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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8581
Country: United States

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, resistance is futile, you will end up with one, especially now that you're dabbling in the world of FX

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!


Hey wait a minute, I LOVE Brussels sprouts!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7174
Country: United States

Kevin and Reagan, amazing shots outside your normal territories



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 7174
Country: United States

Me too, but none of my kids do. And now I can't find my favorite frozen ones, either. Between that, and registration issues at school that aren't letting anyone register for classes even though it was supposed to start at 12:01AM, I'm rather grumpy. Up till 2am trying to register, then awake at 530 to try again.

leighton w wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, resistance is futile, you will end up with one, especially now that you're dabbling in the world of FX

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!


Hey wait a minute, I LOVE Brussels sprouts!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2747
Country: United States

Brussel Sprouts,Kale.Cauliflower
YYuuuucckk!!!

Reagan

Thanks Laura



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2459
Country: Brazil

Ronny _Olsson wrote:








Ronny, this is another classy dog shot; and with a 360/5.6 !!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2459
Country: Brazil

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, resistance is futile, you will end up with one, especially now that you're dabbling in the world of FX

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



Ray, just a little bit of help to convince you , some samples taken with the 400/5.6 ai EDIF

Birds:

Southern Lapwing with juvenile by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + 400mm f/5.6 AI EDIF hand held, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/1600s, ~45% crop.
This young has at most 4 or 5 days old.


BIF:

Southern Crested Caracara in flight with Nikkor 400mm f5/6 AI EDIF by labecoaves, on Flickr
It is difficult, but far from impossible: BIF with manual focusing lenses.
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~40% cropped.


Static subjects:

Lichens and ferns on tree bark by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) EDIF, hand held supported on windowsill. ISO 500, f/8 at 1/160s. The bark was ~8m of distance, ~ 20% cropped.


With tubes and close up filter for extreme macro:

Jumping spider with 400mm f/5.6 + tubes + 500D close up filter by labecoaves, on Flickr
First experiment of using a Canon 500D close up filter with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 EDIF AI + tubes.
The spider has a length of just 9mm. Distance was ~80cm.
D7000 + 120.5mm tubes + 500D + 400mm f/5.6 (set at MFD - 4m). This combo was supported by a tripod and I used a remote cable with mirror lock up. ISO 800, f/16 at 1/60s.

This is a very versatile lens, from infinity to macro work.
I agree with Curtis, the lens is totally hand holdable and for action shots including BIFs the focusing is fast. The 400/5.6 ED non IF is slightly better wide open, but it is heavier and harder to focus due to the long helicoidal.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2459
Country: Brazil

Reagan wrote:
I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan








Reagan, all set is great, but I liked the most this one; excellent!


designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 198
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
designdog wrote:
OK, about ready to bite on a 25-50 4. It is an AI as opposed to an AI-s. Does that matter? I can wait...


Optically they are identical. And it seems you missed my earlier post in which I made that point and directed you to an E-Bay listing for a mint AI-s copy for a very fair price. You might want to scroll back a bit... that is, if you see this message. Good luck.


Saw your earlier post, but the ebay listing was not up to my minimums required for serious interest. (One incomplete photo, second party seller, etc.)

Good news is that I was able to come up with a good AI-s copy. that I will have in a few days. Thanks for your replies!



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1832
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Great shots Jose ++ for #2


Vsco film Portra 800

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3027
Country: Germany

Amazing posts on the last few pages! Will come back later to comment...

Here are a few images from today:


The 20/3.5 Ais (here at f/11 on a D700) can be tricked to create some nice sun-stars...


a stitched pano shot with the 20/3.5 Ais - it looks crooked even after some corrections
the dark band sitting on the horizon is smoke from the ships :-(


Big Bunny is watching you von georgsfoto auf Flickr
...taken from the lighthouse too, same lens, same camera
- the composition could have been better (left part of the railing bending into the upper left corner)

...and finally a special for Samy - the former Villa of the Heinkel-Family:

...shot with the 28/3.5PC - it's really hard for me to use this lens hand-held...
Unfortunately I couldn't find a decent point of view without ugly cars, traffic-signs and so on.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2459
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
Amazing posts on the last few pages! Will come back later to comment...

Here are a few images from today:


The 20/3.5 Ais (here at f/11 on a D700) can be tricked to create some nice sun-stars...



Fantastic! I liked the "grain" too.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4590
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, resistance is futile, you will end up with one, especially now that you're dabbling in the world of FX

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



Ray, just a little bit of help to convince you , some samples taken with the 400/5.6 ai EDIF



BIF:

Southern Crested Caracara in flight with Nikkor 400mm f5/6 AI EDIF by labecoaves, on Flickr
It is difficult, but far from impossible: BIF with manual focusing lenses.
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) , ISO 320, f/8 at 1/1250s, hand held, ~40% cropped.


This is a very versatile lens, from infinity to macro work.
I agree with Curtis, the lens is totally hand holdable and for action shots including BIFs the focusing is fast. The 400/5.6 ED non IF is slightly better wide open, but it is heavier and harder to focus due to the long helicoidal.


Thank you Jose for the great example



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4590
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Amazing posts on the last few pages! Will come back later to comment...

Here are a few images from today:




Big Bunny is watching you von georgsfoto auf Flickr
...taken from the lighthouse too, same lens, same camera
- the composition could have been better (left part of the railing bending into the upper left corner)



I really love the composition just as it is! The rail leads you right to the bunny



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4590
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
Great shots Jose ++ for #2


Very Nice Portraits Ronny!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4590
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Reagan wrote:
I have been playing with Color Efex 4 in the NIK software package for $126 you can't go wrong
I need to watch the videos though
First one is inside the Chapel where the wedding was and taken with the 25-50 ais
second one is with the 25-50 also
Last one is with the 105

Reagan




Reagan, all set is great, but I liked the most this one; excellent!

I have to agree. Reagan and butterflies Now there's a novelty and nicely framed!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3950
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Some more ice cream...




Nice candids Curtis. She is going to have a hard time eating these without any free hands.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2747
Country: United States

Ray,
We also went to Callaway Gardens in Georgia where they have a butterfly habitat
Now I am going to build one for the house my wife says
Since I don't work
It has a little help from Nik's Color Efex 4

Reagan



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3950
Country: United States

agentbird wrote:

Here are a few shots from Kuala Lumpur with the 45mm PC-E:



D800E.


Very nice series agentbird. I really like how you have created a miniaturization effect with the lens. Nicely done.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3950
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Yes, resistance is futile, you will end up with one, especially now that you're dabbling in the world of FX

MDoc9523 wrote:
Samy I have enjoyed your safari photos
The 400mm 5.6 AIS is certainly a wonderful lens. Between Curtis, John and yourself I am finding it very hard to resist seeking out a copy for myself - I must resist!



Ray, just a little bit of help to convince you , some samples taken with the 400/5.6 ai EDIF


Southern Lapwing with juvenile by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + 400mm f/5.6 AI EDIF hand held, ISO 500, f/8 at 1/1600s, ~45% crop.
This young has at most 4 or 5 days old.


Lichens and ferns on tree bark by labecoaves, on Flickr
D7000 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI (narrow tripod collar) EDIF, hand held supported on windowsill. ISO 500, f/8 at 1/160s. The bark was ~8m of distance, ~ 20% cropped.


Very nice Jose. I "long" for one of these 400's as well.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3950
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
georgms wrote:
Amazing posts on the last few pages! Will come back later to comment...

Here are a few images from today:


The 20/3.5 Ais (here at f/11 on a D700) can be tricked to create some nice sun-stars...



Fantastic! I liked the "grain" too.


+1 Georg!



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