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

Love this one Leighton. Had to go to flickr to see it

http://www.flickr.com/photos/t_leighton_womack/10185692976/favorites/in/photostream/

Nice selection of photos Buddy
James the grasshopper is amazing
Dustin congrats on the new camera. I am jealous



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1507
Country: N/A

Wow, 12hrs with no updates on this thread?

I took the 600mm lens out this morning to try it out. It was hard to focus while handheld. I missed focus on this shot because I was still doing the one shot at a time habit. Still, I love the lighting on it.







the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 800
Country: Germany

Congrats on that photograph. Even if the focus is slightly off (or put it this way, I would have preferred the emphasis on the birds head) the lighting more then makes up for that.

Itīs one of those pictures that, from lighting, composition and color would be one I would print and hang on my wall.

No updates from me because Iīm making some illustrations rather then take pictures. Itīs raining outside. Not much to take pictures of



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2974
Country: United States

the solitaire wrote:
No updates from me because Iīm making some illustrations rather then take pictures. Itīs raining outside. Not much to take pictures of

You just need to get some tubes for some macro shots. Plenty to shoot inside, you just need to look.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2639
Country: Brazil

MDoc9523 wrote:
Some of the shots over the last few days that caught my attention:

Jay this is wonderful






Ronny I love the fall colors






Jim congrats on the new camera. So happy to see you posting here.

Georg this one really sings






Samy terrific shots around town






Scott the view is amazing









Agree 100%!!


asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2639
Country: Brazil

Thanks Leighton, Samy and Ray.

Buddy, loved the last shot of dog + bokeh;
James, what a great portrait of the katydid.


Two days ago after sunset these clouds showed, so I "enlisted" the old 20mm UD for the job:


Strange clouds after sunset with Nikkor-U.D 20mm f/3.5 by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor-U.D 20mm f/3.5 F ai'd supported on window sill, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/10s.

I was lazy to use a tripod, so needed high ISO and even I added some grains just for the "atmosphere"



Matthew0404
Registered: May 15, 2011
Total Posts: 185
Country: United States

55mm f/3.5 AI Micro on D800:


Morning Dew by mkrepp, on Flickr



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 800
Country: Germany

kwoodard wrote:
the solitaire wrote:
No updates from me because Iīm making some illustrations rather then take pictures. Itīs raining outside. Not much to take pictures of

You just need to get some tubes for some macro shots. Plenty to shoot inside, you just need to look.


I own both a PN-11 and PK-13. I prefer using an AF lens with those though. The AF 70-210 f4-5,6D. Itīs marvellous with the tubes (even with both tubes stacked itīs plenty sharp and has great clarity)

I did not have much luck with the PN-11 and the 105 f2,5 P.C. Might search for a 200 f4 Ai micro Nikkor.

Thnx Jose, I also really like the somewhat funky bokeh. Reminds me a bit of fairy dust

I really like your cityscape shot. The clouds look like someone painted them on there. The 20 U.D Nikkor would be interesting for me if it had a 52mm filter thread rather then 72mm. Not sure if I want another big lens in my kit.



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2299
Country: United States

Hey MF guys! I am looking to complement my 105 2.5 Ai with a wide prime. What do you guys suggest? Somewhere along the 24 or 28mm would be ideal, but I wouldn't mind 35 if the optics is better. Thanks!



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 800
Country: Germany

From personal experience and from what I have seen here there are a lot of good solid choices available.

On the top of the list for most is the 28 f2,8 Ai-S. I donīt own one. I do own the 28 f2,8 Ai instead which is also a fine lens. Most Nikon 28mm lenses tend to have really good rectilinear correction and contrast as well as edge to edge sharpness.

Rattymouse on here uses the 24 f2 Ai-S to make outstanding photographs so could very well be on the short list as well.

35mm lenses seem to be a bit of a mixed bag though. Maybe someone can chime in and give you some first-hand impressions and recommendations of the 35mm lenses.

If budget is not an issue, go ebay, use BIN on a good 28mm f2,8 Ai-S and donīt look back



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2299
Country: United States

Thanks solitaire. Looking around at KEH, they have a 20mm 3.5 "UD" and 20mm f/4 that meet my budget. What's everyone's opinion on these two lenses? I appreciate the help.



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 800
Country: Germany

Overrated. I want one

I think the strong points of the 20mm f4 are itīs compact size and the ability to take 52mm filters.

In regards to optics the 20mm U.D seems to be highly regarded here. Curtis really likes his copy and I havenīt heard any of the others owning this lens complain about it.From what I gathered (I donīt own either because I generally use an AF lens for anything wider then 28mm) the 20mm U.D has less light fall-off and better corner sharpness compared to the other 20mm lenses.

If youīre willing to deal with light fall-off in PP just pick up the 20mm f3,5 instead. Costs less and does most of the same the 20mm f4 does.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2974
Country: United States

Matthew0404 wrote:
55mm f/3.5 AI Micro on D800:


Morning Dew by mkrepp, on Flickr


Fantastic shot! Wow!



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2476
Country: Sweden

Great shot Matt and Jose

@ f2.8

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2476
Country: Sweden

Great shot Georg Scott and Chuong



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 510
Country: United States

Thanks for the complements on my big sky photos. I am really liking the new polarizer.
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The Musicians





16mm f/3.5 at f/5.6 1/6th sec 4000 ISO D800
-Jay-


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

Chuong I really like the lighting as well - nice.
Jose that is a killer sky - beautiful.
Matthew wonderful green pastel bokeh.
Ronny very touching photo. Thanks for sharing it with us!
Jay the polarizer is really doing the trick on your sky photos and that jamboree likes like a terrific time was had by all. Great perspective!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 510
Country: United States

The south-most spot in Texas





D800 24mm PC-E
-Jay-


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. Here's another taken from the other side of the parapet.
This was what drew me to the top in the first place, seen in the day time, mental note to revisit at night.
I could barely reach the ledge edge because of the railings. So what I did was trigger the auto-timer, stretch out and place the camera resting on the edge, nudge it into position a lil', all the while keeping two fingers twirled around the strap



they called me sewell by Zichar, on Flickr


Very nice Chin. Love the curving road in the composition.


mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4331
Country: United States

rattymouse wrote:
Nikon FM2 w/24mm f/2 lens on Acros film.










I like this image RM. Interesting architecture and nice composition.


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