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    Hi Terry,
    Yes, Wisconsin. Everything is finally starting to bloom!

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    I went for a walk in the park today. D700 and Mamiya 80 f/2.8 at f/8.
    What a beautiful park, like some of the ones you see in Japan, they're very fond of rivers and bridges, not something that's common in here in NY.

    Which adaptor do you use to mount a Mamiya lens on the Nikon?

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    Spring Recital time at my kids' school. I was hired to cover the show. Here are a couple of highlights:









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    What a beautiful park, like some of the ones you see in Japan, they're very fond of rivers and bridges, not something that's common in here in NY.

    Which adaptor do you use to mount a Mamiya lens on the Nikon?
    Thank you David and Lloyd.
    We have a wonderful park in our town, Lakeside park. It has a Yacht club, marina, 1930's lighthouse, turn of the century gazebo, children's rides and petting zoo. It is filled with flowers, birds and butterflies in the summer.

    RobMac is the expert on adapting lenses, so maybe he will chime in. He is the one that put me onto the Mamiya lenses.
    Here is a picture of my adapter.

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    "expert" yeah, right - know enough to be dangerous ;>

    The best adapter I've used so far is the Fotodiox Pro version (the non-pro sucks). The Cirrius adapters (see EBay) are reputed to be very nice as well.

    I use and love my Mamiya's on a 1Ds2 but use a Mamiya-Nikon adapter + a chipped Nikon-EoS adapter to enable focus confirmation (not an issue with a Nikon body).

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    An old friend... priorities are different today but I do miss ripping away in this one. 1990 Nissan 300 ZX TT, modded a bit , there's just no better therapy than torque.

    Highway 35 near Page Mill Road, June 1998. Nikon F5, 85/1.4D, on Kodachrome 25.


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    Nice Lars.
    Well, while we are on the car theme, I found a excellent used one that will allow me to get out into the countryside! It is a Land Rover Freelander 2, and I am quite amused that while being fantastic off road, since it is a diesel it gets about 15mpg MORE than my old Volkswagen. It is a truly amazing car. It only had 5000 miles (8000km) and because of the crisis here I got it for more than 40% cheaper than the new price. Here it is from the first chance I got to take it off road (well, on a dirt road anyway). These places are just half an hour or so outside Reykjavik.





    I look forward to getting off the tarmac and really out into the country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Richardson View Post
    It is a Land Rover Freelander 2

    I look forward to getting off the tarmac and really out into the country.
    It looks "right".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    For a young, novice monk, getting the robe straight can be a big challenge. It's a big piece of cloth, and there's only one correct way to wear it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    "expert" yeah, right - know enough to be dangerous ;>

    The best adapter I've used so far is the Fotodiox Pro version (the non-pro sucks). The Cirrius adapters (see EBay) are reputed to be very nice as well.

    I use and love my Mamiya's on a 1Ds2 but use a Mamiya-Nikon adapter + a chipped Nikon-EoS adapter to enable focus confirmation (not an issue with a Nikon body).
    I don't own Mamiya lenses but I do have a gajillion Hassy V's. I have two adapters to use it on the Nikon...........one from Fotodiox and one from Novoflex. The Fotodiox works fine except wide open you can see color fringing (the purple kind). The Novoflex does not exhibit the same fringing. I talked with Pham Minh Son about it and he says that adapter thickness is critical to performance at infinity and for reducing color fringing. I know little about adapters but he seems to be the resident expert about such matters. You may recall that he built the best adapters ever for adapting Contax lenses to Canon digital bodies.

    My advice is to experiment and use the one which gives you the best wide open performance, especially at infinity.

    Woody

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    Son is w/o THE adapter guru. Have no issues with the Fotodiox units re: fringing on my M645 glass (at least as yet), but that might change with the next lens. That said, Woody's advice is bang-on. Start with the least costly, see if it works for your lens combo and if not, move upstream as it were.

    The only issue with the Novoflex, which have a rep for being very well built, is their cost.

