Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12618
Country: United States

Ken Hill wrote:

Tell the truth ... you are loving that 85, correct!


You better know it! I'm loving every thing about. However, I was shocked to see how big it was when I took it out of the box. One hunk of glass.



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

Ken, I really like the tree-detail-image. The bark-textures infront of the soft background work great, and the framing really suits my taste.



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

Looked through last couple pages earlier today and came across Andy's mishap. Get well soon Andy and take it easy until you are completely healthy!

Getting a F2 Photomic. Finally got tired of the FG's film advance getting stuck a few times each roll.

Ah, I see Leighton's got a new toy. But you are still missing the 135 f2, correct?



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

Leighton, I think you have shown that farmer family before, very photogenic!

And that broccoli with the geometric florets is super!

Great subjects all for the 85

John, that light and color in your recent pics has been tremendous!



Foggy14
Registered: May 01, 2010
Total Posts: 1471
Country: United States

Hi gang, hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Last week, I rented a Zeiss 25/2 and did some comparisons to my Nikkor 28/2.8 ais. Bottom line, the trusty 28/2.8 acquitted itself very well.

The Zeiss is a nice lens, and it did a very good job in presenting fine detail and giving that "contrasty" look that Zeiss is known for. On the other hand, I had expected the Z lens to be in a different league in its control of spherical and chromatic aberrations and I was a bit disappointed in this regard. While it showed some improvements (shot wide open) compared to the older Nikkor, they weren't as great as you might expect, especially after factoring in the cost differential.

Anyway, here's a night shot taken with the 28/2.8. Not quite as detailed as the Zeiss version, but I still like the look and feel of the Nikkor.

Cheers,
Jeff



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8405
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
Hi gang, hope everyone is having a nice weekend.

Last week, I rented a Zeiss 25/2 and did some comparisons to my Nikkor 28/2.8 ais. Bottom line, the trusty 28/2.8 acquitted itself very well.

The Zeiss is a nice lens, and it did a very good job in presenting fine detail and giving that "contrasty" look that Zeiss is known for. On the other hand, I had expected the Z lens to be in a different league in its control of spherical and chromatic aberrations and I was a bit disappointed in this regard. While it showed some improvements (shot wide open) compared to the older Nikkor, they weren't as great as you might expect, especially after factoring in the cost differential.

Anyway, here's a night shot taken with the 28/2.8. Not quite as detailed as the Zeiss version, but I still like the look and feel of the Nikkor.

Cheers,
Jeff

Not all Zeiss lenses are stellar despite the hype . . .



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3006
Country: United States

20mm f/3.5 AI and a polarizer. This was late in the day after that sunburst shot a few pages ago at Rainbow Falls. The area here is the result of a huge fire in the mid 1990s. I read somewhere it was such an intense fire that trees were so totally destroyed that it will take over 200 years for the area to turn into forest again (but it'll probably be a desert before that the way the climate is going out west).

f/8.0 1/80s ISO 100


Heading down to Fish Valley through the burn zone

looking back to Mammoth Mountain the burn zone is quite clearly visible. This is 20 years after the fire. Fresh tree growth really only happens at the very edges of this zone

f/8.0 1/125s ISO 100


Looking back at Mammoth Mountain



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4681
Country: United States

You can send it to me.

Fpessolano wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I hope Francesco that you bought it through a vendor who will stand by you in the dispute. One of the reasons I've had confidence when buying through E-Bay is that there is recourse. I pay by credit card and through Paypal, both of which offer me some protection. In reality I've never had a problem, so I could myself lucky in that regard.

Hope you are able to get relief. We don't need fears of being ripped off getting in the way of kit building...


It was not via ebay, but a local site I use to buy and sell ... And there the only thing is fairness. The fact the guy approach is to let other claimed buyer to tell me they saw a good lens, means he has no intention of doing what I did in his place long ago. Take it back.

Unfortunately, when limited to buy only when seeing, it means I found a cure to MFNAS. We shall see.

HCE - I am not interested in a repair that would never happen in nikon here. If I get no refund, I will either throw it away or sell it for parts on ebay accepting the loss of money.



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4464
Country: Australia

Thanks for all the good wishes ! I reckon they'll let me go tomorrow or tuesday once I'm no longer on the antibiotics via IV and they will get someone to come out and dress the wound at home.

Leighton - how nice is that 85/1.4 huh? like you say, a big ole chunk o glass isn't it ? sharp enough to cut yourself too so be careful !

Jeff - lovely moody night seascape.



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4464
Country: Australia

Ken Hill wrote: Glad you are well ... whats your handicap?


I think the pre-requisite answer to that one is always.............."Golf !!!!"

Great light on your most recent ferry shots John.

I am getting my wife to bring my d800 in later, I have a parcel at home that may be my 20/3.5, as it's my 2nd d800 I have already RTFM so won't need to do that again !

The hospital here has just had a $500M refurb/extension. It's on a prime piece of real estate on the esplanade in cairns and as I'm on the 6th floor has great views of the city/mountains/etc. unfortunately the views are all spoilt by shade structures on the outside but I'll shoot some pics for ya.



