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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

boats from Cassis and the Calanques :



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Great work everyone and thanks for the comments.

Our internet has been down for most of the last three days and I'm not sure how long it'll stay up now. Thus the reason for so few pages since my last post.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Just a few more from the market.


80-200/4.5 AI by Leighton W, on Flickr


80-200/4.5 AI by Leighton W, on Flickr


80-200/4.5 AI by Leighton W, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Today the Amgen California tour left for Palomar mountan from Escondido, I suppose they are coming back in a few hours, it is 93F, this seems almost super-human to me. Ride around 80+ miles up to 2500 meters elevation in 90+ heat.

Did not know what to expect, took the 35-200mm, another unloved lens, with the D800. This lens is a competent cheap sunny day walk around lens, although it is easity damaged/misaligned, got to test it before buying, it used to be $800 new in the 80s. The spaces were much tighter than I thought. The 25-50, a 20, or a fisheye, would have been better choices. Good thing I do this for fun, not money, I would be starving.


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido 146 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido 146 crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido 146 Rider list by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido Zipp by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido Fornt Row by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35-200mm ais D800 Amgen tour California Escondido Mid Row by Rafael CA, on Flickr



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

great shots from the bike race - without Monty, we need more bike shots!



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

love those engine room panos Georg

ben


nikki pano - nikon 85mm f1.8HC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Centrepoint Tower - nikon 85mm f1.8HC by benmorgan28, on Flickr



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

bruni wrote:

Centrepoint Tower - nikon 85mm f1.8HC by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Ben, love the perspective of this one. Well seen!



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

Nice images everyone.

Dean, the cemetery carvings are very nice .

Philippe, I am really enjoying your marine series. Nice looking boats and colors.

Leighton, those strawberries look mouthwatering. Too bad about the internet service. Is it related to the rain you had?

Jose, very nice image with the 800 of the Great Kiskadee.

Chuong, the image of the bird with the 300 2.8 has a very nice detail and background.

Ronny, I like the horse portrait.

Rafael, very nice images of the bike race.



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

pburke wrote:
great shots from the bike race - without Monty, we need more bike shots!



We need to convince Philippe to take a few snaps when the Tour De France goes through his neck of the woods this year.



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

Visited Letchworth State Park this weekend. We just had some heavy rain the day before making for some nice water flow.
Scott



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Curtis, more nice pictures from the car meeting. And a great story about the 1950 Mercury. I remember the picture from your Acura - indeed a classy designed car.

Ronny, as usual beautiful work with the 135/2 and 180/2.8! I've shot some horses today too, but used an AF-lens to keep up with the action. Your focusing skills are excellent.

Samy, nice to see another frequent user of the 28/3.5 PC! I like your work with it a lot - especially the very first shot and the last image from the pump station (it looks like a chapel, today's pump-stations will probably look like a concrete/tin-clump).

"Ufdlim" - the 105/1.8 Ais is a very nice handling lens and a good performer. Right now I have 10 lenses with Nikon mount from 85-105mm and the 105/1.8 is (together with the 85/1.4 AF-D) my first pick as a portrait-lens. Philip and Curtis posted already some very nice examples and useful hints - just to add another point: the built-in lens hood is a bit short and flare can be a problem under certain light.

Philippe, love your set from the port! The kayak-shot is excellent.

Leighton, sorry to hear about your internet. Nice work at the farmers market!

Rafael, wow, the 35-200 performs really nice in your hands!

Ben, the "Centrepoint-Tower" is really cool captured! Very well seen.

Scott, I like your set from the State Park a lot, especially the first two shots. The framing of the window suits my taste just fine ;-)
And the 28mm-waterfall-image is beautifully framed too. The flow of the water works great (looks like 1/4 sec shutter-speed or so).



Thanks for the comments on the stools (relicts from a communist past) and the engine-room!




georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Found an old shot taken with the 35/2 OC:


D700 at ISO200, 35/2 OC at f/8, 13sec - I like the lines/curves somehow.



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

Thank you fpr the comments Georg. I am not sure why the exif for that image shows 1/4 second. It was a much longer exposure, I would say around 1.5 seconds. I had a ND filter on to slow the shutter speed.

I like your time exposure. Looks like a racetrack.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Scott, thanks - the 1/4sec was just a (wrong) guess. I was curious about the shutter-speed and looked into the exif, but the shutter-speed was not displayed ;-)



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Two images taken today with the 105/1.8 Ais - subject is a somehow "grown church", built out of willow wickers/rods. The tent/tarp was not part of the initial blueprint.
The surrounding (kiosk, lamp-posts) makes a clean shot difficult to say the least.




8 vertical shots with the 105/1.8 stitched

I just have my monthly color-crisis - some colors, especially the fresh green-tones and some red-tones seem to be out of whack.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

Although I often toy with the idea of selling all my Nikon's and going fully film, my wife usually talks reason back into my head.

Good thing she does, as the shot below from the D700+105/2.5 wouldn't be nearly as quick & easy on a Leica or Pentax 67 as it was with MF Nikkors:

A sleepy little bear worn out from hard play.



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

Lots of good shooting going on too. Even with my heavy focus of shooting film big and small, I always like to come back to this thread and see what everyone is doing.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

Thanks Samy, Ronny, Georg and Scott for the comments.

Dean, loved the cemetry set;

Peter B, as usual great mountain shots;

Chuong, lovely wren (?) with the 420/4 MF!

Samy, great pictures with the 28 PC;

Rafael, loved the bike set;

Phillipe, beautiful boat sets;

Leighton, liked your 80-200/4.5 images;

Scott, beautifull collection of images from Letchworth Park;

Georg, great B&W nigh "autobahn" (?) or just a "Straße"?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3288
Country: Brazil

Just before bed, nothing special; this is one of the first experiments with the scalloped 50/2 HC + extension tube. The fruit is just ~1 cm in diameter. The 6 blades are evident in the bokeh at the left.


Nikkor-H.C 50mm f/2 + PK13A tube test by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + PK-13A (27.5mm) + Nikkor-H.C 50mm f/2 ai´d hand held, ISO 640, f/2.8 at 1/400s. ~35% crop.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Went back for the end of the race. Took the 25-50mm, it is one class above the 35-200 on the D800. This is totally impressive, these cyclists just ended a 100 mile race up and down an 8000 foot mountain, the two winners were only 20 seconds ahead of the pack and everybody else was in the same pack within 40 seconds of each other, this was an international world class race but I expected more separation that a single minute after 6 hours of grueling racing, my hat off.

The distance was now larger on the incoming road and the crowd was much bigger, I was humbled by my lack of ability to take a really good photo of the race end, has nothing to do with the equipment, or focusing, but with technique I am not familiar with.

Without further ado.


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Like I said the 25-50mm is in a class of its own
100% crop

nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido Crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido Large Screen by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido winners by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A crop pf the wide angle above at ISO 1100


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido winners crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido winners closer by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido back of the pack by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 25-50mm 4.0 D800 Amgen Tour of California Escondido post race by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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