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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #30 on: March 14, 2013, 08:28:11 AM »
To the OP:  So where is the picture of the pope taken by this Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens?  All the hype for this lens and no follow ups?


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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2013, 08:35:17 AM »
To the OP:  So where is the picture of the pope taken by this Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens?  All the hype for this lens and no follow ups?
See the first word of the subject ;D
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2013, 04:41:14 AM »
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Please do not project your own fantasies on my text, and do not shout.
Why did I say 'Shooting the pope does not solve anything'?
I think the title 'Shooting the Pope with [..]' is unlucky, not to say tasteless.
If you are not too young, you may remember that in 1981 the then Pope, John Paul, was indeed shot in Rome by a Turkish gentleman. This makes 'Shooting the Pope' different from, say, "Shooting the Rocky Mountains' to which I would raise no objection.
We are all human. That impies that we have the ability to think, and to form our own opinions. It is our birthright to do so. We do not have the right to deny others the same rights. This implies that we do not have the right to kill anybody just because he/she is of a different opinion.
I therefore feel in this case 'Photographing' or 'Taking a picture of' would be better than 'Shooting'.
Hope I made myself clear this time.
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Religion has little to do with it. The present Pope is in some respects a conservative, but his conservative views are contested by many a Catholic and cheered by many unbelievers. I do not quite understand why you mentioned your (lack of) religion.
Sorry if  this posting is a bit OT.


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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #33 on: March 18, 2013, 05:15:25 AM »
I think the title 'Shooting the Pope with [..]' is unlucky, not to say tasteless.
If I had left the subject title at "Waiting to Shooting the New Pope", yes it would have been tasteless.
But that is not what I did, the subject title is and always has been "Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens" ... anyone who knows what a  "Nikkor lens" is, knows full well what I was talking about ... unless of course the person is utterly ignorant, in which case he wouldn't be hanging around in a camera/lens related forum like CR ... besides my intention was never to sensationalize or make it cheap ... so there is no question of it being "tasteless".
you may remember that in 1981 the then Pope, John Paul, was indeed shot in Rome by a Turkish gentleman.
This makes 'Shooting the Pope' different from, say, "Shooting the Rocky Mountains' to which I would raise no objection.
The word "shooting" is used routinely by many photographers to describe the process of making an image, just because Pope John Paul II was shot does not make the subject title "unlucky" OR "objectionable" OR "tasteless".
However, what can easily be misinterpreted is when someone leaves a one line comment like "Shooting the pope will not solve anything." ::)
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #34 on: March 18, 2013, 06:46:03 AM »
I found two photos made by Dylan Martinez (the photographer who was waiting with the Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens) at:
http://uk.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=UKRTR3EXVC#a=7
Although I cannot read the exif data on these images, looks like both the images are made with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens.
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2013, 12:57:57 PM »
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If I had left the subject title at "Waiting to Shooting the New Pope", yes it would have been tasteless.
But that is not what I did, the subject title is and always has been "Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens" ...

I get your point, but for me the primary meaning of "shooting" still crops up, perhaps because English is only my second language. Sorry if I misunderstood.

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 08:52:58 AM »
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If I had left the subject title at "Waiting to Shooting the New Pope", yes it would have been tasteless.
But that is not what I did, the subject title is and always has been "Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens" ...

I get your point, but for me the primary meaning of "shooting" still crops up, perhaps because English is only my second language. Sorry if I misunderstood.
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #36 on: March 20, 2013, 08:52:58 AM »

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #37 on: March 20, 2013, 10:07:25 AM »
I found two photos made by Dylan Martinez (the photographer who was waiting with the Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens) at:
Although I cannot read the exif data on these images, looks like both the images are made with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens.

If these are really the photos from that lens...i must say, the lens isn't very good..the images look dark, blur and soft

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #38 on: March 20, 2013, 10:12:02 AM »
I found two photos made by Dylan Martinez (the photographer who was waiting with the Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens) at:
Although I cannot read the exif data on these images, looks like both the images are made with Nikkor 1200-1700mm lens.

If these are really the photos from that lens...i must say, the lens isn't very good..the images look dark, blur and soft
I agree
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #39 on: March 20, 2013, 10:43:30 AM »
Atmospheric distortions normally kill any sharpness and contrast from such long distance shots.

That is the difference between measurbators, enthusiasts, pros and picture editors. When picture editors need an image the pros get the best they can, in this instance the distance severely limits expectations.

This is an interesting article on using the same lens to take pictures of the French President on Bastille Day, http://blogs.reuters.com/blog/archives/8068

In the third image of the article the white lens to picture right is the 1200 f5.6 Canon.
Interesting article, thanks for sharing ... but I couldn't help notice this pic (4th in the blog) of a heavy lens on a seemingly weak tripod that too with the center column extended, kinda odd.
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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2013, 01:49:49 AM »
Atmospheric distortions normally kill any sharpness and contrast from such long distance shots.

That is the difference between measurbators, enthusiasts, pros and picture editors. When picture editors need an image the pros get the best they can, in this instance the distance severely limits expectations.

This is an interesting article on using the same lens to take pictures of the French President on Bastille Day, http://blogs.reuters.com/blog/archives/8068

In the third image of the article the white lens to picture right is the 1200 f5.6 Canon.
Interesting article, thanks for sharing ... but I couldn't help notice this pic (4th in the blog) of a heavy lens on a seemingly weak tripod that too with the center column extended, kinda odd.

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Re: Waiting to Shoot the New Pope with Nikkor 1200-1700mm Lens
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