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K1W1
11-11-2008, 06:04 PM
I was driving she was shooting. I seen the bikes parked along the road so I slowed down and had her take a pic as we drove by.


That's what we need more automotive shots and less bugs. :D

K1W1
11-11-2008, 06:07 PM
I was told that this was my favourite shot of my favourite bike from Sunday.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3169/3015432450_d2d0cfcbf7_b.jpg

but just between us I prefer a bit of bike porn on the side. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/3014409703_c783b1e47a_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2008, 06:10 PM
Love your formula 1 car cyclone.

I promise this is the last meerkat or lion I post as my POTD at least for a long while.

n9nf
11-11-2008, 06:27 PM
So, i'm in Turkey right now and thought this feline bared a strong resemblance to some of the local older men, so felt the need to capture it :P
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3056/3023151468_23b2fc8dcb_o.jpg

Hey Cyberwlf ... since when Hitler arrived in Turk ? ... :D
Anyways ... It seems that tat Hitler's feline has been sterilised. This is really good.
Nice to see that someone cared for this community cat to get it sterilised ... :D

Tomcat
11-11-2008, 06:39 PM
Was there a bike in that pic'

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2008, 06:51 PM
DPR that's awsome. How far away were you?


Thanks, probably 30 or 40 feet.
With the 100% digital crop that image fills my screen and still looks sharp enough. I'm pretty happy with the 70-300. I just need my short tele now and I'll be a happy camper.

ooverdrive
11-11-2008, 07:29 PM
Dread roberts I love your meerkat....what was he looking at ...food!!

tizeye
11-11-2008, 07:32 PM
Was at a conference over the weekend. Got up early, relaxing by the beach taking multiple sunrise shots framed through sea oats, etc. Then lowered my perspective away from the broad horizon and began concentrating on some of the other components along the shoreline and found this little guy.

ooverdrive
11-11-2008, 07:42 PM
tizeye Great colors and reflection....its beautiful.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-11-2008, 08:22 PM
Dread roberts I love your meerkat....what was he looking at ...food!!

Not unless he eats kids. I think he was watching the crowd.

Beautiful Tizeye.

Can't let Rooz be the only one to shoot wasps. With the heat (35C/102F) today I've now got several nests of these by my backdoor/pool. Kids have layed down the law - "you've got to get rid of them dad."
Uncropped, manual, 1/320 sec, F16, ISO 400, 90mm Tammie.
Holding the SB600 in my left hand against the cam body under the lens. Fix the focus and then moved the cam fore and aft for focus.
Oh and standing on a chair hoping not to fall off or be stung.

Turo
11-11-2008, 09:50 PM
Great shot tizeye, love the warm colors and silhouette.

Very nice DPR, very Rooz-like shot! :D

Rooz
11-11-2008, 11:38 PM
These settings are NOT recommended (by me) if you want a high% of keepers, but the ones you do get are very satisfying.

sensational shot !


Sorry for the filesize but I couldn't resist giving a bigger shot.
Max zoom 300mm and then 50% dig crop.

Yep still F8 (but I did take other shots wider on the day). This lenses VR seams to work really well and I feel perfectly confident at 300mm and 1/100s.

fantastic. (whats the file size apology for ???) i always post at 1000px long end is that bad ? (not that i care or anything...lol:p)



Can't let Rooz be the only one to shoot wasps. With the heat (35C/102F) today I've now got several nests of these by my backdoor/pool. Kids have layed down the law - "you've got to get rid of them dad."
Uncropped, manual, 1/320 sec, F16, ISO 400, 90mm Tammie.
Holding the SB600 in my left hand against the cam body under the lens. Fix the focus and then moved the cam fore and aft for focus.
Oh and standing on a chair hoping not to fall off or be stung.

you're on fire mate !

tizeye
11-12-2008, 03:44 AM
tizeye Great colors and reflection....its beautiful.

Thanks Ooverdrive, DPR, and Turo

Seeing these macro shots soooo makes me want to add to my lens collection. Really like them!

alessy
11-12-2008, 04:49 AM
Some quite amaising photos from everybody...

DPR I noticed that you realy like your 70-300mm Vr and it can be seen on pictures . They are much beter than those with 18-200 mm Vr lense, so keep up the good work....

Like rooz said , you are on fire...

cyclone2
11-12-2008, 01:16 PM
I wanted to post a picture of the day from today.
Shot a few by the river, probably picked the wrong one, but heyho.

D80, 70-300VR @ 300mm
1/125 @ f/5.6 Program Exposure
ISO 720 on Auto
Spot metering -0.3EV
Manual WB on Cloudy.

Shame about the rubbish bin in the BG, but it shows how high the river is!

Tomcat
11-12-2008, 02:19 PM
Tizeye I like the sparkles in the sand.

Cyclone I don't know what that is in the background but I thought it was a boat dock. I didn't even notice it until I read your post. still a good picture.

Rooz & DPR I've been looking at wasp pic's for about 2 weeks and I just realized that they are all upside down. Then I remembered you guy's are on the other side of the world so I guess they are right side up.:D:D
DPR I like the way I has it's front legs up.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-12-2008, 02:46 PM
Ha ha Tomcat.

Cyclone can you say clone job. I like your shot and feather detail it's worth cloning out the bin/dock if you don't like it.

Tomcat
11-12-2008, 03:43 PM
A bridge! Where's it go? What's over there?
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Scenery/DSC_0055.jpg
Check back tomorrow.

VR 18-55mm, ISO 100, 1/125s, f/5.6, Auto mode

Rooz
11-12-2008, 04:56 PM
I wanted to post a picture of the day from today.
Shot a few by the river, probably picked the wrong one, but heyho.

D80, 70-300VR @ 300mm
1/125 @ f/5.6 Program Exposure
ISO 720 on Auto
Spot metering -0.3EV
Manual WB on Cloudy.

Shame about the rubbish bin in the BG, but it shows how high the river is!

nice shot. i didnt notice the bin until you told me. lol

Calico
11-12-2008, 08:09 PM
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w139/puckstop43/sunset3copy.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2008, 02:31 AM
Can't wait till tomorrow to find whats the other side of the bridge!

Here's one where I haven't messed with curves or anything but I enjoyed shooting it. I asked an attractive passing lady (a zoo mum) to hold my flash to cam right:) The bokeh's a bit odd but who cares:)

70-300VR

gsusmaniac
11-13-2008, 05:53 AM
So I walk out my front door and this Sand Hill Crane decided that he didn't want me to leave. So I grabbed some bread and my camera and went to town. He even let me touch his back which was nuts...I could believe the bird was so ballsy!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3032/3025927088_5439f0d5c9_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3185/3025100619_bbdd670676_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3025100453_d0016a1d4d_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-13-2008, 09:12 AM
Love that last feather shot, I'd have never thought of that.

Cyberwlf
11-13-2008, 12:21 PM
Yeah love the idea with the feathers too

Tomcat
11-13-2008, 02:38 PM
I like the close up of the eye.

Well here it is this is what was on the other side of the bridge.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0058.jpg

VR 18-55, ISO 200, 1/40s, f/5.6

domenic
11-13-2008, 10:05 PM
A few randoms ones I have taken recently.

Serioulsy thinking about a Macro for close up work, any suggestions?

CC welcome.

Regards

Dom

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-14-2008, 01:07 AM
Domenic, don't like the cocky much due to the focus.
Really like the scones - my mouths watering and a great beach shot.
Your details show the UK but you seem to be in Aus now:confused:

alessy
11-14-2008, 03:20 AM
I edited my location... Has anybody ever heard for my country ?

