Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Peter your panos are first rate. It looks like the location is wonderful for a getaway for you and the pretty Birthday girl!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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The local fishermen are a hardy lot and go to sea from a very sheltered bay into the unpredicatble Atlantic in search of Rock Lobsters and other fish as and when they are able to get a quota. The results have to be sold to local fish factories. They go to sea in small boats powered by low HP outboards and have no navigational aids - in foggy weather they stay ashore as quite a number are lost at sea each year.

Some pics..(just after daybreak with the 300 + TC14b on a tripod (Yeah I know I coudl have upped the ISO but I AM getting old..)



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Peter your panos are first rate. It looks like the location is wonderful for a getaway for you and the pretty Birthday girl!


Thanks Ray - every time I get back from a trip I get angry at the relatively poor images I produce but I can't get to shooting shot after shot. In 6 days I shot 154 pics - about 5 rolls of 36 film which seems inordinate - but then I read about "new" cameras with "only 50 000 actuations". How to change the mindset??



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Peter even shooting on a tripod these speeds seem way to slow to stop the movement of the people. It would be far better to let the camera decide the ISO and put the speed where it needs to be. The noise reduction ability of a program like Llightroom can some in handy. If you have a 300mm plus 1.4 you really need to be at 1/400 as a starting point, even on a tri-pod. Then you can experiment slower speeds if you want to show "movement"
BTW I sometimes shoot that many shots in a day



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Ray gives good advice though the D200 is not quite so forgiving at higher ISO settings as is the D7000 or the recent FX cameras. But ISO 100 and f/8 are not compatible with high shutter speeds. I would definitely shoot Manual Mode with the 300 so I can set shutter speed at an appropriate level. !/400th is reasonable. And for a shot this far away you could comfortably shoot wide open and have adequate depth of field. You might get away with ISO 400 or 800 in the daylight with those settings.

And don't forget that D7000 prices are softening quite a bit. With that camera you'd keep the cropping factor and never again have to worry about high ISO shooting. You can set the camera for Auto ISO and set manual mode wherever you want. You'll definitely get a good shot, at least so long as the wine you've been drinking hasn't affected you hand/eye coordination...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Advice .. looking to buy me a lens
shall have a nikon 28 f2.8 ai-s as soon as it turn up a Used that is in good condition ..
Now I'm thinking to make an offer on a 24 f2.8 ais ..
what do you think of it?
180mm f2.8 ai-s is also on the wish list ..
thinking on a 50 1.8 does it matter with ai or ais
thanks in advance

Ronny / /


You already have the 135 f/2 AI-s and the 28 f/2.8 AI-s is on its way. I don't think the 24 f/2.8 makes much sense when you have the 28. If you're a big fan of going wide the 20 f/2.8 AI-s would make more sense, but considering where your kit stands at the moment, it would seem something between 28 and 135, as well as something longer than 135 make sense. The 180 is a great lens at a very reasonable price so for someone wishing to build an MF kit, that lens will be a wonderful addition at some point. But it seems the midrange is called for... a 50 f/1.8, EITHER AI or AI-s would work, but so would the excellent 50 f/2 AI or an earlier version that has been AI'd. 85mm is a wonderful focal length and Nikon offers a number of MF alternatives there from the converted pre-AI f/1.8 to the f/2 to the awesome f/1.4. Needless to say, the faster the lens, the higher the price tag.

Finally, within that range is the 105 which again comes in a number of flavors at a wide range of prices. I love the expensive f/1.8 AI-s but also love the inexpensive f/2.5 P AI'd that cost less than a hundred dollars.

Frankly, buying Nikkor MF lenses we seldom make a serious mistake since all these lenses have their strengths. Half the pleasure is in experimenting. Enjoy the adventure Ronny!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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CGrindahl wrote:
And don't forget that D7000 prices are softening quite a bit. With that camera you'd keep the cropping factor and never again have to worry about high ISO shooting. You can set the camera for Auto ISO and set manual mode wherever you want. You'll definitely get a good shot,


make sure you keep the auto-iso limited to 3200 on the D7000 - those iso6400 shots are extremely noisy.

Not an MF shot, so remote link here - this was iso6400 after the auto-iso took over. OK, so there wasn't really any daylight to speak of.

Just a little more light and iso3200 got me this image, which is significantly more usuable



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Country: Sweden

CGrindahl wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Advice .. looking to buy me a lens
shall have a nikon 28 f2.8 ai-s as soon as it turn up a Used that is in good condition ..
Now I'm thinking to make an offer on a 24 f2.8 ais ..
what do you think of it?
180mm f2.8 ai-s is also on the wish list ..
thinking on a 50 1.8 does it matter with ai or ais
thanks in advance

Ronny / /


You already have the 135 f/2 AI-s and the 28 f/2.8 AI-s is on its way. I don't think the 24 f/2.8 makes much sense when you have the 28. If you're a big fan of going wide the 20 f/2.8 AI-s would make more sense, but considering where your kit stands at the moment, it would seem something between 28 and 135, as well as something longer than 135 make sense. The 180 is a great lens at a very reasonable price so for someone wishing to build an MF kit, that lens will be a wonderful addition at some point. But it seems the midrange is called for... a 50 f/1.8, EITHER AI or AI-s would work, but so would the excellent 50 f/2 AI or an earlier version that has been AI'd. 85mm is a wonderful focal length and Nikon offers a number of MF alternatives there from the converted pre-AI f/1.8 to the f/2 to the awesome f/1.4. Needless to say, the faster the lens, the higher the price tag.

Finally, within that range is the 105 which again comes in a number of flavors at a wide range of prices. I love the expensive f/1.8 AI-s but also love the inexpensive f/2.5 P AI'd that cost less than a hundred dollars.

