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Big Appa
Registered: Sep 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1286
Country: United States

Here it's late afternoon, and this old man is getting weary. I've been removing Ivy from the riverwall
at the edge of my yard. Mrs Mullan and I are going to replace the Ivy with morning glories, my choice, and we want a few climbing roses, her choice.

It's break time, so a drink of ice tea and the D200 come into play!

Ed



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

You're speaking to me, right Ed?

Love this shot and admire your capacity for such work. As I recall, you're no spring chicken yourself. Of course, getting a bit of physical exercise, even in the form of work like this, is a good thing. The old adage is "use it or lose it..."

Nice that you and your wife can find agreement on such things as morning glories and climbing roses. They should be beautiful. I'll let you get back to work...



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

Hello again everyone! I have been away for some days but now that I am all settled in in Madeira Island, here comes the first photos. Nothing extraordinary yet. Have not gone far from the house yet, but with the ocean just in front, I do not really feel the need just yet.

More on my Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nampramos/

Shot with the Nikkor 85/1.4 AIS

View from the house I am staying at:

DSC_2589.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

The next village to the one I am staying at. Before building the current tunnel, it would take about 30 minutes to drive there, instead of the 2 minutes it now takes to drive across the tunnel.

DSC_2611.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

Some locals going for a bath on high tide. Water is currently at 22ºC and crystal clear.

DSC_2628.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

Not that usual to have waves at this small pier, even during the winter, but due to the direction of the swell it happened.

DSC_2643.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr


I will try to share as much as possible with you guys and if anyone wants to come for a visit, just drop me a message.



duahau02
Registered: Jun 12, 2013
Total Posts: 30
Country: Vietnam

D300s + 180 f2.8 ED AIS

Thư giản cuối tuần by trghieu2002, on Flickr



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

Using the tablet is a bad thing for comment but the like button for appreciation of the recent fine shots and comments.


I get to leave her Saturday. four full weeks after the fall. The rehab is hard and promising for the remaining months of healing. Took a small fall today. Ouch!

Here are a few shots from the room and the grounds. Still with the 55mm 1.2 105mm 2.5 and the 28mm 2.8.

some scenes and crazy sunsets.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4613
Country: United States

Just walking around the city

Reagan



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

j-photo wrote:
Alas, I have been scolded for going off topic. Just trying to help a fellow photog.


You probably got your hand slapped for the AF picture, not the topic of conversation. Thanks for the input, take your blows and roll with them.

Or better yet, take a walk on the wild side. Buy one of these:

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 S Nippon Kokagu 97XXXX with an S 22XXXX by Rafael CA, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Are they for sale Rafael?



zephyres
Registered: Jan 06, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: United States

Taken with D7000 + 105mm 2.5 AI-s



DSC_3369.jpg by A_N_I_L, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Are they for sale Rafael?


How many eyes are you willing to part with Curtis?

As a matter of fact I just bough a 'new' 5.8cm in great cosmetic shape but with element separation. These can be glued back together, or I will Frankenstein the elements and barrels to make a best 5.8cm. Cut the Extra aperture ring into AI shape. I was also after the shade, this version is rare.

There are two 5.8cm I own with mint glass and excellent cosmetics, one has a weak diaphragm. The new lens will improve the two working ones, and leave spare parts.

This is the new purchase:

$_57 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

$_57 (3) by Rafael CA, on Flickr

$_57 (1) by Rafael CA, on Flickr

$_57 (2) by Rafael CA, on Flickr

It will join the two in this photo.

nikon nikkor nkj 5.8cm 1.4S on D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

When I complete this project the lens will look like this:

nikon nikkor TC16a 135mm 2.0 D3 Frankenscar by Rafael CA, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

You are the man Rafael. I always love your lens porn. These are all beautiful. I think you need a Df so you don't have to cut aperture rings. That definitely is in the back of my mind though I keep telling myself I already have too many lenses. Forty is enough... this is absurd...

And no, I'm keeping both my eyes.



Fons Baerken
Registered: Jan 20, 2014
Total Posts: 92
Country: Netherlands

i am interested in how the nikkor auto/ s 5.8cm 1:1.4 performs



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2483
Country: United States

Fons, the 5.8cm is a great lens for old picture effects: (posted prior)

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D800 at 1.4 CASE Steam tractors 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 Nik Kodachrome Vista gas and steam D800 Titan IH tractor by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Whoa...best hood ornament EVAR alert!!!



Fons Baerken
Registered: Jan 20, 2014
Total Posts: 92
Country: Netherlands

rafaelcasd wrote:
Fons, the 5.8cm is a great lens for old picture effects: (posted prior)

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D800 at 1.4 CASE Steam tractors 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 Nik Kodachrome Vista gas and steam D800 Titan IH tractor by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 5.8 cm 1.4 D3 at 1.4 Packard 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



these shots are stunning, they remind me of the quality of the 50mm f1.2



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:
Whoa...best hood ornament EVAR alert!!!





CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

We are blessed to have so many fine photographers using these old lenses who can so easily demonstrate their capability. Thanks for the demonstration Rafael. I love this set of images... That Df is calling again...



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

So I am shopping for something in the 35mm range and 20~24mm range. What do you all suggest? I am on a very tight budget, so cheap speaks. Really looking for nice and crisp images, will mostly be shooting at f/2.8~5.6.

What say you all? (remember I am on Dx)



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

The 24 f/2.8 in its various iterations is an excellent lens that Ray Steele used to great advantage when he was shooting with a D7000. It gets you to 36mm focal length. A pristine copy of the pre-AI N.C. I found with the conversion ring attached was just over a hundred dollars. I paid $190 for an AI-s version with lens hood in pristine condition on craigslist. Honestly, it is great value for money.



At 35 I've owned two f/2 lenses in addition to the high price spread, the f/1.4. I was happy with the AI-s version but sold it to Alan on this thread after buying the faster lens. More recently, as I began my pre-AI adventure, I picked up an O lens that perform quite well. I picked that lens up for $112 on E-Bay.



You know that a number of folks are using the 20 f/3.5 with great success. This would be the least expensive option if you decided to go wider. The U.D. is a lovely lens but likely will cost a bit more than later versions. It is also bigger.



Happy shopping Kevin.



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

CGrindahl wrote:
The 24 f/2.8 in its various iterations is an excellent lens that Ray Steele used to great advantage when he was shooting with a D7000. It gets you to 36mm focal length. A pristine copy of the pre-AI N.C. I found with the conversion ring attached was just over a hundred dollars. I paid $190 for an AI-s version with lens hood in pristine condition on craigslist. Honestly, it is great value for money.



At 35 I've owned two f/2 lenses in addition to the high price spread, the f/1.4. I was happy with the AI-s version but sold it to Alan on this thread after buying the faster lens. More recently, as I began my pre-AI adventure, I picked up an O lens that perform quite well. I picked that lens up for $112 on E-Bay.



You know that a number of folks are using the 20 f/3.5 with great success. This would be the least expensive option if you decided to go wider. The U.D. is a lovely lens but likely will cost a bit more than later versions. It is also bigger.



Happy shopping Kevin.

Thats so true Curtis. The 24mm 2.8 was my favorite wide on the D7000. I sold the lens to the fellow who bought my D7000 but have since pulled a Reagan and I bought another copy. It is wonderful on FX as well. I have seen them go for very reasonable prices recently on E-bay. Over all the prices of the Nikkors is down slightly. It might just be the right time to pick up the AIS for around $120- $170. Good luck Kevin.



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