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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Thanks Guys
Great shot Phillippe
Rafael : Great battleship shot



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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

kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
Kevin, the 55/1.2 (a late Ai-model in my camera-bag, couldn't find the "cool" SC-variant) is my favorite "50" and I have a few too ;-)
I can't speak for others but found focusing the super-fast 50's on a D7000 to be challenging to say the least.

I already know that it will be hard to focus, but historically, I will focus around 2.8 then open it up to shoot. How much brighter will I be with a 1.2 over a 1.4? I know the math difference from 1.8 on, below that I don't quite know if its a 1/3 stop or what. I ask because I have a very nice 50/1.4 K variant that I can either convert myself or bite the bullet and get the AI kit (which is $50 now, those kits are going up in price now everywhere for the 'good' kits). What do you think?


I think before you invest $300-400 you should get the 50mm 1.4 converted. It has amazingly thin DOF and the bokeh is wonderful. It might just be what you are looking for


You know, I think I will do that. I need to clean up one of my definite sells and get it advertised. Do you think I should buy the AI kit or convert? I feel weird taking a file to an otherwise EX+ to LN- lens. Plus, I cannot find my flat file, I think someone might have borrowed it.


Mine is the first K version so no ai kit was available I had my friend cut mine in his machine shop. If you have the K new there is a kit on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-4-AI-conversion-kit-for-50mm-f-1-4-Nikkor-lens-/200949086635?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec97fb9ab



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

What a great catch, Americo!
Ronny stunning macros as usual!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Curtis you did a great job with my photo. I will have to find a photo that requires a lot more of your expertise. I can't wait to see what Leighton does with it.


Well, here's my version along with a snapshot of the LR adjustments.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Georg - I love the set from your holiday.

Philippe - Man, what a base camp!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
Kevin, the 55/1.2 (a late Ai-model in my camera-bag, couldn't find the "cool" SC-variant) is my favorite "50" and I have a few too ;-)
I can't speak for others but found focusing the super-fast 50's on a D7000 to be challenging to say the least.

I already know that it will be hard to focus, but historically, I will focus around 2.8 then open it up to shoot. How much brighter will I be with a 1.2 over a 1.4? I know the math difference from 1.8 on, below that I don't quite know if its a 1/3 stop or what. I ask because I have a very nice 50/1.4 K variant that I can either convert myself or bite the bullet and get the AI kit (which is $50 now, those kits are going up in price now everywhere for the 'good' kits). What do you think?


I think before you invest $300-400 you should get the 50mm 1.4 converted. It has amazingly thin DOF and the bokeh is wonderful. It might just be what you are looking for


You know, I think I will do that. I need to clean up one of my definite sells and get it advertised. Do you think I should buy the AI kit or convert? I feel weird taking a file to an otherwise EX+ to LN- lens. Plus, I cannot find my flat file, I think someone might have borrowed it.


Mine is the first K version so no ai kit was available I had my friend cut mine in his machine shop. If you have the K new there is a kit on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-4-AI-conversion-kit-for-50mm-f-1-4-Nikkor-lens-/200949086635?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ec97fb9ab


Mine takes kit #5. My lens is almost in as good of shape as the one on the Photosynthesis site... This is their photo.



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

Nicely done Leighton I like yours better than mine
The only adjustment I would make is to darken the grass in foreground maybe a third to half of a step.



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

Georg this only really sings







rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

Outstanding dragon fly shot Ronnie!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Georg this one really sings







I agree (I tried to reply with this earlier, wouldn't attach the pic). I like the in camera processing too. Very nice.


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

Phillippe another stunner. Your daughter is into photography also and that's great to see
Americo nice capture. Glad to see you shooting in the "real" world
Ronny a big wow on the yellow flower
Kevin yours is the same as mine so it will have to be cut to be used



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
What a great catch, Americo!



Lieutenant Z, Thank you very much! It was not as sharp as I really wanted it to be, in orde to feel more comfortable showing it on a forum, but heck, my son loves soccer, and I love photography! I do have more, and I do have autofocus versions, with my 50mm 1.8D, but I'll save those for the appropriate area! I really did try my best with the manual focus 85mm 1.4 AIS, and I am really proud of how they truned out! I think I was really out of my league considering futbol/soccer/fotball/football/footy/footie/footer/Gaelic football/ฟุตบอล/فوتبال/please add your language here, is a very high action sport!

