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Oklahoma Wolf

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Mar 18, 2003
Sat there next to the old school for five hours... thought it was pointless. The payoff was worth it.

Used my $120 28-70 AF-D flare killer lens for this one. Two exposures blended using luminosity masks. Caught the bolt, broke out the flashlight, then did another shot for the foreground.

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Oklahoma Wolf

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My father's been dealing with some bad health news lately (the C word), so I in turn have not found myself interested in photography lately.

To try and get myself back in the game, I blew a wad and got big money lens #2 on the wish list: Nikkor 85mm f1.4 AF-D, aka the "cream machine."

Here are two of the test shots. No speedlight, just grabbed the D800 and fired a couple. Had to make sure it worked before leaving eBay feedback. It's in flawless condition - looks like a new lens. The Pekingese is at f1.6, the white fuzzball is at f2.

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Oklahoma Wolf

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And one from in the field, f2.8. I have this same shot in winter with hoarfrost taken with my 50mm f1.8 AI-S. Now I want to get that shot again with this new lens. Already seeing why people pay up to get one.

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JLK03F150

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Joined
May 17, 2005
Location
Georgia
Playing with my new Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 on the Canon 3Ti. I haven't shot in a while & I'm suffering from camera shake. Need more practice!

I'm thinking good thoughts for your father O_W. Best of luck to him.

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Audioaficionado

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Apr 29, 2002
I've got to dig my Canon 2Ti out and start wandering around taking pics. Haven't used it for over 2 years. Also found my old Nikkor 300mm prime that I can mount on my Canon and do Astrophotography with it. Got several prime Nikkors to play with. Nikon F2 has a frozen shutter and not worth the expense to repair. :(

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Oklahoma Wolf

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Mar 18, 2003
I had just about given up on meteors here last night when I decided to turn the camera sideways and take a few parting shots at the sky. This was the only shot that got anything.

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HankB

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Jan 27, 2011
Location
Beautiful Sunny Winfield
Hope some of you are ready for the solar eclipse.

Not. :( He who hesitates ...

Too late to order glasses from Amazon. None left at American Science and Surplus. I might be able to pick up a pair at Morton Arboretum. I'll call today. There are some on Craigslist but those folk are gouging.

I might be able to use an arc welding mask. We're expecting 87% coverage (near Chicago) and I need to see if that's enough to trigger auto-darkening.

Too late to order solar film for the camera from Amazon. The welding supply houses are out. I'll call a guy who did some welding for me and see if he has anything.

I was thrilled yesterday when my new lens arrived - an 80-400 zoom purchased on eBay. It was not purchased for the eclipse but would have been suitable (with a suitable filter.) I was crushed to find it wouldn't manual focus. I guess I'll get to experience eBay buyer protection. My next best option is an 18-200 zoom. But it won't matter if I don't have something to use as a filter.

So the situation is yeah-no. If I live long enough I can be better prepared for the next one in '24. I'll be 70 by then. ;)

We're about a 6 hour drive from totality and had already decided that 87% coverage would be good enough. SWMBO will be at work anyway.

I may view the eclipse with a pinhole camera or just admire the crescents in dappled shade.
 

Oklahoma Wolf

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Guess where I went this week...

Only had room for two lenses - my 28-70mm f3.5-4.5 flare killer and 20mm f1.8 prime. The 20mm barely got any use at all... I could have left it at home. Sunstars on the 28-70 are the bee's knees.

I was there Wednesday and Thursday. Only on Thursday was I able to stay long enough for the full Saddledome lighting to come on.

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Silver_Pharaoh

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Sep 7, 2013
Okay, I've been out and about with my new camera and I'm loving it so far!
I uploaded a few snaps to Google drive: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7OL6MIZst3YaU9vaWhCWFk3WkE

There's a picture of nothing in there, just the zoom lens fully zoomed out, and I noticed a few orange pixels in it... Bad pixels?
If I take the lens off and look at the mirror, I CAN see a few dust particles on it. I tried blowing them off myself and it helped a bit but not much. Is that cleanable? Also, you guys use Flickr to share photos right?


I have lots to learn - especially about the aperture size, so any tips are welcome :)

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Oklahoma Wolf

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I haven't been doing too much shooting lately, but thought I should get out there when I saw the hoarfrost today. My 85mm f1.4 got this shot, all the way up at f16.

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Bluefalcon13

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Jan 1, 2008
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Eh... Not a DSLR or anything fancy.... Just a couple cell phone shots from my first 14er.
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HankB

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Jan 27, 2011
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Beautiful Sunny Winfield
Eh... Not a DSLR or anything fancy.... Just a couple cell phone shots from my first 14er
I am not the boss here but AFAIK pictures from any camera are welcome. What matters is the composition and subject matter and thought that went into it.

I like the pictures because it reminds me of the climb to Mount Baldy at Philmont Scout Ranch. (At 12,441 feet I suppose it's a 12er ;) )

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I can now pot the other side of the moon. :D

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