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

I finally got around to editing the rest of my photos from the University of Tampa.

55mm 1.2


28mm 2.8


35mm 1.4


135mm 2.0


I am thinking about taking some classes



LarryM
Registered: Feb 05, 2004
Total Posts: 426
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
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)


Kevin,
I am determined to sell you some lenses. I haven't advertised them yet but my Nikon lenses are going to be for sale and I have a 24 2.8 AI (9+) and a 35 2.8 AI'd via notch (9+).

If interested PM me and we'll talk. I hope to get them and a few others listed on the B&S forum in a few days.



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3009
Country: United States

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


I am mostly interested in which Nikkor lenses Rafael does NOT own, and why. Makes it a lot easier to judge future lens acquisitions.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

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


I am mostly interested in which Nikkor lenses Rafael does NOT own, and why. Makes it a lot easier to judge future lens acquisitions.


No kidding...



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 865
Country: United States

Ray Very nice warm looking photos, it is foggy and cool here, so especially nice to see.

Rafael I have a 5.8cm and just noticed in your photos that there are no rear flange screws, how do you disassemble it to make a cut for AI?

Here's a link that compares the 5.8 with a present plastic lens.
> ;http://www.lenstip.com/114.1-article-50_years_of_Nikon_F-mount_%E2%80%93_Nikkor-S_5.8_cm_f_1.4_vs._Nikkor_AF-S_50_mm_f_1.4G.html

-Jay-



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
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Jay, I want to say that the mount unscrews and unless my brain is totally mush, it is a reverse screw.



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 865
Country: United States

That's the 1 lens I haven't AI'd and I guess it is different, thanks Kevin!

D800 105mm f/1.8
On the way out...





-Jay-


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

I ran into a sweet cat during a walk this morning... I had the 105 f/2.5 P AI mounted and after a few attempts got a photo showing its brilliant eyes. Sadly, it did not stick around long enough that I could give it a few rubs. I post it for all the cat fanciers among us. I know not everyone loves cats. They are much more independent that dogs and their indifference can put people off. Those who have the patience, however, are greatly rewarded by their feline friends.



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

CGrindahl wrote:
Those who have the patience, however, are greatly rewarded by their feline friends.



Not to mention their mice and rat killing abilities! Nice shot.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Playing with Analog Efex Pro 2.


Hanging On by Leighton Womack, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9319
Country: United States

Kevin, if autofocus lenses would work there are two inexpensive zooms that would be good:

18-70 DX
http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Digital-Zoom-Lenses/1/sku-DN07999070184R?r=FE

18-55 w/VR
http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Digital-Zoom-Lenses/1/sku-DN07999098594R?r=FE

(the VR version is supposed to be better than the one without)

kwoodard wrote:
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

Good suggestions Laura... now about that cat...



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

Leighton, I haven't ventured into the other programs in the Nik suite but when others play with them it definitely whets my appetite.

With regard to the cat... when I posted that I definitely thought about the usefulness of cats on a farm. Most barns have at least one to keep the mice population under control. Of course, even urban cats are adept at finding birds and mice they happily bring home for their companion to celebrate with them... My black cat ran around the house proudly carrying what it believed was a mouse. We discovered when we caught him that is was a well used Brillo pad... But yes, they are great hunters.



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

So I'm splitting time between this thread and Bridges of the World in the City, Streets & Architecture forum. Some of you have showed up with photos to share, which delights me. A few moments ago, inspired by Rinie who posted a photo of a small bridge in the Netherlands, I searched out a bridge I'd shot during a bicycle trip I took with her. It was so nice I thought I'd share it here as well. This is Delfthavn, a port from which early Dutch settlers to the United States embarked. This is the port... Shot with the 28 f/2.8 AI-s. I took only five MF lenses on that trip although I'd been shooting MF for only a couple of months. The trip happened a few weeks after I'd started this thread... my how time flies...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Curtis, what a lovely town to have visited, I could get lost in this place shooting. Reminds me of Georg's home town. Funny story about the Brillo pad.



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1120
Country: United States

Once again hitting the like button as I am typing on the small tablet. Did manage to get myself in and out of the Tahoe safely. Robin was so relieved that she bought me lunch in the Hosp cafeteria and let me tour the parking gaage. Couple of car shots from Dr.s parking!

I go home Saturday and she is nervous about my care and handling. I have a great wife, friend and now nurse that allows me to buy lenses.

Some shots from today. Cool cat Curtis. Ray didn't see any beach blankets when we were at UT.

Laura the 24 2.8 is a steal and better than you'd expect.



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1120
Country: United States

Tonight's sunset from the Hospital room and a little HDR tomfoolery



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

Definitely appreciate how you've taken what is surely a challenging chapter in your life and found occasion to play a bit with us and to indulge your enjoyment of photography. Possibilities are a bit limited when you're bound to one location but you've done well. I know you're happy to be heading home.

A friend of mine expressed sentiments similar to Robin's when her partner was scheduled to return home after an extended stay in a convalescent hospital following a stroke. No matter how much you love someone, being asked to care for another person returning from hospital can be unnerving. You don't want to make a mistake when the consequences can be so dire. I flew to southern California a few months back when a friend was having surgery on his shoulder to give his wife some support. We worked very hard and still my friend ended up back in the hospital. I really felt as though I'd dropped the ball, though what happened could happen to anyone. My friend is doing much better and the crisis is over, for which I'm very relieved.

Slow and easy does it. Have a good trip home Ken.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

A couple from trackside with the 180 2.8 Ais. I am really liking this lens!
Scott



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2489
Country: United States

HCE HCE wrote:
Ray Very nice warm looking photos, it is foggy and cool here, so especially nice to see.

Rafael I have a 5.8cm and just noticed in your photos that there are no rear flange screws, how do you disassemble it to make a cut for AI?

Here's a link that compares the 5.8 with a present plastic lens.
> ;http://www.lenstip.com/114.1-article-50_years_of_Nikon_F-mount_%E2%80%93_Nikkor-S_5.8_cm_f_1.4_vs._Nikkor_AF-S_50_mm_f_1.4G.html

-Jay-


Jay it is actually easier than a lens with the screws in the bayonet mount.

All you have to do is remove the aperture ring side screw that connects to the aperture slide inside,

THEN all you have to do is unscrew the aperture ring counterclockwise, The aperture ring in these lenses screws in on its own threads.



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