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Title: January 2020
Post by: Akira on December 31, 2019, 23:46:51
Happy New Year, everybody!

Wish all that there will be light to shine on you!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Anthony on December 31, 2019, 23:48:44
Happy New Year, Akira, and everyone else at NG!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Alaun on January 01, 2020, 00:33:57
Happy New Year Everybody!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 01, 2020, 00:39:36
明けましておめでとうございます

Still living in 2019 here for at least 8 more hours!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2020, 01:33:52
明けましておめでとうございます

Still living in 2019 here for at least 8 more hours!

we are 90 minutes into New Year...

... it can only get better than 2019!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2020, 01:42:57
Happy New Year, Akira, and everyone else at NG!

Happy New Year Everybody!

we are 90 minutes into New Year...

... it can only get better than 2019!

Happy New Year, Anthony, Werner and Frank!

明けましておめでとうございます

Still living in 2019 here for at least 8 more hours!

Jack, sorry I'm a bit hasty.  :D   今年もよろしくおねがいします
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on January 01, 2020, 02:23:50
Happy New Year to all on NG, and best wishes for a good health and a nice photographic year in 2020... :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 01, 2020, 02:54:06
still 4 more hours of 2019

Happy new year to everyone
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2020, 09:07:14
now everyone in NG has crossed the line of the "we survived another solar orbit" day? or have we got some deep pacific members and supporters (in Alaska or some islands) who still wait for 01 01 02020 while Akira is next to 2nd of January already?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2020, 09:21:10
now everyone in NG has crossed the line of the "we survived another solar orbit" day? or have we got some deep pacific members and supporters (in Alaska or some islands) who still wait for 01 01 02020 while Akira is next to 2nd of January already?

Yeah, there are less than five hours left on me for the New Year now.  ;D  Glad that you appear to be healthy.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 01, 2020, 09:34:38
Have a fantastic, creative and above all a healthy  2020

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2020, 09:41:09
  Glad that you appear to be healthy.

I am not only healthy, I am still healing more

I finally reduced the search for the Psoriasis healing substance candidates to four: Gingko, Vitamin B12, Chondrotin, star flower oil. This gives me the opportunity to search scientific papers on these substances. For B12 there is conclusive work showing there is NO EFFECT on Psoriasis. Gingko is used cooked and topic in Chinese medicine, but I use it as high dose pill. Glucosamine and Star Flower Oil were recommended by the Natural Health Store in Den Haag. We will see. I will keep you updated.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 01, 2020, 10:12:12
Happy New Year you Lot ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49309035926_95292c1844_o.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2020, 10:23:40
I am not only healthy, I am still healing more

I finally reduced the search for the Psoriasis healing substance candidates to four: Gingko, Vitamin B12, Chondrotin, star flower oil. This gives me the opportunity to search scientific papers on these substances. For B12 there is conclusive work showing there is NO EFFECT on Psoriasis. Gingko is used cooked and topic in Chinese medicine, but I use it as high dose pill. Glucosamine and Star Flower Oil were recommended by the Natural Health Store in Den Haag. We will see. I will keep you updated.

Great to know that, Frank!


Have a fantastic, creative and above all a healthy  2020

Happy New Year, John!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 01, 2020, 13:13:33

Happy New Year from Alaska! We finally made it too and we usually cheat a little with the public firework at 8PM before entering the new year (for the kids).
No dog sitting this year, so I could capture it with the 300mm PF on the D500 at my favorite site just a few minutes walk from where I live. The satellite dish on top of the university's geophysics building takes a prominent role in the capture as on previous occasions with the same.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3775467522.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2020, 16:03:20
The first day of the New Year is drawing to a close and the snow is all but gone by impact of Föhn winds. At least the sky is filled with bleeding colours.

Z50, 35/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 01, 2020, 17:14:26
Early morning light in the dining area on New Year's Day

Z6 50mm f/1.8S

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2020/i-vxCT2mQ/0/7dc8bb17/XL/Z6M_2154-XL.jpg) (https://billm7.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2020/i-vxCT2mQ/A)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2020, 17:31:35
very beautiful light, Bill and a happy New Year
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 01, 2020, 17:37:15
Walkin around wuth Z6 and 24-70/4s

   Happy new year!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 01, 2020, 17:52:09
No image Paco, or did it walk away :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 01, 2020, 17:53:50
Thank you Frank!

Happy New Year to all!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Cyril on January 01, 2020, 18:42:34
Happy New Year everyone. I hoped there'd be more fog today to play with the light but that's alright. This is 13th century Saint Peter Cathedral of Beauvais.

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/1008549051/m%3D900/v2?sig=6fb6a9f363b688cc09cb4a621a69fc11af4f0b66ba9ce02cab0403432e5c04f4) (https://500px.com/photo/1008549051/Untitled-by-Cyril-Crn)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 01, 2020, 20:22:38
Happy New Year everyone. I hoped there'd be more fog today to play with the light but that's alright. This is 13th century Saint Peter Cathedral of Beauvais.

(https://drscdn.500px.org/photo/1008549051/m%3D900/v2?sig=6fb6a9f363b688cc09cb4a621a69fc11af4f0b66ba9ce02cab0403432e5c04f4) (https://500px.com/photo/1008549051/Untitled-by-Cyril-Crn)


looks a lot like the back end of Kölner Dom!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 01, 2020, 20:39:21
Happy New Year from Alaska! We finally made it too and we usually cheat a little with the public firework at 8PM before entering the new year (for the kids).
No dog sitting this year, so I could capture it with the 300mm PF on the D500 at my favorite site just a few minutes walk from where I live. The satellite dish on top of the university's geophysics building takes a prominent role in the capture as on previous occasions with the same.

Amazing pageant of light and shadow.  Happy New Year, Øivind!


The first day of the New Year is drawing to a close and the snow is all but gone by impact of Föhn winds. At least the sky is filled with bleeding colours.

Z50, 35/1.8S

Stunning red color.  Your color!  Happy New Year, Birna!


Walkin around wuth Z6 and 24-70/4s

   Happy new year!

Happy New Year, Paco!  Please repost your image.  :D


Happy New Year everyone. I hoped there'd be more fog today to play with the light but that's alright. This is 13th century Saint Peter Cathedral of Beauvais.

Happy New Year, Cyril.  I love the atmosphere of the cathedral.  If I remember correctly, I have some CD of the organ pieces of Olivier Messiaen recorded by Jennifer Bate there.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Cyril on January 01, 2020, 20:57:58
looks a lot like the back end of Kölner Dom!

I just googled it and both Cathedrals are gothic, although Köln's stones are much darker. It looks incredible.  :o
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: RobOK on January 01, 2020, 21:21:01
Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. (Z6, 24-70 f4 S)

Happy New Year!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 01, 2020, 21:41:06
Maybe it did walk away  ;D No problem, today was generous image wise with different outcomes. I´m still trying to get to know the new (for me) 24-70/4s. It is versatile and sharp, small and light but... I´m not sure. Will see. It is fun for sure and capable.

  One for today: the magician
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: pluton on January 01, 2020, 22:40:04
Outstanding shot, Øivind.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 02, 2020, 10:06:22
casual bouquet

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49314402003_55a0fe9bbb_o.jpg)

nikkor-S auto 55mm f/1.2 on Z6 handheld with magnification for better focus.

@f/1.2 , 1/50 , iso 3200 , flat profile , ps 2018
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 02, 2020, 16:03:28
... the sky is filled with bleeding colours.
...
Wonderful clouds also
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 02, 2020, 16:04:31
Early morning light in the dining area on New Year's Day

Z6 50mm f/1.8S

nothing like window light
is anyone hiding under the jacket ?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 02, 2020, 16:04:48
Taking spherical aberration to another level ... Z50 with Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 Rayxar lens.

The letters nos. 27-29 of the Nordic alphabets are standard keys on our keyboards. Good on us.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Alaun on January 02, 2020, 18:37:42
Taking spherical aberration to another level ... Z50 with Oude Delft 50mm f/0.75 Rayxar lens.

The letters nos. 27-29 of the Nordic alphabets are standard keys on our keyboards. Good on us.

