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Title: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2020, 11:34:40
Post your "blog" contributions here  ;D

No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 30(31 )for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period. However, don't take any chances, keep your distance, and remember being a photographer does not make you immune to Covid-19
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jacques on May 01, 2020, 12:08:38
My wife checking on her purchase of 480 cans of assorted beers !


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49838059953_4c5c101579_b.jpg)

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 01, 2020, 12:13:44
Whose purchase?  ;)  ;)  ;)

(And some folders on the wall I see. Nice.   ;D )
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 01, 2020, 13:51:55
My wife checking on her purchase of 480 cans of assorted beers !


Increasing your stash for next lockdown?

SAME HERE

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2020, 17:38:09
May 1

Three musketeers and d 'Artagnan

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2020, 18:39:01
Very early bloom for the Laburnum  (Golden Chain)

Z6  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2020, 18:40:02
May 1

Three musketeers and d 'Artagnan

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Fungus lenses, Fons?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2020, 19:03:52
Fungus? Heavens, no!
4 Different 105mm f/2.5 lenses, 1 sonnar type and 3 gauss design.
True one needs the front element cleaned.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2020, 19:13:10
Fungus? Heavens, no!
4 Different 105mm f/2.5 lenses, 1 sonnar type and 3 gauss design.
True one needs the front element cleaned.
Aaah, nice :)

I have two Sonnar's and 1 Gauss PC version at the moment.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2020, 09:31:36
Early mornin'sun

D3s  AF-D  85/1.4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2020, 11:59:46
May 2

Chestnuttrees in the rain

Z6 - 28mm f/2

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 02, 2020, 21:22:21
travel phantasy
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 02, 2020, 23:50:12
Today is the first day we adults were permitted to go out with care and some restrictions. It was incredible to go out in the nature. Late evening, nikon d5300 ir 830mn, 35-70mm 3.3-4.5 D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 03, 2020, 02:07:02
travel phantasy
LOL good one
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2020, 10:46:33
Stay inside?

D3s 85/1.4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 03, 2020, 11:31:26
Fungus? Heavens, no!
4 Different 105mm f/2.5 lenses, 1 sonnar type and 3 gauss design.
True one needs the front element cleaned.

It looks like D'Artagnan (the youngest of the lot) is the one who got bruised most, while the older of the lot (NKJ, the fattest one, maybe Porthos?) is the one in better shape...

I have 3 NKJs and a 1977 Nikon ("K" series), plus (naturally) the 105DC/2. Now that I think about it, the 105mm focal length is the most abundant in my collection: I also have the 105 uNikkor/4 AiS (MF), and the AF-D uNikkor 105/2.8 

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 03, 2020, 11:47:08
LOL good one

thanks Armando
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 03, 2020, 11:55:24
John, a lovely image of a beautiful cat.

Stay inside?

D3s 85/1.4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2020, 11:55:35
It looks like D'Artagnan (the youngest of the lot) is the one who got bruised most, while the older of the lot (NKJ, the fattest one, maybe Porthos?) is the one in better shape...

I have 3 NKJs and a 1977 Nikon ("K" series), plus (naturally) the 105DC/2

Ciao from Massimo

All of them are in fine shape optically, ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 03, 2020, 14:10:31
Yesterday ... AFRICAN ... Chillies

D850 & 1.8/85G
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2020, 15:32:48
May 3

Stranded

Df - 20mm f/3.5

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 03, 2020, 17:41:22
May 3

Stranded

Df - 20mm f/3.5
Indeed  ; Nice colors.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 03, 2020, 19:35:14
Told Ruth about young shots of Wood Club-Rush Scirpus sylvaticus being edible -- next time out, she's down into the nearest ditch in a jiffy to collect the tasty snacks of the wild.

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2020, 00:47:05
Morning walk.

   Nikon d5300 ir, 35-70mm 3.3-4.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 04, 2020, 05:06:16
light painting experiment
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on May 04, 2020, 05:59:16
My son's quest for insects was happily put on hold while he investigated a patch of puffballs.

Nikon D4, AF-S 35mm f/1.8G.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 04, 2020, 07:59:48
May started out with a snowshoe hare, just when I was about to begin a Zoom meeting. (I got a little late to the meeting, but then used it as my Zoom background  :)  )
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 04, 2020, 10:07:05
light painting experiment
Interesting, and well done.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: aerobat on May 04, 2020, 10:59:01
Morning ride to work with the X100F
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2020, 11:27:41
DHL tracking tells me that my Z6 is due to arrive today ...

"petal rain on car"
D850 & 1.8/85G NX-D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 04, 2020, 13:41:39
Aha, Frank is joining the throng :) good on you.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 04, 2020, 13:45:57
Ruth and I met this young mother and her child miles deep into our local forest. She was educating her child to relate to Nature the Norwegian way thus making a forest (or mountain) hike mandatory entertainment for a weekend. The small girl was utterly enthusiastic about the affair thus the training had had the desired effect :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2020, 14:31:28
DHL tracking tells me that my Z6 is due to arrive today ...
Nice you are joining  :)

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2020, 14:38:39
Testing the Angenieux B4 lens, the 15 (times) 8.3-125mm  f/1.7  which translates to 16.4-250 f/3.4 with the 'doubler'.  The image field is too small for FX  (B4 lenses are made for a 11mm  sensor), but very usuable in DX.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B4-mount (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B4-mount))

Of course the movie-capabilities are a much better than with stills.  Images are however better than anticipated. Love the colours and rendering.

Tele-range on the Nikon Z7
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2020, 15:40:46
Pressure cooking depressuring  ;D

  D2X, 58mm 1.4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2020, 15:43:12
Armando, that translucent car effect is really cool.
Nice image Frank. Knowing how precise you like your focus, you are in for a treat with the Z6, among other goodies :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 04, 2020, 16:14:17


Armando, that translucent car effect is really cool.


+1 
saw first the comment and then the picture, fabulous
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2020, 17:48:50

+1 
saw first the comment and then the picture, fabulous

I must agree here and am curious what you did, Armando.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2020, 17:50:55
Indeed  ; Nice colors.

Thank you Bent.

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2020, 17:52:32
Another one

Df - 20mm f/3.5UD

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 04, 2020, 18:29:04
Another one

Df - 20mm f/3.5UD

another good one
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 04, 2020, 18:38:24
another good one
+1
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: CS on May 04, 2020, 18:38:36
Looks like you're "in the pink", Fons!  ;D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2020, 18:59:32
Another one

Df - 20mm f/3.5UD

  You keep me interested Fons. All your decisions here: colors, shapes, focal length, closeness, the various ways to split the frame with different ...everything. What a great catch and presentation. A very real but surreal corner of being :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 04, 2020, 19:03:22
Thanks for the comments

I must agree here and am curious what you did, Armando.
used a led light  inside a carton box to soften the light
open the bonnet , spend some time lighting the engine
close the bonnet spend some time lighting the paint trying to emphasize the curves and trying to avoid reflections of the light

since the car is dark blue and there is little detail on the hood it needed about 2x the time than the engine
the detail of the engine was overwhelming the color of the hood

I set the fuji to 4 min exposure, played with ISO and aperture and the time I was directing the light to the car to get closer to what I wanted to accomplish
ended up taking a little longer than 1 hour with multiple attempts
Brought the image into camera raw played with highlights , clarity, dehaze, vibrance

much better than 1 hour seating on the coach watching tv :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 04, 2020, 19:08:12
Another one

Df - 20mm f/3.5UD
awesome view
color is a result of sunset + white balance fiddling ?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2020, 19:21:41
Thanks for the comments
used a led light  inside a carton box to soften the light
open the bonnet , spend some time lighting the engine
close the bonnet spend some time lighting the paint trying to emphasize the curves and trying to avoid reflections of the light

since the car is dark blue and there is little detail on the hood it needed about 2x the time than the engine
the detail of the engine was overwhelming the color of the hood

I set the fuji to 4 min exposure, played with ISO and aperture and the time I was directing the light to the car to get closer to what I wanted to accomplish
ended up taking a little longer than 1 hour with multiple attempts
Brought the image into camera raw played with highlights , clarity, dehaze, vibrance

much better than 1 hour seating on the coach watching tv :)

True watching tv is wasting time. Thanks for the explanation>
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2020, 19:24:17
+1
another good one
Looks like you're "in the pink", Fons!  ;D
  You keep me interested Fons. All your decisions here: colors, shapes, focal length, closeness, the various ways to split the frame with different ...everything. What a great catch and presentation. A very real but surreal corner of being :)
awesome view

Thanks fellows, a bit of a creative edit on the colours, the original one doesnt look that bad either ;)
color is a result of sunset + white balance fiddling ?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 04, 2020, 23:30:28
Being stuck at home for me means meetings are all online. I tried an old webcam I had in a drawer, but the tiny lens meant my whole mess was in focus. So this weekend I set up the Z6 as a webcam with the venerable Nikkor S.C Auto 50mm f/1.4 making sure my background is an incomprehensible blur. Have gotten positive comments at all my meetings today.

I experimented with:
24-70 f/4 - too much DOF,
85mm f/1.8 - too long,
50mm f/1.8 G - noisy autofocus + autofocused on what I didn't want people to see when I moved out of the chair,
35mm f/1.4 - too short,
55mm f/1.2 - too hazy and a bit long,
55mm O - focuses too close.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2020, 23:49:41
That's some webcam... 8)

Walking the dog.

  Z6, 24-70 f4S
 
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: CS on May 05, 2020, 01:41:54
That's some webcam... 8)

Walking the dog.

  Z6, 24-70 f4S

Love it, Paco!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 05, 2020, 11:06:18
Beautiful Paco.

Liberation Day
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2020, 15:06:44
Beautiful Paco.

