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rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4502
Country: China

I've not posted images in a few weeks, but the constipation is about over. 15 rolls of film heading into the lab tomorrow. I've been busy.

Stay tuned.



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

Ah well that was disappointing, I had all these film shots to show you!
Can't wait, I've been going through your old stuff and looking at film samples to find out if any characteristics matches what I want
Wife's miffed the fridge is full now...



big lights inspiration by Zichar, on Flickr


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

Zichar wrote:
Sorry Americo, it's not showing on the exif



EXIF, lol, film to digital lol! Hmm, with such a high ISO film, I would assume that the f/8 @ 100 would be doable handheld! I stuck with what I reasoned based on the in door scene and DOF, but, I am still trying to grasp every detail concerning DSLR, film, composition, and photography in general! If you did use a tripod however, I guess that f/11 could be achieved plus the blurred motion could be due to the slower shutter speed as well, and not due to higher shutter freesing action?!?



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

Okay, putting on my serious hat, the way I shoot Delta 3200 is to maximise the shadows, and even push the shapes into full black silhouettes, with less regard for critical sharpness (Afterall I am after the luscious grain shining through and it _is_ ISO 3200 film). It works very well for the effect and end result that I want, but unfortunately not so much for others.

In other words, I use it as a specialised tool. Which is why I don't often shoot with it, only those which I can pre-visualise or that I've somehow stumbled upon those that can match the aesthetic that I have in mind.

So sometimes I don't meter but go into a scene with the best I can handhold (1/FL or less), and hope for the best (like 'late night pastafarian' a few pages back, didn't want to linger in the alleyway for far too long). There's a lot of latitude in the film anyway, and/or at least how the fella who processes them for me has got them out that way. I'm also happy to shoot in A mode for streets - I am of the opinion that the moment for those are far too precious than the technicals.

Coming back to 'free coffee day' (and every other scene for that matter), there's no magical setting for indoors or otherwise. The mall is darker than most (it's supposed to be a luxury mall), it was morning, it's naturally-lit by those monstrous skylights up in the ceiling. If I'm not wrong, I made do with f/4 and 1/50, the latter because I was in a rush, just wrapped up a meeting and my boss wasn't going to wait for me to take a shot of the cafe, had two cups of coffee which is more than my daily quota, and shooting through glass. You learn and adapt, though admittedly I can't read the light consistently as I should/want to.

I must say that I'm very glad I had the experience and luxury of wanton experimentation from digital; those lessons served me well in film. My mind, body, fingers and composure now automatically compensate for the mistakes I might or would have made. And oddly, because it's film, I beat myself up less, knowing I did the best I could, que sera sera



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2360
Country: Sweden

Thank's


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2290
Country: United States

A few more from Portland.

13.5cm 3.5. Per the exif I took this with the lens wide open. No clue why, other than being in a hurry.

I am not sure which peak it is. This is from the grounds of Pittock Mansion, looking east so that the sun is behind the mountain on a foggy morning. Would love to have tried that on a clear day in the late afternoon.






Next two with the 55 1.2 S, at f/8 and f/4.
Green zone in the middle of the road for bikers in downtown Portland.






And here's a door in downtown Portland.








MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5007
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
A little abstract with the 50/1.2. These are a few of the different colored wire ties we use for the salad greens. That way we can tell whats what.


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


How very Andy Warhol is that photo - I LOVE it!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5007
Country: United States

Steve I really like this one






Dean what an awesome vacation. To have photos like that will make your trip live on forever!






Tony great stuff!






Chin you are so much like me when it comes to symmetry on shots like this one!
Tom I was just asking about you yesterday. We have missed you!
Samy you Oregon photo are great. We just need to see more!


jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5797
Country: United States

saph wrote:
A few more from Portland.

13.5cm 3.5. Per the exif I took this with the lens wide open. No clue why, other than being in a hurry.

I am not sure which peak it is. This is from the grounds of Pittock Mansion, looking east so that the sun is behind the mountain on a foggy morning. Would love to have tried that on a clear day in the late afternoon.






Next two with the 55 1.2 S, at f/8 and f/4.
Green zone in the middle of the road for bikers in downtown Portland.

And here's a door in downtown Portland.



Likely to be Mt. Hood.


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2290
Country: United States

Ronny, you need to put all those 135mm f2 flower pictures you have taken in the Swedish summer and publish a photo book!

Dean, amazing scenes of such a pleasant vacation spot!!

Ray, thanks, there's a few more I will dig out and post from the catch at Oregon. The place definitely needs a lot more time to do it justice than I had.

John, thanks for the tip. I google mapped Mt. Hood from Pittock Mansion, and it is exactly in the direction I was pointing the camera at, about 60-80 miles as the crow flies.

