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

Thanks for the bubble wrap pointer, Laura. I do have plans to add a lenscoat to the 600mm as soon as I have it here to measure the front diameter, so I can include the proper lens hoodie. It was processed through the Madison Postal facility this morning, so it should be on the truck...

The last big ships I was able to photograph were on Lake Superior, while here in the middle of the state, the boats are much smaller. A 600mm would have been much better for the photo below, but I only had a 135mm with me.

D600 with Nikkor-Q 135mm, handheld with polarizer. EXIF tells me Aperture-priority AE, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, Compensation: -1/3







100% crop - this is the same lake I took ice photos on less than 6 weeks ago...










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

Some architecture shots with the old 135mm f/2.8 - all along my bike commute, just like the boats above

Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, polarizer, handheld, custom red filter conversion







looking down the lake front (big dollar apartment buildings), our chancellor has the top left corner penthouse on that shiny corrugated aluminum tower which really creates moire once scaled down

Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, Compensation: -1/3 polarizer, handheld, custom yellow filter conversion









towards the capitol, but hidden, red filter again

Auto exposure, Aperture-priority AE, 1/250 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, Compensation: -1/3 polarizer, handheld, custom red filter conversion










jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Managed to get out last night for an hour or so since the weather was interesting.

Only Nikkors I had were the 400/5.6, 45/2.8P, and 16/3.5.

Guess which one this is



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

John, love your moody Puget Sound shot! I like how the clouds are hanging low in front of the mountains.



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

Peter, I like the second B&W-shot a lot. Very nice conversion and a (to me) appealing framing.



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

Laura, thanks for your comments!
The N90s (F90x over here) is a very capable camera, underrated for sure (the second-hand market prices are a joke, sometimes these are sold for 29 or 39 Euros). I had two of these for a while (still have one) and while they feel a bit plasticky, they work like horses, not ponies ;-)
D76 is for sure a good choice as developer for HP5plus.



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

After some soccer in pouring rain I had to shoot a track-meeting today. Time for a little bit of fun with the PC 85/2.8D...
Except for shot #1 these are not cropped. Played with a Fuji Superia 400-preset in ColorEfex to get an old-time-look


D700, PC 85/2.8D tilted, wide open, effective aperture f/3.8

The shot above was my starting point, wasn't happy with the background and moved to a different location:

This one is all too tightly framed, but I like the concentrated look - D3s, PC 85/2.8D wide open too


Playing with the wet location - somehow I like abstracts like this ;-)



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

Georg great work with the 85 PC, the first one is so lovely and the last one is very nicely done too. I'm a big fan of your pictures, please keep'em coming !

Peter # 1 b/w does it for me!



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

back to black & white
50 1.8 ais :



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

Great shot phillippe Georg and Jim
Peter nice b/w


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

A few more from the 400/5.6 ED AI. I did not have my big tripod with me so I was struggling with shutter speed, subject motion, and vibration, but I pulled a few good images out of the evening.



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

With all the 135-Q shots lately, decided to bust mine out of the bag... Couple of shots with the PK13...


_DSC8425 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC8433 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2488
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
After some soccer in pouring rain I had to shoot a track-meeting today. Time for a little bit of fun with the PC 85/2.8D...
Except for shot #1 these are not cropped. Played with a Fuji Superia 400-preset in ColorEfex to get an old-time-look

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Playing with the wet location - somehow I like abstracts like this ;-)


Masterful Georg, Just Masterful......



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

georgms wrote:
After some soccer in pouring rain I had to shoot a track-meeting today. Time for a little bit of fun with the PC 85/2.8D...
Except for shot #1 these are not cropped. Played with a Fuji Superia 400-preset in ColorEfex to get an old-time-look


D700, PC 85/2.8D tilted, wide open, effective aperture f/3.8

The shot above was my starting point, wasn't happy with the background and moved to a different location:

This one is all too tightly framed, but I like the concentrated look - D3s, PC 85/2.8D wide open too


Playing with the wet location - somehow I like abstracts like this ;-)


Wow, these are great! The abstract is my favorite.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2488
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
With all the 135-Q shots lately, decided to bust mine out of the bag... Couple of shots with the PK13...


Kevin, invredible and misterious bloom on your first photo.

John, great colors of dusk.

My contribution of the day, nothing really good, my muse is on vacation. Just to show the 50mm 2.0 S and the 35mm 1.4 wide open on D3.

Warning! Heavy post enabled by the lens signature.


nikon nikkor nkj 5cm 2.0 S D3 dusk corvette at 2.0 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor nkj 5cm 2.0 S D3 dusk home at 2.0 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

35mm at 2.0 D3 at iso 800, no noise reduction needed
The mayor of SD at the Harvey Milk Breakfast.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 2 D3 Harvey Milk San Diego by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 1.4 D3 harley by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 1.4 D3 hood vulture by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

before I get completely lost playing with my new toy, some 135mm Nikkor-Q goodies from yesterday. Now that things have warmed up in our climate zone, I'm not the only one on a bicycle along my commute any longer, so here's a bike theme set from Madison, all with the 135 and handheld on D600

wide open at f/2.8 1/200s ISO 100, linear polarizer







f/4.0 1/800s ISO 100







who needs autofocus anyway?
f/2.8 1/800s ISO 100







f/2.8 1/500s ISO 100, yellow filter conversion, I think








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

Thanks Kevin, Jose, Leighton, Peter, Ray and Georg for your comments on the seal set. Those guys were in the "wild", but very accessible. A long time ago, the City of San Diego built a breakwater in La Jolla and created a small beach called Children's Pool. In recent years, harbor seals have gotten very comfortable on the beach and there is a big political and legal controversy going on between seal advocates and people who would like to use the beach for swimming, etc. Quite a contentious mess, but a good chance to take the seal pictures up close.

Peter in Madison, great diner and bull shots. I really like the "ghost bike" and locomotive shots too. Congrats on the 600mm! Can you use extension tubes with that bad boy?

Georg, the spider's web shots with the 85mm pc are outstanding! Really like the the bike wheel and tuba shots.

Bill, welcome! Very nice bird shots with the 135mm.

Ray, terrific owls and dragonfly!

Mark, very cool shots from the Technorama.

Ron, beautiful flower.

Jim, great ones of great ones taken with a great one!

Leighton, wonderful flowers with the 55/2.8.

Sam, great shots of the ominous clouds.

Peter, beautiful autumn leaves.

Welcome Doug! That Noct has some seriously nice bokeh going on!

Philippe, really like the Cassis set with the 28mm.

Curtis, gorgeous flowers with the 105mm and pk-13.

John, very nice evening shots from the Sound.

Ronny, great little ducklings!







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

and two more of my train station, again both 135mm f/2.8 from about 1970, polarizer on both.

f/2.8 1/500s ISO 100







f/2.8 1/640s ISO 100









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

Foggy14 wrote:

Peter in Madison, great diner and bull shots. I really like the "ghost bike" and locomotive shots too. Congrats on the 600mm! Can you use extension tubes with that bad boy?


thanks for the comments - and yes, you can. In fact, after rattling through each aperture for a first test shot, I put on my K1-K5 tubes, which total about 50mm, because the nearest focus on that big boy is 6.5 meters. With the tubes, that is down to about 4 meters. So to get really close, you probably will need over 100mm in tubes. It certainly won't "magnify. I wonder if anyone makes a lens reversal ring for it



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

Thanks Jeff
Great shot kevin Rafael and Peter


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



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