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    Sailboat popped out of the fog today
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    the 135/2 DC on the Df.. I can't help it: I love this combo, the colours seems to me soft, gentle, intriguing and exquisite, and handling is nam-nam too..
    for the time being just shot at f2 without any defocus aplied...f4 would be sharper and perhaps with some frontdefocus added, perhaps might.. but..

    Verona - at river Adige





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC at iso 140 1/4000 f2 done in CaptureOnePro10-Windows




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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    the 135/2 DC on the Df.. I can't help it: I love this combo, the colours seems to me soft, gentle, intriguing and exquisite, and handling is nam-nam too..
    for the time being just shot at f2 without any defocus aplied...f4 would be sharper and perhaps with some frontdefocus added, perhaps might.. but..

    Verona - at river Adige


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    The color palette of the Df processed with C1 is spectacular IMHO. Combined with legacy lenses, it does impart some special magic into the images. It's hard to describe, but to my eyes it's a classic, very high quality sort of "hollywood production" film look for lack of better explanation... Most of the older metal-bodied spatter-paint finished Nikkor lenses will render this look. (I have the 105DC, 180/2.8 and 28/1.4 and they all render this way.)

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    Thank you very much Jack! and for the spot on and painterly description. Nice to hear that you have been taken too! This ought to spread amongst people, especially now when Nikon need peoples gear-buying
    I bought the spatter-finished 180/2.8 too, and it’s a long time since I have got this Christmas feeling in the summertime.
    For only 1.000 USD you get this all new direct from the factory and "live-dealer", fine fine leathercase, lined with red velvet with that wonderful full-metal-glass-lens
    sorry for the Fuji-jpegs here, just to illustrate from my happy mood



    sorry a Fuji X-T2 16mm jpg


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    but back to the 135 DC - Df mood, helped on its way by C1 (sorry: it was hasty taken and focus perhaps more hit the shoulder than the face..but anyway)


    Verona-inhabitent passing by

    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC at iso 220 1/4000 f2 with C1Pro10-win





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    I just bought a new 180/2.8 AF-D myself today. Look forward to using it on my D700, F6 etc.

    Need to send my 180/2.8 Ai (non-ED) lens in for a CLA.

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    Verona..





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC (no defocus) at iso 100 1/4000 f2 through C1Pro10-win




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    Re: Fun with Nikon Images

    Torri del Benaco





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC (with no defocus) at iso 100 1/2000 f2 through C1Pro10-win




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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    The color palette of the Df processed with C1 is spectacular IMHO.
    Do you still have a D800/D800E/D810? I'd love to see some side-by-side examples!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan Brittenson View Post
    Do you still have a D800/D800E/D810? I'd love to see some side-by-side examples!!!
    Hi Jan,

    Yes indeed -- I have the Df and the D810. Gimme a few and I'll try to get something worthwhile up
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    Just added a new lens to my bag, the Sigma 30mm f1.4 Art, and was lucky enough to get a break from the clear, sunny weather yesterday. So far I am quite happy with this lens, it has limits but it's easy enough to work within them. Sigma got me hooked on the focal length with their DP2 series. All captured with the D500...





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    Thanks guys

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    F6, 28/2.8, XP2, HC-110, X1 scan:



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    Torri del Benaco






    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC (no defocus) at iso 100 1/800 f2 through C1pro10win - crop




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    Re: Fun with Nikon Images

    .. mother and daughter having lunch in Torri del Benaco





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC (no defocus) at iso 100 1/640 f2 throught C1pro10win




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    Thanks my friends, for the ' likes ' and your kindness.
    Welcome back Thorkil!!

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    Interestingly, this lens used to get pretty bad reviews all over the place. Mine seems to perform rather well though. Image taken 2 years ago.

    D810 with 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED @ 170mm and f/4.5

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    Thank you Rayyan!! Work can occupy ones time, mind and body in a nasty way. But a short Venice tour tomorrow (just Cannaregio, Castello and Dorsoduro, which means less tourists and more local inhabitants). But forgot to bring the handy 20/2.8D for the Df, so it will be just the X-T2 with the 16/1.4.
    Back to the wonderful Df-DC-Italian colours and a little sparrow doing hip-hop-split dance






    Nikon Df with Nikkor 135/2 DC at iso 100 1/1000 f2 no defocus with C1pro10win





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    F6, 105/2.8, Superia 400, Unicolor presskit, X1 scan:



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    A couple of years old:

    D810 with Nikkor 105mm f/1.8

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    My grandson, the lacrosse goalie
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    Thanks folks. Much appreciated.



