Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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saph wrote:

Scott, did I miss the Williamsburg images? Really liked what Jose reposted.


Hi Samy. As part of our tour through Virginia, besides seeing Leighton, we did stop at Williamsburg. Great place with all kinds of photo opportunities. It was hot and humid though.

Nice pictures of the turtle and the day lilly.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Everyone is knocking it out of the park with beautiful flower images!!! Great diversity, use of lenses, tubes, compositions, and the like. Great work!

I will not be posting my humble flower attempts.

Great to see new faces on the thread. Welcome aboard.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Lot's of good stuff since yesterday!



Nice series Leighton. You were not sporting boots like that the day we visited.


Thanks Scott, you're right, not my boots, mine don't look this good.



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
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That 180mm looks like itīs doing a magnificent job. I really like the contrast and color in your pictures too. They are well composed and really allow the lens to shine.



leighton w
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the solitaire wrote:
That 180mm looks like itīs doing a magnificent job. I really like the contrast and color in your pictures too. They are well composed and really allow the lens to shine.


Thanks Buddy, the 180mm is one of the "desert island lens". I believe everyone should have it in their bag. Sometime last year, or perhaps later, I think (but I may be wrong) John (jhinkey) did a comparison between the AF version and the manual version. He ended up keeping the manual version. It's super sharp and contrasty wide open, where I like to use it most of the time.



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
Here's a few more from the market. Taken with the 180.


180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Lovely lighting in this one Leighton.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Well then for full disclosure it wasn't the museum, it was I. I used to have a zoology background, and here now I have to dig up wikipedia to keep myself straight on species

Oosty wrote:
saph wrote:
Thanks Peter (Knysna), that 13.5cm lens is from ~1960 per the photosynthesis page. And thanks for the correction on the leopard vs. jaguar at the Smithsonian museum. Per Wikepedia the leopard has an "..unequaled ability to climb trees even when carrying a heavy carcass". Jaguar spots are also different. What was your experience with the Smithsonian that was negative, may I ask?

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My experience, which sadly was limited due to the extreme heat in moving from building to building, was outstanding! I loved it and only if they had misnamed a leopard would I have lost the faith



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Delightful flower bunch at the market Leighton!

A couple with the 35 1.4N, both at f/4.













rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
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So I guess we were all asleep or out doing something last night??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKKOR-16mm-Fisheye-3-5-/121133841606?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7mLMCG1is0%252F9i8o8sPE6eBIBjgg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Many great posts and pictures on the last pages! Will come back tomorrow for some comments.
Here are just three shots taken this weekend:


PC 28/3.5 at f/11 - this lens drives me crazy: if I correct for straight lines at the borders, the lines at the central part of the image are warped


blossom with a "crown of thorns" - D7000, 28/2 Ai at f/5.6, PK-11A


strange looking flower-bud - D7000, Ai 28/2 wide open, PK-11A



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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rankamateur wrote:
So I guess we were all asleep or out doing something last night??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKKOR-16mm-Fisheye-3-5-/121133841606?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7mLMCG1is0%252F9i8o8sPE6eBIBjgg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


We need to shut down this thread because we are driving prices too high!

Keh is selling this 16mm 3.5 with scratched in the glass and fungus for $438!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-16mm-f-3-5-Fish-Eye-AI-Built-In-Manual-Focus-Lens-275885-21588-/290933645670?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item43bcff2166

To share a little lightness, my 9 year old grandson was spending the day with me, he asked me what I was doing and I say looking for lenses in E-Bay, he says to me: "Do something else, you have enough lenses already"



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Even extension tubes are out of control!

I went looking for the smaller extension tubes - with photos such as Georg's 28mm + PK-11 flower above in this page I just can't help it . And that darn PK-11 is pretty expensive for 8mm of extension!


rafaelcasd wrote:
rankamateur wrote:
So I guess we were all asleep or out doing something last night??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKKOR-16mm-Fisheye-3-5-/121133841606?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7mLMCG1is0%252F9i8o8sPE6eBIBjgg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


We need to shut down this thread because we are driving prices too high!

Keh is selling this 16mm 3.5 with scratched in the glass and fungus for $438!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-16mm-f-3-5-Fish-Eye-AI-Built-In-Manual-Focus-Lens-275885-21588-/290933645670?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item43bcff2166

To share a little lightness, my 9 year old grandson was spending the day with me, he asked me what I was doing and I say looking for lenses in E-Bay, he says to me: "Do something else, you have enough lenses already"



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Delightful flower bunch at the market Leighton!

A couple with the 35 1.4N, both at f/4.








Thanks Samy, I like the bokeh play in this one.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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georgms wrote:
Many great posts and pictures on the last pages! Will come back tomorrow for some comments.
Here are just three shots taken this weekend:



strange looking flower-bud - D7000, Ai 28/2 wide open, PK-11A


I like this Georg, we haven't seen any 28/2 images in a while. Thanks for posting it.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

rankamateur wrote:
So I guess we were all asleep or out doing something last night??

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NIKKOR-16mm-Fisheye-3-5-/121133841606?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=7mLMCG1is0%252F9i8o8sPE6eBIBjgg%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


WOW, I can't believe we let this one get away!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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leighton w wrote:
saph wrote:
Delightful flower bunch at the market Leighton!

A couple with the 35 1.4N, both at f/4.








Thanks Samy, I like the bokeh play in this one.


+1 on this one Samy.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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georgms wrote:


strange looking flower-bud - D7000, Ai 28/2 wide open, PK-11A



Very nice Georg.



mp356
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Shot in some harsh (mid-day) light today so tried to make the best of it. Let me know what you think. All taken with the 50 1.4 SC.
Scott



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
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A few this afternoon playing with the 50mm f1.8 and extension tubes

Bert



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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You continually impress me with your camera work Bert. You have a modest kit but over and over again give us stunning images. You got the mojo...



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