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Merco_61

Merco_61

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#75246 Your best photo of the week ending September 19 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on Today, 01:19 PM

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Body: Nikon Z6II
Lens: Nikon Z 24-70/4 S
Lens (mm): 70
ISO: 189
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/80
Exp. Comp.: -0.3




#75188 The beginnings of a cinema.

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 September 2021 - 01:36 PM

The builders are turning this office complex into a cineplex. I will probably do a series on this and post new photos now and then...

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Body: Nikon Z6II

Lens: Nikon Z 24-70/4 S

Lens (mm): 33
ISO: 100
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/80
Exp. Comp.: -0.3




#75187 Bokehlicious

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 September 2021 - 01:31 PM

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Body: Nikon Z6II

Lens: Nikon Z 24-70/4 S

Lens (mm): 70
ISO: 189
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/80
Exp. Comp.: -0.3




#75186 Tranquility with movement

Posted by Merco_61 on 15 September 2021 - 01:28 PM

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Body: Nikon Z6II

Lens: Nikon Z 24-70/4 S

Lens (mm): 35
ISO: 100
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/125
Exp. Comp.: -0.3




#75183 The Blind Fan

Posted by Merco_61 on 14 September 2021 - 01:39 PM

The armband is more common in Austria and the neighbouring countries than in the rest of the world.




#75182 F4 MF-23 data back - can I get a copy of the original instructions

Posted by Merco_61 on 14 September 2021 - 01:37 PM

Butkus has the MF-23 manual available in PDF.

https://www.camerama...nikon_mf-23.pdf

 

MIR has the MF-24 manual more or less available.

http://www.mir.com.m.../MF24/index.htm

The only difference is the 250 frame capacity of the MF-24.




#75179 F4 alert light

Posted by Merco_61 on 14 September 2021 - 01:27 PM

Curious, what pleases you more when you're seeing the end results, files from the F4 or files from your digital cameras?

That's difficult to answer as the transition to digital was, at least mostly, a matter of cost and convenience.

 

I landed a gig with an importer of tools and motorcycle parts to produce the photos for their yearly catalog and the deadline was simply too tight for analog work. My first digitals were a Kodak DCS 760 and its monochrome companion, the DCS 760M. That first year, I think I shot about 50000 items over the span of 5 weeks. All tools had to be shot in both B&W and colour as the AD couldn't predict what would end up in the colour section of the catalog. Monochrome conversions were not an alternative for print yet as the software was still very primitive 20 years ago.

 

Ever since I got my first D700, film has been infrequent as the D700 files can yield results similar to Ektachrome 100 in colour, but with ISO 1600 or so and similar to Ilford PanF, but with ISO 3200. Film was always just a starting point for the final print, whether on Ilford Galerie or on P 30 material. My current digitals have even bigger DR and lower noise levels than the D700.

 

I shoot more 120 than 135 as film still has advantages in larger sizes. 

 

The F4 is more nostalgia than practical today but I still miss the ergonomics and how easy and intuitive it is to use. One extra reason to shoot more digital is that I moved house a year ago and don't have the room available for a darkroom anymore. In the last 10 years, I have shot less film in each year than I did every day 30 years ago.




#75168 F4 aperture ring on lenses such as AF Nikkor 24mm 1:2.8

Posted by Merco_61 on 14 September 2021 - 03:15 AM

That depends on what mode you are using. When you use Program or Shutter priority, the ring needs to be set to the fully closed down aperture to let the camera control the setting. In Manual or Aperture priority, you need to use the ring to control the aperture as the F4 doesn’t have a control wheel.


#75145 Your best photo of the week ending September 12 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on 12 September 2021 - 01:19 PM

I got this lens on Thursday, this is the first frame I shot with it. The combo seems to work well in available dark.

 

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Camera: Nikon Z6II

Lens: Nikon Z 24-70/4 S

Lens (mm): 24
ISO: 21500
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/25
Exp. Comp.: -2.0




#75126 A short evening walk with a new lens

Posted by Merco_61 on 09 September 2021 - 01:18 PM

Auto ISO. Aperture priority and shutter speed capped @ 1/Focal length.


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#75123 A short evening walk with a new lens

Posted by Merco_61 on 09 September 2021 - 12:51 PM

Camera: Z6II

Lens: Z 24-70 S

 

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Lens (mm): 24
ISO: 21500
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/25
Exp. Comp.: -2.0

 

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Lens (mm): 70
ISO: 17000
Aperture: 9
Shutter: 1/80
Exp. Comp.: -2.0

 

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Lens (mm): 28
ISO: 2130
Aperture: 7.1
Shutter: 1/30
Exp. Comp.: -1.7




#75106 Your best photo of the week ending September 12 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on 06 September 2021 - 01:59 PM

Sometime before midnight (whatever time zone you are in) this Sunday, September 12 2021, post the best photo you have taken this week.
Any subject, any style and any equipment—just give us your best shot.
If you can, list your EXIF info and any special lighting setups you may have used.




#75096 Your best photo of the week ending September 5 2021

Posted by Merco_61 on 05 September 2021 - 12:34 PM

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Body: Nikon D7200
Lens: MicroNikkor 105/4 Ai'd with PN-11 extension ring
Lens (mm): 105
ISO: 635
Aperture: 11
Shutter: 1/20
Exp. Comp.: 0.0

 

The PN-11 is a 52.5 mm extension tube that moves the focus range from eternity-1:2 to the 1:2-1:1 range with the manual focus 105 mm MicroNikkors.




#75073 Succulent plant

Posted by Merco_61 on 01 September 2021 - 12:24 PM

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Body: Nikon D7200

Lens: MicroNikkor 105/4 Ai'd with PN-11 extension ring

Lens (mm): 105
ISO: 635
Aperture: 32
Shutter: 1/1.6

Exp. Comp.: 0.0

 

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Body: Nikon D7200
Lens: MicroNikkor 105/4 Ai'd with PN-11 extension ring

Lens (mm): 105
ISO: 635
Aperture: 11
Shutter: 1/20
Exp. Comp.: 0.0




#75031 The river Fyris

Posted by Merco_61 on 29 August 2021 - 09:05 AM

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