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

pburke wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
These are awesome! I love the K lenses, they are all so nice. Finding AI kits for them these days is super tough though...


I have that lens, but one of the elements rattles around loosely in the barrel probably should just mount it for giggles and see what happens

Butter rankamatuer up, he might be able to tighten it up for you... (I don't know if he does that for people, but I remember him doing a full CLA on a few of his lenses).



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Another couple from the 135mm + tubes. Not sure I need to Ai this lens, I don't think I'll even take these tubes off it.

Last one of the full moon tonight (so called pink moon). There was a partial lunar eclipse tonight (emphasis on partial) - I think about 3% but still noticeable. Shot (despite the EXIF) with the 300mm 4.5 + TC201, not the sharpest combination but the longest reach I have. Guess I need to look for a 400 2.8 or 600 5.6 (and a new job to afford).



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

Too many pages wizzed by in a couple days! Nice capture of the mini-eclipse Mark! I see a bunch of folks have been busy filing down the pre-AI aperture rings. Despite having no experience or confidence at this kind of work, I am tempted to go look for a file and the right size screwdrivers.

I need to work out a dust bunny from the D800 sensor in the meanwhile. Is there a particular method/fluid people here use? The rocket blower is not cutting it on this spot.

Samy



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks John, Scott and Peter.

Ray and Curtis, classy flower shots, as usual;

John, as usual excellent landscapes with t he 400/5.6;

Peter, loved the "lens porn" and the sample shots;

Chuong, nice IR images; have you played with WB and/or curves settings or is this just straight out of the camera?

Kevin, good luck with the ai conversions. The critical step is to know where exacly file off at the left of aperture ring - the table at Pindelski site is the key for that;

Mark, great debut with the 135mm (f/3.5?). Is you new lens the scalloped version? Q or Q.C?





asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

About the Marcus Aurelius Column:

Mihai, the "guy" at the top is Saint Paul.

John, I did not kwon if there is a site with the whole set of images. What I know from the book of Martin Beckmann about the column is that in 1896 a book with photographs of the entire bas-releif sequences was published:
Petersen, E., A. von Domaszewski, and G. Calderini. 1896. Die Marcus-Säule auf Piazza Colonna in Rom. Munich. Unfortunately very difficult to obtain.

One thing is certain: next time at Rome I definitively will reserve one whole day to shot sistematically both columns from at least six different positions: N, NE, NW, S, SE and SW!



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

saph wrote:
Too many pages wizzed by in a couple days! Nice capture of the mini-eclipse Mark! I see a bunch of folks have been busy filing down the pre-AI aperture rings. Despite having no experience or confidence at this kind of work, I am tempted to go look for a file and the right size screwdrivers.

I need to work out a dust bunny from the D800 sensor in the meanwhile. Is there a particular method/fluid people here use? The rocket blower is not cutting it on this spot.

Samy


Samy, Google "Copperhill Method"... I used that on my D7000 when it spit oil onto the sensor like it had a constant cold. Worked perfectly for me. Just be careful, follow their steps exactly.

***Found the link for you: http://www.copperhillimages.com/?pr=tutorials ***

asiostygius wrote:
Kevin, good luck with the ai conversions. The critical step is to know where exacly file off at the left of aperture ring - the table at Pindelski site is the key for that.


I did one better. I found pics of my lenses already converted to use as a guide. Just need to find a good file. I do have a Dremel, auger bits and a drill press stand. That is how most of the guys that offer this as a service do it, might just do it that way. I have a beater lens to try on, so I am good to go I think.



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

Just found out I get to shoot some film this weekend! Haven't shot film since 1989! Shame it will most likely be on my old Pentax P3, seems my Nikon FG is totally dead.



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

Good for you Kevin, you are doing some cool projects.

And thanks for the Copperhill link, I am reading through it. That dust bunny's shows up unfailingly at f/11. Wonder what I will see at f/22?



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

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks John, Scott and Peter.

Ray and Curtis, classy flower shots, as usual;

John, as usual excellent landscapes with t he 400/5.6;

Peter, loved the "lens porn" and the sample shots;

Chuong, nice IR images; have you played with WB and/or curves settings or is this just straight out of the camera?

Kevin, good luck with the ai conversions. The critical step is to know where exacly file off at the left of aperture ring - the table at Pindelski site is the key for that;

Mark, great debut with the 135mm (f/3.5?). Is you new lens the scalloped version? Q or Q.C?





Jose, I played with color balance and exposure.



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

Three pics today.

500 F4P, wide open:






105 2.5 AI, wide open:














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

kwoodard wrote:
Just found out I get to shoot some film this weekend! Haven't shot film since 1989! Shame it will most likely be on my old Pentax P3, seems my Nikon FG is totally dead.


Very cool Kevin, that reminds me I still have 12 exposures left on my Nikon FA



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

saph wrote:
Good for you Kevin, you are doing some cool projects.

And thanks for the Copperhill link, I am reading through it. That dust bunny's shows up unfailingly at f/11. Wonder what I will see at f/22?


Probably looks like a brick! I will see if I can find one of the worst oil splotches I had on my sensor. It was a mixture of grease and oil from the back of the shutter and the extracting arm. I used 11 passes and 9 strips to clean it off. But I did get it off!



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

Curtis and Ray, great flowers.

John, great scenics with that 400 5.6

Mark, cool new lens and those caps should be easy to find.

Peter (WI), terrific images of that supersonic jet! And what a perspective of the B29 nose cone.

Peter (SA), cool 5cm f2 lens. I think Rafael also has one of those. And looks like it did a great job on the boat images.

Samy



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

Peter (WI), those stormy sky images were something. I liked best the one with the windmills in the distance under the giant clouds. Gives a perspective on whatever scale human beings build on, its still miniscule against nature.

Mihai, great portraiture with the 105 2.5P, that lens has me intrigued.

Ray (FL), the dioramas at the Ringling museum were very interesting and well done with the 35 on those!

James, super shot of the eye of the needle.

Georg, that B&W image of the structure in the middle of the woods is well done! And what a vestige of a tough past - the watchtower.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Three pics today.

500 F4P, wide open:






105 2.5 AI, wide open:














Samy, nice colorful series. That rabbit looks very stately.


Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2924
Country: United States

50mm 1.2 AIS

Color or B&W ? Which do you prefer?













Big version here: http://ag2si.com/showphoto.php?photoid=28565


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
50mm 1.2 AIS

Color or B&W ? Which do you prefer?








Jorge, both are nice but I like the rich tones in the b&w.
Scott


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

Three Towers (two on the church and the Kodak tower in the distance). A poor-mans pano (single shot with the side cropped). Taken with the 28 2.8 ais.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8396
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Three pics today.

500 F4P, wide open:








Stop it with the 500/4P will ya!!


m1mgd00
Registered: Aug 05, 2010
Total Posts: 118
Country: United States

Here are a few "cityscapes" on the way home from work tonight. These are with the 28-50 on the D800.









And just having some fun with panning:



Mike



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