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NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7634
Country: United States

Love them all, Phillipe!

Lieutenant Z wrote:
From the Opéra Garnier, Paris
first two with 50 1.8, other with 28 2.8 :






Thanks Georg,

georgms wrote:

Laura, beautiful portrait of the even-tempered goat;-) I prefer #2 of the still-life.





Really like the ceramic artist shot, and how you used her tools and other pottery all around.

georgms wrote:
Some images from this week - but nothing really personal:

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portrait of a friendly ceramicist - 24/2Ai at f/4, SB800 in a small softbox from the left, bounced SB800 from the right side



Tony, just use a couple of rubber bands to close it up.

kings_freak wrote:

Thanks for the info on the bubbles Rafael. They do seem very protective, but like John, I like to carry light when possible. The bags he linked to look perfect and not too expensive. It's funny, but at the rod run today they were handing out free beer cozys. The 16mm fit perfectly in it! It just doesn't have a drawstring to close the top, but for free, I thought it a decent solution. I will have to take a picture of it later.

–Tony



Thanks Tony, the 55 was on a tote bag that is one of the premiums. The card in front that I propped against the m&m dispenser is one of their regular cards.

kings_freak 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.


I like the separation of the second one. Too bad they couldn't incorporate the 55 years in the sign in front.

–Tony




saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2295
Country: United States

Chin, agree with Laura above, the graffiti creature jumps out of that image!

Georg, very nice snowy looks through that 16mm fisheye!! Especially the one with the tunnel effect.

Kevin, the last tulip is the most isolated and I really like that one.

Monty, exciting time, very nice to hear.

Philippe, James said it well, my 28 3.5PC and 24 2.8 AIS seem very inadequate after those opera shots, but then I realize you will get the results with those lenses too


Well here we had Reaganish temperatures today although it won't last very long At least we can enjoy Reagan's sun and beach pictures until spring finally makes more than a fleeting appearance.

Pburke, really enjoyed the b&ws especially the one with the views through the car windows.

Curtis, great treatment of the guitars at the music shop.

Tony, outstanding shot of the red car with the fisheye. Love the red against the blue sky, the sunstars on the car, even the lane marker drawing a border around the car.

Mark, great closeup capture of the blue flower!! Great colors, and perfect point to focus on.

Ron, very nice work with the extension tubes and the zoom. Looks like a rodent with ears

Jose, each of those shots in Pompeii are terrific.

Peter, such a nice portrait of Ingrid's dad with the 5cm !! And he looks very happy to pose.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1353
Country: United States

My feelings of photographic inadequacy peaked this morning, knowing I would be hard pressed for subjects, I am unable to sublimate icicles, or nubian sheep, we have some adobe missions, but are sorely lacking in marble cathedrals, any ruins of interest are south of the border, and I have not found any baroque or modern impressionistic opera houses.

But one must do the best with what one has, and photograph we must, so I took advantage of the 78 Deg weather and took my most willing subject out, to take a picture of her among a bouquet of flowers.

This was the 85mm 1.8 K, on D3, do we prefer the 1.8 or the 8.0 photo?


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 k D3 1973 Corvvette Stingray by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 k D3 1973 Corvvette Stingray at 1.8 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

no processing in the above images

when I pass, this car will be placed as a marker in a style similar to this wheelbarrow below, this is a heavily processed photo.


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 k D3 1973 wheelbarrow heavy processing by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Ok, I am happy now, done my damage for the day



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1080
Country: United States

Rafael, I prefer the f1.8. Nice Car!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7634
Country: United States

Wow, where'd you get the 16 f/2.5

Nicely done, Monty!

montym wrote:
We are visiting our daughter this weekend in the Land of Coffee and Bicycles
We did some site seeing today







Monty

Yes, I've learned that lesson too, I normally have a camera with me at all times, except at school, since I don't need to lug both the camera bag and book bag up and down all those stairs.

leighton w wrote:
designdog wrote:
Lessons learned.

So, for my birthday trip to Williamsburg (actually on the spouse program for my wife's law firm meeting) I abandoned my Nikon D700 and all those MF lenses in favor of traveling light with the Fuji X Pro 1 and 3 primes. Bad move.

