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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9265
Country: United States

Petur, you make me cold just looking at the first image.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2603
Country: Brazil

Lots of great shots and conversations since my last visit 12 days ago, as usual.

Too lazy to comment all.

In the end I took the D600 + 28/2 NC recently CPU'd and the light weight 75-150/3.5 E for my trip to Bariloche, Argentina. No AF lens at all. Just 2 days for most shots, since I was attending the meeting about raptors the other 5 days.

Bariloche in Argentina is beautiful, but I take most shots in Nahuel Huapi National Park, nearby the city.


Lake Mascardi + Corazon Island at centre (excuse for the huge size):


Lake Mascardi + Corazon island at centre by labecoaves, on Flickr

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina.
8 vertical shots + 4 horizontal shots pano.
D600 + Nikkor-N.C 28mm f/2 C ai'd & CPU´d hand held, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/250s

It would be better (for a more homogeneous sky tone) if the sun was not just above the left top.



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 763
Country: Germany

Georg, awesome shots with the 55mm f1,2.

I´m glad both your comments and Curtis´comments on the differences between the 55mm and 50mm f1,2 lenses made me decide in favor of the 55mm. It really is a different lens and I really start to appreciate the unique qualities of the 55 like shown in the pictures you just posted.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9265
Country: United States

Just a beautiful shot Jose!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 479
Country: United States

Reagan What a great shot of that steering wheel. The polish on the doors reflecting the sky is so cool.

Georg Nice tonality to these, the backgrounds are really different and interesting. That last one might be a sub listening in...

Chin That sunset makes a fine abstract.

David That 1st shot makes me sad I missed the festival, and the second kid is a great portrait. Those lips look like the Rolling Stones logo.

Petur Your icy shot arrived on the morning of our 1st cold weather!

Jose Excellent pano, it looks like a beautiful place.

-Jay-



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3387
Country: Germany

Jose, I really like the framing of your wonderful landscape with the trees at left and right acting as natural borders. I'm glad to hear that the fast 28 and the 75-150 E worked so well as compact travel-combo!

Petur, the composition with the wires is telling me "there's an expert behind the camera". Fantastic! The midnight-sun is great too.

Kevin, the college-mascot mutated nicely, ooops, scary, into a creepy beast.



Leighton, Jay and Buddy - thanks for your comments on the woods-shots!
Buddy, the 50/1.2 is maybe sharper, but at least at close or medium distances it's filed-curvature is driving me crazy. I don't know if my copy (bought already used in the 1990's) is out of whack, but this is a real problem for me. The 55/1.2 (I have a late genuine Ai-variant) might be a bit less sharp, but shows much less temper when it comes to field-curvature and vignetting.
Both lenses are close to useless wide-open at greater distances, but that's not a big deal for me, as I prefer to shoot at close range most of the time.
Would love to try the Noct or Nikon's new "58mm-wonder", but these lenses are way too expensive for me.
I hope we will see some more shots with the 55/1.2 on a D300 from you!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 479
Country: United States

Here is a strange one, taken with a D800 and 24mm PC-E






I decided to work on the American Classic, here's the clean air version.





-Jay-


georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3387
Country: Germany

Jay, the "strange one" is a mean machine. Great find and nice shot!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5076
Country: United States

Beautiful shots Jose and Jay!!!

Happy Halloween to all!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4577
Country: China

Awesome 55mm f/1.2 shots George. Now I'm tempted.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1389
Country: United States

Halloween


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 Halloween Wddings are forever by Rafael CA, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United States

Happy Halloween folks! Nothing better to contribute than leftover Twix.

85 1.4 AIS + PN-11 for some crazy OOF highlights.


Twix by maryland_photos, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4283
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Some shots from a short walk through the woods:


Herbst von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ai 55/1.2 wide open, D700, don't like the twig at the right side


in the woods von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ai 55/1.2 wide open too


in the woods von georgsfoto auf Flickr
I can see a face here ;-) 55/1.2 at f/1.2


Unbenannt von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Live-View to the rescue ;-)

and finally a weird one, this time the PC 85/2.8D was lens of choice:

Abend an der Ostsee von georgsfoto auf Flickr
a quiet evening at the Baltic Sea


What a great series Georg! Great bokeh.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1389
Country: United States


Nikon Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC D3 Mirror Mirror who is the fairest of us all by Rafael CA, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4283
Country: United States

Taken about a week ago with the 28 2.8 ais. The last vestiges of fall.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5076
Country: United States

Scott love the framing and the colors -well done!!!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4034
Country: South Africa

Jose, Jay, Samy, Ray, Scott and Rafael - all very nice



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1006
Country: United States

Hi gang. Here's one taken with the 50/1.2 in the Little Italy neighborhood, just east of the San Diego airport. I've always been fascinated by how low the planes travel over the hills as they approach the runway.

A few test shots at f1.2 were a bit disappointing (coma), but stopping down to f2 took care of that. Boosting ISO to a crazy level (8063) worked better than anticipated and actually stopped the plane without too much blur. The D800 clearly sees better in the night than I do.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5922
Country: United States

Haven't posted in a while. The Nikon DF has my juices flowing so I took the 135/2 AIS out while trick-or-treating tonight. Used the poor-mans VR - i.e, pure lens mass.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9265
Country: United States

georgms wrote:

Buddy, the 50/1.2 is maybe sharper, but at least at close or medium distances it's filed-curvature is driving me crazy. I don't know if my copy (bought already used in the 1990's) is out of whack, but this is a real problem for me. The 55/1.2 (I have a late genuine Ai-variant) might be a bit less sharp, but shows much less temper when it comes to field-curvature and vignetting.


Interesting about field-curvature with the 50/1.2, I had to look it up for a definition. I'm not sure I've seen this with my 50/1.2, but I'm going to have a look to see.



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