Liberation Day

Good depiction!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2020, 15:08:19
May 5

First climber flowering

Z6 - 105mm f/2.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2020, 15:09:21
That's some webcam... 8)

Walking the dog.

  Z6, 24-70 f4S

Oh Yeah, Nice!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 05, 2020, 16:44:33
Rural patterns.

Zoom-Nikkor 28-45mm f/4.5, modified Z6.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 05, 2020, 18:00:27
sketch
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on May 06, 2020, 10:10:25
Being stuck at home for me means meetings are all online. I tried an old webcam I had in a drawer, but the tiny lens meant my whole mess was in focus. So this weekend I set up the Z6 as a webcam with the venerable Nikkor S.C Auto 50mm f/1.4 making sure my background is an incomprehensible blur. Have gotten positive comments at all my meetings today.

I experimented with:
24-70 f/4 - too much DOF,
85mm f/1.8 - too long,
50mm f/1.8 G - noisy autofocus + autofocused on what I didn't want people to see when I moved out of the chair,
35mm f/1.4 - too short,
55mm f/1.2 - too hazy and a bit long,
55mm O - focuses too close.
Hehe that is very cool! Photographers Webcam  ;D ;D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on May 06, 2020, 10:12:46
Congratulations Frank! I look forward to this  ;D I'm sure you will put it to good use like the rest of the gang here.
I must admit I'm missing a Z,,, Excuse cant make up my mind if it's Z6 or Z7 on the list,,,  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 06, 2020, 11:03:36
Congratulations Frank! I look forward to this  ;D I'm sure you will put it to good use like the rest of the gang here.
I must admit I'm missing a Z,,, Excuse cant make up my mind if it's Z6 or Z7 on the list,,,  ::) ::) ::)

my reasoning was that the Z7 is not far enough set apart from my D850 and that I really miss the creamy RAW files from my D600. 24MP fullframe is a very sweet spot.

I am still desperately waiting for the 1.2/50S
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2020, 13:35:19
Z6 is the right choice if you have a D850, which is my situation as well. Happy Z days Frank!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2020, 13:36:32
May 6

Fresh Red.

Z6 - 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 06, 2020, 14:01:24
Z6 is the right choice if you have a D850, which is my situation as well. Happy Z days Frank!

I also have use love the D500
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 06, 2020, 14:27:52
May 6.  We had a thunderstorm today.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 06, 2020, 17:08:58
Hehe that is very cool! Photographers Webcam  ;D ;D
I'm glad to finally have something usable. With all my work being "from home" there are many times people want to see my face - and that is all I want them to see.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 06, 2020, 17:22:42
This might also fit into the "Boats, trains, no planes" thread....

NEX-5N Monochrome, Voigtländer Scopar 25mm f/4, IR.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2020, 18:10:17
I also have use love the D500

I basically traded the D500 for a Z6, and still hold on to the Df as well. ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 06, 2020, 18:41:50
Before the Nikon Z6-Z7 were launched is was not possible to use the Voigtlander Ultron 50mm f/1.8 to infinity on a Nikon Full Frame camera.

Now it is.  ;)

Z7   -   Voigtlander Color Ultron 50/1.8 (Made in Singapore)   
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 06, 2020, 19:07:16
I basically traded the D500 for a Z6, and still hold on to the Df as well. ;)

the Df I never liked, as the F5 and D5 ... The D3 was a hot love affair but I like the D500 better than all of them. Perfect ergonomics!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 06, 2020, 19:17:45
Congratulations Frank!
Still today I´m in love with the d500 speed. It is a marvel.

    Someone´s window.
   D200 IR with kit lens

 
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 06, 2020, 19:20:19
Congratulations Frank!
Still today I´m in love with the d500 speed. It is a marvel.

    Someone´s window.
   D200 IR with kit lens

 

that is a very beautiful photograph!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 06, 2020, 23:44:44
Frank and I are in agreement .... Never underestimate what the old D200 still can do in hands of a talented photographer.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2020, 00:29:53
Thank you  both for the big compliments.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 07, 2020, 14:03:52
May 7

jonge hengst

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

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2020, 14:27:37
May 7.  Iris.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2020, 15:11:44
Good depiction!
Thanks Fons.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2020, 15:13:10
May 7.  Iris.
Lovely. The transparant background works great.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2020, 15:41:44
Agreed. I very much enjoyed the way you took to the subject
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 07, 2020, 15:41:49
May 7.  Iris.

Simple and lovely.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 07, 2020, 16:20:37
May 7

jonge hengst

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

Thanks!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2020, 17:15:21
A warm Spring day

Z7  CV50/1.8 Ultron
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2020, 17:16:40
Lovely. The transparant background works great.

Agreed. I very much enjoyed the way you took to the subject

Simple and lovely.

Thank you, John, Paco and Jack.  I always love the petals of the iris rendered this way.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2020, 17:22:56
A warm Spring day

Z7  CV50/1.8 Ultron

I like the color combination of the lovely purple against the light green and yellow background.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2020, 18:09:00
I like the color combination of the lovely purple against the light green and yellow background.
Thanks. 

The pastel colours and 3d effects of this lens are unique.    ( The lens has an optical 7/6 design and used brand names are Voigtlander, Zeiss Planar and Rollei. The Design is by Albrecht Wilhelm Tronnier for Voigtlander (Zeiss)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2020, 19:44:02
Thanks. 

The pastel colours and 3d effects of this lens are unique.    ( The lens has an optical 7/6 design and used brand names are Voigtlander, Zeiss Planar and Rollei. The Design is by Albrecht Wilhelm Tronnier for Voigtlander (Zeiss)
Yes. And you put it to good use!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2020, 21:14:48
Thanks. 

The pastel colours and 3d effects of this lens are unique.    ( The lens has an optical 7/6 design and used brand names are Voigtlander, Zeiss Planar and Rollei. The Design is by Albrecht Wilhelm Tronnier for Voigtlander (Zeiss)

Thank you for the technical detail.  As an (almost) exclusive standard lens shooter, I feel like trying one myself.  To me, a 50/1.8 (or a 50/2.0)  is "the" most versatile lens.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2020, 22:00:37
Yes. And you put it to good use!
Thanks Paco

Thank you for the technical detail.  As an (almost) exclusive standard lens shooter, I feel like trying one myself.  To me, a 50/1.8 (or a 50/2.0)  is "the" most versatile lens.
I can recommend the lens. Performance is pretty good with charming color and the drawbacks limited, I  must say.  A bit of vignetting and loca when used wide open. Easy to focus, especially on the Z6/7.

Filter size is 49mm, so I used a stepup ring to use a 52mm Sun hood (HN-3)

Finally I can use it (to infinity) on a Nikon ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 07, 2020, 22:58:57
Here is my first Z6 post in this thread
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2020, 00:21:21
They look sooo good Frank

  Light with no light and no light with light  :o

  D500, 70-300mm vr
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 08, 2020, 08:52:44
They look sooo good Frank

The Aspargus is of great quality
The Kit-Lens 4/24-70S is superb
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Mike G on May 08, 2020, 09:06:27
I reckon the 24-70 f.4S suffers by being called a “kit lens” because kit lens infers an inferior quality, when it really isn’t!
This lens deserves better treatment from commentators because to describe it as a mere kit lens is an insult to a super lens!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 08, 2020, 10:21:20
Agree that 24-70/4 is a super lens. No flare even with the sun in the frame!

Yesterday's moon, from my studio window (facing E), passing above house roofs

A couple of branches from a nearby cedar tree almost touch the moon.

Sky yesterday was near perfect, still too few cars to create smog!

Nikon 1V1+FT1+TC14eII+200-500mm @200mm, same FOV as a 756mm lens in FF terms

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2020, 10:42:36
Agree that 24-70/4 is a super lens. No flare even with the sun in the frame!

Yesterday's moon, from my studio window (facing E), passing above house roofs

A couple of branches from a nearby cedar tree almost touch the moon.

Sky yesterday was near perfect, still too few cars to create smog!

Nikon 1V3+FT1+TC14eII+200-500mm @280mm, same FOV as a 1058mm lens in FF terms

Ciao from Massimo

Amazingly dreamy shot, Massimo!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2020, 10:50:47
Dawn of May 8.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 08, 2020, 11:28:16
Amazingly dreamy shot, Massimo!

Thanks, Akira!

I have made a correction to the description, camera was a 1V1, zoom @200mm (280mm accounting for the 1.4 TC), FOV equivalence is 756mm. Found out my error by looking at "useless" EXIF field  -ExifIFD:FocalLengthIn35mmFormat which stated -correctly- 756mm

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: ColinM on May 08, 2020, 11:29:20
I'd like to be welcomed by a morning sky like that Akira
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 08, 2020, 11:59:44
Thanks, Akira!

I have made a correction to the description, camera was a 1V1, zoom @200mm (280mm accounting for the 1.4 TC), FOV equivalence is 756mm. Found out my error by looking at "useless" EXIF field  -ExifIFD:FocalLengthIn35mmFormat which stated -correctly- 756mm

Ciao from Massimo

Ie. 280mm. No more and no less.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 08, 2020, 12:29:32
It's officially spring over in my part of the world and about time to put summer tyres on the car ... I was helped with the task by my local, friendly car mechanic.

The ubiquitous little red car looks different in B/W by the Sony monochrome camera. As no filter was used, the output is blend of visible light and IR. The tiny Voigtländer 25mm f/4 Skopar SC lens is an excellent performer, but would hardly let any UV through. It handles IR with ease though.

Returned home in high spirits only to find an updated weather forecast predicting heavy snowfall the day after tomorrow. Oh well. Summer tyres will stay on car, I  stay put indoors :(
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 08, 2020, 13:52:49
Ie. 280mm. No more and no less.

