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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
Laura, how's you foot?

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Hi Leighton, foot's ok. Tried walking around the house yesterday without the shoe, still not ready yet. Thinking I might have to go back and have another x-ray done if I can't get a regular shoe on there by Friday.

How's yours doing?


Fair to middlin'



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

Mishu01 wrote:
Laura, I can not believe you have such as big holes in your lineup No 20, no 24, no 28... and no 55/1.2... you're not a good example for this thread...






I would add: no 500, 600 or 800mm?
And no scalloped lens kit?

This is a shame!



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

sbarricklow wrote:
Comet Pan-STARRS from 3/13, using the 500 mm reflex lens.







Fantastic captures Sam. I liked the most the last one.


NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Country: United States

Such enablers, . I haven't missed those lenses yet, either. About the only thing I can think of to shoot with the 500 or 800 would be the bald eagles here. Maybe some planes in the air too

OH HEY, LOOK
http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK069990124800?r=FE
One of Nikki's sisters!



Mishu01 wrote:
Laura, I can not believe you have such as big holes in your lineup No 20, no 24, no 28... and no 55/1.2... you're not a good example for this thread...


asiostygius wrote:

I would add: no 500, 600 or 800mm?
And no scalloped lens kit?

This is a shame!



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

Thanks Jose. The image you referenced was shot on March 12 at a 300 mm focal length using a zoom lens and not with the 500 mm f8 mirror lens.

My issue with the 500 mm is that the field is usually too narrow for astronomical objects to include a reference, and too short for a high resolution view of the comet. The view through the view finder is dark at f8 making it tough to ensure an accurate focus. I focused the lens on a distant point light source (maybe a street light) before searching for the dim comet. However, it is a good terrestrial lens if you don't have or want to spend the dollars on a fast, high quality refractor type lens that can cost more than 10X the price of the reflex lens.

If the clouds part during the next few days, and I have an opportunity, the next time I'll use either an 85 mm or a 200 mm AIS, or something in between, for a wider angle shot that includes the horizon.



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

Oosty wrote:
Peter B - hard subject well done

Ronny - more top pics

Ray - I like the very wide angle images - how do you correct the distortion?

Jose - more excellent images

Kevin - nice start. Did you try exposing for the ambient and filling with flash also?

Sam - good comet shots

Laura - you've been hiding this treasure trove in the background while the boys have been showing off their toys!

Thank you Peter. I didn't alter any of the 16mm photos distortion wise. Some scenes just blend into a fish eye veiw and look quite natural.



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

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Such enablers, . I haven't missed those lenses yet, either. About the only thing I can think of to shoot with the 500 or 800 would be the bald eagles here. Maybe some planes in the air too

OH HEY, LOOK
http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK069990124800?r=FE
One of Nikki's sisters!



Mishu01 wrote:
Laura, I can not believe you have such as big holes in your lineup No 20, no 24, no 28... and no 55/1.2... you're not a good example for this thread...


asiostygius wrote:

I would add: no 500, 600 or 800mm?
And no scalloped lens kit?

This is a shame!



Tell them Laura! From top to bottom your bunch is for handholding and not dragging around 3 legged sticks to support everything.



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

Quick comparison of the D600 vs D7000 at 6400 iso. I used the 50mm1.4 on the D600 and the 35mm 1.4 on the d7000 both at F8 1/100 and 1/125 respectively
d7000

d600

d7000

d600



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Just one more reason for that larger sensor.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
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Country: United States

I'm thinning out my herd just a little bit so a few lenses need to find new homes so I thought I would try to keep them in the thread before posting them in the B&S, CL, or fleabay. They are all in excellent shape optically, mechanically, and cosmetically, although the 300/2.8 has a little bit more wear on the mount and strap rings.
28/2 AI - $350 - The thought of selling this one makes me sore, but I'm really struggling to focus with any manual WA lenses, so I'm going to let it go.
50-135/3.5 AI-S - $130 - Great lens, but I just don't use it.
300/2.8 ED AI-S + Wimberley P40 plate - $1000- Another great lens, but with one baby here and another on the way, I've got things that I need to carry other than supertelephotos...

If anyone is interested, shoot me a PM. All of those prices include shipping.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

And I'd be remiss if I didn't show some pictures too, all from the D700+50/1.2 AI-S

Eli just hanging around with some big and small aunts and uncles:


I've been shooting a lot of 1600 ISO HP5+ in my Leica lately, and I find the grain quite pleasant and unobjectionable. A fringe benefit of this is that I no longer have any qualms about shooting at 12,800 ISO (HI1) on my D700. There aren't many scenes that are too dim for handholdable exposure with 12,800 ISO and f/1.2 This is SOOC without any noise reduction. It looks fine at full resolution too.


Lastly, we're over halfway to having little Hudson number 2. We had quite the surprise when a very noticeable feature popped up on the ultrasound monitor. Turns out that our 2nd baby is going to be a boy rather than a girl!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

Congratulations on another boy Alan, I like the name. I'd love to help you out but alas....



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Country: United States

Congrats on the baby, and hopefully you don't have to repaint the nursery again. Glad to see you're going to help carry babies and bags.

huddy wrote:

300/2.8 ED AI-S + Wimberley P40 plate - $1000- Another great lens, but with one baby here and another on the way, I've got things that I need to carry other than supertelephotos...
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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9304
Country: United States

And I'm going to thin one lens out of my herd...

The duplicate 180 f/2.8 ED IF AI-S.

I want to keep it in "the family" so first preference goes to active posters here. PM me to discuss it.



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

Thank you Peter.

One more painting from Pompeii:

Painting at the "House of Tragic Poet":


Painting at the "House of Tragic Poet", Pompeii by labecoaves, on Flickr

3 vertical shots pano of central painting at the triclinium in the House of Tragic Poet, Pompeii. D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/80s.


A closer view of the central panel (this is a mythological scene where Theseus is boarding ship and leaving Ariadne behind):


A Closer view of a painting at the "House of Tragic Poet", Pompeii by labecoaves, on Flickr


D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 1600, f/5.6 at 1/60s. ~50% cropped.


More detailed info at his excellent site:
https://sites.google.com/site/ad79eruption/pompeii/regio-vi/reg-vi-ins-8/house-of-the-tragic-poet



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

No need to discuss it Laura, I'll give you $20.00 for it sight unseen!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
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Country: Brazil

Ray, excellent comparison.
D600 image looks cleaner than the D700.



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

asiostygius wrote:
Ray, excellent comparison.
D600 image looks cleaner than the D700.

At 6400 iso the D600 is very usable and wins hands down, however the D7000 is no slouch. With a little NR post photos process quite nicely. I can only imagine that the D7100 will be even better!



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

Jose your photos are quite nice. The fact that the color and detail in these murals has lasted through the years is amazing!



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

leighton w wrote:
Congratulations on another boy Alan, I like the name. I'd love to help you out but alas....

+1



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