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Title: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 01, 2019, 07:30:09
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Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2019, 09:57:40
We had some snow this night...


D850  25/2.8 ZF
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 01, 2019, 14:34:15
I might scan some slides  ... or I might continue cleaning the house.... or some sweet sweet sleep after a week of work and sick kid stays home / in my office???
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2019, 14:51:51
I might scan some slides  ... or I might continue cleaning the house.... or some sweet sweet sleep after a week of work and sick kid stays home / in my office???
Recognize the scene  :)   Just lack the time to continue and finish that digitization process.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 01, 2019, 16:43:13
February 1

'Warm inside the shop'

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7838/39984818363_88652e3fbe_o.jpg)

D850  zf 35mm f/2
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 01, 2019, 21:37:57
Outside view this evening.

Olympus E-M1.2, W-Nikkor 35mm f/1.8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Chip Chipowski on February 02, 2019, 18:01:46
Columbia Gorge, D200 IR
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 02, 2019, 18:05:30
A day with lots, and lots of rain...  A billboard shows the music programma for February

D850   ZF 25/2.8  (Very nice Zeiss lens,  close focus up to 17cm (Which is a few cm in front of the lens) makes it very versatile.)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 02, 2019, 18:29:11
February 2

'Housotel'.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4827/33085219308_736ee4a24c_o.jpg)

D850  14-24mm f/2.8 @15mm/f5.6
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 02, 2019, 23:55:07
I started to scan ... making the static of slides formable ...

*ups* I forgot the attachment yesterday ;-)

I did add it to this post...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 03, 2019, 07:21:11
I started to scan ... making the static of slides formable ...
Great, Frank.  Looking forward to the results.  What setup are you using?  I am thinking to use the PB-4 in combination with the Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon 75/4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 03, 2019, 07:23:04
Football Instinct?

D850 ZF 25/2.8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 03, 2019, 09:56:36
Great, Frank.  Looking forward to the results.  What setup are you using?  I am thinking to use the PB-4 in combination with the Rodenstock Apo-Rodagon 75/4

*ups* I forgot the attachment yesterday ;-) added it to where it shoud have been...

Her is another one all with the D850 & ES-2 & 2.8/60G micro plus one of my Osram lights with 98% RAL ...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 03, 2019, 10:11:43
Nice

Did you ever look into the LED Light Pads (Tablet)  as backgroud illumination?  Like this one for instance.  https://www.huiontablet.com/a3.html (https://www.huiontablet.com/a3.html)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 03, 2019, 14:23:46
Nice

Did you ever look into the LED Light Pads (Tablet)  as backgroud illumination?  Like this one for instance.  https://www.huiontablet.com/a3.html (https://www.huiontablet.com/a3.html)

I will excange the converters for LED in a while. The converters are still pretty good
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 03, 2019, 18:23:51
Ambiguous signage

Z6, 50/1.8S
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 03, 2019, 18:34:07
Ambiguous signage

Z6, 50/1.8S

I see a white egg
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 03, 2019, 20:05:27
I see a white egg

It's freely open to interpretation. Therein lies its ambiguity.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 03, 2019, 20:17:21
February 3

Cat in Megen

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4840/46973219421_1eeae10ed2_o.jpg)

D850  zf 28mm /f2 @f2.8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2019, 07:08:08
Sunday walk with the dogs...

D850  Zeiss Planar 50/1.4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2019, 07:22:30
You Dutches seems to be enjoying fine weather, despite the cat and dogs image...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: pluton on February 04, 2019, 08:42:20
February 3

Cat in Megen


Outstanding composition and moment, Fons.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2019, 08:57:35
You Dutches seems to be enjoying fine weather, despite the cat and dogs image...

Us Dutch?

Both carry Zeiss lenses in these images , thanks Akira.
The D850 has enough pixels to show the microcontrasts the Zeiss lensdesigns are known for.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2019, 08:58:30
Outstanding composition and moment, Fons.

Thank you Keith.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 04, 2019, 09:05:50
Us Dutch?

Both carry Zeiss lenses in these images , thanks Akira.
The D850 has enough pixels to show the microcontrasts the Zeiss lensdesigns are known for.

Yes, I meant you and John.  :)  Amasing rendition from amazing combination!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2019, 09:22:41
Yes, I meant you and John.  :)  Amasing rendition from amazing combination!

Thanks again Akira, very much appreciated.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 04, 2019, 10:03:16
Thank you Akira.  It's by the way just plain coincidence we are using Zeiss glass at the same time ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 04, 2019, 12:28:52
February 2

'Housotel'.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4827/33085219308_736ee4a24c_o.jpg)

D850  14-24mm f/2.8 @15mm/f5.6

very nice vivid colors
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2019, 12:43:29
very nice vivid colors

Thank you Frank, in retrospect (.) think it's overcooked.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 04, 2019, 13:13:45
Thank you Frank, in retrospect (.) think it's overcooked.

it is yolly in my eyes
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 04, 2019, 13:16:56
concrete growing, more and more sights blocked
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 04, 2019, 15:49:01
No picture of the day, didnt go out.

So one of yesterday, one of the last ones i took.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7846/46258113154_e9b3fb6f15_o.jpg)

Ravestein, the river dike looking west.

D850 zf 28mm f/2
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 05, 2019, 13:10:46
February 5

"Breasts''

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7850/46993354251_eb0dcf2d1a_o.jpg)

Df  50mm f/1.2 ais
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 05, 2019, 13:53:53
D700, off camera flash with umbrella. A monster.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 05, 2019, 14:06:03
A very special portrait ;)
The lighting is good.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 05, 2019, 14:14:45
Thanks Bent. The light is a single sb-800 with umbrella, using the popup flash as commander in front of a white wall at home. Nothing fancy  :)

   She is especial... ;D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 05, 2019, 14:46:08
Nice shot of Medusa, Paco!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 05, 2019, 15:06:48
 ;D ;D ;D Thanks Akira. She actually liked the shot
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 05, 2019, 16:26:53
A grey day

D850   ZF Planar 85/1.4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 06, 2019, 04:15:58
IR portrait. D200 with 750nm filter and 18-70 zoom.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 06, 2019, 09:12:34
Sweet IR.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 06, 2019, 13:46:39
Been grounded for some days with a bad bout of bronchitis. Snowing again and -15C outside are not conducive to any improvement in health .... sigh.

Today's view straight out of my kitchen window tells it all.

Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 RF lens @f/2, Z6.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 06, 2019, 16:14:52
Stay warm and get well soon, Birna.

As one from the snowy city (although not as cold as in your place), the scene is not as fantastic in reality as it looks like in your image...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 06, 2019, 16:18:30
leaving the room

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7814/40041793473_91e6721866_o.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:00:08
Very nice, Fons.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:00:47
Nikkor 8.5cm f/2 RF lens @f/2, Z6.
Beautiful details.

Get well soon, Birna !
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:01:48
Some colour on another grey day...


Nikon D7200  ZF Planar 50/1.4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 06, 2019, 17:05:27
scanning slides with me @24 in the frame. My friend Thomas V. did the shooting ..
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:28:50
Very nice, Frank !
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 06, 2019, 17:44:08
Very nice, Fons.

Thank you John.
... like the Zeiss?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 06, 2019, 17:51:03
Some colour on another grey day...


