Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1120
Country: United States

Leighton - What an eye, seeing the frost on the window then capturing it!

Reagan - Thanks for the PM and welcome. Looking forward to seeing the D7100 in action.

Oosty - I appreciated you comments

Rafael - Thanks for the comment and bringing me back to "Dana Point" My kids put their toes in the pacific for the first time just south of there.

Don - Awesome!

These were taken yesterday with my new 20mm 2.8 at Florida Southern College in Lakeland.

The campus was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and the Usonian House pictured is a testament to his philosophy thet "form and function should be one."

The new lens and Wright's use of angles was kind of fun.



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

That's just beautiful, Leighton. I love that light hitting the side of the house.



cebseb
Registered: Oct 13, 2010
Total Posts: 487
Country: United States

Leighton, the lens I used is the 85mm f2.8 pc (tilt shift). Still trying to get used to it.quite an effort. Great shot by the way. I just love how the light catches the wisps of smoke.



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

Beautiful shots Rafael Such colors!!!
Sebastian thats a wonderful product photo - nicely done
Jay great idea for a cover. I gotta get me some cookies
Georg you get the very best out of a lens. I love your 24mm shots
Don I have to agree that this one is a real classic!
Leighton looks like some magic in that lighting - wonderful photo!
Ken I really love the long window photo




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

I am having a hard time deciding which lens to pursue next. My choices are the
A. 55mm 1.2 AI
B. 50mm 1.2 AIS
C. 135mm 2.0
Whichever I choose it going to necessitate selling some of my unused lenses. I really did enjoy using Jay's 55mm at Bok Tower and it is a real classic but the 50mm 1.2 AIS maybe is more matching to my existing keeper lenses. The 135 2.8 AI is a lens I hardly ever reach for it. Would I use that more if I had the 2.0 version?
Prices seem to run around $350 for 55, $450 for 50, and $550 for 135. SO much to think about and any input is welcome
The lenses I am for sure keeping are the 16mm 3.5, 20mm 3.5, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 105 P new, 180 2.8 ED, and 300mm 4.5 EDIF everything else is on the block



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1944
Country: United States

Georg, I like the first 24 f2 bokeh play, but the second 24 f2 messes with my eyes with it's full on "character"! I also happen to really like the well balanced and thought out composition.

Scott, I somehow missed "Calm Between the Storms" last time out, well done and captioned. Did the second storm hit hard?

Leighton, wonderful light beautifully captured in "Smoke in the Valley".

Ray, I don't know if 50mm is your focal length or if the jump from 1.4 to 1.2 would make that much of a difference for you shooting up close. If I had the pick between 105, 135, and 180 in your current collection I'm sure the 135 would see the least daylight too, simply because I find it close enough in FL to the 105 and too short when I want reach and go for the 180.

If only one new lens addition is allowed for now, I say shoot only your existing 50 and 135 wide open for a week and see what floats your boat more. Or, if you're really a true participant on this thread, you just add without subtraction Enjoy!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2489
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
Calm between the Storms

Scott, great to see that your barn is still standing

James, great contrast of snow, drops of water, green stem and thorns.

Good lighting on the Rolex Sebastian.

Andy, I would love to live where you do.

Awesome cigar pano Chin

HCE the lens cap makes for a stealth 85 1.4

Georg, I get excellent results from my 85mm 2,0 ais, and it is such a handy little lens!

Don, the 58mm and you create art

Leighton, the smokey ground mirrors clouds in the sky

Ken, great series of the Wright designed house, which 20mm is it?

Ray Steele, thanks for the kind words, I would go 135 2.0, 55 1.2, and 50 1.2, all three in this order.


Now on to thank the silicon gods (lowercase intended) for the imaging sensors that we use now. And also for the TTL flashes that balance with daylight with no fuss.