The camera performed flawlessly, and the images are very sharp with great dynamic range. However, walking down the main drag in Williamsburg, at 1:00 in the afternoon on a sunny day, tends to result in highly contrasted very bright images withf very little interest or warmth. Might as well of had my wife's X100. They all look like some tourist snaps.

One thing I did learn, is that 50mm is too close and 28mm is too wide. 35mm, if I had one, would have been just right. Also, the Fuji lenses, with their sexy looking lens hoods and rubber snap on covers, are difficult to change, despite their small size and weight. Things kept falling off. I will admit the camera and the Hadley Small look damn good and got lots of looks.

Any recommendations for a Nikon 35mm?


David, I've learned that lesson and I dare say most on this thread have. If you're going to invest in a DSLR system then why not take it everywhere! My theory is not to trust important trips by trying to go light. YMMV.

There's really only one answer IMHO on which 35mm. The 35mm f1.4 AI-s and I don't even own it. I'm judging by the fantastic images I've seen in this thread from the folks who have it. Now...if I were to choose an AF 35 it would most probably be the new Sigma 35/1.4.



James. Not sure if I want to try redoing my collection or not. First I'd need to clear off space to set them all up Beautiful product shot!

James Markus wrote:
Every time I take one of these...the line up changes. Shot with the D800 and the 50mm ais, but missing a few additions.







Hey Grandpa, What's For Supper?

Congratulations!!

montym wrote:
The whole family!
In order of appearance, Rocky, Higgs, Nancy, Margaret and Orcus (the crazy dog)
There is another unseen Montgomery in the picture, but she will not be making an appearance until the end of next month. Margaret is pregnant. THe little girl, who's name I cannot disclose, is getting very active. I felt her moving around in my daughter's belly STRANGE!!!!






Monty



Bummer James. Maybe you can uninstall it, then reinstall it, or have Windows repair it. I'm a big fan of it myself.

James Markus wrote:
Notepad has been crashing constantly at home and at work. In almost twenty years of using it (since

back in WFWG v3.11 days) it has never crashed. So, I will try and do a summary post from the last few

pages.



Well - notepad crashed twice more while ctrl+v ing text for this post. Had no idea how much I rely on this tiny program.





Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3510
Country: Singapore

The wife used to squirrel away all her lunch money to have a non-nutritious popsicle for recess
Sitting in the bleachers all by herself was the only way to escape detection



theater of creams (Roll 4668 019) by Zichar, on Flickr


NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7634
Country: United States

some more stuff from the weekend



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5803
Country: United States

Not much time these days, but I grabbed a few just before dinner. Now's the interesting time of year as sunset is around 7pm which allows one to get out after dinner. When it gets to be around 9pm that's when I'll break out the long glass for some shots of the Olympics or downtown.

For now I've got these:



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5803
Country: United States

Caught my daughter reading by the window. All I had handy for a close-up portrait before the moment was gone was the 135/3.5 AIS . . .



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 985
Country: United States

Reagan, really like the composition of the 1st and 3rd fishing shots.

Georg, beautiful work with the 16mm. I wasn't a fan of fisheyes, but your work, and that of others on the forum, is changing my mind.

pburke, love the Bodie film set.

Steve, gorgeous Azaleas.

One more rusty one:





Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4026
Country: South Africa

georgms wrote:
Oosty wrote:
With the 5cm f2 - it is a great lens!


Peter, now that's a fantastic portrait! Excellent B&W and a really lovely smile. Did you use a bounced flash?


Thanks Geirg - yes, bounced flash. Can't fool the prefessionals



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

Thanks, Mark, Ronny, Ray and Jeff

Reagan



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9184
Country: United States

SSISteve wrote:
Our azaleas are blooming in South Georgia so I decided to take out my Nikon 75-150mm Series E f/3.5 MF lens that I bought for around $80. I bought an adapter to put on my Olympus OM-D and did a few quick shots. I have read alot of good reviews of this lens but haven't had a chance to use it much. It's a fun lens to use and not too bad for under $100.


Welcome Steve,

Lovely images, but just so you'll know, ALL photos shared in the thread MUST be from Nikon MF lenses mounted on Nikon cameras. Please take a minute and read the first post where Curtis lays out the objective. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565

I notice from your profile that you have Nikon cameras, so don't hesitate joining in on the conversation and showing more of your work. We'd love to see more from the South!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2295
Country: United States

Rafael, only plan to occasionally use it, haven't done much with it yet. Interestingly it is exactly the same dimensions as the 50mm 1.4S Auto.

rafaelcasd wrote:
saph wrote:
James, what an impressive collection, very well displayed too!!

