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saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2320
Country: United States

Curtis sighting! Browsing through a Leica forum yesterday I came across Curtis flirting with Leica lenses a couple years ago, but only for the briefest moment

Peter, good to see your photos from Knysna again, glad you got a break from golf

Rafael, always enjoy your 50-300 pics of performances. And that's a great looking lens too!

Buddy, nice mushrooms in the grass.

Here's one more of fall leaves, with the 10.5cm f4 T, I believe at f/4.


FallLeaves8 by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 793
Country: United Kingdom

The DOF achieved by a couple of pix here is stunning.

The 3 dimensional effect on the rose Curtis is outstanding - great to see you here for the flying visit.

Love the shrooms Buddy - not sure if they should be picked .... I'd need a guide.

And Samy that leaf is stunning - the colour and the DOF

Rafael the 50-300 looks a fantastic beasty - I tried one many years ago but thought it too slow for what I needed at the time. I may regret that decision now. Oh well.

Nice Jugs Peter - well titled and composed.

Steve



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9350
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments on my pumpkins!

Nice to see Curtis and Peter drop in again. Take your shoes off and stay a while!

Samy, I think you'll like flickr once you play with it a bit. There's a bunch of us that use it and comment on each others work there.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3530
Country: Singapore

Oh Steve! I admit I had to go back to the previous page just to look at the image again
Haha nice jugs indeed



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 793
Country: United Kingdom

My favourite building in the world - Feb 2002 on Kodak DCS660 (F5 conversion)

20mm f3.5 ai

Steve





Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 793
Country: United Kingdom

And a quiet moment of reflection

On Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco in Feb 2002

Kodak DCS660 + 300mm f2.8

Steve



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4304
Country: United States

Buddy, great mushroom shot. Nice saturated background.

Samy, the background on the latest leaves image is very nice.

Leighton, who is Curtis?



paxnobiscum
Registered: Jun 14, 2009
Total Posts: 36
Country: Iceland

saph wrote:

Here's one more of fall leaves, with the 10.5cm f4 T, I believe at f/4.


Your 10.5cm f/4 T is a very interesting and strange looking lens. I didn't even know it existed. How did you get it AI'd?

I'm a fan of all Nikkor 10.5cm/105mm lenses and I'm looking for a 10.5cm f/2.5 PC for my Leica cameras. But this T model is certainly stirring my GAS:-)

Here is a rather poor shot with my Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/4 AI:


20130930-_DSC4966 The last tomatoes by Count Basil, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2900
Country: United States

the solitaire wrote:
Thatīs a very nice photograph. Especially considering that I own a 135 f2,8 Q Nikkor and never managed to get a single useable picture with it


The 135Q is a tough one, but it can be done. I have quite a few shots with it, love it on tubes.

D7000, handheld, 1/60, ƒ/2.8, ISO 6400


_DSC9701 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I like it so much that it is one of the lenses I kept to use on the Fuji XE1 with an adapter.



MitchSC
Registered: Aug 26, 2013
Total Posts: 592
Country: United States

Here are some fast little birds taken this morning with my new 200 f4 Ais
They were all taken Hand held. I was changing the Sharpness and Fine tuning.

D7100 + 200 f4, ISO 800, f/4 , 1/800 - 1/1250

















HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 498
Country: United States

I've been busy and have fallen hopelessly behind in this fast moving thread.
However, I bought 2 MF lenses in really nice condition, a 300mm f/4.5 and an 80-200 f/4.5 zoom. Mechanically they are really nice, but haven't shot with either of them yet.

Ronny Love the colors in the shot you said wasn't perfectly sharp.

Ray Wonderful flower and berry photos, nicely done!

Chin Another super minimalistic landscape, with sunset colors.

Rafael Nice processing, I like the strong colors and acuity.

Georg I like the Rostocker Luft with the person at the end of the steps.
The museum is a cool place to show the tilt effect on the 45mm.