That looks quite corrected.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Alaun on January 02, 2020, 18:39:40

I had to decide between apples and birds  (D850, 500PF)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 02, 2020, 18:48:09
The same exposition (Brabant 75 years liberated) as posted on 31. December, but now, without sun and with different lens

Z6  17-35/2.8

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 02, 2020, 19:02:29
January 2.  Trying to make a local train to look like a super bullet one.  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 02, 2020, 21:46:13
Almost a "ghost rider" shot. How did you get into the cabin?  :o
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 02, 2020, 21:47:34
Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 03, 2020, 01:47:48
Almost a "ghost rider" shot. How did you get into the cabin?  :o

I pushed my custom made "lens bumper" against the window separating the cabin and the cockpit.  The reflection was eliminated and at the same time the window glass functioned as lens/camera stabilizer.   8)


Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s

Love the contrast between the evening gradation and the chic lighting!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 03, 2020, 02:08:04
January 2.  Trying to make a local train to look like a super bullet one.  :)
very nice

Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s
colorful !

windows and reflections
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Mike G on January 03, 2020, 07:32:24
Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s
That’s really nice golunvolo, super.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 03, 2020, 10:01:22
That’s really nice golunvolo, super.
+1 :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 03, 2020, 10:10:21
Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s

Very nice indeed
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 03, 2020, 10:33:03
Paco the street shooter :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 03, 2020, 11:36:59
The organ player in his ecosystem
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 03, 2020, 15:22:19
Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s
Great shot.  We had the contrary here

Z6   135/2.8 QC
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 03, 2020, 17:11:04
January 3

Bomenpark pano (7 images)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49322032448_8b80bfd7d8_o.jpg)

D850 -- af-p70-300mm f/4.5-5.6

file is too large best seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/49322032448/in/datetaken/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/49322032448/in/datetaken/)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: BW on January 03, 2020, 18:02:31
You go to bed and the temperature outside is +13 degrees celsius and wake up to this. Around new year is usually a quite bipolar period, weather wise ???
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on January 03, 2020, 21:30:11
I had to decide between apples and birds  (D850, 500PF)
Very nice capture
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 03, 2020, 22:43:35
Thank you all for the nice comments. Specially beautiful sunset on December 31st

  I´m posting this image because Olga likes it a lot. Piazza di Venezia, Rome.
  Z6, 24-70/4s. The lens is shaping to be a practical and dependable one but not the most exciting for me. No complains about performance.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: ColinM on January 03, 2020, 22:53:05
January 2.  Trying to make a local train to look like a super bullet one.  :)

Love it!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: ColinM on January 03, 2020, 22:53:39
Last lights of 2019.
Z6, 24-70/4s

Excellent
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 04, 2020, 00:22:22
Still no snow...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 04, 2020, 02:27:41
a portrait session
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2020, 17:27:09
Hasseltse Kapel

Z6  Nikkor 24mm f/2.4 NC
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 04, 2020, 18:02:10
Took the plunge today bought a Z6 kit ::)
First outdoor photo
Did also try my 50mm f1.2, seem to get sharp pictures :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 04, 2020, 18:06:19
Congratulations with the Z6. Bent!   Have fun with the camera !
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2020, 18:06:54
January 4

Police station, Sloten, Amsterdam  :) ?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49327912013_3f102cea9f_o.jpg)

Z6, 35mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 04, 2020, 18:08:00
Took the plunge today bought a Z6 kit ::)
First outdoor photo
Did also try my 50mm f1.2, seem to get sharp pictures :)

Lykke til ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 04, 2020, 19:06:12
January 4

Police station, Sloten, Amsterdam  :) ?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49327912013_3f102cea9f_o.jpg)

Z6, 35mm f/1.8S
A very petite police station  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 04, 2020, 19:08:36
John and Fons
Thank you, a nice thing is to se how the light meter will expose the image.
I will have to work through the manual with the camera in the other hand.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 05, 2020, 01:16:37
Congratulations on the plunge Bent  :) enjoy it!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 05, 2020, 01:26:12
Congratulations!  Enjoy the Z6 Bent!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 05, 2020, 11:49:15
Enjoy joining the Z crowd, Bent.

Started snowing again,so I hauled out my newly re-found 100mm f/1.6 in its focusing Z-mount and shot a quick snap outside. This is the full-spectrum converted Z6 that prior to Firmware 2.2 had terrible striping issues. Now, they seem largely to have disappeared.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 05, 2020, 14:30:27
Fabulous Yoga

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49332818693_ef67758440_o.jpg)

Z6, 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 05, 2020, 15:23:13
Grey weather with little wind.

Z6  AF-S   80-200/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 06, 2020, 00:24:44
5 days into the fifth year and already 66 posts. Very successful endeavour ...

my ongoing long term project bridge rebuilding is continuing too
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 06, 2020, 00:32:14
Walk around today. Saying goodbye to Rome. Castel Sant'Angelo

  Z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 06, 2020, 13:32:48
January 6

Former 'Ambachts- en Teekenschool', Mostertstraat, Oss now an appartmentbuilding.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49338981061_83f4ff5653_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 06, 2020, 15:02:40
Sunny today. The first sunshine of 2020

Draw bridge over the canal

Nikon Z6  20/3.5 Ai-S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 06, 2020, 20:04:29
A very impressive place. San Pietro Basilica right before closing.  A few shoots stitched in lightroom.

  Z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 06, 2020, 20:22:49
A very impressive place. San Pietro Basilica right before closing.  A few shoots stitched in lightroom.

  Z6, 24-70/4s

Looks very good Paco, but for a slight tilt maybe ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 06, 2020, 21:03:22
Thanks Fons. I was wondering too. A bit clockwise?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 06, 2020, 21:08:36
A very impressive place. San Pietro Basilica right before closing.  A few shoots stitched in lightroom.

  Z6, 24-70/4s

Gorgeous image, Paco!

The image looks level, but I guess the camera was directed a bit toward the left...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 06, 2020, 21:26:18
Thanks Fons. I was wondering too. A bit clockwise?
Counterclockwise.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2020, 08:59:15
The pretty unknown 200mm f/3.0 of Vivitar Series One

D600  -  AF  55/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 07, 2020, 11:53:05
From a walk in "Søndermarken" in Copenhagen Sunday with the Z6 and 24-70/4 S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 07, 2020, 13:46:26
January 7.  It rained after this image had been shot.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2020, 16:50:04
January 7

windows

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49345852456_8470fc15f6_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S

My gripe is the camera is slow to respond from a dormant standby to actually taking the shot, takes too long missing the moment, and the focus box should be in the middle not in some corner of the screen.
Anyone aware of a solution, the camera fails as a streetshooter this way.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2020, 16:59:20
The pretty unknown 200mm f/3.0 of Vivitar Series One

D600  -  AF  55/2.8

Still buying vintage glass John? Looking forward for the results.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 07, 2020, 17:10:26
Still buying vintage glass John? Looking forward for the results.
It's fast glass, which is always welcome ;)   

Should be nice on the Z6. It is a pretty compact lens for a 200mm-f/3.0
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 07, 2020, 18:06:29
January 7

windows


Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S

My gripe is the camera is slow to respond from a dormant standby to actually taking the shot, takes too long missing the moment, and the focus box should be in the middle not in some corner of the screen.
Anyone aware of a solution, the camera fails as a streetshooter this way.
Well it is not as fast as our DSLR, but if the release is slightly pressed when you start to lift the camera, I think it is better than expected. The moving of the AF box, seems to be related to the camera bouncing on our clothes. Did a test, having the camera on a table, then the box did not move. I did also see the moving of the af box on my first outing with the camera.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 07, 2020, 18:42:05
Thanks Bent thats what i have been doing  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: ColinM on January 07, 2020, 19:12:08
As the light levels dropped today, the lichen on the trees along the river became more luminous
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 07, 2020, 19:20:31
Well it is not as fast as our DSLR, but if the release is slightly pressed when you start to lift the camera, I think it is better than expected. The moving of the AF box, seems to be related to the camera bouncing on our clothes. Did a test, having the camera on a table, then the box did not move. I did also see the moving of the af box on my first outing with the camera.

You can set several function buttons to give AF "box" centering. However, this really should not be necessary as the AF points ought to stay put.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 08, 2020, 00:30:01

Night view of Castel Sant'Angelo from Ponte Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome

Z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 08, 2020, 09:24:06
January 8

handheld

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49349833722_9e46ee4840_o.jpg)

Z6, afs 300mm f/2.8 , 1/100 sec, iso 8000
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2020, 09:39:06
An IR (false-colour) detail with the 28-45mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor on my full-spectrum Z6. This is just a small part of the frame. The vintage zoom lens is excellent for this kind of shooting as it has no hot spots and is pretty sharp as well.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 08, 2020, 09:41:52
The sun we had 2 days ago...

Z6  20/3.5 Ai-S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 08, 2020, 16:45:32
An IR (false-colour) detail with the 28-45mm f/4.5 Zoom-Nikkor on my full-spectrum Z6. This is just a small part of the frame. The vintage zoom lens is excellent for this kind of shooting as it has no hot spots and is pretty sharp as well.

