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asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2682
Country: Brazil

pburke wrote:
From Mount Whitney - all 20mm f3.5 AI on D600. Love the size and weight of the lens for excursions like this. The 14mm stayed in the car that trip.

f/8 1/250s iso 100 polarizer








Jaw dropping set with the 20/3.5 + polarizer. All excellent, but I liked the most this one.


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2682
Country: Brazil

pbraymond wrote:
One from this morning just before work.







Ray, at the same time a fantastic and funny capture!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2682
Country: Brazil

Mihai, stunning Bucharest night series!

Mike, excellent set with the 28-50/3.5;

Monty, welcome back - lovely "hairy particle" shot



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2682
Country: Brazil

Today I was experimenting the Nikkor 85mm f/2 with the 4T close up lens:


Flower bud + "hairy" leaves.


Flower bud with Nikkor 85/2 ai + 4T close up lens by labecoaves, on Flickr

This is a 2-shots focus stacking image, since the DOF was so thin.
D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI + 4T close up lens (1.9 diopters) hand held - burst mode, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/250s. ~15% cropped.

This bud (pink petals) has just ~1 inch of lenght.



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 198
Country: United States

Kevin:

Just sold my X100, but I will put in a good word for the X Pro1. Great image quality, light, and you can use your Nikon lenses! Good in the hand.

I have the XP1 and a D700, and cannot tell the difference in IQ. My problem is my weakness for having the latest and greatest. I will wind up trading both cameras in for a D800, even though having both is no doubt better for me.

The XP1 and the Fuji 35mm, with a wrist strap, is a wonderful travel, walk around setup...



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6139
Country: United States

montym wrote:
I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
I still love the 16mm

(It's a D800)

Monty


Ahhh . . . . some Monty + Higgs hits the right spot!

Great to see you around Monty.

- John



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6139
Country: United States

A few from a quick 15 minutes this afternoon with the 45/2.8P down at a pretty darned low tide around noon. I also had my CV 90/3.5 with me, but those images are posted elsewhere . . .

John



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1522
Country: United States

I heard there was a Monty Sighting.

Out at the Friday cruising Grand (Street). This goes on every Friday until fall, 4 miles from home. Wanted to do something different so I took the 180mm 2.8 ai with the TC16a. Good combo up close, a little iffy farther away.

It does focus wonderfully though. Here is a few samples. (Who here actually took a date to a drive-in and had a server on roller skates place your burger in the car window? )


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The crop


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The sun shining strongly on the truck

nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 fully F100 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A Grill


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 shiny by Rafael CA, on Flickr

An emblem


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 fully open by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 140
Country: Italy

montym wrote:
I haven't been here in a long time, but I thought I share a picture of Higgs.
Monty


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/2812#11512809

Welcome back Monty, nice to hear about you and see Higgs again, very nice picture.



Jorgen Udvang
Registered: Aug 01, 2005
Total Posts: 2203
Country: Thailand

D700 with 105mm f/1.8 AIS @ f/2.8





bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

Mihai - WOW - like Ray said - that night set is "awesome"

ben


the Mickelvich files - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



saturday - nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1425
Country: Australia

Rafael - great sunstar on the Ford f 100. Beautiful bokeh effect on that last one, the hood ornament too.

ben



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4047
Country: South Africa

Kevin - I also have a very dodgy 69 yr old neck and solve the problem by putting the camera strap over my shoulder. If I have a heavy lens I'll carry the lens in my hand to avoid damage to the lens mount. If on a mono-, or tri -, pod I carry over my shoulder as if it's a rifle.



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2390
Country: Romania

Monty, prodigal sons always are welcomed! Say Hi to the Particle!

Samy, I agree that the rabbit looks great! Its eye is very sharp... Congrats!

Peter B. - Great work with 20/3.5... You almost pushed me to pull the trigger for John's copy... but I do not want to buy anything... I do not want to buy... I do not.... I do... Who knows?

Jose, thanks for your comment! Your flower looks very nice... and the humble 85/2 seems to be in the right hands!

John, very creative use of the 45... you play very interesting with the perspective... I like how you used the foreground in the first shot!

Rafael, another great car series!

Jorgen, great pictures! And I love the simplicity and elegance of the way you frame your work.

