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a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Goats ...... ........ Really

Possibly, I guess I may have jumped the gun on that one, but, it is all pointless anyhow. I like cheese, but, no matter how hard to try, I just can't convince my stomach, to feel otherwise, and therefore, we have a mutual agreement, I eat it, and my stomach disagrees with it immediately! I have been a firearm owner since age 21, and, I am nearly 38, and, I act extremely careful, but, that is me, and, nearly 3/4's of my family in Texas, including my grandma, before retiring to her home, at age 90+!
This is really just my nonsense, so, I should act like an adult, and mind my own affairs.



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

a.RodriguezPix wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Goats ...... ........ Really

Possibly, I guess I may have jumped the gun on that one, but, it is all pointless anyhow. I like cheese, but, no matter how hard to try, I just can't convince my stomach, to feel otherwise, and therefore, we have a mutual agreement, I eat it, and my stomach disagrees with it immediately! I have been a firearm owner since age 21, and, I am nearly 38, and, I act extremely careful, but, that is me, and, nearly 3/4's of my family in Texas, including my grandma, before retiring to her home, at age 90+!
This is really just my nonsense, so, I should act like an adult, and mind my own affairs.

I should have added, than a large amount of my family members have served, and currently serve, in the Unite States of America Military, and, I thank them, and all that serve to make my choices, my choice! Molon Labe!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

rafaelcasd wrote:
Had to take the 55mm 1.2 SC with the new dress out for a spin, the lens that donated the better looking focusing ring cannot be used yet as it is non-ai. I started on an ai conversion by removing the bayonet mount Phillips screws, as usual I had to drill two out, I even bought new screwdrivers to no avail. The drilling is only partial, I drill the head just enough to get a tiny reamer on a reversed rotation drill bite enough to force the screw to rotate. I have enough parts lenses by now to source new screws.


Rafael, I'm pretty sure most of the older NIkkors use JIS type screws. I had to buy a set off Amazon just to modify my TC (sold by a company dealing with motorcycle repairs ... probably the Japanese bikes). The regular Philips just didn't have enough traction/bite. They're really very similar but such a difference. I remember reading that if the screws were stubborn, to put the tip of a soldering iron for a short while, then try again.

http://www.instructables.com/id/When-a-Phillips-is-not-a-Phillips/step10/JIS-Japanese-Industrial-Standard/



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

Finally time to sit through several pages at a time and enjoy the pictures and the posts!

Georg, thanks for the input on the possible reasons for the muted blacks. I need to also think through if I had lighting conditions correct. I could mail the film for development, but want to support the local shop too as far as I can.

Andy, the scenes at Barron River Gorge and the rusted automobiles are marvelous!!

Ken, looks from the angle of that first photo that you had were prone on the pavement after the miles long photo safari with Ray and Jay What worries me more is your shot taken on the train track, seemingly from the same position, with a train visible in the not too far distance Super capture of the 9mm casing flying off.

James, welcome back, I don't believe you have visited for a while! Good memory of the "brick" Motorola. And great spotlight on the pawn out on its own on the chess board.

J-photo, welcome. Not sure if anyone else posted this link, but if not, here's a site that has excruciating detail on Nikkor lenses, going all the way back to the late 1940s, the first 5cm f2 designed for the S-mount.

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html

Ram, the orchid is beautiful, hope you find a 55 1.2 soon. Have you been checking KEH?

Buddy, sweet orchid with the 55mm lens!

Jay, loved that peek at the stream through branches. And marvelous shot of that colorful delicate flower amongst the greenery.

Laura, kudos to your work towards a nursing career and best of luck for getting into the fast track!

Ray, terrific images of the performers at Disney, especially the last one of Billy Ocean! And loved the wooden bridge image from your FUJI outing. And oh boy, what an outstanding BIF with the 135 f2. That lens has fit right into your style.

Jose, what a wonderful scene captured with the double rainbow. I like the bright building in the front contrasted with the greenery in the background. And your superb skill evident again in the grasshopper image.

