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Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 499
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
ramkumar999 wrote:


Ken Hill wrote:
First and foremost Ram ... good to have you back and take a break form diapers and visit often!!


Thanks Ken. My girl likes to stay awake at night and sleepa during the day., so my body is basically on London GMT timezone now.
As we start walking out., I will start my regular contribution not to mention "Smera's" photos too


You better change that habit now before you go mad.


That coming from a future grand-paw Ram. Take heed!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9277
Country: United States

I, like Ray, am finding the 35mm f1.4 AIS mounted more often than not! I wish I had taken it to the fair. Here are some from the market today though.


Susan's Flowers by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

Melissa's Flowers by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

Peg's Cukes by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr

Gloria@JK by T. Leighton Womack, on Flickr



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5078
Country: United States

You have a great read on that lens already Leighton. These are excellent!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9277
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
You have a great read on that lens already Leighton. These are excellent!


Thanks, I'm starting to like the FL better than the 28mm. I KNOW it's just as sharp and contrasty. I think it has a permanent place in the bag now.

On a side not; I mailed my 135 QC to John White on Monday and it's on it's way back already. He's a pleasure to do business with.



Fpessolano
Registered: Jun 30, 2014
Total Posts: 249
Country: Belgium

Leighton, nice bokeh on the second one. Nice colours!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2608
Country: Brazil

Sar, stunning bird with your 480mm f/4.5 telephoto! Thanks for the comments about the combo;

Ram superb dragonfly;

Leighton, what beautiful bokehs in the 2nd & 3rd shots!



The often maligned TC-16A can do close ups too:

"Micro-Nikkor 88mm f/5.6 semi-AF"

Jumping Spider with "Micro-Nikkor 88mm f/5.6 semi AF" by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + TC-16A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai (= 88mm f/5.6) + built in flash + diffuser, hand held, ISO 400, f/11 (x 1.6 = 17.6) at 1/60s, ~20% cropped.
The wrong exif is from the chip of the modified TC-16A.



Jumping Spider' dorsal view with "Micro-Nikkor 88mm f/5.6 semi AF" by labecoaves, on Flickr

D600 + TC-16A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai (= 88mm f/5.6) + built in flash + diffuser, hand held, ISO 400, f/11 (x 1.6 = 17.6) at 1/60s, ~20% cropped.
The wrong exif is from the chip of the modified TC-16A.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2978
Country: France

Peugeot 403 :



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2147
Country: United States

Two weeks ago, I acquired a loose/BGN 28 2.8 AIS. I couldn't find any help about the loose focusing so I decided I might as well learn how to fix it myself. So I dismantled it, cleaned the helicoid and applied fresh grease. The difference is night and day! No more loose focusing and the lens literally feels like a Zeiss now with just the right dampness. Looking forward to scoring more cheap beat up MFNG to fix

A couple snapshot around the house. Lens feels like new again!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4604
Country: China

^ ISO 25600!!! To a film shooter this sounds just insane!



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2866
Country: Australia

Here ya go Ken, more from Edinburgh all with 35/1.4 @ 2.8

_AGM2696 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_AGM2697 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_AGM2699 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr

_AGM2681 by AndyMacDougallPhotography, on Flickr



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United States

Jose, great arachnid specimen, especially like its wide eyed smile at you in the first one And never heard of or seen a swallow tailed hummingbird, thanks for that image.

Leighton, if that's what you get out of your 35 1.4 AIS, please keep it glued to your camera! And John White's a great and very dependable resource for AI'ing work. The pics of the girl in the barn (3200 ISO, wow, you must have gotten the exposure down to perfection to have such a clean picture), and of the boys on the tractors are wonderful.

Ken, congrats on the Df!!! The plane looks like one that was built in someone's garage. Loved the generic Florida pond scene but always enjoy seeing pics of Florida birds.

Ronny, superb flowers + bokeh! And oh wow that green frog is quite a portrait! And love the shot of the man sitting on the rocks.

Ram, super dragonfly. And learn to catch naps when and where you can

Our Scott the paparazzi getting godaddy girl with the 85 1.8 HC manual Nikkor!!! Love all your race shots Scott but the Danica one's just terrific, made me really smile!

Thanks for demoing the differences between the 180 2.8s Rafael. The ED glass pays off in keeping the CAs away. Very nice copies of all 3 180s. And someday I should go to California just to get around to all these wonderful classic car shows that you show us glimpses of.

Ryan super shot of the orchid's mouth with the new extension tubes.

Tom, very nice street crossing shots in Shanghai! Very nice colors in the Portra 400 image with the 20 2.8 lens. And enjoyed the Neopan 400 shots too. What's Norshery in Chinglish?

Sar, what a superb stare down with the owl, as well as the image with the trio of birds! For your more recent pic though, the link seems to be broken, I can't see the image.

Roberto, loved the couple of cricket action images with the 500 F4 P + TC, very well done. I used the TC16A primarily with the 400 5.6 ED AIS a couple years ago, and less with the 500. I did get the feeling it stopped doing its semi-AF thing after a few months. I haven't used it recently.

David, nice panos, I like the second one of the Detroit skyline better.

Peter, loved the rusted antique grill, you really brought out the color of the oxidized iron well. And great racing image with the long lens + TC16A.

