Octoberfest 2013 - The Bucket

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Since the Octoberfest Rules specify that only one picture be posted per day, we will want to see what other pictures you are shooting this month.

Here then is a thread called "The Bucket", (formulated last year by David - djh63.) Post as many pictures taken with your Octoberfest lens(es) as you like in this thread, and discuss 'em.
 
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Good idea, Chris. The bucket is always helpful for outtakes.
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It was such bad weather yesterday that Marga lighted the fire for the first time this autumn. Together with a glass of wine it seemed liked a good candidate to get us all in the mood for the coming Fest!

Cheers:

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Lens Practice

Put the 24mm 2.8 and the 200mm 4.0 manuals on the D300 and D7000 last night for some indoor hand-held practice. Since I rarely use these lenses, it took a moment or two to get the cameras reconfigured for manual, manual, manual everything. But once done, the actual picture taking was easy.

Here's my daughter's large aquarium filled with turtles and a few goldfish of which I am temporarily custodian.


The Vivitar 24mm f/2.8:

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Nikon D300, 1/60s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso800

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Nikon D300, 1/60s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso800, cropped horizontally

The Nikkor 200mm f/4:

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Nikon D7000, 1/640s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso5000


The Lenses On-Camera:

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Nikon D5100, 18-105mm VR, 1/20s f/11.0 at 34.0mm iso6400

I'm really stoked for October 1st to roll around.
 
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I'm still undecided, but I'm considering the 60/2.8G Micro in Hardcore mode. Here are some audition shots taken today.

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That would be a good choice Frank - I've done 2 'fests (or maybe it was a fest and another meme) with the earlier version of that lens. It's versatile and has excellent "IQ".
 

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It was such bad weather yesterday that Marga lighted the fire for the first time this autumn. Together with a glass of wine it seemed liked a good candidate to get us all in the mood for the coming Fest!

Cheers:

http://zijlstra.smugmug.com/NikonCa...-2013/i-X4sxjWL/0/X3/20130914_DSC_0569-X3.jpg
The flame colors are downright diabolical Rob. Gato Negro = black cat. Cool.

I have definitely underestimated 28mm all these years. I'm gonna especially follow your work to get schooled on the focal length Les.

Put the 24mm 2.8 and the 200mm 4.0 manuals on the D300 and D7000 last night for some indoor hand-held practice. Since I rarely use these lenses, it took a moment or two to get the cameras reconfigured for manual, manual, manual everything. But once done, the actual picture taking was easy.

Here's my daughter's large aquarium filled with turtles and a few goldfish of which I am temporarily custodian.


The Vivitar 24mm f/2.8:

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/image/152346298/original.jpg
Nikon D300, 1/60s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso800

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/image/152346299/original.jpg
Nikon D300, 1/60s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso800, cropped horizontally

The Nikkor 200mm f/4:

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/image/152347042/original.jpg
Nikon D7000, 1/640s f/4.0 at 200.0mm iso5000


The Lenses On-Camera:

http://www.pbase.com/hflphotos/image/152350930/original.jpg
Nikon D5100, 18-105mm VR, 1/20s f/11.0 at 34.0mm iso6400

I'm really stoked for October 1st to roll around.
I love these Harry - they build a complete world in there. Your month is gonna sing - I just know it!
 
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I've been exploring my 35mm f/2 lenses, of which, I have three. Here are two of them, which I have designated "b" and "c":


b. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/boutline.gif[/imgn]

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c. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/coutline.gif[/imgn]

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I have one more lens, but it only shoots film, so you will need to wait for examples. It looks like this in cross section:


a. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/aoutline.gif[/imgn]​
 
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Amazing start to the bucket guys, sun shinning here today (16th) in the UK, time to take the 300 out for an airing.

Les, looks like your sensor may need a little TLC.

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I've been exploring my 35mm f/2 lenses, of which, I have three.

I have one more lens, but it only shoots film, so you will need to wait for examples. It looks like this in cross section:



Amazing selfs in the mirror, Chris! I'd have expected the formular for alc. on your sweater... :biggrin:​
 
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Oops, I posted in the "ring the bell" thread by accident. I deleted it, and am re-posting in the Bucket.

I'm still undecided, but I'm considering the 60/2.8G Micro in Hardcore mode. Here are some audition shots taken today.

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I've been exploring my 35mm f/2 lenses, of which, I have three. Here are two of them, which I have designated "b" and "c":


b. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/boutline.gif[/imgn]

Close-up, color:
http://101-365.com/memes/bclose.jpg

Portrait in mirror, b&w:
http://101-365.com/memes/bportrait.jpg

c. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/coutline.gif[/imgn]

Close-up, color:
http://101-365.com/memes/cclose.jpg

Selfie in mirror, b&w:
http://101-365.com/memes/cselfie.jpg

I have one more lens, but it only shoots film, so you will need to wait for examples. It looks like this in cross section:


a. [imgn]http://101-365.com/memes/aoutline.gif[/imgn]​
"C" looks a bit sharper to me, Chris. But both look good.

I know you are going to amaze us with your creativity again this year, Chris. Look forward to it!
 

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