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ifaynshteyn
Registered: Aug 17, 2010
Total Posts: 469
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pburke wrote:
georgms wrote:


...and finally a snap from the university

first class bike lock, 55/1.2 Ai wide open


This looks a lot like the bike rack outside my office building Very international subject.

Good to see I'm not the only one who enjoys photographing bicycles. I've got an entire gallery of bicycle abstracts! That aside, this is a wonderful capture!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/640s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/800s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2500s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100











pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
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Country: United States

Then I found a bike store in my little suburb - amazing it can survive with about a dozen really large bicycle stores in Madison. Lovely small shop in a 100 year old building.

Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2000s f/4 ISO 800







Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/125s f/4 ISO 100







Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 1/60s f/4 ISO 100







after this I grabbed the 55mm...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2125
Country: United States

bike shop with bullet holes in the front window...

55mm f/1.2 1/60s f/2 ISO 100







Gallery next door also believes in neon to lure customers

55mm f/1.2 1/320s f/2 ISO 100







MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 746
Country: Poland

Lovely series Peter. Those cows are very popular here in Switzerland (as are the real things). Front page of the paper yesterday is how the bad weather has driven down milk production 6% this year. Only in New Zealand and Switzerland do I think that would make front page news. Love the Neon shots, less keen on the bullet holes as a rule but it makes a powerful image of course and well captured.



wshoc840
Registered: Oct 24, 2012
Total Posts: 41
Country: United States

A couple with the 50mm 1.4 and the 135 2.8



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
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Country: Poland

Some shots from a day trip to Technorama, the Swiss Science and technology museum, with my son. All taken with the 105mm f2.5. It's not so easy to get lots of photos plus stop a 21 month old child from getting into trouble with all the hands on experiments about but got a few shots.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2985
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/640s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/800s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/2500s f/2.8 ISO 100







Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100











I love this set. There is something about the 135Q that I love over most of the other 135's out there. The colors and contrast, I feel, are superb. Lens handling is top notch too, built like a precision tank. My copy is well used, but I think it creates the sharpest images I can create with my kit. It's tough to use on my D7000, dot conformation has too much play unless its on a tube.

Nice sets with the ole Q. What does your serial start with? Mine is an early 71 also I believe.

Oh! Almost forgot. Nothing wrong with your mount. Mine is tight also and appears to go farther to remove too. I tried a mint sample at the LCS (local camera shop) and it was tight and "off" too.


Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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There are a lot of great dog photos on the thread so I thought I'd post a few pics of "sea dogs."



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Jeff, last one looks bashful. Nice set.



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
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Thanks Kevin. I enjoyed them all, but that little guy in the last shot was my favorite.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Mark - very nice images from the science museum. Don't worry if your son breaks anything, that's how the inventors learned

Ray - the B&W is very moody and I liked the original.

Ray, Leighton, Georg, Scott, Rafael - thanks

Ronny - that dog of yours should be a movie star. Great shots.

Georg - the spider's web and the bike images are terrific

Bill - very nice series

Ray - love the owls although he/she looks like he had a rough night

Peter - the Q looks like a really good performer with the D600 bouncer



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9458
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100








Good to know the D600 can take a fall and survive! I really like the processing on this image and the car seems to fit right in with the diner.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

wshoc840 wrote:
A couple with the 50mm 1.4 and the 135 2.8


Bill, love the expression on Jack!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Some shots from a day trip to Technorama, the Swiss Science and technology museum, with my son. All taken with the 105mm f2.5. It's not so easy to get lots of photos plus stop a 21 month old child from getting into trouble with all the hands on experiments about but got a few shots.


Mark, I like the last one as it reminds me of my old job, thanks for sharing.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9458
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
There are a lot of great dog photos on the thread so I thought I'd post a few pics of "sea dogs."





Very nice capture Jeff, it looks very content.


MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 746
Country: Poland

Oosty wrote:
Mark - very nice images from the science museum. Don't worry if your son breaks anything, that's how the inventors learned



Thanks Peter, my fear is at the moment everytime my son breaks something he brings it to me on the assumption I can fix everything. But going to this museum showed me how rusty my physics and chemistry has gotten since I left Uni (and how far it has moved since then). Not sure I can fix a giant slinky, let alone a 539.5nM Xenon gas laser!

leighton w wrote:
Mark, I like the last one as it reminds me of my old job, thanks for sharing.


You had a job as a human lightning rod? You're a brave man!



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1080
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.



Peter, the last few sets are super, but this set stands out.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2125
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote: Nice sets with the ole Q. What does your serial start with? Mine is an early 71 also I believe.

Oh! Almost forgot. Nothing wrong with your mount. Mine is tight also and appears to go farther to remove too. I tried a mint sample at the LCS (local camera shop) and it was tight and "off" too.




Kevin,

my copy is 210434 made in the middle of these numbers 189945 - 247708 from 1969 to 1971. There are ball bearings inside these lenses! I had it apart once before I sent it to John White for AI conversion (who could not get it back together properly and didn't charge me, but since I had had hit the same snag myself before, I knew how to fix it - difficult to get the aperture lever into the right place, to say the least)

it's the tank second from the right







Good to know mine isn't the only one that is tight on the mount. Something subtle must be different with this lens, since the older 55mm f1.2 mounts just fine.

Peter



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3015
Country: France

leighton w wrote:
pburke wrote:
Took the 55mm f1.2 and the 135mm f2.8 for a spin tonight before sunset. First time I used the Nikkor Q 135mm on full frame since the early 1990s. Something is wrong with the mount on it - real tight, and when removing, it tends to go past the spot all other lenses stop and release. Not sure what that is, but I have to be very careful with this one. It's a beauty, though - made in 1971, I think.

And just as a tidbid - the D600 is pretty tough - took a close to 3 foot drop on concrete, and all I saw on it was some dirt on the grip and some scratches on the 55mm f1.2's filter ring. Never missed a beat.

All D600 handheld tonight - still have not figured out an easy way to carry my small tripod on the bicycle.

Nikkor - Q 135mm f/2.8 1/200s f/2.8 ISO 100




Good to know the D600 can take a fall and survive! I really like the processing on this image and the car seems to fit right in with the diner.


+1 I really like the rendering and the 60s look!



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