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

mp356 wrote:
Mishu01 wrote:
Some night work in a rainy Bucharest with Noct 58/1.2. Taken from a hotel balcony a few weeks ago.



Mahai, wonderful set! I really like this one. Very nice scene.


Thanks Scott!

kwoodard wrote:
Mishu01 wrote:

Kevin, good to hear that you visited Bucharest. When did that happen?

I was there in 1989. We were there for a night and day, then moved on to the next city. Long trip, but well worth it.


WOW! That was right before the Romanian Revolution! What a year was that!



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

Peter and Samy, thank you for the comments.

Peter, maybe your flowers started as seedlings NORTH of the equator.

Ben, nice bus stop images. I like the shadow cast on the ground.

Paul, the aircraft images and Mt Whitney are very nice.

Ray (OH), that is one nasty goose! Just hope he does not decide to come after photographers.

Philip, nice work with the 28 2.8 ais.



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4717
Country: United States

I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
I still love the 16mm

(It's a D800)

Monty



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Curtis On the D7000 and the D600 you set the minimum ISO and the maximum ISO and the min shutter speed and the camera chooses the ISO. I almost always shoot in auto iso. The only problem I have ever had is when I forget to change the speed based on the different focal length. For the 300 4.5 I usually choose 1/1000 but the 24mm I may only set at 1/100.


Curtis, good suggestion on the manual mode. Seems like the best option to allow camera automation to follow the photographers wishes. For Kevin, and Ray, I now see my problem. I have my autoISO set at "Auto" where it uses the focal length from CPU lenses to change the minimum shutter speed (so that the minimum speed shifts based on the focal length I am shooting). With non-CPU lenses, the minimum shutter speed defaults to 1/30.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1940
Country: United States

Mihai, the Bucharest series is awesome. I've always wanted to shoot rainy night scenes and process them to look like that.

Kevin, think lighter, even with DSLR's. While nothing is as light as X100's, I would say that some of the entry level DSLR's are truly lightweight, and you can add small light primes as well. I can see a D3200 and 35 f1.8 as being a good lightweight combo. Nothing wring with the X100 either as long as you are comfortable with the limitations of a single focal length, non-DSLR autofocus performance. If it was not so expensive I'd have on in addition to my DSLR setup. For me, my current weight/IQ compromise is an m43 body with a 40mm f1.7 equivalent lens. If I really have to go small and light it's a P&S. Whatever you choose, feel better soon.

mp356 wrote:
Ray (OH), that is one nasty goose! Just hope he does not decide to come after photographers.

I might go back tomorrow morning with a tripod and work that willow a little bit. I hope I don't find out.

Samy, the tulips with the 500P is tremendous. Great composition, and that's bokeh!!

Oosty wrote:
Ray O - it's very easy. Only the aperture ring needs work and most seem to unscrew quite easily. I was too enthusiatic with my first two and worked on the back of the lens also which with modern cameras is not necessary.

Peter, sure "looks" and "sounds" easy. I may just go for a bargain grade non-AI from KEH to give it a shot.



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

saph wrote:
Three pics today.

500 F4P, wide open:









Terrific capture Samy. I liked the flowers with the 105/2.5 too.


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

montym wrote:
I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
I still love the 16mm

(It's a D800)

Monty



Hi Monty. Great to hear from you and to see "little" Higgs. The boy has got some hair!



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

pburke wrote:
From Mount Whitney - all 20mm f3.5 AI on D600. Love the size and weight of the lens for excursions like this. The 14mm stayed in the car that trip.

f/8 1/250s iso 100 polarizer








Jaw dropping set with the 20/3.5 + polarizer. All excellent, but I liked the most this one.


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

pbraymond wrote:
One from this morning just before work.







Ray, at the same time a fantastic and funny capture!


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

Mihai, stunning Bucharest night series!

Mike, excellent set with the 28-50/3.5;

Monty, welcome back - lovely "hairy particle" shot



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

Today I was experimenting the Nikkor 85mm f/2 with the 4T close up lens:


Flower bud + "hairy" leaves.


Flower bud with Nikkor 85/2 ai + 4T close up lens by labecoaves, on Flickr

This is a 2-shots focus stacking image, since the DOF was so thin.
D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI + 4T close up lens (1.9 diopters) hand held - burst mode, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/250s. ~15% cropped.

This bud (pink petals) has just ~1 inch of lenght.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

Kevin:

Just sold my X100, but I will put in a good word for the X Pro1. Great image quality, light, and you can use your Nikon lenses! Good in the hand.

I have the XP1 and a D700, and cannot tell the difference in IQ. My problem is my weakness for having the latest and greatest. I will wind up trading both cameras in for a D800, even though having both is no doubt better for me.

The XP1 and the Fuji 35mm, with a wrist strap, is a wonderful travel, walk around setup...



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

montym wrote:
I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
I still love the 16mm

(It's a D800)

Monty


Ahhh . . . . some Monty + Higgs hits the right spot!

Great to see you around Monty.

- John



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

A few from a quick 15 minutes this afternoon with the 45/2.8P down at a pretty darned low tide around noon. I also had my CV 90/3.5 with me, but those images are posted elsewhere . . .

John



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2484
Country: United States

I heard there was a Monty Sighting.

Out at the Friday cruising Grand (Street). This goes on every Friday until fall, 4 miles from home. Wanted to do something different so I took the 180mm 2.8 ai with the TC16a. Good combo up close, a little iffy farther away.

It does focus wonderfully though. Here is a few samples. (Who here actually took a date to a drive-in and had a server on roller skates place your burger in the car window? )


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The crop


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The sun shining strongly on the truck

nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 fully F100 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A Grill


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 shiny by Rafael CA, on Flickr

An emblem


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 fully open by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 192
Country: Italy

montym wrote:
I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
Monty


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2812#11512809

Welcome back Monty, nice to hear about you and see Higgs again, very nice picture.



Jorgen Udvang
Registered: Aug 01, 2005
Total Posts: 2466
Country: Thailand

D700 with 105mm f/1.8 AIS @ f/2.8





bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Mihai - WOW - like Ray said - that night set is "awesome"

ben


the Mickelvich files - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



saturday - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

Rafael - great sunstar on the Ford f 100. Beautiful bokeh effect on that last one, the hood ornament too.

ben



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

Kevin - I also have a very dodgy 69 yr old neck and solve the problem by putting the camera strap over my shoulder. If I have a heavy lens I'll carry the lens in my hand to avoid damage to the lens mount. If on a mono-, or tri -, pod I carry over my shoulder as if it's a rifle.



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