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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13030
Country: United States

I'll drop one photo on the thread before heading off to bed. I was surprised to see these white blossoms open with winter still at hand. Of course, the warm days we've been experiencing surely has the plants thinking spring has arrived. This was shot at f/2.8 with the 135 f/2 AI-s.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5032
Country: United States

Beautiful Curtis. Spot on metering which has always been your trademark and the colors really pop. The detail in the whites is such a challenge and again the master is at work!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2837
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I'll drop one photo on the thread before heading off to bed. I was surprised to see these white blossoms open with winter still at hand. Of course, the warm days we've been experiencing surely has the plants thinking spring has arrived. This was shot at f/2.8 with the 135 f/2 AI-s.



Those trees are so pretty in bloom, but Lord do they screw up my allergies! Nice shot, that lens sings!



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

My friend Natosha is back in town for a little while and was kind enough to come over for a shoot. It was beautiful outside after the storm rolled through, so we took advantage of the nice weather.

#1 and #4 were shot with the 105mm 1.8 and #2 and #3 were shot with the 55mm 1.2.

Strobist Info (Shots 2-4): SB-900 fired into silver reflective umbrella and triggered by Yongnuo 603s.

Tony


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Natosha by T&J Photography, on Flickr



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2373
Country: Sweden

Holy crap ..wonderful pictures you take
Great set Reagan
Really nice on the flower Ray..
Great shot Jose..
Wow Z and Georg
Kevin good work
Rafael these shots are amazing!
Great shot curtis
Wonderful set Tony ... Really WOW



Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 845
Country: United States

B-Day party for my nephew last night and my sister in laws daughter couldn't keep her mitts off the new puppy. 35mm F2 O



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Rafael, good job of catching focus on those. Very colorful.
Curtis, springtime in California must be beautiful. I am sure you will keep us up with it.Good job

Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Tony, I like the first and last one the best. Very pretty woman
Ronny, Great composition. But why is she in a short sleeve shirt in the snow?
The black background,white snow and grey statue really bring out the color in her

Reagan



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5813
Country: United States

kings_freak wrote:
My friend Natosha is back in town for a little while and was kind enough to come over for a shoot. It was beautiful outside after the storm rolled through, so we took advantage of the nice weather.

#1 and #4 were shot with the 105mm 1.8 and #2 and #3 were shot with the 55mm 1.2.

Strobist Info (Shots 2-4): SB-900 fired into silver reflective umbrella and triggered by Yongnuo 603s.

Tony



Beautiful woman and beautiful photographs Tony!

John



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Ron, great name for a puppy but I always thought you were a CAT person
You can tell he is going to grow quickly and she has that loving look on her face

Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Let's make it 2 dogs in 1 day

501.8 with my old TC 14-A back. Thanks Scott

Reagan



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2373
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shot Rafae
Great short on the dog Reagan
Reagan: the girl is sculpture ... cruelly true she looked
Check in zeiss thread

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1009161/164#lastmessage



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Ronny, I thought she was real on this photo but she looked cold
On the link she is stone cold
Great shots on both threads

Reagan



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2591
Country: Brazil

Reagan wrote:
Done with sunrise for a while maybe go to Lake Okeechobee for some sunsets this weekend

Last of them

Reagan

Last one is from this morning
Sorry about all the green in February








Another great set Reagan, liked this one.


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2591
Country: Brazil

sbarricklow wrote:
Shot in the early '90s with a 50 mm F1.8 using Fuji Velvia.







Lovely portrait Sam.


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2591
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
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...


Georg, they deserve one more look, spetacular use of the 16/3.5 and incredible conversion.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1964
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Georg, they deserve one more look, spetacular use of the 16/3.5 and incredible conversion.

they are so good, I almost find the current inflated ebay pricing for this lens acceptable

must resist...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13030
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
kings_freak wrote:
My friend Natosha is back in town for a little while and was kind enough to come over for a shoot. It was beautiful outside after the storm rolled through, so we took advantage of the nice weather.

#1 and #4 were shot with the 105mm 1.8 and #2 and #3 were shot with the 55mm 1.2.

Strobist Info (Shots 2-4): SB-900 fired into silver reflective umbrella and triggered by Yongnuo 603s.

Tony



Beautiful woman and beautiful photographs Tony!

John


Couldn't agree more Tony. First rate set of images. There is nothing quite so sweet as to have a subject willing to meet the lens openly. Those two lenses couldn't be happier and neither can we. Well done!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2591
Country: Brazil

rafaelcasd wrote:
Sorry for the long post, hope the gaiety and detailed beauty of the costumes and the dancers will make it worthwhile.
I normally do not post process many photos, but when you take 400 or so D800 shots at iso 3200 you are setting your self up for a lot of work, deleting, adjusting color balance, noise, exposure, contrast, crop, leveling, and it takes hours and hours. I am sure there are faster ways, I use NX2 not for being cheap but 'cause it does everything I want to do to a photograph.

Stop the whining, here is a few more teasers. I was there with approval from the organizer but when you show up with two cameras and lenses, the staff lets you right in.

The 50-300 on a tripod commands events, I did not wish for autofocus except for the Irish dancers, their dance is flying all over the place and it was hard to follow. Exposure was the real challenge, big changes in light intensity and distribution all the time.

At 3200, the D800 is very bad for noise at the pixel level, but with excellent color, and it is true, at smaller sizes the noise is not noticeable. Considering the time spent in post processing a D3, D3s, or D4 is a much better camera for this. The results may be a bit better from the D800.

A real plus of this lens is that it focuses dead on with the indicator light, no backfocus. Quality is best at 300mm and good everywhere. Focusing at the 50mm end is actually harder than at 300mm, the whole heavy front rotates but very smoothly.

All photos at full aperture.


nikon nikkor 50-300 ed ais san diego coronado world dance festival d800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr




Rafael, fantastic set. Very nice to see how this beautifully crafted lens performs more than 3 decades afters its design in very good hands!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2591
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are the results from my Frankenstein 105P. The ultimate spring test F22 vs F2.5 I am thrilled!





Perfect background Ray. "Frankenstein " is doing very well



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