I still like Curtis' repost of the Ray and Reagan pic

Curtis, great job capturing the smile on the teenager. Normally I get a picture of a palm

Ron, cool Nikon graffiti on the inscription Good demo of what the Df can do at high ISO.

Chuong, congrats on the new job! Cool to see that the MF craze can be used as an interview response

Kevin, interesting to hear about the back focusing. Hope that the shim resolves the issue.

Georg, great portrait of that monkey with your new 400 3.5! Quite an acute angled triangular face, very interesting. And just delightful image of the froggy piggy back ride!!! Nothing offensive at all.

Andy, superb Melbourne black and whites!

David, wonderful sunset in Western Australia. Makes me think of the ongoing search for MH370, perhaps way out in the ocean in that direction.

Laura, indeed glad to have some female participation in this thread from you and Nancy

Paul, Monty has a flicker site. I have occasionally commented on his photos. His style is still the same we remember from here, something got into him and he went over the dark (AF) side

Curtis, very belated but still happy birthday wish for Sue. And wonderful peaceful way to spend the birthday - taking that walk.

Gregg, missed your story of the D7000 getting crushed by the power seat. Quite amazing sculptures of the cops on the bikes. And great job capturing the sculptures.

Scott, I always enjoy the images you capture of that hobby train scenes at your friend's place. At the Civil War musuem in baltimore, when I came across the model train, I thought of those pics

John, outstanding image of the small ferry under the grand and colorul sunset! Great image of the twins enjoying a reward after hard days work at the school!

Rafael, your minty lineups of Nikkors are always a treat! And quite a striking lineup of the home defense equipment

Mihai, always good to hear from you. Patiently waiting for more scenes from Romania.

Reagan, looks like a lot of fun for Bonnie at Cox's Grocery

Ken, great tip on Hoppes #9 for cleaning lens exteriors. Will need to google soon as I am done with these comments And will keep in mind your mention of not using too much Seems like the San Jose Mercury News photographer took care of the 180 that you now have.

Rafael, enjoying your photos of the shooting in the mountains. Looks like the Catalunyan guy will go back home very happy. Must have been as much thrill as watching his city's soccer team.

Rafael, I also use a black ink to touch up blemishes, but you are right, doesn't work when the wear is bad.

Bert, cool memorial to James Dean in front of the Hollywood hills. And quite a home in the next pic.

Mihai and Ken, interesting discussion on the Soviet times. A bonus of checking out the Civil War trail in downtown Baltimore was the Katyn memorial a couple blocks from there. Will try to develop those images later today and post.

Peter (Madison), outstanding and very pleasing water droplet macros!!!!

Goats?? Must be more posts I am missing.





the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 2123
Country: Germany

Last night I decided to hike through the city of Kalkar with my D300, 55mm f1,2 and a tripod.





Another lens in th ebag was my 14-24 f2,8 AF-S. That's no MF lens so link only

Kalkar as seen through a Wide Angle AF lens

And a photograph taken earlier that day using the 105 f2,5 P.C @ f2,8



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

Samy, thanks for taking the time to go through so many pages! Will try to catch up later.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Things are starting to get busy around here, so not much time to remark on all the great images. I've worn the like button out! I'll blab a little today since it's Sunday.



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1105
Country: Australia

Wow.... go away for a weekend and this thread gets right out of hand!! I'm going to have to cut back on work to keep up with you lot.... Lots to like since my last login once again... My wife and I took the 4 wheel drive down to a National Park to check out the Conto Cliffs and the stingrays that hang around Hamelin Bay. Here are a few captures...

This is the coastal path down to Conto Springs Beach. The limestone cliffs rise up behind the beach.


DSC_8068 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

At Hamelin Bay, 15 minutes further down the coast, stingrays routinely come into the beach to get fed by the locals...


DSC_8033 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

The old jetty at Hamelin Bay is a popular spot for capturing the sunset (already done, alas not with manual focus glass)...