Wonder if people here use special cases to seal their lenses.

Here's two items from more than half a century ago:
Nikon 5.8cm 1.4S lens, 1961

Both taken with the Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5, handheld. The coin was with an added PN-11 extension tube.

Samy



Samy, you and I seem to be the only owners of the 5.8CM in this thread, do you use yours?




saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2295
Country: United States

Laura, peek a boo at f2 is very cute And the camera seems the more interesting and handholdable load for the tote bag.

John, very nice panorama, reminds me in spring to try one of Baltimore. And great light for your daughter's portrait.

Jeff, very cool rust shot.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2295
Country: United States

Adding to Leighton's welcome, I had a couple years in Atlanta, but its been a few years now. Saw a bit of Georgia, but I don't believe I went even as far south as Macon, would be great to see that state through Steve's work.

I remember so many flowers blooming in spring in Atlanta that there seemed to be paint running down the streets with a bit of rain.

Samy

leighton w wrote:
SSISteve wrote:
Our azaleas are blooming in South Georgia so I decided to take out my Nikon 75-150mm Series E f/3.5 MF lens that I bought for around $80. I bought an adapter to put on my Olympus OM-D and did a few quick shots. I have read alot of good reviews of this lens but haven't had a chance to use it much. It's a fun lens to use and not too bad for under $100.


Welcome Steve,

Lovely images, but just so you'll know, ALL photos shared in the thread MUST be from Nikon MF lenses mounted on Nikon cameras. Please take a minute and read the first post where Curtis lays out the objective. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565

I notice from your profile that you have Nikon cameras, so don't hesitate joining in on the conversation and showing more of your work. We'd love to see more from the South!



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 700
Country: Poland

montym wrote:
The whole family!
In order of appearance, Rocky, Higgs, Nancy, Margaret and Orcus (the crazy dog)
There is another unseen Montgomery in the picture, but she will not be making an appearance until the end of next month. Margaret is pregnant. THe little girl, who's name I cannot disclose, is getting very active. I felt her moving around in my daughter's belly STRANGE!!!!


Monty


Great news Monty. Congratulations to Margaret and I bet you're looking forward to being a Grandfather. I like the photo, good use of the 16mm. Bit hard to tell but is your darling daughter about to give you the webex salute?



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 700
Country: Poland

rafaelcasd wrote:
My feelings of photographic inadequacy peaked this morning, knowing I would be hard pressed for subjects, I am unable to sublimate icicles, or nubian sheep, we have some adobe missions, but are sorely lacking in marble cathedrals, any ruins of interest are south of the border, and I have not found any baroque or modern impressionistic opera houses.

But one must do the best with what one has, and photograph we must, so I took advantage of the 78 Deg weather and took my most willing subject out, to take a picture of her among a bouquet of flowers.

This was the 85mm 1.8 K, on D3, do we prefer the 1.8 or the 8.0 photo?
no processing in the above images

when I pass, this car will be placed as a marker in a style similar to this wheelbarrow below, this is a heavily processed photo.

Ok, I am happy now, done my damage for the day


Hi Rafael,

Normally I'd say the 1.8 photo to remove the distracting cactus behind the car but at 8.0 the red seems much more vibrant and the car is beautiful enough to draw the eye away from the background so I have to say I prefer 8.0 in this case.

By the way, you may not have icicles to photograph, but you have the sun. I know which I'd rather have...



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

May I share a few from Grindelwald where we spent a week off, just skiing, on sledge runs an sleeping?

4 from the arrival day: quite some snow, and we got to remove the icicles...

The first three are takten with the 105/2.5, the last one with the 35/2. All on D3.

Roland









Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

But then, going to the mountains is all about... mountains!

The avalanche on the last one is considered... well, quite BIG looking, but not that dangerous. As long as you aren't in it, of course.

"Wetterhorn", with 105mm/2.5, 35mm/2.0, 50mm/1.2 on D3.

It's only now I see the quite heavy vignetting of the 35mm... hmm...







Roland



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