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    A beautiful Saturday night anchored off the coast of Maine in front of Stonington, ME. Lovely to have friends with a sailboat!
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    F6, 28-300 (I thought a questionable lens might give me more flare), Pan F, HC-110, X1 scans:


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    Quote Originally Posted by chrism View Post
    F6, 28-300 (I thought a questionable lens might give me more flare), Pan F, HC-110, X1 scans:

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    Is it questionable? On film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Is it questionable? On film?
    Perhaps not. It doesn't have the best reputation, and barrel distortion is a problem that has to be corrected in any image with a straight line in it. This was the first* time I went out with the intention of shooting straight into the sun and hoping for lens flare!

    *I had been out there the previous evening with an OM-2n, 85/2 and 28/2, but stupidly poured the fixer in first for the first time in 40+ years of film processing. It would have been interesting to compare, but there again, I wouldn't have gone back with the F6 if I hadn't mucked up the first film.

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    Waiting for drying up - Verona
    the 180/2.8 spatter finished lens - I didn't have any expectations but I'm positively amazed by the possibility’s. The old dream hiding back in the brain, being able to make color pictures with the B&W feeling, might get some inches closer with these old glasses on the Df





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 180/2.8D at iso 5600 1/640 f2.8 through C1pro10win




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    Verona





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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    Waiting for drying up - Verona
    the 180/2.8 spatter finished lens - I didn't have any expectations but I'm positively amazed by the possibility’s. The old dream hiding back in the brain, being able to make color pictures with the B&W feeling, might get some inches closer with these old glasses on the Df
    It is a truly remarkable lens, isn't it???

    Now wait until you find a 28/1.4 asph, same look in a moderate wide But finding a good one, let alone the price -----

    Already mentioned the 105 DC renders similarly, as does the older 85/1.4 AF-D -- and for my needs decided I don't need both, so stick with the 105, though might be a good match for somebody with the 135DC But I've yet to find a 50 that is in the same category, though somewhat ironically the Sigma pre-ART 50/1.4 was pretty close.

    PS: And I do really love the colors!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    It is a truly remarkable lens, isn't it???

    Now wait until you find a 28/1.4 asph, same look in a moderate wide But finding a good one, let alone the price -----
    Yes it certainly is !!! (and I'm afraid I have to bother you all with more Verona seen through it )
    Just hush hush, I dare not speaking a word on the issue 28/1.4D (my wife Irene could be in risk reading this...) but I will keep you updated...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    It is a truly remarkable lens, isn't it???

    Now wait until you find a 28/1.4 asph, same look in a moderate wide But finding a good one, let alone the price -----

    Already mentioned the 105 DC renders similarly, as does the older 85/1.4 AF-D -- and for my needs decided I don't need both, so stick with the 105, though might be a good match for somebody with the 135DC But I've yet to find a 50 that is in the same category, though somewhat ironically the Sigma pre-ART 50/1.4 was pretty close.

    PS: And I do really love the colors!
    ...but yes I do also consider the 105DC, but I just (at first) have to fight the feeling, gambling all the pension away....
    Yes...those colours...
    How about the Nikkor 18/2.8D, got a friend who strongly recommend this too..()

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    How about the Nikkor 18/2.8D, got a friend who strongly recommend this too..()
    I recently picked one up -- I have not shot with it enough to say anything yet, but stay tuned

    >>> Earlier I was asked for a D810/Df color comparison. I am house-bound for about the next 4 days, so will take some time to shoot in my backyard and try and deliver some exemplar images of both.
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    verona





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    I think the colours are getting considerable cooler when uploading.
    Is it just me?
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    PS changed to the Spyder5Pro calibrated profile and liftet saturation with +22 and +24 in C1, but stil not the glow from C1, and specially skintones are not there as the more delicate ones in C1 (with 0 saturation)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Now wait until you find a 28/1.4 asph, same look in a moderate wide But finding a good one, let alone the price -----
    Here is the 28/1.4D, Jack. Got it mint condition.
    Nice weather in Copenhagen today:





    Nikon Df with Nikkor 28/1.4D at iso 450 1/640 f1.4 through C1pro10win




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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorkil View Post
    I think the colours are getting considerable cooler when uploading.
    Is it just me?
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    PS changed to the Spyder5Pro calibrated profile and liftet saturation with +22 and +24 in C1, but stil not the glow from C1, and specially skintones are not there as the more delicate ones in C1 (with 0 saturation)
    Why the Spider pro profile? You now look over saturated and weirdly warm to my eyes. Your above wet Copenhagen color seems over-saturated in the red/oranges and color balance overall off -- looks a lot like a profile mis-match somewhere in your chain if anything to my eyes. The young lady's hair looks brassy and her skin and the man in shorts skin both look glowy spray-tan orange -- I like the composition though!

    I use the camera native profile as input profile for C1, and my working profile is usually Prophoto, though C1 does all editing in your selected OUTPUT profile -- and for direct to web images, I of course select one of my pre-sized sRGB output processes. (Alternatively, I will sometimes output the image from C1 as a full-sized 16-bit Profoto tiff from C1, then size and convert for web in Photoshop -- I have built web-converter actions expressly for this purpose that will size to a given set of sizes and sharpen ideally for each size, then convert to sRGB for web views.)

