Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I always enjoy shooting palm fronds... Here are two versions, the first in color, the second converted with SEP.



Then I noticed this locked gate with the rusted clasp...


And a shot of the chapel that is part of San Francisco Theological Seminary where Sue now lives... It is down the street from her apartment. This was shot at f/5.6 and converted in SEP.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
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Thanks Curtis! Were the color shots also done with the 135mm f/2 lens? I like what I see.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I'll end with photos of a few roses from the folks who live down the street from me. I know these photos can be old for some folks, but they demonstrate what this lens is capable of doing wide open.





The f/2 creates a much smoother bokeh than does the f/2.8 without tubes. Tubes can change the equation but clearly they are useful only for certain kinds os shooting.

Sorry to tempt you Leighton...

The lens...



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Rafael, those shots with the 15mm are very cool. Is that a rectilinear lens? I like wides without the fisheye look. wonder how it would do on my D7000?



StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
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I really like that shot of the rusted gate lock Curtis. Nice use of dof.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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rattymouse wrote:
Thanks Curtis! Were the color shots also done with the 135mm f/2 lens? I like what I see.


I only shot with the 135 f/2 today Tom, so yes, the color shots were also taken with that lens.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Thanks Jay... one of the moments of glancing to one side and seeing the rusted hasp. Bokeh play is ALWAYS a possibility when shooting with a fast lens. I'm eternally looking for opportunities to take advantage of fast lenses, especially when they achieve an acceptable sharpness wide open, as do most of Nikon's MF lenses. Here I opted for color since the rust is so delicious. Glad you enjoyed the effort... thanks goes to the 135...



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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kwoodard wrote:
Rafael, those shots with the 15mm are very cool. Is that a rectilinear lens? I like wides without the fisheye look. wonder how it would do on my D7000?


Kevin, it is rectilinear, should do well with the D7000 as it does well with the D800, however it is rather expensive to use in a DX sensor where it loses a lot of the width. There may be other wide DX lenses that make more dollar sense.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
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CGrindahl wrote:
rattymouse wrote:
Thanks Curtis! Were the color shots also done with the 135mm f/2 lens? I like what I see.


I only shot with the 135 f/2 today Tom, so yes, the color shots were also taken with that lens.


Great! Thank you. I am more than a bit tempted!!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Here are a few shots from the last week. Taken with either the Series E 50 or my Nikkor 80-200/4.5. Tubes were used on the flowers (20mm) and the dragonfly (36mm).


_DSC9571 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


_DSC9570 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

For the dragonfly, I wanted to focus just on the wing detail. Largest dragonfly I have ever seen with a wingspan nearly 4" (I measured).


_DSC9578 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Since yesterday was National Smore day, we had a plate of Smores dip. This is a lot easier to eat and cleanup is a breeze.


_DSC9614 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I also shot a bunch of video with the Series E 50mm wide open. Turned out extremely well.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Although not a Nikon lens, I shot my Tamron 500/8 MF mirror lens too. For those that are into birding, would love some C&C over here as this is my first attempt at shooting our feathered friends: http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1233616



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
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All my images from the Kendall Katwalk are located here:

http://hinkey.zenfolio.com/p1061177476

Shot mostly with the 16/3.5 and 45/2.8P, but a few with my 20/2.8D.

- John



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks for the comments Georg, James and Scott!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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James Markus wrote:
Both shot with the Nikkor 35mm f1.4 ais.

Leland Michigan aka "Fishtown" is where I like to buy smoked fish.







I like the look of this, reminds me of a pencil drawing.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
Thank you everyone for the comments. Here are a few more from the weekend. The first two with the 28 2.8 ais and the second two with the 105 2.8 ais. I have got to be nuts to post flower images with all the great work by others on this thread. Thanks for looking.
Scott







No... you're not nuts! These Cone flowers are wonderful.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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CGrindahl wrote:

Sorry to tempt you Leighton...

The lens...



You're KILLING me!!! This is such a gorgeous lens. And the images you took with it are wonderful, especially the boy eating ice cream.

Let's see, I'll give you a 24mm f2.8, 80-200 f4.5, 55mm f2.8 and a 50-135mm f3.5 for it.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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kwoodard wrote:
Here are a few shots from the last week. Taken with either the Series E 50 or my Nikkor 80-200/4.5. Tubes were used on the flowers (20mm) and the dragonfly (36mm).

For the dragonfly, I wanted to focus just on the wing detail. Largest dragonfly I have ever seen with a wingspan nearly 4" (I measured).


_DSC9578 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I also shot a bunch of video with the Series E 50mm wide open. Turned out extremely well.

Love the details in the wings, well done.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Just in case anyone is interested, from the same seller I just bought my zoom from. Looks to be in great shape and a fair price, also has been AI'ed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nippon-Kogaku-NIKKOR-P-300mm-F-4-5-Lens-professionally-AI-d-/171096271055?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27d621e8cf



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
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Country: Germany

Curtis, thatīs one sweet piece of glass. A bit bigger then Iīd like in my set of MF lenses but very nice nonetheless.

Does anyone know if the 105mm f2.5 works with a PN-11? The PN-11 is intended for use with the 105 micro Nikkor so I guess soem magnification should be possible. I also own a PK-13 which I might try.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I find the PK-13 or the Vivitar 20mm tube ideal for the 105 f/2.5 but there is nothing to stop you from using the PN-11. It will require you to be closer to your subject meaning you'll likely focus on details rather than the whole. I find shooting with tubes to be like a dance in which I'm continually exploring. The only way to learn the combinations that work for you to to try out different combinations. If you haven't already done so you might want to check out the other thread I started that continues to be active...Shooting with Tubes. You'll find Kevin and Ronny keeping that thread alive. Ronny uses the 20mm Vivitar with both the 135 f/2 and 180 f/2.8. I don't put myself out as an expert on this subject, but I've certainly enjoyed learning to play with tubes. I started with the 105 f/2.5. Have fun Buddy.



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