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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

John, nice images from the Mariners game. Your daughters seem to be having a great time!

Philippe, the 180 image of the old church has wonderful detail and nice colors.

Leighton, the tulip and marigold images with the 50-135 are outstanding! Great color and backgrounds.

Samy, the blackbird in a nice catch. Dark subjects can be challenging.

Ray (OH), like the sunrise images very much.

Chin, love the shot of the "Queen". Quite the hairdoo! Has a movie star look to it.

Curtis, more wonderful flower images. Really like the first of the series.

Chuong, nice tulip image.

Georg, I like the three handed pianist.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11972
Country: United States

So a few baseball images... all with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd.





This is my friend's son Nico. Taking photos as he swung the bat I could see how limiting is the cast he wears on his right wrist. He missed a few swings but eventually got a resounding hit. There is no striking out or walking for this age group.



j.liam
Registered: Dec 13, 2009
Total Posts: 2279
Country: United States

Curious what you find more appealing in this lens, as opposed to newer AI/AIS versions of the 200/4, aside from its build and handling?



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3968
Country: United States

Some odds and ends from the weekend. Thanks for looking.
Scott



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1094
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
Let's keep the post to view ratio low - another pano stitch - 209 degree view this time, again with the 20mm f3.5 vertically held, total of 11 overlapping frames. All stitching done in Microsoft ICE, which deals with big panos way better than Photoshop. All source frames f8 1/320s ISO 100, polarizer. Sorry for the 1400 pixels blowing out some monitors, but that's the only way to look at this unless you go to Photosynth to see it in the viewer







Peter



Just AWEsome.


CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11972
Country: United States

j.liam wrote:
Curious what you find more appealing in this lens, as opposed to newer AI/AIS versions of the 200/4, aside from its build and handling?


Build and handling mean a great deal to me. The AI-s lens was among the first I bought and for its length it is simply too small. But remember, I don't use a tripod so I'm relying on my own balance and the weight of the camera and lens. I find the 180 f/2.8 AI-s to be MUCH preferable to the 200 AI-s for a number of reasons, but one is certainly how well it balances on the D700. The Q.C. is not as heavy as the 180 but it is a long lens with a bit of bulk and certainly more weight than the AI-s version. It has been pure pleasure shooting with it and there is nothing in its performance to put me off. Now someone shooting with a 36 megapixel camera might have a different opinion, but I'm having a great time with it...


Little girls come to the game too...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11972
Country: United States

A crop of a boy sitting on the fence not too far from where I stood... and then his dad leaning on the fence... not cropped.



And, the sweetest shot of the day... These were all shot wide open.



markhout
Registered: Jan 21, 2004
Total Posts: 465
Country: United States

Jeez, I blinked and there are two million views.

Congrats to all posters for their sharp, brilliant, contrasty and bokehlicious images!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5229
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
John, nice images from the Mariners game. Your daughters seem to be having a great time!


Thanks - they were having a good time until they got cold from eating their sno-cones . . .



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5229
Country: United States

Here's another one from the other night - 400mm f/5.6 ED AI used.
Since it was a fairly warm day (by Seattle standards at least) the atmospheric seeing was not too good, so at the pixel level things are a bit blurry (but in an atmospheric turbulence crinkly kind of way as opposed to a soft lens kind of way).

Next week we are supposed to have some spectacular weather so I'm going to try to get up early and take some similar images, but at sunrise, which highlights the snow on the mountains (plus the air will be a lot more steady).



jcslone
Registered: May 18, 2011
Total Posts: 447
Country: United States

Hey everyone! It's been a long, busy past several months since I got back from Afghanistan last September. Being recently married with 2 kids and now 2 dogs is quite the adventure! I'm sad to say that over the past few months my kit has collected dust (albeit in a nice nifty padded pelican case lol) and my iPhone has taken more pictures recently than any of my cameras. My upload/sell subscription has expired so I'll have to share these shots from Facebook. Hopefully the links work and you can all view them. They're of our two dogs, Jenny and Tasha. Jenny is a 2 year old Boxer/Lab mix and Tasha is a 8 week old 3/4 German Shepherd and 1/4 Australian Shepherd mix.

D3K + 50/1.4 pre-AI

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677561818&l=32c78f5388

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677516818&l=f0a46e8107

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677656818&l=c9649ee534

Pretty sure I missed focus on a couple of them

Cheers!

Josh



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1094
Country: United States

Weekend is over, just had to go for a late ride and catch a couple of shots, 85mm 1.8K Fully open on both shots.

Not sure of calling it young and old rides, or riding into the sunset.


