Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

Lieutenant Z wrote:
bruni wrote:
saph wrote:
Checked out Leica system prices. $ 2K for the camera and 2K for a 50mm f2 lens. Sheeeeeesh!!!!


are you looking at the R series? The 50 f2 is not 2K, it's much cheaper. The 50 f1.4, the summilux, now that is expensive.

but no matter how you cut it - Leica is very expensive - that's why I'm selling everything that isn't nailed down. I blame Phillippe and over on the Leica thread he's blaming 2 of those guys. thank god we've all got someone to blame for this craziness.

ben


Ben, please don't repeat I paid 350$ for a like new Leica R 50/2 Summicron : since you are in the market prices are rising dramatically .


$350??!! NO??!!! I still haven't heard about the 50 lux - so I bought an 80 lux (god help me) and I'm looking at a 50 cron - the best price I can find for a decent one is $550? so yeah, you're right, the prices went up when I entered the market - don't they know I'm a penniless cyclist.

Americo - the M9 is sensational - but it's a rangefinder - so it's very hard to focus. VERY hard to focus. And the D800 is no slouch - I don't know that, in performance terms, you're missing out on anything (other than Leica glass - but that's where the R series comes in)


ben



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

jhinkey wrote:
A hand-held pano shot with the 45/2.8P +CPL - probably shouldn't have used the CPL, but it is what it is.

Mt. Rainier From Granite Mt.:

h



Is that what cause the dark blue patch John?

ben



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5811
Country: United States

bruni wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
A hand-held pano shot with the 45/2.8P +CPL - probably shouldn't have used the CPL, but it is what it is.

Mt. Rainier From Granite Mt.:

h



Is that what cause the dark blue patch John?

ben


Yep - I get carried away with the polarizer sometimes.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5811
Country: United States

adh67 wrote:
My wife harvested her three little olive trees yesterday and is now preparing the olives to be brined. I guess they will have to be kept in water and rinsed periodically for a month before going into the brine.

Here are some pictures taken with the 135mm F3.5 Ai and PK 1 and 50mm F 1.8

Secondly a couple of dog pics, both with the 135mm 3.5 Ai

Bert


Great images Bert!



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

adh67 wrote:
My wife harvested her three little olive trees yesterday and is now preparing the olives to be brined. I guess they will have to be kept in water and rinsed periodically for a month before going into the brine.

Here are some pictures taken with the 135mm F3.5 Ai and PK 1 and 50mm F 1.8

Secondly a couple of dog pics, both with the 135mm 3.5 Ai

Bert





Two of my favorites, olives, and doggies! Great capture! Those olives look delightful! How many salt rinse cycles does it usual take, for results? I bet they make an excellent treat as well, and very universal! -Happy photography, Americo.rodriguez.



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
A hand-held pano shot with the 45/2.8P +CPL - probably shouldn't have used the CPL, but it is what it is.

Mt. Rainier From Granite Mt.:








jhinkey, I'll trade you an erred CPL angle, for some of my tiredly tried photo's anytime!


bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1422
Country: Australia

It got into the 30s but there was a bushfire somewhere and the city was shrouded in a weird glowing yellow haze. The 180 was another lens I was thinking of selling - but I'm not so sure. At this rate I wont be parting with any of them.

ben


nikon 180 f2.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Tuesday - nikon 180 f2.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr


nikon 180 f2.8 ais by benmorgan28, on Flickr



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

I got to learn how to focus it so accurately and fast

Well done, bruni



kpc011895
Registered: Dec 16, 2012
Total Posts: 84
Country: United States



A monarch from down in Cape May, NJ at the nature center



And the setup I used (minus the tripod lol)



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3510
Country: Singapore

A hike through cube shaped rocks strewn across what was a river in maybe many years ago
Assailed by houseflies throughout, we were a bit non-plussed to reach the end of the trail
An abrupt finish to all that walking



that narrow beam by Zichar, on Flickr


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5025
Country: United States

amlsml wrote:
Just received the 180 2.8 from Larry! thanks for a great piece of glass!. From the postman to the d3s in about 4 minutes, most SOOC. Really nice glass thanks!! Anyone know what was the original purpose of this lens? Just wondering?


Andy, Very nice first images from the 180 - comgrats!!!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5025
Country: United States

Bert beautiful shots of your dogs and olives







MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5025
Country: United States

Kenneth very nice set up for macro!
Ben as usual great street shots
Chin - liking the B&W but the tree gets kinda lost, would love to see the color version



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2370
Country: Sweden

Stunnig shot John
Great set Ben



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

Chin, love those Australian landscapes out of your hands ;-)

Ben, I like the first shot with the 180/2.8 a lot.

Kenneth, very cool setup (love the look of the old 200/4) and a beautiful butterfly-closeup!

