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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4329
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Farmhose study part 2. I revisited the farmhouse museum at sunrise to try some other compositions. All taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.


Love the light and sharpness in these Scott!


Thank you Leighton. I am never disappointed by the sharpness from the 28 2.8 ais. I think it is my best performer.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1462
Country: United States

I need to get out of the house, I will do one posting and not be back for a week or so.

Was checking some of my theater photos with the 80-200 2.8 ais and the 50-300mm 4.5, both used at full aperture, I used to use the 2.8 with film and the early digital cameras, as the ISO had to stay low. Now I use the 50-300mm a lot more as it is a two ring zoom and seems much easier to focus.

There are a few photos that follow with the D200, D3 and the D800. The D200 I would not take any higher than ISO 560, the D3 and the D800 can be taken to ISO 3200 in the theater while retaining good color and overall quality. The D3 wins at the pixel level but the D800 wins at print size. There is no question in my minds that for this game the real camera to have today is the D4.

D200 Nikkor 80-200 2.8 ais at 2.8, ISO 560

nikon nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 ais D200 city college Grease Girls by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Crop

nikon nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 ais D200 city college Grease Girls crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Same lens and camera, same settings


nikon nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 ais D200 city college Grease Boys by Rafael CA, on Flickr

crop

nikon nikkor 80-200mm 2.8 ais D200 city college Grease Boys crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

D3 with 50-300mm 4.5, ISO 1600 and so far superior

Nikon nikkor 50-300mm D3 Marine Band by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now the crop

Nikon nikkor 50-300mm D3 Marine Band crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr


and finally the D800 50-300mm 4.5 at ISO 3200. not as good as the D3, but all those pixels process really well

This was downsized to 12MP



nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 D800 Hawaiian Dancer by Rafael CA, on Flickr

and crop at 100% of the 12MP downsize

nikon nikkor 50-300mm 4.5 D800 Hawaiian Dancer crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Bye, have a great week!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Farmhose study part 2. I revisited the farmhouse museum at sunrise to try some other compositions. All taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.

leighton w wrote:
Love the light and sharpness in these Scott!

mp356 wrote:
Thank you Leighton. I am never disappointed by the sharpness from the 28 2.8 ais. I think it is my best performer.


So far I'm liking mine too, but I tend not to shoot that wide. In fact if anyone is looking for a 24mm f2.8 ai I have one I'll let go. Just PM me.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4329
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:
Farmhose study part 2. I revisited the farmhouse museum at sunrise to try some other compositions. All taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.

leighton w wrote:
Love the light and sharpness in these Scott!

mp356 wrote:
Thank you Leighton. I am never disappointed by the sharpness from the 28 2.8 ais. I think it is my best performer.


So far I'm liking mine too, but I tend not to shoot that wide. In fact if anyone is looking for a 24mm f2.8 ai I have one I'll let go. Just PM me.


The 28 works well for me on the D7000 as a standard lens. On FX it would be a bit wider.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3010
Country: France

From the port of Cassis, 28 2.8 ais WO :



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4038
Country: South Africa

Lieutenant Z wrote:

IMO the révocation de l'Edit de Nantes is the biggest mystake of the damned Louis XIV and certainly one of the biggest in all the history of France.

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Does that mean you'll support my petition for a restoration of my rights? It's probably less hassle than getting a visa



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2112
Country: United States

photoshop fun with the SR71 engine

105mm f2.5 @f8 1/2500s and 1/320s blended exposures, then run through all sorts of detail enhancing









leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
From the port of Cassis, 28 2.8 ais WO :


I like the perspective and the OOF buildings in the background. Nice colors.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3010
Country: France

Oosty wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:

IMO the révocation de l'Edit de Nantes is the biggest mystake of the damned Louis XIV and certainly one of the biggest in all the history of France.

.


Does that mean you'll support my petition for a restoration of my rights? It's probably less hassle than getting a visa


Yes, I do ! We need indeed fresh and brave blood ! But it will not easy : our current President is not a friend of mine, to say the least.....



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3010
Country: France

thanks Leighton!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2112
Country: United States

more plane engines - B29 propeller

20mm f3.5 @f16 1/60s remote flash ISO 800









leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
more plane engines - B29 propeller

20mm f3.5 @f16 1/60s remote flash ISO 800








This one reminds me of our buddy, Gavin Hoey.


pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:



This one reminds me of our buddy, Gavin Hoey.


you caught me red handed



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:



This one reminds me of our buddy, Gavin Hoey.

pburke wrote:
you caught me red handed


Believe me, not a bad person to try to imitate! I LOVE his work.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2112
Country: United States

My photo challenge was a little longer than his 15 minute sprints...

105mm f2.5, wide open, tripod, 1/5 sec no flash, lots of CLARITY added, Hoey-style









leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

Ok which one? Number 1,2 or 3?


Number 1 by Leighton W, on Flickr


Number 2 by Leighton W, on Flickr


Number 3 by Leighton W, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9442
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
My photo challenge was a little longer than his 15 minute sprints...

105mm f2.5, wide open, tripod, 1/5 sec no flash, lots of CLARITY added, Hoey-style


Sometimes images benefit from a lot of clarity, this is one of those times.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

leighton w wrote:
Ok which one? Number 1,2 or 3?


Number 1 by Leighton W, on Flickr


Number 2 by Leighton W, on Flickr


Number 3 by Leighton W, on Flickr



Leighton - I'd go for a mix of 1 AND 2. The black and white takes out some interesting elements - for example the cord going under the traffic cap is green on one side and blue on the other.

Maybe you could bring the colour of the background down a little to accentuate the foreground colour without actually going all the way to B & W (the B& W plus colour draws attention to itself imho) - and try to keep the cord in colour. You could also lighten the background - or reduce contrast of the background - again that would help accentuate the foreground element that you appear to want to highlight.


ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

Foggy14 wrote:
Philippe, what a very nice photograph of your daughters! The choice of foreground OOF and the framing is really first rate.



+1

well done Phillippe.

Yes, of course # 1 is your fav - it looks like something you'd take: ersatz Lieutenant Z.

ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

mp356 wrote:
Farmhose study part 2. I revisited the farmhouse museum at sunrise to try some other compositions. All taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.


#2 is my favourite Scott - for the light and the background

ben



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