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rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

A VERY hot day in the park.

Nikon 50mm f/1.2 Ais.







nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 393
Country: Sweden

Back to the PP on the Azores photos. Here's some from S. Jorge island, taken with the 85/1.4 AIS.

DSC_0133-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0235-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0042-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0321-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

It takes a special kind of stupid to stand in front of a raging bull.

Awesome shots. I'm guessing that the guy in the 2nd to last shot ended up in the drink!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3548
Country: Singapore

Tom! You're back! I've missed seeing your shots here
Just last week I had a conversation with a friend which took a turn towards selling insects in a market
Guess who I thought of



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2974
Country: Australia

87 minutes since the last post is all the encouragement I need

Liverpool Lime Street Station
105/1.8 @ f4
_AGM1753 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

The North Western Hotel 1871 next to the station. Built as a railway hotel by the railway company London and North Western Railway it had 330 rooms, and empty for 60 years from 1933 to 1993 until it was converted into student accommodation for the university. 60 years !

35/1.4 Ai @ f2
_AGM1674 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Bluecoat Chambers, 1721 oldest building in the city centre, has been threatened with demolition 3 times
105/1.8 @ f4
_AGM1759 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Compton House 1865, the world's first department store built for retailers J.R.Jeffrey
105/1.8 @ f4
_AGM1756 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Andy



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

Zichar wrote:
Tom! You're back! I've missed seeing your shots here
Just last week I had a conversation with a friend which took a turn towards selling insects in a market
Guess who I thought of


Yep, I'm here! I spent the better part of the last year shooting a new pair of Fujifilm medium format rangefinders. Bloody expensive pieces of gear, but the IQ simply is astonishing, almost surreal. Some of the prints I brought back from Japan simply were the very best photographs I have ever produced in my life.

Heh heh...those insect markets are a gas. I found a new one this weekend, and also in that market were about 200 chip monks for sale! I took a shot of them with my Nikon so stay tuned to this thread. The film will be in hand later this weekend. I hope it came out as I was not sure if the shop keeper would like me taking that photo, so I snapped it real quick.



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

So I took a few days off to realize I am about 30 pages behind. So much to catch up on and from what I have seen stellar work everyone!!!

Nothing drastic here other then work has been killing me and I got a new nice tripod setup so cant wait to take a drive up the coast and put it to use with some landscape work!

My usual contribution for the day!

dualCanes by Ryan Monday, on Flickr

bikeRocker by Ryan Monday, on Flickr



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1093
Country: United States

Leighton, Andy and Ken, thanks for the feedback. No filters were used, so it must have been a case of the corners doing their mischevious thing.

I imagine a Noct would clear up a lot of these issues, but that's a lot of coin for an older lens. John's story about the lack of parts and service for his lens leaves me feeling a bit cautious about going in that direction. We'll see.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1465
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Yep, they just confirmed it's already being shipped back. What a pain. My D800 needs some mount adjusting and I think I won't even give Nikon a shot at it - I've had good luck with APS in the past and I think I'll go with them again.


I have been able to get a 8mm 2.8 and a 15mm 3.5 cleaned, and elements replaced in the 15mm at very different prices, two years ago Nikon Los Angeles charged me $70 to clean my multi thousands of dollars 8mm. Then they charged $400 to clean my 15mm 3.5 ais in 2013, this last lens had hazy elements and it took three resends before they replaced the elements. They claimed the lens was already performing 100% and needed nothing further.

To Nikon's 'defense' they can probably clean your lens but are afraid to get into a tug of war if it has damaged coatings and they have no parts to make it 100%.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1465
Country: United States

This is a night TEST of the 50 1.4S at 1.4, thinking to include something like this in my 50-55-58 comparison.

nikon nikkor 50mm 1.4 S D800 ISO 1600 f1.4 test bright lights 1 C3Corvette by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 50mm 1.4 S D800 ISO 1600 f1.4 test bright lights 1 C3 Corvette 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 6033
Country: United States

Our busy (polluted) night sky.

First image has 10 satellites visible during a 30 second exposure.
The second image only has 3.

