Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

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Prosophos
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Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).
Andre De Angelis Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
One word

WOW!

RBFresno
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Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

Hi Peter,

Incredidbly well done!

Great camera+Great lens+Great photographic technique--> Great picture!

(I am truly annoyed that I do not have a Noct!)

P.S. I found a Noct for only $28,000 (probably 'lost in translation'):
http://www.dchome.net/viewthread.php?tid=1009509

Best Regards,

RB

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Prosophos
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RB !!!!

RBFresno wrote:

Hi Peter,

Incredidbly well done!

Great camera+Great lens+Great photographic technique--> Great picture!

(I am truly annoyed that I do not have a Noct!)

P.S. I found a Noct for only $28,000 (probably 'lost in translation'):
http://www.dchome.net/viewthread.php?tid=1009509

Best Regards,

RB

That is hilarious! I laughed until I almost fell off my chair...

If there is anybody that would appreciate this lens, it's you.... I know you love primes.

I'll sell you mine for $27,000...

On second thought, I think I'll keep mine!

Thanks for the good words,

Peter.

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Prosophos
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Thank you Andre, so kind of you. (nt)

Andre De Angelis wrote:

WOW!

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oldhouse Contributing Member • Posts: 730
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

Peter,
Brilliant!
Just Brilliant!
Quinn
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galupi21 Forum Member • Posts: 79
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

Another WOW !

Luis

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Deleted17 Senior Member • Posts: 1,899
Stunning!

Subarashi!

joecan Veteran Member • Posts: 3,980
Re: One word

Two words from me: wow! wow!
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slyangel9 Junior Member • Posts: 46
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

very nice!!!

Absolutic
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Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

talking about BOKKEHLICIOUS!

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LiorDrZ Forum Member • Posts: 69
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).
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Andre De Angelis Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
I also love your web site.

There's some wonderful artistry there.

I noticed you've shot a lot with the Leica M9. How do you find it?

burnaby New Member • Posts: 5
Re: One word

Thats Hong Kong dollars, equiv. to US$3,600.00.

slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,157
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

At the risk of bucking the trend I think you'd have a much better picture if you cropped out most of the BG. The BG is too bright and has too many distrctions. The couple are too central. If you cropped it to concentrate on the mother and child you would indeed have a stunning portrait.

I hope I haven't broken an un-written rule by criticising an image taken using the Noct...

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Hindigo Regular Member • Posts: 296
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

slimandy wrote:

At the risk of bucking the trend I think you'd have a much better picture if you cropped out most of the BG. The BG is too bright and has too many distrctions. The couple are too central. If you cropped it to concentrate on the mother and child you would indeed have a stunning portrait.

I hope I haven't broken an un-written rule by criticising an image taken using the Noct...

I would not go that far, but would indeed have loved the pic even more had there not been the cars (especially the two on the right), but instead a 100% natural background; the size and brightness of the background do not bother me otherwise.

Great shot anyway!

Tom

ZinhaEq Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

Great photo!

Prosophos
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Re: I also love your web site. (re: the M9)

Andre De Angelis wrote:

There's some wonderful artistry there.

Thank you Andre!

I noticed you've shot a lot with the Leica M9. How do you find it?

I probably shoot 90% with the M9 and 5% with the D3S and 5% with the M2 (film). The D3S is my "go-to" camera, when I absolutely need the shot. Even in fully manual mode, it's still much quicker than the M9. The M9 however, because of it's size and stunning IQ at low ISO (and to too shabby at ISO 1600-2500), is my preferred camera.

I love the IQ the M9 produces, even with Leica's "cheapest" lenses:
(75 Summarit - $1695):

And even with a $400 Voigtlander Nokton 40/1.4, the IQ on the M9 is terrific:

(Voigtlander Nokton 40/1.4 -- a $400 lens):

((Voigtlander Nokton 40/1.4):

The trouble is, the M9 is darn expensive of course, and requires you to think when you photograph. The second thing is actually a good thing...

Peter.

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Prosophos
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Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

slimandy wrote:

At the risk of bucking the trend I think you'd have a much better picture if you cropped out most of the BG. The BG is too bright and has too many distrctions. The couple are too central. If you cropped it to concentrate on the mother and child you would indeed have a stunning portrait.

I humbly disagree. Not about the distractions (can't do anything about that, other than clone them out -- something I don't do), but about cropping down to the mother and child. The converging lines, the sense of space, and the context is something I wanted in this shot... if I crop that out, I'm left with just a portrait.

I hope I haven't broken an un-written rule by criticising an image taken using the Noct...

That reads a little harsh, Andy. If you don't like the Noct, that's fine. If you think everybody praises every shot from the Noct, that's not true.

Peter.

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slimandy Forum Pro • Posts: 17,157
Re: Nikon D3S + Nikkor-NOCT 58/1.2 (1 image).

Hindigo wrote:

the size and brightness of the background do not bother me otherwise.

Yes, I didn't explain my feelings fully. There are areas of BG that are too bright rather than the whole BG (the area above thier heads, a car on the left). There are also distractions in the BG (the cars), and I think maybe they are a bit too central if they only take up a small % of the frame. A crop could solve most of the problems. The main subject is sharp, nice tones. They would make a nice image if they were the only focal point.

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