Rooz
11-14-2008, 03:41 AM
lol...yes mate.

alessy
11-14-2008, 05:31 AM
I added a link into my location, so if somebody is interesting it can see exactly how does my country look like and where it is...

domenic
11-14-2008, 06:19 AM
Hi there,
Your quite right the focus on the cocky is a bit poor, or as you guys say, " it's shit itself".

Yea the scones tasted good, far better than they look im sure ;)

Your right, I should proberlly change that,as I now live in Cairns... and it's bloody warm up here too... beauiful scenery and lots of wildlife.

Regards

Dom

alessy
11-14-2008, 09:29 AM
Yeah the second cocky is much better. I'd like to see him at side ... It has nice black eyes...

Camerajunkie
11-14-2008, 10:09 AM
I like the close up of the eye.

Well here it is this is what was on the other side of the bridge.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/DSC_0058.jpg

VR 18-55, ISO 200, 1/40s, f/5.6

I had one of those get in my house. Scared the crap outta me. I think he lives in the shed attached to my house (where my water heater is.)

Rooz
11-14-2008, 04:26 PM
'Ol One Eye

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3144/3030167119_4f6d81c59f_o.jpg

Tomcat
11-14-2008, 06:20 PM
Another big cat. He is a Clouded Leapord.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0447.jpg
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D, Iso 400, 1/80s, f/1.8

gsusmaniac
11-14-2008, 08:12 PM
Went to the shuttle launch tonight...and well, WOW! It was my first night launch and I just wanted to take in the beauty. So I opened the shutter and let the camera work while I just watched in AWW...it was spectacular. Nect time I think I will close the shutter up a little more though!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/3030528723_13da4f1ca5_b.jpg

Visual Reality
11-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Another big cat. He is a Clouded Leapord.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/DSC_0447.jpg
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D, Iso 400, 1/80s, f/1.8
Have you thought about adjusting your white balance? This one needs about +500-800 on the warm side in RAW, or +20 in JPEG :)

How's this?

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Misc/DSC_0447.jpg

domenic
11-14-2008, 09:08 PM
It does seem to have a bit of a blue/cold cast to it??

Or is that Just me? Beautiful creature though markings are spectacular though

Dom

tizeye
11-14-2008, 09:08 PM
gsusmaniac - Nice long exposure of the launch. Don't see how you did it as it was quite windy. My camera was shaking on the tripod.
At least the launch lit up the sky, but the moonrise (not uploaded) had notable shake.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-14-2008, 09:14 PM
Wish I lived in Florida:(

domenic
11-14-2008, 09:21 PM
Some shots from cairns zoo

tizeye
11-14-2008, 09:25 PM
Wish I lived in Florida:(

Actually, there was a family from Australia next to me on the dock, and Canada on the other side. Was glad for them that it launched. Was concerned about the wind which created quite a chop on the waterway, and they will scratch launches for things like that.

K1W1
11-14-2008, 09:31 PM
Wish I lived in Florida:(

Nah they have alligators and snakes there. :D:D

domenic
11-14-2008, 09:38 PM
A flower pic of mine


cc please guys

domenic
11-14-2008, 09:40 PM
Oh yea and Americans!!! ;) hehehe

domenic
11-14-2008, 09:44 PM
Guys have been thinking about purchasing a macro lens for doing a bit more close up work an flowers, and other still life type subjects such as insects for example.

Anyone have any experience or suggestion as what to look at? A few months back I was looking at a Sigma APO, HSM lens. Can't remember exactly the specs, but just wondering if anything else has arrived on the market that I should take a look at?

Regards

Dom

Visual Reality
11-14-2008, 09:46 PM
Tamron 90mm or Nikkor 105mm VR.

Fiasco
11-14-2008, 10:11 PM
So long D80, hello D200.

My D80 met with some asphalt earlier this week, and stopped focusing. I went to B&H in the morning to get a new D80, and the sales rep told me he had a D200 in "as new" condition that was almost the same price as a new D80 body would cost me, so he got it, let me try it out and I bought it. Happy days are here again!!

So here's my first play shot with my "as new" D200. Nothing special, just had to post a shot from my new camera... :)

Rooz
11-14-2008, 10:12 PM
Guys have been thinking about purchasing a macro lens for doing a bit more close up work an flowers, and other still life type subjects such as insects for example.

Anyone have any experience or suggestion as what to look at? A few months back I was looking at a Sigma APO, HSM lens. Can't remember exactly the specs, but just wondering if anything else has arrived on the market that I should take a look at?

Regards

Dom

the tamron 90mm has been released in an AF mount for the d40 so make sure thats what you get. not so important for macro but valuable for portraits etc. there is also the sigma 150mm f2.8 HSM, nikon 60mm f2.8 afs and the nikkor 105VR afs.

best value for money: tammie
best for bugs: sigma 150mm
best all rounder: nikon 105VR

Rooz
11-14-2008, 10:14 PM
So here's my first play shot with my "as new" D200. Nothing special, just had to post a shot from my new camera... :)

congrats mate. d200 is an exceptional body.

domenic
11-15-2008, 12:20 AM
Can anyone point me in the direction of a retalier or website here in Oz. Where I can compare prices of these lenses?

Cheers guys

Dom

Rooz
11-15-2008, 12:42 AM
Can anyone point me in the direction of a retalier or website here in Oz. Where I can compare prices of these lenses?

Cheers guys

Dom

d-d photo in sydney and brisbane
http://www.d-d-photographics.com.au/

photobuff in melb, (their site is down at the moment though)
http://photobuff.com.au/

the tammie may be a little hard to find in the full AF version cos its pretty new. both DPR and ssil just bought one, they can share where from.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2008, 01:12 AM
Ebay seller digitalrevauphotographyshop

domenic
11-15-2008, 01:37 AM
cheers guys,
I am checking them out as I type.

Thanks a lot, being new to Oz Im a little unsure of who is who if you knwo what I mean.

Regards

Dom

gsusmaniac
11-15-2008, 04:12 AM
tizeye- I kept my tripod short..the closer it is to the ground the less it will shake. and I buried the legs half way into the sand. Then I wrap the strap around a leg because the strap blowing will cause it to shake too.

I love your shot. Where were you shooting from? I thought about trying to shoot actual launch photos instead of a long exposure, but I just wanted to watch.

Here are some moon shots from the launch also...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3186/3030528625_6f654ba1b9_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/3031366872_07bfcbed13_o.jpg

Fiasco
11-15-2008, 06:07 AM
congrats mate. d200 is an exceptional body.

Thanks Rooz!

tizeye
11-15-2008, 06:21 AM
[QUOTE=gsusmaniac;340195]tizeye-
I love your shot. Where were you shooting from? I thought about trying to shoot actual launch photos instead of a long exposure, but I just wanted to watch.

Nice shots of the moon. Unfortunately, I missed the actual rise as made a quick jaunt back to the car to get things I forgot - flashlight, binoculars, and jacket.

Not being one of the 100 or so lucky members of the general public that gets on-site launch tickets by random drawing, I was with the masses about as close as you can get - due west of the pad along US1. That is still 5 miles away, but thanks to the waterway and undeveloped NASA property it is an unobstructed view. Didn't know what to expect so put my bike in the trunk, but was able to park 2 blocks away with no problem getting there 2.5 hours before the launch. Leaving was a different story. It took me over 2 hours to return the 35 miles home.

Very impressive shot considering you were 80 miles away, assuming it was your local shoreline. Given that it was a night shot, the long exposure was probably your best alternative, unless you had two cameras. Why risk missing it? I almost did the 2 camera option and buying a roll of film - using a cheap manual 400mm on my canon. Given the wind, glad I didn't. Did switch the mount over to nikon and use the 400mm on the D40, but didn't want to risk manual guessing and used the 55-200 with the autofocus disabled. It wasn't a time to experiment.

