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

I like writing Monday, so if you don't mind that's what I'm calling you!

Great first set of images. I love street shooting, I just don't have the opportunity to do much. These are all wonderful, I especially like the second one.

Keep them coming.



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

We had supper at our youngest daughter and her husbands house last evening. The second one is a view of the Allegheny mountains on the way home. Taken with the 35mm f1.4 AIS.

The Family by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

The Allegheny's by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 278
Country: Belgium

monday wrote:
^^ cute kiddos!


Thanks. How do you line the ais28/2.8? It is one of my favourite lenses. I hope it stops raining (it is days now) to go out and do a little tour with it and/or the 50.

PS: thanks for the comments on the 135. I discovered it has a little haze on the rear elements ... so I am rather unsure about it.



Big Appa
Registered: Sep 23, 2005
Total Posts: 1288
Country: United States

Monday's street shooting touches my mind. Leightons's Allegheny's touches my heart.

Ed



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1118
Country: United States

Nuno good looking shots from the last set. The BW suits the lens and your style.

Kevin comfortable looking doggie! How's everything with you, with hopes things are well!

Jay, all right I'll bite. Old Faithful ... where is it?

Curtis I can barely make out the person in the field but id adds the perspective to the awesome slope of the pasture.

Monday, the lens craft and selection of subject matter is great. Welcome!

Raphael you continue to impress. Ditto what Ray said!

Ray the lens assembly is a fine one. I am posting some shots of Tuesdays night sky that had me think that we were "Under the Dome." The sunset and the moon made for a more interesting sky than photos of it.


It seems the moon was to the east and the sunset to the west and where the light met is something I have never seen ... using the D800 and the 35-70 3.5mm I felt like a storm chaser to get the shots.

So for what it's worth my unplanned foray into meteorology shots. Pardon the five shot series to get the story across!



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9317
Country: United States

Ryan, your images immediately invoked

" target="_blank">this song

And stay tuned, the

" target="_blank">sequel
is due out soon.

monday wrote:
Well I guess this is my first "official" post here so hope you don't mind my babbling
As many of you saw a few days back I was looking for a wide-ish angle lens as my first manual focus. A few of you came to my rescue with options, but Curtis being the kind man he is offered up a more price efficient 28 2.8 ais option. After reading into it it seemed to fit the bill perfectly to what I was looking for int he right price range.

Today was Christmas and the lens arrived and it was stunning! A quick polish of the glass and attaching the lens hood which caught me off guard for a second, not use to those internal threaded things. I was now left with nothing but anxiety for the day to end so I can give my new toy a go. However "Karl" wanted to give me a big middle finger all day from my office window making my walk home lighting less then desirable. However, the clock struck 6 and Karl decided to play nice! I knew it was going to be a good first run of trying to figure out this manual focus thing.

Below is a result of my average 30 minute walk home:
Love this drummer
makeShiftDrummer by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

A simple peace protest was going on about drones, the main area was to busy with tourists not being mindful, but caught this character on the outskirts.
peaceProtest01 by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Love me some street music. This is actually a "Community" grand that is rolled out on nice day and just sits for people to play. I was lucky enough to walk by as some one was using it.
streetPiano by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Working on my hip shooting technique looks like this lens and I are going to have to fight over flares, the lens hood on it is so tiny maybe that isn't helping. However int his case maybe it was giving me a flare gift nice placed over his shoulder. The debate on this is on!
copStop by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Another hip shot, I love how creative some of these signs get
smile by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Finally made it home eager to test the infinity distance people seem to gripe about on this lens so got home at the right time to take a pano from my bedroom. It is not as bad as the internet makes it out to be, but no where close to as good as some of my nicer new high-end glass. No issue to me I will be using this sharp as a katana close-mid lens for the street.
Be sure to click flickr for bigger image:
cloudsGolden by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Oaer all extremely happy with the lens and I see it getting lots of miles in my hands. Even more excited to be a part of this group. May get some more shots tonight as I have a product shoot I have to do for a friend and the .5 foot zoom distance should work brilliant for it

Wheew sorry about that explosion of text!




cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4467
Country: Australia

Crazy phenomenon Ken ! never seen anything like that before.


Being back in the uk wouldn't have been complete without a visit to the zoo.

D700, 180/2.8 @ 2.8, 1/200, iso1600, through glass.

_AGM3888-Edit by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9317
Country: United States

I can't remember who was shooting with the 28 PC lens, but could you help this guy?

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1305671



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 1118
Country: United States

cadman342001 wrote:
Crazy phenomenon Ken ! never seen anything like that before.


Being back in the uk wouldn't have been complete without a visit to the zoo.

D700, 180/2.8 @ 2.8, 1/200, iso1600, through glass.

_AGM3888-Edit by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy



Nor I! The ape ... painted face for football? Terrific shot well captured and amusing subject Andy!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3761
Country: Singapore

I think that'll be Georg and Samy



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

I like the set, Ryan! I think having a community grand piano is brilliant - wish all cities did that.

monday wrote:
Well I guess this is my first "official" post here so hope you don't mind my babbling
As many of you saw a few days back I was looking for a wide-ish angle lens as my first manual focus. A few of you came to my rescue with options, but Curtis being the kind man he is offered up a more price efficient 28 2.8 ais option. After reading into it it seemed to fit the bill perfectly to what I was looking for int he right price range.