Please note, the following photo has no artistic interest. It is only used to evaluate the field-of-view of a FF camera compared to a Nikon 1 (2.7 crop factor).

Same point of view, only a little higher (the cedar tree branches have a different position)
Different camera + lens setup: Nikon D600 (FF) + TC20eIII + Nikkor 200-500 @ 378mm (or in the vicinity, as visually accurate as possible).
The infamous EXIF field  -ExifIFD:FocalLengthIn35mmFormat yields 750 mm, only 6mm difference from the above nighttime picture

You can see that the horizontal field of view for a FF camera @750 mm corresponds fo the horizontal FOV for a Nikon 1 @ 280mm, accounting for the 2.7x crop factor.

N.B. I'm not talking DOF, I'm talking FOV.

You could have the same exact vertical framing if I had taken the time (no, I didn't have the time!) to position the second camera EXACTLY as the first, that is a little lower down.

Good enough for me.

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2020, 14:07:04
Yesterday's moon, from my studio window (facing E), passing above house roofs
Nice atmospheric shot of the full moon
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2020, 14:08:12
Dawn of May 8.
A beauty of a Dawn, Akira.  Tempting palette of colours.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 08, 2020, 14:11:20
Nice atmospheric shot of the full moon

Thanks John.

 As you can see from today's daylight picture, an otherwise boring scene can become something at the right moment. I'm lucky that I was alerted by my wife that the moon was saying hello from behind the skyline!

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2020, 17:16:38
As you can see from today's daylight picture, an otherwise boring scene can become something at the right moment. I'm lucky that I was alerted by my wife that the moon was saying hello from behind the skyline!
Photography is painting with light ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2020, 17:17:25
My favorite vegetable: Chard

Z7  CV Ultron  50/1.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 08, 2020, 18:13:20
May 8

Stacks of them

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2020, 18:42:01
May 8

Stacks of them
Nice graphics.  Solar pans?  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 08, 2020, 20:40:35
Worried pigeon

Was brooding one or more eggs in an abandoned vase on my neighour's terrace. My neighbour is away to his home nation Switzerland on account of Covid-19.

I spotted it and it hid under the rim, peeking out at times to see if I was still staring.

I had all the time to fetch a camera and a telephoto lens.

Nikon 1V1, FT1, AFP-DX 70-300mm/4.5-6.3 @ 270mm

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 08, 2020, 20:44:55
Catching first light today with, for the first time since long ago, enough time to take a few pictures before work starts.
Hoping to get some free time to be back here more often.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2020, 21:03:14
I'd like to be welcomed by a morning sky like that Akira

Indeed, I felt I was blessed with the scene.


A beauty of a Dawn, Akira.  Tempting palette of colours.

Thank you, John.  When I opened the window to circulate the air, I found this scene, grabbed the camera and shot it, which I think was well worthwhile.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jacques on May 08, 2020, 21:27:56
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49870921208_9cc079f0c1_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 08, 2020, 21:35:00
Even an invasive species can look really pretty up close !!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 08, 2020, 22:41:42
Gonzalo Sainz Trapaga is a goldsmith, sculptur, painter and a very interesting person & enterpreneur from our quarter. Today I created a series on him for a local paper

Z6 & "kit lens"
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 08, 2020, 22:42:42
May 8

Stacks of them



A wonderful shot, Fons!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 08, 2020, 22:45:05
I reckon the 24-70 f.4S suffers by being called a “kit lens” because kit lens infers an inferior quality, when it really isn’t!
This lens deserves better treatment from commentators because to describe it as a mere kit lens is an insult to a super lens!

Yes, the lens is top notch!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: BW on May 08, 2020, 23:01:21
The little robin makes me forget about doing my chores and chopping next winters fire wood.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 09, 2020, 00:05:43
May 7.  Iris.
I like that iris, Akira
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 09, 2020, 00:07:55
A warm Spring day

Z7  CV50/1.8 Ultron
Lovely depth, John
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 09, 2020, 00:14:41
Yesterday's moon, from my studio window (facing E), passing above house roofs

A couple of branches from a nearby cedar tree almost touch the moon.

Great moon!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2020, 00:16:10
Enjoying the sunset.

  Nikon d300, 80-200mm 2.8 D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 09, 2020, 05:02:11
I like that iris, Akira

Thank you, Bruno!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2020, 06:52:47
Gonzalo Sainz Trapaga is a goldsmith, sculptur, painter and a very interesting person & enterpreneur from our quarter. Today I created a series on him for a local paper

Z6 & "kit lens"
You like the Z6?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2020, 10:10:18
Thank you John and Frank. Steady contributors to the daily ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 09, 2020, 10:25:43
Thank you John and Frank. Steady contributors to the daily ;)
And not forgetting you Fons ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2020, 11:32:47
May 9

lines and structure

Z6 - 105mm f/1.4

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2020, 11:33:27
And not forgetting you Fons ;)

Thanks
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2020, 13:12:03
Lovely depth, John
Thanks Bruno. Yes, fascinating for a 50mm 1.8 lens.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2020, 13:12:43
May 9

lines and structure

Z6 - 105mm f/1.4
Nice colour enhancement for the structure.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2020, 17:17:17
You like the Z6?

The package with the 4/24-70S is neat and easy to carry like a point and shoot but delivers outstanding IQ. So it is the lazy man's always on me camera. Ergonomics is okayish. I wish it would be operable much faster.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2020, 17:19:39
Thank you John and Frank. Steady contributors to the daily ;)

Akira and you belong to the regulars and Birna & Bent and Jack and Keith contribute quite often too.

I am really happy that my spontaneous impulse on 1/1/16 has after a bumpy phase become a well established part of NG
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2020, 17:41:19
Shopping clothes must be addictive...

Z7 Voigt Ultron 50/1.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2020, 18:12:25
Akira and you belong to the regulars and Birna & Bent and Jack and Keith contribute quite often too.

I am really happy that my spontaneous impulse on 1/1/16 has after a bumpy phase become a well established part of NG

One can't be exact that's the thing with naming always forgetting the best horses in the stables. :o
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Gunver Hjarbo on May 09, 2020, 19:27:07
May 9

lines and structure

Z6 - 105mm f/1.4
Very nice, super lines :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2020, 20:38:56
Very nice, super lines :)

Thank you Gunver
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2020, 20:51:52
1.4/35 Ai-S (*2006) on Z6
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 09, 2020, 22:37:10
1.4/35 Ai-S (*2006) on Z6
Nice, is that f1.4?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 09, 2020, 22:45:32
Ruth and I followed a little used path along the River Glåma today which brought us into frequently very dense riparian forests. Some parts were almost impenetrable due to massive windfalls, even were we to carry a chainsaw, thus we had to circumvent the most inaccessible sections. They made for nice photo opportunities though. Here a snapshot with the tiny, elusive and very sharp Voigtländer 85mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar S on the likewise small NEX-5N Monochrome.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2020, 23:27:29
I have been close to home for a long time now and it chages the way I see things. Home stairs.


  D5300 IR, 35-70mm 3.3-4.5
 
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 08:31:27
Nice, is that f1.4?

yes
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 08:32:22
multiple ambivalence
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 09:55:34
Catching first light today with, for the first time since long ago, enough time to take a few pictures before work starts.
Hoping to get some free time to be back here more often.

Albrecht Dürer: "Großes Wiesenstück"
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 10, 2020, 11:49:31
It's snowing today, so will have to contribute another snapshot from yesterday :(

Ruth leads while we navigate our hidden path upstream through an open (!) section of the dense riparian forest. Again, NEX-5N monochrome with the Voigtländer APO-Lantar 85 f/3.5 S. Food for thought this is just 40 km away from the centre of Oslo, capital of Norway. My new neighbourhood to which I relocated only 18 months ago has a lot to offer.

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 13:23:08
it seems quite wild in your area. Is is wild or just nature coming back after humans have given up?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 10, 2020, 13:39:22
Riparian forests that are flooded frequently develop like this. Thus yes, only "nature".
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 13:58:56
Riparian forests that are flooded frequently develop like this. Thus yes, only "nature".

I learned that nature often needs decades or centuries to recoover from destructive human intervention. If it has not seen destructive human intervention or human intervention at all it looks different.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 10, 2020, 14:02:46
This particular river has major run-of-river hydroelectric facilities however those cannot much change the nature-given annual flooding pattern. The regulation measures might lead to a reduced winter flow but magnitude of spring floods cannot be kept under human control.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2020, 14:47:23
It's snowing today, so will have to contribute another snapshot from yesterday :(

Ruth leads while we navigate our hidden path upstream through an open (!) section of the dense riparian forest. Again, NEX-5N monochrome with the Voigtländer APO-Lantar 85 f/3.5 S. Food for thought this is just 40 km away from the centre of Oslo, capital of Norway. My new neighbourhood to which I relocated only 18 months ago has a lot to offer.
  Nice. Is that lens family of the later 90/3.5?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2020, 14:48:25
New Market regulations...

Z7  Voigt 50/1.8 Ultron

Marco Cavina explains the history of the lens here:  (translated from Italian)   https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcocavina.com%2Farticoli_fotografici%2FZeiss_Planar_50mm_story%2F00_pag.htm (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcocavina.com%2Farticoli_fotografici%2FZeiss_Planar_50mm_story%2F00_pag.htm)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 10, 2020, 14:51:54
  Nice. Is that lens family of the later 90/3.5?

As far as I know it was launched around 2001 initially for the Bessa rangefinder cameras, together with a brood of other high-quality, well-made Voigtländer lenses in S (Nikon rangefinder) mount. I have the 21mm f/4, 25mm f/4, 58mm f/1.5, and the 85mm f/3.5 from that series. The Bessa saw a first incarnation in Leica "L" mount (screw 39mm), then the Bessa R2S with Nikon S-mount.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2020, 14:54:59
New Market regulations...