Speaking for my self, my photography is so far improved, here is the same cactus gate with slide film and the D3 sensor:


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD F2 Kodak Slide cactus gate by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 15mm 5.6 qdc D3 cactus gate by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD F2 Kodak Slide little flowers by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
I am having a hard time deciding which lens to pursue next. My choices are the
A. 55mm 1.2 AI
B. 50mm 1.2 AIS
C. 135mm 2.0
Whichever I choose it going to necessitate selling some of my unused lenses. I really did enjoy using Jay's 55mm at Bok Tower and it is a real classic but the 50mm 1.2 AIS maybe is more matching to my existing keeper lenses. The 135 2.8 AI is a lens I hardly ever reach for it. Would I use that more if I had the 2.0 version?
Prices seem to run around $350 for 55, $450 for 50, and $550 for 135. SO much to think about and any input is welcome
The lenses I am for sure keeping are the 16mm 3.5, 20mm 3.5, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 105 P new, 180 2.8 ED, and 300mm 4.5 EDIF everything else is on the block


And the chant goes on.........Buy...Sell....Buy....Sell.....Buy......................



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
I am having a hard time deciding which lens to pursue next. My choices are the
A. 55mm 1.2 AI
B. 50mm 1.2 AIS
C. 135mm 2.0
Whichever I choose it going to necessitate selling some of my unused lenses. I really did enjoy using Jay's 55mm at Bok Tower and it is a real classic but the 50mm 1.2 AIS maybe is more matching to my existing keeper lenses. The 135 2.8 AI is a lens I hardly ever reach for it. Would I use that more if I had the 2.0 version?
Prices seem to run around $350 for 55, $450 for 50, and $550 for 135. SO much to think about and any input is welcome
The lenses I am for sure keeping are the 16mm 3.5, 20mm 3.5, 35mm 1.4, 85mm 1.4, 105 P new, 180 2.8 ED, and 300mm 4.5 EDIF everything else is on the block



Obviously you want to buy my 135/2 AIS . . .

A couple from tonight: "The 12th Manicure" - a reference for those diehard (American) football fans.

135/2 AIS wide open . . . .



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

Thanks Ray that's a great idea.
Thanks for the input Rafael, Scott and John. Thanks for the offer John PM me the details



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

Ken: The Usonian House is really very cool. I'm guessing those are ventilation holes in the bricks



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4468
Country: Australia

Jigsaw Japery ! 180/2.8 wide open and 28/2.8 for wide shot stood on a chair



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thanks for the kind comments and likes on my "smoke" image!

Ray, that was good advice Ray gave. I'm not sure what I would do in your case. It seems, judging by what you share with us, that you prefer to shoot wider than longer. Although the 135/2 is a very nice lens, I believe you'd be happier with either of the 50's.

Have you ever tried the 50-135? I know you love primes, but using mine at the 135 end has changed my desire for the 135/2. In fact, I'll ship you one of my copies and you can try it out. After you're done with it, you can ship it to whomever else wants to try it. I'll pay the shipping to you, and you pay shipping to the next guy, just like we did Nikki.



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 865
Country: United States

Leighton Nice smoke image. My wood stove had a problem yesterday where the chimney air sank, so for a few minutes the inside of my house looked like that valley!

Ray I have both 50 and 55 f/1.2s and use them interchangeably That said, I seem to gravitate toward the 55 a bit more because my copy has a pretty lightly damped long focus throw that just feels better to me.
-Jay-



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thanks Jay, mine did that about a month ago.



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

Shots from a few weeks ago with the 600mm f5.6 AIS.








Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1120
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments. The trouble with photographing Wright's buildings is the amount of glass and the tendency to capture yourself in the framing. Maybe he intentionally invented the "selfie."

Rafael - The lens is the 20mm 2.8 AiS with CRC but just before the SIC coating.

Ray - I have the 50mm 1.2 and will bring it when we get together. I like this a lot and this is my second one. The first I used to death. The picture I'm posting will show that it is sharp as well as giving a natural look. Notice the top of the moving fishing line is a blur.

Zichar - The design is way before it's time! The "holes" in the bricks vary. Some are ventilation others have stained glass to enhance the interiors appearance.



rick2906
Registered: Jan 04, 2013
Total Posts: 1378
Country: Canada

Raboof,getting good!! did you use a tripod. it must be really chalenging to shoot with a 600mm and get sharp pictures!!



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

Eric - That was actually handheld It was hard doing that while not breathing at the same time.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Eric - That was actually handheld It was hard doing that while not breathing at the same time.

I did that with my Fuji XE1 with a 400mm Vivitar on the front of it (over a foot long) and a 2x TC. 1200mm (with the crop factor and TC) is tough to hand hold too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevinwoodard/11639038064/



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