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dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 367
Country: Australia

Stokesey wrote:
Gregg ....

You don't want to have the unit too tight, then you would only be able to use it on a tripod, cos you'd be forever reframing due to moving the lens length around all the time cos it's too stiff.

Needless to say you don't want it too loose either ... same problem ...

My Leighton lens is what I would call smooth ... it doesn't creep ... it sort of strolls if set upright, but when in normal horizontal use it is just loose enough to move quickly and easily to where I want it.

Don't be too harsh on your nice lenses ...

Steve


This is exactly how mine behaves too Steve.... I like that my focus doesn't change when zooming!

Cheers and good light,
David



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

cadman342001 wrote:
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Yup, Thanks Samy, I'm in Cairns, waiting for Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita which will make landfall later today and then travel south either inland of us (as per the BOM predicted path on the bbc link) or if it stays on/near the coast near/over us (as per the JTWC predicted path) during saturday.

Gonna be a big one. Max. windspeeds of 305 km/h !!!!!

Andy


Stay safe Andy..Hope everybody is OK after the storm passes..



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 367
Country: Australia

mp356 wrote:
Just went through six or so pages from the last 24 hours. Liberal use of the like button (Reagans favorite ). So many nice images. Great work everyone.
Scott


Thanks Scott for your comment.... the height of laziness..... a repost that echoes my sentiments exactly! I've got to get out and shoot more!

Cheers and good light,
David



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 367
Country: Australia

Mr. G wrote:
Curtis

That Peach colored rose is absolutely stunning

Gregg


You took the words right out of my mouth (as Meatloaf would say) Gregg! I too am loving that first image Curtis!

Cheers and good light,
David



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4468
Country: United States

Wonderful comparison Jose - thank you!



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 367
Country: Australia

cadman342001 wrote:
saph wrote:
Isn't Andy from Cairns Queensland? Just came across a news item on Cyclone Ita expected tomorrow. Stay safe Andy.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26966769


Yup, Thanks Samy, I'm in Cairns, waiting for Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Ita which will make landfall later today and then travel south either inland of us (as per the BOM predicted path on the bbc link) or if it stays on/near the coast near/over us (as per the JTWC predicted path) during saturday.

Gonna be a big one. Max. windspeeds of 305 km/h !!!!!

Andy


Stay safe Andy! We are all thinking of you guys over here on the opposite coast!

Cheers, David



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1637
Country: China

Fons Baerken wrote:


Stunning shot.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1637
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
One of the suggestions for attending to my new lenses "bruise" was to use a product favored by folks restoring guns.called Hoppes #9. It just so happens that a neighbor who lives next door to the roses I so often shoot has been working on pistols his grandson is collecting. I walked down to see him but he was running errands, so I did the next best thing... took photos of flowers with the newly arrived 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI. As important as the looks of a lens might be to those of us suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, it needs to take good photo too. The aperture ring has sharp clicks, the focusing ring is buttery smooth and the lens takes sharp images wide open while creating a sweet bokeh. It is a keeper... Here are three wide open shots.



Could benefit from a bit more exposure reduction... I spot meter and when shooting red roses it overexposes the surrounding areas a bit.



That first shot ... the apricot coloured rose is amazing.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2682
Country: Brazil

Delayed one or two days, but this is may contribution to the "135/2 day":
My copy (AI-S version) is not mint, but in very good condition.



Nikkor 135mm f/2 ais 4 views por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 AI-S hand held + built in flash + diffuser; ISO 250, f/2 at 1/60s. Four views of this lens. In clockwise lens at infinity, minimum focusing, back and frontal views.



Nikkor 135mm f/2 ais wide open at MFD por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + 135mm f/2 ais hand held, ISO 500, f/2 at 1/2000s; ~50% cropped.




Menacing clouds approacing the city - HDR with Nikkor 135mm f2 AIS por labecoaves, no Flickr

Menacing storm clouds approaching the city in late afternoon - HDR.
D7000 + 135mm f/2 AI-S (manual focus) + tripod + remote trigger.
ISO 100, f/8 at 1/50s (0EV shot). 3 shots (-2EV, 0EV, +2EV).



Down feather + flower with Nikkor 135mm f/2 ais + TC16A por labecoaves, no Flickr

Down feather + flower
One of the first test shots with this combo - MF 135mm f/2 + TC16A (= 216mm f/3.2).
With a D7000 (1.5x DX crop) this combo gives a 324mm f/3.2 lens with reasonable close up capability. ISO 320, f/3.2 at 1/250s hand held. ~ 25% crop.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1637
Country: China

georgms wrote:
Dean, your multi-exposures are really fantastic. Envy about your pre-visualization-skills, honestly. The portrait of your mate is hilarious. I wonder how I would look with a cup of black coffee on my forehead ;-)



You being envious of me is absurd but a fine compliment Thank you.