This is a shot of another launch from my front yard. Obviously it was daylight supporting the high shutter speed. At night, wouldn't even think about it.

Visual Reality
11-15-2008, 06:25 AM
tizeye, looks like a big bottle rocket :D

gsusmaniac
11-15-2008, 06:36 AM
Oh, I was only 10 miles away, on the beach at Patrick Air-force Base. I am hoping to get up close for the next one though for sure!

Tomcat
11-15-2008, 07:21 AM
Have you thought about adjusting your white balance? This one needs about +500-800 on the warm side in RAW, or +20 in JPEG :)

How's this?

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k245/BlackHawk2k6/Misc/DSC_0447.jpg

This photo was in very bad light. It was in full shade through glass. I does seem to have a green color cast to it. I try to post all my pic,s as taken except I might crop some. I'm not to good at post processing.

VR version looks pretty good. Thanks.
I took this before I knew what white ballance was.

Tomcat
11-15-2008, 07:33 AM
I took this the day after I got my D80.
I wish I had the bottom part of the petal in the frame.
This samll version doesn't quite have the same impact as the full size version.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Flowers/DSC_0024.jpg
VR 55-200mm, ISO 110, 1/125s, f/8, program mode close up

trackin951
11-15-2008, 08:28 AM
Tomcat I like your photos. This looks a little underexposed to me. You dont want to blow out the highlights but... What do you all think?!

trackin951
11-15-2008, 08:41 AM
Here is a ducky that my brother found this summer. Ever so cute!

ISO400
200mm
F5.6
1/125

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3219/3031583083_4dcf82d438_b.jpg

Tomcat
11-15-2008, 08:53 AM
This pic' looks over exposed compared to the original. This was taken on a cloudy day.

I like the ducky.

Visual Reality
11-15-2008, 09:33 AM
This photo was in very bad light. It was in full shade through glass. I does seem to have a green color cast to it. I try to post all my pic,s as taken except I might crop some. I'm not to good at post processing.

VR version looks pretty good. Thanks.
I took this before I knew what white ballance was.
Yeah, I did a bit more - Clarity, Color Temperature, Tint, Vibrance, Recovery, and a small bit of Saturation. Smart Sharpening in CS3 before saving.

faisal
11-15-2008, 10:38 AM
Here is a ducky that my brother found this summer. Ever so cute!

ISO400
200mm
F5.6
1/125



Very cute!!! Cool picture....

Tomcat
11-15-2008, 05:01 PM
I played around with PS Elements 6 today. This is another leopard pic'. I started with the raw file. I tried to use the manual tools but not with any success so I used the auto tools and ended up with this.
I try to take pictures that don't need PP but when you have pic's that aren't right they need to be fixed.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Animals/DSC_0446a.jpg
Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, ISO 1000, High ISO NR, 1/320s, f/1.8

Visual Reality
11-15-2008, 05:43 PM
Tomcat, that is much better. White balance makes all the difference!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2008, 06:18 PM
Love the pocket pet Trackin. Makes me think of a tamigochi.

Still treading in Rooz's giant footsteps.
Severe digital crop, warmed, curved, sharpened large and small radius etc.

ssil2000
11-15-2008, 07:13 PM
great shot buddy!

Rooz
11-15-2008, 09:44 PM
Love the pocket pet Trackin. Makes me think of a tamigochi.

Still treading in Rooz's giant footsteps.
Severe digital crop, warmed, curved, sharpened large and small radius etc.

fantastic shot. love it.
what does large and small radius sharpening mean ?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-15-2008, 09:48 PM
I sharpened in NX around
amount 19, radius 8 to give crisp borders
then
I also sharpened amount 2, radius 80 (or something like that)

The small amount but big radius gave it a little more pop. A trick people on this site mentioned for flatish looking photos.

Rooz
11-15-2008, 11:30 PM
i'll have to try that thanks. :)


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/3033331057_9e4c31dd95_o.jpg

domenic
11-15-2008, 11:57 PM
Nice close up shots guys,

What lenses did you use?

Cheers

Dom

Rooz
11-16-2008, 12:10 AM
105VR + 1.7 teleconverter.
(DPR's is with the tamron 90mm f2.8)

domenic
11-16-2008, 12:22 AM
Cheers Rooz

Have been looking at those lenses over the weekend, The Nikon is a little expensive would love to go with that one if I have the $$$$$. Have been contemplating the Tamron, does it have an internal motor, like SIGMA's HSM/Silent wave, as I have a D40.

P.S Are you in Australia to rooz?

Regards

Dom

herc182
11-16-2008, 12:41 AM
my shot of the day...took me about 16 shots.
Starting to really like taking panoramics!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/3031770143_7af4bd3eba_b.jpg

Rooz
11-16-2008, 12:51 AM
Cheers Rooz

Have been looking at those lenses over the weekend, The Nikon is a little expensive would love to go with that one if I have the $$$$$. Have been contemplating the Tamron, does it have an internal motor, like SIGMA's HSM/Silent wave, as I have a D40.

P.S Are you in Australia to rooz?

Regards

Dom

yes, it is available with a built in motor, but only recently released.
http://www.tamron.co.jp/en/news/release_2008/0901_272e.html

yes, i am in Sydney. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 02:16 AM
As Rooz mentioned the Tamron 90mm macro has a focus motor but to be honest I can't think of a lens where you'd use autofocus less.

I really like manual focus for macro, it makes me feel a bit cross eyed after a while but it's the only way I can get the focus exactly where I want it.

Rooz
11-16-2008, 02:22 AM
DPR is yours the one with the AF motor ?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 02:33 AM
Yes, Ssil found me an absolute steal on the new version ($410 AUD landed). I probably owe him a beer actually.

I do find it hunts like a bastard on autofocus though, it's slow and being a macro lens it's got a long way to hunt even if you flick the switch to limit the travel.

Rooz
11-16-2008, 02:39 AM
man that is such an unbelievabley good deal. so, the new AF version sounds like its just as slow as the old one. no wonder owners of the in-built lens motor tamron 17-50/2.8 still say its slow.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 03:15 AM
Thankfully I bought the tammie fully expecting to be manually focussing macro by preferance. So I'm not disappointed.

Finding how usefull 90mm is for portraits and that the tammie is wonderful at them was an unexpected bonus. Manually focussing portraits is an absolute PITA but fortunately being able to take them is a bonus.

ssil2000
11-16-2008, 03:31 AM
hold on, its AF but screw driven i beleive its the new version but its not the NEW version... i mean i dont use the AF on it anyway so its not really a big deal but i thought i should clarify

this one (http://www.tamron.com/lenses/prod/90mm.asp)

domenic
11-16-2008, 03:34 AM
Fair comment regarding the AF in a macro lens, but was thinking maybe it could be use for portraiture, where AF would be useful?

So what are your general thoughts, AF or non AF? Is there much of a price difference?

Cheers

Dom

ssil2000
11-16-2008, 03:41 AM
having said all this i am not able to find an IF version of the lens on the tamron website, i could be wrong though :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 04:36 AM
I'm confused. After just googling it I eventually discovered the tammie uses the bodies focus motor exactly as Ssil just said.

The full lens designation is SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 for Nikon AFD.

This is the current version of the lens isn't it?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 04:49 AM
Lots of unsharp mask to make this look focussed. 70-300VR

tizeye
11-16-2008, 06:07 AM
I'm confused. After just googling it I eventually discovered the tammie uses the bodies focus motor exactly as Ssil just said.

The full lens designation is SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 for Nikon AFD.

This is the current version of the lens isn't it?


