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asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2611
Country: Brazil

Wow Mark, terrific panos, beautiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7679
Country: United States

Major bummer on being so laid up this winter, Mark. I guess one good advantage to the patch right now is that you don't have to squint your left eye shut to shoot. Hopefully the eye injury isn't too severe. Lovely panoramas. Trying to figure out what I'm going to go shoot with this tonight, maybe get some shots of aircraft, before the storm hits tomorrow night.

MarkdV wrote:

Amen to that Scott. Not being able to ski this year has meant that winter has sure dragged. Today was the start of the second half of the rugby season and I planned o have some great shots with the 300mm f/4.5 but had a stupid accident which meant all day spent having my eye checked out by various specialists. Lucking my left eye so I can still use my right, but now have an eye patch and all the kids think I'm a pirate.

Thanks for everyone that likes the shots from Flumserburg, here's a panorama shot (One of my first attempts) using Hugin for mac. This is from Toggenburg. The pointy mountains on the left are the dragons back, this is where the last dragon in Switzerland was slain as he was terrorizing the little people who lived under the mountain at Toggenburg. The shot is looking west along the valley away from Liechtenstein.





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7679
Country: United States

Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2403
Country: Sweden

Thanks..
Great lens Laura
Great shot samy and Mark
Samy : believe the species is in swedish "Storskarv "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Cormorant



montym
Registered: Jul 19, 2003
Total Posts: 4711
Country: United States

An old friend stopped over this afternoon. Somehow he was given a camera bag with a bunch of gear. He passed it on to me. The only thing that caught my eye was a 50mm f/1.4 Nikon lens. Looks like it is an oldie, from http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

50/1.4 S Auto NKJ LMIJ 5- 5 screws, wider focus ring, Ai kit 7 532011 532070 - 635350 103340 Jan 67 - 1968

It's not an Ai but it is in kinda nice shape. THe rear glass is filthy. THe front glass looks good. I don't see any internal mold or dust.

The most interesting things are the filter and the lens cap. The lens cap has metal "plungers" THe filter mas a METAL ring. I have never seen either... THe filter, other than being VERY dirty, looks ok.

I don't know what I'll do with it. Just thought I share my find.

Monty



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2611
Country: Brazil

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!




I think if you have any of the TCs it is worth to experiment:

TC14B or mod TC14E = 420/4;
TC16A = 480/4.5;
mod TC17E = 510/4.8;
TC301 or mod TC20EIII = 600/5.6

Combined with your V1 you will get a truly heavy artillery



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 851
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Thanks Jose. I've not made it to anything longer than 400, yet I bet that 800 of yours is a real beastie!

asiostygius wrote:
Wow Mark, terrific panos, beuatiful scenarios.

Laura, congrats on your new lens (gun)!



Laura the sharpest lens I have ever owned was the 300. Bought one at a pawn shop and it was beat all to living he**. Despite it's cosmetic shortcomings, a major blob of something in the middle of the 2nd element you could darn near cut glass with the photos it took. It came with a Tamron 1.4 and 2.0 and even with the 2.0 it still took decent shots. It was so damn ugly I just decided to get rid of it and have been sorry I did.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1532
Country: China

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks Dean (yes, I visited the Napoli Museum, but no bag was allowed, only a camera + one lens, so I used my 24-120/4 VR (shame on me! ), Scott, Samy, Ray, Ronny and Leighton (I would like too to be there at the "magic hours", but at February the town is open just between 9am to 5pm), for the comments.


Almost the end of Pompeii series, some more from the Forum where there are the remnants of the Temple of Jupiter:

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1000s. ~15% cropped. I used here a polarizer filter effect at PP, perhaps overdone.

Detail of the top of the tallest (more intact) column at the Temple of Jupiter:

D7000 + TC16A + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai's [= 136mm f/2.8] hand held, ISO 320, f5.6 at 1/2500s. ~35% cropped.

A closer view of Jupiter's head at his temple:

D7000 + TC16A + Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 K ai's [= 136mm f/2.8] hand held, ISO 320, f2.8 at 1/2500s. ~20% cropped.
I think this is another example showing that this old lens even wide open + TC is no slouch.


Very nice, Jose. Keep them coming. What an amazing place to be, especially with Vesuvius lurking in the distance it would be like being transported back in time. Looking forward to Herculaneum. I hear it's a more compact and better preserved site.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1532
Country: China

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, there has been some infection going on... I send one lens out, and another one comes in.



Laura, that's a beast !! Congrats.




deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1532
Country: China

Few street shots for Leighton


DSC_6009 by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f/1.2 Ai-S


DSC_5679.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f2.8 Ai-S


DSC_6000 by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f/1.2 Ai-S

And a few cable car shots for Curtis


DSC_5765.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f/2.8 Ai-S


DSC_5774.180mm by deang0001, on Flickr
180mm f/2.8 Ai-S ... off to the hair clinic


DSC_5728.50mm by deang0001, on Flickr
50mm f1.2 Ai-S



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

Thought I'd try my hand with some MF lenses at a BB game...