Frankly, buying Nikkor MF lenses we seldom make a serious mistake since all these lenses have their strengths. Half the pleasure is in experimenting. Enjoy the adventure Ronny!


Thanks Curtis for the Advice
I thought that building a MF nikon collection ..
I've Started with Nikon 135 f2 and also 105 2.5 ai they I have and
I bought just 50 1.8 ai
then I imagined 180 f2.8 ai-s and 28 2.8 ais to
Then I get it probably be enough ;-)
Have my zeiss to
21mm
35 f2
50 MP
85 1.4
100MP

so I'm probably a bit of a lens addict



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9457
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Advice .. looking to buy me a lens
shall have a nikon 28 f2.8 ai-s as soon as it turn up a Used that is in good condition ..
Now I'm thinking to make an offer on a 24 f2.8 ais ..
what do you think of it?
180mm f2.8 ai-s is also on the wish list ..
thinking on a 50 1.8 does it matter with ai or ais
thanks in advance

Ronny / /

CGrindahl wrote:
You already have the 135 f/2 AI-s and the 28 f/2.8 AI-s is on its way. I don't think the 24 f/2.8 makes much sense when you have the 28. If you're a big fan of going wide the 20 f/2.8 AI-s would make more sense, but considering where your kit stands at the moment, it would seem something between 28 and 135, as well as something longer than 135 make sense. The 180 is a great lens at a very reasonable price so for someone wishing to build an MF kit, that lens will be a wonderful addition at some point. But it seems the midrange is called for... a 50 f/1.8, EITHER AI or AI-s would work, but so would the excellent 50 f/2 AI or an earlier version that has been AI'd. 85mm is a wonderful focal length and Nikon offers a number of MF alternatives there from the converted pre-AI f/1.8 to the f/2 to the awesome f/1.4. Needless to say, the faster the lens, the higher the price tag.

Finally, within that range is the 105 which again comes in a number of flavors at a wide range of prices. I love the expensive f/1.8 AI-s but also love the inexpensive f/2.5 P AI'd that cost less than a hundred dollars.

Frankly, buying Nikkor MF lenses we seldom make a serious mistake since all these lenses have their strengths. Half the pleasure is in experimenting. Enjoy the adventure Ronny!

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks Curtis for the Advice
I thought that building a MF nikon collection ..
I've Started with Nikon 135 f2 and also 105 2.5 ai they I have and
I bought just 50 1.8 ai
then I imagined 180 f2.8 ai-s and 28 2.8 ais to
Then I get it probably be enough ;-)
Have my zeiss to
21mm
35 f2
50 MP
85 1.4
100MP

so I'm probably a bit of a lens addict




Aren't we all!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9457
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Peter your panos are first rate. It looks like the location is wonderful for a getaway for you and the pretty Birthday girl!

+1



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13175
Country: United States

You're doing wonderfully well Ronny and the Zeiss lenses certainly must add to your pleasure in shooting manual focus. Were I to take the Zeiss plunge it would likely include all five of those lenses.

And remember... there is nothing wrong with being a lens addict. (I have to say that since so many of my friends on this thread are certified lens addicts.) ..



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

CGrindahl wrote:
You're doing wonderfully well Ronny and the Zeiss lenses certainly must add to your pleasure in shooting manual focus. Were I to take the Zeiss plunge it would likely include all five of those lenses.

And remember... there is nothing wrong with being a lens addict. (I have to say that since so many of my friends on this thread are certified lens addicts.) ..

I resemble that remark!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13175
Country: United States

You SHOULD Ray... You and a few others were definitely in my mind when I said that. Arguably, you have done more with less than anyone else on this thread... your last two lens purchases excepted. You are definitely an inspiration to anyone with a modest budget, whether you're scrambling to find Nikon AI conversion kits or simply machining aperture rings where none are available. You've done a masterful job in putting together a wonderful kit that works beautifully with your D7000. Well done!



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 856
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
You're doing wonderfully well Ronny and the Zeiss lenses certainly must add to your pleasure in shooting manual focus. Were I to take the Zeiss plunge it would likely include all five of those lenses.

And remember... there is nothing wrong with being a lens addict. (I have to say that since so many of my friends on this thread are certified lens addicts.) ..

I resemble that remark!


Ugh me too!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13175
Country: United States

Yup...



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

CGrindahl wrote:
You SHOULD Ray... You and a few others were definitely in my mind when I said that. Arguably, you have done more with less than anyone else on this thread... your last two lens purchases excepted. You are definitely an inspiration to anyone with a modest budget, whether you're scrambling to find Nikon AI conversion kits or simply machining aperture rings where none are available. You've done a masterful job in putting together a wonderful kit that works beautifully with your D7000. Well done!


Thank you Curtis. I appreciate the compliment. Many of the lenses that I have were part of a larger purchase where I sold the items I didn't want to pay for them. Some were in need of AI'D ing or piecing together. It is a matter of patience and diligence to keep looking. To those who are just starting this adventure there are many deals to be had. Try to think outside the box. You can't go wrong with any of these lenses.
My Canon friend told me that the problem with the older Nikkors is that they are too sharp. Well I will take them!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Country: United States

Quick one from a family hike this afternoon. I've taken this shot before with the 16/3.5, but it was son nice I took it again today!

More to come from the 16/3.5 and the 135/3.5 AIS.

Time for dinner . . .

John



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A couple of shots taken this afternoon with the 135 f/2 AI-s with the PK-13 extension tube attached. The first is shot at f/8, the second at f/4... same plant but different clusters of blossoms. The first has an adjacent balustrade and the second an adjacent house.




MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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John what a beautiful photo. So perfectly framed!
Curtis the second one really shines!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Country: United States

One more quick one before I have to go . . . 135/3.5 AIS



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