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Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Country: United States

Thanks Curtis. Your Yucca shot is terrific. With the textured leaves and curly fibers it's a really interesting plant to shoot. I love one of it's common names, the Spanish Bayonet. Great photos of, and around, the Golden Gate!

Ray, Ray and Samy thanks for the comments.

Ronny, really nice gull and dog shots.

Samy, gorgeous shot of the patient bird.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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deang001 wrote:
Few street shots for Leighton


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




Very nice series Dean!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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CGrindahl wrote:
And one more of Nikki checking out the Golden Gate bridge... also shot with the 35 f/2 O AI'd, which is a very sweet lens beautifully made.




I like this composition Curtis. She does look like she is having fun.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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jhinkey wrote:
Of course I had a lot of time on my hands waiting for PanSTARRS to show, so I took these just after sunset.

The light was very nice and pretty dynamic . . .


John, I really like the first one in this series. Great light and color.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Oosty wrote:
Really nice images - too many to comment on since the Seacom cable was broken off Egypt and our internet has slowed to a walk.

However, despite a bit of rain I have this abstract with the 500mm f8 (maybe it will appear - 8 minutes to reach "Photo 1" stage!


Very nice Peter!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Samy, Laura, Dean and Rafael.

Some more from the Forum at Pompeii:


Tops of Arch of Drusus and Vesuvius by labecoaves, on Flickr



Wow! Nicely done Jose.



mp356
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CGrindahl wrote:
So back to Nikki and the Golden Gate bridge... unending possibilities...





Great stuff Curtis. I never tire of views of your city.



mp356
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CGrindahl wrote:
And this device was a source of great fascination...




Like this Curtis. When Nikki visited here, she posed on top of one of these for me at Letchworth State Park.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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rolubich wrote:
Hi all, although it's a lot time I don't post I read you quite regularly: great pictures as usual.

I haven't had much time to photograph during the last months, all I have to show you is a test shot (@ 28mm and f/11) taken with my last buy, the 28-45mm f/4.5 zoom.







4200x2800

I'm quite surprised by the image quality produced by this almost 40 years old piece of Nikon history; due to size limit of my hosting web site picture has been resized to D700 resolution (from D600), but the full resolution version is plenty sharp too.

Here is the zoom photographed (@ 50mm, f/16 and MFD) by the poor cousin 28-50mm f/3.5, a lens I like a lot.







2800x4200

Planning to compare it with 25-50mm f/4 and 28-50mm f/3.5.

Roberto


The 28-50 3.5 is a nice little zoom. Several people here on this thread have used it with excellent results. Lookinf forward to your comparisons.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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designdog wrote:
Hello all. Pretty soon I will be in the market to add to my lens collection. I am thinking of either a 35mm, or, my preference, the 25-50 4 ais.

Any thoughts on best option? Seems I saw some shots here from the 25-50, but can't locate them now. My thinking is that lens and the 105 would be a great travel kit, except for the low light options...


That would be a nice travel combo. I carry the 28-50 3.5 and the 105 as my lightweight travel combo when low light is not anticipated.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Love that shot Samy. But no wonder... taken with the lens John is longing for, the 500 f/4 AI-P, which is surely one of Nikon's great lenses. Awesome work in diminished light.

John, how CAN you resist this lens?





"Resistance is futile"



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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pburke wrote:
Some morning blend stacking:

setup just like the strawberry image above, but with Nikkor Q 135mm f2.8, and all my K1 through K5 tubes. I should have incremented the stack even slower, since there are some fuzzy beans in the pile. Vignette was added in post - the lens was just fine at the edges, but it looks better this way.







I used up some of those while processing the above images


I like the detail and richness in this one.


huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1888
Country: United States

Lots of terrific shots all. I haven't been in much to comment but it seems like the quality of work has only improved since I left. Perhaps there is some positive correlation! .

Curtis, your work with Nikki is stunning, probably some of the best of the entire trip. Did her hood ever turn up?



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Great shot Curtis

Testing with the Tc-200( Disadvantage is that it strengthens CA ..although you can not get everything;-) but I am very satisfied how it performs.. get 360mm f5.6 and 270mm f4 on Fx for barely 40 dollar is insane



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Ronny, simply spetacular images IMHO! Well done!
Note that CA can be most of times removed in PP.



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

Thanks Ray, Leighton, Jeff, Ronny, Samy and Scott.

Jeff and Curtis, loved your curly yucca;

Curtis, great sets with Nikki;

Roberto, welcome back, and what a test with the 28-45; looking forward your comparison with the other zooms;

Samy, excellent bird shot and I liked the grain;

Kevin, very impressive set;

Pburke, awesome food stuff set, excellent stacking, light and rich details !



A break from Pompeii to make a humble homage to the 40 years of Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon with "Nikki's daughter":


_D6A0503_VNX-convert-WEB by labecoaves, on Flickr

A humble homage to the 40 years (today) of the magnificent Pink Floyd album.
This is one of those 20 CDs to bring at a desert island, at least IMHO.

D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU'd + 4T close up lens + tripod, ISO 640, f/2 at 1/30s. ~10% cropped. The close up lens allowed a ~0.4m or less of focusing distance.

Funny to know that in the meantime of the making of this album they had time to perform live at the Amphiteatre of Pompeii



GoranPhoto
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
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A couple with the 105 2.5



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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GoranPhoto wrote:
A couple with the 105 2.5


Love the lighting on the first one...



GoranPhoto
Registered: Mar 26, 2012
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kwoodard wrote:
GoranPhoto wrote:
A couple with the 105 2.5


Love the lighting on the first one...


Thanks Gotta love nice, big windows!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Country: United States

huddy wrote:

Curtis, your work with Nikki is stunning, probably some of the best of the entire trip. Did her hood ever turn up?

+1000

Curtis has definitely been one-upping all of us former Nikki users . . .



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Welcome to FM Goran and welcome to the MF Nikon Glass thread.

Excellent shots with the 105/2.5 - definitely a perennial favorite lens around here.

Keep the shots coming!

- John



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