200mm f4.0 AI or 28 f2.8 AIS with D700

Turns out when you are not absolutely in the thick of the action it's not impossible to use MF with some prefocusing and follow focusing. Also, at that distance the DOF at f4 has some forgiveness, I mainly judged by eye since during action since I did not want to look away from the screen to check the green dot in the viewfinder.

Not as artistic as some of the recent posts from everyone here, but thought I'd share anyway. Something different.

Ray



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
I seem to be on a buying spree as I just bough Chuong's 20/3.5 and Don's 45/2.8 AI-P

Still missing that 500/4 AI-P, but that'll be a big decision to make and some glass will have to be sold for that to happen (and my wife equally treated in kind in some way)


I'm sure you haven't missed the pristine copy now on the Buy and Sell board... and yes, that is a real commitment, but for a stellar lens...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

Love the cable car shots Dean. I hope to reciprocate one of these days. At the moment I'm exhausted from a day of shooting with Nikki. I may have to take a vacation...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

Thats a beautiful lens Laura. With your love of shooting airplanes love is always better. And if I'm not mistaken, the TC-201 will work with the lens as well. I've mounted it on the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF and it performed beautifully. Have fun!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5081
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
Thought I'd try my hand with some MF lenses at a BB game...

200mm f4.0 AI or 28 f2.8 AIS with D700

Turns out when you are not absolutely in the thick of the action it's not impossible to use MF with some prefocusing and follow focusing. Also, at that distance the DOF at f4 has some forgiveness, I mainly judged by eye since during action since I did not want to look away from the screen to check the green dot in the viewfinder.

Not as artistic as some of the recent posts from everyone here, but thought I'd share anyway. Something different.

Ray

Great shots Ray. Well done following the motion!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1395
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:

mike-in-ak wrote:
Sorry I'm late to this conversation but thought I would add that I cheated with my D300 / D700 and installed a third party split prism focus screen to aid in focusing as I find using the "dot" annoying and it is a carry over from my F body. My question for Nikon is why did you limit the non-CPU lens entries to only 9? I got way more than that.


I know what you mean, maybe someone can come up with a hack to fix this.


Everyone on this thread that responds to this 9 lens limit probably has a bad case of NMFAS, or if not, will soon.


I too lament the 9 lens limit - it would have been trivial to make it 50 or some huge number like that!
They probably just want us to buy new shiny AF lenses instead . . .


100 would be more like it, they should make a D800M, manual focus only, no AF modules or motors, replaceable screens, should accept F/F2 screens.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

A downpayment on today's work with Nikki. As one would expect, at least part of the visit would involve San Francisco Bay, vistas of San Francisco and a fresh look at the Golden Gate bridge. That all happened today. Here is a panorama, four shots, hand held taken from the vista point on the northern edge of the bridge. I've never visited that location before. This is 1600 pixels wide but is a relatively small file so hopefully no one will experience too much pain...


This is where I live folks... I'm one lucky fellow.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

And here is approximately the same vista but taken with the 35 f/2 O AI'd with Nikki in the foreground. I think she likes the Bay area Ben...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13090
Country: United States

And one more of Nikki checking out the Golden Gate bridge... also shot with the 35 f/2 O AI'd, which is a very sweet lens beautifully made.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1395
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
I picked this 35mm F2 O up yesterday from the original owner who is in his 80's. He said he probably used it 10 times before he had it AI converted along with his 55 1.2 After it was converted he remembered using it twice. He much preferred the 55 which had a fair amount of wear but the glass on it too was pristine. The 35 was in a little leather case and that is where it has sat. I already have the 35 -O and the 35 F2 AI-S and I see little difference in them. I took the shots with the AI-S version. I might just keep it but I will probably stick it on the B&S before long.


Ron, I have the 35mm 2.0 ais and your non-ai is far prettier. The 28mm 3.5 is a great find in this shape.

Jose, the 'bullet' holes in Pompei's walls are most impressive, no wonder the Roman empire grew so large.

Jeff, is that San Jacinto at the end of the desert road? with Santa Rosa on the left? Love the perspective of the 180mm on this road.

Tony and Kevin (and Curtis), Crack addicts do not worry about money, neither should we.

Chuong, great house fisheye, let the horizon be creatively tilted regardless of Leighton's built in spirit bubble level.

Ray, great D600 shots

Tony, nice Nikki Corona images

Mark, great teleferico shot, I thought it tilted but then found the horizon at the top of the tram cars.

Curtis, good work with Nikki, love the bay, my second home

John, thanks for the 400mm comparisons

Great eye Ronny

Dean, great street eye

Ray, excellent use of the 200, 4.0



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