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

Morning folks... alive and well in Marin County, though like most folks was jolted away by the tremor in Napa this morning around 3:30 a.m. For folks not living in earthquake country all I can say, is that earthquakes can be a bit breath taking. I live in a wood frame structure that I believe at one time was a garage. It has exposed ceiling joists in the living/bedroom slanting up to the wall that has twelve feet wide, eight feet high windows separated by mullions. I have a photo but it is from my Canon days... I mention all that because when an earthquake rolls through the thought naturally crosses the mind that the windows might break or the ceiling buckle. This quake rolled on long enough that I knew it was a bigger one. 6.0 is a real quake, though it appears because of where it was centered, agricultural land south and west of Napa, there likely isn't a great deal of damage.

That said, Sue just called to say she wishes to drive up to her condo to check it out. A homeowner now, she wants to be sure there is no damage. I doubt there is but it is time for breakfast and I know a good place to eat...

Great comparison Leighton. Have fun everyone. I'll be back later...



Frode
Registered: Jul 05, 2004
Total Posts: 400
Country: Norway

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

CGrindahl wrote:
Morning folks... alive and well in Marin County, though like most folks was jolted away by the tremor in Napa this morning around 3:30 a.m. For folks not living in earthquake country all I can say, is that earthquakes can be a bit breath taking. I live in a wood frame structure that I believe at one time was a garage. It has exposed ceiling joists in the living/bedroom slanting up to the wall that has twelve feet wide, eight feet high windows separated by mullions. I have a photo but it is from my Canon days... I mention all that because when an earthquake rolls through the thought naturally crosses the mind that the windows might break or the ceiling buckle. This quake rolled on long enough that I knew it was a bigger one. 6.0 is a real quake, though it appears because of where it was centered, agricultural land south and west of Napa, there likely isn't a great deal of damage.

That said, Sue just called to say she wishes to drive up to her condo to check it out. A homeowner now, she wants to be sure there is no damage. I doubt there is but it is time for breakfast and I know a good place to eat...

Great comparison Leighton. Have fun everyone. I'll be back later...


Glad to hear you're all right. Hope Sue's condo is fine too. Enjoy your breakfast.



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

Everybody ok in and around SF? Curtis? Ryan?



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Fpessolano wrote:
Everybody ok in and around SF? Curtis? Ryan?


+1

Hope all is fine with the guys living in SF area!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

Thanks for the likes & comments.

Joseph, awesome scenarios and excellent lens choice;

Leighton, loved the comparison of 135's bokehs;

Francesco, loved the flower with 55 micro;

Peter, superb work with the 600/4 + TC16A, as usual.



Another bokeh playing with the 35/1.4 NC, ~MFD (0.3m):


Nikkor N.C 35mm f/1.4 ai'd bokeh playing by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor N.C 35mm f/1.4 ai'd hand held, ISO 100, f/1.4 at 1/4000s, ~10 % cropped. "Nervous" bokeh.



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

asiostygius wrote:
Thanks for the likes & comments.

Joseph, awesome scenarios and excellent lens choice;

Leighton, loved the comparison of 135's bokehs;

Francesco, loved the flower with 55 micro;

Peter, superb work with the 600/4 + TC16A, as usual.



Another bokeh playing with the 35/1.4 NC, ~MFD (0.3m):


Nikkor N.C 35mm f/1.4 ai'd bokeh playing by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + Nikkor N.C 35mm f/1.4 ai'd hand held, ISO 100, f/1.4 at 1/4000s, ~10 % cropped. "Nervous" bokeh.



Doesn't seem to be any worse (bokeh wise) than the AIS version.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

55 1.2 ai :



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

Lovely composition Philippe. ^^^



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Philippe, ^that's one of your best images I've seen here so far. Superbe!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Wow Z.. love it

Nice Jose


@f2.8

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3595
Country: United States

Jose, Leighton, Rafael & Kevin - thanks for the kind words!

Curtis - glad to hear everything’s ok with ya. We get lots of shaking here in LA too. We had a 5.0 last month and I thought my bed was gonna disintegrate

Frode wrote:
OK, that's it! Lately I've spent some time thinking how to spend the time when I'm on the internet. So tired of sites/threads which ends up in "a fight". Then it struck me; Curtis thread on FM! People who behaves them selves and share their common interest. From now on I'm gonna use my time on the internet at this thread - starting from page one today. I searched for motivation, and I found it! Thanks guys! Oh, by the way, due to this thread some time ago, I've bought myself two FM2n (low/high iso), AI 24 2.8, AI 50 1.8 and AI 85 2.0....loving it :-)! All the best for the future!


Way to go, Frode! and you are indeed correct - this is a very different thread, we congregate in peace, just shootin’ and sharing pics shot with MFNG. No fightin' here and absolutely no whining about inaccurate AF!

joanlvh wrote:
why is this so grainy,grungy? operator error? is it not sharp? shot at f 200 thanks


Well, you’re at ISO 12800



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3289
Country: Brazil

This is for Rafael

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/EX-Nikon-NIKKOR-ED-AI-S-800mm-F5-6-800-mm-f-5-6-800-5-6-Very-Shap-lens-Canon-/171417391407?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27e945d12f&_uhb=1

Supposedly next to you in CA.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

@f2.8

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2487
Country: United States



asiostygius wrote:
This is for Rafael

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/EX-Nikon-NIKKOR-ED-AI-S-800mm-F5-6-800-mm-f-5-6-800-5-6-Very-Shap-lens-Canon-/171417391407?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item27e945d12f&_uhb=1

Supposedly next to you in CA.
.

It is in good shape. Clean. Decent price. Uhmm.....

It does have a dent. Must have fallen with the quake this morning.



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

DontShoot wrote:

joanlvh wrote:
why is this so grainy,grungy? operator error? is it not sharp? shot at f 200 thanks


Well, you’re at ISO 12800


Yup, that'll do it every time.



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3595
Country: United States

I work in Beverly Hills and although I don't watch TV that often, I do see a fair amount of celebrities that I recognize on my daily commute. One of them is Jay Leno and he is hard to miss since he drives classic cars. I'm sure if he's into photography he'd probably go for the Df and a collection of classic MFNG

Too bad I didn't get his entire car, but I was going 40mph and he's going 40mph the other direction, so I only had a fraction of a sec to get a shot. I set the Df to CH, prefocused the 28 2.8 AIS to infinity, stopped down to f/8 and bumped the shutter speed to 1/2500. Stuck it out of my window and pressed the shutter



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

^Joseph, for a classic car with a long hood like this you probably need a wider lens ;-) Nice catch!



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

Love it Ronny!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



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