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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: United States

Even little raptors have such captivating eyes - hipnotic perhaps.
400mm 3.5 TC16a D800


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC16A D800 Burrow Owl by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: United States

But maybe bigger is better after all


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC16A D800 Redtail Hawk by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Isn't it?


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC16A D800 Redtail Hawk crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4444
Country: United States

Shrimp Chow Mein & Egg Roll
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 14mm extension tube







rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Shrimp Chow Mein & Egg Roll
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 14mm extension tube
James, you made me hungry!!!



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4444
Country: United States

Hey Rafael, can you loan me the "bird whisperer"? - I can send some shrimp chow mein....

rafaelcasd wrote:
James Markus wrote:
Shrimp Chow Mein & Egg Roll
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 14mm extension tube
James, you made me hungry!!!



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1093
Country: United States

Thanks Leighton. Hope your achilles is getting better.

Peter, very nice candids of the boys.

Bob, great flowers.

Jim, delicious looking lunch!

Rafael, beautiful bird shots.

Ben, love the look of your 24mm PCE shots. Customs House is a real special photo.

Here's one from today with the plain old 28mm 2.8 which is just fine. I don't need a 24mm PCE, I don't want a 24mm PCE ...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7752
Country: United States

Some buildings downtown, and Felix



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7752
Country: United States

WOW, that looks like a neat bag. I've got lots of big and bulkies. Now to hunt one down, if they aren't selling these in the Nikon store....

MDoc9523 wrote:
I have tried so many camera bags over the years and found that to carry all of the lenses that I wanted it was always so big and wide that I hated lugging it around. I think that I have finally found one to meet my needs in this Nikon promo bag that were given away with D800's. It is narrow, only 5 inches. Deep enough for my 300mm 4.5 and wide enough to carry with a little planning, 5 lenses plus one on the camera.
Left to right - 300mm 4.5, 24mm2.8, 16mm 3.5 and 50mm 1.4 under my 85mm 1.4 PLUS my 35mm 1.4 on my camera. It has a pouch on the back for a tablet or small notebook and a pouch on the front for lens hoods, filters, and a teleconverter - WOW. The kicker is that I got it for $30 shipped!






NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7752
Country: United States

Bathtime on the couch...



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7752
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Peter, love the shots from your trip, but yeah, you could shoot a few more too

Oosty wrote:
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..)



Ronny, a 16 f/3.5 ais, 50 f/1.2 ais, 85 f/1.4 ais, 105 f/2.5, 135 f/2 ais, 180 f/2.8 ais, 200 f/4 ais, 300 f/4.5 ais would be a good start

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 / /


says the chief lens addict and devil

CGrindahl wrote:


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.) ..



+1
reminds me of the artwork that used to be on the back of Readers' Digest, by CF Payne.

MDoc9523 wrote:
Ben - WOW





Peter these a wonderful images. Sharp, crisp and colorful. I love them!
Bob great work with the Micro 55. That is one sharp lens!

Love these shots, Rafael!

rafaelcasd wrote:

D800 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC 16a, peregrine falcon


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC16A D800 Preregrine Falcon, the fastest animal on earth by Rafael CA, on Flickr

AH!, don't forget the crop so that we know what this photo really is.
PS, Leighton, it was 80F here today, but snow is pretty!

rafaelcasd wrote:
Even little raptors have such captivating eyes - hipnotic perhaps.
400mm 3.5 TC16a D800


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 at 5.6 TC16A D800 Burrow Owl by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Good thing my dinner's in the oven. Wonderful shot James

James Markus wrote:
Shrimp Chow Mein & Egg Roll
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 ais + 14mm extension tube









huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1826
Country: United States

Not much time to stop by lately, but here is a snap fresh out of the camera from about an hour ago. The good news is that our little Eli got a much needed haircut; the better news is that he has lots of practice playing with girls thanks to his aunts, which will come in handy once his new sister arrives.

D700+50/1.2 @2.8 or 4



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6037
Country: United States

Great raptor shots Rafael!

Do you find that the 400/3.5 does better up close than at distance?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
bruni wrote:
Don't know whether to damn Phillippe - or thank him. He forced me to buy the 24mm PCE then he returned it and moved on....and here I am still stuck on it.

ben


Customs House - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Please share your post work for this image. I...just...wow!


+1 Ben. This series is terrific.
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Series E 50mm


DSC_6661 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Very nice Kevin!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
I love it when the weatherman is wrong. It wasn't supposed to do this today! I stepped out on the porch to snap this.



Very nice Leighton. I like the post processing on this one. Now you just need to work a door into the image.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

Peter, thank you for the comment on the snow scenes. I like your reflection image in the WA. Nice colors and sharpness.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2123
Country: United States

Here's an idea for all of you with 300mm f4.5 ED-IF lenses missing their tripod collars:

Since you can't find those original collars anywhere, some DIY was in order this weekend. Here are the ingredients:







a $9.95 ebay tripod collar made for the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L , which is a little too wide for the Nikkor, but a strap of leather and some epoxy can easily make that inside diameter of the collar fit. When I first put it togehter, the leather was just a little too thick. Some sharp knife slicing later, I had it reduced to a size that would hold the lens tight without too much pressure







Once the size was right, some epoxy went on the shims and it was time to assemble







That Really Right Stuff adapter plate costs more than what I paid for the lens... all above images with the 20mm f3.5

First shots from the tripod this afternoon, f4.5 1/200s iso100, Marumi CPL on D600 @ 16 degrees Fahrenheit







f4.5 1/160s, Marumi CPL








pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2123
Country: United States

while I was out there in the cold, I did a few with the 105mm f2.5, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite lenses

105mm f2.5, 1/160s f2.5, polarizer, iso100 handheld on D600, slight crop







105mm f2.5, 1/500s f2.5, polarizer, iso100 handheld on D600







mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

Some farm fresh images.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
Country: United States

Owls are intesting, falcons pretty, hawks powerful, but eagles are just majestic, here is a Rusty one.

NIKON NIKKOR 40MM 3.5 TC16A D800 RUSTY EAGLE by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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