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    Unfortunately, I have no car to show off, so here's a girl instead, a weather girl, snapped off the street in Hanoi today

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.2


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    I have a Hassy to Nikon adaptor that I bought from Popflash, don't know the brand but is very well built and works great. There are some Mamiya lenses that I'm interested in trying out too.

    What's crazy is buying a modern dslr system with all its bells & whistles, then messing around with old tech. In the past 2 years I've either sold or stopped using most of my modern, AF Nikkors in favor of Zeiss ZF lenses, older AIS Zeiss Jenna and one AIS Nikkor, or Hassy glass with adaptor. I even replaced my Nikon zoom lenses with older Angenieuxs and Tamrons for the rare occasions that I use a zoom. Now I'm looking a Mamiya Leica R adaptors, what's wrong with this picture?

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    Unfortunately, I have no car to show off, so here's a girl instead, a weather girl, snapped off the street in Hanoi today
    Nice fender, very aerodynamic!

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    Again, I have problems deciding between colour and black & white. I like the b&w better, but miss the powerful greens from the colour version.

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    Nice fender, very aerodynamic!
    She moved slowly though...

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    Again, I have problems deciding between colour and black & white. I like the b&w better, but miss the powerful greens from the colour version.

    D80 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.5



    Tough one here, I like the aesthetics of the BW better but the color one tells me why they're huddled under the arch I'd clone out the bike on the left, its annoying both in color and BW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by etrigan63 View Post
    Spring Recital time at my kids' school. I was hired to cover the show. Here are a couple of highlights:
    Lots of different dance pictures Carlos, is that a specialty of the school or just what you liked?

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    Ah the bike... I knew I should have removed it, but I'm lazy, and it's the middle of the night here
    Another day.... maybe

    Here's some culture. The Temple of Literature:

    D80 with Tamron 17-50mm @ 50mm and f/4.0


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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    Really a classic!!
    Thanks, Viablex

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    Not with a Nikon (1Ds2) but the more I use the older glass (especially Mamiya) the more I like them. Mamiya 80/1.9 compressed all to hell for web. A large print on VFA just glows (and the colors are more accurate than the post-compression jpeg) and the subtle texture of the paper, while hidden under the ink, gives a nice sense of depth to the print. Ya have to love semi-comatose models when you're playing with a new lens :>

    Unfortunately given my slightly raised position relative to my 'model', I misplaced the point of focus just a hair (no pun intended) too far aft of the camera side of his right eye. Made mistake of using focus confirm dot instead of Mark 1 eyeball.

    On the lens side, love the Mamiya 55/2.8, 80/1.9, 150/3.5 and 200/2.8 APO - who knows what's next. Have yet to be disappointed with any of the M645 lenses. The Hassy 110/2 was just as sweet.
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    I have a Hassy to Nikon adaptor that I bought from Popflash, don't know the brand but is very well built and works great. There are some Mamiya lenses that I'm interested in trying out too.

    What's crazy is buying a modern dslr system with all its bells & whistles, then messing around with old tech. In the past 2 years I've either sold or stopped using most of my modern, AF Nikkors in favor of Zeiss ZF lenses, older AIS Zeiss Jenna and one AIS Nikkor, or Hassy glass with adaptor. I even replaced my Nikon zoom lenses with older Angenieuxs and Tamrons for the rare occasions that I use a zoom. Now I'm looking a Mamiya Leica R adaptors, what's wrong with this picture?
    I picked up a Leica Visoflex to Nikon adapter to use my ver 1 90 Summicron. What a great lens on the D700.

    A couple of fun ones from the D700 and 35/1.8 AFS.

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    I love the fact that I can use my Hassy V lenses on both my MFDB Hassy H3DII-39 as well as the Nikon D3. This allows me to carry one set of lenses and switch between body types depending on what I am shooting. I used to try to decide which system to carry into the field but now I don't have to make those choices

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    I like rainy days. People do so many interesting things to stay dry

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    I was lucky to catch this shot today! (D3x, 24-70):


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    Alex, you Moscow photos are fabulous. Great colours and perspective.

