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Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2913
Country: France

Playing with the 50/1.8 ais and tubes :



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8988
Country: United States

Sometimes you just HAVE to take a nap. This little fellow fell asleep RIGHT in front of the bluegrass band playing at the market today. Taken with my new 50-135/3.5.


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3274
Country: Germany

Leighton, what a candid! Amazing scene, well captured.

Philippe, very nice close-up. I like "airy" shots and this is a wonderful example.

Ronny, wow, love your close-up action-shots!

Ray, your 105/2.5P seems to be a great performer. Nice portraits of the newborn.

Scott, thank you for your comment! I like especially the second and the last of your train-shots: #2 for it's nicely "compressed" view (the heatwaves work great) and #4 for it's structures in B&W.

Dylan, great story about your Fairmont-portrait. The damaged front of the building works great as background for the security-worker.

Jay, the river-shot (#2) is very nice, I like the calm atmosphere here.

Tom, another nice view of your crowded town.



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

leighton w wrote:
Sometimes you just HAVE to take a nap. This little fellow fell asleep RIGHT in front of the bluegrass band playing at the market today. Taken with my new 50-135/3.5.



I love this pic, great subject and composition on top.

Bert



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

Oosty wrote:
More great work - staying with the thread but not much more.


+1 on that, hard to keep up with all.

Bert



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4160
Country: China

MDoc9523 wrote:
Trying out my new 105mm 2.5 P


Perfect!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4160
Country: China

MDoc9523 wrote:
rattymouse wrote:
85mm f/2.0 AIS lens w/ Kodak Ektar film in my FM2.





I don't see many using the 85mm 2.0. Great lens I sold mine to get the 85mm 1.4 but did enjoy it.


I was *very* tempted by the 85mm f/1.4 and even went to the store to buy it. But at the last moment I diverted over to the f/2 version due to the much smaller size. For street work, a lens like the 85mm f/1.4 is sort of out of place. It is really quite amazing how small the f/2 version is.




rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4160
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
Tom, I think you are wise to let a professional camera technician open up your 50 f/1.2 AI-s. A well lubricated lens will have just a slight amount of drag when turning the focusing ring. That said, my 50 f/1.8 AI-s have very little resistance and still works fine. There is even a bit of play in the aperture ring that poses no problem either. But with a lens as fine as the f/1.2 you want the total experience. Let us know how it sorts out...


There is something very strange going on with my 50mm f/1.2 lens. It looks like it has a hard infinity stop, but when I use it, very little to nothing is in focus (when mounted on my S5). I find that very strange. Even if I move focus back a bit, not much in focus. This is at f/1.2. This might be a problem with my S5 as I dont recall this problem when using my FM2. One thing for sure is that I can feel the shutter through the lens when I fire it. Lots of vibrations, even to the point the lens will change focus if I do not hold on tight. I am not sure what is going on there. I was just using my S5 for some immediate feedback testing and getting the most strange results. I'll have to use my FM2 and wait for the film to come back to see if it acts the same way.

If need be, off to Nikon service it will go.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2162
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Nice Philippe
Love it Leighton



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 684
Country: United Kingdom

Manchester UK is well know as a rainy place.

And today was no exception.

Street performers just keep going even in the wet.

And umbrellas get broken regularly.

All taken with the 180 f2.8 @ f2.8 ISO800

Steve



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 928
Country: United States

Thanks for the kind comments on the long exposure pier shots.

Rafael, beautiful shots of the adobe structures and that grand old tree.

Jim, "Fishtown" and the cat shots are terrific b&w's.

Scott, lovely flowers and the b&w train shot is a winner.

Curtis, wonderful flowers and band shots. When it comes to flowers and bokeh, you're a master! The blue lock photo is outstanding.

Kevin, great flowers, dragonfly and Smores. The two macros with the 55/3.5 are really nice.

Philippe, the composition of the "Trient Glacier" photo is excellent. I admire how you captured the intimate scene of the hikers (and sitter ) within the dramatic landscape of the glacier. The reeds and forest reflection shots are very fine too!