John, terrific all around pano at top of Mt. Adams. Can't imagine what it takes to get to the top of these peaks with equipment, and then have enough energy still left to take such marvelous sets of images. Thanks (really ) for breaking the screen with that and the previous shot showing the peaks.

Jay, nice shot of the don't pick me flower.

Francesco, very nice shots at the beach! Looks like your son's discovered a fun activity there.

Ray, nice selfie with the 28. A few days ago I stopped briefly at the thread and you had your usual great 18mm shots. Always enjoy those.

Jose, that moon shot with the 800 + TC is just marvelous. I have never been able to get my shorter FL setup stable enough to get that level of resolution. And loved the biker overtaking the other biker image!

Andy the moth and the second image are one of the best I have seen on this thread in terms of macros. Very impressive work!

Laura, loved the Sabre with the 300mm lens, as well as the rear view of the B-17!



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4604
Country: China

Modern China.

20mm f/2.8 AIS lens, Neopan 400 film.

























Ken Hill
Registered: Jul 28, 2013
Total Posts: 499
Country: United States

Leighton the 35 1.4 was one, I too, stalled on. Bearing the full pressure of Ray and Curtis makes it hard to resist such an obviously good lens.

Here is more from the Df. It's weird that I instinctively have a hard time holding it level in the horizontal position. It's got to be the size.

Here is one for Reagan ...If you are drooling over the Montecarlo my buddy drools over your Chevelle..

Just playing around making the most of the D4 sensor



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United States

Ken, your 105 and 180 do very well indeed on the Df!

Tom, very nice Neopan 400 views of the Shanghai mall and Starbucks with the 20 2.8.

Andy, Edinburgh in rain looks quite delightful through your lens.

Joseph, loved the tree lined avenue. And the Df doesn't let 25,600 ISO get in the way of a great portrait of your daughter.

Philippe, great perspective of the Peugeot!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2306
Country: United States

Just because a couple of 2000 Bronica Zenzanon's are now competing for attention doesn't mean the 1960 10.5cm Nikkor stopped performing. This was from earlier this week, focus right on the stamens.

10.5cm f2.5 1960 vintage Nikkor.
Stamens by maryland_photos, on Flickr





jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5945
Country: United States

Still working my way through the 500+ images (not yet in the league of Mr. Burke) from the Mt. Adams climb.

One more pano from the top of Mt. Adams. Unlike the one I did with the 16/3.5, this one with the 45/2.8P allows one to see some details on Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.

45/2.8P, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/750 sec







I have a couple more panos to go plus a few more shots of St. Helens at sunset to work my way through . . .


jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5945
Country: United States

Another large pano from Mt. Adams - this time with the 135/3.5 at f/5.6, ISO 200, 1/350s.
13 image stitch (perhaps 13 was a bit overboard, but it works) in portrait orientation using CS6.

Morning Mountain Shadow Cast






jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5945
Country: United States

And one more - I think that's about it. 135/3.5 AIS three image stitch



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

Ken, Curtis and Samy Thanks for the awesome compliments!

Rafael, Good to see you putting that new lens to work! Awesome pics.

Ratty, loving the street pics from halfway around the world!

David, great golden hour shots of the Detroit skyline as always!

Ken, glad you finally got to put the DF to use outside! You have some nice grabs already!

Ronny, I am loving the heavenly flower pics, I was looking at getting a 50 1.8 but you are changing my mind with every post! Also love the frog

Ram, my jaw dropped at your dragon fly pic. Love it nicely done!

Leighton, excellent set the horse one is very well done, but the tractor one wins it for me... looks like some trouble may happen if they stay up there for too long. Also really dig the market shots some great colors in there.

Scott great pics! Even with out the press pass you got some real keepers. The numbers id my fav.

Jose, love that spider capture, really well done!

Lieutenant, you just made a very sexy car look better

Andy, Excellent pics of Edinburgh! Its a town with so much history. I prefer Glasgow even though it is a bit rougher. It has great music and nightlife

Samy, nice flower grab!

John, Simply stunning panos as always.

We decided to drive up to Point Reyes today to check out the light house and scenic views along the way. It seemed like weather was going to be perfect for it, and it was all the way up until about 3 miles away from the light house then it just turned really over cast . I was also not expecting the hike of stairs down to it! IF I had I would have packed a bit lighter, live and learn I guess! As expected the place was over ran with people so many of my shots were ruined by bright ugly colored clothing when I went to review them later.

Staying to the 4 picture limit so Curtis doesn't have to put the dunce cap on me.
pointReyesLighthouse01 by ryan_mondayb, on Flickr

The light that keeps the whole operation running!:
pointReyesLighthouse03 by ryan_mondayb, on Flickr

Also started trying to get my GF into photography. She is using my old D300 to learn on. I also got her a 50 1.8D to start learning, but today she said she hated AF and how it always goes to the wrong spot. Looks like I might have to learn a valuable lesson in sharing these lenses soon.
sarahTakingPic01 by ryan_mondayb, on Flickr

A much need beer and czech snack after having to conquer those stairs!
beer01 by ryan_mondayb, on Flickr












rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4604
Country: China

^ the first shot is a compositional masterpiece!



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