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I saw this review that says the Tamron controls flare better and is ahead of the Nikkor in several other metrics. So perhaps the 14-24 nikkor isn't "leagues above the competition" any longer. For the record, I have no personal knowledge with either lens.
An in-camera overlay. Colors are shot with a 35mm f1.4 AIS at 1/4 of a second, and the lights in the tree are with a 100mm Leica APO Makro lens adapted for F-mount.
Christmas Lights by jcAOY, on Flickr
I did mask the dog and handler and then bring the exposure of the rest of the frame down about a stop to make the subjects pop a bit more. I also slightly adjusted the curves, contrast, and saturation.
Thanks for the comments. I enjoy this kind of action shooting.
In this game you get 3 cheese doodles thrown onto the shaving cream covered shower cap. These girls did it in very short order and were on their way.
F6 handled that action without a problem.
Apache Games by jcAOY, on Flickr
Since no one is going to buy it except for collectors, I suspect that in 20-30 years it might be worth some money due to scarcity. Still, my M7 is more my style for film RF work, so I won't be getting one.
Getting some long lens practice while waiting for Spring to arrive.
As a note, the 800mm AIS Nikkor doesn't play well with extension tubes.
Titmouse by jcAOY, on Flickr
uncropped by jcAOY, on Flickr
Still I need the MF practice.
I find that the new program can't open the NEF's generated by my Coolscan 5000. It will open TIFF and jpgs just fine, but not the NEFs. I will miss the control points since that is what I use most.
I have a D700 and have avoided the upgrade to the D800. I don't need huge files like that. I don't need 36 MP, and just storing all of those 14-bit NEF's is a pain. I don't print that big, and I have the glass so that I don't need to crop. I do like high frame rates when I need it. 4 fps...
My second adapter came today. Same as the M adapter, but thicker.
Went a bit crazy and mounted it to a 560mm f4 APO Telyt-R lens. Effective FL of 1512mm f4. Shooting birds at 5.5 meters.
I just wish there was a bit more light, and it was of better quality, but I am experimenting at this...
I spent $20 on a dummy Leica M to Nikon 1 adapter. It is essentially an extension tube with the Nikon 1 bayonet on one end, and the Leica M bayonet on the other. I am using my wife's J1 in manual mode, shooting RAW. There is no meter and MF of course. I actually pulled out my handheld meter...
This is a bit late, but to answer your questions. I suspect that the photos you mention with the TC14C were taken by a person who owns the C version rather than the B version because he also owns the 300 f2. The 14B should work quite well with the 800, although I've never used one with it. I...
I live about a mile from where your sister works. When I had jury duty I would walk home through the river parks. Yeah I have a slight GAS problem but I try to take a good photo every once in awhile. :-) My profile photo was shot all of a quarter mile from the courthouse along the river.
No problem with the image John. I actually live across the river from WB. We went for a weekend away. Lots of snow while we were there. Glad I didn't have to tackle that hill into town coming in or out. We slipped in and out between storms. My Flickr stream has a lot of images from WB and...
The manual cameras from the late 70's onward will work with all AF-D lenses as normal. As long as they have the AI tab they will work perfectly with your F3 and F4. All of the lens you listed are AF or AFD, so will work perfectly fine with your F3. In fact, my first modern Nikon was an FM2n...
I had my FM2n out today. I had to remember to move the film advance lever out to meter and it was odd moving the Shutter dial to change exposures. Fortunately I still use old AIS lenses on my new bodies so changing the aperture on ring wasn't an problem (after I remembered to unlock it)...