Buddy, I really like your sunset with the 28/2.8.

Tony, terrific porta shots. I especially like the "ceiling" and "weaving and knitting school."

Ron, gorgeous flowers with the 200-400.

Ray, I like your "cinema style" shooting on the colorful globe. Great yellow house and rocking chairs. Happy birthday!

David, terrific flowers with the 135mm. Lils looks like a great dog!

Chuong, really nice shots of the goats and duck.

John, love the shot of Red Mountain. It has a Galen Rowell feel to it.

Nick, beautiful shots.

Georg, I really like your "tasteless" Das Boot shot. Agree with you and Leighton; a classic movie. The "Optimist" and "Ferry to Poland" shots are awesome shots, as is your "snappy dresser."

Steve, congrats on your 55/1.2. Really like your sparrow shots.

Americo, I enjoy the creativity you bring to the thread. "Skull and fine wine" is very cool.

Roberto, love the "people looking at people" gallery shot.

Leighton, beautiful forest shot. Terrific framing and colors. Nice work at the fair. I really like the girl and cow portrait and the balloons.

Samy, wonderful birds and I really like the Vizcaya set.

Ben, excellent work with the 55/1.2 and 35/1.4.

Philip, very poignant street photo.

Welcome, Loic!

Ronny, gorgeous flowers! Love the running dog shots.

Dylan, "Fairmont" has a great look.

Jay, nice ones with the 180mm.

John, welcome! Nice work with the V1 and 55/3.5.







georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3274
Country: Germany

Jeff, thank you for your kind words.
I'm almost moved about the amount of time you invest to write this detailed overview about the last dozen or so pages. Don't forget to shoot some fine pictures too ;-)



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 198
Country: United States

Ronny:

I can't imagine how you set up the second shot. With that lens, your dog has to be almost jumping right into you!

Also, what is that in his/ her mouth in the third shot, besides the ball?

Finally, either your copy of this lens is much sharper than mine, or you are a much better photographer. Or both.



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 684
Country: United Kingdom

Thanx Jeff



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2162
Country: Sweden

designdog wrote:
Ronny:

I can't imagine how you set up the second shot. With that lens, your dog has to be almost jumping right into you!

Also, what is that in his/ her mouth in the third shot, besides the ball?

Finally, either your copy of this lens is much sharper than mine, or you are a much better photographer. Or both.


Well on the picture 2, he was close to me when he jumped .. almost shot from below
and what he has in his mouth is a piece of string attached to the ball ..
don't think my lenses are sharper Sometimes I think it is difficult to set focus on 2.8 at some pictures .. it is perhaps a little focus shift on this lens?
will probably take a while to get to know this lens
Philippe must give me an education


Thanks guys



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4160
Country: China

Some shots from a Shanghai market. My 50mm f/1.2 AIS lens was mounted on my FM2 and loaded up with Kodak Ektar film.

This market is located in a rather rich part of town.































John Hanon
Registered: Apr 22, 2007
Total Posts: 1226
Country: Thailand



John nice dragonfly. I'm not sure I remember you posting before, welcome.




Thanks... and it's first time posting here... first manual Nikkor lens too



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5646
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Sometimes you just HAVE to take a nap. This little fellow fell asleep RIGHT in front of the bluegrass band playing at the market today. Taken with my new 50-135/3.5.


50-135/3.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Fantastic picture Leighton - I don't think it matters what lens is in your hands you have a knack for this photography thing (in case no one has told you that yet)



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4160
Country: China

That kid is going to be covered in chalk when he gets up from his nap!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3274
Country: Germany

Tom, I like your set from the market a lot. How are the people in Shanghai reacting when they see at camera pointed at them?
Two more technical notes and/or questions: Ektar seems to handle the mixed lightsources really well, have to try this one sometimes (still have a lot of Reala's). You're known as a Fuji-fan here , is Kodaks offering so much better than Reala? Shot #3 looks like a typical example of the 50/1.2's field-curvature - the display of the scale is in focus as is the closer white net-covered bucket. This strange behavior drives me crazy sometimes.



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