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

Ray, very nice set with the 300/4.5+TC14-combo! For compository reasons (proper choice of words??) I like #2 the most - well done

Ronny, I like the B&W-portrait of Thea a lot - wonderfully done! I like kinda thoughtful portraits, and this one is a fine example.

Philippe, another one of your famous mirror-shots - so well done! Let's hope that Ben "hurdles" his crisis soon for some fresh Aussie-mirror-shots ;-)




rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

A little sun bathing was in order for Mr Froggy. Not to shabby for a $40 lens. 28 3.5 AI



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

Lots of fun images the past few pages. Seeing your pho has made me hungry, Chuong, and I'll have to ask you, Ronny, in ~15 years, how you convince your daughter to keep posing for so many nice portraits!

It's also always fun to hear how people build up their kits (or contract them, as Rafael's case may be!). I'm now in a period of relative lens stability, having managed to not bite the bullet an buy the pristine looking late SN 28 f/2 AI-s that was on the B&S board, as the 28 f/2.8 I picked up as my second manual focus NIKKOR really does do a fine job except for the far corners (and even so, a shot I took with the 28mm f/2.8 was printed up in business magazine earlier this year!).

On to a picture! Here's a good example of just how flare prone the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s is, the present photo stopped down to f/4. The building in question is about to undergo major renovation to become the new home for the faculty of architecture at my university, and they're leaving the front of the building intact, while many of the add-ons in the back (not seen here) won't survive. The building has been largely unused during my time at the university, so I'm happy to hear it will finally take a more prominent role.


1 Spadina Crescent by philipjohnson, on Flickr

For context, here's a picture of the front (which I've shared before, a 3 shot stitch), taken with the 105mm f/1.8 AI-s, also, I believe, at f/4.


1 Spadina Crescent by philipjohnson, on Flickr



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

Some quick snaps from today, I was happy to shorten a boring assignment and grabbed a few pictures while walking back to the parking car ;-)


a victim of birds and the Ais-Nikkor 180/2.8ED (wide open)


Michaeliskloster-Pano von georgsfoto auf Flickr
6 vertical shots with the 180/2.8ED at f/4 stitched in PS6, some strange distortion can be seen at the high building
Downsizing images with many fine details is still troublesome, can't get rid of jagged diagonal lines.
The building at the right side is a former abbey, at about 1475 the brethren started a "book printing shop".


Mercedes *enz, 180/2.8ED at f/4


A fearless pigeon, Ais 180/2.8ED wide open: removing the greenish longitudinal CA's will affect the green maculation as well, that's why I'm a bit paranoid when it comes to LoCA's.



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

The first one is definitely my favourite, Georg. What is the statue for, besides the birds?



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

philipj wrote:
The first one is definitely my favourite, Georg. What is the statue for, besides the birds?


Thanks, Philip! It's part of a fountain-sculpture, that was built to divide my fellow citizens into lovers and haters of modern sculpting
I've shot this fountain and it's strange characters already 2 or 3 dozen times, with almost every camera I own.

I like your takes on the university-buildings a lot, your style is truly distinctive.



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

georgms wrote:
LarryM wrote:
I tried to get involved with this group about 6 months ago but fate had other plans for me. I experienced a bad reaction to a medicine that put me out of commission for a few months.

In the meantime I sorted through my photo files for MF Nikon stuff and found a few.

This is from a Kodachrome slide shot in 1974 with a Nikkormat and 20mm f/3.5 Nikkor.

I hope to be more active in the future.

Larry


Welcome or welcome back, Larry!
Very cool photograph above! Hope to see some "fresh" pictures and rarities from your files too soon.


Wholeheartedly agree, welcome! That is a great shot.



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

Ron, I just hope that the poor little froggy didn't become a toy for Cooper



LarryM
Registered: Feb 05, 2004
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
A little sun bathing was in order for Mr Froggy. Not to shabby for a $40 lens. 28 3.5 AI



Mr Froggy meet Mr Anole.

This with a bargain bin Series E 100/2.8 and an old TC200. I'm amazed at the sharpness of this combination.

Larry



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Ron, I just hope that the poor little froggy didn't become a toy for Cooper


No he was in the house but I have faith he would have run like crazy if it hopped!



