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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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giag wrote:
I dunoo the new posts are ok but... looks a little soft to me


You need to make reference to which photos you're talking about Gia. This thread moves too fast for a comment like this to be understood. You can either use the quote feature to pull up text associated with the photo or make reference to the person who took the photos in question. That's one of the reasons I encourage folks to add their first name to their profile. Using first names becomes easy and encourages cordial communication.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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I'll tell you Joe, I was not a big fan of 105mm before I began exploring Nikon MF lenses. Now I own four of them...


105 f/1.8 AI-s... 105 f/2.5 P with the AI conversion kit... 105. 2.5 P.C. with the AI conversion kit... 105 f/2.5 AI-s (my FIRST MF Nikkor)

I so loved the oldest lens, the P with the Sonnar design that I bought a cleaner copy of the lens that hadn't been converted and swapped the aperture rings. I find 105 and 135 among my most used focal lengths. Enjoy yourself with your new lens...



rafaelcasd
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Sweet Rafael... I love these still life assemblages you share with us. What lens did you use for these? Gotta show off the goodies...



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
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CGrindahl wrote:
Sweet Rafael... I love these still life assemblages you share with us. What lens did you use for these? Gotta show off the goodies...


Curtis, these are old photos with a then new D200 and a 60mm 2.8. Too busy with the 1000 Mariachi festival photos to post any.

This was back when I was buying full frame MF lenses for a song and a dance, as there were no full frame Nikon DSLRs and using these lenses on those old DSLRs required some doing.



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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rafaelcasd wrote:








Rafaelcasd, Have you ever posted, or considered posting over here, at the film sub-forum? I would like to see your film work too!
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/658112/999999#lastmessage



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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Nikon D700 Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS




a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
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same combo as above, Nikon D700 + Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS, handheld!





Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4209
Country: South Africa

Big Appa wrote:
Forget snow, Reagan. I think you'll like a couple of things in this photo.

Ed


Definitely the headlights



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
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cadman342001 wrote:
Not bad Peter, only 1 dust bunny that I can see in that 2nd shot


Thanks for the encouragement



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Just every now and then we get a train photo.

So I thought why not !!

As Paris has a railway station or two .... then there might be some trains .....

And as I travelled there by rail ... it seemed only natural to take some pix ....

Using the Leighton lens (50-135)

You see how this logic thing works ....

Shame it doesn't work for me .... so my good lady tells me !!!

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

When you travel in the city of Paris ....

You might find yourself on the Metro ....

All sorts of people use it ....

And you may find some interesting images to snap ... again the 50-135mm

Steve



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

When on my honeymoon, my wife and I rode on the bullett train. Amazingly smooth ride considering how fast we were going. I want to say we hovered around 320km/hr. What always startled me was passing another train going just as fast in the opposite direction.



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

j-photo wrote:
Well, against my better judgment, I listened to you crazy bastards (just joking), and picked up a used 105 f/1.8 AIS. Shot here with the Df.






Joe, after you use this lens and any others you may buy, you'll understand why you bought it and won't question your judgement any more. Very nice opening image BTW.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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mp356 wrote:
Beautiful sunshine today. One from sunset taken with the 180 2.8 Ais. Thanks for looking.
Scott


Beautiful Scott! I love the silhouette of the snow fence.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

It's that time of the year, time to work the ground and get ready for planting. We will be planting over 700 broccoli and cabbage plants in it today. Shot with the least used lens in my kit, the 24/2.8.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
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Country: United States

Stokesey wrote:
When you travel in the city of Paris ....

You might find yourself on the Metro ....

All sorts of people use it ....

And you may find some interesting images to snap ... again the 50-135mm

Steve


Lovely portrait Steve. But on my computer it's a tad over-saturated.



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Jose - great photo of the White-eared Puffbird. It looks amazingly like a bird I saw in Australia called the "Laughing Kookaburra". Do they have similiar calls?


asiostygius wrote:
Thaks everyone for the kind comments.

Curtis & Ronny, very nice flowers, as usual;

Nice to see Rinie coming back;

Mihai, beautifully captured girl;

JD fantastic mockinbird (?);

Georg, loved the "bird" with the 85/1.8 H;

Jay, superb herons with the "crazy hairs"

Leighton, loved your last B&W "artsy" capture with the 50-135;

Steve, thanks for the comparison of the 180 vs 200/2.


From my last trip to a Brazilian savannah, the White-eared Puffbird with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 IF-ED AI:


White-eared Puffbird with Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 IF-ED AI por labecoaves, no Flickr

D7100 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI IF-ED CPU'd hand held, ISO 400, f/8 at 1/800s, 50% cropped. Due to the DX sensor, this was effectively a 600/5.6. As I was inside my SUV ("mobile blind"), it was easy to approach ~< 10m the puffbird.





James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Georg, Loved the plant closing series. I'm finding these "end of an era" stories are becoming more frequent, and very poignant.

georgms wrote:
Some more MF-shots from yesterday. Closeout at a plant with a long history. Sad story - they used to make really large diesel-engines here, up to over 35.000 HP (for ships, without gearbox - all those horses were directly delivered to a large fixed prop).
Now all tools and machines are for sale, from a screwdrivers (sold in lots) to mammoth machines.

This friendly worker started in 1966 his in-plant-training here and is one of the last workers right now, cleaning up the plant, helping equipment-buyers to dismount the machines. He is 62 now and never worked elsewhere:

Last days at the closed plant - D3s, Ai-Nikkor 55/1.2 at f/1.4


55/1.2 wide open


55/1.2 at f/2


a rather small pickup-truck - "Eidechse" = "Lizard" - 55/1.2 wide open



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Rinie, and Gregg - I like the boat bits.
Philippe. awesome street scene...like a painting.
Joe, that 105mm f1.8 image is spectacular.
Scott - wonderful silo and farm scene
Rafael, like the still lifes!
Steve, Good train shots, but the woman in the hat is superb
leighton - wow it sure looks like it warmed up there in about a week.



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