Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 658
Country: Switzerland

Wow. It doesn't pay to look away for an instant. 12 pages later I can only say the amazing work that gets posted here only seems to get better and better. I wish I could give every photo the credit it deserves but there's too many!
I will only make one comment:
John, Peter (USA), I hope you guys make a climb together, I can't wait to see the shots from that trip. It'll be amazing the two of you bouncing ideas off each other.

P.S. Curtis, thanks for your mail, received and it looks great - sorry I haven't had a moment to reply but when my wife is back later this week then I will have a spare few minutes!



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 658
Country: Switzerland

Getting used to the 24mm, so far I seem to have trouble focussing it, but that could be my eyes. But I did get one shot I felt half-way worthy, of my favorite subject. I like the colour and out of focus rendition of this lens. Can't wait to try it out with a bit more time and not a fast moving subject!



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1818
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Huddy, nice to hear/read from you! Lenses with a special rendering like the 50/1.2, the 24/2 and others have for sure a place in portraiture (in my opinion).
But sometimes AF or more recent optics are handy too (my favorite portraiture-lens right now is the 28/1.8G - thanks for your recommendation over at the 28mm- or AF-S-lenses love film-thread).


The 28 AFS is a very handy lens, especially now that I find it difficult to focus WA lenses on an SLR. It's so much easier on a rangefinder! I've used it to great effect for some environmental portraits in my sessions. Those aren't shown here of course

leighton w wrote:
Alan - Good to see you again, I can't believe you're selling the "little gem"!


Ah, but for me the, 50/1.2 is the favored gem.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3046
Country: Germany

huddy wrote:
georgms wrote:
Huddy, nice to hear/read from you! Lenses with a special rendering like the 50/1.2, the 24/2 and others have for sure a place in portraiture (in my opinion).
But sometimes AF or more recent optics are handy too (my favorite portraiture-lens right now is the 28/1.8G - thanks for your recommendation over at the 28mm- or AF-S-lenses love film-thread).


The 28 AFS is a very handy lens, especially now that I find it difficult to focus WA lenses on an SLR. It's so much easier on a rangefinder! I've used it to great effect for some environmental portraits in my sessions. Those aren't shown here of course

leighton w wrote:
Alan - Good to see you again, I can't believe you're selling the "little gem"!


Ah, but for me the, 50/1.2 is the favored gem.


Alan, sorry, I've called you "huddy" above. Your last post here was a too long time ago ;-)



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2393
Country: United States

I had trouble with focusing WA also. So I went back old school, used the range markings on the lens and focused accordingly. Keeper rate has gone up, unfortunately apertures have gotten smaller...



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1818
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
huddy wrote:
georgms wrote:
Huddy, nice to hear/read from you! Lenses with a special rendering like the 50/1.2, the 24/2 and others have for sure a place in portraiture (in my opinion).
But sometimes AF or more recent optics are handy too (my favorite portraiture-lens right now is the 28/1.8G - thanks for your recommendation over at the 28mm- or AF-S-lenses love film-thread).


The 28 AFS is a very handy lens, especially now that I find it difficult to focus WA lenses on an SLR. It's so much easier on a rangefinder! I've used it to great effect for some environmental portraits in my sessions. Those aren't shown here of course

leighton w wrote:
Alan - Good to see you again, I can't believe you're selling the "little gem"!


Ah, but for me the, 50/1.2 is the favored gem.


Alan, sorry, I've called you "huddy" above. Your last post here was a too long time ago ;-)


No harm Georg; I've been called much worse by those who do know me! It has been too long and my limited shooting time has been dominated by Leica's and Pentax 6x7's.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3046
Country: Germany

A little bokeh-drama fresh from the garden:

28/2 Ai wide open on a D700



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1335
Country: N/A

Georg - First glance without reading, I thought it was from the 24mm f2.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8593
Country: United States

That's got some wild bokeh Georg!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3046
Country: Germany

raboof wrote:
Georg - First glance without reading, I thought it was from the 24mm f2.


Close, but no cigar Out of focus highlights in the corners are even more triangular-shaped with the 24/2. Fun-lenses - I love the old fast MF-Nikkor's.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8593
Country: United States

Hey Georg, I just noticed something, it's in color!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4602
Country: United States

Here's a couple of flower shots along with a bird offering I used the 300mm 4.5 EDIF on them all, however the flower shots I added a 36mm Vivitar tube







georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3046
Country: Germany

leighton w wrote:
Hey Georg, I just noticed something, it's in color!


Ouch, how could this happen Thanks for the hint, mate ;-)



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4602
Country: United States

Beautiful Georg but I too like the color



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3961
Country: United States

Nice images everyone.

Leighton, I like the green onions and salad spinner. That spinner is certainly industrial sized compared to the one in our kitchen! Glad you liked the barn shot. I did think of you when I took it.

Ray, nice glass marble image. The reflections within it are very neat.

Jeff, I like the "boat" sculpture. I trust your eye surgery went well. I hope your recovery is speedy.

Ray (OH), thanks for the comment on the skunk cabbage. It was the only color in that part of the woods. Everything else still was winter gray.

Georg, I really like the yellow bokeh drama. I prefer the color version although the b&w is very nice as well. Thanks for the comment on the weathervane image.

Scott



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3961
Country: United States

A local farm that has been made into a nature museum. Taken at sunrise. Not sure if I like the angle of light and the amount of tree that I put in the frame. Taken with the 28 2.8 ais at f8. C&C welcome.
Scott



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1335
Country: N/A

I like how you frame it Scott. It's very well balanced. Nice lighting too



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11939
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Wow. It doesn't pay to look away for an instant. 12 pages later I can only say the amazing work that gets posted here only seems to get better and better. I wish I could give every photo the credit it deserves but there's too many!
I will only make one comment:
John, Peter (USA), I hope you guys make a climb together, I can't wait to see the shots from that trip. It'll be amazing the two of you bouncing ideas off each other.

P.S. Curtis, thanks for your mail, received and it looks great - sorry I haven't had a moment to reply but when my wife is back later this week then I will have a spare few minutes!


Glad it arrived safely. If we go forward with something along the lines of what I wrote, I'll give you a second draft that has the correct sequence for lens movement in Europe. I'd forgotten a change made by Philippe, Mihai and Don. You're the man who controls the timing of all of this so whatever works for you will work for the rest of us.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2393
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
MarkdV wrote:
Wow. It doesn't pay to look away for an instant. 12 pages later I can only say the amazing work that gets posted here only seems to get better and better. I wish I could give every photo the credit it deserves but there's too many!
I will only make one comment:
John, Peter (USA), I hope you guys make a climb together, I can't wait to see the shots from that trip. It'll be amazing the two of you bouncing ideas off each other.

P.S. Curtis, thanks for your mail, received and it looks great - sorry I haven't had a moment to reply but when my wife is back later this week then I will have a spare few minutes!


Glad it arrived safely. If we go forward with something along the lines of what I wrote, I'll give you a second draft that has the correct sequence for lens movement in Europe. I'd forgotten a change made by Philippe, Mihai and Don. You're the man who controls the timing of all of this so whatever works for you will work for the rest of us.

Whatcha guys brewing up?? Inquiring minds want to know.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 3961
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
I like how you frame it Scott. It's very well balanced. Nice lighting too


Thank you Chuong.



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