    FWIW, I think your above two images from the rainy Verona look great, and would go back to using whatever method you were using there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Why the Spider pro profile? You now look over saturated and weirdly warm to my eyes. Your above wet Copenhagen color seems over-saturated in the red/oranges and color balance overall off -- looks a lot like a profile mis-match somewhere in your chain if anything to my eyes. The young lady's hair looks brassy and her skin and the man in shorts skin both look glowy spray-tan orange -- I like the composition though!

    I use the camera native profile as input profile for C1, and my working profile is usually Prophoto, though C1 does all editing in your selected OUTPUT profile -- and for direct to web images, I of course select one of my pre-sized sRGB output processes. (Alternatively, I will sometimes output the image from C1 as a full-sized 16-bit Profoto tiff from C1, then size and convert for web in Photoshop -- I have built web-converter actions expressly for this purpose that will size to a given set of sizes and sharpen ideally for each size, then convert to sRGB for web views.)

    FWIW, I think your above two images from the rainy Verona look great, and would go back to using whatever method you were using there.
    Ok, thanks Jack, I will give it at try below in some minutes, at the Copenhagenpicture...

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    Yet another try, from fresh, no crop, not picking up whitebalance, in output "embed camera profile" as ICC profile, no saturation, brightnes down because of overexposed, highligt damping up, some sharpening in output for screen etc., some punch in clarity (11 and 7) so here we give it a try...(the girls hair was almost white)(and yet its more neutral)(by the way, so far....a wonderfull lens)




    Nikon Df with Nikkor 28/1.4D at iso 450 1/640 f1.4 through C1pro10win




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    IMO, the revision is MUCH better! WB is a little cool due to overcast -- do you use Auto WB in your Df? I ask, because I generally find it excellent and advise it over any of the static WB settings unless you have a specific need. Either way, it's adjustable in post if you shoot raw, so not a huge deal, just generally less work with Auto WB in newer Nikons. The way I do it in images like this is to look for a "good gray" in an area that is near the main subject. In this case, I would try a dropper WB on the darker long stain on the building cement side a couple feet in front of the girl's leg and see how it looked. If too warm, try another area or dial the first back a bit to taste. Try that and let me know
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    IMO, the revision is MUCH better! WB is a little cool due to overcast -- do you use Auto WB in your Df? I ask, because I generally find it excellent and advise it over any of the static WB settings unless you have a specific need. Either way, it's adjustable in post if you shoot raw, so not a huge deal, just generally less work with Auto WB in newer Nikons. The way I do it in images like this is to look for a "good gray" in an area that is near the main subject. In this case, I would try a dropper WB on the darker long stain on the building cement side a couple feet in front of the girl's leg and see how it looked. If too warm, try another area or dial the first back a bit to taste. Try that and let me know
    ..I always use the Raw's and i always use the AWB in the camera, and its rather good. I did try to find a good light grey to pick up WB from, but went wrong on the backside of round sign on the other side, the settings are matching the verone apart from picking up WB from the cornice above the left open window + some slightly manual adjustment in kelvin and tint, and minor finetuning on the colourwheels...(contrast at +3)
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    When the marsh turns green. D810, 70-200/4 @ 116mm, f11, 30 seconds.
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    A couple gratuitous astro shots from my archives. Was fortunate to do a fly fishing trip to the northern Patagonia region of Chile and got to witness the darkest skies I've ever seen. The first is from a pano showing a shooting star between the milky way and large magellenic cloud, the second the milky way core with a full moon hiding behind a cloud. Taken with the D800E and Nikkor 24mm F1.4 (which as it turns out isn't a great astro lens, at least my copy wasn't, but it was the only camera/lens I had with me at the time ). Not the greatest compositions but it was 4am and the full moon was rising quickly.

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    Is that lens flare over the tree in the first pic, or a nebula? (I'm not the best astronomer ) Either way, I like the shot!
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    Is that lens flare over the tree in the first pic, or a nebula? (I'm not the best astronomer ) Either way, I like the shot!
    Thanks!

    I'm not an astronomer either, but I think the feature you are referring to is the Large Magellenic cloud (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Magellanic_Cloud), which is a galaxy

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    Back in Italian mood.
    AWB (the AWB2 setting, which preserve colours from warm light), camera ICC profile embedded, no Exposure changing (exposure, contrast, brightnes, saturation) just lifting darknes a tiny bit (just tiny while I do think darknes is just as importent as light, and can contribute to a special balance that can trigger our braincells to not to get too bored, so what seems "out of balance" can actual be a keyword in getting better balance, while the unconscious interpretention in our brain often can overrule our preconcepted view of how things ought to look, and in that gap, in that sort of tension, one might hope to get lucky, that things can happen)(sorry, no more words) and taking highlight down and only modest clarity and structure in punch setting





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    @ Thorkil,

    You're back
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