Z7  Voigt 50/1.8 Ultron

Marco Cavina explains the history of the lens here:  (translated from Italian)   https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcocavina.com%2Farticoli_fotografici%2FZeiss_Planar_50mm_story%2F00_pag.htm (https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=it&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marcocavina.com%2Farticoli_fotografici%2FZeiss_Planar_50mm_story%2F00_pag.htm)

this shows the quality of this lens in a great way!!!!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2020, 15:16:39
Mei 10

Last of the warmer days temperatures will drop sharply from tonight on.
Staying home.

D850 - 200mm f/2

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2020, 21:14:40
As far as I know it was launched around 2001 initially for the Bessa rangefinder cameras, together with a brood of other high-quality, well-made Voigtländer lenses in S (Nikon rangefinder) mount. I have the 21mm f/4, 25mm f/4, 58mm f/1.5, and the 85mm f/3.5 from that series. The Bessa saw a first incarnation in Leica "L" mount (screw 39mm), then the Bessa R2S with Nikon S-mount.
Thanks for the explanation, Birna.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2020, 21:15:41
this shows the quality of this lens in a great way!!!!
Thanks Frank.

Mei 10

Last of the warmer days temperatures will drop sharply from tonight on.
Staying home.

D850 - 200mm f/2
Beautiful colours and bokeh.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 10, 2020, 22:53:47
Man with a flower in the park.

  D2X, 35mm 1.8 dx
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: beryllium10 on May 11, 2020, 06:49:39
Here's one that sums up today in Seattle - sunny and 88F (31C).  This seal just lazing in the sunshine at Commodore Park below the Ballard Locks.  Restriction on recreational fishing has just been lifted, and the gulls, herons and seals (in between naps) were hard at it.  Cheers,  John
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 11, 2020, 12:41:30
at the river
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2020, 13:54:21
Thanks Frank.
Beautiful colours and bokeh.

Thanks John
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2020, 13:56:06
May 11

Cold wind.
Foliage

D850 - 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 11, 2020, 17:43:35
May 10, 2020. Evolution of the worried pigeon.

The cleaning lady, alerted by the neighbour, had cleaned the terrace, eliminated the guano and the eggs, but was not smart enough to upturn the vase.
As a result, within hours the pigeon was at it again, less worried than ever...

BTW, the 70-300/4.5-6.3 DX is really a fine little lens! This photo, 1V1 + FT1 + AFP-DX 70-300 @300mm

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2020, 19:36:46
Firethorn blossom

Z7  50/1.8 Voigtlander Ultron
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 11, 2020, 19:57:17
Leafing branch on grey alder. NEX-5N monochrome with 85mm f/3.5 APO-Lanthar S.

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 11, 2020, 19:58:32
May 11, 2020. Infrared scene under the morning sun.

The orchards below the San Luca Sanctuary, and its 5 km porch were lit by morning sun, which selected what to illuminate exactly to my taste (lucky me!)

Nikon D70-IR [with permanent 720nm lo-pass filter replacement] + AFS 18-105mm/3.5-5.6

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 11, 2020, 20:22:51
Firethorn blossom

Z7  50/1.8 Voigtlander Ultron

firethorn blossom answer with Z6 & Nippon Koagu 3.5/55mm
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2020, 20:33:33
firethorn blossom answer with Z6 & Nippon Koagu 3.5/55mm
That's the difference between 1.8 and 3.5 (I assume it's wide open? )  I wanted a soft image ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 11, 2020, 23:55:09
Baby horse chestnut pushing away the dried out flowers

Nikon 1V3 + FT1 + AFS μNikkor 60/2.8

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 12, 2020, 01:49:36
 Saw this Blue-winged Warbler this evening and began to snap away. Probably took 50 shots and one was good. A positive covid moment.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: HNBO on May 12, 2020, 06:52:34
Tom, lovely colors.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 12, 2020, 07:29:06
Saw this Blue-winged Warbler this evening and began to snap away. Probably took 50 shots and one was good. A positive covid moment.

Yes, this is lovely!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 12, 2020, 09:01:10
Saw this Blue-winged Warbler this evening and began to snap away. Probably took 50 shots and one was good. A positive covid moment.
Lovely picture. Nice bird by the way  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 12, 2020, 11:57:54
Baby horse chestnut pushing away the dried out flowers

Nikon 1V3 + FT1 + AFS μNikkor 60/2.8

Ciao from Massimo


phantastic sensual take on that plant. Wonderful
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 12, 2020, 13:22:05
Saw this Blue-winged Warbler this evening and began to snap away. Probably took 50 shots and one was good. A positive covid moment.

   Lovely bird and image!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2020, 15:24:13
May 12

Rosa 'Fritz Nobis' flowering early this year

D850 - 200mm f/2vr

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on May 12, 2020, 15:28:36
Great tit (Parus major) in flight @ 1/8000s, f/5.6, 200mm, ISO 2800. Maybe I should try the same with high speed flash to increase speed and depth of field?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 12, 2020, 16:14:14
Great tit (Parus major) in flight @ 1/8000s, f/5.6, 200mm, ISO 2800. Maybe I should try the same with high speed flash to increase speed and depth of field?
Very nice photo. A bit of blur at the wings only gives the impression of the high speed of the wings, and bird.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 12, 2020, 17:45:01
Thank you Akira, Bent, Paco and HNBO (sorry but couldn't find your name) for your comments. I appreciate them. Stay well!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 12, 2020, 17:50:52
Saw this Blue-winged Warbler this evening and began to snap away. Probably took 50 shots and one was good. A positive covid moment.

almost poetry in pixels
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 12, 2020, 18:02:19
The international famous Jazz Saxophonist Paul van Kemenade in protest against the cuts on Culture in the district of Noord Brabant.

Z6 14-24/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 12, 2020, 18:54:45
flowers
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 12, 2020, 19:19:42
flowers
Nice, and lovely colors.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 12, 2020, 19:59:49
phantastic sensual take on that plant. Wonderful

Thanks, Frank!

This is what "spring" is all about, a fruit springing out of dead and dried flowers (who did their homework...)

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 12, 2020, 22:12:46
Nice, and lovely colors.

I love my garden wild & colorful
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 12, 2020, 23:07:37
On my way to my GP today for blood samples and other tests. I believe this must be an indirect Scottish influence? (hint: Alistair McCall Smith)

(detektivbyrå = Detective Agency)

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 13, 2020, 07:24:25
The international famous Jazz Saxophonist Paul van Kemenade in protest against the cuts on Culture in the district of Noord Brabant.

Z6 14-24/2.8

Very nice shot and conversion!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2020, 07:58:07
Thanks Fons.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2020, 08:15:52
The DKL-Nikon F  adapter arrived. Actually it is a small ring which makes it possible to use the aperture and to mount on the Nikon F.

The Voigtlander Septon 50mm f/2.0  (sold on the Voigtlander Bessamatic)  here on the Z6  (https://lens-db.com/voigtlander-septon-50mm-f2-1959/ (https://lens-db.com/voigtlander-septon-50mm-f2-1959/))

Z7  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 13, 2020, 08:27:06
The Z series apparently sparked a revival of Voigtländers as well ....
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2020, 08:35:05
The Z series apparently sparked a revival of Voigtländers as well ....
Yes, they are looking sexy, don't they?

Especially from the period before the  'Cosina' acquisition
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 13, 2020, 12:23:31
Yesterday I was searching for the minimalistic plant Myosurus minimus (Tiny Mousetail) which, eventually, allowed itself to be discoverable. It belongs to the group of plants botanist lovingly nick-name "belly plants", which is an indication of how they have to be approached when you are a photographer as well ...

Anyway, when I had done the Mousetail, and uttered a lot of foul words over the inadequacies of the Z system for the occasion, I let my eyes take in the surrounding view of grassland infested by the invasive Wintercress Barbarea vulgaris now coming into bloom. The pollinators really love it though, so "invasive" might not be the applicable term in a more holistic and ecological perspective.

Here is a typical view. Z6 with the 24mm f/2 Nikkor which is better than its reputation if you maintain the lens well.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 13, 2020, 13:23:26
Racing type motorcycle air filter after 140.000 Kilometers. Freshly cleaned
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 13, 2020, 13:39:59
Yes, they are looking sexy, don't they?

Especially from the period before the  'Cosina' acquisition

 They do  :D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 13, 2020, 17:51:25
May 13

One moment bright skies then heavy overcast, cold northerly winds, morning frosts.

Df - zf2 35mm f/1,4

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 13, 2020, 19:07:49
May 13

One moment bright skies then heavy overcast, cold northerly winds, morning frosts.

Df - zf2 35mm f/1,4



very cold, yet very green. not good mood weather but I love the springing photosynthesis.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: ColinM on May 13, 2020, 21:43:46
Racing type motorcycle air filter after 140.000 Kilometers. Freshly cleaned

I love the noise in this Frank.
Esp the OOF parts near the top.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 13, 2020, 21:47:07
May 13.  It has been very hot for a couple of days in Tokyo, and Althaea rosea started to bloom.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 13, 2020, 23:41:34
Akira, love this photograph. It has the gossamer effect of a water color and it draws me in and makes me want to look at it again.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2020, 00:04:21
I love the noise in this Frank.
Esp the OOF parts near the top.

the Z6 brings all I did love in the D600 and more. Especially with very old MF glass. A strike of genious of Nikon engineers.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 14, 2020, 01:03:00
May 13, beautiful day.

  Z6, 24-70 f4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on May 14, 2020, 04:39:16
My son's latest "nature find." I think that this skull is from a coyote.

