Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
The one downside of Nikki arriving with Ben, is that now I have no excuse I can use to avoid sending photos in for Leighton to add to the blog... Of course, now that the market is happening, perhaps Leighton is too busy and we can put it off even longer...


Never to busy for you Curtis! I'll take them any time. In fact, Sunday is our one day of "relative" rest when I can spend more time on the puter.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

Reagan wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my pics.

Here are two more shots from the flea market with the 85 HC :




The statue reminds me of a young "Alfred E. Neuman" but I don't think he ever lived in France


Reagan


That's just a MAD comparison



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

Trying a portrait of my nephew Adrian:





D600 + 105/2.5 AId Sonnar version, available light


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Wow Mihai that's a stunning portrait



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

Mishu01 wrote:
Trying a portrait of my nephew Adrian:





D600 + 105/2.5 AId Sonnar version, available light
Great portrait Mihai! I like it. Did you add the vignette in post?


Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

Thanks Chin & Kevin. Yes, the vignette is from PP.

In fact I'm very impressed what this old glass is able to produce in a mild light...



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

rolubich wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my pics.

Here are two more shots from the flea market with the 85 HC :



When I look at your pictures I always see some original compositive aspects that add a lot to the final result, and, as I think you have just a few seconds to get them, this is even more special.
My compliments to you.


Roberto, thanks for looking at my pictures in such detail!
That's a very nice compliment : thank you so much!



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Ron, great colors and background on that magnolia image.

I think this is the first time I saw a 45 GN example?

Samy

rankamateur wrote:
Magnolia's are blooming like crazy now. 45mm GN Ai 100% crop



Thanks Sammy. I got that in a trade and wanted to try it out before posting it for sale which I just did on the B&S. Sharp little lens but with two 55's and a 50 I sure don't need anything around that length. It is the nicest one I have seen and appears to have been used very little.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

raboof wrote:
Nice one Ronny.


+1 !



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

Old stuff with 85 HC :



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Philippe, the photograph above works great in B&W. Love the judging expression of the man and the "clash of textures".

Mihai, the picture of your nephew is a great example of excellent portraiture. Great to see that the old Sonnar-rype 105 does so well. That's a lens I would like to try. Nikon's 105's rarely fail to impress me.

John, another beautiful set! I especially like "What's In There" - a picture where family-holiday-images and art seem to fuse (sorry for my English).

Laura, I'm glad to finally see a picture taken with your new old 300/2.8 ;-) Beautiful work, I love the look of superfast telephotos at close range (the same goes for your fabulous shots over at your 200/2-thread).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Scott and Ray - thanks for your comments on the rust and wilted flower-shots!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

A completely tasteless shot from yesterday:

D3s in DX-mode, 16/3.5 at f/22 and minimum focusing distance
I had a weather-feature-type image in mind, but couldn't find a cocktail-glass with the usual deco at the beach-bar.
The sun was way to high for the planned picture.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

WOW! Georg, what a great shot. Too bad the label wasn't showing, the company might have purchased it.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A completely tasteless shot from yesterday:

D3s in DX-mode, 16/3.5 at f/22 and minimum focusing distance
I had a weather-feature-type image in mind, but couldn't find a cocktail-glass with the usual deco at the beach-bar.
The sun was way to high for the planned picture.


Doesn't make it bad, I still like it.

Did something fun today. One of the instructors that I work with allowed me into her class to show off my macro setup. Many of the students thought it was very cool and every student was impressed that I don't have a single AF lens in my kit. Only one Nikon user in the class (the professors push Canon so they can assist the beginning students). I took a couple shots in the class of various silly things, they were very fascinated with my largest magnification of 2.6:1. Most of them had heard of focusing rails, but none of them knew anything about tubes and reverse mounting lenses. When I showed them reverse mounted ON a tube...minds were blown.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Flowers with the 85 1.4 AIS today.

First is a tulip with petals falling from a blossom tree above it. Thats the white in the background, and a couple on the tulip itself.







And another one with the 85..






Both shots at f/4.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

George and Philippe, terrific images on this page. Such an apt use of the 16 fisheye! And Philippe, you just get those moments in time every time.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

And last one for today is with the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-13 combo. Much better lighting today.







kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

saph wrote:
And last one for today is with the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-13 combo. Much better lighting today.






I like it Samy!


Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

For those wondering about the 135mm 2.8 Q (ai-d):


_PG19724 by Apapa56, on Flickr
D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 2800

and a few 100 per cent crops:


_PG19700 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000


_PG19740 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 6400


_PG19721 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000



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