Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4455
Country: Australia

More from the historic village -

Door for leighton. The door to the lock up / cells / powder / munitions store

_DSC7951 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

You can still see the names prisoners have carved on the wooden cell walls

_DSC7949 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

and the Austin

_DSC8064 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_DSC8066 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_DSC8067 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4676
Country: United States

Same seller as the AI converted lens has a 16/3.5 as well.



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1063
Country: Sweden

Thanks Rafael, I will skip the lens and keep on searching.

Andy, really nice photos!



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

Only managed to go back about 3 pages and amazing shots as usual, will have to try and carve out time to go through more and not fall further behind.

Andy, glad to get a tour of this historic village through your photos! Ray, great images of the little ones! Scott, very nice rendering of the keys on the keyboard. Craig, wonderful moment, looks like quite a conversation going on! Ram, hope you are all settled down soon in the new place.


Good to see more interest in the 28 3.5 PC lens. Georg, fine images of that building! James, that aperture ring is indeed buttery smooth. But watch out, it can be locked using the second ring going one way while one can accidentally change the aperture towards the larger settings. I did that a few days ago and wondered why a shifted image came out very blurry, turned out the the ring got shifted to about f/4 instead of the f/8 I had set it originally. Well I just have to go back for another try to that building

And going back to film in Central Park using the S2 rangefinder, here's a couple.

10.5cm PC f2.5, Ultramax 400
CentralPark1 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

5cm 1.4 SC, Ektar 100
CentralParkFlowers by maryland_photos, on Flickr





leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Scott - Really like the bokeh play with the keyboard.

Andy - Thanks for the door!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Had to pick up Gus from the vet yesterday afternoon after getting an "operation". This old abandoned house is across the road from the vet. Shot with the 35/1.4 @ 5.6.


Overtaken by Leighton Womack, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9297
Country: United States

Also decided to use my "lens cap" camera yesterday.



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

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Stokesey wrote:
leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
So I'll try to restrain myself but the 180 f/2.8 AI-s produces such stellar work it is easy to have too much of a good thing... so I'll share a few from my ramble around the neighborhood. There will be flowers... All shot wide open and hand held.


You're absolutely right about the 180. I don't use it a lot, but every time I do I love the results. I'd like to see a comparison between the 180 and 200.


Hey Leighton .....

I did the comparison few pages back - http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/929565/3716#12246609

between the 180mm Ai and the 200mm f2 Ai-s chubby - it won't be too far out fro the Ai-s version as the glass is ED glass just never advertised as such .... only when they did the Ai-s version and put a gold ring round it.

I may need to do more comparisons ..... was there anything specific you had in mind?

Steve


Although your comparison shows a difference, the subject is a bit busy so reading it can be a challenge. I think Leighton is looking for something not quite so elaborate that shows how both lenses handle the out of focus area. I doubt anyone believes there is a significant difference between the two lenses in the focal plane since both are very sharp wide open. And with regard to the presence of ED glass in the AI lens it is my understanding that only a few lenses at the end of production of the AI included ED glass. Perhaps you're connection with the business gives you better information on the subject. I'd be curious.


Steve, what he said.


Leighton I understand .... I will try to get some less busy pix for comparison for you !!!

And Curtis you are right and silly of me to suggest that all 180mm f2.8 Ai lenses were ED ... of course just because mine was one of those at the end which has ED, it was wrong to put on here that or hint that they all were. mine was made in the last batch. And being in the business, even though I have good contacts doesn't always mean I can be right ...

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Also Leighton .... I did promise some time back to look at the picture of the young lady in the black hat in the NEF file to see what the lighting was like without any camera artefacts. So here you are : -

Steve



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

Leighton .... It looks like you are loving that 35mm f1.4

You sure are using it well .... and the pix are looking gorgeous !!

Will it become the new go to lens ??

Andy .... thanks for the Austin pix .... After your first pic of the bonnet badge ... I was expecting a pristine edition,

I see that's not the case .... but what great pictures .... well done you ... I love them !!

And yes I am old enough to remember them on the road !!

Steve



flow71
Registered: Jan 21, 2009
Total Posts: 70
Country: Austria

Chin, Nuno, Ken, Ray, Georg, David thank you all for your comments!

