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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
The 25-50 f/4 is no slouch either.

saph wrote:
Stirring?? I was trying to bring the pot to a boil Scott.

And seeing the fun 50-135 and the 50-300 images here, those might be the only manual zooms I might consider someday.

mp356 wrote:
saph wrote:
Gregg, with one less hobby sounds like you have some resources to go for some good range of MF Nikkors

There's a few here:
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html
and here:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/index.htm



Mr. G wrote:
Beautiful bigdee; It tells the story of a day on the lake

Loving all the church and architecture photos, especially the mission shots with the 15mm. Are they SOOC? If so that 15mm Nikkor has really good distortion control. My wide FX lens is the AF-S 16-35 and I usually have to screw around with architecture shots to straighten distortion.

I am really enjoying everyone's photos on this forum. Please keep them coming. I need to use my newly acquired MF Nikkors more

Gregg (with one less hobby, I sold my Corvette )



Samy, are you stirring the pot? Besides, Leighton will have him buying the 50-135 in no time.




Laura, I'll second that opinion of the 25-50 f4. Nice lens.


+2; at 4.0 the 25-50mm is nothing to write home about, at 5.6 it is excellent on par with most fixed primes, at 8.0 it is perhaps my sharpest lens on the D800.



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

pbraymond wrote:


Ray, nice work with that 1.2. Looks like new lenses really get your engine going. One a month souds about right, 135 next?

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Ray I think my kit is just about where I want it to be. Not sure about the 135 F2 just now. I sold 5 lenses that I wasn't using this week. Weeding out my collection was a little painful for a hoarder like me. I sold the 24mm 2.8, 35mm 2.8, 135 2.8, 180 2.8 AI and the 100-300 AIS. They have all gone to a better home. I still want to sell the TC -14, 14A and 200 AI as well as the Nikon FA and 35-135.

Thanks to everyone for the comments on my new 55mm 1.2



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

Went for a walk downtown today to see if our general store changed after new management took it over...Nope.


Middlebrook General Store by Leighton W, on Flickr


Middlebrook General Store by Leighton W, on Flickr



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 865
Country: United Kingdom

Good to hear that old standards are being maintained in your local area Leighton.

So many places have changed forever!!!! and not for the better I hasten to add ......

Great b&w of the interior ....

I am liking the street shot too ...

Steve



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 840
Country: Germany







All 3 taken with the 55mm f1,2 S.C and all 3 wide open



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

Thanks Steve, I think we're stuck in a time warp or something!

Another remnant from the past, this in the window of the garage next door to the store.


Take Cover by Leighton W, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9764
Country: United States

Buddy, I'm liking the green! Not much of that around here right now.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 3186
Country: United States

Plenty of green here Leighton
I just cut the grass and then fertilized it
82 all week here . Thank god winter is back to the right temp here
I also choose color on the morning light one
Everyone knows general stores are not supposed to change
Buddy, Like all 3 with the 55 1.2

Reagan



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6223
Country: United States

A few from this morning's cold hike up Mt. Si.
I was going to take my m43 gear to save on weight, but I decided I needed to pay penance for not getting a hike or run in last weekend.

More to come later (after a nap I suppose).
16/3.5 AI, 45/2.8P, or 135/3.5 AIS



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1136
Country: United States

Better than no pictures, maybe. Did enjoy a nice little hike in the snow this morning.


D800 28 f2.8 AIS 1/500 f4.0



D800 75-150 Series E 1/640 f4.0


Jeephoto
Registered: Mar 12, 2013
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

Howdy All,

It's been awhile since I posted here, but I have been keeping up on all the beautiful photos on this thread. Sorry I haven't commented much; I usually express my admiration with the LIKE button.

Here are a couple from a party Friday night. I got bored with the activity, so out with the camera to capture lighting and composition. The only lenses I had with me were my 3.5 and 4.0, so I did the best I could. However, I really liked the quality and sharpness, despite the poor conditions.

The first is my son, Marcus, in "hardly any available light" with my Micro-Nikkor 55 3.5, wide open, handheld, 1/30 @ 2500 ISO



The second is a portrait of my wife, Marguerite, same lens, exposure and low lighting.



~ Larry



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6223
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
Better than no pictures, maybe. Did enjoy a nice little hike in the snow this morning.


D800 28 f2.8 AIS 1/500 f4.0



D800 75-150 Series E 1/640 f4.0


Nice Ray!


Jeephoto
Registered: Mar 12, 2013
Total Posts: 56
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Barbara's 50th Birthday supper at our daughter's house. With the 28/2.8.


Barbara's 50th! by Leighton W, on Flickr


Beautiful portrait, Leighton. I love the b/w, lighting and expression.



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2391
Country: Romania

bigdee wrote:
Hello Mishu01 and thank you for your comments on my photos. Your B & W conversions are stunning! I'm very glad I found this thread. So many beautiful photos and talented photographers.

My name is Greg. I'll try to remember and include it with my postings in the future.

Although I learned photography back in the days of Kodachrome and Tri-X pan, when it comes to digital and even autofocus, I consider myself to be very much a newbie and so your comment on the D300 has made me curious. It's my first serious DSLR and so I don't have much to compare it with and I'm always interested in both the strengths and limitations of my equipment. I also have a nephew who has begun saving up for a serious camera and he has been asking me for advice.