Very nice false color Birna!  Interesting and something I may try in the future....
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 08, 2020, 20:47:39
January 8

handheld

Z6, afs 300mm f/2.8 , 1/100 sec, iso 8000
Fons,
beautiful little bird, great picture
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 08, 2020, 21:32:20
Fons,
beautiful little bird, great picture
+1. Tough capture made beautiful
Birna, those colors are so special.

  Today I´ve got back a camera a friend was borrowing.
  TrueBlue Unicorn
  D300, 35mm 1.8 dx fully open
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2020, 22:52:00
We are seeing beautiful "mother-of-pearl" clouds, nacreous clouds, ever so often as the January evenings darken. They are formed high up in the atmosphere where air temperature goes below -78C and actually are a danger sign more than being extremely beautiful, as they might indicate breakdown of the ozone layer.

The 85mm f/1.8 S-Line on my Z50. These clouds are so delicate in their colour appearance and any photo hardly can do their beauty sufficient service. However, the Z50 did came close.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 08, 2020, 22:56:24
Looks like a fantasy ethereal animal. So  beautiful. It is from earth?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2020, 22:57:39
Yes, definitively. They do form mainly in the polar regions and are visible in the evening when solar elevation is very low. These days, such cloud formations are reported from many parts of my country.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 08, 2020, 23:31:21
Beautiful image, Birna. I guess you like the new Z 85mm?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 08, 2020, 23:34:14
--- I guess you like the new Z 85mm?

Yes, it is another nice lens in the S-Line range and works quite well with extension as well.

These new Z lenses are all "good" and perhaps a little more clinical in their drawing than I really like.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 09, 2020, 02:29:32
More from the construction site. The landscaping has a series of curvilinear walls which contrast with the hard geometry of the superstructure.
This with the compact 14-30 on Z6
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 09, 2020, 04:12:12
beautiful cloud forms with great subtle colors

trying the v1 with the 200-500
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 11:40:13
beautiful cloud forms with great subtle colors

trying the v1 with the 200-500

A feat to get this setup secure and stable ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 11:46:43
We are seeing beautiful "mother-of-pearl" clouds, nacreous clouds, ever so often as the January evenings darken. They are formed high up in the atmosphere where air temperature goes below -78C and actually are a danger sign more than being extremely beautiful, as they might indicate breakdown of the ozone layer.

The 85mm f/1.8 S-Line on my Z50. These clouds are so delicate in their colour appearance and any photo hardly can do their beauty sufficient service. However, the Z50 did came close.

The 85mm f/1.8S is currently out of stock a big seller, 'cause of its sharpness and cashback actions i think, had ordered one a week ago.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 11:47:39
Thank you Armando and Paco for your comments.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 09, 2020, 11:53:59
The 85mm f/1.8S is currently out of stock a big seller, 'cause of its sharpness and cashback actions i think, had ordered one a week ago.

It is in stock in Urk and Eindhoven...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 12:01:49
It is in stock in Urk and Eindhoven...

Thats how e-shops market saying in stock and once you ordered and transferred the money it turns out of stock.
I suppose i can wait, can fall back on alternatives , will out of the country anyway.
Thanks Eddie
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 09, 2020, 12:24:43
I got my 85S in Den Haag, during the recent NG Photorace. They had it for a discounted price as well :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 09, 2020, 12:32:34
I got my 85S in Den Haag, during the recent NG Photorace. They had it for a discounted price as well :)

Yes it is 100 euros off until 15th next week. The local dealer has one in stock, I resisted although I think it is an excellent lens, still enamoured with the 24-70/2.8S. They have a 24/1.8S in stock too, do you like that one?

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 13:15:02
I remember, the price was even better at €769, nonetheless maybe i purchase a nikon-lemon :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2020, 13:42:51
Still enamoured with the 24-70/2.8S.
So, an exceptional good lens?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 09, 2020, 13:49:10
So, an exceptional good lens?

For such a zoom yes
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 09, 2020, 15:53:05
A feat to get this setup secure and stable ;)
surprisingly easy, probably whoever designed the foot of the 200-500 tested it with a V1 , or perhaps with no weight hanging from the lens

It is much more work to stabilize the zoom with the D800 attached
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2020, 16:01:20
beautiful cloud forms with great subtle colors

trying the v1 with the 200-500

Whenever I see such an amazing super-tele image, I regret that Nikon 1 is aborted.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2020, 16:02:15
Jan. 9.  Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 16:11:07
Whenever I see such an amazing super-tele image, I regret that Nikon 1 is aborted.

The Z series is but a development of the 1 series ;) certainly from a broader perspective.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 09, 2020, 16:15:17
January 9

say it with mistletoe

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49356766326_d1251eb496_o.jpg)

D850, afp 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 09, 2020, 16:26:22
Jan. 9.  Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo.

very beautiful scene and composition.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: BW on January 09, 2020, 17:50:46
Listening to the Tawny owl while the moon cast some light in to my backyard.

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 09, 2020, 18:46:27
Super shot, Børge.

Test with the Vivitar 200mm  f/3.0 Series one  on the Z6   (Check  Reply #75 on: January 07, 2020, 08:59:15  https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=9124.75 (https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=9124.75)) 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on January 09, 2020, 18:47:51
Another day on the job site.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 09, 2020, 23:49:36
very beautiful scene and composition.

Thank you, Frank!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Tristin on January 10, 2020, 00:16:47
Børge, #115 is lovely.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 10, 2020, 04:28:28
Jan. 9.  Shot in Shibuya, Tokyo.
wonderful night scene
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 10, 2020, 06:37:21
wonderful night scene

Thank you, Armando!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2020, 07:18:39
Super shot, Børge.

Test with the Vivitar 200mm  f/3.0 Series one  on the Z6   (Check  Reply #75 on: January 07, 2020, 08:59:15  https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=9124.75 (https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=9124.75))

That lens looks very nice, John
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2020, 08:01:28
That lens looks very nice, John
Thanks Fons.  Yes, nice rendering, sharp wide open, moderate loca, easy to focus, relatively compact for a fast 200mm.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 10, 2020, 08:12:25
Listening to the Tawny owl while the moon cast some light in to my backyard.

I love this!  Fantastic contrast between the shadows vs. the moonlight and the silence vs. the ululation of the owl.


Test with the Vivitar 200mm  f/3.0 Series one  on the Z6

Great shot!  Yet another lens with its price to be skyrocketed.  :D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2020, 09:02:39
Thanks Akira. 

Hahaha. I think the 200mm f/3.0  Vivitar Series One in the Nikon mouth is pretty rare.  Most people bought the zoom or the f/3.5 in those years. The 200/3  was relatively expensive.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 10, 2020, 13:38:02
Amazing pageant of light and shadow.  Happy New Year, Øivind!
Outstanding shot, Øivind.
Thanks for the kind words on my firework image both of you.

After an unusually warm fall until Christmas, with only one cold period, we have since then entered a more classic temperature for this time of the year in Alaska, with temperatures lingering between -30 and -40°C.

Thus I could not let the opportunity pass to cold test my D500 at -40°C yesterday. It stayed outside for 6 hours, before a warm battery was inserted, and passed the test without problems. In a previous test almost that cold, I also tested the VR of the 300mm f/4 PF, which also passed without problems, although a bit more audible than usual. This time it was finally mounted at the end of the test, as I could not resist a capture of the almost full moon. AF worked exemplary, and after the lens had cooled down a little, I discovered that seeing was not that bad, in spite of inversion layers. This is a 100% crop with TC-14E.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3784262272.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 10, 2020, 14:31:52
Amazing moon shot, Øivind!  I also hope your hand-crafted power source works well in that cold.

Here's my take for today (Jan. 10).  A view from the 6th floor.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 10, 2020, 15:10:21
Amazing moon shot, Øivind!  I also hope your hand-crafted power source works well in that cold.

Thanks Akira,
No need for external power on this occasion, but it has been tested at -40°C before and works well for quite some time, and longer if allowed a pause inside to warm up a little.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 10, 2020, 16:36:44
January 10

Friday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49362864278_9229f08534_o.jpg)

9 shots stitch

Z6, 35mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2020, 19:51:03
After a day of rain, the sun came along...

