Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Ron, very sharp and well exposed mockingbird!

Ronny, what's that first large bird, do you know the species. And the one in the water has lovely circular ripples around it, very nicely captured with that 180!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States



Curtis, great start with Nikki!

Jose, enjoying the armchair travel you're providing.

Ron. I'm going to guess that the 5-10 inches of snow coming my way tomorrow night into Monday is not heaing your way then . At least I'm not putting out an indictment on a groundhog I'l take the snow. I need to go retrieve my plastic toboggan!

rankamateur wrote:
Maybe spring is finally coming here. All I have seen is the usual feeder birds that are around all year until today when I spotted this Mockingbird hiding in the thicket. 80-200 4.5 C Auto


Ronny, what a sharp shot with that new to you 180!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

There does seem to be a bit of that going around again.... Hmmmmmm Who else has been infected lately?

jhinkey wrote:
I seem to be on a buying spree as I just bough Chuong's 20/3.5 and Don's 45/2.8 AI-P

Still missing that 500/4 AI-P, but that'll be a big decision to make and some glass will have to be sold for that to happen (and my wife equally treated in kind in some way)


asiostygius wrote:
Just to let you know, and perhaps to wake up your NMFAS
Yesterday I found this Nikkor-O.C. (multicoated) 35m f/2 announced as a f/2.8 (??) at a ridiculously low initial bid price. Perhaps most people are avoiding the auction thinking this is a f/2.8, not a f/2. I suppose final bid will be low.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/111034779676?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Unfortunately the seller dos not send it to Brazil
I would be happy upgrading my current O version

As I think you guys may be interested in a new lens to your collection or at least as a upgrade to your current 35/2 O version (not multicoated) , this can be a good opportunity. Just playing the hole of devil's adjutant



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Here is looking East to Liechtenstein.
Both shot with the 50mm f1.2 at f/8.0



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

Yes, there has been some infection going on... I send one lens out, and another one comes in.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, there has been some infection going on... I send one lens out, and another one comes in.


Nice one Laura, she looks a beaut!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

saph wrote:

Peter, very nice image with the 500 reflex. Very sharp for a 1/125s shutter.

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Thanks Samy - it was on a tripod since I was trying out the lens which I had for years on my (then) new (to me) D70.

Jeff - thanks



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Wow Mark, terrific panos, beautiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

Major bummer on being so laid up this winter, Mark. I guess one good advantage to the patch right now is that you don't have to squint your left eye shut to shoot. Hopefully the eye injury isn't too severe. Lovely panoramas. Trying to figure out what I'm going to go shoot with this tonight, maybe get some shots of aircraft, before the storm hits tomorrow night.

MarkdV wrote:

Amen to that Scott. Not being able to ski this year has meant that winter has sure dragged. Today was the start of the second half of the rugby season and I planned o have some great shots with the 300mm f/4.5 but had a stupid accident which meant all day spent having my eye checked out by various specialists. Lucking my left eye so I can still use my right, but now have an eye patch and all the kids think I'm a pirate.

Thanks for everyone that likes the shots from Flumserburg, here's a panorama shot (One of my first attempts) using Hugin for mac. This is from Toggenburg. The pointy mountains on the left are the dragons back, this is where the last dragon in Switzerland was slain as he was terrorizing the little people who lived under the mountain at Toggenburg. The shot is looking west along the valley away from Liechtenstein.





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thanks..
Great lens Laura
Great shot samy and Mark
Samy : believe the species is in swedish "Storskarv "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Cormorant



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

An old friend stopped over this afternoon. Somehow he was given a camera bag with a bunch of gear. He passed it on to me. The only thing that caught my eye was a 50mm f/1.4 Nikon lens. Looks like it is an oldie, from http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

50/1.4 S Auto NKJ LMIJ 5- 5 screws, wider focus ring, Ai kit 7 532011 532070 - 635350 103340 Jan 67 - 1968

It's not an Ai but it is in kinda nice shape. THe rear glass is filthy. THe front glass looks good. I don't see any internal mold or dust.

The most interesting things are the filter and the lens cap. The lens cap has metal "plungers" THe filter mas a METAL ring. I have never seen either... THe filter, other than being VERY dirty, looks ok.

I don't know what I'll do with it. Just thought I share my find.

Monty



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!




I think if you have any of the TCs it is worth to experiment:

TC14B or mod TC14E = 420/4;
TC16A = 480/4.5;
mod TC17E = 510/4.8;
TC301 or mod TC20EIII = 600/5.6

Combined with your V1 you will get a truly heavy artillery



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

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



Laura the sharpest lens I have ever owned was the 300. Bought one at a pawn shop and it was beat all to living he**. Despite it's cosmetic shortcomings, a major blob of something in the middle of the 2nd element you could darn near cut glass with the photos it took. It came with a Tamron 1.4 and 2.0 and even with the 2.0 it still took decent shots. It was so damn ugly I just decided to get rid of it and have been sorry I did.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Dean (yes, I visited the Napoli Museum, but no bag was allowed, only a camera + one lens, so I used my 24-120/4 VR (shame on me! ), Scott, Samy, Ray, Ronny and Leighton (I would like too to be there at the "magic hours", but at February the town is open just between 9am to 5pm), for the comments.


Almost the end of Pompeii series, some more from the Forum where there are the remnants of the Temple of Jupiter:

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1000s. ~15% cropped. I used here a polarizer filter effect at PP, perhaps overdone.

Detail of the top of the tallest (more intact) column at the Temple of Jupiter:

D7000 + TC16A + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai's [= 136mm f/2.8] hand held, ISO 320, f5.6 at 1/2500s. ~35% cropped.

A closer view of Jupiter's head at his temple:

D7000 + TC16A + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai's [= 136mm f/2.8] hand held, ISO 320, f2.8 at 1/2500s. ~20% cropped.
I think this is another example showing that this old lens even wide open + TC is no slouch.


Very nice, Jose. Keep them coming. What an amazing place to be, especially with Vesuvius lurking in the distance it would be like being transported back in time. Looking forward to Herculaneum. I hear it's a more compact and better preserved site.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, there has been some infection going on... I send one lens out, and another one comes in.



Laura, that's a beast !! Congrats.




deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Few street shots for Leighton


DSC_6009 by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f/1.2 Ai-S


DSC_5679.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f2.8 Ai-S


DSC_6000 by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f/1.2 Ai-S

And a few cable car shots for Curtis


DSC_5765.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f/2.8 Ai-S


DSC_5774.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f/2.8 Ai-S ... off to the hair clinic


DSC_5728.50mm by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f1.2 Ai-S



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Thought I'd try my hand with some MF lenses at a BB game...

200mm f4.0 AI or 28 f2.8 AIS with D700

Turns out when you are not absolutely in the thick of the action it's not impossible to use MF with some prefocusing and follow focusing. Also, at that distance the DOF at f4 has some forgiveness, I mainly judged by eye since during action since I did not want to look away from the screen to check the green dot in the viewfinder.

Not as artistic as some of the recent posts from everyone here, but thought I'd share anyway. Something different.

Ray



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
I seem to be on a buying spree as I just bough Chuong's 20/3.5 and Don's 45/2.8 AI-P

Still missing that 500/4 AI-P, but that'll be a big decision to make and some glass will have to be sold for that to happen (and my wife equally treated in kind in some way)


I'm sure you haven't missed the pristine copy now on the Buy and Sell board... and yes, that is a real commitment, but for a stellar lens...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Love the cable car shots Dean. I hope to reciprocate one of these days. At the moment I'm exhausted from a day of shooting with Nikki. I may have to take a vacation...



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