Nikon D7200  ZF Planar 50/1.4

great colors, lovely shot
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:56:58
great colors, lovely shot
Thanks Frank.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 06, 2019, 17:59:03
Thank you John.
... like the Zeiss?
Yes, love it.    High resolution stuff.  The 50/1.4 reminds me a bit of the Voigtlander 58/1.4 but it's more delicate in a number of fields including the colours.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 07, 2019, 00:08:19
Not taken today but developed today. Nikon Z6 with 24-70 vr. They work together hard, as those feet do.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2019, 11:58:36
February 7

Broadleafed snowdrop, no snow no winter, but wait for surprises temperatures can drop again and again.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4897/46101414265_31d3dc175a_o.jpg)

D850  cv180mm f/4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 07, 2019, 12:06:01
Working on a the correct set up for getting acceptable slides. (slides behind glass are a bit of a problem)

Df  105/2.8   

Goirle, Netherlands, spring 1968
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2019, 12:09:06
Thats you in the middle, good luck with the slides ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 07, 2019, 12:11:29
Thats you in the middle, good luck with the slides ;)
Thanks Fons.  Yes. my little brother to the right, and the boy next door to the left ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 07, 2019, 13:25:42
My little red car is fighting in vain against the snow ....

(outside my apartment this morning)

Nikkor 8.5 cm f/2 RF, Z6, @f/5.6 ISO 100
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 07, 2019, 18:30:48
Not taken today but developed today. Nikon Z6 with 24-70 vr. They work together hard, as those feet do.

sexy feet
beautiful colors
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 07, 2019, 20:29:03
in the 1980ies I was working on an organic farm. Kodachrome slide scan with D850 and ES2 and 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 07, 2019, 20:47:22
in the 1980ies I was working on an organic farn. Kodachrome slide scan with D850 and ES2 and 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor

Good luck with the slides quite the job ;) Frank.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 07, 2019, 20:52:20
John and Frank, your slides makes me smile.  Heartwarming reminiscent of the past.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 07, 2019, 20:53:12
February 7.  Watch your step!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 07, 2019, 21:10:55
Working on a the correct set up for getting acceptable slides. (slides behind glass are a bit of a problem)

Df  105/2.8   

Goirle, Netherlands, spring 1968

my childhood pictures are black and white...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 07, 2019, 21:12:47
John and Frank, your slides makes me smile.  Heartwarming reminiscent of the past.

it is wonderful how editable D850 slide scans are. I can extract details that cannot be seen in projection and the colors are great too
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Seapy on February 07, 2019, 21:20:01
it is wonderful how editable D850 slide scans are. I can extract details that cannot be seen in projection and the colors are great too

That's what I am finding with the D800, the files are so pliable, hitherto invisible shadow detail is now available, where with other older cameras it was missing completely or so noisy as to be useless.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 07, 2019, 21:59:27
sexy feet
beautiful colors
  Thank you Frank. The colors are Z6 + Capture NX-D. I´m not sure yet about the way they look in lightroom. Maybe I haven´t found the right combination.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2019, 06:50:13
A visit to Toronto left me holding up this bit of Lake Ontario. It is a Great Lake.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 10:00:58
February 7

Broadleafed snowdrop, no snow no winter, but wait for surprises temperatures can drop again and again.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4897/46101414265_31d3dc175a_o.jpg)

D850  cv180mm f/4

a thousand shades of green!!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 08, 2019, 10:03:47
my childhood pictures are black and white...
My first 5 years too  ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 08, 2019, 10:04:29
A visit to Toronto left me holding up this bit of Lake Ontario. It is a Great Lake.
An Ice structure, Jack. ?  Is it so cold there?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2019, 11:09:21
a thousand shades of green!!

Grey or green and nothing in between.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2019, 11:10:52
February 8

Tulips on a vase in the window.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7858/47025169371_45d14074c6_o.jpg)

D850  85mm f/1,4ais
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 08, 2019, 11:22:26
Elegant composition Akira
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 11:34:34
February 8

Tulips on a vase in the window.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7858/47025169371_45d14074c6_o.jpg)

D850  85mm f/1,4ais

longing for spring, old friend?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 08, 2019, 11:45:29
Thank you Frank, Spring we will.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 08, 2019, 12:04:45
No spring evident here ....

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8075.0;attach=37592;image)


Taken straight out my kitchen window with the ancient '50s 25cm f/4 Nikkor-Q (first version) on the Z6. Still troubled with bronchitis so in effect grounded for a few more days.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 13:16:39
No spring evident here ....

(http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8075.0;attach=37592;image)

phantastic. visionary.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 13:17:50
combing my hair I found a little alien.
as seen with a Biotar on bellows on my D850.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 08, 2019, 13:19:31
 :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 08, 2019, 13:23:47
That's a head lice, Frank ....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 14:39:06
That's a head lice, Frank ....

is it? compared with the pictures I find on the net it does not look like it
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 08, 2019, 14:57:47
Just trying to cheer you up, my friend. Animals crawling around in your hair always are suspicious creatures, aren't they?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2019, 15:47:47
An Ice structure, Jack. ?  Is it so cold there?

I visited just following a major snow storm with very negative temperatures so the lake had a thick layer of ice. This is a small chunk of it. For our Nordic members I’m sure it is an ordinary experience, but for me it was the first time I’ve stepped on a frozen lake for perhaps 40 years.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 08, 2019, 15:54:50
Just trying to cheer you up, my friend. Animals crawling around in your hair always are suspicious creatures, aren't they?

there was no one crawling in my hair, all stuff I found was dead, like dandruff and tiny pieces of my haglöfs skull cap.

So If I should had dead lice in my hair, they probably have been alive earlier?

what I see is a lot of biological waste some of it looking like animal remains...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 08, 2019, 16:01:53
Parking your bike on the Top Floor. 

Parking place for bikes at Central Station

D7200  AF-D 80-200/2.8 new
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 08, 2019, 16:06:44
Rear view.

Sometimes the darkness is as important as the light.

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: armando_m on February 08, 2019, 17:19:24
February 8

Tulips on a vase in the window.

D850  85mm f/1,4ais
Beautiful
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: ColinM on February 08, 2019, 22:45:50
in the 1980ies I was working on an organic farm. Kodachrome slide scan with D850 and ES2 and 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor

Wow, some memories in this picture (and the medium) Frank.

Any pix of you from the same era you’d care to share?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 09, 2019, 09:20:03
Parking your bike on the Top Floor. 

Parking place for bikes at Central Station

D7200  AF-D 80-200/2.8 new

Typical
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 09, 2019, 09:20:42
Beautiful

Thank you Armando
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 09, 2019, 09:46:48
Wow, some memories in this picture (and the medium) Frank.

Any pix of you from the same era you’d care to share?

yes, I can...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 09, 2019, 14:27:20
Nikon d200 ir and 18-70 zoom. Two women
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 09, 2019, 19:45:26
sculpture in Rome 1990
 with FM2n and 1.4/50 Ai.
slide scanned today
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 09, 2019, 20:31:33
Swapped a spare Fuji S5 Pro for a mint  Fuji IS Pro  -  a good bargain I think

with 50/1.4 G  720nm

Developed in Photo Ninja 1.3.7.


Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 09, 2019, 21:00:00
February 9

Cornus mas, dogwood flowers,

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7899/47040010731_975640cc0a_o.jpg)

D850  50mm f/1,4ais
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 10, 2019, 09:59:28
Bonner Kunstwoche 1984
originally taken with my Olympus OM1n & Zuiko 1.4/50mm in next to no light
scanned with D850 & ES-2 & 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 10, 2019, 15:44:43
Bonner Kunstwoche 1984
originally taken with my Olympus OM1n & Zuiko 1.4/50mm in next to no light
scanned with D850 & ES-2 & 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor

I really like this swing shot Frank! Old colors but still good colors  :)

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 10, 2019, 15:46:03
From today's dog walk. I am seriously pleased with the Z6&50/1.8S performance.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 10, 2019, 15:54:39
Bonner Kunstwoche 1984
originally taken with my Olympus OM1n & Zuiko 1.4/50mm in next to no light
scanned with D850 & ES-2 & 2.8/60G Micro Nikkor
Nice shot.  Interesting, in that same time period  I had the Olympus OM2n and the Zuiko lens ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 10, 2019, 15:55:34
From today's dog walk. I am seriously pleased with the Z6&50/1.8S performance.
Very detailed graphics and sunstar.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on February 10, 2019, 16:01:32
Nice photos!
At the beach taken with 35 1.8 Dx
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 10, 2019, 16:09:44
February 10

Rainy day 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7827/46325310654_61abdb7ba7_o.jpg)

D850  18mm f/4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 10, 2019, 16:37:30
I really like this swing shot Frank! Old colors but still good colors  :)



Thank you. I was only one year into photography at the time, age 18...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 10, 2019, 16:44:22
Raining-raining and raining

Fuji IS  17-35/2.8  720nm   - changed
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 10, 2019, 17:29:06
The tower of "Vor frue kirke" was open to the public today, weather not the best ;)
Nikon Df Nikkor-O 35mm f2.0 @f5.6
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 10, 2019, 17:40:38
This must be Nørrebro, i wonder do i remember this? From where did you take this shot Bent?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 10, 2019, 17:47:37
The picture is taken from the tower of Vor Frue Kirke, the dom in Copenhagen. The church in the picture is the German church Sankt Petri. I think that Nørrebro is in the distance hiding in the rain ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 10, 2019, 19:00:07
A quick test this morning with my new Broncolor 1600 Ws studio flash, using a single flash head at 1 m distance with a wide reflector. I used a UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5 lens on my D3200 with internal Baader U filter and shot at f/10, ISO 100 with the flash output turned down 2 stops.

This flash has an uncoated Xenon 1600Ws tube and a clear quartz protector. It run on mains A/C. I could have used a narrower reflector but was curious to learn what exposure levels could be obtained on a wider scene. The reason for the f/10 setting was that I also compared this capture (in terms of exposure) with that of the 25mm f/2.8 Laowa Ultra-Macro Lens 2.5-5X, which is effective f/9.8 at 2.5X.

I also included a patch painted with the Black 2.0 flat black paint (Culturehustle by Stuart Semple).to understand its UV properties. The patch is the smaller of the three circular objects. Also included is some dry Plumeria (assumed to be very UV dark) and my UVEX lab goggles (hopefully they would be UV-dark as well).

The test scene is this,

(http://ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_02_2019/post-2-0-10015000-1549821068.jpg)


and it is obvious the Black 2.0 really holds up well in UV too. Same can be said for the UV protective goggles.

Later, I found the Laowa lens needed +2 EV re the UV-Nikkor, which is actually very good, but I don't think its UV response go much below 380 nm. I do need a more appropriate target for that lens, though.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 10, 2019, 20:11:40
Always a treat to see your tests  :)

   Walkaround today with z6 and 35mm 1.4 ais. Almería. Weighted down.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 10, 2019, 20:15:23
UV setup
Interesting setup Birna.  I guess this demonstrates that UV Photography is a bit more complicated than IR.


Changed the Day pic by the way.  (Still raining)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 10, 2019, 22:02:57
February 10

Rainy day 

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7827/46325310654_61abdb7ba7_o.jpg)

D850  18mm f/4

I thought this was very nice, reminds of the music of the Fläskkvartetten.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 10, 2019, 22:07:41
Nice photos!
At the beach taken with 35 1.8 Dx


much better in this orientation. Good use of a good lens
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on February 11, 2019, 07:34:49
The Master and Apprentice
I received a call on Saturday from the guy with all of the gear, Master, saying great wind for Kite Surfing the last two days so headed for the beach.  Unfortunately no wind .  Really wanted some action Kite Surfing  >:(
Sony a7iii/FE70-200 f4

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 11, 2019, 11:22:58
the scans are great but the quality of the originals can be soso, esp since my copy of the Ai 1.4/50mm Nikkor was quite f*cked when I originally bought it in 1988. It suffered a lit of abuse since then. Here is a Fuji Sensia 100 ASA @100 with the much better 1.8/85D in the year 2000 in Sardegna:
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 11, 2019, 15:52:39
the scans are great but the quality of the originals can be soso, esp since my copy of the Ai 1.4/50mm Nikkor was quite f*cked when I originally bought it in 1988. It suffered a lit of abuse since then. Here is a Fuji Sensia 100 ASA @100 with the much better 1.8/85D in the year 2000 in Sardegna:

Frank, this is an amazing "insect view" shot!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2019, 16:26:44
Gebruary 11

The weather lend itself for IR shooting, thanks John.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7916/47009783442_684e9f2c3e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 11, 2019, 16:30:37
You'r welcome

Sunny at last
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 11, 2019, 16:40:39
Frank, this is an amazing "insect view" shot!

In retrospect I am not soo amazed about my choice of focus point
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2019, 16:51:06
the scans are great but the quality of the originals can be soso, esp since my copy of the Ai 1.4/50mm Nikkor was quite f*cked when I originally bought it in 1988. It suffered a lit of abuse since then. Here is a Fuji Sensia 100 ASA @100 with the much better 1.8/85D in the year 2000 in Sardegna:

Looks like a botanical garden the mix of plants, Cactus and Euphorbia indigenous nonetheless.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 11, 2019, 17:05:32
Gebruary 11

The weather lend itself for IR shooting, thanks John.



Lovely colour combination
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 11, 2019, 17:07:01
Dry and somewhat sunny today :)
Df 20mmAiS f2.8 @f8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 11, 2019, 17:13:47
Looks like a botanical garden the mix of plants, Cactus and Euphorbia indigenous nonetheless.

Quite possibly, I love Botanical Gardens and the one in Cagliari is esp. wonderful
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 11, 2019, 17:15:20
Dry and somewhat sunny today :)
Df 20mmAiS f2.8 @f8

looks very cold in many meanings of the word. To make composition more strict, I would clone out the hand rail on the lower right
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 11, 2019, 17:55:22
looks very cold in many meanings of the word. To make composition more strict, I would clone out the hand rail on the lower right
Frank thank you, I have updated the picture.
It was cold, in the atmospheric meaning, but I remember the colors like this ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2019, 18:33:26
Looks like the road to Roskilde (21). I like the colours too.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 11, 2019, 18:35:46
Lovely colour combination
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 11, 2019, 19:57:19
Looks like the road to Roskilde (21). I like the colours too.
Yes but looking towards Copenhagen  :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 11, 2019, 20:28:48
My last outdoor photo before I was taken ill with bronchitis --  now weather has changed erratically and temperature risen 10-15C in a couple of days. Meaning the nice snow dusting of trees etc. is gone, and all that remains is wet snow and ice.

Never understood why the bus company placed a bus stop here. Nothing exists here except for the trees in the forest. Perhaps they are obliged by regulations to have bus stops at given intervals?

Z6, 8.5cm Nikkor f/2 RF.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 12, 2019, 17:43:34
Great detail, Birna !

Nikkor D850 and Zeiss Planar 85/1.4  (butterly smooth)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 12, 2019, 17:44:42
Great detail

Nikkor D850 and Zeiss Planar 85/1.4  (butterly smooth)

critical cat is watching us!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 12, 2019, 18:08:52
critical cat is watching us!

