Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

A few more left over from Washington DC, these are from the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Portable home from the African Voices section, 35 1.4N, f/2.8






Human ancestors in the Human Origins section, 35 1.4N, f/2.8






Arctic fox, 13.5cm 3.5, at f/3.5






Jaguar and meal in a tree, 13.5cm 3.5, f/3.5






saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Lots of new posters, welcome franche/charlie don't surf from Italy, and the solitaire from Germany!

Kevin, very nice colors on the butterfly and the flower after that one is colorful and sharp. I have enjoyed your Sacramento images. About 15 years ago I was on a trip to SF, and rented a car to drive to Sacramento for a day, I remember going to the Capitol building but no photos from then, I probably had the Canon S40 at that time. Thanks for the comment on the 13.5.

Curtis, thanks and I blame you for the scallop epidemic! But those lenses really are fun to use. Hope it cools down a bit in CA to get back to more of your regular flower imaging.

Samy





StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

So I indulged in some NMFAS and purchased a few lenses from Craig AKA digitalthump - the 50mm f2 and 55mm f3.5 Micro. Attached are my initial shots with each. Neither are very remarkable, but you can see the nice bokeh from the f2 and the great MFD of the 55 Micro. The shots of my cats' nose was taken from about 6 inches away.



StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

By the way, thanks Craig, the lenses are great!



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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And don't forget Jay... we love photos OF manual focus lenses in addition to photos taken WITH them. Some call it lens porn but I believe beautiful craftsmanship is always worth celebrating and these lenses have that in spades.

You have to be careful as well because from everything I've heard, especially from John in Seattle who shot with the D300 when he began his adventure with us. NMFAS can easily include purchase of an FX camera with a bright viewfinder. That is something Leighton has commented on after moving from the D7000 to the D600. My guess is you'd find such a move rewarding if it ever happens.

Regardless, enjoy your new lenses and treat that cat with a bit more respect... I love the fact we have so many cat fanciers on this thread. I'm a huge fan of these remarkable creatures who deign to allow us to feed and care for them while rewarding us with occasional attention... so unlike a dog whose tail will wag the minute you enter a room. The Egyptians thought cats were gods and they may just have been right...



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Country: United States

franche63 wrote:
105mm f2.5 + D300 + PN11.


You've joined the tube celebration. I'll point you to another thread I started titled Shooting with Tubes. It is found in the Macro World forum. Quite a few folks who hang out on this thread also share their work on that thread that focuses on using tubes. That thread is not limited to Nikon MF lenses so if you have work with other systems or lenses you're more than welcome to share that as well.

I love this image. Thanks for sharing it.



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
At risk of wearing you out, I will post a photo from some of the lenses I have used in the recent past, just want to show the breadth of enjoyment and images that using different lenses enables, lens name in the photo name, used prices range from $60 to $1800 and has no relationship to how good the photo will be:

That is it no more postings until Sunday. Promise.


Great set, love them all.

Bert



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A quick shot under ugly conditions, will try to get something more out of this old squeeze-box this weekend:

poor little thing I von georgsfoto auf Flickr
it's probably a missing "b": D3s at ISO 6400, 1/50sec., handheld, PC-E 45/2.8D wide open, effective aperture as displayed f/3.8



Very nice, I like the pattern and the B&W conversion.

Bert



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

the solitaire wrote:


Ai 50mm f2 on a D300 shot at f2
Shutter speed 1/30
No flash used


It appears you intend to spend a bit of time with us, which is delightful. I'm sure Georg will be happy to have a fellow country man participating. It seems we have a few German speakers as well, as we've discovered lately.

I'd invite you to add your first name to your profile so we can refer to you by your real name rather than a username. This is a friendly group and we've gotten to know one another a bit over time. It also proves useful if you list your camera gear. Since we're talking gear it can be useful to know what another user is shooting with when making suggestions regarding lenses. I note you first arrived with a question about the 18 f/3.5. We're doing that all the time.

Welcome. Don't hesitate to jump into conversations. The more the merrier



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks


Ronny, your flower pictures are simply amazing, and truly inspiring.

Bert



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

So another week has flown by, with more too many great contributions to individual comment on. Unfortunately for some reason most pictures on this thread do not show up on my work computer, so I usually play catch up on the weekend.

I am still going trough my Cape Cod pictures. Here are a few others from that trip.

Bert



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
And a flower shot so folks will remember who I am... This taken with the 300 f/4.5 H AI'd. Very little done to the image in post. This is a very fine lens. And yes, Jose, I'll eventually compare it to the later version.



Very nice Curtis.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Well, I just uploaded a bunch of pics to my Flickr account from my recent vacation. Here are a couple of samples...

Nikkor 80-200/4.5 and PK13


_DSC8705 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Kevin, I like this one very much. Nice composition.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Country: United States

franche63 wrote:
105mm f2.5 + D300 + PN11.


This is very nice. Well done.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

Great images everyone!

I've got nothing, squat, bupkis, zilch, nada, etc. to show.

I've been having to sit on the side as it's been way too busy to get out lately even with some stunning weather here in the Pacific Northwest.

Heading to South Dakota tomorrow for a week and hopefully I'll have some good stuff to post from the road.

- J

PS - It looks like the 16/3.5 AI, 45/2.8P, and 400/5.6 ED AI are the MF Nikkors going on the trip. The carry-on bag with my photo gear + laptop in it sure is going to be heavy . . . .



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Great images everyone!

I've got nothing, squat, bupkis, zilch, nada, etc. to show.

I've been having to sit on the side as it's been way too busy to get out lately even with some stunning weather here in the Pacific Northwest.

Heading to South Dakota tomorrow for a week and hopefully I'll have some good stuff to post from the road.

- J

PS - It looks like the 16/3.5 AI, 45/2.8P, and 400/5.6 ED AI are the MF Nikkors going on the trip. The carry-on bag with my photo gear + laptop in it sure is going to be heavy . . . .


Great choices John, looking forward to the images.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Bert, the first one from Martha's Vineyard with the colorful houses is very pleasant to look at!!

Here's a turtle basking in the morning Maryland sun. This one proudly held its ground after 7 turtles (in two groups of 4 and 3) slipped off into the water when I made the wrong noise - clicking the hood open on the 400 5.6 the first time, and too loud a step the second batch. Or maybe it was my loud shirt from the Reading WW2 show that they didn't like?

400 5.6 ED AIS + TC16A, wide open. I am really not sure the TC16A semi-AF is working much anymore. Last year it used to AF on the dot given enough contrast and after I did 90-95% of the focusing work manually.







StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

Nice shot Samy! Do you mind if I ask at what location you were shooting?



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

A couple more from our front yard last week. Both with the 200mm f4 and tubes. As I am not a big fan of wasps (I stepped in a wasp nest when I was a teenager, not a pleasant experience) the added working distance is much welcome.

Bert



franche63
Registered: Apr 06, 2013
Total Posts: 22
Country: Italy

nice pictures Bert .



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