A walk in the park with only a G1 and a Nikkor 300/2.8 IF-ED

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by f6cvalkyrie, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    this morning, I wanted to go for some test cq training shooting with my new Nikkor 300/2.8 IF-ED. And a tripod, of course, no way you could shoot with this combination handheld !

    This is how the combination looks

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    and here are some of the first training shots with (fast) moving animals.

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    To be honest, it's a heavy burden, this combination with the tripod bringing more than 7 kg of weight.
    And, also, the manual focusing and the very narrow DOF when shooting wide open, ask for high precision, and is slow to operate.
    So, I missed quite a lot of shots :frown:

    Comments and critique highly appreciated !

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
  2. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    wow what a lens , a 600mm eqiv on full frame at 2.8, i wonder what that would cost,

    your lens for that matter was very dear im sure , really nice shots
     
  3. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    no secret, I got it off the evilbay, in absolute new condition, with the lenscase and a TC-300 2x teleconvertor, for a korean seller, for exactely 2500$.
    A bargain, considering what you had to pay for this combo new :eek:

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  4. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus Charter Member

    I give you a great deal of credit for carrying that!

    My favorite is the horse with his winter coat because he's very appealing to me. I am very impressed at by your capture of the chipmunk due to his speed. The swan photos are both very well done - beautiful birds - the detail in your first is super! The excitedly cheering onlooker has great color and her hands show the thrill she's just had, and that group of daffodils is very pretty, though the tree bark looks a bit greenish to me via my computer.

    As I said, I really love the horse, he's got character and I think the colors and use of DOF has worked really well to show him off.:biggrin:
     
  5. lggomez

    lggomez Mu-43 Regular

    Awsome pics! That lens it's a beauty.
     
  6. Porky4

    Porky4 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Apr 4, 2010
    Staffordshire, UK
    Hi Rafael, :smile:

    Absolutely stunning shots and what a great lens. :2thumbs: But 2500 dollars? That's more than my car's worth! :frown: But then again, I can't afford a Bentley either! :biggrin:

    BTW doesn't the size of that lens make you feel a little "inadequate"? :rofl:

    Paul :cool:

    PS, when I grow up I want a lens like that!
     
  7. Porky4

    Porky4 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Apr 4, 2010
    Staffordshire, UK
    Raf,

    I've just noticed on the Lazy Horse shot there are some horizontal OOF lines across the image just above the horse on the ground. Was it shot through a fence, or something similar?

    Paul :cool:
     
  8. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi, Paul,

    those are OOF lines caused by the fence behind the horses.

    C U
    Rafael

    No, they aren't, they seem to run through the horses also, so they must have been between the lens and the horses.
    I absolutely must look better next time !
     
  9. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

    806
    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida
    butter smooth bokeh city....
     
  10. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    they seem to run thru the first horse , but i dont think they do, in fact i think its just an
    illusion as the tones of the horse seem to mimic the horizontals of the fence like out of focus highlights


    if the fence was in front of the first horse , then it would be also in the standing horse too unless the fence ends ....but wheres the post??? which would have produced an even more pronounced artifact


    jmho
     
  11. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    OK, I just went back to the RAW file, and, you're right, cosinaphile (you must have a first name too ?), the wires do not run through the horses, so they are behind them, like I thought at first view.

    That doesn't mean that they are not disturbing, just that I did not miss them when shooting :wink:

    Will see tomorrow if I can clone them out ???

    Here's the magnified proof :biggrin:

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    C U,
    Rafael
     
  12. walshy

    walshy Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Feb 28, 2010
    Very nice images...

    Framed well also...

    Guy..
     
  13. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    That's a nice lens. I have the 300mm f4, which you can handhold with IS on (to a reasonable degree). I'm going to see if I can get new access keys to a local bird sanctuary and put the m4/3s gear to use.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  14. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran Charter Member

    389
    Dec 30, 2009
    Texas
    Nice images. Man what a lens.
     
  15. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    342
    Feb 1, 2010
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I just thought that with the 85mm Planar and the 14-140 my camera bag fills up very quickly and gets heavy but this lens is something else - and costs more than my car also :) But the pictures are really great, thanks for shlepping the lens and posting the pictures.

    Stefan