Nikon D4, Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2020, 06:54:25
the Z6 brings all I did love in the D600 and more. Especially with very old MF glass. A strike of genious of Nikon engineers.
We told you  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2020, 06:55:24
May 13.  It has been very hot for a couple of days in Tokyo, and Althaea rosea started to bloom.
Delicate pastels, Akira.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2020, 07:23:18
When I acquired the Angenieux AF 28-70/2.6 I sold the  MF 35-70/2.5-3.3.   That appeared to be a mistake.  The optical quality of the manual focus is much higher especially wide open.

A few months ago I noticed a relatively cheap Angenieux MF 35-70 in the Canon FD mount. A beautiful sample. Had to wait long for the necessary Canon FD- Nikon Z adapter but now I have an exclusive Angenieux in the Z-mount  ;)

On the Z7  70mm wide open.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 14, 2020, 07:59:31
What are mistakes but practical lessons in learning?

Very 'cinematic' mellow rendition of your re-found lens.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 14, 2020, 08:57:55
May 13

One moment bright skies then heavy overcast, cold northerly winds, morning frosts.

Df - zf2 35mm f/1,4
Lovely garden.
Dramatic picture.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2020, 08:58:57
What are mistakes but practical lessons in learning?

Very 'cinematic' mellow rendition of your re-found lens.
Thanks, Birna !
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2020, 12:10:36
Lovely garden.
Dramatic picture.

Thanks Bent!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 14, 2020, 13:17:25
From the green house today.
Nice herb.
Z6 24-70S @25.5mm f8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2020, 13:42:16
From the green house today.
Nice herb.
Z6 24-70S @25.5mm f8

Ramsløg eller Allium ursinum or wild garlic
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 14, 2020, 13:46:00
Finally, after the national lockdown has been eased in some sectors, I was able to go to my hairdresser's again for a hair colour refreshment!!! My mobile strives to deliver acceptable colours under the harsh fluorescent lights though and noise levels are elevated. However so is my joy of getting my hair done again :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2020, 14:01:03
Finally, after the national lockdown has been eased in some sectors, I was able to go to my hairdresser's again for a hair colour refreshment!!! My mobile strives to deliver acceptable colours under the harsh fluorescent lights though and noise levels are elevated. However so is my joy of getting my hair done again :)

Impressive job.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2020, 16:58:08
May 14

Aquilegia vulgaris

Z6 - 135mm f/2K

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2020, 17:48:44
Phacelia in the high grass & wind
36-72 f/3.5 reversed on Z6
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2020, 17:50:53
May 14
Aquilegia vulgaris
Z6 - 135mm f/2K

I like the picture, yet the HDR remix seems to do the fine petals no justice in my eyes ...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 14, 2020, 19:19:40
Night flowers (sharper version).
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2020, 20:19:37
I like the picture, yet the HDR remix seems to do the fine petals no justice in my eyes ...

Thanks for the response Frank.
Although i disagree  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 14, 2020, 22:03:24
Thanks for the response Frank.
Although i disagree  ;)

it is a matter of taste
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 15, 2020, 06:59:31
Breakfast during the installation of fiber optics

Z7  Ang 35-70/2.5-3.3
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 08:43:49
it is a matter of taste

Either way not even taste more like a decision, here you have it.

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 15, 2020, 08:44:11
Akira, love this photograph. It has the gossamer effect of a water color and it draws me in and makes me want to look at it again.

Delicate pastels, Akira.

Thank you Tom and John!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 08:44:37
Breakfast during the installation of fiber optics

Z7  Ang 35-70/2.5-3.3

That lens looks good.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: BW on May 15, 2020, 09:16:31
NG should put a ban on photos of flowers ;) This year it seems like the flowers is at least a season away. What else is normal this year?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: BW on May 15, 2020, 09:20:47
Phacelia in the high grass & wind
36-72 f/3.5 reversed on Z6

Thank you for reminding me to take the reversal ring and that lens for a spin :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 09:22:07
NG should put a ban on photos of flowers ;) This year it seems like the flowers is at least a season away. What else is normal this year?

Ah snow () love it we had none this year ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 15, 2020, 14:47:54
Either way not even taste more like a decision, here you have it.

Very beautiful and subtle!!!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 15, 2020, 14:48:41
my entry for today ... did I post this already???
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 16:25:25
my entry for today ... did I post this already???

Maybe last year? ;D Tomatoes flowering early mine not yet, had to rescue them from the frost.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 15, 2020, 17:16:21
my entry for today ... did I post this already???

Frank, you posted the same in the Adapter thread :(
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 15, 2020, 17:41:19
Lest I would forget my efforts earlier this week, here is the Tiny Mousetail Myosurus minimus in all its 25mm tall glory. I surmise only botanists at heart can truly love the encounter with this kind of species? The Mousetail shared its habitat with the likewise small grass Poa irrigata.

Z6 with Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 lens, around 0.7X. It would have been much easier to haul out the trusty Df for this capture, but I didn't realise that until it was too late. A lesson learned that the newest not always is the optimal approach to a problem.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 19:37:26
Lest I would forget my efforts earlier this week, here is the Tiny Mousetail Myosurus minimus in all its 25mm tall glory. I surmise only botanists at heart can truly love the encounter with this kind of species? The Mousetail shared its habitat with the likewise small grass Poa irrigata.

Z6 with Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 lens, around 0.7X. It would have been much easier to haul out the trusty Df for this capture, but I didn't realise that until it was to late. A lesson learned that the newest not always is the optimal approach to a problem.

Very nice, had to look it up!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2020, 19:39:33
Yesterday's news

Z6 - 135mm f/2
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 15, 2020, 21:28:37
That lens looks good.
Yes. It looks like a better sample than I had before.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 15, 2020, 21:39:08
Yesterday's news

Z6 - 135mm f/2
Lovely
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 16, 2020, 00:17:59
Last rays. This building has them.

   D500, 300mm 2.8 vrII
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 16, 2020, 04:47:35
From my usual vantage point.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2020, 12:26:30
May 16

Follow the signs

Z6 - 24mm f/1.4g



Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 16, 2020, 15:54:57
They never make it easy  ;D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 16, 2020, 17:05:14
Survivor after a period of night frost

Z7  Ang. 35-70/2.5-3.3
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 16, 2020, 17:06:55
May 16

Follow the signs

Z6 - 24mm f/1.4g
Go up  :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: CS on May 16, 2020, 19:24:48
May 16

Follow the signs

Z6 - 24mm f/1.4g

Ahh yes, if you see a fork in the road, take it!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2020, 20:25:40
Thank you fellows,  ;).
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ashlandish on May 17, 2020, 02:09:49
My little sister at a social distance, hunkering down up on her mountain...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2020, 14:21:43
In the 'Margritte' series...

Z7  Ang 35-70
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: mxbianco on May 17, 2020, 14:40:32
Quote from: Birna Rørslett on May 15, 2020, 17:41:19

    Lest I would forget my efforts earlier this week, here is the Tiny Mousetail Myosurus minimus in all its 25mm tall glory. I surmise only botanists at heart can truly love the encounter with this kind of species? The Mousetail shared its habitat with the likewise small grass Poa irrigata.

    Z6 with Voigtländer APO-Lanthar 125mm f/2.5 lens, around 0.7X. It would have been much easier to haul out the trusty Df for this capture, but I didn't realise that until it was too late. A lesson learned that the newest not always is the optimal approach to a problem.

Most people would bluntly stomp over that nice little plant, or even 10 plants at a time if having big boots...

I've never -yet- handled a Df, I'll have to assume it has an extensible LCD?

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 17, 2020, 16:07:11
--
I've never -yet- handled a Df, I'll have to assume it has an extensible LCD?

Ciao from Massimo

No, Df  hasn't that kind of LCD panel. What it has is a superb optical viewfinder that stays on all the time and is bright and easy to focus in the close-up range. And a design that allows better handling than the Z system under some conditions.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 17, 2020, 16:23:57
No, Df  hasn't that kind of LCD panel. What it has is a superb optical viewfinder that stays on all the time and is bright and easy to focus in the close-up range. And a design that allows better handling than the Z system under some conditions.

Birna didn’t mention that you need to get down on your stomach to use it, but that is standard operating procedure so doesn’t need mentioning. 
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 17, 2020, 16:28:30
In the 'Margritte' series...

Z7  Ang 35-70

  You deal with some serious magic here. Love the series!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 17, 2020, 16:30:21
  You deal with some serious magic here. Love the series!

+1
super

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 17, 2020, 16:37:03
Birna didn’t mention that you need to get down on your stomach to use it, but that is standard operating procedure so doesn’t need mentioning.

The fact that this plant affectionately was put in the "belly plant"  class would suffice ... I was not happy with the Z6 under these captures as aspects of the camera behaviour and control layout impeded my work. The 125mm APO-Lanthar balances not well on the Z camera due to the FTZ adapter and that added to the practical issue I experienced.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2020, 18:15:31
Zuiko 1.4/50 (~1984) on Z6
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2020, 18:17:47
May 7.  Iris.

very beautiful
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2020, 18:31:23
In the 'Margritte' series...

Z7  Ang 35-70

Wonderful!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2020, 18:33:13
May 17

on the river Maas

Z6 - 24mm f/1.4
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 17, 2020, 19:06:30
  You deal with some serious magic here. Love the series!
+1
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 17, 2020, 20:10:50
Zuiko 1.4/50 (~1984) on Z6

My father wants to keep his Zuikos. He loves the 2.8/24mm and the 2.8/100mm especially ... I just ordered the 2.8/100mm and the 1.2/55mm and the 2.8/24mm Zuikos ... The 1.4/50mm is a lot of fun already. I guess the 1.2/55mm cound be even lovelier
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 17, 2020, 23:08:45
very beautiful

Thank you, Frank!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2020, 00:05:19
May 17

on the river Maas

Z6 - 24mm f/1.4

   Love this shot Fons. What characters! Color palette, depth and context, the fence, the expressions! jijijiji. Ole
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2020, 00:06:32
Walking in the morning.

