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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

rafaelcasd wrote:
A teaser from the dance festival today. 50-300mm ED ais at 300mm 4.5, D800 at iso3200. Going to bed.
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Beautiful, Rafael!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

Paul Gabel wrote:
Been busy for a while, but I have seen a tremendous amount of awesome pictures on the thread, and many new people joining in. Welcome!
This week I went to a concert by Lonnie Liston Smith, a 72-year-old jazz musician who was persuaded to return from retirement by a band of enthousiastic young and very talented musicians.
Here are a few pictures, taken with the 135mm f2.0 ais and 180mm f2.8 ais on a D700:

Paul


Great concert series, Paul!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Ben, where are yoooouuuu ?



Lieutenant Z
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50 1.8 ais :



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Philippe, beautiful work - as always! Is "the other 24mm" already in your hands?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Paul, outstanding work around the stage! The first images are really fantastic - and the drummer-shot pretty cool (reminds me of the young Lionel Hampton - always in the mood for a joke).



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
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Country: France

georgms wrote:
Philippe, beautiful work - as always! Is "the other 24mm" already in your hands?


Thanks a lot Georg!
No, I sent it back for some time.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Some images from today:

today's soccer-match got cancelled - D700, 16/3.5Ai


from a walk around a small lake - D700, 16/3.5 Ai too
Maybe I re-process this one...


killing some waiting time between two sports-events - stitched pano - D7000 at ISO 4000, 50/2.0Ai at f/2.8



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Rafael, beautiful "teaser" from the dance-festival!

Sam, that's a lovely portrait of the cat!

Reagan, it's great to see you're havin fun with your D600! Keep your fine pictures coming - I can stand the green ;-)

Peter, love the first landscape-shot for it's framing - the way the street comes around the corner (sorry for my English) is very, very nice.

Craig, welcome! Very nice work - my personal fav is the second shot for its framing.

Curtis, beautiful images from the bay! I especially like the foggy shot from yesteryear. Very moody, maybe a bit spooky.
If this was my image I would think about cropping the lower 2/5 of the image away - but that's just me ;-)



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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testing out a new to me lens that I just picked up this morning, not letting myself have too much fun with it at the moment, since I need to be concentrating on this book, instead...



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

saph wrote:
Ray, beautiful scene with the 35 1.4! Americo, nice pics, especially the kids, and good to see your daughter doing well.

Leighton, if polydactyl means too many claws I don't think so, although I should check again, maybe that's why there's so many scratches on furniture

Not too many ideas on what to do next since its the usual cold and wet outside, so I tried a comparison of the four normal lenses for wide open bokeh. Had been thinking about that test since Georg demoed that wonderful picture of the girl in the front and other kids out of focus in the back. I was going to line up some cat food cans at first, but they eat so much only a couple were left

Here's the 50 F2 HC, 50 1.4S, 50 1.2 AIS and the 55 1.2S from top to bottom..



Samy, very nice comparison! My personal fav is the 55/1.2 - but somehow I like the other fast 50's too ;-)
I have planned a similar comparison outdoors (with some foliage as background, have to wait some months).
The picture of the girl was an extreme example - the old 50/1.4 did very well under better conditions.



georgms
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
testing out a new to me lens that I just picked up this morning, not letting myself have too much fun with it at the moment, since I need to be concentrating on this book, instead...



Congrats, Laura! Is the lens in question maybe a rather chunky 45mm?



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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Great shot again Philippe.
Georg, I love #2 but the other two are also great.
Laura, cool PC shot. Congrats!






kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:

kings_freak wrote:
I have 2 sets of the 603's. I use them along with 2 YN-560 II flashes at my wedding receptions. They sync up to 1/250th, but I will get the occasional black bar. I typically am shouting around 1/125th, so it is never an issue. The batteries last quite awhile and I haven't had any issue with range in the venues. Calumet sells a dome diffuser for the Canon 580 EXII that fits perfectly for $14.

傍ony


Thanks for the input Tony. I ordered the 603's yesterday. There's been something I wanted to try for a while now that needed either a trigger or cable. If it works, I'll share it.

Looking forward to it Leighton!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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georgms wrote:
Some images from today:

today's soccer-match got cancelled - D700, 16/3.5Ai

Love this one Georg!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
testing out a new to me lens that I just picked up this morning, not letting myself have too much fun with it at the moment, since I need to be concentrating on this book, instead...


Booo on studying. Yaayyy on the new lens!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Hey John! More images from Nikki please!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Georg these shots are amazing. Great use of the 16mm and the pano is first rate!!!
Laura good luck studying and I love the angle of your shot!
Phillippe - WOW what colors and framing
Paul love the badlands!
Rafael wonderful color and timing!
Paul your concert photos are excellent!
Reagan keep up the good work. Don't forget to call me next week!
Sam I love the green eyes



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
A friend had surgery yesterday in San Francisco. I drove him there very early yesterday and thought it might be fun to take some camera gear. Unfortunately, it was raining yesterday. But today when I picked him up weather was accommodating. Here is a photo folks will remember from last year taken with the 35 f/1.4 AI-s. Tony was kind enough to print a large copy of this though I don't know where I'll hang it. What follows is a shot I took today from approximately the same location with a 28 f/3.5 H AI'd. The early photo had been slightly cropped, but the second has not. The older lens is no slouch.




You still haven't hung that thing Curtis?! I'm just playing. I was happy to do it for you. I have the opposite problem. Too many open walls and not enough prints! Hopefully that will be remedied in the near future.

傍ony



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4988
Country: United States

Here are the results from my Frankenstein 105P. The ultimate spring test F22 vs F2.5 I am thrilled!





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