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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Some fun on a rainy day. In between down pours I put the 105mm 2.5 P on my D600. I was really surprised how much I like this lens on full frame. It has gone from a lens I was never too fussy about to one I really enjoy using. The only downside is that I wish it focused closer. I guess I now I really understand Curtis and his tubes





Great stuff Ray! You are doing wonderful work with the D600.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Thank you Samy, Curtis and Scott



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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CGrindahl wrote:

Love your close work with the D600 Ray. I'm not surprised that you'd find a new relationship with the 105 not that you're shooting FX. I own four lenses at that focal length, at least in part because I love it so much. Of course, NMFAS which has been much discussed of late, probably had something to do with it...

I visited a friend his morning and saw these flowers as I was leaving. I had to walk to my car to pick up my camera so I could take a few shots. I mounted the 135 f/2 AI-s, first with the PK-13 extension. I later took the tube off. Here are two perspectives of these flowers.






What a sharp and colorful shot - amazing!


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Anyone looking for a bit of reach, there is a 600mm 5.6 Ai on the BS board.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3598
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys, the other dog’s actually Oolong’s elder sister (wife says the eyes are a dead giveaway ).
We borrowed her from her owners for half a day, going to the beach and such (AF only sorry)
She’s a lil’ shy, and took her a bit to warm up to us naturally, foreign environment and alien handlers
But she recognises my wife, so followed the sound of her voice to look at the camera
Treats came later



mike-in-ak
Registered: Jan 09, 2013
Total Posts: 221
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Mike your Aurora Borealis photos are breathtaking. You honor us by sharing them on this thread. That they were taken with the wonderful MF Nikkors we're celebrating here is inspiring. You mention modifying your kit, selling a couple of MF lenses and adding the 20 f/2.8D. I wonder it you can't get where you want to go with the 20 f/2.8 AI-s. I ask selfishly, because the MF lens would permit you to continue sharing these images, but the AF lens doesn't. I imagine you have your reasons. If you're using it for real estate work there may be some appeal to having AF.

Keep em coming Mike...


I have not dug into the optical formula differences if any between the 20mm AIS, AF, and the AF-D. I use speedlights in i-TTL so the AF-D would be the best choice there. I do prefer to use AI, AIS lenses for the cold night work as I don't feel too bad when they frost over at -35°. The 24mm and 28mm and 35mm all have nasty distortion wide open that forces me to give up 2 stops to get pin point stars. Only the Noct is relatively distortion free at ƒ/1.2

I still have boat loads of MF Nikkors but I would be posting fewer Aurora shots.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

I don't even know where to begin with comments, there have been so many good shots! Jose's continuing Pompeii series, Ray rocking the D600 and Mike's beautiful aurora borealis shots were some of the standouts.

–Tony



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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BRAVO. deserves another peek!

mike-in-ak wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Mike, can't get enough of the lights but just my 2 cents. I think they would look better without the borders

Reagan


Some like frames, some don't. Can't please everyone.

Here's one just for you.










NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7906
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VERY CUTE!

mp356 wrote:
Zichar wrote:
Sorry Ben, was busy over the weekend, couldn't put the 45 through the paces
Here's one from Sunday afternoon...

Seeing double



beverage family (CKC_9390) by Zichar, on Flickr



Nicely done Chin. Were there treats just off camera?


kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3137
Country: United States

Some of my early results with the Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8. Most of these are at 5.6.


DSC_7022 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_7028 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_7036 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_7019 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

A bonus shot from the Series E 50mm... Played around with this one. I like how it turned out, what do you all think?


DSC_7044 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
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Really nice shots, Kev, and that last one really looks like a period piece.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Really nice shots, Kev, and that last one really looks like a period piece.

+1 I agree whole heartily!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6230
Country: United States

Thought the weather here in Seattle has been somewhat cooperating, my schedule has not, so I've missed a bunch of shooting opportunities both during the day and night time.

Managed to stuff the 400/5.6 ED AI in my camera bag along with my laptop down at the beach the other day. CPL on and hand held, thus the ISO. Nothing super interesting, but at least it's something!

John



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Thought the weather here in Seattle has been somewhat cooperating, my schedule has not, so I've missed a bunch of shooting opportunities both during the day and night time.

Managed to stuff the 400/5.6 ED AI in my camera bag along with my laptop down at the beach the other day. CPL on and hand held, thus the ISO. Nothing super interesting, but at least it's something!

John

I certainly know that feeling! Glad to see you got out for a little bit at least. I liked this one.

–Tony








kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:


VERY CUTE!

mp356 wrote:
Zichar wrote:
Sorry Ben, was busy over the weekend, couldn't put the 45 through the paces
Here's one from Sunday afternoon...

Seeing double



beverage family (CKC_9390) by Zichar, on Flickr



Nicely done Chin. Were there treats just off camera?

+1 on the cuteness! They look very well behaved.

–Tony


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 930
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Some of my early results with the Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8. Most of these are at 5.6.



DSC_7036 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


A bonus shot from the Series E 50mm... Played around with this one. I like how it turned out, what do you all think?

Nice set Kevin! This one was my favorite. Good job on the processing of the car shot.

–Tony



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4051
Country: South Africa

MDoc9523 wrote:
Some fun on a rainy day. In between down pours I put the 105mm 2.5 P on my D600. I was really surprised how much I like this lens on full frame. It has gone from a lens I was never too fussy about to one I really enjoy using. The only downside is that I wish it focused closer. I guess I now I really understand Curtis and his tubes



Ray these are gorgeous. Are they cropped at all? The iris is excllent and the butterfly superb.


Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4051
Country: South Africa

CGrindahl wrote:

Love your close work with the D600 Ray. I'm not surprised that you'd find a new relationship with the 105 not that you're shooting FX. I own four lenses at that focal length, at least in part because I love it so much. Of course, NMFAS which has been much discussed of late, probably had something to do with it...

I visited a friend his morning and saw these flowers as I was leaving. I had to walk to my car to pick up my camera so I could take a few shots. I mounted the 135 f/2 AI-s, first with the PK-13 extension. I later took the tube off. Here are two perspectives of these flowers.

.


Beautiful image with tube.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4051
Country: South Africa

MDoc9523 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Really nice shots, Kev, and that last one really looks like a period piece.

+1 I agree whole heartily!


+1 Me too!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9778
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Some fun on a rainy day. In between down pours I put the 105mm 2.5 P on my D600. I was really surprised how much I like this lens on full frame. It has gone from a lens I was never too fussy about to one I really enjoy using. The only downside is that I wish it focused closer. I guess I now I really understand Curtis and his tubes




I really like this one Ray. I too found that the 105 FL was like discovering a whole new lens, I just don't seem to get mine mounted enough.



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