Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 860
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Ron, great colors and background on that magnolia image.

I think this is the first time I saw a 45 GN example?

Samy

rankamateur wrote:
Magnolia's are blooming like crazy now. 45mm GN Ai 100% crop



Thanks Sammy. I got that in a trade and wanted to try it out before posting it for sale which I just did on the B&S. Sharp little lens but with two 55's and a 50 I sure don't need anything around that length. It is the nicest one I have seen and appears to have been used very little.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3038
Country: France

raboof wrote:
Nice one Ronny.


+1 !



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3038
Country: France

Old stuff with 85 HC :



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3487
Country: Germany

Philippe, the photograph above works great in B&W. Love the judging expression of the man and the "clash of textures".

Mihai, the picture of your nephew is a great example of excellent portraiture. Great to see that the old Sonnar-rype 105 does so well. That's a lens I would like to try. Nikon's 105's rarely fail to impress me.

John, another beautiful set! I especially like "What's In There" - a picture where family-holiday-images and art seem to fuse (sorry for my English).

Laura, I'm glad to finally see a picture taken with your new old 300/2.8 ;-) Beautiful work, I love the look of superfast telephotos at close range (the same goes for your fabulous shots over at your 200/2-thread).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3487
Country: Germany

Scott and Ray - thanks for your comments on the rust and wilted flower-shots!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3487
Country: Germany

A completely tasteless shot from yesterday:

D3s in DX-mode, 16/3.5 at f/22 and minimum focusing distance
I had a weather-feature-type image in mind, but couldn't find a cocktail-glass with the usual deco at the beach-bar.
The sun was way to high for the planned picture.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9584
Country: United States

WOW! Georg, what a great shot. Too bad the label wasn't showing, the company might have purchased it.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3051
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A completely tasteless shot from yesterday:

D3s in DX-mode, 16/3.5 at f/22 and minimum focusing distance
I had a weather-feature-type image in mind, but couldn't find a cocktail-glass with the usual deco at the beach-bar.
The sun was way to high for the planned picture.


Doesn't make it bad, I still like it.

Did something fun today. One of the instructors that I work with allowed me into her class to show off my macro setup. Many of the students thought it was very cool and every student was impressed that I don't have a single AF lens in my kit. Only one Nikon user in the class (the professors push Canon so they can assist the beginning students). I took a couple shots in the class of various silly things, they were very fascinated with my largest magnification of 2.6:1. Most of them had heard of focusing rails, but none of them knew anything about tubes and reverse mounting lenses. When I showed them reverse mounted ON a tube...minds were blown.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2439
Country: United States

Flowers with the 85 1.4 AIS today.

First is a tulip with petals falling from a blossom tree above it. Thats the white in the background, and a couple on the tulip itself.







And another one with the 85..






Both shots at f/4.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2439
Country: United States

George and Philippe, terrific images on this page. Such an apt use of the 16 fisheye! And Philippe, you just get those moments in time every time.

Samy



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2439
Country: United States

And last one for today is with the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-13 combo. Much better lighting today.







kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3051
Country: United States

saph wrote:
And last one for today is with the 5.8cm 1.4S + PK-13 combo. Much better lighting today.






I like it Samy!


Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 320
Country: Netherlands

For those wondering about the 135mm 2.8 Q (ai-d):


_PG19724 by Apapa56, on Flickr
D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 2800

and a few 100 per cent crops:


_PG19700 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000


_PG19740 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 6400


_PG19721 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3051
Country: United States

Paul Gabel wrote:
For those wondering about the 135mm 2.8 Q (ai-d):


_PG19724 by Apapa56, on Flickr
D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 2800

and a few 100 per cent crops:


_PG19700 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000


_PG19740 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 6400


_PG19721 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr

D700 1/125 sec at f4 iso 4000

Very nice! I love my 135-Q. I think there are 3 of us that use it now. F/4 definitely is the sweet spot as far as sharpness goes. I am about to go out and do some macro work with that very lens (and a few others).



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4409
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
WOW! Georg, what a great shot. Too bad the label wasn't showing, the company might have purchased it.


+1 Georg, great shot. The 16 3.5 is an amazing little lens!

Leighton, I like your new avatar.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4409
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Flowers with the 85 1.4 AIS today.

First is a tulip with petals falling from a blossom tree above it. Thats the white in the background, and a couple on the tulip itself.







Both shots at f/4.



Samy, nice work with the 85 1.4.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4409
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Old stuff with 85 HC :



Philippe, nice detail and rich conversion.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4409
Country: United States

Paul Gabel wrote:
For those wondering about the 135mm 2.8 Q (ai-d):


_PG19700 - Version 2 by Apapa56, on Flickr



Nice work Paul. I like this portrait.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13319
Country: United States

Since I have more money than tools and dexterity, I decided to have the local camera technician convert the lenses I'd bought with the intention of switching aperture rings. I gave them to him around noon and picked them up about five p.m. I then put the two pre-AI lens up for consignment. I won't make much on them but this is one way to give a bit of business to the camera shop and also relieve me of the responsibility for selling two lenses most prized by those using adaptors and mounting them of alternative cameras.

Here is my kit of pre-AI lenses, all of which have now been converted with Nikon kits. There are only two changes that could possibly happen with this lineup. If I found a mint copy of an 85 f/1.8 H.C. I'd consider replacing the H lens I own. I also don't have the 20 f/3.5 UD but frankly, 20mm is not a focal lens I'm inclined to use, so I doubt I'll add a second lens at that focal range. All but the 85 H are in EX+ condition. My shopping days are over...


Left to right: 105 f/2.5 P AI'd, 105 f/2.5 P.C. AI'd, 85 f/1.8 H AI'd, 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd, 50 f/1.4 S.C. AI'd, 50 f/2 H.C AI'd, 35 f/2 O AI'd, 24 f/2.8 S.C. AI'd and 28 f/3.5 H AI'd



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4409
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Since I have more money than tools and dexterity, I decided to have the local camera technician convert the lenses I'd bought with the intention of switching aperture rings. I gave them to him around noon and picked them up about five p.m. I then put the two pre-AI lens up for consignment. I won't make much on them but this is one way to give a bit of business to the camera shop and also relieve me of the responsibility for selling two lenses most prized by those using adaptors and mounting them of alternative cameras.

Here is my kit of pre-AI lenses, all of which have now been converted with Nikon kits. There are only two changes that could possibly happen with this lineup. If I found a mint copy of an 85 f/1.8 H.C. I'd consider replacing the H lens I own. I also don't have the 20 f/3.5 UD but frankly, 20mm is not a focal lens I'm inclined to use, so I doubt I'll add a second lens at that focal range. All but the 85 H are in EX+ condition. My shopping days are over...



Beautiful line-up Curtis. As far as saying your shopping days are over................



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