Good question, and it appears that the only way to know is to mount it on a D40/D60 and see what happens. The news link that Rooz posted refers to model# 272E and Tamron's website refers to model 272E. The news article clearly states internal motor for Nikon, while the website doesn't discuss auto focusing other than flip a switch for auto/manual modes on Nikon and Canon models which differs from the Sony and Pentax models. Model 272E means little, as it is for the lens - not the mount. Perhaps the motor is part of the mount rather than the lens since both Nikon and Canon have internal motor lens where Sony and Pentax are body based systems. Since they use the same model #, the question then becomes is it the 'old' Nikon mount or the 'new' Nikon mount. On a hunch as I don't know for certain, perhaps the 'old' Nikon mount was similar to the more universal Sony/Pentax design rather than the extra requirement when placing the motor in the lens. May want to download the manual from the Tamron site to compare the actual switch mechanism.

Tomcat
11-16-2008, 06:17 AM
1969 Camaro Z28.
I cropped this one qute a bit to get part of the car next to it out.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0775.jpg
VR18-55mm FL 24mm, ISO 400, 1/80s, f/5.6, Aperture Priority

Visual Reality
11-16-2008, 08:23 AM
*Camaro

...

Visual Reality
11-16-2008, 08:25 AM
man that is such an unbelievabley good deal. so, the new AF version sounds like its just as slow as the old one. no wonder owners of the in-built lens motor tamron 17-50/2.8 still say its slow.
The Tamron built-in motor is slower than the camera's AF motor.

Guys, if it says internal motor then it will work on the D40/60. Another giveaway is that Tamron has added the AF/MF switch to these lenses, where the original version didn't have one.

Tomcat
11-16-2008, 08:30 AM
*Camaro

...

I fixed it.

Turo
11-16-2008, 10:11 AM
Nice bird shot DPR!!!

Sweet car Tomcat, I love classic Camaros!

Tomcat
11-16-2008, 11:09 AM
I have more Camaro pics' I can post.

cyclone2
11-16-2008, 01:34 PM
D80 & 50mm f/1.4
1/80s @ f/1.8 ISO400
Program auto -0.7EV (I think).

Damn food carton got in the way, oh well it's just for fun.

ssil2000
11-16-2008, 02:10 PM
i had a look at my lens this morning and there is no "IF" anywhere on it, it does have the AF/MF switch but its definitely screw driven, i would test it on a d40 before buying it if you are wanting AF... like i said earlier, i dont use the AF on it much anyway even for portraits i have been using MF its quite comfortable really :)\

DPR, ours is definitely the latest 90 btw... no issues there :)

Visual Reality
11-16-2008, 04:28 PM
Then the AF/MF switch addition only applies to the 17-50 f/2.8 I guess. The original did not have it.

Fiasco
11-16-2008, 05:26 PM
Loving my new D200, despite my focusing screen mishap... and the abysmal battery life. Next purchase, MB-D200 grip and two more spare batteries. I do find I get much sharper images than I did with my D80 which makes me :)

Would you believe this camera only had 91 clicks on it?!? I feel like I robbed somebody, I only paid $650 for it!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 07:35 PM
I know everyone's sick of wasps but what else can I photograph?
I'll try to make this the last one.

Visual Reality
11-16-2008, 07:37 PM
Loving my new D200, despite my focusing screen mishap... and the abysmal battery life. Next purchase, MB-D200 grip and two more spare batteries. I do find I get much sharper images than I did with my D80 which makes me :)

Would you believe this camera only had 91 clicks on it?!? I feel like I robbed somebody, I only paid $650 for it!!
The D80 and D200 produce the exact same images.

You got a great deal though.

Rooz
11-16-2008, 08:11 PM
not really VR. the metering system is completely different. the only thing they produce that is the "same" is the maximum resolution.

Fiasco
11-16-2008, 10:15 PM
The D80 and D200 produce the exact same images.

You got a great deal though.

That's what I thought too before I got a D200, in fact that's why I bought a D80 instead of a D200 when I upgraded from the D50. I didn't have an opportunity to actually try them both back then, but everything I had read at the time said they produced the same exact images.

The metering system to me is more accurate even when using matrix metering. From what I've shot so far since I got the D200 I am seeing that the images are sharper out-of-camera using the same lenses and typical settings I used on my D80. I used to have to do some sharpening in Lightroom to get the images "right" to my eyes with my D80, I even made the sharpening part of my image import defaults in Lightroom. I don't have to do that with the images from my D200.

Fiasco
11-16-2008, 10:18 PM
I know everyone's sick of wasps but what else can I photograph?
I'll try to make this the last one.

WOW!! Great shot Dread!!

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-16-2008, 11:05 PM
Thanks Fiasco.

I just got attacked taking some more shots this arvo (lucky escape). Watching a wasp get angry at 1:1 magnification and then depart the field of view is disconcerting. Even more so when you're balancing on a chair holding $3,000 of gear with a pool 1 feet behind you.

The nests have just met with a chemical spill.
My kids are happy now. Sorry to any greenies.

Fiasco
11-17-2008, 12:12 AM
Thanks Fiasco.

I just got attacked taking some more shots this arvo (lucky escape). Watching a wasp get angry at 1:1 magnification and then depart the field of view is disconcerting. Even more so when you're balancing on a chair holding $3,000 of gear with a pool 1 feet behind you.

The nests have just met with a chemical spill.
My kids are happy now. Sorry to any greenies.

Ha!! I kind of figured you were too close for comfort!!

rawpaw18
11-17-2008, 05:14 AM
Dpr,
Great shot!

Visual Reality
11-17-2008, 05:47 AM
not really VR. the metering system is completely different. the only thing they produce that is the "same" is the maximum resolution.
Ok, so what? Better metering always helps, but the cameras still both have the same ability to produce the same image quality.

Rooz
11-17-2008, 05:53 AM
the fact is they do not produce the EXACT same images. image quality is affected by more than just the resolution of the sensor.

Visual Reality
11-17-2008, 06:06 AM
Then I've been terribly misled by everyone who has compared them? I'm sorry I can't test cameras for a living...:(

gsusmaniac
11-17-2008, 06:11 AM
And back on topic with a picture...haha

Taken by my wife at the car show...the only way for her not to get bored is if she gets to use my camera the entire time lol.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/3024545587_52dac9f1a8_b.jpg

CypherDigicam
11-17-2008, 06:50 AM
http://ChrisRoss.smugmug.com/photos/160014460-L.jpg

How I can make this effect? What it is called?

Thank you.

-cypher.

gsusmaniac
11-17-2008, 06:56 AM
That is selective color...and I use photoshop to do it in my photos. I dont know what else you could use though;

CypherDigicam
11-17-2008, 07:05 AM
Selective color. Thanks, I search Google for the tutorial.

Edit: Found a very good tutorial here - http://www.tipclique.com/tutorial/photoshop/adobe-photoshop-tutorial-selective-color/

-cypher.

Tomcat
11-17-2008, 04:17 PM
Way to go DPR piss off the wasp, now you need find a model to pose for you:D

'68 Camaro SS. Sorry for the poor composition. Hard to get good pic's when all the cars are bunched up. '68s are my favorite with '67s close behind.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0161.jpg
VR 18-55, Focal length 22mm, ISO 200, 1/100s, f/5, Auto mode

K1W1
11-17-2008, 04:26 PM
'68 Camaro SS.

40 years on they still look great.

Tomcat
11-17-2008, 04:44 PM
After '68 they went down hill.

gsusmaniac
11-17-2008, 05:05 PM
Picture of my wife and I...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3065/3039002365_07feec0935_b.jpg

Then just her...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3039840130_3307060ca8_b.jpg

Turo
11-17-2008, 08:45 PM
Picture of my wife and I...


