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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

Wife has family down that way. Might hit you up if they get obnoxious.

rafaelcasd wrote:
saph wrote
Agreed with Larry!!

All I can say is "WOW", that is one beautiful lens in a very appropriate setting.

I just wish I could play with some of the more exotic lenses Nikon has made, but the more exotic, the more cost. Too much for this poor hobbyist.

~ Larry

Just come visit me, you can stay for the weekend and use my lenses, (As long as I get to mount, unmount them from the camera)






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

Valkyrie

55mm1.2




kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

Anyone able to point me towards a 55/1.2 that either is AI or AI'd? I have wanted one forever and it's my favorite FL.



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 2100
Country: Germany

waysaz wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
I have to say I am impressed with the images you folks are getting with an older D200 or even a D40!

I am finding that my D7000 seems to have a lot of "grain" in the shots, even at ISO100. Not sure what is going on there. Any ideas?


Yikes! I've been happy with files from our D90, better than D40 & D200 (yes, in that order). Would expect D7k to kill 'em.


mp356 wrote:
Nancy, great image of your cats.


Thanks, Scott! Only a snapshot. I'll work for better. Maybe with the D40.


The D90 is a very capable camera. My girlfriend uses a D90 and for anything but high speed action it delivers better results then my D300 using the same sensor. I have no fear of using the D90 at ISO speeds up to 1000

Peter, I take you up on that challenge and limit myself to the smaller and lighter 50mm f1,4 S.C

I paid $80 for my copy, which performs very well on a D300. I use it on my Sony NEX most of the time, and the combination is really small and light.

Other lenses I like on the NEX are the 28mm f2,8 and the 105 f2,5 P.C. Would love to have a 20mm f3,5 for the NEX as well though to round out the compact kit.

50mm f1,4 S.C Nikkor, Ai'd

Taken with D300
55mm f1,2 S.C Nikkor @ f5,6
1/250th @ISO 200



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Love your compositions Scott. And looking forward to that snow melting. A couple of over freezing days here finally, but don't know if it will last


mp356 wrote:
Temperatures above freezing for the first time in weeks yesterday and today.

Taken a few days ago with the 25-50 f4 Ai, another local barn. Thanks for looking.
Scott



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Very nice Ray!

MDoc9523 wrote:
Valkyrie

55mm1.2





saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Kevin, congrats on the win!

Nancy, welcome back and cute kitties.



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9297
Country: United States

Ken, you need to post those here as well:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/600984/

Ken Hill wrote:

It was 84 here today and sunny so I went to the airport which is busy preparing for the Sun n Fun in April. Saw these planes and tried the 55mm 1.2SC and the 16mm 2.8 Fisheye.

(The 18mm EXIF should be 16mm. I set the wrong non-CPU data!)





NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9297
Country: United States

The great melt is happening, but evidently it isn't lasting too long. At this point, I'll be extremely happy if there's no ice for the next polar vortex.

mp356 wrote:
Temperatures above freezing for the first time in weeks yesterday and today.

Taken a few days ago with the 25-50 f4 Ai, another local barn. Thanks for looking.
Scott



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9297
Country: United States

Nancy, sorry to hear of the loss, I know what that's like, but glad you adopted these two Very nice!

waysaz wrote:
Kitties and a single lens? Done and done!

We lost 2 cats in 6 months, but have happily moved on to the next generation with a pair of rescues. Say hello to Chewy, being groomed by his sister Clarice. Happily they are not camera shy, and the built-in gray balance is a bonus. I'm still working on the white tones...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Scott - Love the composition and clarity of the image. The white balance and exposure are spot on as well.

Ram - Very nice profile shot. Now, if we could just get everybody to do this.

Ray - Outstanding Image, I like everything about it, perhaps that new lens should just be glued on your camera.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

kwoodard wrote:
That made my day Peter.


Glad it helped, Kevin.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

Phillippe- two beauts. The 1st almost had me fooled into thinking "selective colour" for a minute!

Leighton - the fountain looks like bronze in that light.

Ken - terrific aero shots. Glad you're joining in. Gorgeous cat shots!

Samy and Kevin - looking forward to the results

Scott - masterly balance of snow, barn and sky.

Kumar - very good portrait and lighting.

Rafael - great to see you're joining in. Look forward to the results.

Ray - do those who ride Valkyries go straight to Valhalla? Great image.

Buddy - good to see that mine isn't the most beat up lens on the thread! Look forward to the results!



Nancy - always sad to lose an animal. The newies look lovely though.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

First run on the challenge - today in a local coffee/curiosity shop.



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

Also with the 28 2.8 AIS, but an oldie as the stuff I've shot just a few days back is ... still in the FE2 (3 exposures left)

>>

For you Leighton, because my warped sense of imagination
Told me that this must certainly be a requisite on a farmer's land
I only assume yours has got a motorized pulley now to keep up with the times




adding syrup to the compacted by Zichar, on Flickr


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

A Squirrel portrait from earlier this morning I thought I would share:

D7000 180 2.8 ED Ais ISO: 320 SS: 200 Aperture: f4



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

Jammyn wrote:
A Squirrel portrait from earlier this morning I thought I would share:

D7000 180 2.8 ED Ais ISO: 320 SS: 200 Aperture: f4



really nice and sharp photo.. Here is a squirrel photo taken by the Challenge lens 85mm f2 last year on my D40. I love the D40 because its so light and nimble. When using the 50mm E Series pancake lens, it almost becomes a point and shoot.


Squirrel Snack time by ramkumar999, on Flickr



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

ramkumar999 wrote:
Jammyn wrote:
A Squirrel portrait from earlier this morning I thought I would share:

D7000 180 2.8 ED Ais ISO: 320 SS: 200 Aperture: f4



really nice and sharp photo.. Here is a squirrel photo taken by the Challenge lens 85mm f2 last year on my D40. I love the D40 because its so light and nimble. When using the 50mm E Series pancake lens, it almost becomes a point and shoot.


Squirrel Snack time by ramkumar999, on Flickr


Photogenic little devils, aren't they?

Thanks for the likes guys!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Jammy and Ramkumar - love your squirrel-shots!



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

Thanks, Georg!



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