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Showcase Nikon 180mm f/2.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by arpoador, Nov 14, 2010.

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    panasonic G2
    stopped down to around f/8, 2 second exposure, heavily cropped
     
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  2. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    Nikkor 180 f2.8

    This is a great lens for back Nikkor_180mm_f2_8_040.JPG yard nature photography. Sharp at almost all apertures, easy to focus. Hand held, natural light.
     
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  3. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    180mm f2.8 Nikkor

    Another feeder shot. Using this lens is a lot of fun. Olympus EPL1 Nikkor_180mm_f2_8_021.JPG
     
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  4. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    A more difficult bird

    They seem to love the lawn sprinklers. Olympus E p2 humming_bird_180_Nikkor_4_13_067_-_Copy.JPG
     
  5. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 2, 2012
    COLORADO
    I love this lens!
     
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  6. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    One of my very favorite lenses, too.
    Nice mountain!
     
  7. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    That's one of the five fourteeners I can see from my house.
     
  8. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Shot as a test with macro tubes. Works well except between the tubes and the tripod mount adapter, my camera body twisted to somewhere between 45 and 90 degrees. Adjusting the tripod is tricky. Maybe a set of Nikon mount tubes would work better instead of m3/4 since Nikon has that reverse twist mount. Anybody have an idea?
     
  9. kurtwist

    kurtwist Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 6, 2011
    Southern Calif.
    Nice picture!
    I've had trouble as well, with extension tubes lining up properly. I've used them to shorten the focus distance on some older, long telephotos, and the result was the non-rotating tripod mounts weren't usable. I wound up unscrewing the tubes some, and holding them with tape.
     
  10. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
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  11. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
  12. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    ^ Wow.
     
  13. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    I love that lens.
     
  14. tchr

    tchr New to Mu-43

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    Dec 10, 2012
    extension tubes

    My experience is quite opposite.I find extension tubes very useful with long lenses. Many of the older telephotos won't focus closely enough for birding - a short tube is often a perfect solution. Image quality is usually unchanged, partly depending on optical design, etc.
     
  15. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    It isn't so much that your experience is the opposite, it's that you find the experience sufficient for what you want to do. What I described was simply physics and that didn't change.

    If it works for you, more power to you! I just wanted to share the information. That's all.
     
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  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
  17. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    So that was you 35 yrs ago?:biggrin:
     
  18. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
    Keith
    Teddy looks so young. This must've been shot with a VERY early :43: prototype. :rolleyes:
     
  19. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    And processed with Nik-Tri-X simulator at ASA 1600 ... it is all about the lens ... with homage to The Lion.
     
  20. juangrande

    juangrande Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    This morning at 6:20 am.