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zippy_monster
Registered: Jan 19, 2011
Total Posts: 158
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are the last of my tripod adventure. The first two are using the 24mm 2.8 ais and the last one is using the 300mm 4.5 EDIF ais


Oh wow. Where in Tampa is this?



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

Here are a couple random shots. I was thinking about the first one for the weekly assignment with the theme "out of place."



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

zippy_monster wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are the last of my tripod adventure. The first two are using the 24mm 2.8 ais and the last one is using the 300mm 4.5 EDIF ais


Oh wow. Where in Tampa is this?


Thank you. Actually it was at Peterson Park in Lakeland ,Fl



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Thanks Jeff. What a unique shot with the boats. I like it!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

leighton w wrote:
Two more of the 50's goodness.


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Loved the light and bokeh.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple random shots. I was thinking about the first one for the weekly assignment with the theme "out of place."









Jeff, loved the composition with the blue hole in the sky!


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

jhinkey wrote:
Another pano from this past week. 45/2.8 P with a B+W Kaesemann CPL. 6 portrait image stitch (assembled in PS6 via automerge after some adjustments in NX2) hand held.
1/180 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

I swear every time I use this CPL sharpness takes a noticeable hit, though not evident in this image due to the size.

Similar to the one-shot wide angle I did with the 16/3.5.

John







This one might deserve a big print that hangs in the living room . .

Print it, frame it, hang it! Just beautiful John.


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

leighton w wrote:
Every time I think I want to sell my 50mm f1.2, I take it for a spin and change my mind.


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Love this light Leighton.



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

asiostygius wrote:
I shot this guy today, lured by a banana at my balcony


Chalk-browed Mockingbird with Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 300mm f/4.5 AI-S EDIF handheld, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/400s; ~45% cropped.
In the flickr link you can look at the large version (righ click on the image, then select large or original).


Very nice Jose. The background rendered nicely.



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

Oosty wrote:
First effort with the 28 3.5 PC - panorama from our deck (f8)


Wow! Great view and nice shot.



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

saph wrote:
No sunlight this morning so this leaf came in handy indoors. Three cheapo studio lights arrayed close around it. Used the 50 1.2 AIS on a tripod with newly replaced wireless remote. (exif is wrong, thought I had changed it from the 35mm). Don't look too closely at the background. Had to clone out lot of bright spots

1/80s, f/11 and ISO400.







Samy, lovely composition and lighting.


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

Zichar wrote:
I just have to say:

It was my wife's birthday so I let her splurge
I remember sliding my card across the counter
Choose the accommodation you like, I said
Feeling like a million bucks and with a twinkling smile to boot
Anything, a break from the all motels and caravan parks

And so we arrived to pick up the keys from the Visitor Center
The intermediary, with said owner miles and miles away
I whipped out my wallet, the printed deposit sheet in my hand
When we were told that it just wasn't possible to pay
Because the booking wasn't done through the Center
But a third-party aggregate website the owner decided to use for the first time

A few long distance roaming phone calls
Plus anxious nail-biting watch the second hand on my watch
Moments of nervous refreshing of my inbox
The foreign telco rubbing hands in glee at my extortionary data package
All after a hard day's driving and almost closing time
Not particularly pleasant to be stranded in an unknown town
With a cooler bag filled with choice groceries if I may add

My wife, she broke down, finally she cried
When the lady at the other end ticked her off
Saying that in no certain terms would we be allowed in
Non-payment means illegal trespassing
Punctuated with a long and silent full stop

Blessed are we, to meet friendly faces and helping hands
At every stage of all our trips

The staff at the Center, possibly a local volunteer
Simply handed us the keys and told us to have a great night
I raised my eyebrows
She gave us a smile

Saying, look, she's way across the state
You're right here, I can see the bills in your hands
It's not like you don't want to pay
Her colleagues nodding, a choir in unison
Then with a shrug she sent us on our way
A wave a cheerful it'll all work out in the morning

So it did
And this, the morning's reward, brought to you solely
By the generosity of that woman
From the wonderful staff of Port Lincoln Visitor Center



racquet games by Zichar, on Flickr


Chin, great story and beautiful image.


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

leighton w wrote:
Jeff, thanks and good to see you. Hope your eyes are on their way to a full recovery.


+1 Jeff. Good to have you back.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here are the last of my tripod adventure. The first two are using the 24mm 2.8 ais and the last one is using the 300mm 4.5 EDIF ais





Ray, you are knocking them out of the park with the new tripod!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks for all comments.

Leighton, loved the bokeh playing;

Peter (SA), what a view you have, nice debut with the 28 PC!

Samy, gorgeous red leaf;

Rafael, what a truly spetacular steal you got with that near pristine 135/3.5! Congrats;

Ray, simply gorgeous scenarios you have posted lately.



This afternoon I experimented for the second time my modified (by a Canadian guy at ebay) TC16A. It could be my fault, but with the D7000 and the 180/2.8 I had a low % of keepers. Perhaps my combo needs an AF-tune adjust or simply I need to use a tripod!!
We need to manual focus then the TC does a fine AFocusing.
Peter B is correct, the TC deteriorates the image specially wide open. AF was sometimes "hesitating"
This was the only decent shot with the combo this afternoon:


Male Burnished-buff Tanager


Male Burnished-buff Tanager with a Nikkor "288mm f/4.5" semi-AF lens by labecoaves, on Flickr

One of the first test shots with the modified TC16A + D7000.
Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 AI-S ED + TC16A (= 288mm f/4.5) hand held, ISO 500, f/2.8(=4.5) at 1/400s. ~40% cropped
Exif shows a 145mm lens at f/4, but this is due to the modified CPU. In fact ViewNX2 reads a 70-210mm f/4 lens!!



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

asiostygius wrote:
Foggy14 wrote:
Here are a couple random shots. I was thinking about the first one for the weekly assignment with the theme "out of place."









Jeff, loved the composition with the blue hole in the sky!

+1 Jeff.


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

On my way home the other evening, just before sunset, I spied this tractor in a hay field. Leighton, it is for sale! I like how the driver sits off-center. Taken with the 105 2.8 ais wide open (as a test). I did not hit the focus as well as I should have.
Scott



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Scott, loved the colours and the yellowish cast of late afternoon!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4678
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Another pano from this past week. 45/2.8 P with a B+W Kaesemann CPL. 6 portrait image stitch (assembled in PS6 via automerge after some adjustments in NX2) hand held.
1/180 sec, f/5.6, ISO 200

I swear every time I use this CPL sharpness takes a noticeable hit, though not evident in this image due to the size.

Similar to the one-shot wide angle I did with the 16/3.5.

John







This one might deserve a big print that hangs in the living room . .

Print it, frame it, hang it! Just beautiful John.

Totally agree.


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Scott great catch spotting the tractor. The angle and composition of this one is terrific






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