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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5637
Country: United States

Thank you Leighton, Georg, and Ray for the comments on panning the train. It was something fun to try. Wouldn't it be fun try it with that rumored Nikon FE2 digital body and these great mf lenses!



azenis
Registered: Aug 05, 2005
Total Posts: 596
Country: Canada

Ronny _Olsson wrote:

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


Stunning...



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

Thank you Scott



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 862
Country: United States

Thanks for the complements on the Saguaro.

Ronny those dragonflys are superb.

Georg What a wonderful shot of the pre-fab building! Just perfect.

Scott Very interesting panned train shot, it is amazing how just a part is sharp like a defocused tilt shift lens.

Chin Great color in your landscape with reflection.

Rafael You really are showing what a great lens that 8mm is. I have a lot of trouble with my 16mm, and imagine this one must be a bear to shoot.

Steve Your last set is wet looking but very peaceful.

Leighton Maybe it was the pitchforks you guys brought to the public meeting that prompted the civility speech ;> I look forward to seeing your world through your photographs. I get my food from the supermarket and rarely get to see the world of the independent producer.

Ray I really like the recent set, the yellow flower's background has a strong sense of movement. Glad you are over your health scare and nice to see you posting again.

-Jay-



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

I am going to try a few rolls with this combo.







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

Can anyone direct me to a way to see if my monitor calibrator has calibrated my monitor correctly? I have heard that the one I have can go out of spec over time... Is there some way other than a second calibration tool?



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

kwoodard wrote:
Can anyone direct me to a way to see if my monitor calibrator has calibrated my monitor correctly? I have heard that the one I have can go out of spec over time... Is there some way other than a second calibration tool?



I wish I could help, heck I wish I could calibrate my monitor to, I'm to lame to buy one! it took me years to buy my tripod, and since then, I have not looked back! Next purchase will prob be photography lessons, a light meter, a book or two on composition, and a gall dern calibrator, for once! I may as well let folks know, that in my quest to go Leica, I sold it all, changed my mind, and now, I'm going to use Canon again, mostly because, I have been lusting after this!



welcome baby by aRolleiBrujo, on Flickr



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

leighton w wrote:
One more from yesterday.


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


That's a gorgeous slab of Americana!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Thanks everyone. I posted an image similar to that once, but closer up.

The man in the orange windbreaker is my dad and we were up in Lake Gairdner, an endorrheic salt lake in the Australian Outback. So yup it's a reflection, as the water's barely an inch high. Extremely salty, naturally. Crusts form on the tops of our feet almost immediately.

The sign said No Driving on the lake. Back in the days, the world land speed record attempts were held here. Some one didn't adhere to it though, and the rutted track scar the surface of the lake. I don't know how long it'll be to recover.

Reverently, we took off our shoes and socks to walk on out. The salt crystals hurt, like walking on millions of glass shards. Just when we were done, a tour group came by (no idea where from) in a single SUV.

The elderly Aussie trio, with cane and walkers no less!, walked out sans footwear. As did their exuberant teenaged granddaughter. Though the pin pricks to her soles made her stop running almost immediately.

The American couple however (and I just hate to say it) crunched up the crust in their rugged soled timberlands. Running all the way to the middle of the lake, doing the requisite starjumps; I winced and grimaced a lil every time they leapt up. The guide was encouraging them though, taking photos of their antics. Ah, perhaps I'm just too sensitive.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Sorry I haven't been around for a few days. I had a little health scare but all is ok now. The good news is I believe the Doctor is going to lower my medications. That would be nice
You all have been posting some great photos over the past few days. I started to copy the URL's of the ones I liked but when I got over 10 I realized that was too many to post. So please forgive me. Keep those fall colors coming Leighton because it looks like my trip to the Smokys will not happen this year


Ray, so good to hear that all is well. I was just telling Barbara the other day that getting old is not for wimps!



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

rattymouse wrote:
leighton w wrote:
One more from yesterday.


