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pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Another set with the 300mm - seen on my bike commute this evening

300mm f/4.5 ED 1/640s f5.6 ISO 100








Ghost bike in two versions

f/5.6 1/640s ISO 100








f/4.5 1/1000s ISO 100, handheld










pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Let's keep this thread rolling with another 55mm f/1.2 Nikkor-S set, all on my bike commute today. All handheld on D600

f/5.6 1/640s ISO 100







f/8 1/400s ISO 100









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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The final two from today - again the 55mm f/1.2, in color

f/4.0 1/1600s ISO 100







f/2.8 1/4000s ISO 100







3D.Doug
Registered: Aug 11, 2010
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Testing 1, 2. Testing 1, 2. I mean 1.2







actually, it's not bad when focused using f4 either, look at that color and detail:







These were just test shots. It's a 1.2 AIS NOCT The weeds are mine too. It's turning into quite a little ecosphere back there between the chain link fence and the barb wire of the field behind me. lol


CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Congratulations on the NOCT Doug. I don't see it listed in your profile so I'm assuming it is a late addition to your kit. Between the NOCT and the 45 PC-E mounted on your D700, you have something to contribute to this thread if you wish. Once you're done testing with that bad boy you can put it to work. Mihai, our friend in Romania has hip replacement surgery scheduled for the near future, so his NOCT will likely remain in the cabinet for some time. You can be the official representative of that well regarded lens. Welcome.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Wonderful series of images from around town Peter, though the lion and tigers definitely add a touch of the exotic to the set. With the 600 you'll be able to count his eyelashes... The 300 did a more than credible job! Well done all the way around.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks everyone for the nice comments on the flowers.

And I agree with Curtis about your shots Peter.



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
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Nice sets, Peter. The 300mm 4.5 is a fine bike-around lens.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Scott, thanks, I'm happy that you like the blowball-shot.

Sam, the classical buildings are very nicely captured. I like your approach to shoot with a normal lens instead of the usual wide-angle.

Peter, awesome lion-portraits! And I love the first train-shot.

Doug, congrats to your Noct! This is a lens I would really like to try, but right now I have other priorities ;-)



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Just came back from the German Navy, here's a personal picture taken while waiting for the "family-reunion-images" I had to shoot for a paper:

Navy Bling von georgsfoto auf Flickr
German "bling", 180/2.8ED at f/4, I hope the procession is not to punchy for this audience ;-)



leighton w
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Georg, That's a very interesting perspective. Is that a Tuba player?



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Peter, the series from your bike commute is wonderful. Brings up the question, how many lenses do you carry on your commute

Georg, among your many outstanding shots, I'd say "German Bling" is one of my personal favorites. What a great and odd pairing, wondefully done where the foreground has just enough definition to identify the foreground subject but still leaving the emphasis on the ship.



3D.Doug
Registered: Aug 11, 2010
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Thanks much C Grindahl. We spoke once the other day. What's your first name, without me looking it up? :-) Actually I just got the Noct yesterday. Very little time for testing after driving 2 hours away yesterday to pick it up. My profile has changed, I need to edit it. Either a really good guess, or you know your lenses. or I gave you to many clues. lol.

I also have a 135 2.8 AIS, that's minty fresh. What a compact lens. I also have Zeiss mf glass, but this is Nikon.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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pbraymond wrote:
Peter, the series from your bike commute is wonderful. Brings up the question, how many lenses do you carry on your commute


Just two lenses this time. I almost took the 135mm as well, but the bag was overflowing with rain gear and Gatorade and other essentials for the day. Bringing camera gear is not a daily thing, since I can't imagine the rather rough ride would be good for the camera in the long run. The old lenses most likely can handle it. Normally I ride 50-60 minutes between home and work, so stopping to shoot something doesn't happen too frequently.

There isn't much that grabs my attention on the the daily commute route anyway - the train for example is there every day, as it is a stationary restaurant next to a station building that houses upscale stores. It has been decades since the last train picked up a passenger in this city and I'll save me the rant about how our governor killed high speed rail.

