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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3967
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Curtis, beautiful blossoms


Ray - have you come to a decision yet? You're going to miss the D7000 until there's a replacement.

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The person interested in my D7000 is supposed to pick it up next Tuesday. So if he buys it I will be down to my film cameras until I buy the D600 or wait til the D7100 comes out. I am very heavily leaning towards the D7100 but I have that nagging draw to full frame


Do it do it do it do it do it!


A voice from your DX shoulder: Remember the 1/8000 shutter speed and extra reach of lenses on DX..................



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8616
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Curtis, beautiful blossoms


Ray - have you come to a decision yet? You're going to miss the D7000 until there's a replacement.

.


The person interested in my D7000 is supposed to pick it up next Tuesday. So if he buys it I will be down to my film cameras until I buy the D600 or wait til the D7100 comes out. I am very heavily leaning towards the D7100 but I have that nagging draw to full frame


Do it do it do it do it do it!


A voice from your DX shoulder: Remember the 1/8000 shutter speed and extra reach of lenses on DX..................


Forget about that, think of the huge viewfinder.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 905
Country: United States

Scott, Georg and Rafael, thanks for the comments!

Georg, the beach shot is a wonderful composition.

Nancy, I really like the beach silhouettes.

Curtis, great flowers and the Citroen is very cool.

Tony, glad you're feeling better. That's a very nice b&w of Alicia.

Dustin, really nice perspective of the moon and upper Half Dome. Was that taken from Glacier Point?

Jose, I really enjoyed seeing the Pompeii series.

Ronny, congrats on the 180mm!

Samy, very nice bokeh shots.

Ray, gorgeous shots with the 85mm.

John, great perspective on the Needle and the EMP reflections are beautiful.

Rafael, your El Salvador muse has been very kind. Great series!

Chin, your killing me with your PC-E shots. I don't know how much longer I can hold out!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4610
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i watched a funny video that you two just reminded me of. Please watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtqMDeZ3fig



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3967
Country: United States

Loaded question here sice Tony is trying to sell his 105 1.8. How do you think the OOF background compares between the 105 2.5 ais and the 105 1.8? Much of a difference?
Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3967
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
i watched a funny video that you two just reminded me of. Please watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtqMDeZ3fig



Well it certainly seems conclusive to me, the D7100 for certain.................



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8616
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
i watched a funny video that you two just reminded me of. Please watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtqMDeZ3fig


That was pretty funny.

Seriously Ray, whichever camera you choose, you'll continue to make fine images!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2227
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
i watched a funny video that you two just reminded me of. Please watch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtqMDeZ3fig


That was pretty funny.

Seriously Ray, whichever camera you choose, you'll continue to make fine images!

Like a nice used D700 I'm shameless, shameless as a man can be.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Hi all, i am selling my camera, do you think its logical to ask about $1400? Thank you!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130858880498?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649


Considering the low usage, I would say it's a very fair price.


Whatever opportunity you have to avoid Ebay do it. I buy and sell on there and anymore it is waiting for the shoe to drop. I've been screwed as a seller and as a buyer. There is no reason you can't sell that nice camera on FM for $1400 and end up with the same money. The fees on Ebay now end up being 9-10% when you add it all up. Sometimes things won't sell on FM but you should try it first. Craigslist is an option but MF glass does not sell well at all, at least in my area.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

DC was under self sequestration so Baltimore was a better option to check out photo ops today. These are from the Canton area that keeps on developing. It was a cloudy chilly day but I bet during warmer months this place is very alive.

35 f2 OC and 135 f2 AI were the only two lenses to come along. Some of those boats would be better framed with the 85 1.4, I realized.

35 f2 OC:
Waterfront property in Canton.






Lots of boats waiting for the summer.






135 f2 AI:
A lighthouse in Canton, with the landmark Legg Mason building peeking in from behind.






So sweet. Indeed.















CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11960
Country: United States

kings_freak wrote:
Also, the local sale on my 105mm 1.8 fell through, so it is back on the B&S. I have also lowered the price. It's now a "steal" at $425!

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1191144/0#11382674


I've been shooting the last few days with this lens and it has performed beautifully. I seem to prefer the 105mm focal length which should be obvious I guess since I own five MF lenses at that focal length. The f/1.8 is the largest lens but it balances beautifully on the D700. Today I did a bit of shooting with a couple of extension tubes attached, the PK-11a and PK-12 at a local nursery. The nurseryman told me that the best day to come is Friday afternoon when they take deliveries in advance of the weekend. I got so many GREAT shots that I'll be busy for most of the day processing them. Fortunately, since they were shot with tubes, they won't ALL end up on this thread... But for folks who visit the Shooting with Tubes thread in the Macro World forum, you can expect to see a few of these as well.

