Nikon Manual Focus Glass - Part III

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Moony16, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
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  2. bebitzul

    bebitzul

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    Dec 17, 2010
    Near Bucharest
    A very rusty situation, JT !
    Yesterday I made my entrance in the FujiLand, acquiring an ''old'' X-E2 (4.01 firmware) .
    Here is a set of photos taken along with my trusty Nikkor 105 f2.5 AI :
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  3. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    Nice detail, little or no distortion.
    Always like your images with this lens, JT!

    Really like these, bebitzul!
    I definitely need to find an opportunity to use mine again :)
     
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  4. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
    Thanks Bart!
     
  5. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
  6. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator Administrator

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    Feb 25, 2017
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Amin
    Very nice, love those New England colors.
     
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  7. bebitzul

    bebitzul

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    Dec 17, 2010
    Near Bucharest
    Thanks for liking my photos, Bart, Ray, Brian and JT .
    JT, what can I tell about manual focusing with X-E2 : is a work in progress, I struggle to find the best option of focus peaking regarding the colour to use . I think the '' high white '' is the solution .
     
  8. Joanna in High Key
    Another forgotten picture re-discovered while searching out images for another photo essay.
    This photo of our daughter was shot in 1986 after I read an article on high key portraits in a magazine (Pop Photo?/ Modern Photography?/ Petersen's Photographic?) and decided to try my hand. Set up in our living room with two flashes, a bunch of reflectors and a projector screen as the background, I was quite pleased with the result.
    motorized Nikon FE-2
    Nikkor 105 2.5 AI manual focus
    Kodachrome 64
    probably f4 @ 1/250th
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  9. Bart

    Bart

    Sep 20, 2009
    I would be really pleased with this result as well.
    A beautiful portrait, Robert!
     
  10. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
    Well, I too struggled with the same thing--however, I eventually realized, for me, it's best to shut off the focus peaking and look for a good line a high magnification. I almost gave up on the body, but eventually I discerned a way to nail focus, even better than I can with my D700--practice, practice--practice. I do agree, if you are using focus peaking, white is the most functional color. Good luck. BTW, from what I've heard, the XE-2 is better for focusing than the XE-1--so you can easily do it. jt
     
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  11. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
    Yes Robert--the added work you put into the lighting really shows here--beautiful picture. jt
     
  12. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
    Thanks Amin! jt
     
  13. jt.,
    Thanks for the kind words.
    Robert
     
  14. Judy B. in Kensington
    Recently re-discovered in my slide collection while preparing a photo essay on our kids and their friends when they were younger.
    Probably taken in Kensington Market (the telephone pole is the clue), this is another shot of our good friends oldest daughter Judy, a life-long friend of our Son and his wife.
    motorized Nikon FE-2
    Nikkor 105 2.5 AI manual focus
    Ektachrome 100 ISO colour slide
    probably 2.8 @ 1/500th
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  15. ^^Such a wonderful mood; great feel. None of the "snap, crackle and pop" of modern digital capture! Nostalgia at its best! Thank you.
     
  16. Thanks Nick.
    Its film. I love film.
    If I wanted "snap, crackle and pop", I'd have a bowl of Rice Krispies.
    Robert
     
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  17. Moony16

    Moony16

    May 7, 2011
    New England
    Agreed--love the splendid mood. I shot a lot of film, but love everything digital has brought to photography. jt
     
  18. Yeah, I loved film, and still do; but, alas, the cool-aid got to me. I still spend lots of time going over my 1000s of slides. So those of you who still practice the ancient art of film are to be commended and followed :)
     
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