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jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8401
Country: United States

Mishu01 wrote:
Great work everyone! Apart of giving some likes I was unable this past week to comment or to share here. I see that the fast glass is again fashioned. I must wipe the dust from my f/1.2 MF trio some day

For now I want to share three images captured with D800 and 45/2.8 AI-P. First image is from Bucharest, right on the street that was called "The Victory of Socialisme Bvd." Down the road you can see a bit one of the craziest buildings ever built, a megalomaniac project of Ceausescu, the so called House of People, a huge palace intended to host the Communist government and administration. Ceausescu has been killed during Romanian Revolution almost 25yrs ago, before to see this building finished. It is really a huge and massive construction, with many floors underground. The picture does not give justice to its size and volume. Its surface is close to the Pentagon one. Inside one can see only marble and huge crystal chandeliers. This is outrageous because Romanian people was kept in oppression and poverty while the dictator played a megalomaniac architectural game.







In comparison with Ceausescu's palace here is a regular village old home:



and a winterscape.... on the road to my town:



Mihai - Glad to see someone else on this thread with a 45/2.8 AI-P! Great little lens for the D800 . . .



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8401
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
FYI - A quick comparison of the 135/2 AIS to the 135/2 APO Zeiss at up close distances:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1263580/8#lastmessage


John, thanks for sharing this really interesting read! Regarding the performance-differences at close vs far away distances: that's an under-rated, maybe unknown to many photographers, phenomenon.
Some excellent optics (the Leica Apo-Telyt-R 180/3.4 and the Zeiss Planar 100/3.5 for Hasselblad to name just two legendary lenses) were especially designed for long-distance work and are not made for close-range-photography. The Zeiss-lenses you've tested obviously belong to the opposite camp.
That's why I take all "test-chart-tests" with a some grains of salt. Distortion btw is in almost all cases depending on the reproduction-scale too.
That said: I really like my 135/2 Ais and the slim 135/3.5 Ai too


Yes, I've found several of my lenses that do better near than far or vice versa:
180/3.4 APO Telyt - Tack sharp at infinity, but gets noticeably softer at close distances
70-200/4 VR - 200mm is very very sharp at infinity, but gets softer the closer in you focus while 70-150mm are the opposite
400/5.6 ED AI & 400/5.6 ED-IF AIS - Both are noticeably sharper at several meters than they are at infinity (where they are still quite good)
My 135/2 AIS seems to be the same at any distance as well as my 135/3.5 AIS, 16/3.5AI, and 45/2.8P.

- John



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3758
Country: Singapore

Thanks everyone on the pano comments. Heh yes itís not New Jersey, but from the line in Tweeter and the Monkey Man - Traveling Wilburys
Someplace in Rahway Prison, they ran out of gas
I forgot to get some on the way to work Ö and drove right after to the location, with needle hovering just above empty
Didnít have the time to stop by for any as the sun was already setting

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georg, vampiress using smartphone is a perfect moment. I guess technology is so pervasive in our lives right now, probably accessing some location-based blood-finding app



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

ramkumar999 wrote:
Nice photos.. Especially with the 28mm AIS., Didnt know it focuses this close. I used to have a 28mm E Series once and was not too thrilled with that and sold it.

Thank's
with a close-focus distance of 7 inches (0.6 ft), or 20 cm. it's a great lens for close up



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Great shot Georg and Samy
Mishu01: Last shot is amazing



Fons Baerken
Registered: Jan 20, 2014
Total Posts: 92
Country: Netherlands

thanks for all the kind comments,



an older image i think nikkor 105/f4 on a d700



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8401
Country: United States

Each year I collect all my MF Nikkor images and throw them into one place:

http://hinkey.zenfolio.com/p520428867

That was all for 2013 . . . .

It's fun to look back on all the images you've taken!

John



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Great link John!



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

Thank you for all the nice comments and likes with my chicken pic!

The snow has stopped at 18 inches but now the wind is blowing and filling in everything I dug yesterday. COME ON SPRING!!



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4457
Country: Australia

georgms wrote:
Great postings lately - Ed, I'm glad to see you're back here at this fine thread. Will come back later.

Just a snap from yesterday evening:

She was a bit angry that I've caught her playing with a smartphone. Love her crazy eyes.
24/2 Ai wide open, 1/60sec
This lens is incredible hard to focus for me.


"Vot do you mean they cancelled Flappy Birds !!!!!"

Great capture Georg



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4457
Country: Australia

Thanks for the thanks on the shrooms, great shots from all as usual.

18 inches Leighton ! Hope you get out sometime before Spring !

Andy



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4457
Country: Australia

Here's some more night shots in Cairns

The nightly spectacle - thousands of Flying Foxes aka Fruit Bats (1m wingspan!) leave roosts in the city for the rainforests to feed


_DSC6073 by cadman342001, on Flickr


Coming from the uk, the idea of free barbies that don't get wrecked is surreal


_DSC6084 by cadman342001, on Flickr

Blue Hour ?


_DSC6077 by cadman342001, on Flickr

Blue Tree !


_DSC6088 by cadman342001, on Flickr



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

Man Andy, wish we had some bats like those. Nice shots, I really like the "blue hour".



Fons Baerken
Registered: Jan 20, 2014
Total Posts: 92
Country: Netherlands

100-300mm /f5.6 on d700 older stuff again

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Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Nice shot Andy och Fons


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 1282
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Nice shot Andy och Fons


Excellent German!! I am impressed by the rendering and the composition!!



Jammyn
Registered: Nov 01, 2012
Total Posts: 227
Country: United States

saph wrote:
A glimpse of this snowy day here. 180 2.8 ED AIS wide open

More snow to come before it all ends for tonight.


BirdFeederInSnow by maryland_photos, on Flickr


I need to use my copy of this lens a LOT more. Beautiful image!



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

It's been quite a while since I've posted here, but I took the 500 f4-p out a few weeks ago and took some bird shots. I was surprised to see so much activity on the iced-over Inner Harbor.

By the way, great shots everyone.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Thank's

Nitro is a little shaggy but he probably also waiting on spring

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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