Bert, great dog-portraits!

Sam, the thunderbolt-shot is fantastic!

James, your sunflower-closeup is outstanding in it's abstract and graphical nature.

John, fantastic set from your hiking trip! I think I remember the scenics from a previous post. The fire-lookout is a very cool place. Love the Osborne-fire-finder, nice to see that non-CPU-ed equipment is still in use today ;-)

Curtis, nice to see some shots out of your hands again! Love especially the fence-corner in B&W (excellent framing and a beautiful conversion) and the "main musician".

Ian, I like the "burnt portrait" a lot. Maybe it would be absolute perfect if the jagged white part would contain a trace of tones.

Mark, great shots from Canada! Love "Still not the only one here".

Steve, great candids from the English streets!

Ray, the turtle doesn't look all that happy about having her picture taken ;-) Love this shot for it's framing!

Leighton, sorry, I don't get it: is the chicken-eating guy your brother? A great snap for sure!

Philippe, great set from the castel. Buchheim, the "Das Boot"-author, wrote about the Loire-castels in his Boot-sequel "Die Festung", if memory serves. Have to read this one again.

Ronny, lots of amazing images again! The variety of your work and subjects is wonderful.

Samy, your fine sets from the Poe's graves reminded me of "The pit and the pendulum". I've read this story as a too young boy and couldn't sleep for ages ;-)



Sorry, I've missed a few great shots, it's just really hard to keep up with this thread ;-)





MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5025
Country: United States

Going to the Kennedy Space Center here in Florida on thursday. Which lenses should I take with my D600?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

asiostygius wrote:
Wow, so much time has passed since my last visit here. I was 2 weeks absent because a field trip and a week putting things up to date in my office.

Too many images to comment, but anyway the thread is maintaning the usual awesome rate of breathtaking images and conversations!!


Right now I am not posting any image, just asking a little help from PC specialists over here.:

Is this Nikkor P.C 35mm f/2.8 (black knob, latter & supposedly better version) worth of paying around US$ 350-375.00







At ebay I saw some copies of this lens for about US$ 499.00. So, it is a good price for Brazilian standards - the lens is in good condition and includes the original case + caps.

Any feedback will be appreciated.



Jose, nice to see you posting again!
Sorry, I've never tried a 35mm-PC-Nikkor. The price sounds really fair. I've missed an auction over here for this lens in excellent shape and it's final bid was about 270 Euros.
The new 45 PC-E is supposed to be a better performer, but it's price and/or bulk make this lens a "special one" ;-)


georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

bruni wrote:
Lieutenant Z wrote:
bruni wrote:
saph wrote:
Checked out Leica system prices. $ 2K for the camera and 2K for a 50mm f2 lens. Sheeeeeesh!!!!


are you looking at the R series? The 50 f2 is not 2K, it's much cheaper. The 50 f1.4, the summilux, now that is expensive.

but no matter how you cut it - Leica is very expensive - that's why I'm selling everything that isn't nailed down. I blame Phillippe and over on the Leica thread he's blaming 2 of those guys. thank god we've all got someone to blame for this craziness.

ben


Ben, please don't repeat I paid 350$ for a like new Leica R 50/2 Summicron : since you are in the market prices are rising dramatically .


$350??!! NO??!!! I still haven't heard about the 50 lux - so I bought an 80 lux (god help me) and I'm looking at a 50 cron - the best price I can find for a decent one is $550? so yeah, you're right, the prices went up when I entered the market - don't they know I'm a penniless cyclist.

Americo - the M9 is sensational - but it's a rangefinder - so it's very hard to focus. VERY hard to focus. And the D800 is no slouch - I don't know that, in performance terms, you're missing out on anything (other than Leica glass - but that's where the R series comes in)


ben


Ben, I don't think rangefinders are that hard to focus. Ultrafast-lenses require careful focusing with any camera-system and under certain conditions a rangefinder might trump a SLR in this discipline. But I've never used a M9 or some of the f/0.95-beasts ;-)
Btw, when it comes to Leica-R-lenses: sometimes it's cheaper to buy a Summicron-R 50/2 attached to a R4 or R-E than to purchase the lens alone.
I've paid very modest prices for my R-lenses a few years back, but I'm buying glass in user-grade-condition, not in collectors-condition.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

Here's a strange shot from last week. The local music-school got a bassoon-pipe as a donation and I had to take a square picture for a local paper.
Sometimes the placing of adds or so require non-ideal picture-sizes and this one was quite a task ;-)


D700, 50/1.2 Ais wide open



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

Two shots from today: some post-season blues from the Balitc Sea.

post season blues von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, PC 85/2.8D wide open


post season blues von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s and PC 85/2.8D too, a recent storm did throw the beachchairs up



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