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jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8402
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


These are fantastic Ronny!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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MarkdV wrote:
Ray, amazing set. Georg, love the rope swing series.

One from Poznan in poland, just saw it and thought I'd share, when photographers and chefs meet


Does that mean that when the food comes out you can't tell what it is because it's all blurry?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



John, you had better have him put a straightedge on that door frame. It looks a bit bowed.
Thanks for the comment.
Scott



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!



John, you had better have him put a straightedge on that door frame. It looks a bit bowed.
Thanks for the comment.
Scott


It's a vintage 1929 house so nothing is level or straight . . .



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
If you have a soldering iron, try holding it on the stuck screw to warm up the screw, then see if it'll unstick itself as it cools off

kwoodard wrote:
leighton w wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I am in a photo-funk. I am not wanting to shoot at all these last few weeks. I am going on a mini vacation starting Thursday, plan to bring my kit with me, but at the same time, I have little desire to shoot. What do you all do when you are in a photo-funk?


There's a couple of things you could try. One thing to do is see what the weekly assignment is and try to capture an image that fits. Another is to pick one theme like texture for instance and shoot nothing but subjects that goes with the theme. I usually get in to a funk during Winter when it's cold and there's not much color outside. I would think your impending vacation would snap you out of it, as it's always good to go somewhere you haven't been to get inspiration to shoot. Good luck!


That is what I am hoping for. Going down to southern California for a few days to spend time with my wifes family. My wife wants to make a trip to the beach and maybe San Diego.

I need to clean all my lenses, they are filthy. I hope to be able to finish repairing my Series E 100/2.8 tomorrow too. Have to get a pesky stuck screw out. The head snapped off of it nice and flush with the aluminum frame. I have a slightly smaller yet stronger screw that I am going to JBWeld to the remaining stub of screw, let it cure, then hit the threads with a drop of acetone to break up any thread lock, then a penetrating oil to loosen it up further. Once that is done, grease the helicoil and reassemble. I have a donor lens that I am going to try and pull off some of the nicer screws and replace them messed up ones on the other lens. It looks like someone attempted a repair before, but when they couldn't get passed the stuck screws, they gave up. The lens looks to be in new condition, I am thinking it sat on a display shelf or in a bag for so long that the stock grease totally evaporated and the gummy mess that is left over is binding up the focus.


This was the first thing I tried. The lens body is aluminum and sucked all the heat out of the screw.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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Was another beautiful day here in Seattle (don't tell anyone that it doesn't rain here all that much) and had a few hours to get out while the kids were watching a Harry Potter movie and the wife is reading a novel on her tablet.

More to come later this week . . .



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Curtis, thank you! Nice B&W-set above, I like especially the tree taken with the 105. I wonder how many of your many (and that's a bold understatement ;-) MF-Nikkor's you carry while being underway.

Scott, thanks! The barn-set is very nice - a great idea for a series about rural Virginia. The out-of-focus flowers in the foreground work very well for me. The shiny metal-roof (or the image with the...) is perfectly exposed, maybe I would have tried to catch something like an even brighter reflex. This - together with a slightly darker exposure - would have accentuated the special light. Your have a great eye for good lighting-situations.

John, the bowed bathroom-door is a bummer, I hope that's not typical for American craftsmanship
The light on the ferry-shot is awesome; tug and barge (hey, did you smuggle miniature-mountains into this shot?) are wonderful captured too.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
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Scott, I'd echo georg's remarks - the barn set is very nice. Have you considered giving them the b&w treatment? I'm also curious, are they accessible? They look abandoned to me



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
The southwestern part of Virginia is very picturesque. Leighton lives in a beautiful state. These are some barn images all captured with the 50 1.4 SC. Any comments and critique are welcomed. The barn with the wood rail fence was shot directly into harsh light as an experiment. The metal roof was extremely bright. The one with the yellow flowers in the foreground I could not decide if I preferred the flowers in or out of focus.





