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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13604
Country: United States

Here is a link to his posts Rich... You can always send him a PM as well.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/recent/rafaelcasd



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

Thank you Ray.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2585
Country: Sweden

Thanks

John: love that set
Leighton: Great flower shot
Scott and Ray:Relly nice set
Bert:great work with the tubes
Curtis: love the soft flower shot
Matt: Really nice set with lot of feeling
Samy Great bokeh shot
Gerog : Great shot as always
Rafael : Great shot with Nikon 15mm



Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

Here's the steering wheel that goes with the 66 Vette.


180/2.8 ED AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13604
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
...Sue's portrait is very well done too, but she looks a little worried. Or is it that you're just pointing a camera at her again?


Actually, she didn't know I was shooting her and when she turned she asked what I was shooting. I caught her mid-speech. Despite all the uncertainty in her life we took Sunday off and had a glorious time. This walk in the woods was so refreshing for us both.

Today she found temporary housing that will be available on August 1. She will stay one month with friends, then move into an apartment at San Francisco Theological Seminary, which is about two blocks from her present home. Hopefully, that will prove a respite until she can find an affordable condominium to buy. In truth, this have been a remarkably graceful process, for which we are both very happy.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3123
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Thanks Bert, Leighton and Ray for comments on my D700 - 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd "watercolor." That was definitely the feeling I had when I first opened the image. These fast lenses are a delight to use, no doubt.

I meant to comment on those images as well, Curtis. I have seen your images as well as a few others with that same lens and I want one. With as often I use my 50 and wish it had just a tad more reach, I think the 55/1.2 would be perfect.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3123
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

John: love that set
Leighton: Great flower shot
Scott and Ray:Relly nice set
Bert:great work with the tubes
Curtis: love the soft flower shot
Matt: Really nice set with lot of feeling
Samy Great bokeh shot
Gerog : Greg shot as always
Rafael : Great shot with Nikon 15mm



Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Your mastery of tubes and post work never ceases to amaze me Ronny... Love it!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2151
Country: United States

rd4tile wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
rd4tile wrote:
Can someone give me their overall impression of the 50 300 F4.5 zoom?


If you're patient you'll surely get an answer from Rafael in San Diego who owns the lens and occasionally post images taken with it. He is very serious in his evaluation of gear, so he will doubtless give you a very good sense of what that lens is capable of doing in its various iterations. The last two versions have a different optical design and have ED elements added. I believe Rafael has the newest version, the AI-s.

Rafael works during the day and generally shows up late in the evening.


Thanks Curtis, I'll check back and now that I know he shoots with it I can look at some of his previous posts. I am looking for info specifically on the ED AI-S version.

Rich


if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3123
Country: United States

pburke wrote:
rd4tile wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
rd4tile wrote:
Can someone give me their overall impression of the 50 300 F4.5 zoom?


If you're patient you'll surely get an answer from Rafael in San Diego who owns the lens and occasionally post images taken with it. He is very serious in his evaluation of gear, so he will doubtless give you a very good sense of what that lens is capable of doing in its various iterations. The last two versions have a different optical design and have ED elements added. I believe Rafael has the newest version, the AI-s.

Rafael works during the day and generally shows up late in the evening.


Thanks Curtis, I'll check back and now that I know he shoots with it I can look at some of his previous posts. I am looking for info specifically on the ED AI-S version.

Rich


if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/


How does one get their pictures to show up like this? Do you have to tag your images in a certain way or do you have to be part of a group?



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1562
Country: N/A

My office move went well. One of my servers uptime was 6.5 years. I had to shut it down myself cause I didn't want anyone to take it down.

Looking forward to catch up with the forum tonight.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

This was the evening sky yesterday. Taken with the 105/2.5 ais.


105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

Ronny, I love not just your masterly taken shots, I really like your your post-processing too. The soft and warm colors on your last shot look wonderful.

Leighton, great work with the 180/2.8! I wrote this already some weeks ago: you could make every market-weekend a 180mm-weekend ;-)

Ray, I really like your "Smoky-set". Great colors and framing. The single tree should make a very nice poster-sized print (or a jigsaw-puzzle ;-).

John, I like the "Wide open space" a lot, just like the dog-images ("A good time in the grass" is my personal fav here).

Matt, just like Leighton I really like the image of Brandon with Summer.

Curtis, love the airy look of your flower-shot with the 55/1.2! The B&W-portrait is very nice too, I like your old-fashioned looking processing.

Rafael, the scrub-oaks are fantastic! I remember your take with the 85/1.8 on these trees and can't make up my mind if I love the super-wide-shots more or the one with the fast 85 ;-)

Bert, your fly-shots are amazing, very nicely done! edit: Your wasp-portraits are even better !