Ben, thanks for commenting! And please, use more Nikki not that wicked 24mm I do not want to buy anyth...

Regarding Kevin's problem... I wonder how long Nikon will refuse us a digital version of FM3A ? I think such as model will sell like fresh bread... Coolpix A looks great but w/o interchangeable lenses does not mean much for me.


pbraymond wrote:
Mihai, the Bucharest series is awesome. I've always wanted to shoot rainy night scenes and process them to look like that.


Thanks a lot! I like night scenes too but I rarely have enough chances to shoot them.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3493
Country: Germany

Just some quick notes:

Ben, I love the shots from the last set - impressive take on the "overbearing" skyscrapers.

Jørgen, welcome! Very nice work on the welders! The 105/1.8 is one of my favorite MF-Nikkors too.

Rafael, love the shots taken with the 180/2.8 + TC16A, especially the "F100"-and "Embleme"-close ups! Did you correct for longitudinal CA's?

John, as usual great shots out of your hands, I like esp. the structures-image.

Jose, fantastic clarity and sharpness on the stacked flower!

Monty, great to see you posting here again! Love "Higgs on the run" - fantastic point of view!

Mihai, outstanding set from Bucharest at night! The door-knobs-picture some pages back is great too.

Ray from Ohio - love, love, love the aggressive duck-shot! Excellent in every way.

Samy, the "bunny" is captured in a excellent fashion!

Peter from Knysna - I really like the boat-shots. Great to see the old 50/2 performing so well.

Peter from Madison - excellent work from the mountains and the military planes.

Jorge, my fav would be the color-shot converted to B&W (I prefer the framing of the first shot).

Mike, love the springy, airy cityscapes!

Scott, I like the "Three Towers"-shot and your choice of framing. Maybe I would rotate the image slightly counter-clock-wise (or do some perspective-correction in Photoshop).



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2133
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
A few from a quick 15 minutes this afternoon with the 45/2.8P down at a pretty darned low tide around noon. I also had my CV 90/3.5 with me, but those images are posted elsewhere . . .

John



Really like the sand detail shot - sometimes f/2.8 is plenty shallow enough. Probably would work in black and white with some extreme contrast/clarity really well, too



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2133
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
I heard there was a Monty Sighting.

Out at the Friday cruising Grand (Street). This goes on every Friday until fall, 4 miles from home. Wanted to do something different so I took the 180mm 2.8 ai with the TC16a. Good combo up close, a little iffy farther away.

It does focus wonderfully though. Here is a few samples. (Who here actually took a date to a drive-in and had a server on roller skates place your burger in the car window? )


nikon nikkor 180mm 2.8 ai tc16a d800 drive in meal by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Even the bottle is period correct Love the warm evening light on everything. Reminds me of Big Daddy's Drive In in Auburn, WA, where about 24 years ago I accidentally ran into the same type of Friday night vintage car event while on my way to Mt. Rainier - now those images themselves are almost vintage, even the Chevy Blazer that then seemed to ruin the lineup. All 50mm f1/8 AIS on F3HP - rest of that night's images are all on black and white and not scanned



















pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2133
Country: United States

Pano taken with the 300mm f4.5 EDIF. Somehwhat soft due to hand holding, but in this size it still holds up. US6 between Ely and Tonopah in Nevada. this was made up of 9 vertical frames. I cropped a few frames on the sides, since they didn't add much.

f/5.6 1/1250s iso 400 on D600









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2133
Country: United States

And while I am doing B&W, another one with the 300mm

Storm clouds in the Palisades, seen from Hwy 395 north of Bishop, CA

300mm f4.5 EDIF on D600, handheld, f/8 1/2000s, iso 400









pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2133
Country: United States

When I saw that weather above from the highway, I decided I had to drive up into that valley. The best two shots from that excursion below - it snowed in Aspendell, a small 75 inhabitants community along that road below North and South Lake trailheads.

Sorry for the large size of these JPEGs, but snow flakes and detail doesn't compress well

D600, handheld, 105mm f2.5 @f/5/6 1/800s iso 400







detail crop







and at a slower shutter speed, slightly different view
D600, handheld, 105mm f2.5 @f/5/6 1/250s iso 100







thanks to healing brush and content aware fill, an ugly power line that went through the entire scene magically disappeared.




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