_DSC2206 by aRolleiBrujo, on Flickr





_DSC2207 by aRolleiBrujo, on Flickr





Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

rattymouse wrote:
Outstanding dragon fly shot Ronnie!


Thanks guys
Ratty: Think 180mm with tubes works really well for this kind of images for not being a macro lens


Great shot Georg



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Philippe, thanks! I'm glad to see that photography with a real camera is still en vogue ;-) A prime like the 85/1.8 is a great "teacher"-lens for starters in my opinion.

Americo, thank you! Your words reminded me of a ship-shot from last year, it was Jose back than who thought about a Nosferatu-movie: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/1599#10845090 and http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/1602#10846508
Great dynamic on your soccer-shot, best spot for taking soccer-shots with a (rather short) MF-lens is close to the goal. I shoot tons of soccer, but I'm not brave enough to use MF-Nikkors on a regular basis ;-)

Ronny, your work is truly amazing. I'm glad that you show your shots here.

Ray, very nice demonstration of the 50/1.4's rendering. The only drawback of the 1.4's is the sometimes weird bokeh when stopped down a little (I'm talking about the S/SC and AF-D here, the K and Ai/Ais might be similar).

Kevin, Ray and Leighton - thanks for your comments on the sailing-ship! I miss SilverEfex on my aged Powerbook.



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

rattymouse wrote:
Outstanding dragon fly shot Ronnie!

+1 on the dragon fly. We had them flying around the neighborhood this weekend, but none of them would land in my area

Bert



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

Kevin here is the cut on mine. Really hardly noticeable.



adh67
Registered: Mar 23, 2006
Total Posts: 561
Country: United States

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
What a great catch, Americo!



Lieutenant Z, Thank you very much! It was not as sharp as I really wanted it to be, in orde to feel more comfortable showing it on a forum, but heck, my son loves soccer, and I love photography! I do have more, and I do have autofocus versions, with my 50mm 1.8D, but I'll save those for the appropriate area! I really did try my best with the manual focus 85mm 1.4 AIS, and I am really proud of how they truned out! I think I was really out of my league considering futbol/soccer/fotball/football/footy/footie/footer/Gaelic football/ฟุตบอล/فوتبال/please add your language here, is a very high action sport!



Americo, those are a great start, and I don't think you are out of your league. I know from recent experience that it is not easy shooting "voetbal" (the dutch translation) , especially using MF.
I am not sure what shutterspeed you used, but by looking at them your results would be even better when choosing a faster shutterspeed in order to "freeze" the action and the ball.

Regards
Bert



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

adh67 wrote:
a.RodriguezPix wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
What a great catch, Americo!



Lieutenant Z, Thank you very much! It was not as sharp as I really wanted it to be, in orde to feel more comfortable showing it on a forum, but heck, my son loves soccer, and I love photography! I do have more, and I do have autofocus versions, with my 50mm 1.8D, but I'll save those for the appropriate area! I really did try my best with the manual focus 85mm 1.4 AIS, and I am really proud of how they truned out! I think I was really out of my league considering futbol/soccer/fotball/football/footy/footie/footer/Gaelic football/ฟุตบอล/فوتبال/please add your language here, is a very high action sport!



Americo, those are a great start, and I don't think you are out of your league. I know from recent experience that it is not easy shooting "voetbal" (the dutch translation) , especially using MF.
I am not sure what shutterspeed you used, but by looking at them your results would be even better when choosing a faster shutterspeed in order to "freeze" the action and the ball.

Regards
Bert





Thank you very much! I tried to use the best ISO, max aperture, plus shutter speed when possible, but I think i should work on my reaction more now! it was kind of my first attempt at this, and I also skipped my tripod, for no reason other than being lazy! Thanks again for the comments, and the translation, pretty cool!


I have the EXIF info.

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Settings: 1/125 /16
ISO 250

85 mm

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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Kevin yours is the same as mine so it will have to be cut to be used


Photosynthesis site and I believe the Mir site both say it takes kit #5.

Type---------Lens------------Serial Numbers---------Part A
K--------------50mm f1.4---2797021 3750400--------#5



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 7430
Country: United States

I dont think I posted this before. A view of the concrete canyon out one of the windows in my apartment. As you look at this, remember I live in the outskirts of Shanghai, where it is considerably LESS crowded than downtown.

24mm f/2.0 w/ Ektar film.









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