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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13165
Country: United States

I'm impressed Rafael. In another life I spent way too much time underneath a Corvette. I even pulled an engine in an unheated garage in Minnesota in JANUARY. You southern California dudes have it easy...

If I were in your neck of the woods I'd be standing on the sideline cheering you on... probably while taking a few photos... My days of working on any car are over...



waysaz
Registered: Jan 13, 2005
Total Posts: 106
Country: United States

Thanks for the comments. Sunsets and kitties... really stretching my photographic horizons.

Georg, the 28/2 is a nice "normal" on DX. I also have Sigma's 30/1.4, and they're both staying! Congratulations on your 400/3.5. It's the reasonable man's 400/2.8: take off 2/3-stop, half the weight and half the price (even today). As sharp as the day is long. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

saph wrote:
Nancy, the first pic is a very nice scenic. And cute cat. What all does she chew?


Samy, he chews everything, especially metal(!). And my toes under the covers. Love your row houses.

Sar, nice looking birds. I like that you give them space to breathe.

Curtis, good Berkeley pics. Too long since I've been there.

kwoodard wrote:

Will work for lenses..,


Won't we all?



nvrupnvrin
Registered: Jan 10, 2004
Total Posts: 2936
Country: United States

Reagan wrote:
2 very different kind of people
The first just having a Disney day
and the second was on a mission walking quickly with her iPod and singing out loud
Almost dancing down the street
I like them both

Reagan


Reagan,

Nice work and love the composition / colors ,

Thanks for sharing,

Rich




Fons Baerken
Registered: Jan 20, 2014
Total Posts: 82
Country: Netherlands

leighton w wrote:
Thanks guys, especially you Gregg for calling my wife a young lady, she'll love you!

Fons - Nice "cows". Don't be bashful with jumping in the conversation. We seem to be a little less formal than the thread on NC.

Jay - What a great shot with the 55mm. I'm telling you, it's getting harder and harder. Sorry, can't help you with the BR2A.





Thanks for all the fine compliments, i see a lot of good photography here.
Leighton to answer your remark i am not shy, but not much of a talker either.
I frequent more than one site contributing images and a few remarks,
point is i dont only shoot mf nikkors but also af and 3rd party
albeit on nikon bodies.
cheers



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
This house could use a little TLC. Taken with the 35 f2 Ai (challenge lens).
Thank you for looking,
Scott








Scott, this is wonderful. Nice composition and the post work is top notch, great tones!


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

cadman342001 wrote:
Tried my hand at reversing with 28/2.8 @f16 and PN-11. It's not my cheapest MF lens but I did take the pic last week

(Cheapest is the 135/2.8 that I have been using for portraits in the studio this week.)

Hibiscus


DSC_6383 by cadman342001, on Flickr

Andy







Beautiful colors Andy. I admire all of you who can shoot macos this well, I just don't have what it takes.


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

Fons Baerken wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Thanks guys, especially you Gregg for calling my wife a young lady, she'll love you!

Fons - Nice "cows". Don't be bashful with jumping in the conversation. We seem to be a little less formal than the thread on NC.

Jay - What a great shot with the 55mm. I'm telling you, it's getting harder and harder. Sorry, can't help you with the BR2A.





Thanks for all the fine compliments, i see a lot of good photography here.
Leighton to answer your remark i am not shy, but not much of a talker either.
I frequent more than one site contributing images and a few remarks,
point is i dont only shoot mf nikkors but also af and 3rd party
albeit on nikon bodies.
cheers


Good grief Fons, you're a busy man, no wonder you don't say much. No problem though, we enjoy seeing your work anyway.



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2977
Country: Australia

Thanks Leighton, patience and practice and good eyesight !



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

cadman342001 wrote:
Thanks Leighton, patience and practice and good eyesight !


Well, that leaves me out!



lsds
Registered: Feb 05, 2014
Total Posts: 156
Country: Belgium

Another one from the humble series e..28 e f/2.8 wide open







georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3455
Country: Germany

A quick walking-by-landscape (or sort of landscape) with the challenge-lens:

Deutsche Landschaft von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Ais 85/2, will re-shoot this one with some backlight.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

Lester - cool perspective, I love the shape of the limbs.

Georg - That's an interesting combination of subject matter. I really like the red pole in the middle of nowhere.



ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 366
Country: United States

Wow.. impressing images. I "liked" them a lot. I did not realize either that the cheapest lens should be in play., my cheapest is the $25 50mm f1.8 AI and the 36-72 f3.5 E.
But the challenger lens 85mm f2 was not expensive either. I bought it from a Gentleman from Oakville, Ontario for $50 who had no idea what it was worth.

Well here are couple of shots with the 85 on my D40.


Sunset by ramkumar999, on Flickr


Evening sun by ramkumar999, on Flickr


Silhouette by ramkumar999, on Flickr


Out of focus by ramkumar999, on Flickr


Flowers again by ramkumar999, on Flickr



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 550
Country: United States

Ray - Well, we've had a good laugh over the past few days and your lenses should keep you busy for a while! Good job!

Georg - Have great times ahead with your 400 ... are you up to a try out with the V1?

Chuong - I remember when mine were that young and NEVER stayed in focus!

Samy - Your Baltimore shots are inviting and make me want to walk the streets you've been on and see each house!

Curtis - Some great framing on the candle/bokeh shot. Very interesting.

Scott - The "posted" building is well captured and the sign and the house numbers make it all too real.

Reagan - I'll have to look but when I was atop the boat I have shots of you taking these shots. Good perspective and angle.

Kevin - Welcome "Bow tie" car guy! My daughter reminds me of the rides in the "Vette" WITHOUT SEAT BELTS!

Andy - Terrific Hibiscus.

Lester - Nice take on the tree.

Rafael - I had a '68 with a removable hard top that lived on jack stands. We have a lot to talk about, I have a Browning Superposed O/U that I'm about to use on my C5. My problem is in this body Control Module. Very few "grease monkeys" anymore just "techs!"



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3455
Country: Germany

Leighton - you're not serious about "middle of nowhere", right? That's my beloved homecountry!!! Thanks for your comment ;-)

Ram, the challenge was not about the very cheapest lens at all, rather about one rather light and not too expensive lens, if I understood Peter right. Nice work with your 85/2, my copy of this lens seem to grow on me

Lestor, the shape of the branches reminds me of a windmill somehow. Nice work with your 28/2.8E!



ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 366
Country: United States

georgms wrote:

Ram, the challenge was not about the very cheapest lens at all, rather about one rather light and not too expensive lens, if I understood Peter right. Nice work with your 85/2, my copy of this lens seem to grow on me


Thanks. The 85 f2 copy I have has the best manual focus ring that is so smooth and a focal length that is versatile on FX.



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

I just got back from the UPS store. I sent my D600 in for the shutter recall and now I am cameraless



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9455
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
I just got back from the UPS store. I sent my D600 in for the shutter recall and now I am cameraless


Oh crap!



lsds
Registered: Feb 05, 2014
Total Posts: 156
Country: Belgium

@Ray: How long will the recall take? Your MF lenses will be missing action for a few days



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

I'm not sure Lestor I would imagine it will take a few weeks



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