...it is reading Zeiss....or mice....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 12, 2019, 18:22:11
Down the pink road.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7848/32129895867_39ddd01b46_o.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 12, 2019, 20:43:11
Birna on her way to the doctor -- no pneumonia diagnosed but the bronchitis still persists. And I'm scheduled for mammography on Valentin's Day -- that'll be a first !! life has never-ending surprises in store.

Nikon D5300 (IR), Nikkor 28/3.5.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 12, 2019, 23:49:14
Shot this morning with my iPhone 7 Plus.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2019, 08:34:37
Nice scenery, but poor blacks ....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 13, 2019, 09:26:34
Down the pink road.

Birna on her way to the doctor -- no pneumonia diagnosed but the bronchitis still persists. And I'm scheduled for mammography on Valentin's Day -- that'll be a first !! life has never-ending surprises in store.

Nikon D5300 (IR), Nikkor 28/3.5.

Nice color renditions!

Shot this morning with my iPhone 7 Plus.

Like the image.  It looks like a scan of an old negative?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 13, 2019, 09:28:06
I like the white Japanese plum with only a few flowers blooming.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 13, 2019, 09:32:27
Nice scenery, but poor blacks ....

Thanks Birna. The poor blacks are intentional.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2019, 10:03:07
Guessed so, but thought this worth mentioning in case it wasn't.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 13, 2019, 13:45:39
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7850/40116755253_6007263987_o.jpg)

horses in a field

ird5300  18-140/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 13, 2019, 14:04:12
Sensitive eyes, Akira.
I looks like you are having fun with ir and it shows. I enjoy it.

   This train, with rain, is a different train.
    Z6 and 35mm 1.4 ais
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 13, 2019, 16:44:54
Thé first Crocus of 2019   :)

D7200  Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2019, 17:30:36
Just finalised the making of an infinity-focusing adapter for my 100mm f/1.6 Rodenstock.

The 100% crop below is of a building crane about 200m away and not very exciting as such, except this must be the first time I captured a bird-in-flight with that lens!

100mm f/1.6 Rodenstock XR-Heligon on focusing adapter, Z6. 100% crop.

Added note: Photo Ninja has still not a colour profile suited for Z6, in contrast to Z7. Thus I obviously need to make my own because the colours are off, in particular with the Rodenstock.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 13, 2019, 17:37:47
Looks very sharp, was the original application close-up?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 13, 2019, 17:40:51
Close-ups with a robust dash of blurred details sprinkled all over them ....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 13, 2019, 18:22:26
Bent:  here are 25 pages with that setup on the Df  ;)   http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1448.0.html (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1448.0.html)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 13, 2019, 18:34:56
mother (also deceased) ... scanning my old slides I see a lot of familiar faces, all of them dead...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 14, 2019, 01:32:59
Sensitive eyes, Akira.

Thank you, Paco.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 14, 2019, 12:32:57
February 14

Backlit Miscanthus flower, what's left of it.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7861/32149845217_26f1fbb7b9_o.jpg)

D850  cv125/@2,5
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 14, 2019, 18:22:16
The sun shines and temperatures are rising

Df  Voigtlander 90/3.5
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 14, 2019, 18:42:50
Sometimes it's best not to know too much of what an object is. Certainly expensive, as it was located in the front yard of a very posh office building.


Pretty in Pink (??)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 14, 2019, 20:31:39
I have never use a high pixel count camera. Today I borrowed a d810 for some shots and I´m very impressed.

   D810 with 70-200mm vrII
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: BW on February 14, 2019, 20:33:09
Driving off to pick up my son at the outdoor soccer practice the other night. No wonder we have the best soccer players in the world....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 14, 2019, 20:38:02
Børge: "outdoor soccer" ??? Not really ???
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: BW on February 14, 2019, 20:52:24
I kid you not. The coaches are delusional enough to belive that in order to become professional players the kids have to chase a ball during a blizzard ::)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 15, 2019, 09:25:08
Everything seemingly comes in pink these days?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 09:28:25
I kid you not. The coaches are delusional enough to belive that in order to become professional players the kids have to chase a ball during a blizzard ::)
Training for the World Cup  in Qatar ?   :D

Cool shot, Børge.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 15, 2019, 09:43:03
Everything seemingly comes in pink these days?

'You get what you wish for' is the expression, that's how mind works, cool ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 15, 2019, 09:44:38
Wonder where these stairs go?

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7872/47042379312_04e29da601_o.jpg)

d850  zf28mm f/2
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 10:11:29
Morning sun

D600        Angenieux 70mm  f/1.5 
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 10:14:07
Wonder where these stairs go?

d850  zf28mm f/2
You found the stairway to heaven?  ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 15, 2019, 10:37:19
You found the stairway to heaven?  ;)
No stairway no heaven, could have cropped off a bit on the right-hand side.

Morning sun

D600        Angenieux 70mm  f/1.5

Nice colour.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 10:51:46
Thanks Fons. 

Nice light with the zf 28/2  Is that a bit of distortion visible?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 15, 2019, 11:01:10
Thanks Fons. 

Nice light with the zf 28/2  Is that a bit of distortion visible?

Corrected the perspective which provided for the exaggerated view.
The zeiss 28/2 nice lens not perfect moustachelike distortion,
but who wants perfect.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 11:25:19
Nobody wants perfect.  The Zeiss 25/2.8 is also a very attractive lens, need to test it more,  but a bit busy with a lot of other things at the moment....
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 15, 2019, 11:41:21
Everything seemingly comes in pink these days?

If you skin the fish, the meat will probly be white
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 15, 2019, 11:42:28
Wonder where these stairs go?

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7872/47042379312_04e29da601_o.jpg)

d850  zf28mm f/2

no. I do read building restrictions. This is a fire escape to the roof
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 15, 2019, 11:50:01
If you skin the fish, the meat will probly be white

Actually, no. The meat is pink. Should know as I eat this at least 3 times per week :D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 15, 2019, 12:09:05
Actually, no. The meat is pink. Should know as I eat this at least 3 times per week :D

Salmon meat is orange, kind of ???

Although I remember a scottish variety that is bright purple inside
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 15, 2019, 14:37:23
Pink or pinkish orange, not white. We agree.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 15, 2019, 14:48:24
Fortunately the modification of the legendary Rodenstock XR-Heligon 100mm f/1.6 to native Z-mount does not prevent it from making wonderfully unsharp images :D same procedure as last year


Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 15, 2019, 18:07:27
love you when you are less sharp, Birna ;-)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 15, 2019, 18:10:35
My edit of the day, 19 years after I shone light on a piece of slide film I notice that there is a lot of information in that film I have never seen before. I further notice, that ACR12 is a great RAW converter for D850-NEFs!!!

*getting wet on dog days*
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: steinbiggity on February 15, 2019, 18:14:37
Frank, I love that photo!  Capturing the puppy shimmying the water off and the person shielding from it!

 
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 15, 2019, 18:24:15
I further notice, that ACR12 is a great RAW converter for D850-NEFs!!!
Great shot.

But ACR 12 ?  I only know version 11.2
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: pluton on February 15, 2019, 20:12:03
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7850/40116755253_6007263987_o.jpg)

horses in a field

ird5300  18-140/3.5-5.6
Lovely [false]color choices, Fons.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 15, 2019, 20:45:29
This week we had a storm that started as snow and turned to sleet then rain followed by a quick freeze.
Here is the yard with a carapace of crystal ice covering the snow beneath as the sun was setting. Brrr...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: ColinM on February 15, 2019, 21:07:51
...19 years after I shone light on a piece of slide film I notice that there is a lot of information in that film I have never seen before.

Wonderful, this image speaks volumes!

Even with no faces visible, we can hazard a guess at their expressions (and some of the things being said)!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 16, 2019, 00:03:43
More green than blue.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 16, 2019, 07:23:58
Lovely [false]color choices, Fons.