That second pic of just her is really nice, I like how she is positioned right in front of the sun :cool:

faisal
11-17-2008, 09:16 PM
^^^^^I Agree with turo...I also like the second picture....

@gsusmaniac....does that thing even work???

gsusmaniac
11-17-2008, 09:27 PM
I assume your talking about the bus and not my wife...;)

Yeah man...that thing is sick...but its kind of an acquired taste when it comes to VW's of that appearance. Some love the style, some hate it. But it runs like a top. It however does not belong to me, but to a local in tampa I believe.

jcon
11-17-2008, 10:16 PM
Then just her...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3039840130_3307060ca8_b.jpg


Amazing! I really like the way you did this one!

Is that a tail of an animal at the bottom of the image? LOL

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-18-2008, 04:08 AM
Any one for spring/summer berries?

A change from wasps:D

gsusmaniac
11-18-2008, 04:20 AM
That would be the ear of my dog... I didnt see it till I uploaded the picture haha

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3140/3039001065_b66746b684_b.jpg

TheWengler
11-18-2008, 09:38 AM
Any one for spring/summer berries?

A change from wasps:D

very nice DPR. You're losing the berry in the background though.

cyclone2
11-18-2008, 11:59 AM
Ropey old baggage cart.
D80 + 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4
1/80s
ISO200
Manual WB on cloudy.

Shaft
11-18-2008, 12:08 PM
I like the processing, what did you do to it?

cyclone2
11-18-2008, 12:22 PM
Oooh heck, now you're asking...

There's a channel mixer layer in there, R50, G50, B50, constant -35 greyscale.
I think the yellow is a yellow photo filter with a funny blending mode, (could be linear dodge or linear burn) sorry not sure and I didn't save it in the PSD, duh.

Added a slight vignette and dodged and burned wherever the mono conversion had lost detail or blown highlights. (D&B on BG layer).

Turo
11-18-2008, 12:34 PM
Oooh heck, now you're asking...

There's a channel mixer layer in there, R50, G50, B50, constant -35 greyscale.
I think the yellow is a yellow photo filter with a funny blending mode, (could be linear dodge or linear burn) sorry not sure and I didn't save it in the PSD, duh.

Added a slight vignette and dodged and burned wherever the mono conversion had lost detail or blown highlights. (D&B on BG layer).

Looks great, I'm really liking the pp :cool:

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 02:53 PM
Gsusmaniac I really the second photo also. What were your camera settings, and where did you take your meter reading?
You need to fix that yard before your dog falls out of it:D

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 03:22 PM
Another '68 SS. I hate open hoods. This is a really nice car.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0158.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 22mm, ISO 400, 1/250s, f/8, Programmed Auto

gsusmaniac
11-18-2008, 03:38 PM
Gsusmaniac I really the second photo also. What were your camera settings, and where did you take your meter reading?
You need to fix that yard before your dog falls out of it:D

Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 2 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode (SB-800)

I am not sure how to answer the meter reading part. I focused directly on her face. And man oh man I wish that was my yard!!! Its about a mile away from me though!

K1W1
11-18-2008, 03:40 PM
Just to keep the car theme going. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/2953654593_a0d100d001_o.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/7.1
Focal Length: 135 mm
ISO Speed: 200

gsusmaniac
11-18-2008, 03:45 PM
I have no american muscle in my flickr... but I can bring some euro love to the scene :c)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3246/3024543641_0b2faf562b_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/3025372808_5d121c02f8_b.jpg

Rasidel Slika
11-18-2008, 04:02 PM
ALMS 2004 @ Road America, D70

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3280/2552127868_6b44363f63_b.jpg (http://flickr.com/photos/delobbo/2552127868/in/set-72157605473219799)

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 04:38 PM
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 2 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode (SB-800)

I am not sure how to answer the meter reading part. I focused directly on her face. And man oh man I wish that was my yard!!! Its about a mile away from me though!

The flash must be what kept the exposure right.
I have the same flash but haven't used it much.

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 04:48 PM
Gsusmaniac nice bug. Let's see Rooz top that:cool:

gsusmaniac
11-18-2008, 04:49 PM
Yeah...I have been going through all the tutorials and readings I can find on it. Its a lot more complicated than I thought it would be and the manual sucks...its like me trying to read french. But so far I love it a lot!

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 05:02 PM
I've been taking pictures of landscapes and the fall colors so I've had no use for a flash, but I need to learn how to use it.

tizeye
11-18-2008, 05:08 PM
Yeah...I have been going through all the tutorials and readings I can find on it. Its a lot more complicated than I thought it would be and the manual sucks...its like me trying to read french. But so far I love it a lot!

I doubt if the manual, tutorial, and other reference material will be of much help. That is not exactly a 'stock' engine.

gsusmaniac
11-18-2008, 05:13 PM
I doubt if the manual, tutorial, and other reference material will be of much help. That is not exactly a 'stock' engine.

HAHA...I was refering to the SB-800..

Unless you were joking then it just went over my head and oops :o

And TOMCAT...please dont provoke ROOZ...:p

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 05:18 PM
I don't think he will find a bug that big.

ssil2000
11-18-2008, 05:29 PM
we do live in australia... bugs get pretty damn big over here!

accord2003
11-18-2008, 05:45 PM
we do live in australia... bugs get pretty damn big over here!

Well. I had a hard time catching this monster :D. not sure if it is visible.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/3037364280_a0e1cdd5e3_b.jpg

Tomcat
11-18-2008, 05:59 PM
Looks like they get pretty big in Canada too. The real question is who caught who?

Rooz
11-19-2008, 12:58 AM
we do live in australia... bugs get pretty damn big over here!

yepp, they sure do. :D

Mammoth backyard spider devours bird
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=651337

http://tools.cairns.com.au/images/gallery/2008/10/23/117811.jpg

Shaft
11-19-2008, 04:04 AM
Rooz I saw that in a website here in Sweden too, that is just SICK. How big is that spider?? Although it doesn't look real..

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2008, 04:41 AM
What can I say, it's a flower.

K1W1
11-19-2008, 12:15 PM
I don't think he will find a bug that big.

There is no way he will be able to beat a twin turbo bug anyway. That thing is bug porn. :D:D

gsusmaniac
11-19-2008, 12:21 PM
There is no way he will be able to beat a twin turbo bug anyway. That thing is bug porn. :D:D

Wait till I get my Turbo Bugaru STI built...I almost can handle the thought of a 300 HP 1500 lb. Car! One day, one day!

Until then...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/3039002789_f22b1ee3c9_b.jpg

Tomcat
11-19-2008, 03:11 PM
Rooz you need to keep that thing on a leash:eek::D

Tomcat
11-19-2008, 03:16 PM
My next installment of the Camaro Chronicles. Another '69 Z/28.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0776.jpg
VR 18-55, FL 24mm, ISO 400, 1/60s, f/5.6, Aperture Priority

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-19-2008, 04:54 PM
Fast cars and motorbikes - I'm too chicken.

My kids call this the "vicious attack chicken". We were walking around the zoo harmlesslessly when it rushed out and bit my son drawing blood!

What do you think of the new watermark? It's hard to make a general purpose watermark for many different backgrounds. On uncluttered backgrounds I like this one and against bushes I think it's tolerable.

Tomcat
11-19-2008, 05:08 PM
DPR that watermark is to big. I almost missed the chicken.

If that chicken bit my kid, it would find it's way to the stew pot.