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    Time for a break... a Hanoi coffee break

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    I was lucky to catch this shot today! (D3x, 24-70):

    Stunning image.

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    Time for a break... a Hanoi coffee break

    D80 with Tamron 17-50 @ 24mm and f/8.0

    Definitely looks like worth taking the break for!

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    Definitely looks like worth taking the break for!
    It was
    But now I'm back in Bangkok, having a mango break instead

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    Thanks guys! I wish I could have more time for photography. I've seen a rainbow yesterday which is VERY rare for Moscow and I couldn't manage to catch it properly! But I think that was not for photography - a sign for my daughter to born and yes! I'm a father since two hours back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    Thanks guys! I wish I could have more time for photography. I've seen a rainbow yesterday which is VERY rare for Moscow and I couldn't manage to catch it properly! But I think that was not for photography - a sign for my daughter to born and yes! I'm a father since two hours back!
    Congratulations with the daughter, Alex. Sounds like she will become a colourful little girl then

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    Hi Alex,

    Congratulations on your new daughter!

    Jorgen,

    Lovely photographs as always!

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    Congratulations, Alex! The greatest experience imaginable!

    Me, Im trying hard to slow spring down - it passes far too quickly!
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    Leif, that's a very beautiful photo.

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    Leif, this is a beautiful photo.

    Jorgen, Looks yummy!

    Alex, Congratulations on the new daughter. A daughter is a wonderful treasure.
    I hope that we will see pictures of her soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexLF View Post
    Thanks guys! I wish I could have more time for photography. I've seen a rainbow yesterday which is VERY rare for Moscow and I couldn't manage to catch it properly! But I think that was not for photography - a sign for my daughter to born and yes! I'm a father since two hours back!
    Congratulations, Alex. The beginning of a great adventure... and I have no doubt that the most beautiful and important images you ever take will be of your family. Again, my congratulations and all the best to your family.

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    I hardly ever shoot landscapes but was going through the images from our trip to Lee Vining area last fall when a local storm was brewing, and found a group that I shot of the impressive skies. Here are a couple of hand held quickies shot with the Fuji S5 and Zeiss 25mm ZF, high winds were not conducive to elaborate setups.


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    You can see the effect of the wind on the water in the next two,



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    Very nice, David. The third one is great. Such drama.

    Edit: You post faster than I can write. The last one is great as well.
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    Wow... that last one especially.
    Nice work, David.

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    David, This series is beautiful. My favorite is #3. The Fuji sure showed its stuff in that one. Your black and white conversions are very nice, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leif e View Post
    Congratulations, Alex! The greatest experience imaginable!

    Me, Im trying hard to slow spring down - it passes far too quickly!
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    That is beautiful, Leif.

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    Thanks all! I dont know what those flowers are called in English? They actually started blooming yesterday morning - and this year seems to be very good for them. Beauties, but poisonous!

    David; I really love that series! Makes me yearn for the mountains - the rapidly changing weather.
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    Thank you everyone, the credit should go to mother nature and not me, all I did was click!

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    ddk,
    Wonderfull post. I'm looking for a Zeiss lens for the D700 and was considering the ZF25 which you have used to great effect here. Any downsides to this lens, I'm also considering the 28 and 35. Would you share how you processed these? Thanks in advance.

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    ddk,
    Wonderfull post. I'm looking for a Zeiss lens for the D700 and was considering the ZF25 which you have used to great effect here. Any downsides to this lens, I'm also considering the 28 and 35. Would you share how you processed these? Thanks in advance.
    If there is downside to this lens, I haven't seen it and its a lens that I've used a lot and know well. I have all the other ZF lenses too and they're all excellent. While the rendering of each of these lenses is different from one another, their objective qualities remains the same, they're all really wonderful pick the fl that suits your needs and forget the reviews.

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