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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

The Washington Memorial and the United Methodist Church next to it. Mount Vernon Square area in Baltimore.

Taken through a window, 55 1.2 S, f/5.6.


WashingtonMemorialUMCChurch by maryland_photos, on Flickr



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 2100
Country: Germany

Kevin, sorry to hear about the loss. I know from experience how much of a loss such an experience can be. I hope you and the wife will find your ways to be there for each other, to support each other and soon see that there is a world of beauty waiting for you still when you get back. My thoughts are with you both.

georgms wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Question for you all. As you know, I have a 50/1.4 K lens... Is there anyway to find out if it is single coated or multi-coated? I have seen references to both and kind of would like to know for sure.

Hope all is well here! I haven't been around much, had a personal tragedy at home which has kept my online time to a minimum lately.


Hi Kevin, I'm very sorry to hear about your family.
While I'm basically looking for an old 135/2.8 I think high shipping-expenses and customs fees would make a deal too complicated. Don't know about the 50/1.4K and it's coatings, but it's fore-runner, the "SC" is multicoated, so I suspect the "K" could be a MC-lens too.
That said, I've shot a couple of portraits with the 50/1.4 SC this monday and got "extraterrestrial" flare ;-) My copy of this lens is really worn and it's coating damaged - cleaning marks all over.


Georg, do you need it for parts? I have a 135 f2,8 Q here that I could send you against shipping cost, but the aperture lever thingy is misaligned (aperture still works when taking the lens apart and moving it manually, I just donīt get the parts lined up without taking out the lens assembly) and the focus helicoid is damaged. Glass is good though, and it has an Ai converted aperture ring.

If youīre looking for a working one Kevin might be able to help out. Shipping for the lens should be about $16 through USPS and tax and duties comes down to 19% on top of what Kevin wants for the lens. Personally I never had much luck with the 135 Q and it is considerably bigger then the f2,8 Ai-S or f3,5 Q.C versions otherwise I would be all over that lens. 135 is about the perfect focal length for dog-in-action shots on a crop sensor



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Kevin, I'm extremely sorry to hear of your loss.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
We miss you dearly Curtis
After a little nudge from Leighton about my never taking photos of people, I went out today to see the new engine and caboose being "installed" downtown today. I took my 180mm 2.8 AIS to give it a go at some photos of the crowd.















So, there are actually people living in Florida! I like this one the best. Hi Curtis.


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

Georg that environmental photo is really nice. You nailed the focus on the eyes!
Samy the artwork is lovely and I love the dark feel. This really makes the art shine. The monument is perfectly framed against the church and gives great proportions.
Thank you Leighton and Samy.
Samy I too was a little taken back by the Iphone until I realized that she was chimping a photo that she had just taken of the crane lowering the train engine on the tracks as shown in the photo below




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

Very sorry to hear that Kevin.



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

Kevin, so sorry to hear of your loss.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
mp356 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Here's one of the portraits with the worn 50/1.4 SC:

a forest worker is selling cut twigs (for Advent decoration/wreaths and the care of graves)
Nikkor SC 50/1.4 with damaged coating, f/1.4-2, Nikon D700


Georg, looks like you can get nicer OOF backgrounds with this on your FX body than I can on my DX body. Still one of my favorite lenses.


Scott I was just thinking today that there are a few of my lenses that I much preferred on my D7000 as opposed to the D600. Namely the 16mm 3.5, 24mm 2.8, 105mm 2.5, and the 300mm 4.5. In looking back over my photos these lenses just seem to resolve better on DX. Kinda wish I had kept it!
BTW we haven't seen you use that 18mm 3.5 Lately


Ray, I like your railroad exhibit series, especially the first. I see a hint of vignetting on that one which is very nice. It that from the lens or did you add in post process?

I agree, I need to get out and use that 18mm.



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

saph wrote:
Speaking of the 35 1.4, this is the N version, pre-AI.

Walters Art Musuem in Baltimore. f/2.8.


WaltersArtMuseum1 by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Samy, very nice image with great rich colors. The 35 1.4 is one of those lenses I would like to try but being so close to the 28 2.8 ais I would have a tough time deciding which to put in my bag.



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

mp356 wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
mp356 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Here's one of the portraits with the worn 50/1.4 SC:

a forest worker is selling cut twigs (for Advent decoration/wreaths and the care of graves)
Nikkor SC 50/1.4 with damaged coating, f/1.4-2, Nikon D700


Georg, looks like you can get nicer OOF backgrounds with this on your FX body than I can on my DX body. Still one of my favorite lenses.


Scott I was just thinking today that there are a few of my lenses that I much preferred on my D7000 as opposed to the D600. Namely the 16mm 3.5, 24mm 2.8, 105mm 2.5, and the 300mm 4.5. In looking back over my photos these lenses just seem to resolve better on DX. Kinda wish I had kept it!
BTW we haven't seen you use that 18mm 3.5 Lately


Ray, I like your railroad exhibit series, especially the first. I see a hint of vignetting on that one which is very nice. It that from the lens or did you add in post process?

I agree, I need to get out and use that 18mm.

Thank you Scott. I did add the vignetting in lightroom. It seemed to fit the photos retro look



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

Never thought I would ever get in this place but I finally did. Very much closed to the public. Fair Hill training center where many a derby horse has trained. All with my 80-200 4.5 C Auto. The last shot I only wish I could have gotten them facing me.. Regan would have been proud: The rider is a knockout!!!



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

Kevin That is very sad news. -Jay-



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

Georg I really like the pano, amazing detail when viewed zoomed in.

Ray It looks like the railroad had a new baby! I've never seen such a tiny engine.

-Jay-



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

kwoodard wrote:
I may have a way around the shipping issue. I will look into it and see. Where in Germany are you?

The drama is over, the hardest pain is subsiding, but the loss will be a long time in fading. My wife and I miscarried last week and it took three days to remove the fetus from my wife. Very hard times.


That's a real shame Kevin - had a similar experience many years ago. Difficult to accept the course of nature in our modern world, Be strong.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

Heavy storm warning tonight - to compensate a glass of wine against a very grey background!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Ron - Good example of how sports used to be done using these lenses. Nice focus on these.

Peter - Have a few more and you won't even now there's a storm outside! Hope you fair well my friend.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

Sorry for your loss Kevin.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
A badly executed image from today - shot this one while walking to my parking car.
Two horizontal shots with the PC-E 45/2.8 - one shifted all the way to the left, the next shot shifted to the right. Maybe I re-shoot the old building with the 28/3.5 PC or with an "ordinary wide-angle-lens"…

The extreme corners (when fully shifted) are really soft - this one was shot at f/4. D700
Sorry for the large display, I just can't get the image smaller without ugly artifacts.


Untitled by georgsfoto, on Flickr

Too many straight lines Georg, my picture below has none

I think it is time to standardize 1280pixels across, everyone has at least 1366.
nikon nikkor 8mm 2.8 ais D800 Escondido city hall 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Oosty wrote:
Heavy storm warning tonight - to compensate a glass of wine against a very grey background!


Very nice Peter. How was the wine?



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 8731
Country: United States

35/2.8 AI on D300.



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