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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2836
Country: France

From the cathedral of Reims (13th century) with 50 1.8 ais :



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2461
Country: Brazil

Wow, after a busy week , I have 5 days delayed reading of our thread.
While reading, I can't resist to throw on here a little bit of NMFAS virus

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-50-135mm-F-3-5-Ai-S-Lens-/230981164165?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item35c78cdc85&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1414

this is an excellent lens with an excellent price and with no zoom creep + original hood!!!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1634
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Peter (Madison), very nice images again with your new 55. I have never looked closely at a bokeh ring, maybe someone here can verify if dust spots in a lens can cause that. A lot of these older lenses are advertized as having dust inside.
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I did some bokeh research and found this page with everything you would ever want to know about the blurry circles - seems like dust is what causes the spots inside the rings and much of that dust may be on the outside of the lens (his figure 10 shows a before and after lens cleaning, leaving much less dust on the rings). I really don't want to get into a complete lens disassembly to get rid of those small specs that only show in a few images.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1634
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:
Wow, after a busy week , I have 5 days delayed reading of our thread.
While reading, I can't resist to throw on here a little bit of NMFAS virus

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-50-135mm-F-3-5-Ai-S-Lens-/230981164165?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item35c78cdc85&_uhb=1#ht_500wt_1414

this is an excellent lens with an excellent price and with no zoom creep + original hood!!!


what does the original hood do for me?



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2836
Country: France

thanks Peter, Ray, Jeff, Georg, Samy, Scott, Ronny for nice comments!

Georg : your picture from art exhibition is just fine art! Well done!
Ray; I enjoyed the eagles pictures : the only one eagle I've ever seen is an USAF F15
Peter, nice little red cars
Scott, not easy to get nice colors in this kind of image , well done!
Samy, I didn't imagine Baltimore could be like this



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3043
Country: Germany

Philippe, your fine picture from the cathedral (love his expression!) made me remember a shot taken at the christmas fair 2011:

50/1.2 Ais wide open and mis-focused quite a bit. That's a Ferris wheel in the background ;-)



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3043
Country: Germany

Philippe, Peter from Knysna, Ronny, Ray, Scott, David and Samy - thanks a bunch for your kind words on the art-exhibition and/or the vintage bikes!
David, thank you for the clarification, I will give "Point Omega" a try (in German translation ;-).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3043
Country: Germany

Scott, I always like the light in your photographs. The "Spring Sunrise" is a fine example of your careful work with the sun as "depth-shaping-device" (sorry for the awkward English).

Samy, I liked the closer shot of this corner too - both images share a very fresh looking atmosphere. The rather light processing/"rich exposure" works great here.

Peter from Madison - very cool framing on #17964! And thanks for sharing the link to the "Bokeh"-explanation.

Jose, thanks for the link to the auction. Firing up the NMFAS is always a very welcome action. Right now I have my eyes on a 25-50/4 (wish me luck, the auctions will end tomorrow ;-).



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 904
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Kevin, Ray, Curtis and Peter - thanks for your comments!

I'm stereoblind, that's why I try to create multi-dimensional-looking pictures most of the time.
A shallow DoF delivered by my beloved fast Nikkors is one way to achieve this effect, the use of tilt-lenses another.
Of course a special lighting or tricks like shooting into a mirror will work without "special" lenses.

Here's the last one for today, taken with the Ai 35/1.4 wide open:


Wow Georg, what a great photo! You've really captured a nice multi-dimensional look in this one.

Your comments about not having stereo vision are very interesting to me since I've had a similar issue over the past couple of years with one eye becoming quite dominant due to retinal issues in the other. If you don't mind, I think I'll "borrow" a few of your approaches to getting more depth in my images.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 904
Country: United States

Ray, love the eagles. Has that 800mm sold yet?

Jorge, b&w for me.

Chuong, love "morning dew" and your choice of bokeh on that one.

Kevin, great tulips and bridge. Hope you're feeling better.

Peter, thanks for the background on that GT40. I've seen some of the newer replicas in person, but it would be a real treat to see a Le Mans winner in person.

Scott, "Spring Sunrise" is a very peaceful shot.

Philippe, I really like the composition of your cathedral shot.

Samy, great framing on your streetscape.

Georg, love the "bokeh wheel" in your Christmas shot.

Peter, the "matte" look of the tail shot is very nice.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2070
Country: United States

Some scenes from Ellicott City, a suburb just south of Baltimore.

A historic log cabin, it belonged to one of the first settlers in the area. Built in 18th century and was reconstructed in the 20th.

I wasn't the only one trying to get some picture taking done before the rain.
Taken with 5.8cm 1.4S







Scene on Main Street with 35 f2 OC.








saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2070
Country: United States

A building next to the log cabin with the 35 f2 OC. Trying my best to imitate Philippe






And another b&w scene at Main Street, also with the 35 f2 OC.






rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1083
Country: United States

Not much time to comment, but appreciative of the beautiful postings, Georg- fantastic art compositions; Samy love seeing the 5.8CM in use.

You know me every Friday, predictable car shots, predictable lens,55 1.2:


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 old car elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2461
Country: Brazil

Paul Gabel wrote:
Two macros with the 300mm/4.5 EDIF ais


_PG25299 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/100 f5.6 iso 200 with PN11 and PK13 tubes, hand-held


_PG25939 by Apapa56, on Flickr

1/250 f5.6 iso 200 with PN11 tube and TC14B converter, hand-held and fill flash with built-in flash on D700




Paul, gorgeous close ups!
This is one of the favourite combos used by John Shaw in his book on close up photography, and you are showing why.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2461
Country: Brazil

pburke wrote:
the 55mm f1.2 is quite a chunk of glass, but I like it - first tests after a thunderstorm kept me in the house for much of the evening













WOW, what a beautiful cloudy formation. Great capture!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2461
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
Some shots taken today at the local zoo. I've used the 180/2.8 ED on the Nikon 1 V1a lot, but the results are mixed at best. I'm just not fast enough with the focus-ring.



Addition to the camel-family: the light was too harsh, the blown-out parts bug me quite a bit
180/2.8 ED on the V1 too, aperture unrecorded (about f/4)



Georg, the entire B&W zoo set is awesome, but for me this stands out!!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3940
Country: South Africa

Samy - the Baltimore shots are great. Like the cabin and the stone house which reminds me of the visitors centre at Valley Forge and Washington's HQ

Phillippe - super cathedral image

George - her eyes are perfectly focused and they make the Xmas picture

Rafael - nicely captured car



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 3940
Country: South Africa

I shot these from my car while waiting for Ingrid to do some shopping.All with the 80-200 f4

Small plaza in Franschhoek Western Cape, last Sunday morning.

Also an attempt to capturte some of Phillippe's magic



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2461
Country: Brazil

georgms wrote:
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Jose, thanks for the link to the auction. Firing up the NMFAS is always a very welcome action. Right now I have my eyes on a 25-50/4 (wish me luck, the auctions will end tomorrow ;-).



Very good luck to you for the 25-50/4!
By the way, soon after I posted the link here the 50-135/3.5 was sold! Are you the happy buyer or is there some of our "gang" that put the hands on that beauty? Just curious.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1083
Country: United States

Just pulling legs, the car is not at the car show, it is the carriage of the garden god at the enchanted elfin forest, do remember that enchantment can lead to danger. Post processing enabled by use of 55mm 1.2 fully open. Only color and contrast manipulated, no image shape changes.


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 old car elfin forest carriage of the garden God by Rafael CA, on Flickr



nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 enchanted creatures elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Beware who goes around in this forest


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 dangerous creatures elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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