Here in the PNW it's almost impossible to get a shot like this that doesn't have some sort of satellite or high altitude plane in it. But, I must not lose perspective - it's a good problem to have since it means I'm out in the mountains!



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2121
Country: United States

I had to go process a few more just to follow up John's great night skies - same lake

all 16mm f/3.5 on D600


f/4.0 20 seconds ISO 6400







f/4.0 20 seconds ISO 12800







our tent just before the moon dipped behind the mountains

f/3.5 71 seconds, ISO 1600







rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

jhinkey wrote:
Our busy (polluted) night sky.



You want polluted? Come to Shanghai and see pollution so horrific it will scare you *^hitless. Seriously, about 50% of the days I lock my kids up, not allowing them outside.

I'd give anything for skies like the ones you are showing us.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 13159
Country: United States

These night skies are fantastic guys. Have to say the 16 f/3.5 really shines. Even with slight blurring from star trails the image is delightful. Thanks for sharing these John and Peter... and I won't forget Nuno's delightful night sky photos. Wonderful work everyone.



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 270
Country: Belgium

I am lost for words for these night photos! Something I never tried as Belgium is just like a big city.

I am also very happy that my nikkor h85 has just arrived, just in time to join me in my two weeks to France. For such an old lens, my copy is amazingly clean and well maintained.



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 270
Country: Belgium

*** WARNING LENS PORN ***

Since it is impossible to get anything 'bout photo done till my trip, I decided to join the lens porn trend. I am almost ashamed to say that this lens is probably older then me. Still, apart from little body marks, it is still in great shape and first random tests show a very exciting lens to use.

All photos done with the AIS138/2.8 at f/2.8 on D800 and processed with VSCO Scala+

UPDATE: based on the serial this lens is probably from 1971 or 1972. It makes it one or two years older than me. And probably in better shape.

















nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 393
Country: Sweden

Tom, yes, that guy on the second shot did end up jumping into the water, as many other did. The bull this time didn't follow them, but sometimes it does. This is a tradition in Azores islands during the summer festivities.

Here's a few more, again with the 85/1.4 AIS.

DSC_0126-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0084-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0072-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0048-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr



Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 549
Country: United States

Chin like the tarmac - age reference. Would need a big airport for me!~

John the poles were too big for me ... some line and a rock over a tall branch was the extemt of my "protection." I like the recent shots and the human perspective you put into each. Also FWIW, KEH has a repair service that I can't comment on but with their aggressive purchase policy I would think they ought to have parts.

Dua using the 43-86 I got last week was a bit of a shock and a lens that is a lot better than publicized. You've done well!

Peter my trips to rehab are inspired by my memories on the hiking trails and your photo's fuel it.

Philippe very nice capture of the Hospitaliers and their historical role in the early mid ages

Steve how does it get any netter than a Lagonda with a AOFB ornament. This is the making of a "Top Gear" episode if you ask me.

Buddy sad to hear about Charly who comes through as having a lot of class. Very nice memorial.

Nuno ... what Rattymouse said. Nice work with the 85, especially the focus. The gazers looking on shot says it all.

Andy well done capturing the grand old building and happy to hear that there is new life and use for the old station.

Raphael the 1.4 is showing its stuff nice views of the C3 too!

Learning to find subjects is a task that needs inspiration. The post today will show creative use of the PK13 tubes, the first capture of a Milky Way. A free avatar to anyone thinking they may need something like it. Lastly a "BUD" for Leighton!









rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

nampramos wrote:
Tom, yes, that guy on the second shot did end up jumping into the water, as many other did. The bull this time didn't follow them, but sometimes it does. This is a tradition in Azores islands during the summer festivities.

Here's a few more, again with the 85/1.4 AIS.

DSC_0126-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0084-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0072-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr

DSC_0048-Edit.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr


What happens to the bull if it goes into the water? What happens to the bull if he doesn't?

Great shots. I never saw anything like this before.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4813
Country: China

Out my kitchen window with the 24mm f/2 lens shooting Ektar film.







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