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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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mp356 wrote:
Leighton and I had a great visit yesterday. Besides keeping him from getting any "work" done, we did have the ladies rolling their eyes with all the gear talk.

Here a few quick snaps of the market. All taken with the 28 2.8 AIS.

Chin, we did return home with some of their fine produce. Cannot wait to convert it into dinner tonight.



Scott, the last shot is hilarious and very cool at the same time. Hats off to your wife who set you and Leighton up between "chicken" and "American lamb"



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3003
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Leighton and I had a great visit yesterday. Besides keeping him from getting any "work" done, we did have the ladies rolling their eyes with all the gear talk.

Here a few quick snaps of the market. All taken with the 28 2.8 AIS.

Chin, we did return home with some of their fine produce. Cannot wait to convert it into dinner tonight.



Scott, the last shot is hilarious and very cool at the same time. Hats off to your wife who set you and Leighton up between "chicken" and "American lamb"



I think the credit card logos between their Nikon gear heads is most appropriate



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Nice shots Scott, I'm sure glad you got one of me working. Can you see the sweat rolling off of me?!



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Country: United States

Leighton...is this your wife?





It looks like she wants some Nikon gear of her own...


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Leighton...is this your wife?

It looks like she wants some Nikon gear of her own...


Yea Jim, that's the wife. She shoots with a Panasonic at the moment, but she was REAL interested in that little Nikon P7700 of Joanne's. I have to say, I was even interested in it, looked like a well built camera.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

designdog wrote:

Wait a minute! Is that the market adjacent to the downtown mall in Charlottesville? Go up there all the time! Have lunch at Hamilton's. My wife shops at that French linen place! I take photos of the crowd in the mall!

Wait a minute! I've bought lettuce from you! I would even post my last photos of your Farmer's market, but they were taken with an X Pro1!


Sorry David, wrong city. This is the Staunton farmers market. Just ask Scott how to pronounce it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stauntonaugustafarmersmarket/



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
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Howard, I can't quite describe it, but this is another example of how the 8 elements in 6 groups of the 35mm ai (and ais) renders in a magical way. There is almost a soft glow to the image. I have one too...best $75 I ever spent. The 35mm f1.4, or f2.0 AF, & AF-D don't have it.

Ho1972 wrote:
It's car show season again. The Nikon 35mm f2 AI is now paired with a D700. Woot!




Ho1972
Registered: Dec 02, 2007
Total Posts: 1464
Country: United States

^ Thanks, James. I paid a bit more than $75 for mine but it was still a bargain. I also own the Zeiss 35 f2 and I honestly use the Nikon more -- primarily because of its small size and compatibility with the Nikon 4T closeup diopter.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
designdog wrote:

Wait a minute! Is that the market adjacent to the downtown mall in Charlottesville? Go up there all the time! Have lunch at Hamilton's. My wife shops at that French linen place! I take photos of the crowd in the mall!

Wait a minute! I've bought lettuce from you! I would even post my last photos of your Farmer's market, but they were taken with an X Pro1!


Sorry David, wrong city. This is the Staunton farmers market. Just ask Scott how to pronounce it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stauntonaugustafarmersmarket/


Trust me David, I got a real English lesson on how to pronounce the local names. I guess they could tell I was not a local!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
Nice shots Scott, I'm sure glad you got one of me working. Can you see the sweat rolling off of me?!


Leighton, we won't tell anyone else that this photo was staged.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

You guys are cracking me up. Fantastic seeing those photos Scott but it really makes me envious. I wish I'd been there to join in the conversation and learn the local dialect. I remember the first time I visited the south from my then home in Minnesota. My then wife and i stopped at a restaurant in northern Louisiana on our way to New Orleans. Listening to locals across the room talking with one another we couldn't understand anything they were saying. When the waitress arrived and we spoke, she must have switched the channel because we were were able, though barely, to understand what she said. Driving north we were very aware of the southern drawl which continued to southern Illinois.

Of course, I've talked with Leighton on Skype and I can understand him without a problem, but then he's transplanted from up north...

Great to see all of you.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:

Curtis - The fast lens line-up is my dream collection if the 180 was added. I wouldn't need anything else except maybe...



Trust me Leighton... it doesn't work like that...



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Good eye folks! I like the "Gladly accepted for your purchase" wording juxtaposed between their faces And yes, that one of Leighton putting the bags of vegetables in the bins really does look staged, I get the feeling he meanders around the market turning the focus ring on his lenses most of the time

pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Leighton and I had a great visit yesterday. Besides keeping him from getting any "work" done, we did have the ladies rolling their eyes with all the gear talk.

Here a few quick snaps of the market. All taken with the 28 2.8 AIS.

Chin, we did return home with some of their fine produce. Cannot wait to convert it into dinner tonight.



Scott, the last shot is hilarious and very cool at the same time. Hats off to your wife who set you and Leighton up between "chicken" and "American lamb"



I think the credit card logos between their Nikon gear heads is most appropriate



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
You guys are cracking me up. Fantastic seeing those photos Scott but it really makes me envious. I wish I'd been there to join in the conversation and learn the local dialect. I remember the first time I visited the south from my then home in Minnesota. My then wife and i stopped at a restaurant in northern Louisiana on our way to New Orleans. Listening to locals across the room talking with one another we couldn't understand anything they were saying. When the waitress arrived and we spoke, she must have switched the channel because we were were able, though barely, to understand what she said. Driving north we were very aware of the southern drawl which continued to southern Illinois.

Of course, I've talked with Leighton on Skype and I can understand him without a problem, but then he's transplanted from up north...

Great to see all of you.


Hey watch what you're saying, I'm still a Virginia native!!!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States


saph wrote:
Good eye folks! I like the "Gladly accepted for your purchase" wording juxtaposed between their faces And yes, that one of Leighton putting the bags of vegetables in the bins really does look staged, I get the feeling he meanders around the market turning the focus ring on his lenses most of the time


You're right Samy, that's why they pay me the big money.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Taken with the 50-135mm.


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Leighton, very scenic image, well seen and taken!

Here's a red wing blackbird, stayed stable for enough of a second to fire off this shot.

400 5.6 ED AIS + TC16A (640mm), with the 400 set at f8.







saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

And one more from today's walk, a reflecting lily. Same combo, 400 5.6 ED AIS + TC16A.







NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9298
Country: United States

Need to take my lesser used lenses out for a spin on film before class is done.

James Markus wrote:
Howard, I can't quite describe it, but this is another example of how the 8 elements in 6 groups of the 35mm ai (and ais) renders in a magical way. There is almost a soft glow to the image. I have one too...best $75 I ever spent. The 35mm f1.4, or f2.0 AF, & AF-D don't have it.

Ho1972 wrote:
It's car show season again. The Nikon 35mm f2 AI is now paired with a D700. Woot!





Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1469
Country: United States

Thanks Rafael, Philippe, Leighton, Georg and Samy for the comments on the barn shot.

Rafael, the barn is on private land near the eastern trail of the San Elijo reserve. Great Packard shots!

Jay, very nice Finch.

Curtis, love the bench shot.

Georg, wonderful shots the past couple of days. I agree with Leighton, the photo of the two men and the statue is special.

Leighton, terrific light on your downtown tree.

Philippe, the columns shot is very cool!

Howard, great ones from the car show.

Samy, I really like the Cloisters shot. Let us know when you're in escrow.

Scott, great shots from the market!



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