Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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stedge
Registered: Jul 14, 2006
Total Posts: 887
Country: United States

I'm thinkin' cannonball! right into that glassy-smooth pool!



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

stedge wrote:
I'm thinkin' cannonball! right into that glassy-smooth pool!


I hope you weren't talking about my photos



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

Stokesey wrote:
Wandering around the town I found these flowers

180mm f2.8 + PK-13 @f8 ISO200

Steve


Very nice Steve.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Found these in the grocery store today, and made an impulse buy.
Nikkor 16mm f3.5 ai







This is beautiful James. Well done!


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
The clouds finally lit over San Diego, alas, no wide angle at hand - the 85mm 1,8k will have to do.

Flowers lit by sunset.


nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8k d800 sunset flowers by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Rafael, I like the colors and background in this.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4445
Country: United States

ZippZopp17 wrote:


_DSC7022 by ZippZopp, on Flickr


Peter, I like this composition a lot.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 861
Country: United States

Longwood Gardens time this morning with the 35 1.4 AI-S. Last shot with the 28 2.8 AI-S. It opens at 9 and if your there then the night blooming water lily's are still out. I got a rare shot of the main conservatory with no people in it.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Steve those are beautiful flower shots
Chuong what a really cool shot and great timing!
Rafael it is so nice to see some landscape shots from around your area - beautiful!


+1



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Nevermind the chilly walk in the dark to the communal toilet
Nevermind the water heated up by feeding logs to the donkey
Nevermind the fly swarms, so thick they can form giant words and cartoon arrows
Nevermind the creepy stone huts with decor trapped in the 70s
Nevermind the musty smells and carpets to tiptoe on with toenails



we have so little time in the world by Zichar, on Flickr



A studious analysis of the image and the message Chin shares with us: Fricking Awesome!


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

another 360 degree panorama - this one on Mather Pass in Kings Canyon National Park. 20mm f/3.5, 14 vertical frames stitch

The view north is the valley on the left, showing the Palisades range, the view south is the valley in the right half of the image, showing Upper Basin and Split Mountain (under the darkest blue sky). The image breaks facing about southwest.








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

Ron, nice work at Longwood Gardens - my favs are #1 and 2.

Peter B, the first night-time shot from the Muir pass is great. The Sally-Lake-images look inviting ;-)

Peter Z, love the still-life with the 5cm.

Rafael, the sunset-lit flowers are beautifully captured.

James, very cool still-life with the 16/3.5!

Ray, nice sharks!

Dylan, love the fenced-in men.

Jeff, the table-top sunset-image looks peaceful, I like it a lot.

Chin, as usual excellent work with camera and words on the sunset-pano.

Leighton, dealing with a P&S for some time can be a good experience. Hope that thing isn't pink colored or so ;-)



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1359
Country: Canada

Thanks Georg.

Some really great stuff being posted lately.

Took a short walk after work today with the 105/2.5. That thing is super hard to focus for me compared to my 28/2 and even my 55/1.2 wide open. Actually, the 55 is a breeze. Things pop into focus and I know exactly when to click. The 105/2.5 reminds me of trying to focus MF lenses before I changed out my screen. Maybe I need to upgrade to the 105/1.8....hmmmmm....

Got a few I like. A handful for now:


DSC_0851 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr


DSC_0845 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr


DSC_0865 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1359
Country: Canada

And a few more:


DSC_0880 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr


Not dead yet by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr


DSC_0868 by DEETEEOHBEE, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

Sometimes I feel like the tree on the right, on winter where there is ample water and sunlight it drops all its leaves and it looks like a giant stick. In summer when it is hot and dry it blooms green so heavy with leaves it feels like local rainforest. This three knows not where it is and it behaves as it did where it evolved.

It sets it own rules and finds the means to sustain them.

So hot today, summer in socal is september and october. This 3.5 cm 2.8 from 1960 is incredibly sharp int the center, not so in the edges, it also has errors in exposure at different apertures not sure why, it underexposes.


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Got a new piece of gear today... I have wanted one of these to do real macro for as long as I have been into photography. Today I got a LN- PB-4 bellows unit, in box with paperwork and exposure card. It is in amazing shape with only one blemish that I should be able to polish. I don't think the slide and tilt has ever been unlocked. Not sure if I will ever really use it, but its a beautiful piece.

I also got a 55/2.8 Macro that is NIB. The issue is that it sat in a very hot location standing upright. The focus is seized and there is oil on the aperture. Any idea on how much a CLA might run?



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

Friday, it is Cruising Grand Street again, there are only two weeks left. This time it is fire engines that are cruising. Took the 3.5cm 2.8 from 1960, it is ai converted, sharp lens in the center and it gets near perfect at 5.6 and 8.0. Not in the same league as the 2.0 and 1.4 at 4.0 and below. But it works, heck I do not know a nikkor that does not work.

It was very hot, it inspired respect for fire fighters.

There were Mack fire engines:


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire engine mack by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Very old fire engines


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire engine old by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Commemorative fire engines


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire engine world trade center by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Big fire engines with big flags


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire engine large flag by Rafael CA, on Flickr

A crop to show how good this lens can get at 5.6


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire engine large flag crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr

And the Flag


nikon nikkor 3.5cm 2.8 at 5.6 D800 the height of summer fire flag by Rafael CA, on Flickr



DTOB
Registered: Oct 07, 2010
Total Posts: 1359
Country: Canada

Rafael, really liking those old fire engines. Any old firefighter vets around? Their faces are so full of character.

The one with the dog, is that horse drawn?



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

DTOB wrote:
Rafael, really liking those old fire engines. Any old firefighter vets around? Their faces are so full of character.

The one with the dog, is that horse drawn?


Dylan, there were plenty of old firefighters around, but I am very shy about photographing people that I do not know. Greatly enjoy the humanity in your photos, but that is Dylan's strength not Rafael's.

The old engine was horse drawn, beautiful gray horses, but they were mobbed by the crowd. Could not get a picture of them.



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

Rafael, another nice set! I like especially the second shot for the framing and the sense of motion (panned a bit).

Dylan, the comic-guy is well portrayed, the gent with the clear focus too ;-) The 105/1.8 is an extremely well handling lens, btw...



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3597
Country: Singapore

Whaddya know, it arrived yesterday evening!



you should be so proud by Zichar, on Flickr


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