Georg - a quick question if that's OK. If I were to shoot an entire roll and then send it to someone else, could they then shoot over the top of that roll to create double exposures or would everything just not line up?

I was thinking it would be interesting ... maybe I shoot a series of crazy HK backdrops and then send the roll to someone else in the world .. like yourself ... and then you shoot the roll again? Would be interesting to get this developed.

Leighton ... maybe this might be a good idea for you and I to do? We live in about as opposite places as you could get in this world. Would be funny to have back drops of frenetic HK and then a shot of farm life over the top of each image All with Nikon Film cameras & Nikon MF lenses naturally.

Just a thought ...



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 3044
Country: Australia

dhamments wrote:
Stay safe Andy! We are all thinking of you guys over here on the opposite coast!

Cheers, David


Thanks David. Thanks lestor.



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 528
Country: United States

Ray picked a great spot for our outing today and Ken joined in. This intricate Moorish Revival building provided plenty of photo ops and is currently housing Tampa University.

D800 24mm PC-E






James The test subject for the cream test was indeed a strawberry shortcake!
-Jay-


Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

Stay safe Andy.

Prayers that you and yours and all of your neighbors pull through this intact. 305kph thats about the top speed of a corvette Z06, 190mph.

That's a lot of wind.

Gregg



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 3117
Country: United States

Jay, I had to look twice at the lens test before I got it

Well Done

R



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

deang001 wrote:
georgms wrote:
Dean, your multi-exposures are really fantastic. Envy about your pre-visualization-skills, honestly. The portrait of your mate is hilarious. I wonder how I would look with a cup of black coffee on my forehead ;-)




Georg - a quick question if that's OK. If I were to shoot an entire roll and then send it to someone else, could they then shoot over the top of that roll to create double exposures or would everything just not line up?

I was thinking it would be interesting ... maybe I shoot a series of crazy HK backdrops and then send the roll to someone else in the world .. like yourself ... and then you shoot the roll again? Would be interesting to get this developed.

Leighton ... maybe this might be a good idea for you and I to do? We live in about as opposite places as you could get in this world. Would be funny to have back drops of frenetic HK and then a shot of farm life over the top of each image All with Nikon Film cameras & Nikon MF lenses naturally.

Just a thought ...


You would need two "Pin Registered" cameras. They used to have optional kits for the F3 series and maybe the F2 series. That way the film will line up over the shutter opening the same in both cameras. Probably very rare

Gregg



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

Yes Jay we had a wonderful time today with our friend Ken in Downtown Tampa. I did get a chance to use my new 28mm 2.8 AIS. I will post some photos later but I can say that I was certainly impressed. There was one photo that I really liked taken with the 55mm 1.2 K inside the Henry Plant Museum.



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

asiostygius wrote:



James, don't tell Curtis but some time ago I made a bokeh test with these lens + 85/1.8 K:





Jose thank you for taking the time to prepare this presentation. You have convinced me that if I'm going to buy an 85mm lens to only go for the f1.4

Gregg



sandycrane
Registered: Nov 29, 2003
Total Posts: 609
Country: United States

Idaho Vintage Motorcycle Show, Caldwell, ID. March 2014.



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

Welcome aboard Flow Nice shot

Georg i love the color boat hull - impressive! Nice details from your 85mm 1.8

Great use of the 85mm 1.4 Fons

Ram cool idea using multiple exposures. You are our innovator!

Dean it's so nice to see you. I love your work!

Lestor I love food - Nice display

Bebe welcome to the thread. It is nice to have you especially posting beautiful photos!

Steve i really like the close up of the bridge

Gregg what a nice collection of lenses. Lens Porn!!!!!

Curtis I so happy you were able to resolve the glue situation. beautiful lens with rich color - super nice!

Chuong love the kids

Joan the purple flower is stunning!

Jose you are the king of comparisons! Great series of photos as well.

Andy please stay dry and safe!

Thanks for all of the congrats on the 28mm 2.8 AIS

Ray




ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 399
Country: United States

Excellent Photos everyone.. No time to comment as I am in packing spree. But I used the "like" button.

After my initial take on the double exposure., I got it better today after some educational youtube videos.



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