Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

Foggy14 wrote:
A lot of great shooting this week.

Andy, hope the knees are feeling better.

Leighton, congrats on your award.

Ken, impressive hard wear. You've got the ankle of an Indycar driver.

Dean, good luck with the achilles surgery.

Here are a couple quick ones with the 180/2.8 and a PK-13 tube.

Cheers,
Jeff


I like these a lot Jeff!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8410
Country: United States

Question to you long tele lens gurus - which is the better lens - the 600/4 ED-IF or the 600/5.6 ED-IF?

Specifically, better regarding sharpness (36MP sharpness) in the center and off-center, CA, and flare/ghosting?

Thanks

- John



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

Kevin, yes, the light is fantastic, as is the smile of your wife. A wonderful candid.



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

Some trumpet-player-bokeh from the 55/1.2:

55/1.2 wide open and at fairly close range - D3s



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Went to Zinzinnati Oktoberfest today but didn't get too many keepers. I forgot the WB setting and didn't switch back.

105mm f1.8 Ai-S












NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

Guess I'm in trouble then....

jhinkey wrote:
asiostygius wrote:

And have I told you guys that only white beards are allowed at this thread?


Good thing I'm qualified




pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Question to you long tele lens gurus - which is the better lens - the 600/4 ED-IF or the 600/5.6 ED-IF?

Specifically, better regarding sharpness (36MP sharpness) in the center and off-center, CA, and flare/ghosting?

Thanks

- John


I have no idea. Maybe we need to meet somewhere for a shootout? Anyone with a 600mm f/5.6 in the Midwest? Also don't have a D800 but would like to compare that with my D600 as well. They are getting really cheap









raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

I have the 600mm f5.6. I don't have the f4 so I can't say much. WI is only 6 hrs away from here



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1105
Country: Australia

georgms wrote:
Some trumpet-player-bokeh from the 55/1.2:

55/1.2 wide open and at fairly close range - D3s


Great shot Georg! I'm loving what I'm seeing with the 55 f1.2 (in the right hands) and am still looking for one......

I'm winding down with the Hong Kong shots.... a final few captures with manual focus glass...

First, the giant sitting Buddha in Ngong Ping, with the Leighton lens.

D71_1718 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

Next, my wife looking for that bargain in the back alleys of Hong Kong central.... with the 16mm f3.5 fisheye

D71_1492 by dhamments2013, on Flickr

Now that I'm back in Oz, I can post with my full arsenal of eight MF lenses!

BTW, I ordered a new camera yesterday....... hopefully it becomes available soon!

Cheers and good light everyone!
David



dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1105
Country: Australia

NightOwl Cat wrote:
Guess I'm in trouble then....

jhinkey wrote:
asiostygius wrote:

And have I told you guys that only white beards are allowed at this thread?


Good thing I'm qualified





I'd love to see a selfie Laura!

Cheers and good light,
David



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

pburke wrote:
More Alfas for the Alfa fans. I am more of a Mini guy, but I know what you mean when you say how you forget about maintenance and other woes when the car is huge fun to drive. I've always driven Toyotas, compared to which my Mini is just a troublesome basket case and high maintenance vehicle, but when you drive it it is all forgotten (until it cuts at full throttle in the middle of the Utah desert going up a mountain grade... but then you make up again and it remains the funnest car you ever owned). At least the Minis don't depreciate as fast as they accelerate (quote Jeremy Clarkson about the Alfa 166)

I bet the Alfas seen at Road America are also from the days when the electronics were still installed by a "toddler group" (James May about older Alfas), yet they did make it to the end of their 20 minute feature race without breaking down:

300mm f/4.5 EDIF AI
f/22.0 1/100s ISO 100


Speedy Alfa

and the same lens at f/32.0 1/50s ISO 100 (and no sensor spots to worry about - that new shutter works)


Alfa Romeo blurring by



Great panning on these Alfas Peter, did you pan with the lens/camera tilted?

Very classy U of M photos, Steve, how did you get the lines so straight?

Love seeing the gas lamp Ray.

Happy mountain mug John.

Equestrian art Philippe.

Eucalyptus Bark art Jeff

Nice sunsets Nuno

You are a natural at portraits Kevin

One big Buddha, well composed David

These three are for Georg, was invited to an event at the San Diego Yatch Club

nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K D800 San Diego Yatch club sailboats by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD D800 San Diego Yatch club sailboats by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 85mm 1.8 K D800 San Diego Yatch club wood sailboat at 1.8 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

As close to a selfie as I'll ever get...

dhamments wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Guess I'm in trouble then....

jhinkey wrote:
asiostygius wrote:

And have I told you guys that only white beards are allowed at this thread?


Good thing I'm qualified





I'd love to see a selfie Laura!

Cheers and good light,
David




dhamments
Registered: Aug 10, 2009
Total Posts: 1105
Country: Australia

NightOwl Cat wrote:
As close to a selfie as I'll ever get...

dhamments wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
Guess I'm in trouble then....

jhinkey wrote:
asiostygius wrote:

And have I told you guys that only white beards are allowed at this thread?


Good thing I'm qualified




I'd love to see a selfie Laura!

Cheers and good light,
David




Hmmmm...... very intriguing! Your hair colour is the same as mine... but I suspect I've got more than a few years on you....

Thanks for obliging!

Cheers and good light,
David



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 3008
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
Great panning on these Alfas Peter, did you pan with the lens/camera tilted?


it makes it easier to get the car in the frame - it adds a little room left to right so you can pick up the car earlier. Also adds more interesting colors in the corners top and bottom, most of the time. Sometimes you get a porta-johns in the frame, recognizable enough to wreck it all

I was trying really hard to do a 1/30s pan, but none of those came out. Am out of practice, I guess. The below 1/60s is where the panning magic really begins



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

A tribute to Rafael and his car photos
All taken in Big Bear Lake. All with D300 and 24 f2.8 AIS

'31 Packards
9-20-2014-077 by ric_hammond, on Flickr

9-20-2014-075 by ric_hammond, on Flickr

9-20-2014-071 by ric_hammond, on Flickr

Original 1920 Yellowstone bus.
9-20-2014-048 by ric_hammond, on Flickr



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

Ski graveyard
Big Bear Lake, D300 24mm f2.8 AI
9-20-2014-036 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
9-20-2014-033 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
9-20-2014-027 by ric_hammond, on Flickr
9-20-2014-023 by ric_hammond, on Flickr



Nima M
Registered: Jul 16, 2009
Total Posts: 412
Country: Canada

Maybe it's already been asked but I'm curious: how many pages is a thread allowed to grow to before being closed and started anew?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4682
Country: United States

Thanks for all the likes on my images a page back. Raphael, I don't know if I am a natural at portraits, I really don't think so actually. I find it to be the hardest thing for me to shoot. I also prefer the candid shot over a posed shot. I find a posed shot to be so impersonal most times that I struggle editing them and rarely like them.

In regards to the shot with my wife, I could shoot in that room forever. Te 5-6pm light is the best I have ever seen. The many windows, natural dark woods everywhere, white walls, and light colored pastel furnishings comes together to make a room that it's hard not to get a shot with excellent light. I spent maybe 5 minutes on her shot to get it where it is. The SOOC is very similar.



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

Trần Phú bridge in Nhatrang city
Picture captured with Nikon D200 and Micro Nikkor 55F2.8 AIs


_NDD7003-1 by hiendiep, on Flickr



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

funwithlight wrote:
Maybe it's already been asked but I'm curious: how many pages is a thread allowed to grow to before being closed and started anew?


As far as I know, there IS no limit. I don't see any reason why there should be.



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