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Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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Country: United States

This thread must be dying it's been 3 hours since someone posted

R



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

Reagan wrote:
This thread must be dying it's been 3 hours since someone posted

R


Or people are out shooting on the weekend to share here

Saph, lovely pics I think that 18 35 is the next on my MF list. Just bought a nice tripod setup so may have to wait a bit!

Ken, Like the trains and the cotton clouds



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Too hot for me outside 91 plus high humidity
Maybe tonight I will go out when it cools down to 80

R



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

For the classic car aficiniados including Reagan here's a few. All using Fuji Provia 100 slide film, Nikon S2 + the little 5cm f1.4 SC lens.

Ford2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

This lady, proud owner of the car, was very happy to hear the gentle click of the S2's cloth shutter.
ProudOwner by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Not sure what car this is.
Antique2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr




monday
Registered: Jul 03, 2014
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Country: United States

Saph,
Love the cars I am about to go out and explore myself, but the sigma 35 was giving me the stink eye so going to take her out to play today



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Brit MG. Spelling and all. Playing with you Steve
MG by maryland_photos, on Flickr

A sign at Druid Hill lake.

NoSwimming by maryland_photos, on Flickr

And bokeh with a 1956 Nikkor - the 5cm 1.4 SC.
FlowersAndBokeh by maryland_photos, on Flickr

All pics on Fuji Provia 100 slide film.



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

Ken, Georg and Ryan, thanks! Georg, thanks for the tip on the sunburst behind the blossom, if I get back there on a sunny day around the same time some day soon, I will take a crack at getting the angle you recommended.

Back to more film shots.

Fuji Provia and 5 cm 1.4 SC with S2 continued.

Columbus statue in Druid Hill park.

ChristophoColumbus by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Another statue in the park.
Statue by maryland_photos, on Flickr

And a couple with the FG/18 3.5 AIS on Tri-X

The Rawlings Conservatory building, this is also in Druid Hills Park.
RawlingsConservatory by maryland_photos, on Flickr

And so is this guy.

ArtFigure by maryland_photos, on Flickr



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

Guys, I have a bit of moist inside my 85/1.4 AIS due to the high humidity that was on top of the mountain of Pico.

What's the best way to dry it off? I left it in the sun during the day but it did not do much...



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

Nuno, you need to sell it and buy a new one :-)

I had my first outing with the 180 and I understand the comments I read before about it. It was just a quick walk on the beach (in Belgium where we have only 65km of coastline). Lovely lens and good also for portraits!

























PS: unfortunately I only have an ipad with me and snapseed for postprocessing ... Not ideal.


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
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Country: United States

Love what the 180 created out of the beach scene, Ryan! Glad you got hold of what a few here call the desert island lens.

Nuno, sorry to hear about the moisture finding its way inside the 85 1.4. Perhaps a few more days in the sun is needed.

Ken, liked the graffiti on the rail cars.



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks for al comments & likes.

Ken, that tree trunk + mosses is crisp and HDR-like; beautiful copies you have of the 28-45 and 25-50; the Italian guy of the link I have posted comments on the more expensive glass and slightly better construction of the 28-45 vs. 25-50;

Steve, great collection of film shots you have; please, keep them coming;

Andy, more beautiful panos;

Ryan, great B&W street shots;

Jeff, what a "aperture tree";

Samy, loved the Baltimore set + 18/3.5 capabilities.


Another nectar robber, the bananaquit:



A nectar thief in Erythrina speciosa flowers por labecoaves, no Flickr

D600 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI EDIF CPU'd, hand held, ISO 800, f/8 at 1/400s; DX crop mode + ~20% crop.



And the proof of the "crime":


Bananaquit robbing nectar of Erythrina speciosa por labecoaves, no Flickr

The bananaquit is a robber of nectar in this flower.
D600 + Nikkor 400mm f/5.6 AI EDIF CPU'd, hand held, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/500s; ~70% cropped.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

I keep all my lenses packed with desiccant sacks which suck out moisture. I had one lens that was bad. I would daily cycle the lens from minimum distance to infinity a few times to cycle the air inside. If it gets too bad, will need to pull whichever element with the moisture and clean it and let air dry.



