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

BTW, I had a bagful of lenses, the 14-24, the 55 1.2 S and the 90mm f2 Summicron, and ended up only using the 28 3.5 PC. Maybe I should get the hint and not have more than two at a time. Less wear and tear on the body

Jay that beautifully lit up church with the 16 fisheye is wonderful!

Chin your nightscapes look like they belong in a glossy travel book in bookstores.

Jose, enjoyed the plant with the great 105 2.5 P lens!

Ronny, great look at the graffiti! And superb focus and capture of that bee in flight.

John, looks like a personal copter for one! Something you would land and takeoff from your front lawn?

JD, terrific pelican images. That streched jaw is quite a unique behavior. Maybe Jose may have some insight on why a pelican does that weird stretch. And super capture of that gull in flight. I am vicariously enjoying the 500 F4 P through your pics since mine spends way too much time enclosed in its case And btw, terrific image of your Nikkor collection.

Steve, wonderful architectures and colours! I really liked the gate to the wholesale fish market.

Andy, really enjoyed the HDRs, especially the old Bedford truck. And quite a cute kitten under the Xmas tree. And if you have only browsed up to 300 + pages you got a long ways to go yet Your work with the 28 2.8 and the 55 3.5 micro is super!

Luc, delicious bokeh and colors with the Df/50 1.2 AIS combo!!!

Scott, I like both versions of your retake of the church. Very nice!

Ray (Ohio), very sweet image of the tree in the superbly lit snow at dawn. Really captures the mood at the scene.

Don, those suspense book covers never fail!

Peter (Knysna), very interesting fruit of that invasive plant in your area.

Jeff, haven't seen much from you lately but really enjoyed the foggy scene!

And that's right Leighton, haven't seen much from Georg also lately.

Rafael, that sky with the 8mm is superb. Capturing the whole sky with a huge part of the light spectrum is quite some thing! Beautiful lens and must require quite a lot of care in handling with that huge front element out there.





StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

Very nice Bawlmer pics Sammy.



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

Just got to FL last night. Woke up early this morning early due to 1hr time difference. I stepped outside and saw these flying around. Ugly bird but good enough for me to use my 600mm f5.6












And this one came so close. This is the entire frame. It was accidentally in focus







rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1366
Country: Canada

SAmy nice pictures I like the DR!!

Chuong, nice macaro shot you did by accident



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

dgjean wrote:
Zichar: Love the tones in that beautiful shot!
rafaelcasd: that 8mm is a killer!
Socalpicman: great shooting!
cadman342001: superb close-up work!
BrianVS: beautiful work!

A shot from yesterday with the venerable 35/1.4 Ai-S:

D3s & Nikkor 35/1.4 Ai-S

The Keeper of the Gates by Donald G. Jean, on Flickr


Don, I love your work. Really like the composition in this one. My personal preference is for the sepia toned or gray toned images vs the blue cast in this one. Great work!!



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

Thanks Jay! Quite a bit more to explore in Bawlmer yet

Chuong, great pics of the vulture with that monster lens! And that's the most feather detail on a vulture I have come across. I believe an example of a turkey vulture.



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

saph wrote:
Great last few pages of images!

The wonderful night time images from several of you folks have been inspiring me to try my hand at night scenery.

Here's a few from Baltimore, all taken with the 28 3.5 PC. As usual the shifted images show up its weakness near the top, but this is such a fun lens I don't mind its asymmetrical approach to sharpness

Baltimore's Washington Monument lit up for the season.

WashingtonMonumentLitUpAtNight by maryland_photos, on Flickr


Samy, I like this night series a lot. Especially the first one of the Washington monument. I did not know Baltimore had a Washington monument.



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

raboof wrote:
Just got to FL last night. Woke up early this morning early due to 1hr time difference. I stepped outside and saw these flying around. Ugly bird but good enough for me to use my 600mm f5.6












And this one came so close. This is the entire frame. It was accidentally in focus







Chuong, nice work with the long tele. Were these hand held or tripod? Since you are in FL, keep an eye out for Ray and Reagan.


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

Scott- They are all handheld.
I am in Panama City though. Quite a distance from Ray and Reagan.



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

raboof wrote:
Scott- They are all handheld.
I am in Panama City though. Quite a distance from Ray and Reagan.


Nice work. You have a steady hand.

Probably just as well the three of you do not get together. Who knows what kind of buying/selling/trading would go on.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Samy, thanks for the tour of Baltimore. I like the doors the best, go figure.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

Thanks guys
Rafael, I wanted the reds of trees on the far left where the setting sun was hitting it
But also some semblance of a foreground boat
The 28 wasn't wide enough naturally, as I was standing on the bridge so I fired off a quick pano
Liked that the 'mini jetty' and queue leads in from the right, unintended of course

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The ubiquitous 'salaryman', usually spoken, no escaping from one's lips in an almost disappointed fashion - sahlahreemahn
Prowling the streets for some happy hour action

28 2.8 AIS



do wah diddy by Zichar, on Flickr


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

Not my usual but I couldn't resist (or at least after the first 4 had passed me by)
They were probably out in force egging me on
Ducked between to catch this
For our dear friend



ben 500 morgan by Zichar, on Flickr


StonePhotog
Registered: Apr 23, 2013
Total Posts: 134
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Samy, thanks for the tour of Baltimore. I like the doors the best, go figure.