  Z6, 24-70 f4s fully open at 50mm or so it says in the exif.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 18, 2020, 07:36:02
Thank you all.

Nice sheep, Fons :)  Long haired too.

Rusty fence, Paco?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2020, 07:57:33
Not rusty, just fence. The color of the soil behind is close to "rusty red" :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 18, 2020, 10:02:55
Walking in the morning.

  Z6, 24-70 f4s fully open at 50mm or so it says in the exif.
Paco, Paco, Paco!
Besides your photographic eye, it also looks like the “kit lens” has a very good quality image wise.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2020, 10:11:30
Thanks Bent! Walking more in nature currently and it is very addictive.

  The 24-70 f4S is sharp and very convenient size, focal length and close focus. I use it a lot for pictures and even more for video but...so far we are just very good friends  :D

   
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 18, 2020, 19:54:50
Pottery from 1960, Birch-design

With Sanseveria

Z6  55/1.8 Asahi Super-Takumar
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2020, 20:18:30
patterns

Z6 - 24mm f/1,4

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2020, 01:02:07
Walking in the morning.

  Z6, 24-70 f4s fully open at 50mm or so it says in the exif.

that lens is gorgeous
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2020, 01:03:25
Pottery from 1960, Birch-design

With Sanseveria

Z6  55/1.8 Asahi Super-Takumar
very beautiful scene light and take on that
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 19, 2020, 12:16:40
A throw-back to the IR world of Kodak HIE film so many many decades ago, but now done in the digital domain with the NeX-5N Monochrome and a Voigtländer 25mm f/4 lens, filter is B+W 093 (Wratten 87C equivalent).

A quick test shot from my porch to evaluate whether the 25 CV would perform passably. It did.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2020, 18:38:49
very beautiful scene light and take on that
Thanks Frank.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2020, 18:40:59
Competition between schools in these 'Corona-days' Who made the most beautiful Flag.? 

Fifty flags on  the main square in Tilburg, the Heuvel.  Saint Joseph church in the background

Z6  Yashinon 50mm f/1.7  (M42-lens)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2020, 19:16:07
I planted three rows of potatoes, nine different species yesterday and today...
Z6 & 1.4/50mm Zuiko OM (ca. 1984)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2020, 19:55:14
Thank you all.

Nice sheep, Fons :)  Long haired too.

Rusty fence, Paco?
   Love this shot Fons. What characters! Color palette, depth and context, the fence, the expressions! jijijiji. Ole

Thank you fellows i think the sheep are of the skudde breed and more likely drents heideschaap, females.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2020, 19:57:12
May 19

Iris

Z6 - 35mm f/1.8S

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 19, 2020, 20:41:30
May 19

Iris

Z6 - 35mm f/1.8S



very beautiful
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2020, 08:40:12
I planted three rows of potatoes, nine different species yesterday and today...
Z6 & 1.4/50mm Zuiko OM (ca. 1984)

What do you do when the the weather turns, tomatoes dont like cold and wet.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2020, 08:42:15
May 20

Rosa hybr. a beautiful sprawl of scented pink this year.

D850 - 60mm f/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2020, 11:29:12
What do you do when the the weather turns, tomatoes dont like cold and wet.

it is extremely warm  in that spot ... loads of sun. Plus the tomatoes are in a wind protected part...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2020, 12:02:05
May 20

Rosa hybr. a beautiful sprawl of scented pink this year.

D850 - 60mm f/2.8


lovely wildish rose bush!!!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 20, 2020, 14:26:35
May 20

Rosa hybr. a beautiful sprawl of scented pink this year.

D850 - 60mm f/2.8

This is indeed lovely!  The color is pleasant, too!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2020, 14:30:04
the OM Zuiko 2.8/100mm arrived and I took a few shots. Beautiful rendering!!!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 20, 2020, 17:33:20
The fields of Tilburg used to be full with Oats. That inspired an artist to make a tree with oat florets

Z6   50/1.8 Voigtlander Color Ultron
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 21, 2020, 00:08:31
I've begun investigating possible Duckweed localities in my  district. This in preparation for a full-scale botanical study later this summer.

On my way to a promising site today (which turned out to be not only promising, but exciting as far as Duckweeds go), I took time to make a photo of one of the larger ancient burial mounds of which there are quite a number in this region. This is from early Iron Age and around 2.500 years old. Infrared with the 25mm CV f/4 Skopar on the NEX-5N monochrome. There must have been a lot of temptations to raze the mound and till it for agriculture over the millennia since it was created. However, it is still unmarked by the time passages and today serves as a reminder not to forget our cultural past.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 21, 2020, 03:07:19
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning soon after dawn. By simply turning his head, this little bird allows his brilliant gorget to catch the light, in hopes of attracting his mate.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2020, 08:02:08
May 21

Poppy ascending, good morning.

D850 - Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2020, 09:30:31
May 21

Poppy ascending, good morning.

D850 - Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5
Very nice indeed, beautiful rendering and light.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2020, 10:00:29
More shops open now...

Z6 Voigt 50/1.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: ColinM on May 21, 2020, 11:11:51
Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird this morning soon after dawn.
Good timing Tom
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2020, 13:04:02
Very nice indeed, beautiful rendering and light.

Thank you Bent
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2020, 15:32:17
A rare sight these days
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 21, 2020, 18:02:09

Good timing Tom

Thanks Colin. I was up feeding my dog and lo and behold, this little fellow was putting on a show. Lucky me! Tom
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 21, 2020, 19:42:35
Walk around my block.

  Nikon Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2020, 21:09:11
Walk around my block.

  Nikon Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais
nice one Paco
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2020, 21:21:49
nice one Paco
+1
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 21, 2020, 22:57:37
The fields of Tilburg used to be full with Oats. That inspired an artist to make a tree with oat florets

Z6   50/1.8 Voigtlander Color Ultron
This color ultron is very nice  and the Zuiko’s too!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 21, 2020, 23:04:48
Thank you guys. It was a productive walk  :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 21, 2020, 23:11:40
Very nice photos in this thread indeed!
Here is my Helios 58/2 on D750, I love this swirly bokeh
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Luc on May 21, 2020, 23:13:53
Today was too warm (at least for me in my current corona mood) to venture outside and seek interesting subjects. So the garden it is :)

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor 70-200mm f4

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49920225608_75b8cb6b4d_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Imagelover on May 21, 2020, 23:15:57
Yesterday evening seen just from outside of my kitchen window. Nikon Df and Nikkor 58mm f1.4.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2020, 23:35:04
Yesterday evening seen just from outside of my kitchen window. Nikon Df and Nikkor 58mm f1.4.
Nice :) Lovely colors.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 22, 2020, 00:37:56
Lovely colors and view from your kitchen! Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2020, 08:15:00
Yesterday evening seen just from outside of my kitchen window. Nikon Df and Nikkor 58mm f1.4.
What a great view !  Stunning colours
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2020, 08:16:14
Ideal weather  - a little wind, sunny and 25 degrees..

D800E  Voigt 90/3.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 22, 2020, 09:45:59
May 22

local resident

D850 - Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 22, 2020, 10:32:54
A new shell set ... always dreamt of a "Gretsch Studio Series", terrific look & sound
Oly OM Zuiko 2.8/100mm from the 1980ies, Z6 from the 20teenies
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Alaun on May 22, 2020, 13:35:12
More shops open now...

Z6 Voigt 50/1.8

Kind of funny, the three torso next the three barrels ... :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Alaun on May 22, 2020, 13:38:28
In the park

500PF & D850

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 22, 2020, 17:03:57
Clear skies.

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais, big crop
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2020, 17:13:50
Kind of funny, the three torso next the three barrels ... :)
Thanks, Werner.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2020, 17:14:39
Clear skies.

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais, big crop
Lovely colours and framing.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: pluton on May 22, 2020, 19:16:19
Very nice photos in this thread indeed!
Here is my Helios 58/2 on D750, I love this swirly bokeh
Nice color design here. The charm of the limited palette.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2020, 19:25:34
This color ultron is very nice  and the Zuiko’s too!
Thanks Nasos.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2020, 00:59:54
Riding the light.

 
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on May 23, 2020, 01:22:44
Sunrise apple trees are starting to blossom.

Nikon D4, Nikkor-P.C. 105mm f/2.5 AI.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2020, 08:18:42
Z6 - helios-44-2 preset aperture

pink garden rose

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2020, 08:42:37
Riding the light.

A fine proof of the "timing is everything" concept.

Yet another flower shot.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2020, 09:40:03
Riding the light.

 
Paco, Paco, Paco ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2020, 09:40:48
Z6 - helios-44-2 preset aperture

pink garden rose
Lovely  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2020, 11:37:11
Lovely  ;)

Thank you Bent
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2020, 11:50:09
Thank you for the comments.

   This thread is getting "springy". Love it!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 23, 2020, 16:19:33
Interesting color combination ...

2.8/100mm OM Zuiko (ca 1985) on Z6 (2019)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 23, 2020, 16:41:23
Acacia

D800E  Voigt Apo 90/3.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 23, 2020, 21:05:14
My daughter and I escaped to the near by sierra

Conditions were ideal, no moon, clear sky, low humidity, and nice cool 7°C, very welcome after we have been having 33°..35° days

The milky way was plainly visible even when just getting out of the car, with our eyes not yet used to darkness.

15 sec iso 6400 fuji x-t3 f3.5 @ 24mm
I intended to take the 20mm f1.8 lens and at 4:30am picked up the 24-85afs by mistake , still it worked quite well and it is easier to focus
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Matthew Currie on May 23, 2020, 22:51:05
The lilacs are starting to bloom and the hummingbird moths are back.  I love their tails! (D7100, 70-300 4-5.6 AFP, cropped a bit)

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2020, 09:44:59
My daughter and I escaped to the near by sierra

Conditions were ideal, no moon, clear sky, low humidity, and nice cool 7°C, very welcome after we have been having 33°..35° days

The milky way was plainly visible even when just getting out of the car, with our eyes not yet used to darkness.