Here's a pic with the 10.5cm f4 T, a curious lens that was manufactured only for a year or so. It has a the preset aperture mechanism similar to the one on the 28 3.5 PC, and an interesting aperture shape, especially when slightly less than wide open. The lens is longer than the f/2.5 versions at that focal length, but much narrower (34.5mm instead of the standard 52mm), and lighter. Only 3 glass elements in it, I believe it was meant to be a low cost alternative to the original 10.5cm f2.5 but must not have been exactly popular.

This one I think was at f/5.6.









saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2290
Country: United States

Another one with the 10.5cm f4 T. Both this one and the one in the previous post had the PK-11A extension tube (8mm) attached.







Anyone interested in reading about the lens, here's a few links:

http://imaging.nikon.com/history/nikkor/21/index.htm

http://www.destoutz.ch/lens_10.5cm_f4_405749.html (linked from the www.photosynthesis.co.nz site)

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/RF-Nikkor/RF105mm/index1.htm





HugoD
Registered: May 09, 2009
Total Posts: 29
Country: Canada

D800 Pano with the 105mm f/2.5 - f/11 Iso 100





MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5007
Country: United States

Nice shot HugoD and a big welcome



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2360
Country: Sweden

MDoc9523 wrote:
Nice shot HugoD and a big welcome

+1

Thanks
Great shot Samy


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9176
Country: United States

Thanks to all that commented on the abstract, much appreciated.

Steve -Love the shadow play of your B&W gate.

Dean - I've enjoyed all your photos from Italy, makes me want to go.

Tony - I really like the building shot, very nice perspective.

Samy - Great shot of Mt. Hood.

HugoD - Good to see you post again, I love you image.

None from me this week as I shot with my 70-300 ED VR today.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2360
Country: Sweden


Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2290
Country: United States

More from Oregon.

Portland from the grounds of Pittock mansion.

55 1.2S. Mt. Hood's peak visible dimly in the distance through the fog.






13.5cm 3.5 Q






And at Multmonah Falls, with the 85 1.8 HC.






And back home flowers on this rainy evening, with the 28 f2 N.







georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3343
Country: Germany

Lotsa great shots here the last few days !

Hugo, love your foggy pano! Welcome.

Ronny, looking at your fantastic summerly flower-shots I'm really curious how you will capture the autumn/fall in Sweden.

Samy, I like the bokeh and the colors of your second shot with the 10.5cm f/4 a lot. Nice set from Portland too.

Tom, wow, can't wait to see some of your favorites from the 15 rolls ;-)

Dean, I really enjoy your shots from Italy! Somewhere along the coast is too funny, I can literally see Germans and other tourists laying on the beach loungers like sardines in a tin-box ;-)

Anthony, I like your film-shots. The murals are very cool.

Leighton, the cable-tie-abstract is great!

Steve, love the "hell-shot"! If this fantastic subject was my find I would probably have shot it a bit more from the left, to get more backlight and a more direct view of/on the gate.

Ray, wow, very nice nature-images! I will include the barn into this category, the disintegrating building seem to belong more to the mother nature than to the mankind ;-)

Chin, love your work on Delta 3200! "Out of Burundi" is awesome.

Sorry, I've missed some great postings :-/



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3343
Country: Germany

Two quick grab-shots from today, the architecture of my hometown as subject while walking to my parking car ;-)


institut of anatomy, D700 and 24/2 Ai - a "centered view" would be more pleasing, maybe I re-shoot this one with the 28/3.5PC


D700, 24/2 Ai - a place dedicated to a church that was damaged 1943 and finally teared down 1957-60
I've tried to create something like a "concrete-light-look" with rich exposure and Nik SilverEfex ;-)



Kingfishphoto
Registered: Nov 26, 2005
Total Posts: 6818
Country: United States

A maybe its who you know-story. This lens was recently repaired by Nikon in California. I talked my brother into giving me his 105MM F1.8 lens for my 80th. birthday. When we removed it from its hiding place, the focus and blades were jammed. I immediately thought re-lube and iam on my way. We took it to Tucson Camera Repair. The shop said the lens barrel was out of round ? The lens was purchased by my brother new in 1989, was boxed and near mint condition. They then told my brother they were sending it to Nikon on the West coast. I told my brother to tell the shop they might not work on it or be able t o repair it. The owner stated the boss at Nikon, CA , was a good friend of his. The lens had the bad part replaced and now looks and works pretty much as new. I have no idea how something metal gets out of round from just setting in a closet. This lens seems to loose its sharpness after about F5.6 to F8.0 , unlike the 105 F2.5 . Should have fantisic background seperation wide open. Any other owners who can comment on this lens sharpness etc. ?
Harry Palmer



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