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

Curtis! amazing shots with the 24. Just one gripe. Regan would like to see that one beach shot a whole lot closer(the one with the blonde in it)

Peter those are amazing shots of the lightning.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Of course, this is something that is easy for someone from California to laugh about. I remember the months of hard winter and there wasn't much fun about it. I imagine that is especially true when as a skier you're kept from the magnificent slopes so close at hand.


funny you should say that - I am headed to the California Sierras for some backcountry ski touring next month. Some lighter MF lenses will be joining me (20mm f3.5 for sure, still hoping for a 16mm).

I'm traveling 2000 miles to see your icy slopes, while you're busy taking pictures of flowers already. All that while I still have snow on the ground here.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9305
Country: United States

Thanks Peter!

Oosty wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Love that last shot Laura!


And I like the others too!


Yup, that's when they appear. Although, it's normally not too hot then, either.

Oosty wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
Sick of cold weather. Sick of snow and longing for these days again. 50 1.4 AI-S

Ron, don't you get the sunflowers at theend of summer ?



Nice 500 shots, Peter. No quirky donuts either

Oosty wrote:
Full internet again - at last!!

Really nice images in past day or so and a bunch of new things to try - stacking, Nik etc etc

Out again with the 500 f8 - it was on the camera and looking at Don Jean's images on the "Big Daddy" thread ( http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1198809 ) got me to go out today - it is a glorious autumn day here!


Thanks Jeff, I may, someday, go back and take a pottery class there.

Foggy14 wrote:

Laura, beautiful shot of a beautifully made vase.



wow, I didn't even think of this... hmmmmm....

raboof wrote:
Yeah, nice shot Ronny. I once stacked two tc-200's and a tc-14b together with my 300mm f2.8 AIS. The result was not so good




Welcome John, and nice pup! Does she have something wrong with the right eye (cataract?), or is it just a trick of the light?

jbailey930 wrote:
My first contribution here -- D800 with 105 2.5 at F/4
focus on her right eye




And now waves are crashing in my head, thanks Curtis. (it's a good thing)

CGrindahl wrote:
And a solitary person walking at the end of the water where the sand is firm... again with SEP 2.




NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9305
Country: United States

WOW Peter, what timing! Houses are all too close together here to get that sort of shot.

Oosty wrote:
What a day - gorgeous autumn morning, hot afternoon and a rare thunderstorm this evening. Nothing like Johannesburg but exciting to grab!!

Nothing from me for a while and today I'll bore the pants off you
















Love the self portrait, Mark, and at the pirate comment. ARRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrr

MarkdV wrote:
I was working on my capture for the weekly challenge and noticed in one shot I scored an un-intended self portrait, complete with the latest accessory for the incredibly clumsy man about the house.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
I was working on my capture for the weekly challenge and noticed in one shot I scored an un-intended self portrait, complete with the latest accessory for the incredibly clumsy man about the house.


Cool shot Mark!



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

Oosty wrote:
What a day - gorgeous autumn morning, hot afternoon and a rare thunderstorm this evening. Nothing like Johannesburg but exciting to grab!!

Nothing from me for a while and today I'll bore the pants off you!


Amazing shots, Peter ... if this is boring, I'm looking forward to exciting !!



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

CGrindahl wrote:
That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.


Nice shot, Curtis ... beautifully framed.



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

rankamateur wrote:
Sick of cold weather. Sick of snow and longing for these days again. 50 1.4 AI-S


Awesome shot, Ron.



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

leighton w wrote:
Well it snowed another 5 inches yesterday, I'm getting a little tired of Winter. It just makes chores a little harder. The Chickens definitely don't like snow, you have to go shovel a patio every time before they even come out to eat! All shot with the 28mm f2.8.








Brilliant stuff, Leighton.

The first and last shots are excellent !! I love the bokeh on the last one.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.


Nice shot, Curtis ... beautifully framed.


+1 Curtis. Wonderful image. Where is the snow?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Peter, very nice lightning image. Impressive to say the least.

Curtis, are we forming a NMFAS Virginia Division?

Great work and banter everyone.

Not much to take images of right now. Waiting for spring. Took this photo the other day.