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

Andy, good to see your spirits are up, and that you are getting better.

I arrived in Guadalajara, come to visit family and friends, I do not mix being social and taking pictures too well, as my photography, good or bad is slow and deliberate.

Went for coffee with some friends, including one of my favorites, Oliver the half German Swiss half Mexican sunburned package of joy. His last adventure was going to the world futbol cup in Brazil, the Brazilian girl he met there came to stay with him in Mexico for one month!.

Processing may be bad, brought small laptop with cheap uncalibrated screen.

55 1.2 SC, great for this, at 2.0.

nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 S.C. D800 Friend Oliver Guadalajara by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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

Peter. In the 10 years since I was in that area the vegetation has filled in quite a bit. It was moon like then and most of the burned trunks were still standing. Now it is very green. I get to see that area every year from the top of Mammoth but it is always white then. ;-)

pburke wrote:
20mm f/3.5 AI and a polarizer. This was late in the day after that sunburst shot a few pages ago at Rainbow Falls. The area here is the result of a huge fire in the mid 1990s. I read somewhere it was such an intense fire that trees were so totally destroyed that it will take over 200 years for the area to turn into forest again (but it'll probably be a desert before that the way the climate is going out west).

f/8.0 1/80s ISO 100


Heading down to Fish Valley through the burn zone

looking back to Mammoth Mountain the burn zone is quite clearly visible. This is 20 years after the fire. Fresh tree growth really only happens at the very edges of this zone

f/8.0 1/125s ISO 100


Looking back at Mammoth Mountain




cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4464
Country: Australia

asiostygius wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
Andy best wishes on a speedy recovery....


+100


More two close ups, this time the 55/2.8 + PK13, magnified 1.4x by the TC14A:


Leafcutter ant with Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7100 + TC14A + PK13 tube + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais + SB400 flash on macro bracket + diffuser, hand held, ISO 400, f/16 at 1/320s, ~15% cropped.




Fly with Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais by labecoaves, on Flickr


D7100 + TC14A + PK13 tube + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais + SB400 flash on macro bracket + diffuser, ISO 200, f/16 at 1/320s, ~80% cropped.



Thanks Jose. These macro shots of the ant are stunning. very nicely done. Keep them coming !


Andy



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

I can't remember who suggested using Hoppes No.9 and rubbing alcohol to clean the grime off a lens. Thank You! It worked great!



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4464
Country: Australia

If I shared these before then I apologise and blame the drugs !

Goldsborough Valley from the Gillies Range Highway Lookout
35/1.4AI @ f8 1/200
_AGM4740-Edit-Edit by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

Banksia flower
35/1.4 @ f4, 1/200
_AGM4752 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

"The Cold Tap"
35/1.4 @ f16, 0.4s
_AGM4798 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

which fills up............The Bath !
35/1.4 AI @ 2.8 1/60
_AGM4792 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Andy - hope you have a speedy recovery! Glad at least you can still keep sharing your work, love the shot of the valley - good C&C (composition and conversion).

John, Pete, Jose and many others, amazing photos as always.

Some with the 55mm 2,8 micro. With tubes at f/4 and f/11 (ISO went up a lot) Hand held due to ease of working with a child.



Joseph.
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 3592
Country: United States

I was just wondering, Curtis... didn't you use to have a Canon? What made you decide to go with MF Nikon Glass instead of Canon FD glass? They look just as sweet...



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

Well, I found an agreement with the seller. We send it to somebody who can repair it and share the cost.
He seems genuine in the fact the lens worked when it was shipped ... And in any case it is worth a try.

Let s see.

kwoodard wrote:
You can send it to me.

Fpessolano wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
I hope Francesco that you bought it through a vendor who will stand by you in the dispute. One of the reasons I've had confidence when buying through E-Bay is that there is recourse. I pay by credit card and through Paypal, both of which offer me some protection. In reality I've never had a problem, so I could myself lucky in that regard.

Hope you are able to get relief. We don't need fears of being ripped off getting in the way of kit building...


It was not via ebay, but a local site I use to buy and sell ... And there the only thing is fairness. The fact the guy approach is to let other claimed buyer to tell me they saw a good lens, means he has no intention of doing what I did in his place long ago. Take it back.

Unfortunately, when limited to buy only when seeing, it means I found a cure to MFNAS. We shall see.

HCE - I am not interested in a repair that would never happen in nikon here. If I get no refund, I will either throw it away or sell it for parts on ebay accepting the loss of money.





cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 4464
Country: Australia

MarkdV wrote:
Andy - hope you have a speedy recovery! Glad at least you can still keep sharing your work, love the shot of the valley - good C&C (composition and conversion).



Cheers Mark, I have a lot of shots from the uk trip still

My motorbike is parked up camera left in the valley shot, the road has 220 corners in 20kms !

Andy



HienDiep
Registered: Jul 31, 2014
Total Posts: 110
Country: Vietnam

I like this Flower very much , i captured with D200 and Micro Nikkor 55F2.8 at F2.8
Vietnamese names of this Flower is Nguyệt Quế


_NDD6245CR by hiendiep, on Flickr



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