Z 6    Vivi  200/3.0
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 10, 2020, 20:20:25
It has some pincushion John...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 10, 2020, 20:45:29
It has some pincushion John...
Yes.  Thanks for the remark.  Strange for a 200mm.  Didn't check for lens-distortions ;)  Made a small adjustment in Camera Raw and uploaded a new version.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on January 10, 2020, 21:19:20
Yes.  Thanks for the remark.  Strange for a 200mm.  Didn't check for lens-distortions ;)  Made a small adjustment in Camera Raw and uploaded a new version.

Much better so, interesting oldie lens with nice rendering.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 10, 2020, 21:54:17
I guess the pincushion distortion is one of the common problem of a telephoto design.  Perhaps the speed of f3.0 was prioritized when it was designed.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 11, 2020, 00:07:31
After a day of rain, the sun came along...

Z 6    Vivi  200/3.0

very nice color scape
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2020, 08:58:05
I guess the pincushion distortion is one of the common problem of a telephoto design.  Perhaps the speed of f3.0 was prioritized when it was designed.
Yes probably.  "The 200mm f/3.0 was sold alongside the 135mm f/2.3 Series 1, which was physically almost identical. There's a good article about that lens, at Making-not-Taking."   This link: http://makingnottaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/vivitar-series-1-135mm-f23.html (http://makingnottaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/vivitar-series-1-135mm-f23.html)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2020, 09:16:16
very nice color scape
Thanks, Frank
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 11, 2020, 12:07:16
Bissextile full moon.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 11, 2020, 12:20:24
Yes probably.  "The 200mm f/3.0 was sold alongside the 135mm f/2.3 Series 1, which was physically almost identical. There's a good article about that lens, at Making-not-Taking."   This link: http://makingnottaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/vivitar-series-1-135mm-f23.html (http://makingnottaking.blogspot.com/2010/03/vivitar-series-1-135mm-f23.html)

John, thank you for the link to the interesting article.  I never knew that such aspiring lenses were made by a third party brand at that time.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2020, 14:38:48
Bissextile full moon.
Super shot, Akira. !
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2020, 14:41:19
John, thank you for the link to the interesting article.  I never knew that such aspiring lenses were made by a third party brand at that time.
You are welcome.   Vivitar was a very special company and had some great plans in the seventies/eighties.     http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar (http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar)

"In the early 1970s, Ponder & Best decided on a new strategy for their Vivitar lenses. Up until now, they had selected lenses designed and built by other manufacturers and rebadged them as Vivitar lenses. Now they set out to create designs for high-quality lenses to their own specifications. They would still outsource the manufacture of the lenses to other companies but the designs would be Vivitar's. These new high-quality lenses were badged as Vivitar Series 1 lenses. This new strategy started with three Ponder & Best employees; researchers Gary Eisenberger and Murray Schwartz, and product manager Bill Swinyard.[16] Eventually, Ponder & Best brought in American company OPCON Associates of Standford, CT for the initial Series 1 lens designs. "
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 11, 2020, 15:32:54
Super shot, Akira. !
+1
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 11, 2020, 20:47:08
+1
+2
  So serene impact.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 11, 2020, 21:14:23
Magnolia time starts ?

D700   Angenieux 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 11, 2020, 22:05:54
January 11

Saturday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49368729122_2087712a71_o.jpg)

Z6  85mm H
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 12, 2020, 00:31:21
Thank you, John, Bent and Paco!

You are welcome.   Vivitar was a very special company and had some great plans in the seventies/eighties.     http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar (http://camera-wiki.org/wiki/Vivitar)

"In the early 1970s, Ponder & Best decided on a new strategy for their Vivitar lenses. Up until now, they had selected lenses designed and built by other manufacturers and rebadged them as Vivitar lenses. Now they set out to create designs for high-quality lenses to their own specifications. They would still outsource the manufacture of the lenses to other companies but the designs would be Vivitar's. These new high-quality lenses were badged as Vivitar Series 1 lenses. This new strategy started with three Ponder & Best employees; researchers Gary Eisenberger and Murray Schwartz, and product manager Bill Swinyard.[16] Eventually, Ponder & Best brought in American company OPCON Associates of Standford, CT for the initial Series 1 lens designs. "

Thank you for the further quote.  I did see many Vivitar lenses in the camera shops when I lived in Munich in the early 80s, but all I saw was not those of Series 1 but mediocre models.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 12, 2020, 00:32:28
Magnolia time starts ?

D700   Angenieux 28-70/2.6

January 11

Saturday

Z6  85mm H

Nice correspondence, John and Fons!

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 12, 2020, 10:15:29
Weather has been mild no King Winter in sight, thank you Akira.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2020, 10:30:49
Weather has been mild no King Winter in sight, thank you Akira.
A year ago it was  a bit the same:
January 9th 2019  with the 200mm f/3.5
(https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=8277.0;attach=37173;image)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 12, 2020, 10:53:49
LOL

5 years ago today

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7554/16105707139_e4f16d6947_o.jpg)

Willemstad

Df, 17-35mm f/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 12, 2020, 12:01:07
Tried my 21mm f/4 Voigtländer Skopar lens on the Z50. The 21 is in Nikkor S(RF) mount and is a good test subject to learn whether an adapter is precisely set to the required register distance. Most cheap adapters are not.

The 21 mm lens, being petite, makes for an inconspicuous package in conjunction with the small Z50. The geometric distortion is very low for a lens this wide and it is eminently suited for architectural photography. Or any other applications, I presume.

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 12, 2020, 12:10:40
I actually found the similar inconspicuous Voigtländer 20mm f/3.5 behaving quite well on the Z6.
See whether i can come up with an example or..
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 12, 2020, 16:48:54
"Woman on Mars"

Today I visited the exhibition "One Way Ticket to Mars" in Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort/The Netherlands.
My wife, being a real sci-fi geek and official Trekkie went along. She would join a Mars mission in a heartbeat. Hence the title, as a hommage to her :)

This artwork is made out of polyester, nails and metal pushpins and made my Belgian artist Jan Fabre in 1979.

Olympus E-M10II + 12-40mm f2.8, image shot at iso 3.200. Post processing Capture One plus Nik Analog Efex.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49373323396_fc6586854d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 12, 2020, 18:52:28
Extremely detailed, Luc.

Reflections on the Church to be closed?

D700  Angenieux AF  28-70/2.6
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 12, 2020, 19:09:16
Thanks John. Not bad for ISO 3.200 with that smallish sensor, and the fantastic Oly 12-40 helps a lot. Best zoom lens I've used.

I like your image too, excellent colour composition.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 12, 2020, 23:57:18
this dog is more into earthly endeavors
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2020, 00:08:01
This pasta is very good.
 z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 13, 2020, 08:03:31
Frank, great candid shot.
Paco, another excellent Z image.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2020, 08:24:48
This pasta is very good.
 z6, 24-70/4s
Unusual scene, very intriguing, like a play.

Not much interesting bokeh effects with the 24-70/4 ?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2020, 16:35:56
A bit of sunshine today, before a raining week starts....

Z 6   Voigt  180/4
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2020, 17:45:18
That Voigtländer 180mm f/4 such a great lens. Lovely oof.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2020, 17:47:43
13 of January

a few more days...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49380183497_8d36ffdd64_o.jpg)

D850 , 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2020, 17:50:12
Looove the way you put that voigt to use.

   The 24-70/4s is still giving me mixed emotions. It is VERY useful. Came with me to the recent Rome trip and It is so versatile with very good optical performance -but vignetting, I find it too much at times- The thing is I keep using it but can´t get excited about it. I´m lucky to have more interesting tools at my disposal. I´ll keep it. 400€! Time will tell if ours is a long time relationship.  :) 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2020, 17:51:10
Emotionally engaging portrait Fons
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 13, 2020, 17:53:05
Emotionally engaging portrait Fons
+1
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2020, 18:11:00
13 of January

a few more days...

D850 , 105mm f/1.4
Great portrait, Fons
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2020, 18:13:26
That Voigtländer 180mm f/4 such a great lens. Lovely oof.

Looove the way you put that voigt to use.

