Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4329
Country: United States

Steve, very nice series.

RM, I like the second two images from your temple series.

Ray, just do it!



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

Directly across the street from Zhenru Buddhist Temple is Shanghai's largest fish market. There one can find hundreds of stalls selling all kinds of ocean sea food as well as some fresh water fish. While walking through there to get to the temple, I found this little guy. I looked over at him and he immediately reacted to my peer. He backed away, under the water, and as I stood there he slowly came back out. Clearly, his/her vision is excellent and we examined each other for a few moments. For a few bucks, I wish I could have bought him, and released him from his bondage, if only there were a suitable location. His fate is to be ripped apart alive and one can see that all across this fish market. I find this immensely painful to watch. And ironic as across the street there is this temple, which teaches loving kindness to ALL beings. Buddhism makes no differentiation between man and beast. Despite the popularity of these temples, I think that 99% of those who attend have no idea of the basic tenants of Buddhism. Everyone seemingly goes to temples to pray for wealth, prosperity, and good luck. The very antithesis of Buddhism.

55mm f/2.8 AIS on Neopan 400 film. Some slight motion blur due to very low light levels (slow shutter speeds).








DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2289
Country: United States

bobbelbob wrote:
@DontShoot

Wow!! Those shots from Yosemite is just amazing. Such lovely texture!!
Im getting more and more convinced that I need one.

Now Ive seen som many great pics I just have to grab my camera and tripod and go out there and shoot!


Thanks Bob! yeah, it's a great place to shoot, but I'd wait until around March next year. It's too hot and dry right now.



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

Just got my 16/3.5 AI back from APS - I haven't shot with it yet, but WOW!
Totally clean inside.

No dust behind front element, no dust internally, and the deposit along the edge of the rear element is gone. Very cool.

The focus ring seems about the same, but the aperture ring is pretty stiff - not too stiff, but you won't accidentally bump it to another aperture.

I'll have to go shoot with it to make sure the optics are OK, but so far for $240 they did a great job.

John



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2962
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Just got my 16/3.5 AI back from APS - I haven't shot with it yet, but WOW!
Totally clean inside.

No dust behind front element, no dust internally, and the deposit along the edge of the rear element is gone. Very cool.

The focus ring seems about the same, but the aperture ring is pretty stiff - not too stiff, but you won't accidentally bump it to another aperture.

I'll have to go shoot with it to make sure the optics are OK, but so far for $240 they did a great job.

John


That is good to know. I have a couple lenses that I am debating if I want to take the time to clean them myself or just have a shop do the work. Eagerly await your findings.



webisweb
Registered: Mar 07, 2006
Total Posts: 362
Country: United States

D610 + 105mm f/2.5

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 by discoverfilm, on Flickr

Nikon F100 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS | Fujifilm Pro 400H

Early March in Philly by discoverfilm, on Flickr



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1462
Country: United States

webisweb wrote:
D610 + 105mm f/2.5

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 by discoverfilm, on Flickr

Nikon F100 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS | Fujifilm Pro 400H

Early March in Philly by discoverfilm, on Flickr


What beautiful composition and subjects W is W,



webisweb
Registered: Mar 07, 2006
Total Posts: 362
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:

What beautiful composition and subjects W is W,


Thank you very much! Here is one more: Nikon F100 | Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 AIS | Kodak Portra 160NC

Sheepshead Bay by discoverfilm, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2962
Country: United States

Oh Shii.....!



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1462
Country: United States

Nikkor 35 1.4 at 4 is a good full body portrait lens, portrait pic control, lighten shadows, no other change.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 4 D3 Captain and Commander by Rafael CA, on Flickr



RicHammond
Registered: Jun 28, 2014
Total Posts: 60
Country: United States

Curtis posted that 85mm that is located in Japan. I've been leery of purchasing from outside the U.S.

What are the typical fees/duties? How about from Canada?

Thanks,

Great shots everyone. Digging the Yosemite and car shots. This is to hard to catch up.

The Df gets returned tomorrow for a full refund so I'll be on the hunt again.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2962
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
Nikkor 35 1.4 at 4 is a good full body portrait lens, portrait pic control, lighten shadows, no other change.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 4 D3 Captain and Commander by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Its shots like this that make me want one of these 35's... You are not helping my meager budget...



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

rafaelcasd wrote:
Nikkor 35 1.4 at 4 is a good full body portrait lens, portrait pic control, lighten shadows, no other change.

nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 at 4 D3 Captain and Commander by Rafael CA, on Flickr


That's the kind of shot that can sell me on this lens! Other shots just kill it for me. Rarely have I see such a Jeckly and Hyde lens as this one.



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2971
Country: Australia

RicHammond wrote:
Curtis posted that 85mm that is located in Japan. I've been leery of purchasing from outside the U.S.

What are the typical fees/duties? How about from Canada?


As I'm in Australia, Japan is closer than the US for me and seems to have more reasonable postage rates.

They seem to have some really nice examples too.

In Oz, as long as the item's value is below a thousand bucks then no duties, not sure about the States.

Andy



cadman342001
Registered: Dec 02, 2005
Total Posts: 2971
Country: Australia

Well, I have just picked up a D800 local to me for 1600 bucks. I missed the DR and the cropability compared to the D700. So the 700 has gotta go.

Off to pick it up and pick up a new USB3 card reader !

Andy



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

35mm 1.4 AIS



DontShoot
Registered: Jun 15, 2009
Total Posts: 2289
Country: United States

105 2.5 AIS



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9445
Country: United States

I was the only bidder on a 85mm f1.4 AIS for 400 bucks!

I feel like Ray when he finds those deals.



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

Joyriding in Shanghai.

Cropped from a 20mm f/2.8 AIS shot made on Fuji Acros film.









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

Something different, a video we made for our company. We used my d800 plus the ais 50/1.4, the ais 28, a gopro and few cuts from a piece that was made on national tv.
It was quite fun to use the manual lenses for video!

Anyhow this http://youtu.be/BjQ19lTU_uQ



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