Hello Greg! It's a good idea to edit your FM profile in order to add your name. This way will help people remember easier you. This is a holy, high recommended tradition of the forefathers of this thread BTW my name is Mihai.

Regarding D300 - it is a wonderful camera. I liked best it's size, controls and functionality. A real machine gun. What I disliked was the low like "inability" of its sensor. I'm a sucker for low light photography and I was unable to manage the noise at acceptable levels. You seem to do much better than me, at least in the pictures you posted.

Ah... oh... "Sunset on Lac Qui Parle Lake" is a magnificent image! Congrats!

georgms wrote:

Mihai - ohh, I love your snow-shots! Apart from the impressive subject I really like your processing. It makes your neighborhood look a bit like the "Sin-City" (no offense meant, of course - that's one of my favorite movies, not for it's content, rather for it's look).
Hope you and your friends/family are coming safe and warm through the winter.



Georg, you are to kind to me! Thank you! Regarding "Sin-City" - you made my day! I'll tell this to all my friends locally and I am sure they will fully agree that it is a very inspired name!
Good job on the theater picture!

Ken, thanks sir! I love your images... and I wish to visit that "enoteca" especially during this season

Rafael, please stop these porn glass images... BTW your garden pictures are among the best you ever posted in this thread. While I'm not a fan of UWA perspective I think you managed that way to get great images with 15mm lens despite the perspective.

Leighton, I'll do it! I like more the sky in the second picture. Great color!

Lieutenant Z wrote:

I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurčle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....


Ave Caesar "Z"! Muritori te salutant!

BTW if you are still living in Roman times your master must be Marc-Aurelius not Marc-Oreo or whatever...
Cordial,
Michel

Chin, I like that sea food meal. Looks very good, both from aesthetic part and from my stomach perspective I'm right now on a severe diet so I am salivating But "on the catwalk" is really a very good image, truly a keeper. I love the expression of the person...

Samy, a nice image of a monumental building! I love to see your Church building series as a sucker for this kind of images. Yeah... I wish to NOT wished before the snow...

Scott, thanks sir!

Steve, I like a lot the Chinese Lanterns picture!

Buddy, that green tree picture looks top notch!

John, a great set as always. Hard to decide but my favorite is the first one. I love that path... This could be the cover for a good book!

Ray, I like the snow on these red little fruits. Our snow looks ugly, at least here in the Sin-City where I live Friends know why

Larry, fine portraits of your son & wife!









rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

Should you want your background to melt into pure color reach for a really long nikkon focused close on extenders, this is from the 400mm 3.5 ais TC300, D800.

53.33333333333333333333333......... times the magnification of the 15mm at the same distances.


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 ais D800 flower macro by Rafael CA, on Flickr

This lens


nikon nikkor 400mm 3.5 tc300 tc201 tc 14 D800 moon shot D3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Or like this background, pure color


Nikon Nikkor 400mm 3.5 F/3.5 TC300 TC 300 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 3124
Country: United States

Holy freaking cow Rafael! That makes my brain hurt.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1548
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:
You may remember I consider myself a 18th or 19th century person, did not like the 20th all that much and the 21st is just a waste of time.



I know what you mean, Rafael : I'm still living in Roman times and my masters are Marc-Aurčle and Seneca.... -)
ô tempora, ô mores.....


My longing is not for stoicism, although there is great wisdom in Marco Aurelio: " This is the chief thing: Be not perturbed, for all things are according to the nature of the universal; and in a little time thou wilt be nobody and nowhere, like Hadrianus and Augustus. In the next place, having fixed thy eyes steadily on thy business, look at it, and at the same time remembering that it is thy duty to be a good man, and what man's nature demands, do that without turning aside; and speak as it seems to thee most just, only let it be with a good disposition and with modesty and without hypocrisy."

My longing is for a time simpler, the life of Haciendas I knew growing up, manned by enterprising, friendly people; self sufficient, some accessible by beast of burden only. A life simple and full of daily purpose, communal activity, and tired restful nights.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6223
Country: United States

It was a good day all around here in Seattle . . .

A few more from this morning - 16/3.5 AI and 135/3.5 AIS.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6223
Country: United States

One more before heading to bed -

A look toward the skyscrapers of Seattle poking out of the morning fog with some Olympics visible in the background.
135/3.5 AIS

In the second image you can make out the Columbia tower and the Space Needle.

John



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4051
Country: South Africa

Jay - thanks for the comment on Clifford House. Gorgeous stack of the flower. You certainly are a master of what look like Azaleas (?)

Ray - thank you. Great start with your new "baby"

Buddy - a beautiful dog.

Mihai -very nice snow shots.

Ken - thanks. Charleston images are well captured.

Georg - I like both the "trailer" pics.

Rafael - you perseverance with the 15 mm certainly paid off. Well done.

Leighton - I preferred the colour version of the "village". Cute general store though and a fabulous image of the stove!

Chin - those look like herrings and very appetising too!

Samy - Thank you. You'll be able to guide tourists round Baltimore soon! More great pics.

John - I really like the 1st image with the log steps.

Raymond - both snow shots are gorgeous.

Larry - very nice portraits.

Steve - two beauties.

Jose - more good storm pics.

Leighton - please say "happy birthday" to Barbara from me. Lovely portrait.



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