Jeff Interesting night shots. The left hand trio of lights in Restaurant Row are strangely different colors.

Leighton Great 180 fall shots, the pumpkins are beautifully lit. I think the photo of the sign works better he way you shot it.

Scott Really nice fall miniatures with those leaves. There's nothing where I am in fall colors.

Steve The Swan photo is great, love the way the ripples surround the bird. The bridge and wharf photo is a visual treat.

Petur Nice colors on the tomatoes, and the 16mm shot's subject disguises the fish eye distortion.

Mitch I like the cardinal best, looks like you caught him mid-hop!

-Jay-



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 498
Country: United States

D800 55mm f/1.2 @ f/1.2





-Jay-


Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2419
Country: Sweden

Nice shot Jay Samy Leighton and Steve



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 498
Country: United States

Working for Peanuts





D800 16mm f/3.5


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2320
Country: United States

Birding with the 16 fisheye, novel use for that lens Jay, and very well done indeed!!

Mitch, those little birds are tough. Good try with the 200 f4, you may need to bump up the shutter speed even higher for those unstable critters.

Steve, the Transamerica building is neat, but that image of the gentleman sitting beyond the pond is simply outstanding!!!

Petur from Iceland, the 10.5cm f4 T will do well in your collection. It needs no AI conversion at all. Its preset aperture mechanism is in the rings at the front of the lens, and the rear mount has no protrusion to file down. So it fits without any modification to the D800, and I would think to all other Nikon FX and DX slrs. A corollary is that there is no communication of the aperture setting to the camera, and I am left wondering which aperture I used. The lens is fun to use, and I need to get more creative in trying out different apertures. The bokeh is not as smooth as that of the contemporary 10.5 f2.5 P, but has more "character". The rendering seems to be very different in some situations between the two lenses.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2320
Country: United States

Kevin, hope you are doing well, good to hear from you and cute dog!

kwoodard wrote:
the solitaire wrote:
Thatīs a very nice photograph. Especially considering that I own a 135 f2,8 Q Nikkor and never managed to get a single useable picture with it


The 135Q is a tough one, but it can be done. I have quite a few shots with it, love it on tubes.

D7000, handheld, 1/60, ƒ/2.8, ISO 6400


_DSC9701 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I like it so much that it is one of the lenses I kept to use on the Fuji XE1 with an adapter.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2320
Country: United States

A bit different from the leaves.

Fishing. With the 10.5cm f2.5 P.

Fishing by maryland_photos, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5101
Country: United States

Petur congrats on the 16mm. I love mine!
Georg the tilt shift looks amazing and very difficult to use.
Jeff I really like the molten sea photo. The fog bank makes it special!
Leighton the morning light on the pumpkins is terrific!
Steve I do like the composition of your duck photos but they seem a little overexposed on my monitor
Jeff the starbursts on the lights really makes this photo!
Steve the pano is super nice
Rafael very nice photo journalism!
Curtis it's so nice to see dorp by bearing a beautiful photo
Peter i love your photos from the flea market. You have such a great eye for composition!
Buddy outstanding bokeh on the shrooms!
Samy the more I see you 10.5 the more I want one
Petur I like you 105 F4 shot of the tomatoes
Kevin I love your doggy photo!
Mitch are these photos really cropped a lot?
Jay you flower photo is wonderful and the peanuts is really special!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1425
Country: United States

The more things change the more they stay the same.


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 tatoo sweet singer by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4038
Country: South Africa

Samy, Steve, Chin and Ray- thanks

Leighton - I'm always here but sometimes I'm like the quiet guy on a bar stool in the corner

Steve - Stow lake is superb

Kevin - the focus on the dog's eyes is immaculate!

Jay - nice pics of your namesakes

Samy - very nice autumn colours and lovely separation in all of them. I remember from my early film days that a 105mm lens was always sought after and regarded as the best focal length for portraits. I'm sure this one is perfect on your D800

Rafael - great series earlier and the tattoo is well captured.



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