Steve, that has to be the Bir-Hakeim stop of the Paris Metro. I like the very classical look of the sepia conversion.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12614
Country: United States

Stokesey wrote:
Leighton .... It looks like you are loving that 35mm f1.4

You sure are using it well .... and the pix are looking gorgeous !!

Will it become the new go to lens ??

Andy .... thanks for the Austin pix .... After your first pic of the bonnet badge ... I was expecting a pristine edition,

I see that's not the case .... but what great pictures .... well done you ... I love them !!

And yes I am old enough to remember them on the road !!

Steve


Thanks Steve, the 35 will probably stay on for awhile anyway.

I think the RAW version of your portrait is much improved, although it could use a little tweak. I would encourage you to shoot RAW or at least adjust your in-camera jpeg settings to lower the saturation and contrast a bit. Having said that, I am viewing images on a monitor using the Spyder 4, but who knows, that may not be adjusted right.



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1103
Country: Australia

Lovely photo of a lovely woman Steve.... it's definitely the RAW file for me.

Cheers and good light,
David



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1117
Country: United States

Greg happy to oblige with the graffiti boxcars. I see Kevin has an iPhone picture of the same boxcar in his neck of the woods out there in California. I guess it's a small world.

Georg are US lawyer would say that is a terrific photograph of a beer bottle offset by those "green" doors. . On the other hand if you recall I mentioned a friend of mine just recently passed. Hie moved to Switzerland and after a while he found graffiti was taking over his quiet little town.

Curtis around here when we see blue-and-white cars like that being washed it usually done by work release inmates. Is that the case here?

James there is a remarkable difference with the ACR – CA correction. Would not of thought that. The last photo and the telephone poles on the last surely make your point and prove your experiment. Thank you.

Kevin if I sneak back in there later & sign that box car and send it back to you will you take a picture of it? Too funny!

Buddy, very good work with this lens. It is your third shot they got my attention. Good color good focus and really captured the action.

Ray perfect captures of the children over Easter. I see you had a bunch of happy models I don't know what your secret is but put it in a jar and sell it. It also explains all the candy in your other post.

Andy what a capture of the reptile. Very up close and personal!!! As to your other comment there was a old-time baseball player name Yogi Berra who had an expression that said when you come to a fork in the road take it. That sums it up all we can do is our best. And speaking of the best that rusty Austin has to be right up there with the best ones ever!

Craig I agree with Ray. John White does an excellent job. I sent him one a week and a half ago and I'm due to get it back any day. It cost $33 which includes the return shipping.

Leighton come to Florida, take pictures, we'll send you home with a bag of black snakes. They love Barns.

Nitro you're looking good!

José terrific as usual ... Not so bright colors yet very good contrast.

Scott no pun intended but when I saw the keyboard I thought Scott Joplin! That piano looks like it's seeing some use.

Laura I like the weathervane, the fact that it was turning makes it all the more interesting. Simple photo yet great.


Steve the mouse made me think of Steamboat Willie which is the original name for you know who. Steamboat wasn't really on the plump side but a slim figure. As the pilots say any landing you can walk from is a good one. I wouldn't worry!
Extraordinary colors on the chaffinch.

I don't presume to offer advice but tell your little friend this is how proper mice camouflage themselves.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4208
Country: South Africa

Steve - Nice image and I presume the comparatives are there for comments. IMO the skin tones in the RAW version are more natural but the rest needs a little bit of tweaking to give it more impact. The B&W is lovely and moody.



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

Jose, superbe balcony-birding! Love colors and details of your fine shots, beautiful work.

Samy, your central-park-flowers are great. Looking at your shots/scans I think the Ektar might gave you the best results in terms of color-reproduction.

Andy, love the car-close-ups!

Craig, love the interaction you've caught with your 28/2! B&W works great for this candid.

Ram, really "delicate" bokeh on your Forsythia-shot.

Scott, nice point/angle of view on your piano-bokeh-shot.

Leighton, I hope Gus is well (as well as possible). I like the spooky house, I can already see it as subject of a night-scene with the moon above it.

Laura, nice take on the swan. Hand-holding a really long non-VR-lens on the V1 is really challenging (not only in terms of camera-shake inducing blur, but also from a compositional point of view) and you've mastered this task.