DSC_8021 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

The trail across the top of Conto Cliffs is very rugged (my wife won't walk it due to the venomous snakes in the region)...


DSC_7962 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

I'm still finding the 28 2.8 ais to be my favourite of the 4 MF lenses I've collected so far. Four more coming tomorrow!

Cheers and good light!
David



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

David, don't cut back on work. You will need the money to fund ongoing purchases of these manal lenses And a wonderful image of the stingray. Had never heard of them being so tame.





leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Nice set David, I like the Stingray and the last one best. When I first got my 28mm from Reagan I didn't use it much. It's one of those thing where the more I use it the more I like it.



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 865
Country: United States

Andy All that lead in the air makes me feel safe.

Ken Nice demo of the new zoom.

Bert Very nice muted colors and excellent composition.

Ram Small world, isn't it!

Samy Nice views of Baltimore.

Rafael Delicious rust!

John Nice blues in that passing ferry shot.

Peter The water drop series are a delight, nice strong tones

Buddy Nice job on those foreboding looking streets.

D800 55mm f/1.2
Palmistry





-Jay-


Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1120
Country: United States

Great day for more photo's ...

Ray the long exposure is pure photography. I saw the same thing you did and you created a fantastic image!

Raphael, I learned something from your photos. In making the desert come alive you used the blue and the oranges to do that. I could never quite put my finger on what I liked about some stuff I've shot until I saw that. My C6 should be ready Tuesday! When we took it home for a trial there was a noise that sounded like a bad throw out bearing when hot. That couldn't be on an A6 and the C6 forums say it is "a torque tube rattle" that is pretty common. The dealer diagnosed it as that as is putting in a new torque converter. Lastly, someone taught the young man to shoot, modified weaver and properly shouldered rifle.

Ram, what can I say about your pano here and Toronto. You make me feel like Fred Flintstone! I really marvel at you work!

Samy making a museum come alive is a hard thing to do. Nice angles and topics tell the story. Thanks for the compliments and "cautions" about the rail yards. I get away with a lot using digital. Unlike film you can shoot many frames with the camera on the deck/rails and a thumb over the eye piece. Pre-focusing the MF lens is essential and something good usually comes out of a couple a dozen shots. Low to the ground but not uncomfortable or hazardous. I started using Hoppes because it is safe for use around rifle scopes (that are pressurized) made of aluminum, plastic, rubber, brass and glass. A dab on a patch on your fingertip and a soft tooth brush and patience does the trick.

Chin the camera and lens repairman I know also told me that the screw heads are not Phillips. Also time and dissimilar metals often create "a weld." He very lightly taps each screw before trying to remove it. Another thing he does is make tools from bamboo which in no way can scratch a lens if he slips.

Buddy you caught my attention with the city shots. Really good work!

David I never thought about feeding a stingray! We scratch their bellies when we dive!

Peter the water is unique and very cool! I guess timing is everything!

John, do you get fog over the water? The ferries are always a beautiful sight.

Jay nice and as always a piece of art.

Leighton, I guess the "winter break" is over ... Can't wait for the market shots! Robin went to ours yesterday I found an excuse not to go!

Contribution of the day is from the files and blue and orange.



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

Some more scenes not far from the area the Pratt Street Riot occured.

A couple interesting buildings.


729EastPrattSt_BnW by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Nice architecture and color on this building. The tall structure in the background is the Phoenix Shot Tower. When built, it was the tallest structure in the US. Molten lead used to be dropped through sieves into water, to help shape ammunition for guns and cannons.

ShotTower1 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

A close up of the Shot Tower.

ShotTower2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

A workshop of some sort. A scene that could have been there during the Civil War period? Minus the mode of transportation.


Workshop by maryland_photos, on Flickr



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

Continuing the series, a few more scenes from the area. Still to get to processing the pics of the Katyn memorial and the scenes around it.

A very different mode of transportation from 160 years ago. Wonder what the mode may look like 160 years on from now.