Today was Christmas and the lens arrived and it was stunning! A quick polish of the glass and attaching the lens hood which caught me off guard for a second, not use to those internal threaded things. I was now left with nothing but anxiety for the day to end so I can give my new toy a go. However "Karl" wanted to give me a big middle finger all day from my office window making my walk home lighting less then desirable. However, the clock struck 6 and Karl decided to play nice! I knew it was going to be a good first run of trying to figure out this manual focus thing.

Below is a result of my average 30 minute walk home:
Love this drummer
makeShiftDrummer by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

A simple peace protest was going on about drones, the main area was to busy with tourists not being mindful, but caught this character on the outskirts.
peaceProtest01 by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Love me some street music. This is actually a "Community" grand that is rolled out on nice day and just sits for people to play. I was lucky enough to walk by as some one was using it.
streetPiano by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Working on my hip shooting technique looks like this lens and I are going to have to fight over flares, the lens hood on it is so tiny maybe that isn't helping. However int his case maybe it was giving me a flare gift nice placed over his shoulder. The debate on this is on!
copStop by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Another hip shot, I love how creative some of these signs get
smile by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Finally made it home eager to test the infinity distance people seem to gripe about on this lens so got home at the right time to take a pano from my bedroom. It is not as bad as the internet makes it out to be, but no where close to as good as some of my nicer new high-end glass. No issue to me I will be using this sharp as a katana close-mid lens for the street.
Be sure to click flickr for bigger image:
cloudsGolden by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Oaer all extremely happy with the lens and I see it getting lots of miles in my hands. Even more excited to be a part of this group. May get some more shots tonight as I have a product shoot I have to do for a friend and the .5 foot zoom distance should work brilliant for it

Wheew sorry about that explosion of text!




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

Ken great photos using the 100-300. You are correct it is a great lens even if it is a little difficult to manage. That sky was amazing. I just assumed that it was the air mass from the east coast merging with the sea breeze from the west. I never thought about the moon causing it

Kevin that's one of your best shots!

Jay it is great to see you crisscrossing the country taking photos. That would be the way I would like to retire. Great photos

Mike terrific night sky

Curtis a well spotted photo perfectly framed

Andy you might consider making a coffee table book out of all of those amazing flowers.

Monday so glad to have you aboard! San Fran's got some new eyes

Francesco it is great to see you posting here and your subjects are the best!

Leighton I was on my way out the door when I saw you sunrise photo and had to stop and take another look. Now I am all about family and that's a wonderful photo but the second one is certainly campaigning for the right to be called........... "Leightons Very Best!!!!



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

Can somebody help me out, please?

The description says it's a non-AI lens (and that would not work/damage my non-Df camera...):
http://www.ebay.ch/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-NC-Auto-24mm-f2-8-manual-focus-lens-/141340594538?pt=DE_Foto_Camcorder_Objektive&hash=item20e88e516a

But then, after buying my 135/3.5 which was AIed before, I've been told here: The not-solid bunny ears normally say a lens has been converted to AI. Will that lens work on a D3 without damaging it?

Thank you for a short reply.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Roland - It should fit your D3 just fine. It has a factory AI ring installed.



Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

That is what I would have thought, not being an expert.
Thank you!



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

Thanks for the kudo's on the puppy shot. I took that indoors with horrible light @ ISO6400, which constituted the B&W conversion. I think that the 135-Q balanced the best on the D7000. I loved the lens, but used it so infrequently that when someone asked for it, I sold it.

I am doing OK. We are doing OK. The week leading up to the 4th wasn't fun, things got pretty bumpy for a while. Pushing through it. Hope to post more soon. I did get my computer working again, so I can start to edit.

Thanks for all the well wishes. Very encouraging.



mike-in-ak
Registered: Jan 09, 2013
Total Posts: 223
Country: United States

To add to the discussion on hoods, I prefer to use the rubber HR series on my 50's and the Noct. I like the way they roll up out of the way and give a bit of cushioning while traveling.



monday
Registered: Jul 03, 2014
Total Posts: 260
Country: United States

Thanks all for the kind words

@the solitaire Now you have me a bit worried? Should I be worried about any kind of moisture like a light mist/fog humidly or just a more steady rain? Regardless I hope to keep my lenses around for a long time to come but not at the sake of scared to use them.

@NightOwl Cat love that song a classic, cant wait for the sequel

Put this together last night for a friend's prototype the 28 2.8 was a perfect lens for it as I needed the 6" zoom to get in on the detail of the coils but a wide enough lens to capture the whole object. In short I use ecigarettes/vaping devices and for those that are more advanced like building their own internals. This handy little gadget makes perfect coils which heat the wick. In the past you would have to coil these yourself around drill bits and hope you have a steady hand. Quite a cool, simple little device
jkcoiler by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

Done with (2) sb800s one of the soft boxed the other diffused




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

raboof wrote:
Roland - It should fit your D3 just fine. It has a factory AI ring installed.


The second way you can check is that converted lenses... i.e. lenses with a new aperture ring will have a second row of aperture numbers in smaller type very near the bottom of the ring. Chuong is right in his assessment. It will work fine. I absolutely love that little lens. The optical formula is different from the later versions but I love how it performs. And the scalloped metal focusing ring is a delight to use. I posted this before but I love what this lens does...



Happy shooting Roland.



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1105
Country: Australia

MDoc9523 wrote:
KEH has a 16mm 3.5 Non AI in EX condition for $299

https://www.keh.com/220726/nikon-16mm-f-3-5-fish-eye-non-ai-manual-focus-lens-built-in



Thanks Ray! I just phoned KEH and purchased this UWA.... I've been looking for one for ages!

Cheers and good light,
David



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