Steve, I agree to 100% with Leighton about your beautiful portrait and it's processing/display (sitting in front of a calibrated low-end-display).



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

Ken, wow, nice mouse-camouflage-image I love your words about steamboats and landings, btw.



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1103
Country: Australia

First of all, thanks for the comments on the lone sailboat. There's so much to like in this thread, and it marches at such a pace... out tonight I took a different route to Koombana Bay, armed with three lenses, the Leighton Lens which seems to live on my D700, perhaps my favourite 28mm f2.8 ais and my low light "bokeh" lens, the 50mm f1.4 ais.

First, the 50-135 ais

DSC_8642 by dhamments2013, on Flickr


This is a 3 shot handheld panorama...

DSC_8626 by dhamments2013, on Flickr


The 28mm f2.8 ais is next...

DSC_8656 by dhamments2013, on Flickr


and finally, a little "bokeh play" with the 50mm f1.4 ais

DSC_8659 by dhamments2013, on Flickr


Thanks for looking!

Cheers and good light,
David




the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 2100
Country: Germany

MDoc9523 wrote:
There's a nice 55mm 1.2 SC NON AI on E-bay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-55mm-f-1-2-non-ai-lens-9-out-of-10-classic-beauty-/171308571990?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27e2c95d56

and here with AI conversion

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-55mm-f1-2-AI-lens-/201074555811?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item2ed0fa3ba3


The Ai converted one has some glass chips. The non Ai unfortunately does not ship to Germany

5 hours left. I'll just keep an eye on where the price will go. That fiirst one really looks like a lens I would buy provided I had the money and they would ship overseas

For anyone brave enough to convert one of these, I just took mine apart the other day. It's one of the easiest lenses to convert. Just remove the 5 screws on the back, take off the shiny bit, remove the single screw from the side of the aperture ring (that one controls the aperture) and remove the aperture ring. Just make sure to put a lens cap on the front and don't place the lens on the back when the aperture ring is removed. The rear element is quite exposed.

The Ai cutout goes from f5,6 plus 1/3rd of the way to f8 two and a half scallops. For reference, before taking off the aperture ring just set the aperture to f5,6. The meter prong (rabbit ears) align with a screw on the lens mount. The Ai ridge cutout should go from the left outer edge of the screw to the right outer edge of the next screw clockwise. About 2 and a half scallops

(I can provide detailed pictures for anyone willing to give that a try)



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

Thanks for the comments on the house-images, really much appreciated.




Spent some time this midmorning on a pier, waiting for a Navy-vessel that should leave the port.
It was a dull morning, a bit colder than expected and I've shot a few frames to keep me busy while waiting…


towed in von georgsfoto auf Flickr
a dredger was towed in, the colors and tones are pretty (or rather not pretty) natural - 400/3.5 at f/4 - D3s


Optis von georgsfoto auf Flickr
"Optimist"-sailing-dinghies are heading North for some training-sessions
This scene - kids cruising around the trainer - reminded me of a couple ducklings floating around "mom"
Ais 400/3.5 IF-ED at f/5.6


ein Tag am Meer von georgsfoto auf Flickr
say cheeese - probably a school-excursion, the framing sucks (my framing, not the teachers composition)
Nikkor-Q Auto 135/2.8 at f/5.6 - D700



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

Three more:


Baltsund von georgsfoto auf Flickr
There's a boy in every man: yes, I love tugboats, ever did, ever will love tugboats
This one is a rather classical shaped example, except for the pilot-house, which was shaped to work well for the captain, not to please my critical eyes.
400/3.5 at f/4 again - love this lens


special flower-image von georgsfoto auf Flickr
A rather special flower-shot: burials at sea are common here. This rose was tossed into the sea by a helpless acting woman.
Today was probably a special day for her and she couldn't get closer to the "grave" of the deceased loved one without a boat.
This is probably a downside of burials at sea.
400/3.5 again at f/4


ein Tag am Meer von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Couldn't help myself, I absolutely had to take this picture. Framing is against all rules, but I like it a lot (very rare case).
It made me feel bad to "shoot" this couple with a long lens, I just couldn't withstand the urge to capture this scene.
Hope both had " a nice day at the sea", nonetheless the dull weather.
D3s + 400/3.5 IF-ED at f/4 again



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