Thanks. Yes. a great lens, and easier to focus on the Z 6  (Hoorah)  Today was difficult outside with a severe wind.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 13, 2020, 18:17:11
   The 24-70/4s is still giving me mixed emotions. It is VERY useful. Came with me to the recent Rome trip and It is so versatile with very good optical performance -but vignetting, I find it too much at times- The thing is I keep using it but can´t get excited about it. I´m lucky to have more interesting tools at my disposal. I´ll keep it. 400€! Time will tell if ours is a long time relationship.  :)
I understand the problem.  The lens is too 'smooth'  and that means also 'boring' I Guess  ;)     I have  AF-D  35-70/2.8  Very very good lens, but boring....
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2020, 18:30:14
Pantheon and fountain at blue hour, Rome

  Z6, 24-70/4s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 13, 2020, 18:54:49
most of these standard zooms are highly optimized picture making machines sans character. I know the 1.4/58, 1.4/105 and 1.4/24 are wonderful lenses with a lot of character. If you use these on a regular basis you are spoiled.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 13, 2020, 19:02:17
Exactly my point. 105 1.4, 58 1.4 and 28 1.4e in my case. I´m not complaining  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 13, 2020, 19:08:08
I love the color combination and the attentiveness of the horse. PS: the 4/300PF is no slouch either...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 13, 2020, 20:07:24
Thank you fellows for the comments :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 14, 2020, 00:55:05
This pasta is very good.
 z6, 24-70/4s

Sweet capture, Paco!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: pluton on January 14, 2020, 05:21:32
Tried my 21mm f/4 Voigtländer Skopar lens on the Z50.
I already like the composition, but the color choices (the hot orangey-red especially) here are very diggable. 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 14, 2020, 09:27:31
Thanks, Keith. Early morning sun grazing the alder trees in front of the building made it easy to use interior light as a counter point.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 14, 2020, 11:48:18
Emotionally engaging portrait Fons
Indeed! Lovely
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 14, 2020, 11:51:07
Pantheon and fountain at blue hour, Rome

  Z6, 24-70/4s
Bring back memories,,, Anita Ekberg  ;D 8)
I guess if the movie was re-shot it would have been done in your beatiful blue hour,,,Thanks Paco!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2020, 17:07:07
Indeed! Lovely

Thanks Erik.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2020, 17:28:51
They still exist, a nearly virgin D800E with a shutter count of 2300

D850          24/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2020, 17:35:33
They still exist, a nearly virgin D800E with a shutter count of 2300

D850          24/2.8

Did you get one John?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 14, 2020, 17:40:28
Did you get one John?
It was impossible to refuse an attractive offer  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2020, 17:40:56
January 14

Golfcourse "the Duke". Nistelrode

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384832928_074bce77f3_o.jpg)

Z6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 14, 2020, 18:54:31
Pantheon and fountain at blue hour, Rome

  Z6, 24-70/4s
beautiful scene
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 14, 2020, 19:08:25
January 14

Golfcourse "the Duke". Nistelrode

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49384832928_074bce77f3_o.jpg)

Z6, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E

very confusing reflexion ... double exposure???
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2020, 19:27:05
very confusing reflexion ... double exposure???

Shot from the car, reflexion from the  leftside rearview mirror.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: CS on January 14, 2020, 20:15:56
Shot from the car, reflexion from the  leftside rearview mirror.


Without regard to the confusion over the reflection, I like that image, Fons!  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 14, 2020, 20:25:25

Without regard to the confusion over the reflection, I like that image, Fons!  :)

Thank you Carl.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 14, 2020, 20:33:30
Shot from the car, reflexion from the  leftside rearview mirror.
Great effect. Well done, Fons!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jacques on January 14, 2020, 22:12:51
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49386428036_50d28f7adc_h.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 14, 2020, 23:45:19
very confusing reflexion ... double exposure???
Nice but confusing ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 14, 2020, 23:48:54
Was out chasing cars with Z6, just to se if is usable to some sports photography.
It was a lot better than expected, so maybe it will be used for the XC championship in week 5 ;)
Actually the viewfinde worked well, yes the OVF has an advantage, but the EVF is doable.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 07:36:09
Nice but confusing ;)
Great effect. Well done, Fons!

Thanks Luc and Bent.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 07:36:53
Was out chasing cars with Z6, just to se if is usable to some sports photography.
It was a lot better than expected, so maybe it will be used for the XC championship in week 5 ;)
Actually the viewfinde worked well, yes the OVF has an advantage, but the EVF is doable.

Nice pan Bent.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 15, 2020, 09:43:16
Nice pan Bent.
Thank you Fons :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 11:38:29
January 15

Morning

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49389021397_70be8256df_o.jpg)

Z6 - - 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 E
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 15, 2020, 11:45:10
Fons, what a great image to greet one at the start of a new day.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 11:55:15
Thank you Hugh.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 15, 2020, 11:59:00
Fons, what a great image to greet one at the start of a new day.
+1 :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 15, 2020, 12:10:43
The af-p 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E vr, well basically @f/5.6 lens, is a nice lightweight carry around and travel lens for the both fx and the z6. Has some fall-off through-out the aperture range in favour of center sharpness.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2020, 17:05:58
Admin day.

Some company...

D700  with the bokeh machine 105 DC f/2
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 15, 2020, 17:33:35
Nice cat portrait, it looks somewhat puzzled  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 15, 2020, 17:57:01
Thanks Bent.

Probably wonders where her food is ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 16, 2020, 00:53:25
Thank you all for the nice comments.
You nailed the pan Bent.
Beautiful cat. That green piece makes it all the more interesting for me  :)


  Today I took the d500 and 10.5mm 2.8 and this happend
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 16, 2020, 06:00:20
Love that cat John.

So how are you finding your "new" D700?

Admin day.

Some company...

D700  with the bokeh machine 105 DC f/2
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2020, 07:18:44
Thank you all for the nice comments.
You nailed the pan Bent.
Beautiful cat. That green piece makes it all the more interesting for me  :)
Thanks Paco,

Beautiful lines with the fisheye.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2020, 07:26:44
Love that cat John.

So how are you finding your "new" D700?
Thanks Hugh,

Feels great to have a D700 back (*had two of them in the past, and actually sold them because I was able to sell them at a very high price) .

Image quality is very good, colours. Noise is pretty good manageable, better than the D850 in my opinion. And the 'quality' of noise is better.  Because of the smaller files and larger pixel-size it works usually a lot better with all kind of lenses.  AF is still very good.  And the camera feels great in the hand. *(like the D800E and D850).

The ideal camera when 4.256 pixels are more than enough :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 16, 2020, 07:32:25
Thanks John.

I have always felt that they took the best bits out of the D3 when they made the D700.  FWIW, I kept mine.  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2020, 07:38:36
Thanks John.

I have always felt that they took the best bits out of the D3 when they made the D700.  FWIW, I kept mine.  :)
I am sure they did.  Very wise you kept it :)

In the digital age, camera's are more tools like lenses to produce the results you want.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 16, 2020, 08:26:42
Admin day.

Some company...

D700  with the bokeh machine 105 DC f/2

Great combo, camera/lens and cat ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 16, 2020, 08:27:49
Thank you all for the nice comments.
You nailed the pan Bent.
Beautiful cat. That green piece makes it all the more interesting for me  :)


  Today I took the d500 and 10.5mm 2.8 and this happend

Thats a lift-up Paco ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on January 16, 2020, 08:55:30
No it is not a lift-up - we call them hatch backs in Australasia!   ;D  ;D  ;D

Thats a lift-up Paco ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 16, 2020, 09:45:02
Thank you all for the nice comments.
You nailed the pan Bent.
Beautiful cat. That green piece makes it all the more interesting for me  :)


  Today I took the d500 and 10.5mm 2.8 and this happend
Thanks. What a nice image :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 16, 2020, 14:13:56
January 16
 
Splendid weather

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394151086_db873a8a08_o.jpg)

D850 -- 85mm f/1.4 ais
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 16, 2020, 15:24:26
The Statue Music by artist Mari Andriessen, near the entrance of the Theater.

Z 6   17-35/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jacques on January 16, 2020, 23:05:04
The Fox Pub(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49395690793_d56c93e202_h.jpg)

In this town of  Oswestry, Shropshire there are a number of these sculptures fixed to various buildings, I could post them but I am not sure of the rules for a multiple image post.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2020, 12:41:51
January 17

handheld

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49398765462_f8e2640f7c_o.jpg)

Z6 -- Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5 @ f/5.6 iso 5000
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 17, 2020, 13:35:31
Very delicate colour combination there, Fons.

My snapshot of today depicts the change in reality ...

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 17, 2020, 14:16:58
The paper headline interprets the situation  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 17, 2020, 17:30:41
The Danish Airforce celebrated the 40 years of the F16, by flying across the country.
D500 and 200-500mm @500mm
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2020, 18:16:18
Very delicate colour combination there, Fons.

My snapshot of today depicts the change in reality ...



for me it looks much like a space ship 1970ies situation...

... only the communicator seems a tad old fashioned , 8)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 17, 2020, 19:16:27
I don't believe the AF 70-210  f/4  is the same optical design as the Series E 70-210 f/4. The manual lens is much better, also in the macro field.