Shaft
11-19-2008, 11:52 PM
DPR,

I think it would look better if you used an ordinary looking font, plain white, and just lower the opacity on it to make it a bit see-through. IMO that looks more professional than what you have right now. But that's just my opinion :)

Rooz
11-20-2008, 02:47 AM
Ali V Frazier: 2 hoverflies battling in flight.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3271/3044922751_98251eabf0_o.jpg

and a tiny spidey. all 5 strobes can be seen in the eyes.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/3044852333_66eaabeaac_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 03:54 AM
Thanks for the feedback on the sig. It was supposed to look like glass text. But I can't get glass text to show up at all against a cluttered background without increasing the fill.

And on top of that I've probably just bought the wrong lens 16-85VR when for twice the price I could have had the 24-70 F/2.8 Nikkor. I wish it was groundhog day:(

Rooz
11-20-2008, 04:00 AM
what do you mean dpr ? did you already get the 16-85 ?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:06 AM
Yeah $800 when I could get the other for $1600 aud damn

Rooz
11-20-2008, 04:08 AM
how can you get a 24-70 for 1600 ?!?
btw: its a MASSIVE lens. not sure you would be totally happy with it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:10 AM
see pm asap

Rooz
11-20-2008, 04:21 AM
he has another one and his history shows he has sold quite a few, great feedback aswell. i guess you could sell a d300 for around $1800 ?? (2195 normally), and then you have a 24-70 for around the 1700 mark. very cheap...no warranty or shopfront though. dayum...

Rooz
11-20-2008, 04:25 AM
i still dont think you made a bad decision btw.

you spent $900 less. sell the 50/1.8 for say $100, sell the 18-200 for $500 ? all of a sudden you have $1500. the 50/1.4 afs has your name written all over it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:28 AM
If I was an established wedding photog then sure I should have bought it. However I'm just a wannabe who needs to photograph his kids (ie can flash indoors).

Also all the reviews suggest IQ between the two lenses is comparable for my intended use. So perhaps wise to keep the extra $800 in my pocket and lose "bragging rights".

If you chase bragging rights in photog you're likely to go broke fast, it's an expensive hobby and some people have serious cash to blow on it.

BTW there seam to be a lot of unsold new D300's on ebay at the moment for around the $1,800 - $2,000 AUD ballpark. I'd hate to be stuck with an extra one that I don't need and can't sell.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:29 AM
The 18-200's well on it's way to a new home for more than that btw. Hoping for over $800 since many shops are selling it for $1,100 AUD I kid you not!
That plummeting Aust dollar is pushing up the prices of used lenses since new ones are so dear.

Rooz
11-20-2008, 04:32 AM
the only bragging rights that matter are the ones from the final image. my favourite photo ever was taken with a d80, 50/1.8 and an sb600. hardly pro material.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/184/479763290_25d866526e_o.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:36 AM
Yeah I remember that image. Really nice, I'm glad it's your favourite. Sure wish I'd got something like that myself. My youngest is now 4.5

Oh and I love the 70-300VR so if the 16-85 is as good or better I can't complain. Except about the price though.
18-200VR << $$ than 16-85VR + 70-300Vr.

achuang
11-20-2008, 02:49 PM
Love that image, I remember seeing it way back. Seeing that I'm finished exams and am back to work now I can afford some lenses. I had listed my 85 and 60 on a classifieds page and had 1 person interested in them both and asked if I could wait a couple weeks so they could buy both at the same time. It's been 3 weeks and not replying email so I'm sticking them both an ebay to fund the purchase of my 105VR. Nice choice of lens DPR, that 16-85 looks good. My next purchase will be either the 35 f2 or 70-300VR. And maybe eventually the 50 f1.4 AFS.

Here's a shot taken with the 50mm f/1.8 at f/3.2 of my nephew at his 1st birthday party.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3156/3046950248_21b5219527_o.jpg

Rooz
11-20-2008, 02:57 PM
1 already...wow...how time flies.

Tomcat
11-20-2008, 02:58 PM
Nice spider Rooz. The reflection of the flash is pretty cool.
To bad the 2 flies weren't in focus, Ilike the way the one on the left has his feet streched out.

Tomcat
11-20-2008, 03:20 PM
OK last Camaro.This is the two '69 Z/28's.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0774.jpg
VR18-88, FL 22mm, ISO 320, 1/60s, f/5.6, Aperture Priority

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-20-2008, 04:36 PM
Totally love that spider you added on your POTD post last night. You keep raising the bar, 5 strobes OMG.

Thanks Andrew, what a cool hairstyle.

achuang
11-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks DPR, if you look back to when he was a little younger his natural hairstyle is a mohawk. Looks cool, but is neater when it's cut.

Gintaras
11-21-2008, 03:05 AM
Camera: Nikon D40
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200
Exposure Bias: 2 EV
Flash: Flash fired, auto mode (SB-800)

I am not sure how to answer the meter reading part. I focused directly on her face. And man oh man I wish that was my yard!!! Its about a mile away from me though!

man, i love the photo and great use of flash in this, but i guess you kept mum about one important detail in this photo, namely your beautiful wife who makes your photo excellent ;)

Gintaras
11-21-2008, 03:11 AM
Ropey old baggage cart.
D80 + 50mm f/1.4
f/1.4
1/80s
ISO200
Manual WB on cloudy.

very artistic shot and composition, i would call it "a perpetual journey"

Tomcat
11-21-2008, 03:47 AM
This stared out as the shark below. some how it double posted. I tried to delete it but It wouldn't. So I will change the pic'.
This pic' was real dull looking, almost a sillouette. After some hit & miss photo editing I ended up with this.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Trees/DSC_1205.jpg
VR 18-55, FL22mm, ISO 280, 1/30s, f/4, Auto.

Tomcat
11-21-2008, 03:48 AM
What more can I say.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Fish/DSC_0175.jpg
VR 55-200, FL55mm, ISO 1600, 1/60s, f/8, SB 800, Ap Pri.

Rooz
11-21-2008, 03:56 AM
you can say it twice. lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/3047150995_e3dc33165b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3292/3047091615_c314e6e050_o.jpg

Tomcat
11-21-2008, 04:15 AM
I like the way you flash reflects of his eyes. Almost makes them look like human eyes.
What does the ring flash do compared to a regular flash?
What time did you make your post? On my end it says you posted at 5:56 A.M.
Just wondering what the time difference is.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-21-2008, 05:53 AM
On my computer Rooz's post shows as 10:26pm.
On Rooz's computer I guess it would show 10:56pm.
Assuming the time of posting displays local time the way I think it does.

The hairs on those forelegs are incredible. Nice gold colour on the carapace. Feels redundant to say it but great shot Rooz.

accord2003
11-21-2008, 06:39 AM
On my computer, it shows 3:56am. Rooz. incredible. like tomcat said, those eyes are really amazing.

Tomcat
11-21-2008, 09:37 AM
I was just trying to figure out the time difference. When my day is beginning your day is ending.

accord2003
11-21-2008, 10:04 AM
Tomcat

i think Rooz is on Eastern Time in Australia. Actually they are on daylight saving time now. Therefore, I think it would be GMT + 11.

Are you on East or West of Tennessee? If East, then it is GMT - 5. Therefore, if it is 9am your time, it would be 1am Rooz time.

anyhow, I was just bored at work :eek:

ANP !!!
11-21-2008, 11:08 AM
My 1st RAW conversion

http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_0861-11024x768.jpg

K1W1
11-21-2008, 12:27 PM
I was just trying to figure out the time difference. When my day is beginning your day is ending.


Try this link (http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/) for a world time calculator.

K1W1
11-21-2008, 12:28 PM
My 1st RAW conversion


I like the composition but it looks too blown out for my taste.