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

LarryM wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
A little sun bathing was in order for Mr Froggy. Not to shabby for a $40 lens. 28 3.5 AI



Mr Froggy meet Mr Anole.

This with a bargain bin Series E 100/2.8 and an old TC200. I'm amazed at the sharpness of this combination.

Larry

I am currently repairing a Series E 100/2.8. I am a big proponent of the Series E lenses, half of my kit consists of them. Nice shot!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Georg I love the rusty Benz!
Nice shot larry



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

Larry, love the colorful lizard!

Ray, thank you, I'm glad you like the *enz ;-)

Kevin, hats off to your skills: repairing lenses at home is way out of my abilities.


The whole scalloped focusing ring Nikkor talk lately here made me investigate the current offers at the famous auction site.
Let's see, with a bit of luck I can add another MF-Nikkor to my stable (or arsenal ;-).

Here's another shot of the controversial discussed fountain sculpture, taken today too:

Haltung von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s + 180/2.8ED wide open too, this is basically the Tri-X-preset in SEP2



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

georgms wrote:
Kevin, hats off to your skills: repairing lenses at home is way out of my abilities.


Well, that remains to be seen... I have it nearly done, just have to get one stuck and messed up screw out and replaced. Luckily, I have a donor lens that I can borrow bits from. These old screws are SO hard to remove when you find one stuck fast. Grr...

Here's another shot of the controversial discussed fountain sculpture, taken today too:

Haltung von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s + 180/2.8ED wide open too, this is basically the Tri-X-preset in SEP2


Nice shot, your post work is always a pleasure. Even with a preset, skill is required to know when to use it.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thanks Choung, Peter (S.A.) and Georg.

Chuong, you are right, towards the borders they became lentil shaped;

Mihai, hope a nice recovery from the surgery, and looking forward your "tons" of pictures;

Ronny, fantastic dragonfly captures, as usual;

Ray, loved the bird set;

Ron and Larry, loved Mr. Froggy & Mr. Anole



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

As some of you can be interested, this is a "bokeh battle" at short distance with my current 85mm.


General scene:


Nikkors 85mm-bokeh-general-test-scenario by labecoaves, on Flickr
D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 ais wide open.

General scene/setup for 85mm bokeh battle at short focusing distance (<1m).
Tested lenses were Nikkors 85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai

All shots were taken with D600 + tripod + remote shutter + tungsten lamp.
Left to right:
85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai



Wide open:


85mm-bokeh-wide-open by labecoaves, on Flickr



At f/2:


85mm-bokeh-at-f2 by labecoaves, on Flickr



At f/2.8:


85mm-bokeh-at-f2.8 by labecoaves, on Flickr

Left to right: 85mm f/1.4 ais, 85mm f/1.8 K ai'd & CPU´d and 85mm f/2 ai.
At f/2.8 9, 6 and 7 blades are visible.




MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Nice comparison Jose. The 1.4 is such a nice creamsicle



philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 885
Country: Switzerland

Thanks Georg, I think pretty much everyone who frequents the thread has a distinctive style, either in subject matter or processing!

A couple from today with the 50mm f/1.2 AI-s, the first stopped down to f/4, and the second wide open.


Black and white by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Umbrella by philipjohnson, on Flickr

Both taken on Spadina Av in downtown Toronto.



LarryM
Registered: Feb 05, 2004
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:

Mr Froggy meet Mr Anole.

This with a bargain bin Series E 100/2.8 and an old TC200. I'm amazed at the sharpness of this combination.

Larry

I am currently repairing a Series E 100/2.8. I am a big proponent of the Series E lenses, half of my kit consists of them. Nice shot!

Thanks. I'm also collecting the Series E lenses but I only have 3 so far: 28, 50 & 100.



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

I just sold my 100/2.8 Series E - too many 100-ish primes about, so this one had to go.

105/2.5 AIS
90/3.5 CV AI-P
135/3.5 and 135/2 AIS

I was kind of saving the 100/2.8E for my m43 GH-2, but I needed to clear things up a bit.

I did buy an F-to-m43 mount converter so I could use my Nikkors on my GH-2 - especially for video as I absolutely hate using my D800 for video unless it's on a tripod . . .



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