Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Another winner Ronny. I imagine for this kind of shooting you're doing zone focusing, perhaps setting your focus at the log your dog is jumping. I can't imagine anyone catching focus by following the dog. The image is wonderfully sharp with great color and contrast. This is what we've all come to expect from what is a great MF lens. That it is available for such a reasonable price is amazing. Nicely done.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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When i shot that one I was thinking about you Georg. I knew this one was very much your kind of shot. Glad you like it.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
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Thanks Curtis
You are right regarding how I focus on these pictures ... Nitro has good speed when he jumps over.. without pre-focus it would have been impossible to set focus



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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This has to be reposted! Great to see Scott and family, and that explains why we haven't seen anything from upstate NY recently.


CGrindahl wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Let me introduce you to thread member mp356 also known as Scott from New York. He and his wife Joanne plus their Scottie Ian were on their way home from a trip down south and decided to swing by the Market to visit. We had a wonderful visit. I think it's exciting when thread members can meet up.

Oh, and Curtis, Scott said he'd drive down to the farm when you come to drink beer on the porch!


Scott&Joanne by Leighton W, on Flickr


FANTASTIC! I love it. I've said before that it has been a delight every time I've met someone whom I've met on a photography website. Unfortunately, at least up until now that has only been three folks from this thread, Ray, Reagan and Zalmy who hasn't been around for quite some time. I met Rinie from my days on TrekEarth and through her met three former TE folks during our trip to Turkey. I hope I have the occasion to meet many more and a beer on your front porch definitely sounds like a wonderful thing. Way to go guys!



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:

Here's the selfie you requested Leighton


Heh knowing Ben, it's probably the silhouette in the last, looking up at the hoop after a session with the freelines


NOT good enough Ben. If Scott was willing, you certainly could be! :D


Leighton - not good enough?? It's the dead of winter here - I went out on the freelines and sat on the freezing concrete in my T shirt and shorts for that shot. Could hardly press the shutter with my hands shaking. And anyway - Scott didn't look too willing in that 16 mm shot ( but it was good to see him and his wife). Is that your favourite zoom on the table with the caps off while you're playing with Scott's lens?

Dean - 4 - 5 shots of vodka?? Phillippe - cognac?? I'd be paralytic. I'm a one pot screamer (is that an expression in the US) I've just had organic oats and barley for breakfast - that's more my speed - it's sunny, I'll go out and see what happens.

Curtis - no - your sly digs have not been wasted on me.... - I'm holding off.....for now.

Rafael - love the 105 comparisons.
Ronny - you're on fire with those tubes.

ben



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Ronny, those images of your dog jumping over the fence are always inspiring!! Curtis, agree with Georg, that bench is a great capture.

One more of the Cloisters mansion in Baltimore with the 35 1.4N. I could not back up any more for any of the shots. Need to do a retake with a 28, maybe even the 28PC.







And one with the 13.5 3.5Q + 52.5mm extension tube.






saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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And yet another cat photo. 2.8cm 3.5H, at f4.









georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Samy, wow, what a cool shot of your cat: a full circle Love the B&W architecture-shot. The 28PC should work very well for this building.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Ronny, your work displayed here is really inspiring, thanks for sharing!

Leighton, very cool meeting at your market! I was already worried because Scott wasn't posting for a while.

Jose, the Gauss-105 seems to be the winner of this battle. The Micro is a bit "nervous" wide open - judging by the rendering of the background-owl. Thanks for sharing!

Chin, the "bees-shot" is another fine example of your typical style. I love it.

Jeff, thanks for kind words. Hats off to you for keeping track of all the fine posts here!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I love the cat shot too... great fun Samy. Love your 135mm shot as well.

I definitely was transfixed briefly with the 35 f/1.4N but the price as Jose said, was prohibitive and with the AI-s lens in my kit I hardly needed another fast lens at that length if I was going to have to spend a great deal of money. Where I have duplicated lenses at other focal lengths I've always been able to do so without breaking the bank.

Speaking of which... I've contributed to a thread in the Nikon forum on the price of the 50 f/1.2 AI-s and incidentally had one sitting on the table where my monitor stands. Your reference to the 35 N prompted me to pull out my AI-s lens. Then I pulled out the 28 f/2 AI-s. Since I'd already cleared the tansu I've used for photos of lenses, I thought this might be the time to give a bit of love to the AI and AI-s lenses in my kit. I've been so obsessed with pre-AI lenses that they've gotten very little attention. Here are two photos taken with the 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd of first, the six fast lenses, then seven slower lenses. Only the 135 f/2.8 is an AI lens. I still love them all...



These were the lenses that led me into my manual focus adventure. There are a few lenses missing, but so be it. I didn't include either the 180 f/2.8 AI-s or 105 f/2.5 AI-s which arrived quite early in my kit building. Another time perhaps.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

A few images from a small funfair today, I'm not into street-photography, but talked with some strangers and shot some portraits (sort of):


tried to get a sunburst in the background, it didn't worked (35/1.4 Ai at f/4)






all 3 shots above with the PC 85/2.8D wide open

one with the V1+FT1+ Ais 180/2.8ED:

focusing long MF-lenses is no fun with the V1



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Love your B&W's Georg



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Country: Germany

Thank you, Ray! I've tried to get a more homogeneous look for this set and settled on the "Push +1.5"-preset in SEP (slightly modified for each shot). Somehow I've managed again to over-sharpen the images in the down-scaling for web-process :-(



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

Some color-stuff, also from today:


I don't know why, but I couldn't stop taking pictures of this ensemble ;-) D3s, PC 85/2.8D


some decay with the 24/2Ai wide open


more decay with the 24/2 Ai


PC 85/2.8D


PC 85/2.8D too



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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An old barn with a hot air balloon drifting by:



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
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Have just managed to keep up on the reading, fantastic conversation as always, and high marks for the photographic contributions. What fun! Just thought I'd say hi, and leave a post so I can get back to here easily, and hopefully not be too long before another post for me.

Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads in the group!

Ray



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A few images from a small funfair today, I'm not into street-photography, but talked with some strangers and shot some portraits (sort of):





My hat off to you Georg



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Some color-stuff, also from today:


I don't know why, but I couldn't stop taking pictures of this ensemble ;-) D3s, PC 85/2.8D


A Beer Bong, or a Margarita Bong?



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
An old barn with a hot air balloon drifting by:



I know this is San Diego Jeff, the balloon gives it away, where did you find a barn this close to the coast?

Great shot.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
A lot of great shots this past week!
. . . .
John, terrific Chihuly set and "Twirling Dervish" is outstanding!
. . . .


Thanks Jeff!



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