Thank you Keith.
Channel swap on a 720nm filter and some small colour/hue adjustments within ps.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 16, 2019, 09:21:21

Great shot.

But ACR 12 ?  I only know version 11.2



Yes, ACR 11.2 published on 12 Feb 2019
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 16, 2019, 09:55:35
February 16

Stamina

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7801/47058244722_89a11c8aba_o.jpg)

D850 Voigtländer 125/2.5
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 16, 2019, 12:01:57
Men at Work


(Df,105/2.5)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 16, 2019, 17:25:30
Sometimes it's best not to know too much of what an object is. Certainly expensive, as it was located in the front yard of a very posh office building.


Pretty in Pink (??)

looks expensive and brainy
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 16, 2019, 17:29:21
nothing special. just a sunny winter morning near our city. birds singing ... early signs of spring?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 16, 2019, 18:58:38
An old pond in the middle of the City woods.

D850   Zeiss  25/2.8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: pluton on February 17, 2019, 07:08:14
Brrr...
Nice one Tom, lovely pale colors of winter.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 17, 2019, 10:40:43
One eyed minimal rehearsal
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on February 17, 2019, 11:16:55
Frank, thanks for showing us this image and the detail that you have extracted from it.

How many images have you combined here and what exposure separation between them did you choose?

My edit of the day, 19 years after I shone light on a piece of slide film I notice that there is a lot of information in that film I have never seen before. I further notice, that ACR12 is a great RAW converter for D850-NEFs!!!

*getting wet on dog days*


Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2019, 12:47:23
Frank, thanks for showing us this image and the detail that you have extracted from it.

How many images have you combined here and what exposure separation between them did you choose?




this is only one picture shot in RAW. I guess the DR of the D850 is higher than the DR of the film. That means that I can extract details from the shadows and the highlights by

a. converting the NEF without losing shadows or highlights
b. Developing the 16 Bit Tiff result with a HDR plugin in Photoshop.

Example: The red jacket is black in the slide projection, but the D850 can see it as underexposed color...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on February 17, 2019, 14:17:47
Thank you Frank -  I have ~3,000 slides waiting to be digitised, so your comments are appreciated.

D850 prices have dropped here, so now is a good time to look into that one as well!  ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2019, 16:41:48
Frank, I love that photo!  Capturing the puppy shimmying the water off and the person shielding from it!

 

thank you, did not see the comment before
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on February 17, 2019, 17:11:39
the one eye is a great composition
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 17, 2019, 17:17:41
February 17

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7920/46210761115_9c635e7192_o.jpg)

D850  35-70mm f/3.5ai version wide open ;)

Nice lens but king of flare.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 17, 2019, 17:38:55
Sunny-    Sainth Joseph church

Fuji IR - 20/4 Ai
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: armando_m on February 17, 2019, 18:38:16
Morning sun

D600        Angenieux 70mm  f/1.5
Gorgeous contrast

Feb 17
get up on sunday at 4:50AM
drive 1 hr
walk in the mud with a dim red light and pupils still closed from driving
seat and try to figure out the camouflage thing
wait for the light
get anxious and capture some pink birds (roseate spoonbill) with low light
heavy crop
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on February 17, 2019, 18:59:41
The hunt is on:
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 17, 2019, 20:12:07
a first try of the infamous D850 negative scanning function is far from satisfactory
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: steinbiggity on February 18, 2019, 02:38:43
Went to the Dallas Zoo for a bit of the cheap 'Penguin Days' admission they have every year during down winter months.  Caught the lioness stretching out for a zookeeper.

D750 35/1.4ais - 5.6'ish

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 18, 2019, 03:51:42
Thanks Keith for commenting, glad you like it.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 18, 2019, 03:52:55
This forlorn little fellow was penned up in the yard, all by himself. He is however wearing a warm winter coat.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 05:11:32
This forlorn little fellow was penned up in the yard, all by himself. He is however wearing a warm winter coat.

I like this very idyllic and somewhat humorous image.  :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: beryllium10 on February 18, 2019, 08:09:36
Moments of sunshine this afternoon after a couple of weeks of snow and rain.  A construction barge coming through the Locks into Lake Union.  Ship owners have a good eye for colour.   Cheers,  John
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 12:36:15
February 18.  It was a bit warmer during the daytime, and more Japanese plums bloomed.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 18, 2019, 13:31:38
February 18

Orange tulips

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7820/40168683603_fe20eb3793_o.jpg)

D850  85mm f/1.4ais
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 18, 2019, 16:00:50
after months of waiting, it finally arrived. The camera remote control and bluetooth dongle to put geoinfirmation from smartphone into EXIF .... Foolography Unleashed
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 18, 2019, 16:11:17
Frank tell about how it affects batteri life on both camera and smartphone.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 18, 2019, 16:29:16
February 18.  It was a bit warmer during the daytime, and more Japanese plums bloomed.

Akira, Your lovely Plum Blossoms are very inviting to this winter weary denizen of Connecticut. They don't appear here until April. Tokyo is at 35 degrees north and we are at 41-  yet such a differences as to when flowers bloom.

Also thanks for commenting about my little friend peering through the fence. It amused me too, but also made me feel a bit sorry to see him so situated on a cold winter day.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 18, 2019, 17:39:57
Still a bit of afternoon sun

Df     Zeiss 25/2.8
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 18, 2019, 18:19:30
Frank tell about how it affects batteri life on both camera and smartphone.

It should not matter on camera ... hm ... how would I measure battery usage on my smartphone???
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 18, 2019, 18:20:09
Still a bit of afternoon sun
Df     Zeiss 25/2.8

Great colors & deatails!!!
Wonderful springy mood!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 18, 2019, 19:04:19
Thank you, Frank.

We are returning to 'normal' temperatures now...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 18, 2019, 19:27:50
From a quick city visit today.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 18, 2019, 20:14:13
Akira, Your lovely Plum Blossoms are very inviting to this winter weary denizen of Connecticut. They don't appear here until April. Tokyo is at 35 degrees north and we are at 41-  yet such a differences as to when flowers bloom.


Japanese plums blossom here on February 5th +/- a couple of days. They are remarkably consistent! Cherry trees seem to vary more and don’t show until April.

Photos of flowers must be the most boring thing for others to look at, but are a wonderful experience to the photographer.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 18, 2019, 21:38:10
Japanese plums blossom here on February 5th +/- a couple of days. They are remarkably consistent! Cherry trees seem to vary more and don’t show until April.

I think I am mistaken about Plum Blossoms, they are similar to other types of flowering trees in my yard. It's like birdwatching, you see a Savannah Sparrow and you try to turn it into the much less common Vesper Sparrow until evidence is brought to your attention that tells you otherwise. Still, nothing is blossoming here in my yard, not even Snow Drops!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 18, 2019, 22:19:25
Akira, Your lovely Plum Blossoms are very inviting to this winter weary denizen of Connecticut. They don't appear here until April. Tokyo is at 35 degrees north and we are at 41-  yet such a differences as to when flowers bloom.

Also thanks for commenting about my little friend peering through the fence. It amused me too, but also made me feel a bit sorry to see him so situated on a cold winter day.

Tom, I'm glad you enjoy the plum image.  The time plum flowers (white or pink) bloom is so varying according to the amount of the sunlight the trees are getting, even in my small area in Tokyo.  The cherry blossoms are more in synch with each other in much larger area.

