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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States

Looks like your DOF is about 2mm even at f/4.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Kevin, I tried to crawl on the floor with the tubed up 55 Micro and get real close to a spider after this shot. But between the lack of lighting near the edge of the floor and depth of field issues, I kept on getting dark blurry blobs instead of a hairy spider

Have to go look at the "Post your setup" thread again

Samy

kwoodard wrote:
Looks like your DOF is about 2mm even at f/4.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Leighton, maybe this will jog your memory finally



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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All of the talk about the 85mm 1.4 AIS I had to get out today for some shots of NMFL's Monty you MUST keep this lens. It is a real gem!





raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1467
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Thanks Curtis. We have quite a few train stations here in Cincinnati. Abandoned ones are not difficult to see but hard to get to. I think I will explore more this summer. Some local photographers here took some really nice ones but I am not sure where yet.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
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Ray, that first flower shot is incredible sharp and colorful. I think I bought a defective 85mm f1.4 AIS. It's soft.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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rafaelcasd wrote:
But maybe bigger is better after all


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

All of your bird shots were spectacular Rafael!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
All of the talk about the 85mm 1.4 AIS I had to get out today for some shots of NMFL's Monty you MUST keep this lens. It is a real gem!


The colors are SO vibrant in these Ray. Great job!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

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



obsessed with the red bike - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr

As much as I like the woman walking down the street shot, this one really drew me in.

傍ony



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 985
Country: United States

Thanks Peter, Mark, Georg, Ray and Samy for your comments.

Scott, really like your reflection shot and the farm landscapes in the snow.

Georg, terrific shot of the ornate door in the church.

Peter, "Paternoster at 1st light" is beautiful. I really like how the top is framed in fog. Great colors and composition on "Crayfish bakkie."

Monty, as one of my b&w benchmarks, I hope a few of your MF lenses don't sell.

Rafael, really like the "Ceremonial Barn."

Philip, wonderful shot of Margot!

Mark, great parade set.

Kevin, very cool b&w from the vacant garage.

Paul, I really like the sheet shot and the swans.

Craig, nice train images.

Chuong, great rust shots, especially the third one.

Kenny, I really like the Pumas on Porta.

Samy, nice campus shots, but I'm afraid they'll bring back my old nightmare of showing up for an exam without having studied a damn thing.

John, really like the Pike's Place Market shots, and the colors of the cupcakes, wow!

Ray, gorgeous flowers with the 85mm.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Some buildings downtown, and Felix

Your Felix looks a lot like my Sourpatch, just a bit "healthier".

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
The more I use the 28-45 4.5 the more I like this lens. Some more examples from the West Coast






Those houses really pop against the shore line.

傍ony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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mp356 wrote:
Some farm fresh images.







I really like the tree in this Scott. You have been rocking the snow shots lately!

傍ony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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georgms wrote:
Speaking of doors - here's one shot today. Hope you like it, Leighton ;-)

door/gateway to the pulpit in one of the old churches here - D3s, 55/1.2 at f/2

Now that is one ornate entrance!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
No Swedish girls .. but nice dog instead;-)


Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

A very nice dog! I love all of your shots with Nitro, Ronny.

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Well, to mark the passing of Monty into easy focus and composition, I will take us all the way back to the start of Nikon SLRs and Nikkor lenses. This is the 5cm 1:2 S, not the H or HC, the very first 50mm for Nikon SLR camera back to 1960 or so, there is a fantastic review of it at the link below with a link to a test where you can see it is as sharp as the 50mm 1.8 AFS wide open in the center, the center peaks at 5.6, and the frame gets evenly sharp at 8.0. I bought it for two reasons, just because I can ($70), and to get a special look in my photos, will be using it wide open.

Another great lens evaluation Rafael, thank you!

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
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philipj wrote:
The 105mm f/1.8 AI-s rarely disappoints when I use it for portraiture. It also helps having such a beautiful subject. Margot turned 5 months old a couple of days ago, and is really coming into herself. Here she is having some tummy time, tracking the cat walking across the room. Wide open at f/1.8, near the minimum focus.


Margot by philipjohnson, on Flickr

Cute shot of your daughter, Philip. It is a great lens for portraits, but my copy never seems to have the contrast I want, wide-open. I know the lighting conditions play a big part, so I will have to practice some more with it when I get some time.

傍ony



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
One of the first photos with my 50 1.4 SC
My first AI lens now I see what they mean by a longer focus throw. I like the scalloped ring
Whether I like it better than the 50 1.8 ai-s remains to be seem but one will have to go
A little rust with it

Reagan

Yeah, the throw takes a little getting used to, but I feel like I have a bit more control when focusing. I love the scalloped ring on my 55mm 1.2 SC.

傍ony



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1354
Country: United States

Just a quick note that the 400mm 3.5 with the TC16a does work well enough for the D800 but is not as sharp as the same lens with the TC300.

Here is an secretary bird with the TC300 on a D3

secretary bird 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

and a crop of it


100 percent crop secretary bird Nikon Nikkor 400mmf3.5 and TC300 TC301 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A Rusty eagle with the tc 16a and the D800


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

And a crop of that, or is this sharper, I dont really know anymore, it is all great

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



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Fasnacht hit Winterthur today and with it the traditional Guggenmusik parade.

All taken with the 180mm and the 35-70mm which was a very handy lens in the circumstances.







Nice set Mark! I liked this one the most.

傍ony


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