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Bjørn Solberg

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2022, 12:43:44 »
Nikkor ED 180/2.8

Jack Dahlgren

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2022, 16:28:01 »
California poppy - Eschscholzia californica. This is the state flower of California and while normally found wild it is becoming more common in residential landscapes as people increasingly turn to gardens of native plants which need no watering.

John Geerts

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2022, 18:53:57 »
Not sure what is meant here ;)


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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2022, 21:45:18 »
Not sure what is meant here ;)

Don't worry John, it's just a test target to test lenses  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #34 on: April 05, 2022, 00:58:26 »
Rehearsing for the upcoming "Holy Week", La Viña neighborhood, Cádiz

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2022, 09:52:47 »
Tree

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2022, 12:29:34 »
Still suffering from Covid-induced "brain fog" andf lack of energy. In order to combat the collateral side effects of the virus, I'm fixing up gear combinations for the upcoming season.

The old non-retrofocus Fisheye-Nikkors always were troublesome on the DSLRs due to the general issue of mounting them with the mirror raised and focusing was wellnigh impossible. With the Z system there are no such issues and adapting these lenses is very simple and straight-forward.

The setup comprises a K3 ring (female bayonet, in front), a 52-42mm step ring, a short (17-31mm type) focusing helicoid, and a flat M42-z adapter at the rear. Takes a minute to join the pieces together and then just mount your ancient and venerable Fisheye and go fishing!!!

Depicted below are the 10mm f/5.6 OP-Fisheye-Nikkor and the 7.5mm f/5.6 Fisheye-Nikkor on my Z9. I shot the motif with the Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 on the Zfc and noticed in passing that the Viltrox doesn't like close-focusing as this increases the normally very low level of chromatic errors to a significant and visible amount (most of which removed here of course). Thus, next time I grab another lens for such documentation.

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2022, 18:20:52 »

Depicted below are the 10mm f/5.6 OP-Fisheye-Nikkor and the 7.5mm f/5.6 Fisheye-Nikkor on my Z9.

Have been thinking of getting a wider fisheye than my 16mm. How would you recommend these two - and also the 8mm f/2.8?

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2022, 18:21:29 »
Birna, I wonder why you just don't use an FTZ adapter to use the F-mount fisheyes on the Z body?  Am I missing something?
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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2022, 18:46:04 »
Don't worry John, it's just a test target to test lenses  ;D ;D ;D
hahaha.  Luckily I used the bike for transportation  ;)

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2022, 19:59:48 »
Birna, I wonder why you just don't use an FTZ adapter to use the F-mount fisheyes on the Z body?  Am I missing something?

These fisheyes were designed as fix-focus. Now I can focus to infinity or as close as the front element.

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2022, 20:02:39 »
Jack, the 8/2.8 being a retrofocus design is much bigger and heavier. In terms of sharpness, the f/2.8 is probably somewhat better, but the smaller lenses are much more versatile due to their less impressive size.

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2022, 00:05:31 »
What a sexy set-up Birna.

 Fons, that image is to get lost inside. Love the detail

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2022, 00:06:55 »
Today it was rainy and sunny by turns. Light playing in every corner  :)

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Re: April 2022 - change of rules
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2022, 04:14:41 »
A male American Goldfinch. The patches of yellow are the beginning of a completely yellow body and head save for a black cap. For now, he looks a little scruffy. In a month, this bird will shine with a sulfurous hue.

Z9, 500 PF plus 1.4 teleconverter (III). f/8, 640 iso, 1/200, handheld, uncropped, AF-C single point, shot from my upstairs window from about 12–15 feet away.

This hardware combination is stellar. I can't wait for the migration season to get into full swing late this month. Hopefully some exotics will pass through my yard so I can capture them!