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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by mxbianco on Today at 21:18:44 »
Agave victoriae-reginae

This morning one of my plants was receiving a perfect lighting from the morning sun. Light seemed to be coming from inside the plant.

Taken in IR720

Ciao from Massimo
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Thank you all!
Massimo this is Nikon 200-500 5.6E plus TC 20E III on Z50
I was amazed by the performance of the combo I got the same results (not this shot) handheld with AF-A 1/250 sec, F 16 (two stops from lens open) ISO 400
I also made some 4K video  on tripod I can share if interested 8)

Thanks, Nasos!
Here's another one from my backlog, going the opposite direction (focal length-wise) with 8-15mm Fisheye-Nikkor @8mm. Shot taken in the French Alps, not really perfect conditions (I was close to the village and its lights...), but still something nice coming out. Nikon Zz, FX mode, Tripod, ISO 6400 and 25" exposure, f/4. I had to lay down on a mat to avoid getting myself in the picture.

Ciao from Massimo
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Nasos, is that the Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm/11 ?
Very nice three-dimensional look of the craters with light striking at the right angle!

I'll have to give mine another try with the Z7 in DX mode. Should fill the entire frame, and I can use the on-camera vibration reduction, which the 1000 is lacking, and especially the zoomed EVF for accurate focussing.

Thank you all!
Massimo this is Nikon 200-500 5.6E plus TC 20E III on Z50
I was amazed by the performance of the combo I got the same results (not this shot) handheld with AF-A 1/250 sec, F 16 (two stops from lens open) ISO 400
I also made some 4K video  on tripod I can share if interested 8)
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by Fons Baerken on Today at 19:18:47 »
April 20

Z6, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

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Introduce Yourself / Greetings from Tokyo.
« Last post by GraXXoR on Today at 18:43:14 »
Greetings.

I've been fascinated with cameras for as long as I can remember. I have some fuzzy, vague memories of my childhood in the early 70s, of messing around in my uncle's darkroom... Of all the things I remember, it's the smell of the chemicals, the developer, the stopper and the fixing that I remember most... Some weekends, I'd visit and my uncle would have a bunch of B&W film he wanted developing and I'd earn my pocket money hanging up strips of photos. I honestly don't think he needed me to develop them for him, he was probably ten times faster than I was, but maybe he just wanted to give me something to encourage me to learn the skills...

When I was a bit older, he gave me one of, if not his first SLR camera, his Minolta SRT 101 and told me he'd give me three rolls of Ilford a week if I didn't waste them. I can't remember what I used to take, but he kept giving me film, so I guess I wasn't wasting it.
Later on, I remember him swapping it for an Olympus OM-30... as he sold all his minolta gear.

This passion has seen me through highschool and university, always with an SLR at my side until I moved to Japan in the late 90s and picked up my first Nikons, an SP with an epic 5cm 1.1, an F3 with 50 1.2 and very soon after, a F4s which I used until I left the realm of film and manual focus and hit the Nikon D series of cameras, of which I have owned and used a bunch but currently own the D7200, D5 and Df.

Ironically, I have found my most recent acquisition, the Df to be my recent camera of choice and have found myself back in the land of AF screwdrive lenses from yore and even a few MF classics such as the Noct and the 135 2.8.
I'm hoping that I get some real time outside with this gear, since I haven't managed to do much photog work since 'rona raised her ugly mug.

Looking forward to getting to know you all!
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Themes, Portfolio Series, PaW, or PaM / Re: [Theme] The Number 13
« Last post by mxbianco on Today at 17:30:06 »
Yes Massimo! And another mathematical find.

I also have the square & cube version together...

Ciao from Massimo
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A jay taking off

She vas still and caught me by surprise when I was shooting, but I liked the final effect anyway...

Nikon 1V1 + FT1 + 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P DX IF-ED zoom-Nikkor (non-VR) @300mm and 1/30"

Ciao from Massimo
 
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Lens Talk / Re: 300mm f/4.5 ED-IF AI Nikkor on D850...
« Last post by Erik Lund on Today at 16:32:01 »
Yes - Digital Devil  :o
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by Frank Fremerey on Today at 16:22:04 »
April is known to be fickle weather-wise in my country, and this ancient insight was demonstrated yet again when I woke up this morning to a complete white-out and strong wind gusts.

Nikon Df, DC 135mm f/2 wide open
ui ui looks not like going outside was recommendef
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Your Weekly Blog / Re: April 2021
« Last post by Frank Fremerey on Today at 16:20:46 »
Yes I remember the trip we made with Frank behind the wheel :o

That was something. They gave me a way bigger car than I booked and the streets were narrow...
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