Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Great shot Jose, Leighton, Ray ,Georg Mark, and Curtis



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Looks like a petrified eye on a dinosaur. I like this!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thanks Kevin
It is a close-up of the pictures in Zeiss thread with Nikkor 135 f2

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/860134/840



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments.

I'm in the middle of a golf week so will be out of touch for a couple of days. BUT the quality of photos as well as the discussion here are so good I just can't keep away!!



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 228
Country: United States

Two more from today with the 25-50 f4 AI-s. Really enjoying this lens...



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

deang001 wrote:
designdog wrote:
Deang,

You are making me think about breaking out the X Pro1 tomorrow! To my eye it made the best of the bunch!

We're these OOC jpegs or raw?


Really? I much prefer the M9 files.

They were all RAW then converted to jpeg via LR4.

I'm not that keen on the X-Pro ... I hated the X100 due to it's AF, but the size and IQ always intrigues me with Fuji so I bought the X-pro 1 and honestly I find nothing special about it.

I'm actually going to sell all my Fuji gear along with the D800e and just use the M9 for now.

I never use my Nikon AF lenses, so they are going too ... too many lenses and too many choices when I'm going out to take photos.

I am obviously keeping all of my MF Nikkors and will be on the hunt for a lightly used D700 locally. That will be enough for me



I'm with you Dean - the M9 is gorgeous - but it's the lenses as much as the camera. At $3 - $5k a pop you'd hope so. Although I found anything above 50mm almost impossible to focus.

I'm very curious to see what the D800 files look like when the new zeiss lenses designed for 30+ mp cameras come out. These high res sensors may come into their own. I think the D800 is better than the M9 on dynamic range and colour - and those lenses may take it way ahead on sharpness and resolution too.

ben



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

Wanted to see how the 100-300 5.6 AIS would hold up to the demands of the D600







kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Wanted to see how the 100-300 5.6 AIS would hold up to the demands of the D600







Looks mighty fine to me!



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

Whoa! You're killing us with these shots Ray. I do believe the humble 100-300 f/5.6 AI-s is up to the task at 24 megapixels. This is a fine lens now that we're getting more light. I'll have to pull mine out and play a bit, though I don't have these exotic butterflies to capture. Beautiful images Ray. Excellent work on every level.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

Zichar wrote:
Thanks Dean. If you could, tell your friend Robert that's marvelous work.
I don't venture out often, not particularly keen on the city and crowds but did so because Anton was in town
And it was a pretty inspiring show, 10mins of lights and now I'm planning for night shots (8pm!) around the area, with the 'crown' as the focus

Oh and have you considered sending the D800e around the world? First the lens, now the body!


Not something I've considered ... how about an FM2 and a roll of film ? Still full frame



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

bruni wrote:
I'm with you Dean - the M9 is gorgeous - but it's the lenses as much as the camera. At $3 - $5k a pop you'd hope so. Although I found anything above 50mm almost impossible to focus.

I'm very curious to see what the D800 files look like when the new zeiss lenses designed for 30+ mp cameras come out. These high res sensors may come into their own. I think the D800 is better than the M9 on dynamic range and colour - and those lenses may take it way ahead on sharpness and resolution too.

ben


Interesting what you say about these new Zeiss lenses ... I have never heard of them before.

Regarding the images I posted, I wasn't trying to make a comparison about image quality between bodies and lenses as the 50/1.2 Ai-S I used on the Nikon is a super lens and always delivers amazing IQ. I love that lens more than any lens I've ever owned.

What I was trying to whinge about is why does the Nikon over expose the whole scene when the other two didn't which happens to me more often than I'd like? When I dialled in around -1 EV, the image from the Nikon was every bit as good as the Leica ... but why do I have to do this constantly.

It seems I found the answer in that the D800 gives preferential treatment and over corrects (in matrix mode) what ever is under the focus point and in this case it was a dark part of the scene which made it over expose the rest of the scene. This, according to Thom Hogan is new to the D800 and not seen in previous pro bodies.

