Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Love seeing your farming operation Leighton. When Rinie and I flew across Turkey on one leg of our trip, I was impressed by the number of what I would call "hot houses" though these were primarily glass enclosed. I don't believe winters in the area where we traveled are as harsh as in Virginia, but they need to produce all year round as you do and the enclosures help. I don't know if I posted this photo and won't go back, but I took this with Nikki at the Green Gulch Zen Center gardens with Nikki.


You cant see the cover but it is much like the one you use.

I'm amazed that you two do all the work year round. Farm life is not for the feint of heart.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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CGrindahl wrote:
Love seeing your farming operation Leighton. When Rinie and I flew across Turkey on one leg of our trip, I was impressed by the number of what I would call "hot houses" though these were primarily glass enclosed. I don't believe winters in the area where we traveled are as harsh as in Virginia, but they need to produce all year round as you do and the enclosures help. I don't know if I posted this photo and won't go back, but I took this with Nikki at the Green Gulch Zen Center gardens with Nikki.


You cant see the cover but it is much like the one you use.

I'm amazed that you two do all the work year round. Farm life is not for the feint of heart.


Well THAT looks familiar. I see they are using styrofoam trays. We tried this but storing them was a pain because they don't nest together.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Dean, nice to see your street shots again don;t disappear for so long
Jose, beautiful image of Herculaneum with the 16
Curtis, well done so far with Nikki Looking forward to the street photos of San Francisco and more California girls
also the photos with the 24 I always thought it was a little too wide for me but yet I like the 25-50
Samy, Great capture of the lions with the 400
Ray, Ohio and the 55 2.8 go well together Like the Rust and Bokeh shot the best
Ray, FL. that 24 sure is different on the D600

Reagan

Thanks, Georg



Reagan
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leighton w wrote:
Nice experiment Peter, but you really need to be using Titleist!





Reagan



Reagan
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2 more nice ones Samy
Georg, You do action photos better than some of my still ones

Reagan



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Had to mount another lens this morning to get a close shot of that yellow flower outside my kitchen window. We had rain last night and the flower has water on it. I tried the 300 which at the moment was set up with a TC-201 and a PN-11 on it but I wasn't happy with the sharpness. Add the fact I lost two stops because of the teleconverter and the shutter speed required to hand hold at effectively 600mm and it simply didn't get the job done. Doubtless a tripod would have done the trick. So I removed the TC-201 and increased the aperture to f/5.6. This is pretty close to what was in the viewfinder, though I cropped it a bit. And remember, this is shot through glass that hasn't been cleaned in some time. The flower is about two feet beyond the window. I was standing about four feet from the flower.



Reagan
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Beautiful, Curtis

Reagan



Reagan
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A walk,lunch and a climb
48 was chilly but with no wind I actually worked up a sweat
All with the 105 2.5

Reagan



CGrindahl
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Oosty wrote:
Samy - the bird images are great. The heron looks like a Black Crowned Night heron after 15 rounds with a champion boxer


I LOVE your sense of humor Peter. A quick wit and wry view of the world about us makes a delicious combination. As I recall Peter you were a bit reluctant to embrace is venture when it began but I'm certainly glad you found a way to stay involved. I love your photos from South Africa but even more importantly you've made yourself in integral part of this troupe of vagabonds and continue add a great deal through your insight and humor.

And stacking images is a perfect way to spend a rainy day... Especially golf balls when we all know what you REALLY want to be doing is knocking them around the course. The sun will shine again...



CGrindahl
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I see your wife takes very good care of you Reagan. I don't for a moment believe you packed that lunch...

Of course, you're the photographer in the family and had gear to get together. Very nice photos. I take it the D600 is meeting your needs, but it is too bad you didn't have a 28 f/2.8 AI-s with you for this hike...

You've got to STOP selling lenses my friend...



MDoc9523
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pbraymond wrote:
A nice 55 degree day .....



Wonderful shot Ray!






CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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My favorite too Ray... the best of all worlds with rust and bokeh play.



Reagan
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I am perfectly happy with the 25-50 this week
and if I hadn't sold the 28 to Leighton he wouldn't be able to take such nice photos at that FL
Yes the lunch was a surprise I didn't even know she packed one
Usually she just carries the extra couple lens I bring But I sure was glad she brought lunch

Reagan



CGrindahl
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A silly experiment. Since I had the TC-201 at hand with Nikki sitting on the table, I thought I'd marry the two and take another photo of the yellow flower through the window. At f/2.8 I was effectively shooting f/5.6 with the teleconverter. The combination worked quite well...


I think I'll take a 1.4 extender with me for my San Francisco jaunt just to give myself a bit of flexibility... that and an extension tube and both a wide lens, the 24 f/2.8 H.C. AI'd and the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd. I'll be ready for just about any situation...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Reagan wrote:
Beautiful, Curtis

Reagan


+1



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
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Reagan wrote:
I am perfectly happy with the 25-50 this week
Reagan


These seem tough to find. Still looking!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Forgive me... the sun just came out so I had to try another shot of the yellow flower with Nikki and the TC-201. This really works... 100% crop.


An ant came over for the occasion...



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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Curtis will remember he sent me on a difficult quest for a perfect 55mm 1.2 SC to match my 55mm 1.2 S and 55mm 1.2 AI. Bought one that had to go back, here is another candidate just purchased, we are hoping this is a keeper.

If I had to have only one lens it would be a 55 1.2.


$T2eC16F,!w0E9szNW3-rBRT0YoV6n!~~60_12 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


$T2eC16h,!yME9s5qJFwRBRT0Z!fMGg~~60_12 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

To join these


Nikon Nikkor D800 55mm 1.2 f/1.2 nai non ai 1 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Nikon Nikkor D3 55mm 1.2 ai f/1.2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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designdog wrote:
Reagan wrote:
I am perfectly happy with the 25-50 this week
Reagan


These seem tough to find. Still looking!


I'm seeing them on E-Bay. In fact there is one listed at the moment in what is described as "mint condition" with a Buy it Now price of $275. I paid $237 for my copy almost two years ago. This looks like a great deal to me. This is not one of the cheap MF lenses.


Nikon 25-50 f/4 on E-Bay

The serial number indicates this is an AI-s version, though both AI and AI-s have the same optical design. This won't be around for a long time. It is too good a lens at too good a price. Good luck.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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GORGEOUS Rafael! What a beauty. Where did you find it? Well done. Now you can put it through its paces.



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