Z 6   70-210/4  Series E  (A joy to work with on the Z 6)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: BW on January 17, 2020, 20:36:06
Very delicate colour combination there, Fons.

My snapshot of today depicts the change in reality ...

I like your choise of newspaper ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2020, 23:25:27
I don't believe the AF 70-210  f/4  is the same optical design as the Series E 70-210 f/4. The manual lens is much better, also in the macro field.

Z 6   70-210/4  Series E  (A joy to work with on the Z 6)

convincing!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2020, 23:26:27
January 17

handheld

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49398765462_f8e2640f7c_o.jpg)

Z6 -- Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5 @ f/5.6 iso 5000

crazy lighting! Yes!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2020, 23:28:30
January 16
 
Splendid weather

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49394151086_db873a8a08_o.jpg)

D850 -- 85mm f/1.4 ais

sure I should work less a go shooting more. Yet... I still have to feed children.

Thank you for sharing you exploration
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 17, 2020, 23:30:53
Thank you all for the nice comments.
You nailed the pan Bent.
Beautiful cat. That green piece makes it all the more interesting for me  :)


  Today I took the d500 and 10.5mm 2.8 and this happend

the speed of the D500 plus the perfect ergonomics deliver well with fishy lenses. another wonderful proof
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2020, 07:44:00
I don't believe the AF 70-210  f/4  is the same optical design as the Series E 70-210 f/4. The manual lens is much better, also in the macro field.

Z 6   70-210/4  Series E  (A joy to work with on the Z 6)

Lovely!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2020, 07:45:12
The Danish Airforce celebrated the 40 years of the F16, by flying across the country.
D500 and 200-500mm @500mm

That combo of d500 and lens rocks>
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on January 18, 2020, 07:49:51
sure I should work less a go shooting more. Yet... I still have to feed children.

Thank you for sharing you exploration
crazy lighting! Yes!

I am not quite leisuring myself either.
Thanks Frank, will be offline probably until early february, flying east today.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2020, 08:38:48
Lovely!
Thanks Fons.

Relatively small 70-210 lens.  Works nice with the Z 6   the other Series E zoom as well, the f/3.5  75-150.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2020, 08:39:22
convincing!
Thanks.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 18, 2020, 11:54:46
Sitting here in my favourite café enjoying a double cappuccino, a large waffle of heavenly taste, and my newly arrived - and - petite - Voigtländer SC Skopar 25mm f/4 for Nikkor-S(RF) mount on the little Z50. This might pan out as a perfect day. Z50 has indirect GPS support, through Snapbridge, and the setup actually works!! I've turned off everything inside Snapbridge except for GPS sync, thus the app doesn't eat all my batteries at once ....
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 18, 2020, 12:37:34
Sitting here in my favourite café enjoying a double cappuccino, a large waffle of heavenly taste .....



are you sure gluten and dairy will help with your health situation?

I healed my conditions with food change and training, a cousin of mine got off his psycho meds after decades by just a change of diet and Terry Wahls even made it out of the wheel chair and got rid of her Multiple Sclerosis ....

Thorough reading of current research papers shows that these personal experiences have a foundation in Hard Science.

So: Enjoy your waffels but be aware that your medication might be a a result of your diet!

All the best and good health

Frank
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 18, 2020, 12:40:51
A waffle a day (and an apple) keeps the doctor away. No problems, Frank. I do have health issues but they are regularly monitored thus don't worry me at all. The hypertension is long ago, fortunately.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 18, 2020, 12:42:46
A waffle a day (and an apple) keeps the doctor away. No problems, Frank. I do have health issues but they are regularly monitored thus don't worry me at all. The hypertension is long ago, fortunately.

do as you please. I am currently experimenting with three huge servings of plants per day... https://terrywahls.com/

look at her video, look how she talks about her wife and kids and taking her life back
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 18, 2020, 18:28:42
Late afternoon Sun.

D850   28mm  f/2.0  Ai
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: ColinM on January 19, 2020, 04:52:20
Late evening, waiting for the murmuration of starlings
near Glastonbury
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 19, 2020, 16:33:59
The "new" Voigtländer 25mm f/4 Skopar SC on my Z50 delivers very crisp footage with vividly rendered colours and very low geometric distortion. EVF focusing a wide lens on the Z cameras, in particular with the lens stopped well down, is doable  but sometimes, when light levels drop, the enlarged view dissolves into colour noise. An OVF (with split-image screen) is still hard to beat for focusing accuracy with these lenses.

25mm f/4 @f/11, 1/50 sec, ISO 3200. Z50. The 25 CV is a precious little gem.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 19, 2020, 16:53:08
Nice afternoon sun, John. You've got the eye.
I like the layers and absence of colours, Colin.
I like the vibrant colours, Birna. Lens (and you) did a great job.

From an afternoon photo walk (finally feeling a bit better, after months of serious knee(s) trouble).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49408641638_e04b54c961_b.jpg)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 19, 2020, 17:49:03
Thanks Luc.  Good to hear you are improving.

Looks like a perfect Dutch Promo poster  :) 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 19, 2020, 17:51:36
Very nice lens, that 35mm 2.8  PC  Ai-S

Here wide open on the D850
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Jacques on January 19, 2020, 19:51:27
Waiting patiently for his wife(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49410293992_69f4902875_b.jpg)

Do not be confused with the late removal of Christmas event posters
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 20, 2020, 00:41:46
Granada views.
Z6, 28mm f2 (with CPU)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: armando_m on January 20, 2020, 02:55:41
The "new" Voigtländer 25mm f/4 Skopar SC on my Z50 delivers very crisp footage with vividly rendered colours and very low geometric distortion. EVF focusing a wide lens on the Z cameras, in particular with the lens stopped well down, is doable  but sometimes, when light levels drop, the enlarged view dissolves into colour noise. An OVF (with split-image screen) is still hard to beat for focusing accuracy with these lenses.

25mm f/4 @f/11, 1/50 sec, ISO 3200. Z50. The 25 CV is a precious little gem.
noticed the sign "entry forbidden"  ;D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 20, 2020, 07:38:33
The Danish Airforce celebrated the 40 years of the F16, by flying across the country.
D500 and 200-500mm @500mm
Thank you Bent! Perfect  8)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 20, 2020, 09:38:42
Thank you Bent! Perfect  8)
Kind words thanks   :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 20, 2020, 11:44:46
From yesterdays dwindling sun.
Z6 24-70S
Files seems to me easy to adjust to get a better result, than straight out of camera :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 20, 2020, 13:09:32
The Diocese wants to close the 19th century church Saint Joseph  on the Heuvel square.

Protests are starting...

D850   24-120mm f/4
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 20, 2020, 21:55:02
Up and twist, getting there. Part of a class involving modern dance, floor work and acrobatics. Z6 and d500 are a killer combo and can easily be used side by side.

  Here, Z6, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: ColinM on January 20, 2020, 21:58:21
I like the layers and absence of colours, Colin.

Thanks Luc.
Hope your knee feels better soon
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on January 21, 2020, 04:29:36
Charity Event for Kids last Sunday.  Again shooting second camera to my wife so had a chance to play with cameras.   PP for the kids  ;) .   This with Z6, 24-70 S but was shooting the 50 1.8 S and also Sony a7iii, Batis 85.  Many images  :)







 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 21, 2020, 13:05:40
preparing a green smoothie
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 21, 2020, 20:40:36
Ride the Sky Electric

Ruth had her electric Kia into the repair shop for a warranty fix. Meanwhile I availed myself of the electrifying evening sky outside :)


Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2020, 20:52:12
Super shot, Birna.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 21, 2020, 21:11:01
Foggy weather. The days after Christmas?

Z 6   55/1.2  Ai
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 21, 2020, 21:31:52
Charity Event for Kids last Sunday.  Again shooting second camera to my wife so had a chance to play with cameras.   PP for the kids  ;) .   This with Z6, 24-70 S but was shooting the 50 1.8 S and also Sony a7iii, Batis 85.  Many images  :)

Wonderful capture, Tom!


preparing a green smoothie

Looks somewhat surreal with the veggie looking as if it were superimposed.  Like it!


