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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

rattymouse wrote:
Oosty wrote:


Tom - these film shots are fantastic - just a shame I can't beam my "new" PC lens to you for a week or so to do an architectural portfolio




That would be sweeet.



Peter, maybe that is the next lens we send around the world...

That would certainly challenge most of us, Samy and Georg excepted.

Of course, that was a daunting exercise and I don't know if anyone is up for a repeat.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
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.


+ 2, Good to hear from your Jeff, when are we getting together to go shoot?



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Good work as always, I need to use the 180 with the TC, like Jose.

This is the Retreat office at the Mission San Luis Rey, with the 15mm 3.5 ais, haven't heard back fro the supervisors at Nikon, but the lens works quite well. just a little tinge of haze if inspected under bright sunlight.


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Office f8 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Mission San Luis Rey Retreat Office f8 side by Rafael CA, on Flickr




rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Rancho Guajome adobe, nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais.


Nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Rancho Guajome Grounds late afternoon by Rafael CA, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

This is the main entrance corridor for the Mission San Luis Rey, need to tilt up as it is so high, a 15mm shift lens would come in handy, like Peter's 28mm PC.


nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Mission San Luis Rey Corridor tilted by Rafael CA, on Flickr

It would look like this, perfectly level, entrance corredor at Rancho Guajome, three miles away. Better light too, for the D800.


Nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Rancho Guajome Corredor great light by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A crop of this, if the field curvature matches the subject, the 15mm can be almost this sharp through the frame.


Nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Rancho Guajome Corredor great light crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2927
Country: United States

Here you go John,

Colchuck Lake and Aasgard pass. Two were with a Nikon 28mm 2.8 AIS. I won't mention the other



















rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

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

+1, great light Scott, great composition too.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8403
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
Here you go John,

Colchuck Lake and Aasgard pass. Two were with a Nikon 28mm 2.8 AIS. I won't mention the other









Nice Jorge! I've camped at Colchuk at the end farthest away in the first image. Have not made it to Aasgard Pass though.


Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Jeff - glad you're back and thanks



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

asiostygius wrote:
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


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!!



Thanks Jose.

I'm glad to see you're well on your way to "mastering the D7000" . Lovely image.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Will someone with a D7000 and a D600 please take two images, of the same subject, at the same setting, from the same distance, with the same MF lens, from a tripod and post them. The idea is to compare a full frame D7000 image next to a cropped D600 image (taken at FX) so that the subject is identical in size.

Then would they kindly enlarge the sweet spot for comparison.

Thanks.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1650
Country: Australia

sunday afternoon

ben



nikon 35mm f1.4 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Super image Ben - where in Sydney was that taken? Is it Kings Cross?



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Chin, very poetically said and glad to hear that people use common sense. Nice light in that image too!

Peter (Knysna), don't trade the 28 PC, its a fun lens to use! As Curtis said, it maybe a fun lens to send around the world though

Leighton, you are on a roll with the 50 1.2. Whenever you feel the urge to sell like Reagan, just take a walk with that lens

Ronny, cool image of the graffiti.

Ray, very pleasing images again from Florida!!

Jeff, great to see you posting again and nice scenes including the boats and the pelican flock.

Jose, any combo of lenses or camera you deploy, the results are always superb, great tanager image!

Scott, love the tractor and especially the hay shots.

Rafael, like your 15 3.5 images, particularly the second corridor one. Very nicely composed scenery through the first arch on the left.

Jorge, the first image is the best with that light on top of the peaks. That one has to be with the Nikon lens

Ben, welcome back and superbly composed and exposed image!

Thanks folks for the comments on the leaf image and the kitties. The leaf (there were several on the bush during a walk) stood out with its premature bright fall colors, and especially how the color continued a good part down the stalk.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments everyone, much appreciated!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

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."







Let me join in the chorus of likes with this image.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
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

Beautiful old Farmall Scott, and the light is special. Looks like the focus is fine with this one. Perhaps the second one is off slightly, but the composition is outstanding.

And no, It's not green so I'm not interested.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
Rancho Guajome adobe, nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais.


Nikon nikkor 15mm 3.5 ais D800 Rancho Guajome Grounds late afternoon by Rafael CA, on Flickr


I like the contrast and shadow play with this one Rafael.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Jorge Torralba wrote:
Here you go John,

Colchuck Lake and Aasgard pass. Two were with a Nikon 28mm 2.8 AIS. I won't mention the other







Love the tent as your foreground subject, it made the image.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
sunday afternoon

ben



nikon 35mm f1.4 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Great shot Ben, I thought perhaps you died!



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