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

A snap from the old village church:

D3s at ISO6400 (and still underexposed), 20/3.5 Ais at f/4

...and finally a snap from the university

first class bike lock, 55/1.2 Ai wide open



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

georgms wrote:


...and finally a snap from the university

first class bike lock, 55/1.2 Ai wide open


This looks a lot like the bike rack outside my office building Very international subject.



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

Ray - Love the Owl shot, nice light.

Georg - What a shame that someone went to all that trouble to steal a bike.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks!!
Great shot Ray and Georg



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

pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:


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This looks a lot like the bike rack outside my office building Very international subject.



I've missed the last few pages.

Congratulations on the last blog post Leighton. Well done.

Georg - your exhibition series blew me away. And now these recent black and whites are amazing. You've inspired me to pull out the 55mm f1.2. Amazing work Georg.

Ben



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

Peter and Leighton, bike-thievery is a big theme here (and elsewhere too). Really good locks won't keep the thieves away, at least when the locks aren't properly used. I've shot this because I saw some minutes before a campaign promoting my hometown as bike-friendly city ;-)

Ronny, tack så mycket!

Ben, thank you! I'm really glad you like the exhibition-shots and the recent B&W's. The PC 85/2.8D is so much fun already, I better don't even think about touching a PC-E24 or PC-E45 ;-)



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Two more images from the cobweb:



Love this Georg! Looks like a chandelier!



ifaynshteyn
Registered: Aug 17, 2010
Total Posts: 546
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:


...and finally a snap from the university

first class bike lock, 55/1.2 Ai wide open


This looks a lot like the bike rack outside my office building Very international subject.

Good to see I'm not the only one who enjoys photographing bicycles. I've got an entire gallery of bicycle abstracts! That aside, this is a wonderful capture!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/640s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/800s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2500s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100











pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

Then I found a bike store in my little suburb - amazing it can survive with about a dozen really large bicycle stores in Madison. Lovely small shop in a 100 year old building.

Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2000s f/4 ISO 800







Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/125s f/4 ISO 100







Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/60s f/4 ISO 100







after this I grabbed the 55mm...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

bike shop with bullet holes in the front window...

55mm f/1.2 1/60s f/2 ISO 100







Gallery next door also believes in neon to lure customers

55mm f/1.2 1/320s f/2 ISO 100







MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Lovely series Peter. Those cows are very popular here in Switzerland (as are the real things). Front page of the paper yesterday is how the bad weather has driven down milk production 6% this year. Only in New Zealand and Switzerland do I think that would make front page news. Love the Neon shots, less keen on the bullet holes as a rule but it makes a powerful image of course and well captured.



wshoc840
Registered: Oct 24, 2012
Total Posts: 41
Country: United States

A couple with the 50mm 1.4 and the 135 2.8



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Some shots from a day trip to Technorama, the Swiss Science and technology museum, with my son. All taken with the 105mm f2.5. It's not so easy to get lots of photos plus stop a 21 month old child from getting into trouble with all the hands on experiments about but got a few shots.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/640s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/800s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2500s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100











I love this set. There is something about the 135Q that I love over most of the other 135's out there. The colors and contrast, I feel, are superb. Lens handling is top notch too, built like a precision tank. My copy is well used, but I think it creates the sharpest images I can create with my kit. It's tough to use on my D7000, dot conformation has too much play unless its on a tube.

Nice sets with the ole Q. What does your serial start with? Mine is an early 71 also I believe.

Oh! Almost forgot. Nothing wrong with your mount. Mine is tight also and appears to go farther to remove too. I tried a mint sample at the LCS (local camera shop) and it was tight and "off" too.


Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

There are a lot of great dog photos on the thread so I thought I'd post a few pics of "sea dogs."



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

Jeff, last one looks bashful. Nice set.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Thanks Kevin. I enjoyed them all, but that little guy in the last shot was my favorite.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Mark - very nice images from the science museum. Don't worry if your son breaks anything, that's how the inventors learned

Ray - the B&W is very moody and I liked the original.

Ray, Leighton, Georg, Scott, Rafael - thanks

Ronny - that dog of yours should be a movie star. Great shots.

Georg - the spider's web and the bike images are terrific

Bill - very nice series

Ray - love the owls although he/she looks like he had a rough night

Peter - the Q looks like a really good performer with the D600 bouncer



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

pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100








Good to know the D600 can take a fall and survive! I really like the processing on this image and the car seems to fit right in with the diner.


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