Ride the Sky Electric

Ruth had her electric Kia into the repair shop for a warranty fix. Meanwhile I availed myself of the electrifying evening sky outside :)

Fascinating combination of brilliant color and dynamic perspective! 
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2020, 21:53:45
Ah, Birna... Inspiring
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 21, 2020, 21:58:03
Ah, Birna... Inspiring

+1 Beautiful Shot!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 21, 2020, 22:06:02
Dance hurts ;D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 21, 2020, 23:10:43
Ah, Birna... Inspiring
Yes :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 21, 2020, 23:21:36
Ah, Birna... Inspiring

A snapshot with my faithful old V1. Not high-end gear by any stretch of imagination, but it fits my ever-present handbag :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 21, 2020, 23:53:34
Dance hurts ;D

I transformed my body with functional training, turned 5 Kilos of fat into thick air. Suddenly you grow muscles at places where you did not even know you could have muscles ... Same happens to dancers ... ouch! but ouch goes when muscle grows
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 22, 2020, 03:57:04
Foggy weather. The days after Christmas?

Z 6   55/1.2  Ai

John, I like this latest one much better!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2020, 08:54:00
Thanks Akira.  I have been struggling with some versions ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 22, 2020, 12:57:47
Due to my hormone treatment, I have to do mammographic examination once a year. I was on my way to the annual visit to the X-ray clinic when I encountered this juxtaposition of street views. It tells me future is uncertain so better enjoy life when you can (the girl on the poster was Lene Marie Fosen, a female Norwegian photographer that recently died from extreme anorexia. She actually didn't enter puberty due to her poor health state).

The future is bleak
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 22, 2020, 13:26:22
Very nicely captured Birna!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 22, 2020, 14:34:17
Indeed a very strong image, Birna. The inclusion of the old woman in the background is excellent.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bill Mellen on January 22, 2020, 16:53:31
I agree with Erik and Luc

Outstanding image Birna!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 22, 2020, 16:53:46
Due to my hormone treatment, I have to do mammographic examination once a year. I was on my way to the annual visit to the X-ray clinic when I encountered this juxtaposition of street views. It tells me future is uncertain so better enjoy life when you can (the girl on the poster was Lene Marie Fosen, a female Norwegian photographer that recently died from extreme anorexia. She actually didn't enter puberty due to her poor health state).

The future is bleak

sad story... people who cannot give their bodies what they need due to wichever reason...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2020, 19:01:57
Due to my hormone treatment, I have to do mammographic examination once a year. I was on my way to the annual visit to the X-ray clinic when I encountered this juxtaposition of street views. It tells me future is uncertain so better enjoy life when you can (the girl on the poster was Lene Marie Fosen, a female Norwegian photographer that recently died from extreme anorexia. She actually didn't enter puberty due to her poor health state).

The future is bleak
Impressive image
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 22, 2020, 19:02:41
Cold and foggy

D800E   24-120/4
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 22, 2020, 20:57:39

The future is bleak

this image has a long lasting effect on me - great shot
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 22, 2020, 23:26:09
January is still blue.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 23, 2020, 08:55:09
Cold and foggy

D800E   24-120/4

another gorgeously balanced shot
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 23, 2020, 09:44:30
The 1.4/35 Ai-S is for me a great tool to express emotions ...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2020, 13:26:35
Due to my hormone treatment, I have to do mammographic examination once a year. I was on my way to the annual visit to the X-ray clinic when I encountered this juxtaposition of street views. It tells me future is uncertain so better enjoy life when you can (the girl on the poster was Lene Marie Fosen, a female Norwegian photographer that recently died from extreme anorexia. She actually didn't enter puberty due to her poor health state).

The future is bleak

A very sad story indeed.  I found this article:

https://www.nfi.no/eng/news/2018/a-portrait-of-a-woman-who-stopped-eating-20-years-ago
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2020, 13:30:29
Cold and foggy

D800E   24-120/4

An image containing lots of emotional elements to search for.


January is still blue.

I just love it, Sten!  Beautiful gray-ish blue.


The 1.4/35 Ai-S is for me a great tool to express emotions ...

I like the emotion contained in the image.  Plenty of room for various interpretations.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: CE on January 23, 2020, 15:58:34
January over here is warm...with lots of earthly tones....definitely not blue  :).
Perched Common Bulbul D850+200-500 f5.6
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49415180626_2bba1fc041_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ihDHAS)CHU_8145 (https://flic.kr/p/2ihDHAS)   (https://www.flickr.com/photos/74752281@N00/)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 23, 2020, 16:54:06
Thank you Akira
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 23, 2020, 17:57:03
Thanks Frank and Akira

January is still blue.
Beautiful Norwegian Blue again ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 23, 2020, 18:02:19
The Japanese Pancake of the 50mm Ai-S  (serial number in the 2...) 

D600  55/3.5 Compensating version
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 23, 2020, 20:02:31
The Japanese Pancake of the 50mm Ai-S  (serial number in the 2...) 

D600  55/3.5 Compensating version

"Both" are nice lenses.  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 24, 2020, 10:11:51
The Japanese Pancake of the 50mm Ai-S  (serial number in the 2...) 

D600  55/3.5 Compensating version

you got exactly the classic brochures coating colours  :)
I often used this lens on the DF
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 24, 2020, 17:52:06
"Both" are nice lenses.  :)
Yes, need to do some tests with the Japanese 50mm, it does focus closer, 45cm in stead of 60cm with the RestOfWorld Series 4...  lens.

you got exactly the classic brochures coating colours  :)
I often used this lens on the DF
Thanks Thomas,  the colours must be part of the coatings of the lens, then ;)   (Takes some trial and error to get them visible, angle of the lens and flash)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 24, 2020, 17:58:30
The Nikon D3s   9 years old.

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 24, 2020, 19:08:04
January 24.  Anime train.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 25, 2020, 18:34:17
Is that advertising or a theme train, Akira?   (looks like the Underground)  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 25, 2020, 18:36:27
In a dark situation, and underexposed, with high iso. (above 50k)

Lots of details and especially Colours!  ;)

D3s      Angenieux 28-70/2.6
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: MFloyd on January 25, 2020, 20:57:54
The Nikon D3s   9 years old.

Still in pristine shape
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 25, 2020, 21:20:16
Yes, it even smells 'new'.  The former owner was very careful with his camera
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 25, 2020, 22:41:05
Morning in Oslo Fjord, on the way to Oslo
Z6 24-70 f4 @70mm f4 ISO 20000
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 25, 2020, 23:14:02
Is that advertising or a theme train, Akira?   (looks like the Underground)  ;)

John, these advertises a streaming anime program on a usual loop line in Tokyo called Yamanote-line, not the underground.


Morning in Oslo Fjord, on the way to Oslo
Z6 24-70 f4 @70mm f4 ISO 20000

Beautiful distant scene, Bent!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 25, 2020, 23:23:12
January 25.  Crossing vectors.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 25, 2020, 23:29:22
John, these advertises a streaming anime program on a usual loop line in Tokyo called Yamanote-line, not the underground.


Beautiful distant scene, Bent!
Thank you Akira
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: CS on January 26, 2020, 00:54:42
Morning in Oslo Fjord, on the way to Oslo
Z6 24-70 f4 @70mm f4 ISO 20000

I quite like it, Bent!

Looks like you, the Z and 24-70 S, are getting along just fine. ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: CS on January 26, 2020, 00:58:15
January 25.  Crossing vectors.

Like being there, Akira!  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 26, 2020, 01:15:46
Like being there, Akira!  ;)

Thank you, Carl!  Akihabara is an area in Tokyo with fun and enigma.  :D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2020, 07:40:12
Morning in Oslo Fjord, on the way to Oslo
Z6 24-70 f4 @70mm f4 ISO 20000
Lovely Bent.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2020, 07:41:17
January 25.  Crossing vectors.
Great overview with the crossroad.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 26, 2020, 08:36:17
I quite like it, Bent!

Looks like you, the Z and 24-70 S, are getting along just fine. ;)
Yes the Z6 works well, thanks.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 26, 2020, 08:41:34
Great overview with the crossroad.

Thank you, John.  I noticed the banding on the street in the foreground due to the flicker effect.   :o :o :o
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 09:43:40
bow tie boy
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 26, 2020, 11:05:56
You look dandy, Frank!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 26, 2020, 11:33:07
bow tie boy

The colour palette is very good here Frank...and the smile likewise.  :D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 26, 2020, 11:35:18
Morning in Oslo Fjord, on the way to Oslo
Z6 24-70 f4 @70mm f4 ISO 20000

A city about to wake up. Good shot this one Bent.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 26, 2020, 11:37:10
Nice afternoon sun, John. You've got the eye.
I like the layers and absence of colours, Colin.
I like the vibrant colours, Birna. Lens (and you) did a great job.