Georg, for how long do these ships go out to sea? Was it deployed far from the German shores? Back in the cold war years, the Bundesmarine didn't deploy any ships far from the coast, so there were probably few such arrival and re-unite scenes to photograph. Love the fuzzy brass player. Took me a second look to identify what was in the oof area.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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3D.Doug wrote:
Thanks much C Grindahl. We spoke once the other day. What's your first name, without me looking it up? :-) Actually I just got the Noct yesterday. Very little time for testing after driving 2 hours away yesterday to pick it up. My profile has changed, I need to edit it. Either a really good guess, or you know your lenses. or I gave you to many clues. lol.

I also have a 135 2.8 AIS, that's minty fresh. What a compact lens. I also have Zeiss mf glass, but this is Nikon.


Profiles are very useful for keeping track of such things. If you open mine you'll discover my full name as well as a listing of gear presently in my kit. I encourage folks to make that information available so we can more easily banter back and forth about photography generally and Nikon MF lenses specifically.

I had to refresh my memory Doug and found the PM exchange from a few days ago. Nice that our paths cross once again, this time in my home neighborhood. You will discover a number of participants on this thread who use and enjoy Zeiss glass and shoot with other systems. Zeiss glass is a natural alternative for anyone committed to MF photography, though I've so enjoyed the wide range of options from Nikon that I haven't gotten around to Zeiss yet. Since I'm so deeply immersed in this conversation, which is well past two and a half years old, I may not get there... Time will tell.

Perhaps you'll find yourself on a similar path as our friend Philippe has followed. He loves his Zeiss glass and came to us with two MF Nikkors, the 28 f/2.8 AI-s and 180 f/2.8 AI-s. Over time his kit of Zeiss lenses has diminished while his kit of Nikkors has grown, though slowly, He added a forty year old 85 f/1.8 H.C. AI'd to complement his 85mm Zeiss and the wonderful little gem, the 50 f/1.8 AI-s. You may find yourself doing a bit of experimenting yourself after you've played a bit more with the legendary NOCT and the very serviceable 135 f/2.8 AI-s.

Enjoy yourself and don't hesitate to jump into the conversation. There is a remarkable group of photographers who hang out in this corner of cyberspace. It is easy to make friends here.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Oh my!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3825543889.html

I may see if I can pick this up and either have it converted or find a rare-as-hens-teeth conversion kit for it.

Can't resist at that price!

Too late, someone else who knows their lenses grabbed it already. Two is enough for me, well, it should be anyways.



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

Leighton, Ray and Peter - thanks for your kind comments!

Leighton, yes, it's a tuba.
A view from a slightly greater distance to the tuba-player would have been ideal for a better composition, but the Navy-folks are always worried about press-folks toppling over lines or disturbing the ceremonies, so I was on a short leash ;-)

Peter, the two S-boats were coming home from a 1-year-long deployment in the Mediterranean (UNIFIL-mission).

Here's another personal picture I took this morning, I think armies equipped with such heavy artillery don't need other guns or rockets ;-)

German Brass, D700, 20/3.5 Ais at f/8, mis-focused a bit



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
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jhinkey wrote:
Oh my!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3825543889.html

I may see if I can pick this up and either have it converted or find a rare-as-hens-teeth conversion kit for it.

Can't resist at that price!


Go for it, John I'm still very thankful to you for posting the link to the beautiful 16/3.5 that found it's way into my bag.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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georgms wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Oh my!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3825543889.html

I may see if I can pick this up and either have it converted or find a rare-as-hens-teeth conversion kit for it.

Can't resist at that price!


Go for it, John I'm still very thankful to you for posting the link to the beautiful 16/3.5 that found it's way into my bag.


'cause three of these lenses wouldn't be enough for me . . . .



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
georgms wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Oh my!

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/pho/3825543889.html

I may see if I can pick this up and either have it converted or find a rare-as-hens-teeth conversion kit for it.

Can't resist at that price!


Go for it, John I'm still very thankful to you for posting the link to the beautiful 16/3.5 that found it's way into my bag.


'cause three of these lenses wouldn't be enough for me . . . .


Man, that is a good price! Wish I had the funds...



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