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Thread opens for writing June 1st. Concurrently, the May thread will be closed.


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Re: !DAILY UPDATES! June. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2016, 12:59:49 »
June 1st 2016  A grey day

Overcast, little colour.

On the market. One of these doubtful moments whether colour or Black and White is more suitable.  The B&W seems to give more expression.






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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2016, 13:35:18 »
June 1 2016

Same shrubrose R.x 'Constance Spry'



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Re: !DAILY UPDATES! June. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2016, 17:46:15 »
The roses look so beautiful in the wet. Colors and smell overwhelming!

beautiful capture, Fons
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2016, 18:14:39 »
thank you Frank

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Re: !DAILY UPDATES! June. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2016, 18:25:12 »
Doomingly grey day in Tokyo.  D750, AF-S24/1.8G.
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Re: !DAILY UPDATES! June. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2016, 19:37:56 »
Yesterday UPS left something on my doorstep.

I proudly present:

My first camera, with motordrive, and my very first zoom lens.



This, along with a Nikon FM2, a 17mm f3,5 Tokina lens, a 50mm f2 Ai and 55mm f3,5 Ai micro Nikkor formed my complete photography kit for almost 10 years from 1995 to 2005.

I loved the lens, but after buying the 80-200 f2,8 AF-D it did not see much use anymore. Now that my lens kit has grown and I no longer take "just" a 20mm, 55mm and 105mm with me I found the big AF 80-200 to be bigger then I'd like. It just takes up a lot of space that is also occupied by a 16mm Fish-eye Nikkor, the 20, 55, 105 and occasionally the 200mm f4 Nikkor-Q.C or any of the 135mm lenses. Add to that both a digital and an analogue camera and I would either need a bigger bag, or need to scale down in packing size.

So, with that not really in my mind, I started to miss the mechanical perfection of th e80-200 f4 Ai-S recently. I used the Nikon FM on a few trips, and it just didn't feel the same without the zoom, so I decided NOT to look for one on ebay.

After Kristina telling me a hundred times that I really should not look at the 80-200 f4 Ai-S that much on ebay (and that I should stop drooling on one or two occasions) I accidentally made a lowball offer on a lens from a German seller.

Reviewing the offer I thought of 3 things:
-I really miss this lens
-No way is that seller going to accept my offer
-So what do I tell Kristina?

The seller did not flog me. He accepted my offer within minutes, and while I was driving to Kristinas parents. So I did not see that I actually bought the lens until some time later. When I did I instantaniously paid for the lens and told Kristina that a "mishap" had happened and that I had no clue as to the how and why.

I already made some boring test chart shots at my usual working distances to see how this copy performs, and I'm thrilled. This lens could very well become a frequent resident of my camera bag, depending on where I go and how light I want to pack.

What I still want to do is take some real photos with the lens and see how it performs. OoF rendering and such. Sharpness is well up there with the 135mm and 200mm primes I tested it against.

More to follow soon...
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Re: !DAILY UPDATES! June. 366 days: your 2016 in photographs
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 19:45:26 »
dusk: drop dripping
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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2016, 19:49:10 »
John: Yes, color does add nothing much. You could even contemplate to pump contrast more in the BW
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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 19:49:47 »
I really like that dripdropper Frank. Even the noise feels right in place there
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« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2016, 19:55:42 »
Buddy: The noise comes from editing. As you can imagine the original file is a no contrast histogram peak kind of thing.

Genesis:
a) ooc
b) auto contrast
c) RAW development & edit

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« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2016, 20:34:47 »
Yes Frank. I wanted to have it more or less comparable. Usually I make up my mind after a few days.

Interesting story Buddy. Good luck with the camera and with the 80-200/4  !

We have some wateroverloads here....  heavy rains, and more to come.  Floating buckets....

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« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2016, 22:02:52 »
John, this exact camera has served me well ever since 1995 :) The lens is new to me though. Sold off my original one, but I'm glad to have this version back in my kit now. As far as non-CPU data goes, i use it as the 200 f4 already in the list and it works fine
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« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2016, 22:21:48 »
I cannot prove it scientifically but with zooms I get good (perhaps the best) results entering the lowest focal lenght.  35mm/2.5 for the Angenieux zoom, 35/3.5 for the 35-70 ai and 80/4.5  for the 80-200/4.5N. It are unique combinations as well ;)  Combined with the CPU'd 17-35 these are the only zooms in frequent use. 

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« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2016, 23:24:25 »
Hybrid race car prototype
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