From an afternoon photo walk (finally feeling a bit better, after months of serious knee(s) trouble).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49408641638_e04b54c961_b.jpg)

Excellent double exposure in a single exposure (I think this is what I see).
Hope knees keep improving  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2020, 17:09:00
First Crocus

D3s  AF-S 80-200/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 26, 2020, 17:17:13
bow tie boy
Nice tie, mister ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 26, 2020, 19:11:57
A sustainable greener future
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on January 26, 2020, 19:18:31
A sustainable greener future

With the help of industrial products  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on January 26, 2020, 19:31:52
With the help of industrial products  :)

I couldn't put a question mark into the file name ....

Z50 with the 35/1.8 S, by the way. Very tricky lights, but the small Z pulled through.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Luc on January 26, 2020, 21:33:29
Excellent double exposure in a single exposure (I think this is what I see).
Hope knees keep improving  :)
Thanks, it is indeed a single exposure. It's a photo of a photo behind glass in an art gallery. The photo behind glass is of a still life with the Heineken in front and the flowers in the background. In the reflection houses, street lamps, the spotlights in the ceiling for the still life photo. And of course the photographer ;) Knees very slowly but steadily improving thanks to muscle training, thanks a lot.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 26, 2020, 22:14:38
A city about to wake up. Good shot this one Bent.
Thank you Sten :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 22:35:48
A sustainable greener future

not concrete enough
not enough concrete

 8) :o ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 22:36:52
First Crocus

D3s  AF-S 80-200/2.8

Ein Krokus macht noch keinen Frühling
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 22:37:34
You look dandy, Frank!

sure, thank you
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 22:38:12
The colour palette is very good here Frank...and the smile likewise.  :D

I live in a nice place ....
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 26, 2020, 22:41:35
Nice tie, mister ;)

Kenzo
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2020, 00:13:32
Trying today the 105 f4 macro with the Z6. Close up of Olga close to "mirador the San Miguel" Beautiful at evening light.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2020, 08:02:04
Trying today the 105 f4 macro with the Z6. Close up of Olga close to "mirador the San Miguel" Beautiful at evening light.

A fine portrait reflecting beautiful interaction between you and Olga.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2020, 11:40:08
Thank you Akira. This is from a excellent weekend together :)

  I still can't decide sbout this lens thou. The rendering, small details highlights, sharpness, etc looks different from the 55mm 3.5 and even farther away from the 60mm 2.8g, my current choices for macro.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 27, 2020, 11:56:32
Ein Krokus macht noch keinen Frühling

This does ;)

Z 6  50/1.8s
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 27, 2020, 11:57:47
Trying today the 105 f4 macro with the Z6. Close up of Olga close to "mirador the San Miguel" Beautiful at evening light.
Very detailed. !

The 105/4 Macro is a lovely lens.  The 105/2.8  also  ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 27, 2020, 12:25:35
This does ;)

Z 6  50/1.8s

delicate
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 27, 2020, 17:06:20
delicate
Very
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 27, 2020, 21:26:16
Thanks Frank and Paco.

The Nikon close up lens 6T (3.0  Diopter with  two-element achromats)  helps to get a lot closer.  It fits the 62mm filter size.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: BW on January 27, 2020, 21:43:19
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!

Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 27, 2020, 22:59:26
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!

This is amazing!j  Was the camera remotely controlled?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: pluton on January 28, 2020, 00:45:18
Fantastic bird shot, Borg.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 28, 2020, 01:30:54
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!
Fantastic unexpected closeup
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on January 28, 2020, 07:56:47
Fantastic unexpected closeup

+1, amazing Børge that you managed to include two different species, and so well composed at close range.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 28, 2020, 08:09:48
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!
That's an unique shot with these two birds
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 28, 2020, 09:56:09
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!



they are very much into your lens...
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 28, 2020, 13:37:53
Paco, Lovely portrait, such a sparkly smile  8)   
Børge, now that is really up close  ;D Super sharp and colorful
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 28, 2020, 15:34:02
To the exposition ...

D3s  AF-S   80-200/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: BW on January 28, 2020, 17:02:59
This is amazing!j  Was the camera remotely controlled?
The camera was operated with the phone. It was taken with the olympus and 8mm fisheye.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Gunver Hjarbo on January 28, 2020, 17:45:01
Snow roof in Norway.

(D5300 with kit lens @55mm)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on January 28, 2020, 17:56:40
The nearby wildlife enjoying a 7 degrees celsius! warmer than normal January. I guess my skiing equipment goes on sale any time now!

super shot, waiting for more of those  :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 28, 2020, 18:34:36
The camera was operated with the phone. It was taken with the olympus and 8mm fisheye.

Thank you, Børge, for the disclosure.  This is a super shot with the heads of both birds are in focus.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on January 28, 2020, 21:45:02
To the exposition ...

D3s  AF-S   80-200/2.8

great mood, the light and the old fashioned colors
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Tristin on January 28, 2020, 21:52:30
Børge, 328 is a very fun shot!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 29, 2020, 13:45:40
Eindhoven Central Station

Z 6  45/2.8P
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 29, 2020, 22:29:26
great mood, the light and the old fashioned colors
Thanks, Frank
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 30, 2020, 03:05:00
January 29.  It was quite warm in Tokyo.

Shot with Sigma fp and Industar-50 (50mm/f3.5) wide open.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 30, 2020, 15:36:59
Tasteful arrangement Akira.


   Underzero morning bike.
Z6, 55mm 3.5
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on January 30, 2020, 15:46:58
Very nicely done! Stay warm  8)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 30, 2020, 15:51:55
Thanks Mr Erik, I'll try  8)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Geekomak on January 30, 2020, 17:25:32

   Underzero morning bike.
Z6, 55mm 3.5
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Cool Picture! Very nice!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2020, 18:47:12
Tasteful arrangement Akira.


   Underzero morning bike.
Z6, 55mm 3.5
Lovely Paco
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2020, 18:48:39
In the train  /  Inspired on Mondriaan

Z 6     24-70/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 30, 2020, 19:05:02
Thanks. Mondrian definitely.
Which 24-70 are you using here?
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2020, 19:45:07
Nikon's first 24-70 mm  f/2.8. 

The Non VR  AF-S Nikkor  ( https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/nikkor-lenses/auto-focus-lenses/fx/zoom/af-s-nikkor-24-70mm-f-2-8g-ed (https://www.nikon.co.uk/en_GB/product/nikkor-lenses/auto-focus-lenses/fx/zoom/af-s-nikkor-24-70mm-f-2-8g-ed) )

Very fast auto-focus and very sharp wide open. You don't need VR with the Z6 ;)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 30, 2020, 20:38:37
Thanks John. I have used that version and made me very happy, then changed for the vr because of the low light hanhold nature of the shows. Thinking about changing again for the Z version but then I'll only be able to use it in one body... I tried it and it 8s the best thou.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on January 30, 2020, 21:04:37
Please stop, John and Paco. You are giving me expensive thoughts.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Akira on January 30, 2020, 21:04:43
Tasteful arrangement Akira.


   Underzero morning bike.
Z6, 55mm 3.5

Thank you, Paco.

I like  your  creative use of the Micro!


In the train  /  Inspired on Mondriaan

Z 6     24-70/2.8

I like Mondriaan and your presentation of the design.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2020, 21:56:49
Thanks John. I have used that version and made me very happy, then changed for the vr because of the low light hanhold nature of the shows. Thinking about changing again for the Z version but then I'll only be able to use it in one body... I tried it and it 8s the best thou.
Thanks for the info.  VR is not always necessary for me, but I like it when I can use this lens with AF on the Z6 and my other Nikon Body's.

The non-VR version is longer on the market and sometimes you can get lucky with second hand deals.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 30, 2020, 21:57:43
Thank you, Paco.

I like  your  creative use of the Micro!


I like Mondriaan and your presentation of the design.
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on January 31, 2020, 18:54:34
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

D800E    AF-D  35-70/2.8
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 31, 2020, 22:09:10
It is that the new 800e? Always wanted to try that camera.

   Today I went for a little hike with the d500 and 300mm 2.8 vr2. A panomarama of some 12 images of the far away eolic park. Late evening light with very heavy pp.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on January 31, 2020, 22:37:15
Very nice picture Paco :)
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: golunvolo on January 31, 2020, 22:45:18
Thanks Bent!
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: John Geerts on February 01, 2020, 07:02:57
Beautiful sunset
It is that the new 800e? Always wanted to try that camera.
Yes. That is the new D800E.  To be honest, I like the image quality more than the D850.
Title: Re: January 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on February 01, 2020, 09:34:23
Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

D800E    AF-D  35-70/2.8

I like contemporary Dutch architecture