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 k at 1,8 D800 late sunday young and old rides by Rafael CA, on Flickr

I went there in purpose, these scrub oaks light up at sunset. This is the enchanted elfin forest.


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 k at 1,8 D800 late sunday burning oaks by Rafael CA, on Flickr



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1652
Country: United States

jcslone wrote:
D3K + 50/1.4 pre-AI

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677561818&l=32c78f5388

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677516818&l=f0a46e8107

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151407677656818&l=c9649ee534

Pretty sure I missed focus on a couple of them

Cheers!

Josh


I changed the links to http to make them clickable



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5229
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
jhinkey wrote:

These are awesome shots! You do the same kind of climbing that I do it seems - you are welcome to come out to Washington and climb with us any time!

- John


I'd love to - we could even share a tripod Do yo do ski touring? I went to CA mostly to ski, but it turned out too little snow for that this spring, and then I had too much for some climbs. Still good for photos, since short of in a total whiteout, the Sierra is always a great subject.

I've only been in the northwest once, many years back, St. Helens and Rainier, but didn't have the gear then to summit. Still on my bucket list...

I haven't done any ski touring - yet - I have all the gear and my climbing partner and I are talking about skiing back in around Rainier before the snow melts out, though our schedules are pretty busy.
We are going to climb Glacier Peak this summer - likely in late July or August (maybe even early September) - but not on skis . . . . It's a very very long two days or a more reasonable three day total trip back into the wilds. Climbed Rainier twice as well as St. Helens twice - so we likely won't do those anytime soon - Glacier is the only local volcano I haven't climbed. We were also looking at doing Mt. Shasta down in CA sometime soon . .

John



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1094
Country: United States

It is official, I have joined the exclusive 200mm 1:4 non ai users group with this $32 purchase. The plan is to use the ai ring on my mint copy, or maybe I will just use it as is so I don't ruin yet another good lens, reportedly it has good glass.

Jose and Curtis, I am in.


$T2eC16Z,!zUE9s38+GrFBRdz02S9OQ~~60_57 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

PS. note the difference in ai ring shape to this photo below, this lens has three versions, the one with no screws in the bayonet ring needs to be cut to be ai'd, no ring for it, the #51 below has ridged aperture ring and works with the ones that have flat screws and ridged aperture ring; #50 on the photo above works on the ones with scalloped aperture ring.


nikon nikkor 200mm Q.C. f2 SB with D3 50mm HC by Rafael CA, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2404
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
It is official, I have joined the exclusive 200mm 1:4 non ai users group with this $32 purchase. The plan is to use the ai ring on my mint copy, or maybe I will just use it as is so I don't ruin yet another good lens, reportedly it has good glass.

Jose and Curtis, I am in.


$T2eC16Z,!zUE9s38+GrFBRdz02S9OQ~~60_57 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

PS. note the difference in ai ring shape to this photo below, this lens has three versions, the one with no screws in the bayonet ring needs to be cut to be ai'd, no ring for it, the #51 below has ridged aperture ring and works with the ones that have flat screws and ridged aperture ring; #50 on the photo above works on the ones with scalloped aperture ring.


nikon nikkor 200mm Q.C. f2 SB with D3 50mm HC by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Very nice. Love me some lens porn.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

Thanks to all for commenting on my stuff, much appreciated!


Ben - Thanks for the info on VSCO.

Chuong - I like the pink flower against the green BG.

Georg - Did you make the pianist nervous?

Curtis - Very nice images from the game. I like the last one of Nico with his tongue sticking out!

Scott - The light hitting the Skunk Cabbage is really nice. And I love the barn shot, wonder why?

John - I love the layers of colors that this pano has, well done. Peter is right, MS ICE does a really nice job with pano's.

Rafael - Greta light in both of these. Is that a Buick in the first one?

Josh - Good to see you again. And remember, grab the BBCode and NOT the HTML when posting on here for your images to show up.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

Some Green Onions being prepared for market. Shot with the 28mm/2.8 ais. It looks out of focus, but if you look closely, you'll see the end of the one onion I was focusing on is sharp!


Green Onions/28mm/2.8 ais by Leighton W, on Flickr



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's some fun with the D600 + 300mm 4.5 EDIF and a full stack of vivitar tubes, 68mm.



Ray, very nice idea and execution!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2471
Country: Brazil

leighton w wrote:
Lots and lots of fine images lately. You guys are awesome!
Here's one from harvesting on Friday. 5 gallons of lettuce being spun dry.


Salad Spinner by Leighton W, on Flickr



Another fantastic idea and execution!



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