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

saph wrote:

Steve, wonderful childhood pics of your kids. And enjoyed the 1980s scene with film, including the bored yawning guy at the market. Great racing shots with the 300 2.8 and Gold 400! Wonder if you have any cricket scenes from Old Trafford somewhere on film too.



Thanks for the comment Samy

Unfortunately cricket is not my game, so I don't have any pix from Old Trafford Ground

But I do have some taken on a D200 somewhere from a village game some years back

I will try to find them.

Btw. Is that a right-hand drive MG? I do hope so. If so, it's a proper one. Not a foreign leftie. You can kid a kidder. Love the humour Samy

Steve



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Just got a couple of great Sandisk extreme plus SDHC 16Gig - 80mb/s from Best Buy for $24.99 each. I had to point out the BB website to get him to lower price from $54.99

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-extreme-plus-16gb-high-definition-secure-digital-high-capacity-sdhc-memory-card/1066224.p?id=1218216030373&skuId=1066224&st=categoryid$abcat0404004&cp=1&lp=11



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

Nice to see folks are out and about with camera in hand, taking photos to share with everyone here. These lenses are so much fun to shoot with... This morning I stopped in San Rafael expecting to find a street fair, but I guess that happens tomorrow. Instead i stumbled on a wedding at Mission San Rafael. Here is a set of photos converted in Silver Efex Pro 2 of images taken with Nikki's older sister, the 85 f/1.8 H AI with a lens hood attached to handle stray light.


The wedding party arrived in this stretch limousine. I tracked the wedding party as they approached the entrance of the Mission and grabbed a few long shots that I then cropped. This is the best, partly because it shows the photographer and videographer at work.


And a grandmother who insisted on holding the girl's hands before they crossed the street as they headed to the wedding in their finery.


And here, in color is a statue of Father Junipero Serra who was the guiding light in creation of the missions that were built the length of California. It stands in front of the mission.



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

Of course, there were flowers...




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

Curtis nice grabs glad the day wasn't a complete flop for going out there



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

But when I returned to my car I saw some interesting possibilities graphically and couldn't resist taking a couple of photos... a fire escape and gas meters...



Silver Efex Pro 2 works its magic...



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 862
Country: United States

nampramos wrote:
Guys, I have a bit of moist inside my 85/1.4 AIS due to the high humidity that was on top of the mountain of Pico.

What's the best way to dry it off? I left it in the sun during the day but it did not do much...


I am in the process of buying some silica gel, to try to keep lenses dry, but I read that instant rice can work as a dehumidifier. I would buy some and bake it in an oven for 2-3 hours, and then put the lens in a plastic bag with your oven dried instant rice.

D800 45mm PC-E





-Jay-


lsds
Registered: Feb 05, 2014
Total Posts: 169
Country: Belgium

Andy - Fantastic Panos..
Kevin - Nice to know that you are still shooting with the MF family, hang in there and hope you feel better soon..
Ryan - Love your BW street work.. Great perspective and busy contrast...fascinated
Jose - Thatís an amazing handheld shot @400..nice
John - Sadly as you say, the dof pulls in the faded areas.
Nuno - So you are lucky to be away from the lights..tried any time lapses?Loved the BW set from Faial island..
Ram - Nice BW tractor shot and grain..we are awaiting the tractor shoot out.
Ken - Thanks..Hope I do get lucky..no front glass intact damages as yet on ebay..Lovely set..the water tank paint scheme reminds me of 'Tintin on the Moon'
Steve - Beautiful results and detail..would love to know your set up and technique for the scanning..Nice set..the color rendering,bokeh of the 200 f2 is really something..wow
Ray - Thanks..great to be back
Georg - Thanks. heard there is a DIY way of using a micro abrasive paste and polishing out the coating but scared it might change glass property and destroy the lens forever.. btw Missed your images..so when do we see your next set?
Curtis - Loved the sunflower and the BW set..
Scott - That spray and the rocks split over time..lovely timing & shot
Jeff - very interesting framing..Love the sunstars..Did you try darkening a little..looks a little oe..i could be wrong..
Samy - Great set..loved the vintage cars
Fransesco - Nice set



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