You should see the rest of the church. Beautiful gothic architecture. I guess now I'll need to find an excuse to head to that neighborhood and take a picture for posting!



Weasel_Loader
Registered: Jan 22, 2012
Total Posts: 1275
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
Weasel_Loader wrote:
So I finally converted my 135/2 K lens with the help of raboof. A few weeks ago, I found what I thought was a great deal on a 135/2 AI-s, that turned out to be an older K version. It was my mistake and clearly stated in the ebay listing AND photos that I failed to see (lesson learned: never surf ebay on your iPhone).

Anyway, raboof hooked me up with his spare AI #41 kit for my lens which are almost impossible to find now. I had a hell of a time removing the top screws even with a set of JIS screwdrivers. Finally removed them with some heat on the screw heads from a solder iron and some pliers on the screwdriver for leverage. 5 minutes later, the new AI ring is installed.

Wasn't able to get away from the house today, but took a quick snap of my usual model that never complains about having her photo taken.

Dan you have the holllow rabbit ears upside down, it will not couple to your F or F2 photomic, or the Nikomat FT series!



Ops! Thanks for the heads up. Don't really need it as I use a plain prism now on my F. Thanks!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Socalpicman wrote:
leighton w wrote:
JD, very nice work with the 50-135. You need to use it more.

And Steve is right about the 80-200 4.5 being better than the f4. Just make sure it has the square baffle on the aperture end.


Thanks Leighton, I plan to use the 50-135 3.5 much more. It is sharp and has nice color, contrast and good bokeh. My 80-200 4.5 does have the square baffle, I think I heard a few here say that was the one to get.

Thanks for the comments and likes on my pictures all.

Some great shots tonight.

JD


Interesting comment Leighton - I only have the f4 and I can find no fault with it at any focal length. If the 4.5 is better I'd be interested to know in which way.




leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
Socalpicman wrote:
leighton w wrote:
JD, very nice work with the 50-135. You need to use it more.

And Steve is right about the 80-200 4.5 being better than the f4. Just make sure it has the square baffle on the aperture end.


Thanks Leighton, I plan to use the 50-135 3.5 much more. It is sharp and has nice color, contrast and good bokeh. My 80-200 4.5 does have the square baffle, I think I heard a few here say that was the one to get.

Thanks for the comments and likes on my pictures all.

Some great shots tonight.

JD


Interesting comment Leighton - I only have the f4 and I can find no fault with it at any focal length. If the 4.5 is better I'd be interested to know in which way.




Peter, to be perfectly honest, I can't really say having never used the f4. I'm going by what others (including BR) has said about the two of them. Bjorn did say that flaring and ghosting were worse on the f4. You'd probably be hard pressed to see the difference. Doesn't really matter as you can get either one of them for under a hundred bucks.

In fact, I'd be willing to sell mine if anyone is interested, just PM me.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Hi there,
nice to see things are running in a smooth manner at my favorite FM-thread! Sorry, I have the yearly X-mas-blues and grieve over my photography (especially the paper-related stuff).
Anyway, I still haven't sold my MF-Nikkor's and can share some fresh shots with it.
Went to a bush-league hockey-game this evening and tried the 135/2 Ais for some shots. To be honest - I prefer AF-lenses for team-sports, my keeper-rate is just much higher.
With AF I can concentrate on action and framing, tasks that are secondary when I put my focus on manual-focusing ;-)


D700 at ISO6400, 135/2 Ais at about f/2.2 or 2.5, 1/500sec. - a better shot of those players was out of focus


technical specs like above, cropped a good bit, maybe my best MF-shot from today

and now for something completely different:

a still-life (pardon) from the local pathology, D3s and PC-E 45/2.8



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Hi there,
nice to see things are running in a smooth manner at my favorite FM-thread! Sorry, I have the yearly X-mas-blues and grieve over my photography (especially the paper-related stuff).
Anyway, I still haven't sold my MF-Nikkor's and can share some fresh shots with it.
Went to a bush-league hockey-game this evening and tried the 135/2 Ais for some shots. To be honest - I prefer AF-lenses for team-sports, my keeper-rate is just much higher.
With AF I can concentrate on action and framing, tasks that are secondary when I put my focus on manual-focusing ;-)


D700 at ISO6400, 135/2 Ais at about f/2.2 or 2.5, 1/500sec. - a better shot of those players was out of focus


technical specs like above, cropped a good bit, maybe my best MF-shot from today

and now for something completely different:

a still-life (pardon) from the local pathology, D3s and PC-E 45/2.8


Nice to see you Georg! I really like the last one.

Are you thinking about selling your lenses?



ohsnaphappy
Registered: Jun 29, 2011
Total Posts: 1434
Country: United States

Couple of quick questions:

1) Is this a good guy to send the lenses to for conversion? http://www.aiconversions.com/index.html

2) Are there any of these lenses I should not bother sending? I've read the 300mm is lousy, but I'm still curious to shoot with it I have a 50 1.4 Nikkor S, 135 2.8 Nikkor Q, 200 f4 Nikkor Q, and a 300 4.5 Nikkor P - the very first one.

Thank you!!!



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