And, yes, your little friend looks a little lonely...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 19, 2019, 08:57:44
Getting a lead on his new car
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2019, 14:11:31
February 19.  The rose color completely disappeared a couple of minutes after it had been shot.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2019, 14:13:24
A beauty of a pink, Akira !!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 19, 2019, 14:29:09
A beauty of a pink, Akira !!

Thank you, John.  I was lucky to capture the color!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 19, 2019, 16:01:38
February 19

Staircase

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7923/47094212182_b14ac59afb_o.jpg)

D850  zf28mm f/2
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 19, 2019, 17:36:13
That's a special staircase, Fons !


Unexpected Sunny Day

Crocus part II

D850  Nikkor 55/2.8s AF
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 19, 2019, 18:47:23
alien headlights
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 19, 2019, 19:23:55
February 19

Staircase

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7923/47094212182_b14ac59afb_o.jpg)

D850  zf28mm f/2

Staircase of the Design Museum Den Bosch, currently an exhibition on Jean Cocteau, thanks John.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 20, 2019, 00:42:17
Sometimes it's best not to know too much of what an object is. Certainly expensive, as it was located in the front yard of a very posh office building.


Pretty in Pink (??)

it look like a Franz West sculpture. The Guardian just published a story on the artist
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 20, 2019, 13:01:13
February 20

Familiar tulips this time with a 35mm f/1.4ai.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7863/46241253915_7992409700_o.jpg)

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2019, 20:12:22
Very 35-ish, Fons. Used wide open I'd guess?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 20, 2019, 20:13:33
Back to the dentist's today to do a root canal. A measure I "love" :(

Jumping off the tram and grabbing the camera netted me this... Men absorbed into their work don't notice anything.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 20, 2019, 20:18:09
'Forbidden to park bicycles'

D850  35-70/2.8 AF-D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 20, 2019, 20:41:13
Very 35-ish, Fons. Used wide open I'd guess?

Oh yeah, the 35/1.4, 'a secret weapon' ;), especially wide open.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2019, 13:19:44
February 21

country road empty space

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7892/40200780093_b5caf2c149_o.jpg)

D850  28-300mm f/3.5~5.6vr
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 21, 2019, 14:33:35
I love these roads, Fons, brings back memories of Hollandese Hollidays
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 21, 2019, 14:34:48
Back to the dentist's today to do a root canal. A measure I "love" :(

Jumping off the tram and grabbing the camera netted me this... Men absorbed into their work don't notice anything.

they do a root canal under the street  :-X
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 21, 2019, 14:55:23
The local snow clearing crew speed past my house. Removing snow from the pavement and concomitantly filling the entrance of my driveway with hard-packed snow :(

Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 Heligon XR, Z6. I had the ISO set too high (400) and maxed out the shutter speed at 1/8000. That lens certainly transmits a lot of light! Though Photo Ninja I was able to recover most of the blown white areas, however.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 21, 2019, 15:44:02
Today’s morning shot. Z6/24-70S.
(Unsure about the quality of this smartphone upload).
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2019, 15:51:45
Today’s morning shot. Z6/24-70S.
(Unsure about the quality of this smartphone upload).

The light's very nice.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 21, 2019, 15:53:09
I love these roads, Fons, brings back memories of Hollandese Hollidays

Cut back willow trees a common sight early in the season, thanks.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 21, 2019, 16:18:54
Today’s morning shot. Z6/24-70S.
(Unsure about the quality of this smartphone upload).

Beautiful color and composition!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 21, 2019, 16:20:55
February 21.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 21, 2019, 16:25:51
a very "un-German" Window:
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 21, 2019, 16:27:25
The local snow clearing crew speed past my house. Removing snow from the pavement and concomitantly filling the entrance of my driveway with hard-packed snow :(

Rodenstock 100mm f/1.6 Heligon XR, Z6. I had the ISO set too high (400) and maxed out the shutter speed at 1/8000. That lens certainly transmits a lot of light! Though Photo Ninja I was able to recover most of the blown white areas, however.

the Z6 seems to be a real winner. cool shot red/white
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 21, 2019, 16:28:20
Today’s morning shot. Z6/24-70S.
(Unsure about the quality of this smartphone upload).

this is an exceptionally beautiful landscape picture ... what colors!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 21, 2019, 17:22:08
Purple Crocus
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 21, 2019, 21:55:47
Nikon z6 and 28mm f2 with cpu. A wall and an action
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: beryllium10 on February 22, 2019, 05:38:40
John and Paco, very different, very nice.  Spring hasn't yet made it to the Pacific NW, but today dawned bright and clear.  I hoped it would last, to see Mercury in the evening sky, but the clouds drifted back in by sunset and I had to make do with a view over the Sound at dusk.  Bainbridge Island across the water and the Olympics under cloud in the distance.  500 mm f/4 P ISO 1000 1/125 at f/5.6.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 22, 2019, 05:43:33
February 20

Familiar tulips this time with a 35mm f/1.4ai.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7863/46241253915_7992409700_o.jpg)

Lovely! I must take that lens out with me tomorrow and see if I can capture some plum blossoms.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 22, 2019, 06:00:55
John and Paco, very different, very nice.  Spring hasn't yet made it to the Pacific NW, but today dawned bright and clear.  I hoped it would last, to see Mercury in the evening sky, but the clouds drifted back in by sunset and I had to make do with a view over the Sound at dusk.  Bainbridge Island across the water and the Olympics under cloud in the distance.  500 mm f/4 P ISO 1000 1/125 at f/5.6.

what a serene scene in beautiful light!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 22, 2019, 15:31:20
Lovely! I must take that lens out with me tomorrow and see if I can capture some plum blossoms.

By all means Jack.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 22, 2019, 15:32:43
February 22

Touch screen

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7885/32234778487_0fac03c669_o.jpg)

D850 zf35mm f/1.4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 22, 2019, 15:51:26
February 21.
I like streetshots like these. The moon (I assume) is like the dot over the line in a I.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 22, 2019, 15:52:16
Purple Crocus

Yup, springtime!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 22, 2019, 15:52:51
Here's my shot from last night.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: beryllium10 on February 22, 2019, 16:32:35
Frank, indeed, one never tires of that view.  Cheers,  John
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 22, 2019, 17:55:32
Frank, indeed, one never tires of that view.  Cheers,  John

John: we have some nice invasive species here too (single shot, lots of birds, the colony is several hundreds of them):
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 22, 2019, 18:59:49
Thanks John, great view by the way.

A cloudy day...

City Café - Lochal Library

D850  200/4 AF-D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 22, 2019, 21:30:56
I like streetshots like these. The moon (I assume) is like the dot over the line in a I.

