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georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

Jay, nice take on the shop! Would love to try Cajun-cuisine somedays ;-) When I see colorful reflections like in your shot I usually go for a really low point of view.

Ray, I like your idyllic set above a lot. Beautiful colors and landscape. Very nice framing too!

Peter, nice work with the catadioptric system ;-) The "fisherman" is my fav from this set. I like how you've captured his concentrated and stout expression.
How do you like the revolving lens-mount of your Refelx-Nikkor? Is it sluggish or smooth working? I think about trying a "Reflex" too.

Leighton, nice portrait of Tess!

Philippe - great shot of the Queen! The blue-/yellow-light-mixture is very effective and "catchy". The Queen used be an avid Leica-photographer, btw. and if memory serves.

Don, outstanding work as usual! Your processing is the perfect fit for the old-fashioned style of your scenics.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2920
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?


Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

Reagan wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?


Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan


Nice catch, Reagan! Francoise the 1st and probably last



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2876
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
How do you like the revolving lens-mount of your Refelx-Nikkor? Is it sluggish or smooth working? I think about trying a "Reflex" too.


Not to answer for him, but I had the Tamron version of this lens and have used the Nikkor Reflex 500/8 and the 1000mm flavor too. The 500's were buttery smooth, but you kind of have to work with the lens differently than a normal lens. I don't really know how to describe it, but the workflow is different. A monopod or tripod is almost a must and mirror slap can become an issue. I really enjoyed the lens that I owned (the Tamron) and didn't mind the funny bokeh.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9268
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?


Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan


No, she looks like Queen Elizabeth.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2977
Country: France

georgms wrote:
Reagan wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?


Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan


Nice catch, Reagan! Francoise the 1st and probably last


Yep, he is even worse than George W.... BTW don't repeat it but I'm preparing a new Revolution... -)



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9268
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
georgms wrote:
Reagan wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?


Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan


Nice catch, Reagan! Francoise the 1st and probably last


Yep, he is even worse than George W.... BTW don't repeat it but I'm preparing a new Revolution... -)


We need one of those in this country!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2920
Country: United States

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

What he said

Reagan



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
How do you like the revolving lens-mount of your Refelx-Nikkor? Is it sluggish or smooth working? I think about trying a "Reflex" too.


Not to answer for him, but I had the Tamron version of this lens and have used the Nikkor Reflex 500/8 and the 1000mm flavor too. The 500's were buttery smooth, but you kind of have to work with the lens differently than a normal lens. I don't really know how to describe it, but the workflow is different. A monopod or tripod is almost a must and mirror slap can become an issue. I really enjoyed the lens that I owned (the Tamron) and didn't mind the funny bokeh.


Thanks, Kevin! I've read mixed reviews about the different 500 Reflex-Nikkors. The old ones have a fixed tripod-mount and a revolving lens-mount, while the latest version has a rotating tripod-collar. I've read the old fixed tripod-mount is more sturdy than the new collar.
Don't wanna spend much money for a lens with limited use, that's why I think about getting one of the old versions.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?

Reagan wrote:
Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan

georgms wrote:
Nice catch, Reagan! Francoise the 1st and probably last

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Yep, he is even worse than George W.... BTW don't repeat it but I'm preparing a new Revolution... -)

leighton w wrote:
We need one of those in this country!


Sorry, I don't get it: do you guys want
a) Francoise
b) George W
c) a revolutioner like our good friend Philippe
for your country?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9268
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
What beautiful eyes! Great shot Leighton. Glad to see you are using your 55mm 2.8 AIS
Phillipe wonderful colors! Is that the Queen?

Reagan wrote:
Phillipe lives in France
They have a KING


Reagan

georgms wrote:
Nice catch, Reagan! Francoise the 1st and probably last

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Yep, he is even worse than George W.... BTW don't repeat it but I'm preparing a new Revolution... -)

leighton w wrote:
We need one of those in this country!


Sorry, I don't get it: do you guys want
a) Francoise
b) George W
c) a revolutioner like our good friend Philippe
for your country?


C



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 768
Country: United Kingdom

Hey Pillipe that looks like a kodak moment.

Nice mix of colours and lighting

Btw ....... who is the old dame in the nurses dress?

As for the revolution ....... Are you guys sure you want another session with George W

You'd be better off with Ms Lohan as a substance abuse councillor



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

Sorry for starting the off-topic-stuff. Sometimes I just can't help itů

Here's a shot from a wonderful summer-vacation 2009 - my sister fishing with my niece:

D700 in DX-crop-mode, Nikkor-H 85/1.8 at f/2.8
the purple stuff are flowers in the foreground ;-)



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

Thanks for the comments on my road side America shot.
Philippe Nice work with the Queen, I like her waving!
Don I like the tones you are using in your night photographs. The last one reminds me of a process I used to use on B&W prints called Nelson's Gold Toning.
-Jay-



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2876
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
georgms wrote:
How do you like the revolving lens-mount of your Refelx-Nikkor? Is it sluggish or smooth working? I think about trying a "Reflex" too.


Not to answer for him, but I had the Tamron version of this lens and have used the Nikkor Reflex 500/8 and the 1000mm flavor too. The 500's were buttery smooth, but you kind of have to work with the lens differently than a normal lens. I don't really know how to describe it, but the workflow is different. A monopod or tripod is almost a must and mirror slap can become an issue. I really enjoyed the lens that I owned (the Tamron) and didn't mind the funny bokeh.


Thanks, Kevin! I've read mixed reviews about the different 500 Reflex-Nikkors. The old ones have a fixed tripod-mount and a revolving lens-mount, while the latest version has a rotating tripod-collar. I've read the old fixed tripod-mount is more sturdy than the new collar.
Don't wanna spend much money for a lens with limited use, that's why I think about getting one of the old versions.


I would suggest then the Tamron that I had. It is considered by the mirror-lens fans to be the best one. Tamron 500mm f/8 BBAR is the one to look for. Mint ones will come with a clear filter (screws on the rear element, it needs to be there its part of the light path) as well as some colored ones. I made a trade with the one I had, wish I still had it. I might try to buy it back.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1478
Country: N/A

We have one reflex-nikkor C locally here for $180. I am very very tempted.

Looking at my cabinet, I should be selling and not buying.



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

raboof wrote:
We have one reflex-nikkor C locally here for $180. I am very very tempted.

Looking at my cabinet, I should be selling and not buying.



Buy...sell...buy....sell.....buy....sell



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2876
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
raboof wrote:
We have one reflex-nikkor C locally here for $180. I am very very tempted.

Looking at my cabinet, I should be selling and not buying.



Buy...sell...buy....sell.....buy....sell

Starting to sound like Reagan.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3388
Country: Germany

Kevin, thanks for sharing your experience! Will look after the Tamron SP (already did a quick search) and maybe the Reflex-Nikkor too. At least I'm not under time-pressure ;-)



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1080
Country: United States

Leighton, the Brr icicle shot is awesome. Mine did not turn out that well.
Ray, the platform pics (esp the first one) is awesome, has me thinking about what the cost for a flight is this time of year :-)

It's really not too bad, worse part is just the shoveling. Thanks for all the kind words on the Winter Sunset picture.

Leighton, watch out, I hear the NSA follows this thread



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