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deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1541
Country: China

rankamateur wrote:
Sick of cold weather. Sick of snow and longing for these days again. 50 1.4 AI-S


Awesome shot, Ron.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1541
Country: China

leighton w wrote:
Well it snowed another 5 inches yesterday, I'm getting a little tired of Winter. It just makes chores a little harder. The Chickens definitely don't like snow, you have to go shovel a patio every time before they even come out to eat! All shot with the 28mm f2.8.








Brilliant stuff, Leighton.

The first and last shots are excellent !! I love the bokeh on the last one.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4303
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.


Nice shot, Curtis ... beautifully framed.


+1 Curtis. Wonderful image. Where is the snow?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4303
Country: United States

Peter, very nice lightning image. Impressive to say the least.

Curtis, are we forming a NMFAS Virginia Division?

Great work and banter everyone.

Not much to take images of right now. Waiting for spring. Took this photo the other day.

Caption: Goose on left says to goose on right, "So if were going to live around here we have just got to find some open water!" Taken with the 50 1.4 ais.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7717
Country: United States

goofing around before sleep.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13126
Country: United States

Frankly, I'm amazed that so much of the country is still struggling with winter weather. I recall the old adage from my time in Minnesota, "If March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. If it comes in like a lamb it goes out like lion." I've been seeing nothing but lions here...

Sorry to do this to you but you know who I am and how I like to shoot. The fact the Nikki is here will surely inspire me to head out to places not ordinarily on my agenda, but it won't stop me from the usual walk around the neighborhood looking for.... flowers... And it IS spring in California, so I found them...







rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1424
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
John, perhaps you want to go LONGER with a 600 f/5.6 AI that appears to be in GREAT condition for under two thousand dollars.

Nikon 600 f/5.6 AI ED-IF on E-Bay


I certainly would, but I've had Jose do some test shots for me as well as getting test shots from another owner and this lens just is not very sharp. Hence if I'm going to be $1K+ I might as well go $2K+ and get the 500/4P. At least that's my logic.

- John



Let's get serious John...

Nikon 800 f/5.6 AI on E-Bay

Now you and Jose will have something to talk about...



No No No, get a 400mm 3.5 for 1200 Bucks, get a TC 301 and a TC16a and you will get a 640mm 5.6 and an 800mm 7.0 for $1600 total with these results: (Previously posted)

and the 640mm autofocuses fast (but not far)

800mm


secretary bird 1 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

640mm

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc16a D800 rusty eagle by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 D800 rusty eagle eye crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

You can even get a 2240mm (TC14, TC 200, TC300) with these results, do not like to repeat posts but this discussion is worth many $

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot D3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Neil Armstrong's new home. Nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1424
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Another wow shot Jose. I like the color version better


Beautiful work Jose, wish I could see your panos at full res

Philip. Margot and the 180mm go wonderfully together

Peter, you will get me to stack focus

Curtis, your San Fran shots are getting classic, one only takes true loves on coast highway drives

John, thanks for the 400mm comparisons

Peter, South Africans are great subjects, can't get over your D200 magic, including the lightning

John in VA, welcome to this crazy thread





raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1486
Country: N/A

That's crazy sharp Rafael. Was that moon shot wide open? I stacked two tc-200's and a tc-14b with my 300mm f2.8 and it was not sharp enough for me wide open.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4038
Country: South Africa

CGrindahl wrote:
You're right, of course, Peter. In fact, I've tried it on a couple of occasions but haven't been happy with the result. I'll likely use that technique when I take the lens to San Francisco. At the moment I'm trying to catch my breath. I've shot close to 800 images with Nikki over the last five days and need a break!


800 images - the thought takes my breath away! Wow!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1424
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
That's crazy sharp Rafael. Was that moon shot wide open? I stacked two tc-200's and a tc-14b with my 300mm f2.8 and it was not sharp enough for me wide open.


With the TCs wide open may not work. If my memory works it was f/8 on the lens, focused with live view, asa 800, 1/15 sec, shutter delay and cable release.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4038
Country: South Africa

Curtis, Leighton, Ray, Mark, Ronny, Laura, Dean, Scott, Rafael - thanks very much for the kind comments.

Curtis - the California pics just get better and, as always, the flowers are stunning.

Leighton - you certainly have become a master of snow images and must be really looking forward to next winter Please get it to stop by Sept 1 as we'll be visiting my son and his family in PA for about 12 days.

Scott - I'll never forget an early Disney nature movie which showed ducks and geese landing on a frozen pond. A bit like my snow driving!! Nice photo.

Laura - really vivid colours. Love the photos. Do you have any special settings in this shooting bvank?

Mark - I hope your eye gets better soon. It's no fun at all being a pirate.

Rafael - that's a scary lens stack. Jose, treat it as a challenge!!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9345
Country: United States

Thanks all for the nice comments on the snow pics!

Scott - I like the starkness of your Geese image. It looks colder where you are...yuck.

Laura - The first one made me chuckle, thanks.

Curtis - Don't apologize for these wonderful Spring images, at least some on here can enjoy the warmth! Plus, I like seeing them, they remind me of things to come.

Rafael - That moon shot is one of the best I've ever seen.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7717
Country: United States

And then pick up a V1 for a 2.9 crop factor...

rafaelcasd wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
John, perhaps you want to go LONGER with a 600 f/5.6 AI that appears to be in GREAT condition for under two thousand dollars.