Thank you, Sten.  Yes, that is the moon.  I like your interpretation.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 23, 2019, 15:39:50
I had a job in a Theatre yesterday and liked the expression of these two pretty much (D500 & 1.4/105E):
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 23, 2019, 17:14:20
February 23

Crossing the river Rhine at Amerongen ferry.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7866/33311866578_b1b67e40ab_o.jpg)

D850   zf35mm f/1.4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 23, 2019, 18:11:22
Sunset today, just send me back to our South Africa trip last autumn.
Difficult to get the color seen by the eye ???
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 23, 2019, 18:17:03
A perfect sun today

D850  200/4 AF-D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 24, 2019, 00:23:03
February in the desert. D7200/70-300 DX AFP

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on February 24, 2019, 04:42:05
This squirrel climbed up our bird feeder like a snake slithering into the garden, carefully but with a purpose. They are fat and their fur shines. I don't like them doing this, and I'll wager the birds don't like it either. Taken through a window, so forgive any cloudy after effects.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 24, 2019, 08:44:19
A wave of sun and spring :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 24, 2019, 09:20:23
"look, the rasperries grew a beard!" said the daughter
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 24, 2019, 09:29:46
Mold and mildew, chuck them Frank.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 24, 2019, 11:55:32
Camellia.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 24, 2019, 12:30:22
February 24

Crocus

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7865/40230792123_9e5c9a1d69_o.jpg)

D850  zf35mm @f/1.4 straight conversion, no editing of any sort, flat colour profile etc
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 24, 2019, 17:35:46
To day it was a lovely sunny day, like spring :)
Vent to the Zoo.
D500 and Nikkor 200-500 @f5.6
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: armando_m on February 24, 2019, 18:15:17
To day it was a lovely sunny day, like spring :)
Vent to the Zoo.
D500 and Nikkor 200-500 @f5.6
And the seal is really enjoying it

Continuing with the sunny/ spring/ flower theme
flowers in the spot light
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on February 24, 2019, 19:58:03
The sun has set in Paris...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7823/47199474231_cd1f33b084_b.jpg)  Crépuscule à Paris... Df, 85mm f/1.8 AF-D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 24, 2019, 21:01:55
Armando, very nice flowers.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 24, 2019, 21:03:03
To day it was a lovely sunny day, like spring :)
Vent to the Zoo.
D500 and Nikkor 200-500 @f5.6

Bent, you captured a peaceful moment!


Continuing with the sunny/ spring/ flower theme
flowers in the spot light

Nice lighting.  Is that natural light (through the window)?


The sun has set in Paris...

Crépuscule à Paris... Df, 85mm f/1.8 AF-D

Beautiful city lit by beautiful light.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 24, 2019, 21:05:13
The sun has set in Paris...

Very nice, the light is beautiful.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 24, 2019, 21:13:55
The sun has set in Paris...

Lovely shot, Jacques!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: armando_m on February 24, 2019, 21:43:04

Nice lighting.  Is that natural light (through the window)?
It's outside,  direct sunlight also hitting a wall left of camera providing a nice fill under the flowers.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: armando_m on February 24, 2019, 21:48:00
Crépuscule à Paris... Df, 85mm f/1.8 AF-D
C'est magnifique
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on February 24, 2019, 22:54:12
Thanks to all of you for your kind comments  :) I'm usually stunned by the quality of all your pictures and shy enough to reply what would be platitudes  :o
I've got my Df back, as new (cleaned and with a complete new skin). So I'm happy  8)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 25, 2019, 03:49:35
negative scan from my first film ever, done with the D850, converted with Colorperfect, a very powerful software I do not understand well yet...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2019, 06:35:19
Great shot, Jacques.
I've got my Df back, as new (cleaned and with a complete new skin). So I'm happy  8)
Yes I understand that feeling, my Df came back one month ago, like new !!   :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 25, 2019, 10:56:10
It's outside,  direct sunlight also hitting a wall left of camera providing a nice fill under the flowers.

Thank you for the detail.  The lighting is very effective.


negative scan from my first film ever, done with the D850, converted with Colorperfect, a very powerful software I do not understand well yet...

Such scanned images from the old days are precious from corner to corner!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 25, 2019, 10:57:27
February 25.

Excuse me for shooting from behind!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2019, 11:09:58
negative scan from my first film ever, done with the D850, converted with Colorperfect, a very powerful software I do not understand well yet...
Is that somewhere in Belgium?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 25, 2019, 12:42:43
Thank you, Akira!

Yea, John. "In Bruges", 1983, where I bought my brand new ZENIT 11 with Zenitar 2.0/58mm for roughly 80€ in current currency, together with some rolls of Kodakcolor negative film. No clowns and no British murderers were seen at the time...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: beryllium10 on February 25, 2019, 16:57:09
Carl, Your photo of the desert is impressive.  Dramatic scenery in your part of the world.  How often are the mountains snow-covered?  Cheers, John
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2019, 17:21:36
It's a very good 'Crocus-year'.  In the past years they normally suffered from returning winterfrost.

The 55/2.8 AF  combines the strenghts of the MF and the 60 AF   and likes the D7200 too  ;)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 25, 2019, 19:16:47
Carl, Your photo of the desert is impressive.  Dramatic scenery in your part of the world.  How often are the mountains snow-covered?  Cheers, John

Seldom to this degree. I mean Winter storms normally only provide  dusting of snow when they provide any snow at all in this area. The contrast between the desert floor and the very close by snowy peaks prompted me to grab the shot. It was snowing in Scottsdale and Cave Creek, and out in Malibu, California, I hear. Noteworthy storm, eh!

Below is what that same area looks like normally, although shot with my iPhone, not a DSLR @ 150mm like the snowy version.

Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 25, 2019, 19:32:07
Beautiful light, Carl !
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 25, 2019, 19:35:25
Beautiful light, Carl !

Thank you, John.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 25, 2019, 23:52:08
Yesterday I took photographs of a rowing regatta. As you might know, to move as fast as possible and have a stable boat the rowers must be very synchronized. Usually from the shore it looks as if they are moving together as one. While it is true that they move together, they do turn outwards towards as they put the oars in the water to get the longest possible stroke. From this exaggerated angle, it almost looks like a conversation.
Z6 + 400mm P.C Auto + T-14b
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 26, 2019, 00:28:17
Yesterday I took photographs of a rowing regatta. As you might know, to move as fast as possible and have a stable boat the rowers must be very synchronized. Usually from the shore it looks as if they are moving together as one. While it is true that they move together, they do turn outwards towards as they put the oars in the water to get the longest possible stroke. From this exaggerated angle, it almost looks like a conversation.
Z6 + 400mm P.C Auto + T-14b

As a spectator, I'm always amazed at how fast the boat momentum is lost when the rowing stops. A real workout for the crew, I'm sure. Nice shot, Jack. :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 26, 2019, 09:31:01
Seldom to this degree. I mean Winter storms normally only provide  dusting of snow when they provide any snow at all in this area. The contrast between the desert floor and the very close by snowy peaks prompted me to grab the shot. It was snowing in Scottsdale and Cave Creek, and out in Malibu, California, I hear. Noteworthy storm, eh!

Below is what that same area looks like normally, although shot with my iPhone, not a DSLR @ 150mm like the snowy version.

This is spectacular!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Akira on February 26, 2019, 09:31:58
The plums on the northern side of my place started to bloom.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 26, 2019, 16:55:07
February 25

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7924/32268078337_c7a7a48e87_o.jpg)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 26, 2019, 16:56:35
February 26

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7872/46496074784_2297f67006_o.jpg)

Both days D850  35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 26, 2019, 17:32:29
Nice results with the 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5 Fons.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 26, 2019, 17:42:20
Sunny

Bridges and boats Piushaven

D7200  300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 26, 2019, 18:25:51
As a spectator, I'm always amazed at how fast the boat momentum is lost when the rowing stops. A real workout for the crew, I'm sure. Nice shot, Jack. :)

If the rowers drop and drag oars it can stop very quickly. If they keep them out of the water the boat can glide a considerable distance - perhaps up to 100 meters or so.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 26, 2019, 19:56:04
Sunny

Bridges and boats Piushaven

D7200  300/4.5 ED

Looks a peaceful spot to anchor your houseboat.



Nice results with the 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5 Fons.

