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

Hey all,

Thanks for thinking about us folks in the bay area. IT was an interesting ride for sure from 29 floors up Sarah and I had just gotten home from a long night out and I was just starting to get to work on a project I have been working on.

Sarah being from Texas I think did not enjoy the experience too much and wants tornadoes over earthquakes, because "at least you can see them coming".

Cheers



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

Glad you're ok as well Monday.



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

rafaelcasd wrote:


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.


I never quite understood the 800mm f/5.6 lens - a 600 f/4.0 with TC-14 will be 840mm f/5.6 and almost as sharp, much more versatile, about the same weight, and generally is cheaper, probably because it isn't so rare.





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

Jose Sometimes the bokeh goes completely off the rails!

D800 35mm f/1.4





-Jay-


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

monday wrote:

Sarah being from Texas I think did not enjoy the experience too much and wants tornadoes over earthquakes, because "at least you can see them coming".

Cheers


trust me, at least half the tornadoes you don't see coming (dark...). I've had a few close encounters here in the midwest, and even when it's daytime, they are quite hard to see when you're not out in the open plains where your cable TV storm chasers roam around. At night, all you see is strange lightning and then you hear sirens, if you're lucky. Glad you're ok.



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

The lead singer of the band we had yesterday. 135mm f2.8 QC.

Alan Moye by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr



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

DontShoot wrote:
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


paparazzi in another life



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

great pic leighton! My 135 2.8 qc came in yesterday about to go down and pick it up



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

monday wrote:
great pic leighton! My 135 2.8 qc came in yesterday about to go down and pick it up


Thanks Monday, I think you'll be pleased with the results, I know I am.



RicHammond
Registered: Jun 28, 2014
Total Posts: 357
Country: United States

Playing with the Df and 24mm f2.8 AI.

Last night we had a BBQ/Pool party. At dusk we screened Jaws. Pool light set to red.

8-23-2014-068 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f5.6 ISO 800 1 sec

8-23-2014-064 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f2.8 ISO 6400 1/6 sec

8-23-2014-079 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f8 ISO 2500 2.5 sec





Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

I've been watching this tread from its beginning but I've had courage to post only on the 85th page. It was great to get a warm receiving from Curtis, as well from Gregory (NikkorAIS), Alan (Huddy), Tony (Anthonysemone)...

At that time (January 2011) John, Rolf, Brad, Andy, Rinie, Rafael, Leighton, Laura and some others were among the (very) active members and Curtis released a first list of countries represented by members of the thread. It were 19 countries:

Australia
Austria
Bulgaria
Canada
Denmark
Finland
Germany
Italy
Japan
Netherlands
Norway
Pakistan
Romania
Singapore
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
United Kingdom
United States

I wonder if Curtis keeps the record...

I've been reading the thread almost constantly over the years but my contribution was up and down... more down lately For me the most significant part of this experience was related to Nikki. I'm deeply thankful for those people who made that possible.

To celebrate and in order to bring a humble contribution I want to share first a picture done with Nikki and then, three images with 28/2 AI-S, one of my top favourite MF lens.

http://www.graphy.ro/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/D7K_8069.jpg











Last but not the least, one done with the lens that Curtis knows already that will be burried with me, Nikkor Noct:



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

Mihai, so good to see you again. Don't be a stranger! I just LOVE the first image. This makes two great door and people images in one day, yours and Philippe's.



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3603
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
The lead singer of the band we had yesterday. 135mm f2.8 QC.

Alan Moye by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr


Leighton, wow! Great image and processing.



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3603
Country: United States

RicHammond wrote:
Playing with the Df and 24mm f2.8 AI.

Last night we had a BBQ/Pool party. At dusk we screened Jaws. Pool light set to red.

8-23-2014-068 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f5.6 ISO 800 1 sec

8-23-2014-064 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f2.8 ISO 6400 1/6 sec

8-23-2014-079 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
f8 ISO 2500 2.5 sec





That is so cool! I wish we had pool parties like this when I was in high school. looks like fun.



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

Mihai, this is the first time I see you posting and also first time I had the chance to see some of you photography. I really like your style and my favorite one of this set is the second one, simply amazing that sky. Please share some more of your work whenever possible!


Here's my contribution from today. This summer seems to be the Island-Summer for me. After Madeira island and 5 of the 9 islands of the Azores archipelago, today I went to the island I see from my house here in Portugal (crazy, but I have never been there before). Ilha das Berlengas - Berlenga Island, google it if you are interested in some details.

Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS @ f/8, ISO 100, 1/250s

DSE_0039.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS @ f/8, ISO 100, 1/200s

DSE_0126.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr



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

Mihai, it's great to see you here again! Hope you'll post on a more regular basis ;-)



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

Leighton, nice work with the 135/2.8 QC! Thanks for sharing the comparison with (or to?) the 50-135/3.5.



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

pburke wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:


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.


I never quite understood the 800mm f/5.6 lens - a 600 f/4.0 with TC-14 will be 840mm f/5.6 and almost as sharp, much more versatile, about the same weight, and generally is cheaper, probably because it isn't so rare.



Perhaps because you are not a bird photog. Birders always need more reach
The 800/5.6 ais has 3 ED elements (vs. 2 of the 600/4 & 600/5.6) which supposedly are responsible for the excellent image with all TCs, including the TC20EIII for a very good and relatively "luminous" 1600/11 lens, or a "luminous" 1280/9 (TC16A), or a "luminous" 1360/9.5 (TC17E).
BTW my copy is a ~battered one bought relatively "cheap" at ~USD 2,200.00 3 years ago from a pro wildife photog here in Brazil.
And it is not so rare - almost 3,000 were made and right now I can see at least 8 at ebay!!
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xnikon+800mm+f%2F5.6+ed+-%28af%2Cvr%29&_nkw=nikon+800mm+f%2F5.6+ed+-%28af%2Cvr%29&_sacat=0


Three samples at 1600mm:

Lazy young guy vs. working hard old man by labecoaves, on Flickr

Lazy young guy looking at atmospheric turbulence vs. working hard old man.
Real life test of the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AIS EDIF + TC20EIII (=1600 f/11).
Shot with D7000, tripod, ISO 200 f/16 (=8) at 1/160s. ~ 20% cropped. ~200m of distance.



Moon 800mm f/5.6+TC20EIII = 1600mm f/11 by labecoaves, on Flickr

Test of the new TC20EIII on an old Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AI-S EDIF.
D300, ISO 200, 1/50s at f/16(=8), tripod, MLU during 20 s, cable release.
Spot metering, -0.33 EV.




And my last shot of the "angles of view" panel posted yesterday - note the details on the cloth fabric at 650m of distance, even through some atmospheric turbulence (dry season here, some dust in the air):


1600mmf11 - 650m away by labecoaves, on Flickr

1600mmf11 - 650m away
D600 + 800/5.6 + TC20EIII + tripod + remote shutter, ISO 320, f/22 (f11x2) at 1/200s.
The 3 ED elements of this lens can be responsible for the lack of CA even when using a 2x TC.





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

Mihai, thanks for posting, it was always wonderful to see your part of the world when you were active here before. Hope to see more scenes from your side again!

Jose, just love seeing the crater details in your moons!

Ric, new here? Welcome, and quite a splash with your early shots

Thanks folks for the comments/likes on the Velvia cat pic with the wide open 85 1.8 HC. Ray, interestingly the print I got from the lab doesn't have the grain or its too small to notice, but the scan does. Curtis, I think Jose has quite a setup for doing scans with his camera of his old slides, I need to see if I can develop something like it.

One question for the vintage Nikon experts here. Would AI/AIS or AI'd lenses work with older Nikons, like the F2, or FM2? I know they work just fine and meter well with the FG that I have but that camera (I am on my 2nd one now) has issues with film advance sometimes.



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

pburke wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:


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.


I never quite understood the 800mm f/5.6 lens - a 600 f/4.0 with TC-14 will be 840mm f/5.6 and almost as sharp, much more versatile, about the same weight, and generally is cheaper, probably because it isn't so rare.





Peter, I've never used a lens over 500mm, but I think "I understand the 800/5.6" ;-) I've watched a TV-documentation about paparazzi once (it was back in the film-days) and one pap was using the Pentax A* 1200/8 for his job. Some people just want the longest and fastest available lens. That's why really long lenses were built by Nikon, Canon, Pentax (not sure about Minolta). Those lenses were probably be made in very small production runs or even one-off (recalling a Zeiss 1700/4 for Hasselblad, this one was a MMF-lens of some sort - motorized manual focus).
A 600/4 + TC-14 might be the more versatile and cheaper alternative to the 800/5.6, but it's nice for every photographer in need for some really long glass to have a few options to choose from.



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