15 sec iso 6400 fuji x-t3 f3.5 @ 24mm
I intended to take the 20mm f1.8 lens and at 4:30am picked up the 24-85afs by mistake , still it worked quite well and it is easier to focus

Splendid image Armando!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2020, 11:56:17
Paeonia

D850 - voigtländer 90mm f/3.5 diopter

handheld, some wind, iso 220, 1/100 @f3.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2020, 12:13:37
The lilacs are starting to bloom and the hummingbird moths are back.  I love their tails! (D7100, 70-300 4-5.6 AFP, cropped a bit)



phantastic shot of the "Taubenschwänzchen" ... extremely fast little flyers with the ability to also fly Kolibri style (Hummingbird)
https://dict.leo.org/englisch-deutsch/Taubenschw%C3%A4nzchen
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2020, 12:40:05
The OM Zuiko 1.2/55mm allows for absolutely magic shots ...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2020, 12:43:02
The OM Zuiko 1.2/55mm allows for absolutely magic shots ...

Underexposed, Lol :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2020, 12:48:22
Underexposed, Lol :)

if you say so....
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 24, 2020, 17:51:21
Had a chance to get back into our construction site and get a few photos. This is from the upper level looking across the building. Construction workers were back on site as of last week, but most people are still at home.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: CS on May 24, 2020, 18:11:23
Love that shot, Jack, so much to see!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2020, 20:19:36
Entertaining...

Z6  Voigt 50/1.8 Color Ultron
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2020, 00:01:46
Entry for 24 May 2020
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: pluton on May 25, 2020, 03:13:41
Entry for 24 May 2020
Nice one, Frank. Soft effect is well used.  One of the Zuiko lenses?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 25, 2020, 04:28:21
Nice one, Frank. Soft effect is well used.  One of the Zuiko lenses?

1.2/55 @f/1.2
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on May 25, 2020, 05:19:11
Spin! Spin! Spin!

Nikon D4, 105mm f/2.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2020, 11:00:56
May 25

Alstroemeria, Peruvian lilly

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2020, 19:35:50
Spin! Spin! Spin!

Nikon D4, 105mm f/2.5
Great image, the action, the colours.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2020, 19:36:27
In answer to Frank  :)

Z7 Ang 35-70/2.5-3.3
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2020, 12:46:50
May 26

Gunnera m.

Not my garden too big

Z6 - 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2020, 15:01:58
oly on z
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 26, 2020, 15:03:24
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 26, 2020, 16:20:58
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu
Very nice image.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 26, 2020, 16:42:00
Paco is rising as the Z6 specialist above any competition ... Kudos, again. Is that 105 with one of my CPUs by the way?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 26, 2020, 16:46:04
Core NG members might have realised I'm not contributing as often as before. The reason is simple: the field season for my aquatic plant project has started, and I'm emersing myself (literally) in the collecting, identification, and photo documentation of all the species on my "to-do" list for 2020.

Some species need to be cultivated as part of the identification process. This applies to most of the various duckweeds. Thus I extend my (limited) skills as an aquatic gardener these days :)

Here are 6 culture jars with collections for last days. There are about 4 species of duckweed involved in them.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2020, 17:24:15
Fresh colours of Spring

Z7  A-35-70
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 26, 2020, 17:24:27
Impressive samples Birna :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 26, 2020, 17:30:20
Inspired by the thread by Zang about the 28mm f3.5 I found my sample, which I have never use because it has a small chip in the front lens, and it did not mount om my DSLR, until I got the Df, and by that time I had forgot about it.
Today I gave it a spin on the Z6 in the garden.
The chip don't seem to give any problems ;)
@f3.5
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 26, 2020, 18:07:15
Paco is rising as the Z6 specialist above any competition ... Kudos, again. Is that 105 with one of my CPUs by the way?

  Thank you both very much. This was one of those rare times: I saw the image days before and came back to find out it was still there after a couple of days.

   Yes Birna, it is one of your cpu units. Put in place by Erik himself along with the 28mm f2. They both work flawlessly. I also have a chipped rodenstock 95mm1.4 I bought from you and the rodenstock 100mm 1.6 I chipped with your assistance. I'm spoiled :)

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=3867.msg65613#msg65613
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 26, 2020, 19:47:33
Not spoiled, chosen. Since the CPU project, unfortunately, has come to an end.

I'm very pleased that some of those CPU-enhanced lenses have found a safe and useful endpoint in your hands.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2020, 20:36:01
in my garden just now
Ai-S Nikkor 1.4/35mm at f/1.4 1/200 s
Z6
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: MFloyd on May 26, 2020, 21:11:55
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu

Excellent Paco. Who cares about the 105, or Z6 ?  ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 26, 2020, 22:06:56
 ;)  Thank you.
   
     Birna, I´m very lucky.

    Frank, isn´t it wonderful to use the 35mm 1.4 fully open on the Z6? You got some magic there!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: armando_m on May 26, 2020, 22:28:01
Splendid image Armando!
thank you Fons
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Ian Watson on May 26, 2020, 23:33:29
Great image, the action, the colours.

Thank you, John.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2020, 23:57:38
.

    Frank, isn´t it wonderful to use the 35mm 1.4 fully open on the Z6? You got some magic there!

absolutely
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Matthew Currie on May 27, 2020, 00:34:04
It's been an odd year, not just because of the virus, but the weather, and what has or has not grown well.  Some things late, some early, some abundant, some rare.  So when is a weed not a weed?

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 27, 2020, 08:44:33
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu

Paco, now I realize what you meant!  A truly brilliant capture.  Well seen!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2020, 09:28:12
Thank you Akira, much appreciated
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2020, 10:57:43
yesterday evening at dusk:
(1.4/35 Ai-S on Z6)
zoom in to fully savour!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2020, 15:27:52
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu
That's a nice 'Margritte' window, Paco :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2020, 15:47:59
May 27

Daily Poetry

Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2020, 16:08:23
Last rays reflected on the window.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 AI with cpu

lovely colorscape and geometry
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 27, 2020, 16:35:59
One of my duckweed collection sites, which I visited today, is adjacent to a supercharging station for electric city buses. The system certainly packs a lot of power into these high-voltage charging devices. Takes less than 5 minutes (!) I'm told to bring the vehicle up to 80% of full capacity.

NEX-5N Monochrome with 85mm f/3.5 Voigtländer AP-Lanthar.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2020, 18:03:11
Thank you all.

  That´s impressive Birna. 5 min!

 

  On a different note, humans may still be the dirtiest virus
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2020, 18:23:18
Home-bakery and fresh from the oven...

Gluten free and low carb bread with nuts

Z6 50S
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2020, 19:40:07
It's been an odd year, not just because of the virus, but the weather, and what has or has not grown well.  Some things late, some early, some abundant, some rare.  So when is a weed not a weed?

I like this one whereabouts' Matthew
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2020, 19:41:07
Home-bakery and fresh from the oven...

Gluten free and low carb bread with nuts

Z6 50S

Lovely oof rendering, nothing wrong with gluten protein imm
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Matthew Currie on May 27, 2020, 22:03:35
I like this one whereabouts' Matthew
Near Rochester, Vermont. It's just on the East side of the Green Mountains.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2020, 07:25:14
Near Rochester, Vermont. It's just on the East side of the Green Mountains.
Lovely area, Matthew. I Like the combination of the flowers in the landscape.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2020, 07:26:28
Lovely oof rendering, nothing wrong with gluten protein imm
Thanks Fons.  Yes, the 50/1.8S is capable of some nice bokeh and DOF rendering.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2020, 08:53:44
Near Rochester, Vermont. It's just on the East side of the Green Mountains.

That explains the late spring  :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 28, 2020, 12:24:07
One of my overwintering cultures of Lemna turionifera Red Duckweed suddenly lost its growth advantage over its accompanying floating liverwort Riccia fluitans. Within a week, the Riccia had surpassed the duckweed and now aims for [micro]cosmic dominance.

Z7, AFD Micro-nikkor 60mm f/2.8, at 1:1.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2020, 14:19:03
One of my overwintering cultures of Lemna turionifera Red Duckweed suddenly lost its growth advantage over its accompanying floating liverwort Riccia fluitans. Within a week, the Riccia had surpassed the duckweed and now aims for [micro]cosmic dominance.

Z7, AFD Micro-nikkor 60mm f/2.8, at 1:1.
Interesting and very special colours and form.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2020, 14:22:32
One of my overwintering cultures of Lemna turionifera Red Duckweed suddenly lost its growth advantage over its accompanying floating liverwort Riccia fluitans. Within a week, the Riccia had surpassed the duckweed and now aims for [micro]cosmic dominance.

Z7, AFD Micro-nikkor 60mm f/2.8, at 1:1.

Your Z7 should be excited!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2020, 14:23:14
It was hot but dry today.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: ColinM on May 28, 2020, 15:19:30
Within a week, the Riccia had surpassed the duckweed and now aims for [micro]cosmic dominance.

Lovely form and detail Birna
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2020, 18:47:37
No flowers (blossom) any more in the Firethorn.  But inside the Firethorn bush, some hidden flowers can be found...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 28, 2020, 19:53:24
No flowers (blossom) any more in the Firethorn.  But inside the Firethorn bush, some hidden flowers can be found...

