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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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georgms wrote:
Here's an image that I would call a "photographic note". While killing some spare time in the evening hours I took a look at some possible subjects, but found either the light or the background uninspiring.
This "door", a side-entrance to the local city hall, was re-created this year (the "ensemble" around the old door). I for my part like the combination of old and new here.
The ambient light was already on a very low level, shot a frame, but will probably re-shoot this one with a better mix of ambient and interior-light.


a note (D3s, PC-E 45/2.8 at f/4, 1/15sec , ISO3200)



Georg, nice image and conversion. Love the tones and detail in this.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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deang001 wrote:
Few from Siem Reap last year that I've converted to B&W.

All taken with the D800E & 180/2.8 Ai-S


DSC_3859 - Kompong Phluk - Cambodia by dean.g., on Flickr


DSC_3907 - Kompong Phluk - Cambodia by dean.g., on Flickr


DSC_3978 - Kompong Phluk - Cambodia by dean.g., on Flickr


Very nice series Dean.



mp356
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saph wrote:
A bit different fall picture. With the 400 5.6 ED AIS.


Flag by maryland_photos, on Flickr


Wonderful composition Samy.



mp356
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the solitaire wrote:
Samy, I will most certainly post the comparisons here. I guess I´ll just split them up a bit then

Here is the 55 f1,2 S.C wide open



Compared to the 50 f1,4 S.C wide open



The 55 f1,2 S.C @ f2



The 50 f1,4 S.C @ f2



The 55 f1,2 S.C wide open again



The 50 f1,4 S.C wide open



The 55 f1,2 S.C @ f4



The 50 f1,4 S.C @ f4



I did make some more comparison shots but will have to sort through them and read out the EXIF to find out which is which. I also added the 50mm f2 Ai and the 55mm f3,5 Ai Micro Nikkor in to the mix so I came home with quite a few pictures


Buddy, thank you for posting the comparisons. I was wondering how the 1.4 SC held up against the other 50's and 55's.



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
Man, was it cold at the market this morning!


Too Cold/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Does this qualify as iceberg lettuce?



mp356
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jhinkey wrote:
Some more post processing love, this time with the 16/3.5 AI:



Beautiful post processing work John. There is a lot of information buried in those NEF files.



mp356
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agentbird wrote:
I feel ashamed of not using my 45 as much as it deserves, lately I've been lazy and usually end up using my 85mm 1.4G or the Sigma 35mm. But here are two recent shots from the D800E and 45mm PC-E, the one with the rocks was with a B+W 10 stop.






Very nice Agent Bird.



mp356
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4mpx wrote:
There are some very nice creations in this very long thread. MF Nikkor really shine on modern DSLR !

My first contribution :

D2Hs, AI-S 300/2.8 IF-ED, wide open.


Great image and welcome aboard.



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
Speaking of NIK, here's one I developed using SEP.


JK&Gloria/28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



Very nice portrait Leighton. I remember these people. They served a great lunch.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Thanks Scott. I was beginning to wonder where you were.



mp356
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philipj wrote:
Good to see many of the usual suspects still posting, and some new faces as well!

I've been in Zürich now for just over a week, finally starting to get my bearings and also finally managed to take the camera out with me today. Sadly it was raining and rather dreary, but I still managed to take a few photos from around the old town that I'd like to share. These three were all taken along the Limmat river in the centre of Zürich with the 28mm f/2.8 AI-s.


An der Limmat by philipjohnson, on Flickr


A narrow little gasse by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Feeding the birds by philipjohnson, on Flickr


Philip, good to see you posting. Gee, stuck in Switzerland for two years.



mp356
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leighton w wrote:
Thanks Scott. I was beginning to wonder where you were.



I know these are just excuses, but have been very busy lately, and with fall over, very little to get inspiration from around here. On the other hand you seem to very creative taking your D600 into room full of porcelain.



mp356
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Not much inspiring right now so these are from the late summer. Taken with the 28 2.8 ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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That first one is superbly composed Scott!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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A mixed bag from today.

First of all, following Georg's suggestion, here's old glory better lit and waving in the wind. 400 5.6 ED AIS, wide open.


Flag2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Cat's eyes. 85 1.4 AIS, f2.


Cats by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Artifact at Walters art museum in Balitmore. 55 1.2 S, f2.

Goats by maryland_photos, on Flickr



mp356
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saph wrote:
A mixed bag from today.

First of all, following Georg's suggestion, here's old glory better lit and waving in the wind. 400 5.6 ED AIS, wide open.


Flag2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Cat's eyes. 85 1.4 AIS, f2.


Cats by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Artifact at Walters art museum in Balitmore. 55 1.2 S, f2.

Goats by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Thanks Samy. Your series is very nice. Great colors and light in the flag image. The composition of the cats eyes image is terrific.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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4mpx wrote:
Keep smiling :


D800, AI-S 50-300/4.5 ED + TC-200.



Cool and sharp, you and I are the only users of the 50-300 ED in this thread, I love the lens, it does well with converters too.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
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Chuong, funny portrait of the cardinal in the coldness!

Buddy, nicely illustrated story about your model #1!

Philip, great to hear/read from you again! Hope you and your family will enjoy the years in Suisse. Nice shots from a town that was not built with motorized traffic in mind ;-) Nice seagull-feeding-image - probably a future adventure for your daughter…

4mpx - very cool bird-portrait!

Weasel_Loader - congrats to your 20/2.8! That's a very good (=low) price you've paid in my opinion.

Scott, I like both riverside-building-shots, with a slight preference for #1. Your beautiful composition would have been even better if taken a bit more from the left side, but this effort would have brought probably wet feet in it's wake ;-)

Samy, I'm really glad that my suggestion worked out. The flag-shot has much more life in it now. Love the cats-shot!



Thanks for the comments on the door, the fishing-vessels and the de-fringe-comparison - much appreciated!



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

Some staged portraits done with the 16/3.5 Ai, shot in the last months. The fisheye and a 20mm-prime have teamed up and already replaced the 14-24/2.8 for many similar shots. The mighty AF-S 14-24 was my go-to-lens for close range portraiture, but after a while I've found my pictures with it looked basically identical in their composition. The 28/2 works great for this kind of stuff too, but isn't wide enough for many situations. Anyway, here are some shots:


construction managers/supervisors - fill flash manually dosed - TTL can't handle reflective stripes ;-)


idea generator, planner and builder of our local velodrome - this friendly guy started it 30 years ago


maintaining the ice at our ice-rink -
I've felt like a monkey on a sharpening wheel on the ice-resurfacer ;-)




WThiry
Registered: Jul 26, 2005
Total Posts: 661
Country: United States

NIKKOR-N 24 f/2.8 Nippon Kogaku does a remote for basketball. Who says "old glass" can't do action sports?



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