Tomcat
11-21-2008, 07:05 PM
thanks Kiwi. I found that ealier today.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-21-2008, 11:33 PM
ANP, I'm not a big fan of what I think is called high key conversions? I'd like a bigger subject and closer to centre or on a rule of thirds position.

Nice idea though, I just don't think it came out this time.

K1W1
11-22-2008, 12:43 AM
Went for a walk this afternoon.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/3049961134_62ffd8d3c4_b.jpg

Camera: Nikon D50
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Rooz
11-22-2008, 01:38 AM
wow...spectacular image Rich.
did you take it ? :p

K1W1
11-22-2008, 01:46 AM
wow...spectacular image Rich.
did you take it ? :p

Was that you on the surf board then? :p:p

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-22-2008, 01:52 AM
WTF?

Have you fellas been drinking? I don't get it.

Rooz
11-22-2008, 01:54 AM
you dint have flickr so you wouldnt. lol

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3207/3048564161_9185749729_o.jpg

K1W1
11-22-2008, 01:56 AM
you dint have flickr so you wouldnt. lol



BTW. Do you know any ELSE in Sydney who can store some back ups for me? I think my first choice may not be suitable. :D:D

Rooz
11-22-2008, 02:03 AM
lmao
shhhh...you may confuse the mexican again.

K1W1
11-22-2008, 02:36 AM
I'm the Mexican, in fact I'm the Mexican bro. He's a simple crow eater.

BTW: Can anybody tell me the final score in the Rugby league World Cup final? You know the game where in unbeatable Australian team 9 time winners of the Cup were playing lowly NZ who have never won it.

ANP !!!
11-22-2008, 09:57 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_0826-11024x768.jpg

Tomcat
11-22-2008, 11:44 AM
Nice work Kiwi. That is, if really took that pic' of the tree reflection???
I don't see any motorcycles in it.:D:D

Rooz what kind of bug is that? You cut it's head off so it's hard to tell what it is.:confused:

Nice work guy's.

Tomcat
11-22-2008, 11:59 AM
I took this when the trees first started to change. The red tree just to the upper right of center really caught my attention.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_1134.jpg
Nikkor 28-200, FL 75mm, ISO 400, 1/160s, f/13, Manual, Tripod.

Webmonkey
11-22-2008, 12:12 PM
Hi guys,


In another thread I was recommended to post these 2 shots from Bohijn Slovenia in this thread.

Both D70s with Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 on P.
Shot RAW and converted as batch in Photoshop Elements 6, everything on auto.


http://www.webmonkey.dk/bohijn.jpg
http://www.webmonkey.dk/bohijn2.jpg

Tomcat
11-22-2008, 12:36 PM
Those are nice pictures Webmonkey. They remind me of the Northwest United States where I grew up.

Webmonkey
11-22-2008, 02:19 PM
thanks.

I did not know that the D70s could make such good pics :-)

Now I wonder how they would have looked like with the D700.... :-)

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-22-2008, 07:27 PM
Awesome landscapes webmonkey.

Rooz
11-22-2008, 10:23 PM
agreed, they are beautiful shots.

Tomcat
11-23-2008, 07:39 AM
OK I'll start this off today.
I took this in the Summer after a thunder storm. These clouds were to the Northeast.
This photo was kind of flat looking with the trees on the dark side. I adjusted the light levels in Photo Shop and tweakid the contrast and saturation.
I have found out that I can fix photos that have poor color as shot.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Sunsets/DSC_0686.jpg
50 mm F1.8D, ISO 200. 1/50s. f/3.5, Auto mode

ANP !!!
11-23-2008, 10:25 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1268-11024x768.jpg

ISO 800 1/800sec f14

toriaj
11-23-2008, 12:05 PM
anp, cool shot, it would be even better if the footprints walked into the ocean and then never returned ... thought provoking ...

Turo
11-23-2008, 01:01 PM
anp, cool shot, it would be even better if the footprints walked into the ocean and then never returned ... thought provoking ...

Agreed, or if they were made with bare feet. I would find that a bit more aesthetically pleasing. But it looks great the way it is, regardless!!

ANP !!!
11-23-2008, 11:53 PM
That's really a cool idea, thanks, I will try it next time I visit this place.

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-24-2008, 12:16 AM
That's really a cool idea, thanks, I will try it next time I visit this place.

I like the shot a lot too, I'd prefer a horizontal horizon though.

ANP !!!
11-24-2008, 09:58 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1323-11024x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 36mm
Exposure Bias: 0 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Tomcat
11-24-2008, 11:01 AM
This is my #1 ride.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Cars/DSC_0419.jpg
VR 55-200, FL 80mm, ISO 400, 1/250s, f/10, Programmed Auto

Rooz
11-24-2008, 11:10 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1323-11024x768-1.jpg


Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 36mm
Exposure Bias: 0 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

very nice shot.

ANP !!!
11-24-2008, 11:31 AM
Thank you Rooz :).

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 02:58 AM
Where's everybody at?

tizeye
11-25-2008, 03:40 AM
ANP - nice use of light and water. Looks nice.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 03:50 AM
This started out overexposed and the horizon was running down hill.
I will have to retake this in the spring when the trees have some leaves.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_1131.jpg
28-200mm, FL 28mm, ISO 400, 1/400s, f5.6. Manual mode.

accord2003
11-25-2008, 07:44 AM
ANP

Very nice shot!

Tomcat

I like the scene. I would take a shot like that myself. btw, have you considered getting ND filters. Toriaj uses them in her landscape shots. they look very good.

btw, i like where you put your signature in the photo.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 08:41 AM
Thanks AC'2003.
I want to get some ND filters.
Thought I would add some graffiti to the hand rail. If you look at the rock wall you can see some names on it.

herc182
11-25-2008, 08:54 AM
This started out overexposed and the horizon was running down hill.
I will have to retake this in the spring when the trees have some leaves.
http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h2/UltraCarry45/Landscapes/DSC_1131.jpg
28-200mm, FL 28mm, ISO 400, 1/400s, f5.6. Manual mode.

The image does not seem that sharp and ever so slightly blurry. I am not sure where you focussed in the image, but I suspect it might be the background, and with the shallowish DOF, the foreground is lacking sharpness. In fact, maybe it could be the lens you are using? I saw another of your photos using this lens and it had the same problem (to my eyes!).

why did you use iso 400 when the shutter speed was so high? I would be tempted to stop down to say f8, lower the iso and try again for better sharpness.

The hand rail (?) in the bottom of the frame is distracting for me but the scene itself is lovely.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 09:53 AM
Thanks herc. This lense is for a film camera. This was part of the first set of pic's I took with this lense. As for the high ISO it might have been set there from another time. For the high shutter speed the wind was blowing pretty good. For some reason I was using manual focus. On somethings this lense has trouble focusing ao AF.
There was more of the handrail but the pic' was crooked and when I straightened and cropped it I lost most of it.

I need to see if I can get better images fron this lense on landscapes. I have gotten better pic's of my cats with it.

JTL
11-25-2008, 10:01 AM
This started out overexposed and the horizon was running down hill.
I will have to retake this in the spring when the trees have some leaves.

28-200mm, FL 28mm, ISO 400, 1/400s, f5.6. Manual mode.I think you would have been better off metering for the brighter part of the scene and then lift the resulting foreground shadows in post. It's much eaiser to lift shadows than recover highlights. Or, you could have bracketed the exposure and combined them in post. In difficult lighting situations, it's a good habit to always bracket. It costs you nothing and can sometimes make the shot.

But, something else is not right about the shot. It looks like it was shot with a bad lens...