Here is one as an advertisement for Tony. He is offering what appears to be a beautiful lens at a very fair price. The lens is a winner folks.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1861
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shots everyone !

Had I lived in the United States, I bought it right away Tony ..
very good price .. but now if I buy from you here from the United States, it is Vat and duty
and when the price rises, unfortunately

Looks really good Curtis

Here are a few pictures from today's round with Nitro .. hoping for more pictures this weekend also

Playtime

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

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

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

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



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

A few more, these are around the American Can Company building on Boston Street. The building is the anchor of the Canton area. All three images taken with the 35 f2 OC.

The sloping street behind the building.






Some colors in Canton.






And the sign in front of the building.








Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1861
Country: Sweden

Great shots Samy



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11960
Country: United States

Ronny, you're doing great work with the 180 f/2.8 AI-s. Since Zeiss doesn't sell a lens this long it will likely remain in your kit, as it has for Philippe who also has a kit of Zeiss lenses. Enjoy.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11960
Country: United States

One more macro shot with the 105 f/1.8 AI-s with two tubes. I love doing this kind of work.


The focal plane is so narrow when shooting with tubes that finding focus by turning the focusing ring is impossible. In fact, using the green light is impractical so I relied on the viewfinder to tell me when the image was in focus. I gently rock back and forth until I get what I want and then trip the shutter. It works...



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1094
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
MarkdV wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
This may be the last posting of the trip before I return this weekend.

It was time to revisit the coffee farm, coffee raised me and paid for my schooling at CAL. Our farm was nearby, but one of the best looking farms I know belongs to my brother's in-laws. Here is the volcano it is in, the farm starts halfway up and ends at the top, over 5000 feet people do not plant coffee and it is virgin forest. 2/3 up the way on the right side is the little house we went to. At the bottom is a modern coffee mill.


An amazing set Rafael, beautiful place well captured.

I assume they are growing Arabica coffe at that altitude. Why do they stop at 5,000 feet, I though that close to the equator you should be able to grow good coffee to 6,000? Have they been affected by the coffee rust blight that is affecting some of the South American countries?
If I remember correctly El-Salvador is one of the few countries in the world that is increasing its' forest cover, is that right?

Again, thanks for kindling the 16mm envy!

Mark, Arabica it is, you may be right about the altitude. My friend who is an agronomer was telling me that 5000 is old wive's (farmer's?) tale and that we should be able to plant higher, on the other hand they might as well keep believing it as this preserves cloud rain forest. Rust has been a big problem and the corrupt goverment has done nothing about it, wait until they loose that tax income. The country seems to be at least keeping its tree cover. This is the middle of dry season. We are at 14 deg north.


Thanks Rafael,
Today seems to be a learning day for me, coffee and old nick-names for Marajuana.
If I remember correctly the limit for +/- 15 degrees is about 2,000m and above 1,000 for best quality. But if an old wives tale preserves the natural forest I am all for it.

Now another question. I have a free day Sunday, what lens should I go walking with?


No need to ask Mark, if you walk a town full of interesting people the 55 1.2, else the 28 2.8 for more landscapy images, or maybe the 105 2.5 to select an interesting section, perhaps any of the 85s to emphasize the focal plane. aternatively a 35 2.0 for normal street perspective...... Sure this was helpful.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Wow, those flowers with the 105 1.8 + tubes are exquisite Curtis!!

One more with the 135 f2 AI. In the Canton area. Gold stands out (if that's gold?) even on a drab, dull, cloudy day.









Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1861
Country: Sweden

Wow.. great shot curtis

What tubes should I have?
thinking of getting some to 135mm
works they also 180mm?
Thinking of getting someone to zeiss with so I get 1:1 on 100 MP
As I understand, I should have the Nikon PN-11 to 1:1 at 100 MP?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Ronny, I have 2 PK-13s and an PN-11. You can use one at a time or combine for greater magnification, not sure of the exact ratios. Somehow Curtis can get these super sharp without stabilization. The PN-11 has a plus - a tripod foot for those of us who need help

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Wow.. great shot curtis

What tubes should I have?
thinking of getting some to 135mm
works they also 180mm?
Thinking of getting someone to zeiss with so I get 1:1 on 100 MP
As I understand, I should have the Nikon PN-11 to 1:1 at 100 MP?



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