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 Post subject: Nikon Photo's
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:15 am 
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Rather than clutter up the camera thread on the something new page, I had better post pictorials where they belong.

Working from almost six week old memory here.....

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Split oak stump at Sturgeon Creek. Nikkor 28 mm F 3.5. Kodak Ultracolor 400 at 1/125 at f 5.6. Nikon FE-2. Very heavy over cast during this set.

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Water flowing over and under frazile ice at Sturgeon creek.

Vivitar 28-85 F 3.5~4.5 at 85 mm 1/125 sec at 5.6. This lens trends towards heavy contrast at full telephoto. Kodak ultracolor 400 in the FE-2.

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Cat tracks on thin ice at Sturgeon creek. Water is flowing over the ice at left.

Vivitar 28-85 F3.5~4.5 at about 60mm. 1/60 sec at F 8. FE-2.

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Maple transitioning from sapling to tree at Sturgeon creek. Nikkor 28mm f 3.5 at 1/125 sec at f 5.6

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Here's sister in heavy concentration mode with her Canon AE-1. Nikkor 50 mm F-2 at 1/60 sec and f 5.6. This lens is kind of hard for me to figure out. For it's time period, most 50mm Nikkors were 1.8. I really don't understand why both apertures in the same mfg time frame. This lens has a very long protruding pin at the rear element that none of my other Nikkors have. It's far more fringy in the corners than any other normal Nikkor prime I have used. The center of the image is just fine.


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Main tower of the Manitoba Legislature. Nikkor 28mm F 3.5 wide open at a hand-held 1/15 sec. FE-2 and Kodak Ultracolor 400.



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Electric light bulb moose on the legislature grounds. Nikkor 28mm F 3.5 wide open and hand-held 1/30 sec. FE-2 with the same ultracolor film.

That 28mm Nikkor is quite a lens. I can't detect anything in the corners even at 24000 pixels in my photo editing suite. A keeper for sure. I think with a bit warmer weather and better light, this lens will be capable of much sharper images. Most wideangles tend to soften at corners and edges in weak light. We shall see...

All of the images above are phone copies of the digital paper prints. Other than resizing them to fit properly on this board, I have done nothing to manipulate them. They are un-cropped, and un-corrected in any manner....

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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Good compositions! :bigrin: SW

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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i love seeing these , thanks , i like your eye as well ,

so - does the cannon take nikon lenses - i have never held a cannon , i know they were great cameras just never had any experience with them , i am surprised their bayonet mount is the same - i had occasion to mess with a pentax back when but never the cannon ,


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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No, the Nikkor lenses will not fit the Canon camera.
When Canon first started with their rangefinder camera, the screw thread mount lenses were made by Nikkor. By the time Canon got into the slr business they had their own proprietary bayonet lens system that is almost a direct reversal of Nikon's.


Adapters are now available to cross mount other makers lenses to certain cameras- at a cost. In most cases ability to focus to infinity is lost due to the increase in focal length that these adapters create.


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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that makes sense , i thought everyone was pretty much into proprietary systems , back then i had all i could do to be into these with one system ,if my mother was not an exec at porter camera [they were a big catalog camera store ] i would not have been in as far as i got to ,


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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Couple Nikons at my work. I'm shooting with the F-2 and 85mm f1.8 here with the F-3 on my neck with 50mm f 1.4 S.C.

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Phone pic of the F-3 and Q 135mm F 3.5. Samsung A-20 photo editing suite resulted in this slightly high contrast mono-chrome.... Shot under Substitube 15 w l.e.d.'s.
Couldn't edit all of the pulse out.... it comes up as out of focus noise on digital.

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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I was going to say you look like a real tourist there, but no selfie stick = not a tourist! ;) SW

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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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I actually used to wear a Harris Tweed blazer and white shirt for pictorial work. The leather elbow patches on the tweed blazer helped keep my gear together. Never much of a fan of the pro shoulder bag. It got in the way a lot in most photo situations...
The rust in my technique is obvious here. Easier to go with both camera straps over the shoulders. The weight of the drive on the F-3 takes a bit of getting used to...

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Test roll from the F-2 went into the lab Friday a.m. I am on pins and needles. Gonna be about a 10 day wait. I is excited over the Nikkor 85 lens and that F-2 body. Hope fully everything comes up well. If it does, the F-2 is gonna be the work horse with the F-3 as back-up....

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should work out just fine - those drives were heavy , wonder if the inventors ever carried one ?

i still have the tweeds with the patches , i suppose it dates me a bit - but then im not looking for dates anymore so frankly scarlet .............


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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Ice pile created by boiler blow off vent.
Nikon F2 with Nikkor 85mm f 1.8 wide open 1/60 sec.
Kodak Ultramax 400 c-41.

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American Elm out my back door.
F2 again with the same lens at sunrise. f 1.8 1/125 sec.

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Some shadow play. Elvis has not left the building.
F2 with the 85 yet again. f 1.8 and 1/15 sec hand held :bigrin:


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Great grandson Karmine on line.

F2 with 80-200 f 4.5 Nikkor zoom at about 80mm f 4.5 and X-1/80 sec. The 422-D flash was set to manual and 1/16th power level. Nice fill lighting for partial daylight. Not bad at all for a beater lens that was in the 2 grand price range when it was new.

I am floating over the F2 camera. One of the BEST moves I ever made was buying it.


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Yours truly with the F-3 and 50mm 1.4 S.C. Nikkor. In the mirror at 1/30 sec f 1.4
Watch out for people that shoot with both eyes open. The may have some idea of what they're doing ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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OK -shes a little young for you but that has been my move over the years always trading in for a younger model , just so you know it cost me a fortune and ill live as a pauper in my later years because of it ...........assuming the girl was the topic ....i suppose it was the camera a and lens ? results ? so even after 30+ years of happiness i still look - im not dead yet !!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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Gotta get one of these some day :bigrin:

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never see those any more


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 Post subject: Re: Nikon Photo's
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On a sort of related note:

Had some FP-4 plus film that my sister shot in her Canon AE-1 developed at the lab across town.
They did a very good job on it. She exposed it at the rated ASA 125, and the negs look perfect in terms of development. No trace of grain on the 4 X 6's from negative scans- quite nice.
Expensive though~ 35 something for a 36 exposure roll.

I have almost everything I need here to start developing film. I need a little practice loading reels first, before I jump back in with both feet.

Picked up a cheep window squeegee at the dollar store yesterday, and it's gonna hafta do.

More on this in a bit....

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