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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9129
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
been on the gogo all day, just got home and wanted to post these before I went to sleep so Leighton could see one of them for sure

First two, I'm torn which I like, the first or the second. The 55 is how many years they've been broadcasting, but I also like the bokeh of the second.







Laura, That's quite a nice looking Nubian. We had some of these when we first started farming. They're VERY friendly.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9129
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Ben, thou dost protest too much. If you believe that Todd was pulling one over on us, you're free to do your own comparison. Todd was a bit irascible but he was certainly a forthright fellow. I believe he took the photos posted with the lenses he mentioned and processed them minimally and folks couldn't distinguish the Zeiss from the Nikkors. Whatever the secret sauce is that you believe is evident with the Ziess lens wasn't apparent to quite a few folks who use the lens. That was one reason I had to smile.

I don't know if you own the Zeiss 100, but you can likely get your hands on one. Do a comparison with one of the 105s and post it in the Nikon forum and see what folks have to say. The proof is in the pudding...

Todd's was pretty tasty...



lol Curtis - don't go amateur psych on me - yes I do have the 100MP and there ain't no way it looks anything like the nikkor - I'm not saying better - just nothing like.

went out today cause I felt guilty about not taking any pics for weeks. don't know how Sydney ever got a reputation for being sunny - it never shines - never.

And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!

ben


saturday - nikon24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Love these two Ben, looks like clear skies to me!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4022
Country: South Africa

Ray, Leighton, Chuong - grest images

Curtis - nice fresh PJ's at last but also lovely pics, as always

Rafael - thanks and a very nice series

Chin - I liked the market shots - real film effects. And the "cross" was well seen.

JOse - keep them coming! Excellent series.

Tony - very clever use of lighting. Nice shot.

Laura - as a pic the second isolates the subject more. To choose #1 you'd have to jnow the background.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2899
Country: United States

Always like the laundry shots Curtis
Jose,can't wait to see what's next from Pompeii.Great work

Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2899
Country: United States

Tony, nice self portrait If we could only get Ben, Ronny and Phillipe to comply
Laura, I like the second one better
Ben, Don't let them provoke you It doesn't matter what lens you use.They are all well done


Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2899
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
bruni wrote:

And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!

ben



One has to laugh when an Aussie talks about strange accents

But he can take pictures!


Well said,





asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2569
Country: Brazil

Thanks John, Leighton, Peter and Reagan.

Tony, great self portrait with the new 16/3.5;

Rafael, thanks for the detailed explanation about your 20 UD;


Leighton, these crossings were so common at Pompeii roads supposedly because:

1) they allowed people to not getting their feet wet or dirty as the roads were probably dirty due to lack of an adequate sewage system.
2) pavements/sideways were at least 30cm high in relation to the road, thus for most people these crossing were more confortable to use.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2569
Country: Brazil

leighton w wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
been on the gogo all day, just got home and wanted to post these before I went to sleep so Leighton could see one of them for sure

First two, I'm torn which I like, the first or the second. The 55 is how many years they've been broadcasting, but I also like the bokeh of the second.







Laura, That's quite a nice looking Nubian. We had some of these when we first started farming. They're VERY friendly.


Lovely capture and great OOF background.


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2569
Country: Brazil

leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Ben, thou dost protest too much. If you believe that Todd was pulling one over on us, you're free to do your own comparison. Todd was a bit irascible but he was certainly a forthright fellow. I believe he took the photos posted with the lenses he mentioned and processed them minimally and folks couldn't distinguish the Zeiss from the Nikkors. Whatever the secret sauce is that you believe is evident with the Ziess lens wasn't apparent to quite a few folks who use the lens. That was one reason I had to smile.

I don't know if you own the Zeiss 100, but you can likely get your hands on one. Do a comparison with one of the 105s and post it in the Nikon forum and see what folks have to say. The proof is in the pudding...

Todd's was pretty tasty...



lol Curtis - don't go amateur psych on me - yes I do have the 100MP and there ain't no way it looks anything like the nikkor - I'm not saying better - just nothing like.

went out today cause I felt guilty about not taking any pics for weeks. don't know how Sydney ever got a reputation for being sunny - it never shines - never.

And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!

ben


saturday - nikon24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Love these two Ben, looks like clear skies to me!



+1
Ben, fantastic perspective and contrasty deep blue sky vs. clouds.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3504
Country: Singapore

That's a wonderful self-portrait, Tony. Love the soft light and dark bg

Laura, love the goat photo. Was this with the 200/2? I can see the hairs yet the background's all creamy, fantastic

>>

I've another of the 'cross', this time from the other end of the airwell



that you gave to me (Roll 4668 005) by Zichar, on Flickr



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3504
Country: Singapore

Graffiti is uncommon here in Singapore, so when I saw this on the walls of an alley in Ipoh, I grabbed at the opportunity to, crud I had black and white film loaded...



dose (Roll 4668 021) by Zichar, on Flickr




CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12928
Country: United States

Very nice Chin. I take it the original is attractively colored. It would be nice to see the colors but your black and white rendition is nicely done. Can you translate the message printed to the right?



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12928
Country: United States

A bit of bokeh play yesterday with the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd at f/2. That is my car blurred on the right. My laundry is still in the wash cycle in a building on the left...


Six loads...



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 840
Country: Switzerland

bruni wrote:
And Sydney's overrun with Americans at the moment - yank accents everywhere - first I cop it on here and then out in the streets...yikes!!


My American friends who visited Melbourne were very quickly identified as "seppos". It took me a long time to figure out what it meant.



saturday - nikon24mmPCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


This and the 2nd shot are my favourites, and it seems ridiculously sharp. Do you have any qualms with sharpness on your D800? I've heard a few people complaining that the 24 PC-E isn't up to the level of the new sensors.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 840
Country: United States

I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3504
Country: Singapore

CGrindahl wrote:
Very nice Chin. I take it the original is attractively colored. It would be nice to see the colors but your black and white rendition is nicely done. Can you translate the message printed to the right?


Heh yeah, spray-painted in full psychedelic colour glory. But Tri-X was all I had
Not really sure what it's trying to say - *something* for a dove; colloquialism for which I have no translation for



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9129
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
A bit of bokeh play yesterday with the 85 f/1.8 H AI'd at f/2. That is my car blurred on the right. My laundry is still in the wash cycle in a building on the left...


Six loads...


I think ALL of your lenses are stuck wide open!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9129
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop


The macro mode will work in a pinch, especially when you can crop away with the D800! I love how the light falls on this one.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 12928
Country: United States

That was shot at f/2 Leighton. I stopped down when shooting flowers that were blowing in the wind and didn't reset during the balance of my shooting. As much as I love shooting wide open, with really fast lenses, I'm learning that sometimes less is more. Yesterday I even stopped down to f/4...



I generally shoot candids now at f/2.8, reserving the widest shots more as bokeh play than anything else. Fortunately, the slower lenses such as the 180 f/2.8 AI-s, the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF and 400 f/5.6 AI-s ED-IF are wonderfully sharp wide open, which means there is no need to stop down with these lenses, or with the 80-200 f/4.5 AI.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2569
Country: Brazil

rankamateur wrote:
I am wandering looking for signs of spring. Has to be spring doesn't it. We are turning the clocks ahead tonight. Has to be spring. 50-135mm trying out the Macro mode(so they call it anyway). 100% Crop







Ron, great capture.
I am wondering how this zoom will perform with tubes or close up lenses. Need to experiment some day.


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