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


That's a gorgeous slab of Americana!



Thanks Ratty! Good to see you drop in, I'm missing your street scenes.



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

Chuong, the FG looks neat with the 45 pancake on it, congrats

Americo, I hope the 85/1.2 will work for you. Spending some money on the "theoretical background" of photography is always and for everyone a good idea.

Kevin, sorry, apart from basic visual checks I don't know how to prove a monitor's calibration (excl. a second calibration tool). Modern displays are less prone to change colors than the good ol' tubes to my knowledge.

Jay, thanks for your comment on the pre-fab-building.



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

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Sorry I haven't been around for a few days. I had a little health scare but all is ok now. The good news is I believe the Doctor is going to lower my medications. That would be nice
You all have been posting some great photos over the past few days. I started to copy the URL's of the ones I liked but when I got over 10 I realized that was too many to post. So please forgive me. Keep those fall colors coming Leighton because it looks like my trip to the Smokys will not happen this year


Ray, so good to hear that all is well. I was just telling Barbara the other day that getting old is not for wimps!

That's so true Leighton



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Looks warm where you are, Leighton. We got a cold snap here.

I picked up a 105mm f4.0 ais micro a little while ago. Seems really sharp. Here is Pepe Le Pew's Le Meu AKA Penelope Pussycat







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

I should say it's sharp James! Terrific photo



designdog
Registered: Oct 05, 2004
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Can anyone direct me to a way to see if my monitor calibrator has calibrated my monitor correctly? I have heard that the one I have can go out of spec over time... Is there some way other than a second calibration tool?


Do you have a really good printer? If so, I would calibrate the monitor, run a soft proof in Lightroom or Photoshop, and do a print. Google for a good test image.

I would also put the image in an email, and up here or on Flickr, or some other on line port. At the end of this you would be able to see your image on your monitor, in print, as an email, and as a web image (use some other monitor/computer to view these last two.)

Then you must evaluate the output, because, no matter what the status of your monitor, output is the key. If you are happy with the output, you are good. If not, try to qualify the problem, and see if you can make adjustments with your existing calibration tool.

I recently did some test prints with Miller's. What I got was nothing like what I see on my monitor, and my monitor is well calibrated. We made some changes, and now I have an icc file to use when I want to output to them. But it is out of calibration, per my equipment...



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

Great shot James



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

James, the almost monochrome look works great here. A black cat in front of a bright background would look strange in most cases, even if well lit. The 105/4 is a great and very affordable lens, probably underrated - good news for potential buyers ;-)



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

My EF 85 f/1.2L was one of the last Canon lenses I sold after concluding I enjoyed the manual focus experience of Nikon more than the world of AF with Canon. I wish you well Americo, though I'm ever mindful of the risks involved in ever believing the grass is greener on the other side of any particular fence. But there is never an objective accounting for what moves folks creatively. We have to go where our muse leads us.

Hi everyone... my muse has me reading and writing rather than taking photos, except on rare occasions. One of those was last Sunday and this time I actually downloaded the ten photos taken and took a few moments to process some to share on this thread i know to be populated with quite a few cyber friends. Sadly, I haven't spent time on the thread so I can't extend greetings and accolades for fine work being posted, which I'm certain is the case. After three years of immersion in this thread I know the quality of work being shared by the usual suspects.

Sunday I mounted the 105 f/1.8 AI-s and played a bit. Here are a few photos taken in my friend's garden as the growing season approaches its end...


We ate a few strawberries after lunch but I wasn't surprised when we visited the garden to find only this remaining berry enjoying the afternoon sun. And a few of the last flowers...



And a bit of bokeh play because I enjoy it...


Happy shooting everyone. Those of us in the northern hemisphere have autumn rounding to an end with winter not too far behind. We'll have to rely on our friends in the southern hemisphere to bring us a bit of outdoor color for a bit. I'll see you when I see you.



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

Well, good to see you again Curtis. I thought maybe pirates got you or something!



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