Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Kevin, so sorry to hear of your loss.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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MDoc9523 wrote:
mp356 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Here's one of the portraits with the worn 50/1.4 SC:

a forest worker is selling cut twigs (for Advent decoration/wreaths and the care of graves)
Nikkor SC 50/1.4 with damaged coating, f/1.4-2, Nikon D700


Georg, looks like you can get nicer OOF backgrounds with this on your FX body than I can on my DX body. Still one of my favorite lenses.


Scott I was just thinking today that there are a few of my lenses that I much preferred on my D7000 as opposed to the D600. Namely the 16mm 3.5, 24mm 2.8, 105mm 2.5, and the 300mm 4.5. In looking back over my photos these lenses just seem to resolve better on DX. Kinda wish I had kept it!
BTW we haven't seen you use that 18mm 3.5 Lately


Ray, I like your railroad exhibit series, especially the first. I see a hint of vignetting on that one which is very nice. It that from the lens or did you add in post process?

I agree, I need to get out and use that 18mm.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
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Country: United States

saph wrote:
Speaking of the 35 1.4, this is the N version, pre-AI.

Walters Art Musuem in Baltimore. f/2.8.


WaltersArtMuseum1 by maryland_photos, on Flickr



Samy, very nice image with great rich colors. The 35 1.4 is one of those lenses I would like to try but being so close to the 28 2.8 ais I would have a tough time deciding which to put in my bag.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5086
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
mp356 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Here's one of the portraits with the worn 50/1.4 SC:

a forest worker is selling cut twigs (for Advent decoration/wreaths and the care of graves)
Nikkor SC 50/1.4 with damaged coating, f/1.4-2, Nikon D700


Georg, looks like you can get nicer OOF backgrounds with this on your FX body than I can on my DX body. Still one of my favorite lenses.


Scott I was just thinking today that there are a few of my lenses that I much preferred on my D7000 as opposed to the D600. Namely the 16mm 3.5, 24mm 2.8, 105mm 2.5, and the 300mm 4.5. In looking back over my photos these lenses just seem to resolve better on DX. Kinda wish I had kept it!
BTW we haven't seen you use that 18mm 3.5 Lately


Ray, I like your railroad exhibit series, especially the first. I see a hint of vignetting on that one which is very nice. It that from the lens or did you add in post process?

I agree, I need to get out and use that 18mm.

Thank you Scott. I did add the vignetting in lightroom. It seemed to fit the photos retro look



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 851
Country: United States

Never thought I would ever get in this place but I finally did. Very much closed to the public. Fair Hill training center where many a derby horse has trained. All with my 80-200 4.5 C Auto. The last shot I only wish I could have gotten them facing me.. Regan would have been proud: The rider is a knockout!!!



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 487
Country: United States

Kevin That is very sad news. -Jay-



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
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Georg I really like the pano, amazing detail when viewed zoomed in.

Ray It looks like the railroad had a new baby! I've never seen such a tiny engine.

-Jay-



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4036
Country: South Africa

kwoodard wrote:
I may have a way around the shipping issue. I will look into it and see. Where in Germany are you?

The drama is over, the hardest pain is subsiding, but the loss will be a long time in fading. My wife and I miscarried last week and it took three days to remove the fetus from my wife. Very hard times.


That's a real shame Kevin - had a similar experience many years ago. Difficult to accept the course of nature in our modern world, Be strong.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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Heavy storm warning tonight - to compensate a glass of wine against a very grey background!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Ron - Good example of how sports used to be done using these lenses. Nice focus on these.

Peter - Have a few more and you won't even now there's a storm outside! Hope you fair well my friend.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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Sorry for your loss Kevin.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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georgms wrote:
A badly executed image from today - shot this one while walking to my parking car.
Two horizontal shots with the PC-E 45/2.8 - one shifted all the way to the left, the next shot shifted to the right. Maybe I re-shoot the old building with the 28/3.5 PC or with an "ordinary wide-angle-lens"…

The extreme corners (when fully shifted) are really soft - this one was shot at f/4. D700
Sorry for the large display, I just can't get the image smaller without ugly artifacts.


Untitled by georgsfoto, on Flickr

Too many straight lines Georg, my picture below has none

I think it is time to standardize 1280pixels across, everyone has at least 1366.
nikon nikkor 8mm 2.8 ais D800 Escondido city hall 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4287
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Oosty wrote:
Heavy storm warning tonight - to compensate a glass of wine against a very grey background!


Very nice Peter. How was the wine?



Gunzorro
Registered: Aug 28, 2010
Total Posts: 6551
Country: United States

35/2.8 AI on D300.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4634
Country: China

Life's taken me out of the thread for awhile so I'm trying to get back in. I've read 8 or more pages, and of course waaay too many to comment on, but "likes" have been dished out!

Neopan 400 with a mix of 50mm f/1.2 and 24mm f/2 shots of the various roofs of a Taoist temple.


































saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2312
Country: United States

Tom, each of those roof shots are superb. Good to see you on the thread again!

Jim, you have quite a variety of glass!

Ray, the little engine that could being carried around by crane is very funny



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2312
Country: United States

135 f2 AI, at f/11.

Fall's done.

TheEndOfFall by maryland_photos, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Ron your work with the 80-200 is a fine example of just how sharp this lens really is. I love the horses in action. Of course over time they have been an expensive proposition for me
Jay thanks for the comment. The engine was one of those used in the yard to move rail cars around to prepare them for freight and I have to agree the caboose dwarfs it.
Peter what great bokeh and the composition is terrific. I Always love to see what inspires you!
Rafael the 8mm always amazes me. Great shot!
Jim nice work with a lens that rarely shows up in our thread. Your style shows that this modest lens is a very capable performer.
Tom so glad to see you posting. I was just thinking about you the other day. I just love your style and your work in B&W I never tire of see your part of the world!
Samy such a wonderful time of the year and I always hate to see it end. Beautiful colors



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5086
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I had a lot of fun at the installation of the trains. Having always been shy about photographing people, I felt more comfortable because so many people had cameras that day. The first two were taken with the 180mm 2.8 ED and the last two were using the 24mm 2.8 AIS. I noticed in using the 180 at 2.8 and some distance, it fashions a sorta 3D effect. It is certainly one sharp lens!









the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 771
Country: Germany

Tom, those are some really nice roofs. So much more inspiring then the roof styles I get to see here most of the time. Sagged roofs over here have novelty value. Itīs mostly straight boring roofs to keep the rain out.

Jim, thatīs a catchy catch can. I have wondered for quite a while now how that 35mm performs on an APS-C camera. It seems to do just fine. I really like the D300 for itīs simplicity and ruggedness.

A real workhorse



Samy, thatīs exactle the type of sight I saw this morning, except someone added some mist Iīd say itīs no longer fall. It fell.



28mm f2,8 Ai on D300 @ f5,6, ISO 200, no gorillas here

Ray, I really like that last shot. Perfect timing, good composition!



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