Scott

How could I NOT like these? But I particularly like this one, well done. I know you have more to show us because I saw them in your camera.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!


Call me old-fashioned, but I like what your bathroom looked like before.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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kwoodard wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
If you have a soldering iron, try holding it on the stuck screw to warm up the screw, then see if it'll unstick itself as it cools off


This was the first thing I tried. The lens body is aluminum and sucked all the heat out of the screw.

you need a bigger soldering iron







pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!


Call me old-fashioned, but I like what your bathroom looked like before.


my first thought was this was the finished result photo on top of the construction image... only a somewhat crooked bent looking door that may need to be straightened out, although it has that peep-hole feel to it that works with doors and hallways quite well



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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leighton w wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Been pretty busy with work and managing out bathroom remodel. The young guy doing it has done a great job so far.
Should be mostly done by the end of next week!


Call me old-fashioned, but I like what your bathroom looked like before.


I'll take a finished picture when it's, well, finished I suppose.

You should have seen it when we moved in back in 1999.
Shag carpet on the floors. The toilet wasn't really bolted to the floor and you hit your knees on the bathtub when you sat down on it. They also have covered every square inch of the wall surface in thin strips of rough wood - almost like it was in a settler's rustic log cabin - ugh!

We are remodeling it to right many of the wrongs when I remodeled back in 1999.



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

Two shots from this morning, played with a 50/2 Ai:

trio I von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D700+50/2Ai wide open


duo von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D700 + 50/2 Ai wide open too

The 50/2 Ai's bokeh is closer to the fast 35's than to the 50/1.4 S/SC in my opinion (I could be wrong).
The highlights with the fast 35's and the 50/2 are rendered in a more "bubble fashion", while the outlines of out-of-focus highlights are rendered sharper with the 50/1.4 S/SC.



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

Georg, I love the first one. Great composition and conversion. I really like the look from the 50/2 from what I've seen posted on here by you and others.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Love this one Scott






CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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georgms wrote:
Curtis... I wonder how many of your many (and that's a bold understatement ;-) MF-Nikkor's you carry while being underway...



Thanks Georg. I carry camera gear in the trunk of my car, so it is rather easy to carry quite a few lenses. I have four camera bags and set them up as needed for an excursion. But the key bag is a Lowepro mini backpack that typically has five or six lenses, extension tubes and the camera. It says something about this journey that all the lenses in my bag at the moment are converted pre-AI lenses... the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd, 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd, 105 f/2.5 P AI'd, 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd and 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd. I have a set of Vivitar extension tubes rather than Nikon tubes in part because they are easy to nest and don't take up much space. This is the kit I will carry on my back as well, as I did during my Nikki adventure in San Francisco. And it is the kit I carried for almost three weeks during my trip of Turkey and the Netherlands last year.

I have to say, however, that I much prefer carrying gear in the trunk than on my back... I'm not a young man any longer...



David Antilley
Registered: Dec 22, 2006
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Howdy folks, just needed to see what a "real thread" on the intertoobs was like. I have been trying to expand to large format B&W film and have ventured into a whole different world of people. Maybe it's the fumes from the stopbath that makes 'em loonytoons.

Anyway, I follow this thread when I can and just wanted to say how nice it is to be reading great conversations and looking at beautiful photos. This thread rulez!

David



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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I rarely use the 24mm f/2.8 AIS - when shooting DX it wasn't much of a wide angle and now in FX it's the same focal length as the wide end of my 24-85mm VR, plus I have a 20mm and a 14mm when I want wide wide. It also is a pretty beat up lens I got for less than $70, but the optics are fine on the D600 - on the bicycle it didn't add much extra weight to the 55mm and 135mm I also used. IT is a fine lens, probably sharper than the 20mm/f3.5

f/8.0 1/100s ISO 100, linear polarizer







f/8.0 1/30s ISO 100, linear polarizer








f/11.0 1/100s ISO 100, linear polarizer










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