Nikon Wednesday 2021: #14

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Laur, Apr 7, 2021 at 12:18 AM.

  1. Important: please keep your image under 1000 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: This forum's moderators are allowing up to three Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    There's nothing like a project that forces you to re-evaluate your lens collection. Here are two screen shots from some video (shot on a Nikon Z6) wherein we're wrestling with how to capture something that's being projected into the subject's eye for what seems - to the subject - to be infinity focus. Worse, the image is rendered in a cone that works great for the human eye, but is terrible for videographers! Ironically, something like an iPhone's camera is almost better suited for this because of the nearly infinite DoF. It's a challenging problem. Focus distance has to be right up close, and yet FoV is tricky. I thought a macro lens was the ticket, but actually had better luck with my venerable Nikon 14-24/2.8, stopped down some. With video, we can rack focus over time to avoid needing to get the eye and the projection simultaneously in focus. It's always something!

    Got any tricky optical challenges for this Nikon Wednesday? Share some photos!
  2. Taken on my front porch in Elk Grove, CA 29 March 2021 @ 9:57 PM
    Nikon D750 1/500 sec, f/10, ISO 400 (Auto), Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 A022N @ 460 mm, SB-800 (in FP Mode), Range: 2.99

    Fluffy (Probably digesting its recent catch)

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  3. F100 24-70 2.8G on Delta 100

  4. Z6 14-24 f2.8G @ 17mm 1/125th f11 iso 100

  5. Lucy, Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, Nikon D300, 50mm Nikkor
    Fisherman's Wharf 21b_Lucy_1.jpg
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    Great Egret
    Z7ii. 200-500mm f/5.6 at 500mm. 1/400 sec @ f8.0 ISO 320 on Tripod.
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  7. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Spring has arrived. The Pride of Madeira flowers (a native of the Portuguese Madeira Island in the Atlantic) are blooming in California,
    and the birds are taking full advantage.

    I am not a good speller, but in the past I typically had no trouble with "Madeira." However, this year somehow I have the tendency to type Pride of Moderna. :cool:

    Top image, Nikon Z6 with 24-70mm/f2.8 S lens. Middle image: golden-crowned sparrow, and bottom image: Anna's hummingbird, both with the 500mm PF Nikkor lens.



    Last edited: Apr 7, 2021 at 10:38 AM
  8. However, this year somehow I have the tendency to type Pride of Moderna. :cool:

    Entirely forgivable with Covid and the Moderna Vaccine concerns so present ;)
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  9. Nikon Z6ii + Sigma 60-600mm, _DSC0224_DxO.jpg ISO 180 1/800th @ f6.3. Tufted Duck.
  10. Nikon Z6ii + 300mm 2.8 VR. ISO 2000 1/2000th f4. Canada Goose.

  11. D500 + 300mm 2.8 VR, ISO 100 1/800 @ f2.8. Pigeon.

  12. D300s + 70-210 Ai-S E. Horse.
  13. Nikon D750 24-120mm f4 hoanbridge169-(1-of-1)-copy-2.jpg
  14. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

    Sometimes it all sparkles.
    DSC_4352 (1000x667).jpg
  15. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Tim, I assume that is the Daniel Hoan Memorial Bridge across the Milwaukee River. Nice sunset??
  16. 0012NIK Mujer Vestido Rojo-Contraluz-Calle Rollo-Arco Ayuntamiento-NAI28.jpg

    0003NIK Contraluz-Póster RAFAEL-Cartel y Farol-NAI28.jpg

    0016NIK Llevando Nevera en Carrito-Palé-NAI28.jpg
    Nikkor AI 28 on D200​

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