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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9302
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And then pick up a V1 for a 2.9 crop factor...

rafaelcasd wrote:
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)



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


Peter, you need to get out of film mode. Let 'er rip!

Oosty wrote:
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!



Thanks Peter, no special settings, I stopped using the custom profile I had, and went back to standard, and then opened this in CaptureNX 2.

Color Noise Reduction set to Better,

Contrast 10

and then the D3 setting of Adjustments for the final touch.

Corel Photopaint to resample to 1000 longest side, sharpen and unsharp mask, watermark, and done.

Oosty wrote:

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




All good things come in their own time Glad I could make you chuckle in the morning. My husband had that on his desk for quite a while, for some reason he could never keep it full.

leighton w wrote:
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.


And Scott, thanks for the geese shot. I'll have to regale you with my goose story some day...



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Funny conversation. I will just help you guys to disseminate a little more NMFAS
Rafael have strong points to the 400/3.5 + TCs (I suppose a moded TC20EIII will performs even better than the already exceptional results with TC301).
But Curtis have also suggested a 800/5.6, and I am highly suspect about this lens which accepts very well all teleconverters.
John, think that you could reach easily 1600mm with the 800/5.6


_DTR3317 Moon with 1600mm by labecoaves, on Flickr

New TC20EIII on an old Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AI-S EDIF.
D300, ISO 200, 1/50s at f/22(=11), tripod, MLU during 20 s, cable release.
Spot metering, -0.33 EV.



Candid shot over 100m of distance:



Lazy young guy vs. working hard old man by labecoaves, on Flickr

Lazy young guy vs. working hard old man
Real life test of the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AIS EDIF + TC20EIII (=1600 f/11).
Shot with D7000, tripod, ISO 200 f/16 (=8) at 1/160s. ~ 20% cropped.


and the "obligatory" bird ~25m:


Sayaca Tanager - 1600mm lens by labecoaves, on Flickr

D300 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais + TC20EIII (= 1600mm f/11)+ Tripod. The bird was at ~ 24m. MLU+ cable release, f/16(8), 1/80s, ISO 640.






asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

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.


Gorgeous landscape Curtis. What are your general impressions of the scalloped 24/2.8 NC vs. the ais 24/2.8?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

rankamateur wrote:
Thanks Laura this Nik software is pretty cool stuff. Endless possibilities for sure. I took this the other day with the Leighton lens. 50-135







Ron, what a dreamy atmosphere!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

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!







Peter, this is simply stunning! Well done!!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

CGrindahl wrote:
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...




Curtis, I liked the whole set, but I like dthe most this one.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

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



Peter, weeks ago when Rafael posted these images I surrended!! No chance to "compete" with those exceptional images.
Right now I am a pacific "amateur archeologist".



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks Ray, John, Ray (Ohio), Jeff, Leighton and Rafael for the comments.

Curtis, as usual nice sets with Nikki, I liked particularly the B & W conversions;

Peter, lovely candid sets with the 500/8 mirror;

Jonh B, welcome and great debut shot (dog portrait);

Mark, amazing bokeh playing and self portrait



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Some more from Pompeii.
This is a example of street signs at Pompeii. Perhaps they spoked of "goat street" instead of the modern day archeologist's creations as Via della Abondanza, Via di Mercurio, etc.


Pompeii's street sign by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 320, f/5.6 at 1/5000s, ~5% cropped.
Ancient strret sign (in this example a goat) and below it the less elegant modern (made by archeologists) street sign.



Here we have the supposed Arch of Caligula framing via di Mercurio and the Vesuvius:


The (supposed) Arch of Caligula with Vesuvius at the background by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 320, f/8 at 1/800s, ~10% cropped.
This is a vie of Via di Mercurio leading to Mercurio tower. The arch is attributed controversially to Caligula, since during escavations a statue or bust with a similar face of this infamous emperor was found closeby.



jbailey930
Registered: Feb 13, 2008
Total Posts: 53
Country: United States

Wow, this is a great thread! Thanks for the nice comments on my dog. She is actually 12 y/o and may have cataracts but she is still a pup to us.

I hope to post more as I have a decent collection of MF Nikkors - 20 3.5, 28 2.0, 35 1.4, 50 1.2 and 1.4, 55 3.5 and the great 105 2.5



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

mp356 wrote:
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.

Looks a little frosty. Great shot Scott!






pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Ray, my definition of March Madness includes the NIT, but I'm sure the NCAA frowns on my definition


I agree. Even with so much BB on TV, it's nice to have a live game to attend in my backyard, I find it just as entertaining and maybe more so sharing in the atmosphere.


Peter, the lighitng shots are awesome, what timing!

Curtis, you're recent efforts with the 24mm has me thinking about swapping the 28 f2.8AIS for a 24mm, though it's just in the thinking stage (this probably means "supplement" instead of "swap" ). I have so many ways to get to 24mm, just not in MF land :-). Nice pics with Nikki, though I agree with you that the landscape seems to lend itself to the 24mm more.

I'm having a blast reading the long glass "enablers" since they hold no temptation for me, don't think I'm up to hauling glass like that around often enough. I do enjoy the pics though, so keep them coming.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

jbailey930 wrote:
Wow, this is a great thread! Thanks for the nice comments on my dog. She is actually 12 y/o and may have cataracts but she is still a pup to us.

I hope to post more as I have a decent collection of MF Nikkors - 20 3.5, 28 2.0, 35 1.4, 50 1.2 and 1.4, 55 3.5 and the great 105 2.5



More than decent, an excellent collection with outstanding optics. Looking forward to see your photos.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
jbailey930 wrote:
Wow, this is a great thread! Thanks for the nice comments on my dog. She is actually 12 y/o and may have cataracts but she is still a pup to us.

I hope to post more as I have a decent collection of MF Nikkors - 20 3.5, 28 2.0, 35 1.4, 50 1.2 and 1.4, 55 3.5 and the great 105 2.5



More than decent, an excellent collection with outstanding optics. Looking forward to see your photos.


+1 to that!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys
Here's something from earlier on in the evening
The swanky financial towers + residences

3 image shift stitch vertorama
45PCE



tumbler by Zichar, on Flickr


kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

Went to the Jelly Belly factory on Monday. Was only able to take a few shots (and nothing inside) but this one was a standout.

Series E 50mm f/1.8
Camera Nikon D7000
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias +1/3 EV


DSC_7118 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

My niece at the Jelly Belly factory. Her older sister is a hard one to get a picture of...

Series E 50mm again


DSC_7122a by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_7130 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8402
Country: United States

jbailey930 wrote:
Wow, this is a great thread! Thanks for the nice comments on my dog. She is actually 12 y/o and may have cataracts but she is still a pup to us.

I hope to post more as I have a decent collection of MF Nikkors - 20 3.5, 28 2.0, 35 1.4, 50 1.2 and 1.4, 55 3.5 and the great 105 2.5



How do you like your 20/3.5 on FX?

John (Seattle)



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

kwoodard wrote:
Went to the Jelly Belly factory on Monday. Was only able to take a few shots (and nothing inside) but this one was a standout.

Series E 50mm f/1.8
Camera Nikon D7000
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias +1/3 EV


DSC_7118 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

That's what I'm talkin' about Kevin. Terrific shot!!!
Your portraits are spot on good!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
That's what I'm talkin' about Kevin. Terrific shot!!!
Your portraits are spot on good!


Thanks Ray! I seem to do the best with my 50mm and the 28mm. My other lenses, I don't know what the issue is...



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