Scott, nice set from the fields! My personal favorite is the very first shot: love the framing and the cloud-shadows on the green.

Samy, I really enjoy your work with the superfast 35! Love how the blossom stands out at the second image.

Jared, welcome! I like your daisy-shots.

Kevin, it's great to see that you've overtaken your photo-funk. The portrait of John is great, I really like the punchy processing. I also like your take on the busts and the butterfly-shot.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

Leighton, wow, now that's a sky!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3515
Country: Germany

The sun played peekaboo with me today - I went to a place I wanted to shoot in the late afternoon-sun for quite a while now. No chance, the sun was shining bright as long as I was in the car. Stepped out of the car and the sun hid behind some clouds. Time for a coffee back in the car, the sun came out. And so on.

Anyway, here are two cloudy shots:

Rostock Bonsai von georgsfoto auf Flickr
3 stitched horizontal shots taken with the PC 85/2.8D (lens wide open)


Rostock Wucht von georgsfoto auf Flickr
2 horizontal shots with the PC-E 45/2.8D at f/4 stitched to a square
(should have included more of the foreground to get diagonal lines starting at the corners)

Thanks for the kind comments on my past shots, much appreciated!



rd4tile
Registered: Mar 23, 2004
Total Posts: 2220
Country: United States

pburke wrote:

if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/



Thanks for posting that link. His images look really good.

I'm looking at one of these as a dual purpose lens: first to add to my MF glass collection and second as a reasonably priced, tripod mountable zoom to do double duty as a high quality spotting scope (with a Nikon scope converter onboard). I want to be able to go from 5-7X up to 30-40X and there aren't too many other lenses out there that would seem to fit the bill.

I don't want to use my 80-400G with it since it's going to be subject to some abuse. The 50-300 is a little bigger then what I would consider the perfect size but it appears to be built like a tank and it certainly looks to have the IQ one would want in a MF lens when I want to shoot photos with it.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2151
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
pburke wrote:
rd4tile wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
rd4tile wrote:
Can someone give me their overall impression of the 50 300 F4.5 zoom?


If you're patient you'll surely get an answer from Rafael in San Diego who owns the lens and occasionally post images taken with it. He is very serious in his evaluation of gear, so he will doubtless give you a very good sense of what that lens is capable of doing in its various iterations. The last two versions have a different optical design and have ED elements added. I believe Rafael has the newest version, the AI-s.

Rafael works during the day and generally shows up late in the evening.


Thanks Curtis, I'll check back and now that I know he shoots with it I can look at some of his previous posts. I am looking for info specifically on the ED AI-S version.

Rich


if you just want to peek at some 50-30mm photos, check this link (it shows many from Rafael, since he hosts his images on Flickr, too)

http://www.flickriver.com/lenses/nikon/50300mmf45ais/


How does one get their pictures to show up like this? Do you have to tag your images in a certain way or do you have to be part of a group?


it probably has to be some sort of tag you need to add to each image to have it filtered for a particular lens in the lens explorer subset of it

http://www.flickriver.com/about/



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
leighton w wrote:
...Sue's portrait is very well done too, but she looks a little worried. Or is it that you're just pointing a camera at her again?


Actually, she didn't know I was shooting her and when she turned she asked what I was shooting. I caught her mid-speech. Despite all the uncertainty in her life we took Sunday off and had a glorious time. This walk in the woods was so refreshing for us both.

Today she found temporary housing that will be available on August 1. She will stay one month with friends, then move into an apartment at San Francisco Theological Seminary, which is about two blocks from her present home. Hopefully, that will prove a respite until she can find an affordable condominium to buy. In truth, this have been a remarkably graceful process, for which we are both very happy.


I hope this all works out...for the both of you!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
The sun played peekaboo with me today - I went to a place I wanted to shoot in the late afternoon-sun for quite a while now. No chance, the sun was shining bright as long as I was in the car. Stepped out of the car and the sun hid behind some clouds. Time for a coffee back in the car, the sun came out. And so on.



Rostock Wucht von georgsfoto auf Flickr
2 horizontal shots with the PC-E 45/2.8D at f/4 stitched to a square
(should have included more of the foreground to get diagonal lines starting at the corners)

Thanks for the kind comments on my past shots, much appreciated!


Georg, thanks for the kind words. Is this shot WITHOUT any corrections from the lens?



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
This was the evening sky yesterday. Taken with the 105/2.5 ais.


105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Wow!



Matt OHarver
Registered: Sep 18, 2006
Total Posts: 4099
Country: United States

Took an evening off and took a walk with Brandon. I've missed our walks. All taken with the 85MM some with the PK-13.


MJO_2654 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2646 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2639 by MattOphotog, on Flickr


MJO_2636 by MattOphotog, on Flickr



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