I guess knowing this I should probably try and meter off something more neutral in the scene even when in matrix mode, but it just seems silly to have to do this in a camera like this.

Anyway ... enough whinging from me ... I'll either deal with it or sell it and just get on with it



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

CGrindahl wrote:
Whoa! You're killing us with these shots Ray. I do believe the humble 100-300 f/5.6 AI-s is up to the task at 24 megapixels. This is a fine lens now that we're getting more light. I'll have to pull mine out and play a bit, though I don't have these exotic butterflies to capture. Beautiful images Ray. Excellent work on every level.


Thank you Kevin and Curtis. I thought that the 100-300 5.6 held up pretty well. Certainly not quite as good as the prime lens but it's versatility in focal lengths along with the excellent quality is definitely a bonus for this lens. I was able to buy her for around $100.oo
As an edit: perhaps this lens could be the next around the world lens? Whatcha think?



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

kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Wanted to see how the 100-300 5.6 AIS would hold up to the demands of the D600




Looks mighty fine to me!


+1 Ray! It does not matter what lens is in your hands, you always produce beautiful images.



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

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Extension Tube 36mm[/url] by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Nice work Ronny. Love the bokeh and grain in the wood!



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

mp356 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Wanted to see how the 100-300 5.6 AIS would hold up to the demands of the D600



Looks mighty fine to me!


+1 Ray! It does not matter what lens is in your hands, you always produce beautiful images.



Thank you Scott. Looks like you've finally got some great weather coming your way. Can't wait to see some more shots with the 16mm 3.5.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Signs of Spring! Some flowers decide its safe to pop their heads up. Taken with the 16 3.5 Ai. Thanks Tony, she is very nice.

Nice start Scott! Looks like the weather is improving for you.

–Tony



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

Thanks for the comments Samy, Scott, Leighton, Jose and Georg.

Mark, love the camping shots, especially the long pano.

Leighton, excellent father-son portrait, and the beer shot is very appealing!

Peter, wonderful shots from the reserve. That protea is amazing.

Philippe, nice work with the shop windows.

Reagan, the "pointy things" are very nicely done. Great bokeh.

Curtis, love the SF Victorians, and the beer!

Samy, beautiful herons and bluebird.

Georg, I really like your ice hockey shots. Those uniforms are wild!

Ray, great portraits and butterflies.

Ray in Ohio, very nice sky in "Red Trail."

Paul, terrific jazz set.

Scott, looks like Spring is taking hold. Congrats on the 16mm.

Jose great crater shots.

Rafael, very nice flower field photos.

John, that's a very cool AVI!

Ronny, really like the tone and composition of your tube shots.

ddog, very nice landscapes.









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

one with the 20mm f3.5 taken today on interstate 70 in Utah at "Ghost Rock lookout" - about an hour before the blizzard arrived. I only have Photoshop 7.01 on this old laptop, so I am a bit challenged. from memory this was f8 about 1/120s iso 100, D600







can't post a stitch with the 105mm, because there is no image merge in PS 7.01, but hey, it's an 11 year old piece of software from the days the D1 was still the top dog.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Whoa! You're killing us with these shots Ray. I do believe the humble 100-300 f/5.6 AI-s is up to the task at 24 megapixels. This is a fine lens now that we're getting more light. I'll have to pull mine out and play a bit, though I don't have these exotic butterflies to capture. Beautiful images Ray. Excellent work on every level.


Thank you Kevin and Curtis. I thought that the 100-300 5.6 held up pretty well. Certainly not quite as good as the prime lens but it's versatility in focal lengths along with the excellent quality is definitely a bonus for this lens. I was able to buy her for around $100.oo
As an edit: perhaps this lens could be the next around the world lens? Whatcha think?


If you do, I really want to be a part of it! I missed Nikki, don't want to miss another one.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

Sorry, but here's a monitor breaker - gotta compete with Mark's lovely super wide!

Panorama of the Olympic Mts. from my last PanSTARRS outing while waiting for the sun to go down.

18 vertical orientation shots with the 400/5.6 ED AI stitched in PTGUI (Photoshop could not do it).







- John


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