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jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!


You can't resist . . . . . resistance if futile . . . .



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

A few random shots from the weekend. 50/1.2 AIS or 135/3.5 AIS.

It's turning out that the 135/3.5 AIS is a lens that I don't hesitate shooting wide open unless pointing into the sun.
It's eyelash sharp on the D800 at f/3.5 and MFD . . . . and that's good enough for me.

Now if it only focused down to 1 meter instead of 1.5 meter it would be perfect!

John



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Great work with the 400mm. Cute family photos John!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan


Love the set!



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

Curtis, the rose thru the window is wonderful. Also the monitor breaking pano of the Golden Gate is very nice.

Reagan, lunch looks good. Is there a chance we will turn you into a northerner?

Kevin, nice series. I like the second version of the Golden Gate. Is that Curtis I see on the far side of the bay taking the pano of the bridge?

Georg, I really like the bonfire image.

Jose, that old brickwork is beautiful. A real shame about the graffiti.



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

jhinkey wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!


You can't resist . . . . . resistance if futile . . . .



John, I like the color and clarity in this. The tele compresses things nicely.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

Thanks, Peter,Ray O.,Jose, Kevin and Scott

Reagan



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

I hope everyone who celebrates Easter had a great day. I hope everyone who doesn't celebrate the holiday had a great day too.

My 14 year old daughter lobbied hard for an Easter egg hunt. My 17 year old son and his cousin thought it was pretty ridiculous, but they sure enjoyed the candy.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Jose, Ray, Leighton, Ronny and Samy, thanks for the comments on the Shadow Hills shot.

Georg, I really appreciate your constructive critique and see exactly what you are saying. Here's another shot from the set that permitted a closer foreground placement of the rock and tree limbs via some cropping. Thanks!



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



Resistance is futile Ray for one reason only. For your style of shooting this really is a must have lens. It is a bit heavier than the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF but is definitely hand holdable. I opted for a monopod but certainly a tripod isn't needed. And it is sharp wide open, so even with that length and an f/5.6 maximum aperture, it still produces lovely bokeh. It is also great with tubes. I know you'd have a great time with that lens. And guess what? KEH has a very sweet copy listed on E-Bay and is accepting offers...

Nikon 400 f/5.6 AI-s ED-IF On E-Bay From KEH

Resistance is futile, though your bank account may complain...



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

designdog wrote:
OK, about ready to bite on a 25-50 4. It is an AI as opposed to an AI-s. Does that matter? I can wait...


Optically they are identical. And it seems you missed my earlier post in which I made that point and directed you to an E-Bay listing for a mint AI-s copy for a very fair price. You might want to scroll back a bit... that is, if you see this message. Good luck.



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

Some more ice cream...



Sausalito with Nikki, hoping to avoid rain showers.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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And there were photographers beside me doing their thing... you know about tourists...





CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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And I did a hip shot... too many pretty girls. It worked at f/4.


Don't say I never did anything for you Reagan... Turn your head...



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
Jose, Ray, Leighton, Ronny and Samy, thanks for the comments on the Shadow Hills shot.

Georg, I really appreciate your constructive critique and see exactly what you are saying. Here's another shot from the set that permitted a closer foreground placement of the rock and tree limbs via some cropping. Thanks!







Love this one! Is there a way to have a bit more contrast to the scene - at least on my monitors it looks like it could use some. Other than that it's one of those landscapes that keeps me looking at it.

- John


Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Thanks John. I'll play around with the contrast a bit tomorrow.



agentbird
Registered: Aug 17, 2008
Total Posts: 699
Country: Norway

Recently got back home from a two month trip to Asia.
Just started going through and editing the pictures yesterday.

Here are a few shots from Kuala Lumpur with the 45mm PC-E:





D800E.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5073
Country: Sweden

Great shot agentbird
Love that set Kevin..Wow!! Really good
Great shot Samy
Like that B/W Jeff



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5073
Country: Sweden


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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