Very fine John.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2020, 20:57:36
May 28

Euphorbia

D850 - 28mm f/1.8g
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 28, 2020, 23:41:35
May 28

Euphorbia

D850 - 28mm f/1.8g
You have captured a sense of a floating world that I like very much.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Zang on May 29, 2020, 00:00:10
May 1

Three musketeers and d 'Artagnan

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S

Are they in a aquarium :D
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Zang on May 29, 2020, 00:02:13
It was hot but dry today.

Beautiful flowers Akira. What's their name? I think we had similar ones (not exactly same) back in 80s.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2020, 00:27:56
John and Fons, you both got to create ethereal nature.

  Urban lines and colors
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 29, 2020, 02:49:27
Beautiful flowers Akira. What's their name? I think we had similar ones (not exactly same) back in 80s.

Thank you, Zang!  This is hollyhock (Alcea rosea).
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 29, 2020, 13:13:08
Being in Duckweed Shooting Mode is a challenge, but of course there is little need of ever leaving my home and another pot of coffee brewing :)

I've been documenting a peculiar feature of Lemna japonica Japanese Duckweed the last day(s), and found I needed to make my focusing stack in a slanted angle. This in order to capture the sequence of papules (small pustules or papillae) along the median nerve on the dorsal side. They are very small and tend to blend in with the frond surface unless one lights them very carefully. Even then, the task was much tougher than I had expected and I'm still not completely satisfied with the outcome, so keep on trying more.

Here anyway is the current setup on my kitchen table, comprising the Z7, Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens (CPU enhanced), Heim fibre optics, Stackshot rail, and all bolted onto one of my old faithful and rock sturdy Nikon Multiphot stands.Magnification is 5X and next step might be going up to 10X with the Mitutoyo 10X objective. However the last rig is physically longer thus inherently more unstable in an orientation off normal, plus the Mitutoyo is more prone to flaring when lighting is tricky.

A snapshot with the 85mm f/3.5 Voigtländer APO-Lanthar on the NEX-5N Monochrome.

More coffee awaits the intrepid photographer :(
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2020, 15:59:23
plant id please...
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2020, 16:16:57
May be a Clematis vitalba, Gewöhnliche Waldrebe.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2020, 16:18:53
You have captured a sense of a floating world that I like very much.

Thank you Tom.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2020, 16:19:38
Are they in a aquarium :D

No ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2020, 16:20:51
John and Fons, you both got to create ethereal nature.

  Urban lines and colors

Thank you Paco
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2020, 17:09:34
Very fine John.
Thanks, Tom.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2020, 17:10:11
John and Fons, you both got to create ethereal nature.

  Urban lines and colors
Thanks Paco.  That's a fine urban grid.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2020, 18:38:37
Z7  Micro Nikkor AF-S  60mm f/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2020, 18:50:41
Being in Duckweed Shooting Mode is a challenge, but of course there is little need of ever leaving my home and another pot of coffee brewing :)

I've been documenting a peculiar feature of Lemna japonica Japanese Duckweed the last day(s), and found I needed to make my focusing stack in a slanted angle. This in order to capture the sequence of papules (small pustules or papillae) along the median nerve on the dorsal side. They are very small and tend to blend in with the frond surface unless one lights them very carefully. Even then, the task was much tougher than I had expected and I'm still not completely satisfied with the outcome, so keep on trying more.

Here anyway is the current setup on my kitchen table, comprising the Z7, Laowa 25mm f/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens (CPU enhanced), Heim fibre optics, Stackshot rail, and all bolted onto one of my old faithful and rock sturdy Nikon Multiphot stands.Magnification is 5X and next step might be going up to 10X with the Mitutoyo 10X objective. However the last rig is physically longer thus inherently more unstable in an orientation off normal, plus the Mitutoyo is more prone to flaring when lighting is tricky.

A snapshot with the 85mm f/3.5 Voigtländer APO-Lanthar on the NEX-5N Monochrome.

More coffee awaits the intrepid photographer :(

Impressive setup, and interesting research! Good luck!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 29, 2020, 19:27:15
plant id please...

Isn't that a Bryony?
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2020, 19:48:01
Impressive setup, and interesting research! Good luck!
Yes, indeed !

Good luck, Birna.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 29, 2020, 20:00:07
Today, the Blue Impulse, the aerobatic team of Japan Air Self-Defence Force flew over Tokyo to express the appreciation to the people who have confronted COVID-19.  I figured that my place is right below the flight route of the team and decided to try to shoot the flight.

I've had no experience to shoot the fighters in flight and own no dedicated lens for the purpose.  So, I attached my trusty Ai 200/4.0 to Sigma fp, taped the focus ring to the infinity and the aperture ring to f11 so that I wouldn't mess up the setting by being panicked.  I figured and prayed that the team would be well within the DOF of a 200mm lens stopped down to f11, so it was virtually a "pan focus" shooting.  I did realize that the team would be shot always in a backlit situation and set the camera to the A mode and its exposure compensation to +1 stop.

And this is one of the most successful (at least to me) images.  The frame was trimmed roughly to half.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 29, 2020, 20:10:00
The 200 Nikkor rightfully deserved your trust in it :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 29, 2020, 20:16:04
The 200 Nikkor rightfully deserved your trust in it :)
+1
It is a bit tricky to photograph aero planes, but you did well :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 29, 2020, 20:23:53
The 200 Nikkor rightfully deserved your trust in it :)

+1
It is a bit tricky to photograph aero planes, but you did well :)

Thank you, Birna and Bent!  My 200/4.0 has been used with D750, Panasonic GH5, Fuji X-E3/T3 and now Sigma fp and has never disappointed me!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on May 29, 2020, 20:24:49
Cut my lawn for the first time this year. I try to avoid cutting some of the wildflowers that spring up and this daisy is an example of that.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 29, 2020, 23:27:39
Cut my lawn for the first time this year. I try to avoid cutting some of the wildflowers that spring up and this daisy is an example of that.

Tom, this is a delicate and affectionate image.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2020, 23:57:29
Really good job with those planes Akira.

    I´m enjoying a lot my time with the Nikon D2x. I got one for 200€ in an auction on ebay. It has some kirks but the images I find very much to my liking. Here, paired with the 80-200 2.8 ed


Edit, I put 2 images by mistake
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2020, 00:47:58
Really good job with those planes Akira.

    I´m enjoying a lot my time with the Nikon D2x. I got one for 200€ in an auction on ebay. It has some kirks but the images I find very much to my liking. Here, paired with the 80-200 2.8 ed


Thank you, Paco.  It was an exciting experience.  The shutter response of D2X is still top notch even in today's standard, so it suits your shooting style in which the reflex nerve is essential.  Love the image, as always!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2020, 07:04:06
Today, the Blue Impulse, the aerobatic team of Japan Air Self-Defence Force flew over Tokyo to express the appreciation to the people who have confronted COVID-19.  I figured that my place is right below the flight route of the team and decided to try to shoot the flight.

I've had no experience to shoot the fighters in flight and own no dedicated lens for the purpose.  So, I attached my trusty Ai 200/4.0 to Sigma fp, taped the focus ring to the infinity and the aperture ring to f11 so that I wouldn't mess up the setting by being panicked.  I figured and prayed that the team would be well within the DOF of a 200mm lens stopped down to f11, so it was virtually a "pan focus" shooting.  I did realize that the team would be shot always in a backlit situation and set the camera to the A mode and its exposure compensation to +1 stop.

And this is one of the most successful (at least to me) images.  The frame was trimmed roughly to half.
Successful detailed shot.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on May 30, 2020, 09:17:20
Successful detailed shot.

Thank you, John!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Alaun on May 30, 2020, 12:48:19
Isn't that a Bryony?

Yes, a "Zaunrübe"
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 30, 2020, 15:25:05
Really good job with those planes Akira.

    I´m enjoying a lot my time with the Nikon D2x. I got one for 200€ in an auction on ebay. It has some kirks but the images I find very much to my liking. Here, paired with the 80-200 2.8 ed


Edit, I put 2 images by mistake
Paco, Paco, Paco, super image.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on May 30, 2020, 22:10:07
mountain bikers searching for their wifes
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 31, 2020, 08:02:35
Paco, Paco, Paco, super image.

  Thank you Bent. It makes me think of The Stranger Thing's "upside down" :)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on May 31, 2020, 14:11:44
This morning trek took me by a bee farm. I got stung once  ;D

   Z6, 105mm 2.5 ai, cpu enabled
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2020, 18:14:41
Sunny Sunday

Z6  ED 180/2.8
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 01, 2020, 00:47:48
Sunny Sunday

Z6  ED 180/2.8

superb every thing !!!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on June 01, 2020, 00:49:12
I took so many. No uploads.

Now.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: golunvolo on June 01, 2020, 01:15:10
What a beautiful color and shapes composition, John. Action and attitude spot on too. That combination of lens-camera since to work excellent.

  Lonely.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 with Birna´s CPU
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on June 01, 2020, 02:46:34
What a beautiful color and shapes composition, John. Action and attitude spot on too. That combination of lens-camera since to work excellent.

  Lonely.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 with Birna´s CPU

Lovely, beautiful and true!
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on June 01, 2020, 02:50:55
Blue Flag Iris from my car using the half-raised window as a tripod of sorts, very convenient and easy.
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: John Geerts on June 01, 2020, 07:22:20
Thanks Frank and Paco
What a beautiful color and shapes composition, John. Action and attitude spot on too. That combination of lens-camera since to work excellent.
Yes, great lens, but forget it a bit, because the  Voigtlander APO LAnthar 180/4 is better (lac of Chroma), and works great on the Z's because of the focus-zoom. The 180ED works great too ;)
Title: Re: May 2020
Post by: Akira on June 01, 2020, 11:45:03
What a beautiful color and shapes composition, John. Action and attitude spot on too. That combination of lens-camera since to work excellent.

  Lonely.

  Z6, 105mm 2.5 with Birna´s CPU

Oh, this is a lovely simplistic image!