Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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4mpx
Registered: Apr 19, 2010
Total Posts: 401
Country: Australia

Sometimes, to reduce the minimum focus distance on my MF telephoto lenses, I use the Nikon PN-11 (very practical with its excellent built-in tripod collar).

Southern Boobook (wild owl) :

D800, AI-S 300/2.8N + PN-11 + TC-16A, 1/200", f/8, @7200 ISO. Hand held.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Country: United States



4mpx wrote:
Sometimes, to reduce the minimum focus distance on my MF telephoto lenses, I use the Nikon PN-11 (very practical with its excellent built-in tripod collar).

Southern Boobook (wild owl) :

D800, AI-S 300/2.8N + PN-11 + TC-16A, 1/200", f/8, @7200 ISO. Hand held.

Never thought to use a TC with an extension tube. What order are you using, lens-TC-tube? Great shot.



4mpx
Registered: Apr 19, 2010
Total Posts: 401
Country: Australia

Yes, Lens-TC-Tube. This order gives the best results (I don't know why !?!).



Socalpicman
Registered: Aug 07, 2013
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Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
I just realized, this is weird, I'm posting here on a Saturday morning at 7am!


It's strange the adjustment period to your schedule changes. It's going to be hitting me hard next week.

I agree the 180 is a must have. It is also a popular lens and finding one is excellent shape but at a decent price can test one's patience. If I don't find one in the next month or two I may go to KEH and pick one up.

Here's another from Thursday while I was waiting for the hummers to show. 200/2.0 @ 2.0







JD


Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Country: South Africa

Leighton, Jay, Sar - thanks you. It was sunset.

Sar - amazing detail in owl shot.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

JD, I bought my 180 from KEH as a "bargain" rated lens for $300.00. It looked more like an EX- rating.



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
Total Posts: 853
Country: Austria

Haven't been here for a while.

Got my Df yesterday.
Reason? MF lenses

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all pics unprocessed, only resized

105mm/2.5
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20mm UD, my daughter tried new dessert for today's lunch
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rgds,
Andy



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Good to see you on here again Andy and congrats! That makes two alumni with the Df, Ron being the other. Great shots to introduce it with.

How do our beloved lenses work on it?



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1370
Country: Canada

Humm, Andy the deserts looks delicious



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Peter terrific shots with the 500mm. The bokeh is pretty nice in that last shot. Your sunset photo has stunning colors!

Jay great dynamics in this one and rich colors

Sar amazing clarity!!!

JD well done and very nice bokeh

Andy great to have you back. With that new camera and lens line up I suppose we will be seeing a lot of you from now on



AndreasE
Registered: Dec 31, 2003
Total Posts: 853
Country: Austria

leighton w wrote:
Good to see you on here again Andy and congrats! That makes two alumni with the Df, Ron being the other. Great shots to introduce it with.
How do our beloved lenses work on it?


Thanks leighton.
I tried the "pure" approach with the camera ...
As of now, for the first 28 hrs I have 28 pics on the meter
Don't know if I will keep the speed limit forever



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

Ray, the turkey's look ready to eat.

Sar, That's the sharpest image I have seen coming from the 200 f4. The Boobook is so close it in the AI-S 300/2.8N + PN-11 + TC-16A it is amazing.

Chuong, Wow, you are getting into gimbal head and industrial support territory with the 600mm cannon. It's probably too late to warn you, but shooting birds is like a very addictive drug. Pair that with a MF Nikkor addiction...you may want to look into a local 12 step program. :-)

Leighton, A turkey "ball"? Love all the smiles...

Congrats Ron on the Df.

JD - I know your pain. That 200mm f2 bokeh is magic.

Georg, LED's cycle like flourescent light bulbs. Learned that just recently shooting some cars. The headlights on some were a steady blurred line, while the tail lights had the strobe effect of a dotted line. Has something to do with regulating the flow of electricity.

Jose, great handheld work - I love seeing barbules on the feathers.

Peter, what a gorgeous sky!


I was waking up with some coffee this am - when I saw some ice covered pompous grass waving at me through the window. I thought..."The whole point of an f2 lens is to shoot at f2", and since Ronny is the one that turned me onto this huge hunk of glass...I added a 12mm extension tube in his honor. Well, the bokeh looks awesome to me.

All of these are at f2.0 with Nikkor 135mm f2.0 ai


























leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

Great work with the 135/2 Jim, bokeh looks great to me too.



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1370
Country: Canada

Wow I like it james nice rich colors, light and bokeh!! I'll never get tired of bokehliciousness



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:

I was waking up with some coffee this am - when I saw some ice covered pompous grass waving at me through the window. I thought..."The whole point of an f2 lens is to shoot at f2", and since Ronny is the one that turned me onto this huge hunk of glass...I added a 12mm extension tube in his honor. Well, the bokeh looks awesome to me.

All of these are at f2.0 with Nikkor 135mm f2.0 ai


























Very nice series James. The bokeh is very pleasing


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

AndreasE wrote:
Haven't been here for a while.

Got my Df yesterday.
Reason? MF lenses

1920x1280






all pics unprocessed, only resized

105mm/2.5
1920x1280






20mm UD, my daughter tried new dessert for today's lunch
1920x1080






rgds,
Andy



Looks like a great camera!


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

The snow has decided to stay.

I revisited the sunflower field with the 200 f4 micro. Then a couple images of some bittersweet. Lastly a b&w conversion of an intensely blue sky, bare trees, and snow.

Thanks for looking.
Scott



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1370
Country: Canada

I really like the color on the third one!!



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1370
Country: Canada

I had some time today to play around a little bit with my new lens I got Yesterday(50 1.2 ais)!! It is so tiny, it will make a good small lense to go in my backpack when i'll go ride my motorcycle!!



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

AndreasE wrote:
Haven't been here for a while.

Got my Df yesterday.
Reason? MF lenses

rgds,
Andy



Greetings from the Danube shore Andy! And congrats for the new toy!

Would you mind to share a bit about its viewfinder and how "pure" is the MFing experience with this camera? Eventually in comparison with D800.

Thanks in advance!



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