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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

And a closer crop image of the day dreaming junco.









Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 928
Country: United States

I've been spending so much of my photo time playing with the very addicting silver efex pro, it was time to come up for some air. Here are a couple shots of California Poppies that have been blooming recently:



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

And finally for today's back yard bird series is the caught in the act look on this cardinal.

800mm, 1/2500s, f/9 effective aperture and ISO 800.








saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

Jeff, really liked especially the first one with the bright orange and yellow poppies against the green background. Very nice!!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2702
Country: United States

I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5636
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?


I have about 900GB myself from the D80/D300/D700 and now D800 + my wife's and my daughter's cameras + my LX7 and m43 GH-2. I also have several thousand slides digitized too which contributes to this amount. Some video, but not too much. I just ordered two 2TB drives to replace my two 1TB drives that are in a RAID 1 config. The D800 files are by far the largest fraction of my images by size.

So, I have a local copy of my images (NEF, JPGs, and some TIFFs) and once a week or so I back this up to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) array. I have no off-site back-up currently, but I plan on leaving a 1TB portable drive with the bank in their safe deposit box once every 6 months or so.

I save my NEFs and usually spit out a downsized JPG (about a 12MP size) for my wife's use (she does not know what to do with NEFs). Her cameras are all JPG output.

John

PS - What I'd like to do, if I had the time, is to put together a rather thick book of images for each year - done with Shutterfly (our preferred printer service) - so that we have at least a hard copy of our most precious family images.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4187
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Recce-ed for a new spot trying to catch the lightshow from the casino in the horizon
But didn't find a suitable one and the clock was ticking
Went scrambling to an old spot instead sans lightshow
45PCE shift pano



kups by Zichar, on Flickr


Nice cityscape. Great colors and detail.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4187
Country: United States

sbarricklow wrote:
Iris from the garden using a 50 mm F1.2 AIS



Very nice!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4187
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Hi all,
When my daughter is in the mood for a little spring cleaning......
85 1.8 HC



Did you notice that Philippe's and John's daughters look alike? MF gene similarity


Hah! Hopefully Philippe's daughter are more well behaved than mine.

Great B&W conversions aren't they?

John


+1 on the conversions (John, I am sure your daughters are angels). Philippe great to see you back. Getting worried about you. Nice work with Nikki's sister.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4187
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
I've been spending so much of my photo time playing with the very addicting silver efex pro, it was time to come up for some air. Here are a couple shots of California Poppies that have been blooming recently:



Jeff, wonderful poppy images.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4187
Country: United States

saph wrote:
And finally for today's back yard bird series is the caught in the act look on this cardinal.

800mm, 1/2500s, f/9 effective aperture and ISO 800.








Samy. definately busted. Nice shot too!


rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1264
Country: United States

I guess I will fail at my promise of no more test shots, well maybe at least Leighton will find this somewhat interesting.

I took two landscape pictures with the 55mm 1.2 SC on the D800 and I am about to prove to you that this lens is sharper at 1.2 than at 5.6 at this distance. It also has equal depth of field. No I do not indulge in single malt scotch. refer to the evidence.

First the full frame D800 at 1.2, contrast enhanced, no other changes from standard landscape pic control. No sharpening.

Please feel free to peruse full sized in flickr if you like to pass time.

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 1.2 D800 landscape by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now at 5.6

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 5.6 D800 landscape by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The following claims are laid: the 1.2 photo may glow with aberrations and has less contrast but it is sharper than the 5.6 and has identical depth of field.

The proof for depth of field, go look at full size in Flickr.

The proof for sharpness/definition: look at the birds


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 1.2 D800 landscape crop bird by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 5.6 D800 landscape crop bird by Rafael CA, on Flickr

There is more discernible detail in the 1.2 photo below that in the 5.6 one. This lens may peak at 2.8, will have to test that.
Now look at the 'yute'

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 1.2 D800 landscape crop yute by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 5.6 D800 landscape crop yute by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now just for kicks a lake pic at 5.6 note the people on it

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 1.2 D800 landscape lake hodges by Rafael CA, on Flickr

It is a couple having their picture taken!

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc at 1.2 D800 landscape lake hodges crop photoshoot by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This particular sample curves the field in on the extreme right side, not the left, kind of interesting, but it does not ruin the photos. I am happy with it.

No more for now.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2702
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?


I have about 900GB myself from the D80/D300/D700 and now D800 + my wife's and my daughter's cameras + my LX7 and m43 GH-2. I also have several thousand slides digitized too which contributes to this amount. Some video, but not too much. I just ordered two 2TB drives to replace my two 1TB drives that are in a RAID 1 config. The D800 files are by far the largest fraction of my images by size.

So, I have a local copy of my images (NEF, JPGs, and some TIFFs) and once a week or so I back this up to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) array. I have no off-site back-up currently, but I plan on leaving a 1TB portable drive with the bank in their safe deposit box once every 6 months or so.

I save my NEFs and usually spit out a downsized JPG (about a 12MP size) for my wife's use (she does not know what to do with NEFs). Her cameras are all JPG output.

John

PS - What I'd like to do, if I had the time, is to put together a rather thick book of images for each year - done with Shutterfly (our preferred printer service) - so that we have at least a hard copy of our most precious family images.