Nikon 600 f/5.6 AI ED-IF on E-Bay


I certainly would, but I've had Jose do some test shots for me as well as getting test shots from another owner and this lens just is not very sharp. Hence if I'm going to be $1K+ I might as well go $2K+ and get the 500/4P. At least that's my logic.

- John



Let's get serious John...

Nikon 800 f/5.6 AI on E-Bay

Now you and Jose will have something to talk about...



No No No, get a 400mm 3.5 for 1200 Bucks, get a TC 301 and a TC16a and you will get a 640mm 5.6 and an 800mm 7.0 for $1600 total with these results: (Previously posted)

and the 640mm autofocuses fast (but not far)



You can even get a 2240mm (TC14, TC 200, TC300) with these results, do not like to repeat posts but this discussion is worth many $

nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot D3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Neil Armstrong's new home. Nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Peter, you need to get out of film mode. Let 'er rip!

Oosty wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
You're right, of course, Peter. In fact, I've tried it on a couple of occasions but haven't been happy with the result. I'll likely use that technique when I take the lens to San Francisco. At the moment I'm trying to catch my breath. I've shot close to 800 images with Nikki over the last five days and need a break!


800 images - the thought takes my breath away! Wow!



Thanks Peter, no special settings, I stopped using the custom profile I had, and went back to standard, and then opened this in CaptureNX 2.

Color Noise Reduction set to Better,

Contrast 10

and then the D3 setting of Adjustments for the final touch.

Corel Photopaint to resample to 1000 longest side, sharpen and unsharp mask, watermark, and done.

Oosty wrote:

Laura - really vivid colours. Love the photos. Do you have any special settings in this shooting bvank?




All good things come in their own time Glad I could make you chuckle in the morning. My husband had that on his desk for quite a while, for some reason he could never keep it full.

leighton w wrote:
Thanks all for the nice comments on the snow pics!

Scott - I like the starkness of your Geese image. It looks colder where you are...yuck.

Laura - The first one made me chuckle, thanks.

Curtis - Don't apologize for these wonderful Spring images, at least some on here can enjoy the warmth! Plus, I like seeing them, they remind me of things to come.

Rafael - That moon shot is one of the best I've ever seen.


And Scott, thanks for the geese shot. I'll have to regale you with my goose story some day...



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

Funny conversation. I will just help you guys to disseminate a little more NMFAS
Rafael have strong points to the 400/3.5 + TCs (I suppose a moded TC20EIII will performs even better than the already exceptional results with TC301).
But Curtis have also suggested a 800/5.6, and I am highly suspect about this lens which accepts very well all teleconverters.
John, think that you could reach easily 1600mm with the 800/5.6


_DTR3317 Moon with 1600mm by labecoaves, on Flickr

New TC20EIII on an old Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AI-S EDIF.
D300, ISO 200, 1/50s at f/22(=11), tripod, MLU during 20 s, cable release.
Spot metering, -0.33 EV.



Candid shot over 100m of distance:



Lazy young guy vs. working hard old man by labecoaves, on Flickr

Lazy young guy vs. working hard old man
Real life test of the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AIS EDIF + TC20EIII (=1600 f/11).
Shot with D7000, tripod, ISO 200 f/16 (=8) at 1/160s. ~ 20% cropped.


and the "obligatory" bird ~25m:


Sayaca Tanager - 1600mm lens by labecoaves, on Flickr

D300 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais + TC20EIII (= 1600mm f/11)+ Tripod. The bird was at ~ 24m. MLU+ cable release, f/16(8), 1/80s, ISO 640.






asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

CGrindahl wrote:
That's one sharp image John... Seems you're having fun.

I did as well, with a day trip taking Nikki along the coast on Highway 1. This was shot with the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd, which is one sweet little lens.


We're looking north toward Stinson Beach with Bolinas above the cliffs on the left.


Gorgeous landscape Curtis. What are your general impressions of the scalloped 24/2.8 NC vs. the ais 24/2.8?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

rankamateur wrote:
Thanks Laura this Nik software is pretty cool stuff. Endless possibilities for sure. I took this the other day with the Leighton lens. 50-135







Ron, what a dreamy atmosphere!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

Oosty wrote:
What a day - gorgeous autumn morning, hot afternoon and a rare thunderstorm this evening. Nothing like Johannesburg but exciting to grab!!

Nothing from me for a while and today I'll bore the pants off you!







Peter, this is simply stunning! Well done!!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

CGrindahl wrote:
Frankly, I'm amazed that so much of the country is still struggling with winter weather. I recall the old adage from my time in Minnesota, "If March comes in like a lion it goes out like a lamb. If it comes in like a lamb it goes out like lion." I've been seeing nothing but lions here...

Sorry to do this to you but you know who I am and how I like to shoot. The fact the Nikki is here will surely inspire me to head out to places not ordinarily on my agenda, but it won't stop me from the usual walk around the neighborhood looking for.... flowers... And it IS spring in California, so I found them...




Curtis, I liked the whole set, but I like dthe most this one.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2621
Country: Brazil

Oosty wrote:
...
Rafael - that's a scary lens stack. Jose, treat it as a challenge!!



Peter, weeks ago when Rafael posted these images I surrended!! No chance to "compete" with those exceptional images.
Right now I am a pacific "amateur archeologist".



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