ModeOfTransportation by maryland_photos, on Flickr


BaltimoreSlaveTrade by maryland_photos, on Flickr



StarSpangledBanner by maryland_photos, on Flickr

The national anthem was penned by Francis Scott Key in 1812 after the Battle of Baltimore.

All images were with the 35 f2 OC.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Jay - What color in that Palm.

Ken - Beautiful sunrise/sunset? No telling which seeing as you live in central Florida.

Samy - Thanks for the tour. I've been racking my brain trying to remember which street my grandparents lived on.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

David: Beautiful scene, brings back a lot of travel memories for me. My brother, wife and I once trudged up barefoot from the beach back to our tent, north WA, off Quobba. It was dark, past sunset, and I handed my brother the tripod and told him to watch out for snakes in the low bushes. All of a sudden he stopped, the rest of us bumping in back-to-back like Larry, Curly and Moe. The whites of his eyes showing in the darkness as he stage whispered, I think I saw something slither across the trail. We shouted then ran as quick as we could, goose-stepping all the way up.

That's wonderful Jay. I love the colours and the background just seem like rays shooting out

Samy: Probably a stretch stretch stretch stretch stretch humvee limo



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

Okay, the thread was at the last page just a few hours ago
I left the browser window open, but was too tired after prepping, coaxing the model, taking the shot, and editing the files.
Didn't expect it to move so fast!

>>

Shot in high-key style with two gelled SB-R200s in the rice cooker along with her box of treats!

D700 + 45 PCE



short grain by Zichar, on Flickr


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

Leighton, if you can remember your grandparents street, I will make it a point to go there a take a couple pics

Chin, such a delightful pic of your dog cooking short grain rice.

Last few from the series from the walk around Baltimore. After this I switched to the S2 and will have to wait and see the results once the film is developed.

First Mo's Fisherman's wharf with the 35 2 OC. Another time I have to go into the market to take some pics, and then try the food!

MosWharf by maryland_photos, on Flickr

The Katyn Memorial in Baltimore, where President Street coming from downtown meets Aliceanna street, which heads out into the historic Fells Point waterfront district. Also with the 35 OC.


KatynMemorial1 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Katyn forest, near Smolensk in Russia, was where nearly 22,000 captured Polish officers were massacred under orders of Stalin in 1940. Interesting and recent further tragedy was the Polish president and his entourage died on their way to the 70th anniversary commemoration in 2010. Their aircraft crashed on approach to Smolensk. Memorials to the 1940 massacre have been built worldwide including the one in Baltimore.

A close up of the memorial with the 135 f2 AI

KatynMemorial2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

The memorial is built on a circle at the intersection of President and Aliceanna streets. One of the scenes taken from the circle, also with the 135 f2 AI.


LandmarkTheaters by maryland_photos, on Flickr

For anyone interested in reading up more on the memorial, here's a web link.

http://www.katynbaltimore.com/



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1472
Country: United States

Here's one for a Sunday morning. Will try to get back later for some comments and likes. Have a great day!



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

Thanks for all of the comments and likes. Gregg I used the railing to steady the camera but a tripod would have been better

Bert great shots from L.A. I especially like the James Dean with Hollywood in the background - Excellent framing!

Rafael very interesting photos from the desert. I really love the fire photo! I absolutely love your work with the 55mm 1.2. You really can make it sing.

Ram you come up with the coolest ideas. This 360@ photo is amazing!

Samy I love your around town photos. It's almost like being there. Great variety of subjects. Thanks for taking the time to give a little history along with your great photos.

Peter the water drops are soooo nice I love the colors and timing

Buddy great shots around town after hours. Puts me to mind of Don Jeans work

David your shots from Hamelin Bay are really nice. Such a beautiful place!

Jay amazing colors in your photo.

Kens thanks for the comment. Love your beach photo

Chin now that ones just too cute

Jeff you really nailed the pelican photo and very nice B&W conversion to boot!!!

Ray






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