So you only keep the original files, not the digital negatives, some JPG/TIFF, and nothing else? I guess once I print a picture, I don't necessarily need to keep the PSD files (those are the big ones, sometimes 300mb each). That would certainly keep my storage in check. I plan on backing up to DVD here soon. I know hard drive space is cheap, but I don't have any cash at the moment to use that medium.

Any other thoughts on the subject?



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3470
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys, here's a link to the original scene and lightshow, stacked shots for the beams
Taken with the 14-24mm unfortunately, didn't have much confidence in attempting that with the 45

http://www.flickr.com/photos/zichar/8625700043/in/photostream



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5636
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I was just taking stock of all my images I have stored on my computer and wow, I have a lot...(over 400GB, just from my D7000...I have three other cameras, plus my wife's too) What do you folks do to archive your photos? Do you keep DNG, PSD, NEF...? I was thinking of keeping only the DNG and PSD, plus a web size JPG. What do you folks think?


I have about 900GB myself from the D80/D300/D700 and now D800 + my wife's and my daughter's cameras + my LX7 and m43 GH-2. I also have several thousand slides digitized too which contributes to this amount. Some video, but not too much. I just ordered two 2TB drives to replace my two 1TB drives that are in a RAID 1 config. The D800 files are by far the largest fraction of my images by size.

So, I have a local copy of my images (NEF, JPGs, and some TIFFs) and once a week or so I back this up to a Network Attached Storage (NAS) array. I have no off-site back-up currently, but I plan on leaving a 1TB portable drive with the bank in their safe deposit box once every 6 months or so.

I save my NEFs and usually spit out a downsized JPG (about a 12MP size) for my wife's use (she does not know what to do with NEFs). Her cameras are all JPG output.

John

PS - What I'd like to do, if I had the time, is to put together a rather thick book of images for each year - done with Shutterfly (our preferred printer service) - so that we have at least a hard copy of our most precious family images.

So you only keep the original files, not the digital negatives, some JPG/TIFF, and nothing else? I guess once I print a picture, I don't necessarily need to keep the PSD files (those are the big ones, sometimes 300mb each). That would certainly keep my storage in check. I plan on backing up to DVD here soon. I know hard drive space is cheap, but I don't have any cash at the moment to use that medium.

Any other thoughts on the subject?

Yep just the NEF files and only the PSD files of certain images. I try to use NX2 for most of my image edting unless i have to do something more sophisticated. For family shots I save jpgs too, but for my personal shots I save the final image in PSD and the NEF of course.

I`ve gotten much more strict on what images i keep in an attempt to minimize my data growth since i`ve got the D800.

John



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1264
Country: United States

Ok, one more and I will give it a rest, it is just that the 55mm 1.2 SC I just got is an incredible lens. Here it is at 5.6 on a D800, with the crop. All full size on Flickr. Apologize for the boring repetition of locations and subject, but this is my testing field.


nikon nikkor 55 1.2 sc 5.6 D800, incredibly sharp. by Rafael CA, on Flickr

CROP 100% D800


nikon nikkor 55 1.2 sc 5.6 D800, incredibly crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 663
Country: Poland

Dear All,

I've just returned from a weeks camping by Lake Garda, not the warmest camping I've ever done but one of the prettiest spots. I have 30 pages to catch up on and 800+ images to go through which put the 35-70mm f/3.5 and the Series E 75-150mm (programmed in camera as "80mm") through their paces and they did very well, I'm sure that's no surprise to most of you.

Here's some teasers SOOC. I'll post a selection from each lens and a bit of my thoughts on them later.

Cheers,
Mark.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1264
Country: United States

Mark, great photos, Europe is such a classy place.

I couldn't sleep, not for lack of wanting, but due to a car that crashed into the fire hydrant besides my house. The driver walked away, the teenage son of a local teacher, his dad stopped by, I was glad his son was unhurt and did not want to ask how he came to leave 300 ft of skid marks on the wrong side of the road. Of the thousands of feet of empty land, how he hit the fire hydrant right on is not for me to know.

Took the D3 with the 35mm 2.0, good rig, but I made the mistake of setting the ISO to 3200. Too high for good photos, the SB900 did not need it.

This is what I got, most photos were ruined by the flash lighting up the mist.


nikon nikkor 35mm 2.0 ais no shower tomorrow D3 iso 3200 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

But then I took the D800 out with the 55mm 1.2 SC, at 2.8 and 4.0, ran iso only to 560, and this is what I got:


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The crop, it is water mist that is robbing contrast and adding flare, not the lens


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The fire engine, no water mist


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow fire engine by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The Crop -- good night!!!

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 at 2.8 no sleep tonight, no shower tomorrow fire engine crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr




Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2162
Country: Sweden

Wow Mark ! Great set ..first one is amazing



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 663
Country: Poland

rafaelcasd wrote:
Mark, great photos, Europe is such a classy place.

I couldn't sleep, not for lack of wanting, but due to a car that crashed into the fire hydrant besides my house.

Took the D3 with the 35mm 2.0, good rig, but I made the mistake of setting the ISO to 3200. Too high for good photos, the SB900 did not need it.

This is what I got, most photos were ruined by the flah lighting up the mist.



Thanks Rafael,

I hope you got a shower today and the accident didn't disrupt your supply too long. Great shots and thing advantage of a bad situation. I like the first one, although personally I would have cropped out the tree on the left.

Kind regards,
Mark.



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