Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thank you Scott. Fortunately, or unfortunately, since I have to be at the market so early, there's an abundance of nice light. I'm a FIRM believer that light is the single most important factor in a good photograph. Take this shot for instance, not really that good of a composition, but the light makes up for it.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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"Tres Hombres" part II

I tried each lens at minimum focus distance, set at f8. To make things fair the 105 2.5 used extension tubes to get as close as the macros. I used live view and a tripod for critical focus on all exposures. Point of focus was the letter "P" in Japan.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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mp356 wrote:
"Tres Hombres" part II

I tried each lens at minimum focus distance, set at f8. To make things fair the 105 2.5 used extension tubes to get as close as the macros. I used live view and a tripod for critical focus on all exposures. Point of focus was the letter "P" in Japan.

That f4 looks the most balanced across the board, the 2.8 a little richer color...at least to my novice eyes.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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The 105/2.5 AIS held it's own, but I'd have to go with the 2.8 judging by these. Actually, the 2.5 did extremely well. Was this with the pk-11?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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leighton w wrote:
The 105/2.5 AIS held it's own, but I'd have to go with the 2.8 judging by these. Actually, the 2.5 did extremely well. Was this with the pk-11?

I think to get 1:1 he would have to use the PN11... It held its own for sure, just not as precise as the other two.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Car show in Frederick, Maryland today. Reminds me, where's Reagan?

20 3.5UD






105 1.8 AIS






105 1.8 AIS






55 1.2 S










mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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kwoodard wrote:
leighton w wrote:
The 105/2.5 AIS held it's own, but I'd have to go with the 2.8 judging by these. Actually, the 2.5 did extremely well. Was this with the pk-11?

I think to get 1:1 he would have to use the PN11... It held its own for sure, just not as precise as the other two.



I used a Kenko 12mm and 20mm stacked (32mm total). Don't own a Nikon tube.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Love the hood ornaments Samy.

Reagan had to get off the porch.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Delightful colors from your struggle Leighton

leighton w wrote:
I struggled today to get anything worth posting, but I managed a few just to try to stay up with all of you.


105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr




leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks Samy. I loved your B&W flower BTW.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Philippe, that's a frameworthy image of your daughter!

Scott, thanks for the test, the 105 2.8 seems the sharpest again, but only by a hair.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Thanks Leighton and Scott. Right, looks like Reagan's spending the summer lounging on his porch

Couple more from the show:

Both with the 20 3.5UD















rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
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200-400 ED-AIS the dust gatherer!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Ron, don't let that lens gather dust, very nice example from the 200-400!

Another one from the car show in Frederick today. Red and yellow colors with the 20 3.5 UD.







leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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saph wrote:
Ron, don't let that lens gather dust, very nice example from the 200-400!


I agree, you're one of the only one who owns this. Nice shot.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Two more from the car show to end the day:

Maybe Reagan might know, is that little toy car part of the engine?? - 20 3.5 UD






And then there was this, taken with the 35 1.4N:






Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Diallo, nice job with the extension tube.

John, the Mammoth fossils and the night sky are very cool!

Ronny, more really nice work with your tubed 135.

Thanks for your nice comments Samy. Great shots from the beautiful Lancaster area. Great flowers and car show shots.

Philip, another nice one with the wonderful 28/2.8.

Roberto, beautiful beach shots!

Andy, very cool fireworks shot.

Chin, "the knees have it" is a very appealing pano.

Philippe, wonderful photo of Mathilde!

Leighton, beautiful flowers. Love how the 105/2.5 renders colors.

Ron, the "dust gatherer" sure takes a nice picture!






CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Samy, I'm loving the car photos with which you are showing off some great lenses from 20mm to 105, each performing beautifully. I really don't understand why more folks aren't jumping on the MF bandwagon. These lenses flat out rock... but then I'm a bit partial on the subject...

A bit of play with tubes, a 20mm Vivitar tube attached to the 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd. Shot at f/2.8 so a pretty thin focal plane.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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A different sunflower with the same setup at f/8.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
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Thanks, wasn't sure if the pano would turn out okay. I really wanted the waves though, but it was too wild (and cold) for me to wade in with the 14-24mm
So a bit aways and at 45mm
And wasted the shutter waiting for the pattern I wanted



glucosamine by Zichar, on Flickr


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