ANP !!!
11-25-2008, 10:54 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_03541280x768.jpg

Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320sec
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

JTL
11-25-2008, 11:46 AM
Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/320sec
Aperture: f/9
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: -0.7 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-SOMG!!! Turn down that red channel! Please!!! :D:D:D

Plus the tree on the left side serves no purpose...not your best shot...

swpars
11-25-2008, 12:16 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3288/2989679681_695251a54c_b.jpg

My better half hanging around on the couch.

ISO 3200 out of a D40 (!!) with the 18-55mm II kit lens. Converted in Adobe Camera RAW, noise reduction and minor adjustments in Elements 6.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 12:18 PM
Thanks for the input JTL. I not sure where I metered at, probaly about the center of the shot. I used multi patern metering.

I just done a test on all my lenses. I used a calander on the wall. The 28-200 uses the AF in the camera body, and has problems focusing. The best image from this lense was on manual focus. The IQ on this lense is not great.
My best lense is my 55-200 AF-S VR lense. Focus so sharp you can see the pixels in the print. My 50mm 1.8 is in about the same boat as the 28-200 but the IQ is some what better. My VR 18-55 looks to be about the same IQ as the 50 1.8. My Quantaray has almost the same IQ as the 55-200 but the black colored print has a purple tint to it.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 12:23 PM
Swpars we set around our house the same way. We refuse to pay the high heating bills, so we wear coats and sweaters in the house. It got down to 29 last night.

swpars
11-25-2008, 01:02 PM
29 in Tennessee?! I thought the South was supposed to be warm...

Washington is damp, chilly, and nasty this time of year. Maybe the cold temperature cooled down the sensor enough that evening to give me a clean ISO 3200.

Visual Reality
11-25-2008, 01:20 PM
I think you would have been better off metering for the brighter part of the scene and then lift the resulting foreground shadows in post. It's much eaiser to lift shadows than recover highlights. Or, you could have bracketed the exposure and combined them in post. In difficult lighting situations, it's a good habit to always bracket. It costs you nothing and can sometimes make the shot.
+1, on all counts. It is good to keep all of this in mind.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 02:14 PM
29 in Tennessee?! I thought the South was supposed to be warm...

Washington is damp, chilly, and nasty this time of year. Maybe the cold temperature cooled down the sensor enough that evening to give me a clean ISO 3200.


That's what I thought when I moved here. I lived in Everett about a year in the mid '80s. I lived in North Idaho before I moved here. I was looking forward to milder winters. Guess What!!! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It gets cold here in the Winter but not much snow. Right now it's in the mid 40s but it will be in the 20's again tonight.

VR. Yes there is alot to remember. I try to take more than one shot of everything when I can. I try different settings and meter of different things.
I've been out in the yard with the 28-200 and the 55-200. The 28-200 does better in good light but still not as good as the 55-200. When I take pic's of my cats the 28-200 does great. Must have something to do with their fur.

Any recomendations for a good Landscape lense?

JBO
11-25-2008, 03:23 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t150/josholney/DSC_2465.jpg

This self picture was taken on 11/07 in the adirondacks. D80 with 50mm

Thanks

Visual Reality
11-25-2008, 04:15 PM
Any recomendations for a good Landscape lense?
Tokina 11-16 :)

JBO, that's pretty cool.

swpars
11-25-2008, 04:53 PM
Any recomendations for a good Landscape lense?

The Tokinas (11-16/2.8, 12-24/4) are pretty decent IF you get a good copy. I've never used one, but that's what I've heard on the internet.

Maybe a used Nikon 12-24/4. A lot of people seem to like the Sigma 10-20/4-5.6.

JBO - love the close focus of the 50/1.8!

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 05:00 PM
JBO That's cool.

VR I've been thinking about that lense or the Sigma 10-20 but not for landscapes.

Would a wide angle be good for Landscapes???

I was thinking about a better 70-300. My Q'ray leaves a purple outline where land meets sky sometimes.

I worry about buying Sigma or Tamron lenses. I hear to much good and bad about each brand and there is no where local I can get Tokina.

Visual Reality
11-25-2008, 05:42 PM
JBO That's cool.

VR I've been thinking about that lense or the Sigma 10-20 but not for landscapes.

Would a wide angle be good for Landscapes???

I was thinking about a better 70-300. My Q'ray leaves a purple outline where land meets sky sometimes.

I worry about buying Sigma or Tamron lenses. I hear to much good and bad about each brand and there is no where local I can get Tokina.
Wide Angle lenses are typically used for landscapes, yes.

Purple fringing is a problem at high contrast areas on many lenses. Software can help remove it.

The Tokina 11-16 is considered to be better than their 12-24, or Nikon's 12-24.

Tomcat
11-25-2008, 06:13 PM
Thanks VR I'll have to look at the Tokina. does this lense use screw in filters?

K1W1
11-25-2008, 07:14 PM
Thanks VR I'll have to look at the Tokina. does this lense use screw in filters?


A quick look at Tokinas web site (http://www.tokinalens.com/products/tokina/index.html) will probably answer any questions of this nature.

britkev
11-25-2008, 07:46 PM
D300 + 85mm f/1.4

ISO 1600 f/1.4 1/640th

Straight from the camera apart from resizing for web.

Fiasco
11-25-2008, 10:54 PM
It's been a while...
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3060/3059942223_f0a0fd723e.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baresoul/3059942223/)

ANP !!!
11-26-2008, 01:11 AM
OMG!!! Turn down that red channel! Please!!! :D:D:D

Plus the tree on the left side serves no purpose...not your best shot...

HAHA, that's a straight out of the camera JPEG, no PP. I loved how much less noise is there at ISO-1600

Tomcat
11-26-2008, 03:17 AM
Thanks KIWI. Checked it out and it looks like it does use a screw in filter.

ANP !!!
11-26-2008, 09:01 AM
http://i409.photobucket.com/albums/pp172/xtrimer/DSC_1302-11024x768.jpg


Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: 0 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

Aldor88
11-26-2008, 09:41 AM
Long time no post, glad to see u guys still sharing ur work :).

Had quite a bit of snow here lately, more than in a few years. Took some pics today when the weather finally cleared a bit. Heres a sort-of abstract pic for now. I'll post more later when i PP some.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/3060402451_0199ee54f3_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-26-2008, 04:36 PM
Pulse rate from the first man on the moon or dare I say Elle McPherson?

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-26-2008, 05:05 PM
"Post Apocalypse"

Significant PP of exposure in NX

Rooz
11-26-2008, 05:30 PM
Camera: Nikon D40
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/1000sec
Aperture: f/16
Focal Length: 18mm
Exposure Bias: 0 stop
Lens: Nikkor 18 - 55mm VR DX AF-S

i quite like your style. its unique and different. if you were going for a silhouette in this shot, (which i assume you were), i think you need to get the subject into a more animated pose. arms outstretched, profile etc. something so we can see some distinguising features.

btw: do you realise that you are on iso800 with 1/1000s. that isnt really necessary. you could have got the same exposure with 1/250s, iso 200.

gsusmaniac
11-26-2008, 05:41 PM
Total randomness... I got my ebay triggers and couldnt wait to play around with them!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3063/3061843319_6d5d7e0933_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3212/3061843779_a920c52f09_b.jpg

kjmdrumz3
11-26-2008, 11:10 PM
Haven't posted any in quite some time so here's a couple of my new baby boy:

-A Mother's Love-
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/3056016249_edbf19e643.jpg


-Baby's First Bath-
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/3056014817_5e888feebf.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
11-26-2008, 11:13 PM
Congrats KJM

Rooz
11-26-2008, 11:56 PM
Haven't posted any in quite some time so here's a couple of my new baby boy:


-Baby's First Bath-
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3296/3056014817_5e888feebf.jpg

congrats mate.
looks like he's got some lungs on 'im. :D