Thanks John
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 26, 2019, 22:31:43
still scanning after all those years (2002, demolition men on one of my construction sites)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 26, 2019, 23:28:09
Tonight at the southbank...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 26, 2019, 23:56:28
Very nice night shots, Sten -- Z6?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 27, 2019, 00:13:41
Very nice night shots, Sten -- Z6?
Thanks, yes - Z6 and the 50/1.8S. Processed via Snapbridge to Photoshop Express for iPhone.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 27, 2019, 00:40:05
z6 @51200Iso, no noise reduction. 105mm @f2 It nailed the focus
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on February 27, 2019, 06:13:57
z6 @51200Iso, no noise reduction. 105mm @f2 It nailed the focus

Must have been almost too dark to see!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on February 27, 2019, 09:08:50
z6 @51200Iso, no noise reduction. 105mm @f2 It nailed the focus
Honest portrait. It is quite amazing how technology has evolved...51200...!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on February 27, 2019, 09:18:01
z6 @51200Iso, no noise reduction. 105mm @f2 It nailed the focus
Amazing, noise wise, but also a nice portrait.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 27, 2019, 09:38:53
Colorfull night shots, Sten.

Impressive low light portrait, Paco.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 27, 2019, 10:34:46
This is not a ritual dance but a service from 'Swap - fiets'  When a bike breaks down, they replace the bike within the hour.  The girl is the lucky one with a new bike ;)

D850  180/2.8  ED  Ai-S
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 27, 2019, 11:53:52
February 27

windowshopping

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7849/47227094101_60e2f35017_o.jpg)

D850  45mm f/2.8P
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on February 27, 2019, 15:14:07
Paco: Wow... Indeed ! Great portrait at an amazing ISO  :o
John: Nice use of the 180 AI-s.. ;)
Fons: Is that a mask of Dali ?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 27, 2019, 15:24:40
z6 @51200Iso, no noise reduction. 105mm @f2 It nailed the focus

Great work, and a good advertisement for the Z6!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 27, 2019, 16:11:44
Thank you all. I was impressed too. It was a night for the z6 at the theater to see how it copes with the new led lights. Will share some of that later as I am extra busy right now.


  Anyway, look who arrived today! Frank, how are you doing with your order?
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 27, 2019, 17:52:53
Paco: Wow... Indeed ! Great portrait at an amazing ISO  :o
John: Nice use of the 180 AI-s.. ;)
Fons: Is that a mask of Dali ?

Carneval on its way, thank you Jacques.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 27, 2019, 19:24:18
Thank you all. I was impressed too. It was a night for the z6 at the theater to see how it copes with the new led lights. Will share some of that later as I am extra busy right now.


  Anyway, look who arrived today! Frank, how are you doing with your order?

I posted my Unleashed when it arrived:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,8355.msg136909.html#msg136909
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 27, 2019, 19:48:42
old color negative film scan, still working on a color version of this ...
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 27, 2019, 23:10:28
I posted my Unleashed when it arrived:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,8355.msg136909.html#msg136909

   I see. Are you happy with it? Have you tried the review on the cellphone? In just starting to see possibilities.


  From todays walk. Gps position provided by the same foolography. D200 ir. The geodata is not very precise, may be my phone.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 27, 2019, 23:44:06
Unfortunately, D200 has limited GPS accuracy by a design flaw in the EXIF module..
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: golunvolo on February 28, 2019, 00:38:26
I made a comparison with the images taken today by the d500 with same foolography and phone. Those are accurate to a couple of meters if not spot on.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 28, 2019, 01:21:58
I made a comparison with the images taken today by the d500 with same foolography and phone. Those are accurate to a couple of meters if not spot on.

Seems to me, and I could be mistaken, completely accurate  GPS info for readily available US devices was blocked by federal authority. But, and again my disclaimer that I could be mistaken, I think that restriction has since either been lifted or ignored. The era of the D200 would fall under said restriction, and I don't know how that affected devices in countries other than the USA. My guess is that all publicly available devices had that same restriction, worldwide.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: pluton on February 28, 2019, 05:26:37
Seems to me, and I could be mistaken, completely accurate  GPS info for readily available US devices was blocked by federal authority. But, and again my disclaimer that I could be mistaken, I think that restriction has since either been lifted or ignored. The era of the D200 would fall under said restriction, and I don't know how that affected devices in countries other than the USA. My guess is that all publicly available devices had that same restriction, worldwide.
FYI: 'Selective Availability' in the USA based GPS system---the only GPS system known to be operating at the time---was discontinued in May, 2000. SA was a deliberate introduction of error in the signals from the satellites and so was agnostic of the GPS receiver used. On the ground error was intended to be in the neighborhood of 100 meters.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 28, 2019, 06:30:25
This is not a ritual dance but a service from 'Swap - fiets'  When a bike breaks down, they replace the bike within the hour.  The girl is the lucky one with a new bike ;)

D850  180/2.8  ED  Ai-S

looks more like physical attraction of him to her
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 28, 2019, 06:35:06
FYI: 'Selective Availability' in the USA based GPS system---the only GPS system known to be operating at the time---was discontinued in May, 2000. SA was a deliberate introduction of error in the signals from the satellites and so was agnostic of the GPS receiver used. On the ground error was intended to be in the neighborhood of 100 meters.

https://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/GPS-in-Zeiten-des-Krieges-49773.html

I guess the information in my article is still correct
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 28, 2019, 09:38:13
yesterday my architect and me hauled a mountain of paper to the building authority, application for the building permit for the bigger house on my now united two lots. What an effort to create something beautiful!
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: CS on February 28, 2019, 14:22:45
FYI: 'Selective Availability' in the USA based GPS system---the only GPS system known to be operating at the time---was discontinued in May, 2000. SA was a deliberate introduction of error in the signals from the satellites and so was agnostic of the GPS receiver used. On the ground error was intended to be in the neighborhood of 100 meters.

Thanks, Keith, that clears it up.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 28, 2019, 15:03:28
Preparing for Carnaval  - rain coming

D850             Voigtländer APO Lanthar 180/4
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 28, 2019, 15:10:37
   I see. Are you happy with it? Have you tried the review on the cellphone? In just starting to see possibilities.


  From todays walk. Gps position provided by the same foolography. D200 ir. The geodata is not very precise, may be my phone.
  lovely
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 28, 2019, 15:12:07
last post for the month, another scan from Fujichrome
Expo 2000 Hannover

"TRY"
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2019, 15:45:05
February 28

Month end, dogs out.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7811/46323681205_a23de208a0_o.jpg)

D850  180mm f/2.8D
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: John Geerts on February 28, 2019, 15:53:47
The Dog  collector :)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on February 28, 2019, 15:58:39
The Dog  collector :)

Exactly, dog walking service.
My pun:'End of the month so let the dogs out'.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bill Mellen on February 28, 2019, 19:07:10
Don't have a cat for test shots with new 35mm f/1.8 S on the Z6 so grand-dog Ziggy will have to do:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/32297670367_d48f0fd4eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd31aD)Z6M_0803 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd31aD)

Z6 ISO 200 f/1.8 1/125  SOOC Jpeg

I think this lens may be a keeper :-)
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on February 28, 2019, 19:18:32
The 35/1.8s is an outstanding performer -- at least my copy of it is.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Bill Mellen on February 28, 2019, 22:00:51
The 35/1.8s is an outstanding performer -- at least my copy of it is.

From the little bit of testing I have done so far, this lens is simply fantastic.  I am looking forward to getting out this weekend and using it.

The 50 f1.8s is really good, and the 35 looks like it might even be a bit better.
Title: Re: February 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 01, 2019, 06:58:19
Don't have a cat for test shots with new 35mm f/1.8 S on the Z6 so grand-dog Ziggy will have to do:

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7886/32297670367_d48f0fd4eb_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rd31aD)Z6M_0803 (https://flic.kr/p/Rd31aD)

Z6 ISO 200 f/1.8 1/125  SOOC Jpeg

I think this lens may be a keeper :-)

For wide open that is very good.