Caption: Goose on left says to goose on right, "So if were going to live around here we have just got to find some open water!" Taken with the 50 1.4 ais.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9305
Country: United States

goofing around before sleep.



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

Frankly, I'm amazed that so much of the country is still struggling with winter weather. I recall the old adage from my time in Minnesota, "If March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. If it comes in like a lamb it goes out like lion." I've been seeing nothing but lions here...

Sorry to do this to you but you know who I am and how I like to shoot. The fact the Nikki is here will surely inspire me to head out to places not ordinarily on my agenda, but it won't stop me from the usual walk around the neighborhood looking for.... flowers... And it IS spring in California, so I found them...







rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
John, perhaps you want to go LONGER with a 600 f/5.6 AI that appears to be in GREAT condition for under two thousand dollars.

Nikon 600 f/5.6 AI ED-IF on E-Bay


I certainly would, but I've had Jose do some test shots for me as well as getting test shots from another owner and this lens just is not very sharp. Hence if I'm going to be $1K+ I might as well go $2K+ and get the 500/4P. At least that's my logic.

- John



Let's get serious John...

Nikon 800 f/5.6 AI on E-Bay

Now you and Jose will have something to talk about...



No No No, get a 400mm 3.5 for 1200 Bucks, get a TC 301 and a TC16a and you will get a 640mm 5.6 and an 800mm 7.0 for $1600 total with these results: (Previously posted)

and the 640mm autofocuses fast (but not far)

800mm


secretary bird 1 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

640mm

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc16a D800 rusty eagle by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 rusty eagle eye crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

You can even get a 2240mm (TC14, TC 200, TC300) with these results, do not like to repeat posts but this discussion is worth many $

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot D3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Neil Armstrong's new home. Nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Another wow shot Jose. I like the color version better


Beautiful work Jose, wish I could see your panos at full res

Philip. Margot and the 180mm go wonderfully together

Peter, you will get me to stack focus

Curtis, your San Fran shots are getting classic, one only takes true loves on coast highway drives

John, thanks for the 400mm comparisons

Peter, South Africans are great subjects, can't get over your D200 magic, including the lightning

John in VA, welcome to this crazy thread





raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

That's crazy sharp Rafael. Was that moon shot wide open? I stacked two tc-200's and a tc-14b with my 300mm f2.8 and it was not sharp enough for me wide open.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

CGrindahl wrote:
You're right, of course, Peter. In fact, I've tried it on a couple of occasions but haven't been happy with the result. I'll likely use that technique when I take the lens to San Francisco. At the moment I'm trying to catch my breath. I've shot close to 800 images with Nikki over the last five days and need a break!


800 images - the thought takes my breath away! Wow!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
That's crazy sharp Rafael. Was that moon shot wide open? I stacked two tc-200's and a tc-14b with my 300mm f2.8 and it was not sharp enough for me wide open.


With the TCs wide open may not work. If my memory works it was f/8 on the lens, focused with live view, asa 800, 1/15 sec, shutter delay and cable release.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Curtis, Leighton, Ray, Mark, Ronny, Laura, Dean, Scott, Rafael - thanks very much for the kind comments.

Curtis - the California pics just get better and, as always, the flowers are stunning.

Leighton - you certainly have become a master of snow images and must be really looking forward to next winter Please get it to stop by Sept 1 as we'll be visiting my son and his family in PA for about 12 days.

Scott - I'll never forget an early Disney nature movie which showed ducks and geese landing on a frozen pond. A bit like my snow driving!! Nice photo.

Laura - really vivid colours. Love the photos. Do you have any special settings in this shooting bvank?

Mark - I hope your eye gets better soon. It's no fun at all being a pirate.

Rafael - that's a scary lens stack. Jose, treat it as a challenge!!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Thanks all for the nice comments on the snow pics!

Scott - I like the starkness of your Geese image. It looks colder where you are...yuck.

Laura - The first one made me chuckle, thanks.

Curtis - Don't apologize for these wonderful Spring images, at least some on here can enjoy the warmth! Plus, I like seeing them, they remind me of things to come.

Rafael - That moon shot is one of the best I've ever seen.



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