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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4681
Country: United States

Beautiful shots everyone! Curtis, I really love the last group of B/W's... I think they are your best yet!

I was at a camera swap meet today. Picked up a decent focusing rail. Have seen them for about $50, got it for $15, doesn't look to be used much at all. Can't wait to try it out.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9314
Country: United States

From the R&D gallery



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9314
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two more before I crash...



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

A couple of city shots with the 28mm f/2.8 AI-s stopped down.


CZEHOSKI by philipjohnson, on Flickr


NoBro Pizzeria by philipjohnson, on Flickr



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

CGrindahl wrote:
The devil made me do it... another lens...


I've concluded that the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd is worth upgrading... the hard way... I bought a pre-AI copy that appears to be in EX+ condition. This means I now have TWO pre-AI lenses waiting for me to transfer the Nikon AI conversion kit from the lenses I already own to the "new and improved" versions of the lens. I've been loving the Sonnar version of the 105 and imagine it will continue to be a favorite. Increasingly, I'm carrying all pre-AI lenses in my camera bag, all converted, of course. The only lenses left for me to buy from that era are the 20 f/3.5 UD AI'd and the 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd. I'm patient...


If you decide to change the aperture ring on this yourself be very careful with the spring that connects to the aperture lever
Laura I love the 16mm color shot!



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

Laura, nice images from the museum.

Here is one from today. Look! No snow, no ice! Spring must be here! Taken with the 180mm 2.8 ais.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

16mm f3.5








45mm f2.8P








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

I love it Scott.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

Thanks Mihai, Samy, Scott, Curtis and Peter.

Ronny, excellent birding with your "360/5.6 ED" lens;

Magnificent flowers from Samy, Curtis, Ronny, Leighton and Kevin;

Peter, beautiful pano of the sunset/sunrise;

Mihai, great details from the church;

Curtis, though human portraits are not my cup of tea, I have to mention your work is exceptional and I always love to look at the images;

Ray, loved the crane with the 300/4.5 + TC;

Scott, the bare trees + reflections on the water are spetacular.



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

A little love for my D7000 w/ 300mm 4.5 EDIF and TC-14A


I caught him

For a second



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

Nice captures Ray. Did you cropped a lot or not?


One more pano of Trajan's Column - 8 shots pano - a slight different view from southeast and closer to the column.
Here the bas reliefs have richer details, since the shots were taken at a shorter distance (~30m) than the previous image from yesterday(~50m).


Trajan's Column 8 shots pano - view from southeast ~30m of distance by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU'd hand held, ISO 100, f/4 at 1/1250s.

The original was at 14500 px, but this one is reduced to 6000px.
If the large version is not visible here, those interested can click on the link below image to access flickr, then right click on the image and choose "original" size.



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

Thank you Jose. Yes this about 60% of the original.
Love the detail in the column.



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

bruni wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
The devil made me do it... another lens...

I've concluded that the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd is worth upgrading... the hard way... I bought a pre-AI copy that appears to be in EX+ condition. This means I now have TWO pre-AI lenses waiting for me to transfer the Nikon AI conversion kit from the lenses I already own to the "new and improved" versions of the lens. I've been loving the Sonnar version of the 105 and imagine it will continue to be a favorite. Increasingly, I'm carrying all pre-AI lenses in my camera bag, all converted, of course. The only lenses left for me to buy from that era are the 20 f/3.5 UD AI'd and the 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd. I'm patient...


and as you've told me....... patience is a virtue..... and they say - virtue is its own reward....... but patience has never done anything for me!
Ben


I have to laugh Ben. You're clearly a very bright guy and yet the tags used by FM for these posts seem to get the better of you every time.. Perhaps it is your lack of patience that keeps getting you in trouble...



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

Lovely set of images Laura. The 16 f/3.5 AI is definitely a winner and you use it to advantage. Nicely done.

And Ray, I love the bird photos. I was under the impression you were selling your D7000, though clearly it is a camera that serves you when you're going long. The D7000 and D600 makes a very nice combination.

Your shots from your trip have been a delight Jose. I've long been a history buff and your work touches on some great moments in world history. I looked at the full size of this photos of Trajan's column and am in awe of the grandeur of vision and artistic achievement represented here. What a different world that was. I love what you've been sharing with us.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

MDoc9523 wrote:
We have a pair of Sandhill Cranes that are expecting right here in our complex. Here is a site that explains a little about these birds
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/interactive/springscoast/sandhillcranes.shtml

Here's a shot of her nesting from today using the D7000 300mm 4.5 EDIF and a TC-14A Giving an effective 630mm



Lovely image of a beautiful bird



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

leighton w wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
A banal shot from me with the 85 1.8 HC just to incite Ben to post nice Nikki pictures

leighton w wrote:
You're right!

bruni wrote:
whatdya mean he's right (nice market shots btw Leighton) ??!!

Nikki hasn't arrived yet - I think Curtis sent it by donkey.

And Phillippe - banal shots aren't going to incite me.

I'm playing with the 135mm f2 ais - telling myself I don't need the zeiss

ben


trying to convince myself I need the zeiss 135mm f2 by benmorgan28, on Flickr

We FINALLY get to see you Ben!



I don't think that's him - it may be his sheila though.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Curtis - really good portraits perfectly processed. Did you really need another lens

Samy - I like the spring shots.Thanks for the comment

Scott - thanks. Excellent reflections.

Laura - excellent images. Great colour, focus and exposure in all of them.

Philip - nice use of the 28

Chuong - that 16mm image really puts "pushing up daisies" into context

Ray - the camera probably thought you'd abandoned it! Nice images.

Jose - great pano. Thanks for the comment.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Couple finally without any extension tubes.

The first with the 85 1.4 AIS.

The second one is with the 55 1.2S.


Thanks for the comparison, there's no doubt which one wins the bokeh contest.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Ansel, dad and mom, all with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd. And thanks for the lovely comments. I agree with Ray, we are blessed with talent on this thread. We're having a good time too. I got an email from a fellow who lives not too far from me who posted a few times quite awhile ago. He wanted to give me a heads up about a lens listed on the local craigslist. Although he never posts, he said he continues to follow the thread. There are probably many folks who do check out what is happening here who either don't jump in or wait some time before taking the plunge. It is ALL good!



Very nice, looks like the Gerber baby!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
From the R&D gallery

Nice use of the 16 Laura. I prefer the B&W version.



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