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by GrahamS
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:14 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Portrait of Sarah
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: Portrait of Sarah

The 16-85 is a very fine lens. At f5.6 it is very sharp across the frame at all focal lengths. Almost as though Nikon designed it to be used at maximum aperture. It's a little heavy for a DX lens, but it is very well engineered mechanically. See here: http://bit.ly/2uts1sU It will do very well on yo...
by GrahamS
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Portrait of Sarah
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: Portrait of Sarah

A sky-light window.
by GrahamS
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Portrait of Sarah
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Re: Portrait of Sarah

Thanks Julio. I intended to use the 50mm f1.4 AF-D which would have given an effective 75mm focal length, but due to space restrictions I needed a tighter crop. The Helios 44 is a superb lens, I have one also.
by GrahamS
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Portrait of Sarah
Replies: 7
Views: 1599

Portrait of Sarah

I used one small diffuse flash & umbrella at camera high left and natural light fill from camera right. Nikon D7100, 16-85mm f3.5-5.6 @ 60mm, f5.6 @ 1/90th ISO 100.
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by GrahamS
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Summer walks with an F2
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: Summer walks with an F2

Very nice indeed, Julio. Exposures must have been spot on as the beach sand in the last shot is retaining detail. Yes, cameras do get heavier as we age, but it doesn't take much ageing. I remember how relieved I was when I exchanged my F for an FE. My shoulder felt as though it had been relieved of ...
by GrahamS
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: What was your first SLR?
Replies: 53
Views: 29739

Re: What was your first SLR?

Alex, by today's standards, the Nikon F is built like a tank, it's heavy, and it's basic, but it will keep going when others have given up! It is also built to very fine tolerances.
by GrahamS
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: What was your first SLR?
Replies: 53
Views: 29739

Re: What was your first SLR?

Prior to owning my own SLR I had used my grandfather's Exakta VXIIa with a set of CZJ lenses, but I took all of the class and sports team photos for my high school for two years in order to earn and save up enough to buy my very own black bodied, plain prism Nikon F with 50mm f2 Nikkor-H in 1961. I...
by GrahamS
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: SLRs
Topic: What was your first SLR?
Replies: 53
Views: 29739

Re: What was your first SLR?

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Then 1st one I bought was a Nikon FE2 that I bought to go on a trip of the Amazon.... stolen at Iquitos and I have no evidence of such trip :)
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That really sucks!
by GrahamS
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Words/No Words
Topic: Red Oktober 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: Red Oktober 2019

Great shot, superb tonality. I'll take a Jupiter 8 anyday.
by GrahamS
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chatter — 'Sound Off' Here
Topic: Another year another Birthday
Replies: 9
Views: 3048

Re: Another year another Birthday

LarryD wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Well here is the one for me turning 61.
Good grief, you're still a puppy! Happy Birthday, Larry. Many many more.