks Ray and Jeff.

Just a little break from Pompeii, this is one of the firsts shots with a unusual couple:
a ~1963/1964 made Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P Sonnar with a 2012 made D600:

Late afternoon contrasty sky x clouds at neighbour's buildings:



Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P (Sonnar) test shot. by labecoaves, on Flickr

Nikon D600 + Nikkor-P 105mm f/2.5 hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/250s.
The scalloped ring is a joy to use and looks like more durable than the rubber rings.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Ray and Jeff.

Just a little break from Pompeii, this is one of the firsts shots with a unusual couple:
a ~1963/1964 made Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P Sonnar with a 2012 made D600:


Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P (Sonnar) test shot. by labecoaves, on Flickr


Late afternoon contrasty sky x clouds at neighbour's buildings:




The scalloped ring is a joy to use and looks like more durable than the rubber rings.


Love it! I am digging the old design too. I have one workable one (the 135 I posted pics of earlier) and it feels so much more substantial than the newer glass.



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