Chicago - Nikon D810 + Leica 50mm, Nikon 58mm & Sigma 24mm

Discussion in 'Stroll Photography' started by shanehicks, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. shanehicks

    shanehicks SC Regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    Had a day between meetings so took the D810 and some glass out and about around Chicago, my first visit but loved this city!

    [​IMG]Chicago Lakefront by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Lincoln Park Chicago - Nikon D810 + Leica Summicron 50mm F2 by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Chicago Lakefront by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Chicago Window by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Downtown Chicago by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Doughnut Vault Chicago by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Chicago by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Chicago Street by Shane Hicks, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Downtown Chicago by Shane Hicks, on Flickr
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  2. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
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    you should be able to figure it out...
    Very nice shooting Shane - with a few additional nice ones in your Flickr stream. I just started shooting with the Voigtlander 58 f1.4 and, to my surprise, really like the focal length (haven't really bonded with a 50 in a long time). So I'm gonna rent the Nikon and shoot them back to back for a few days and see if I want to spend the $$ for a used copy of the Nikon. You're doing really nice work with it. It seems like a lot of people mostly use it as a portrait lens, but I'd be more likely to use it a lot like you have here, relying mostly on 85mm and greater for portrait stuff. So it's nice to see some of these examples, as well as the fine work with the Sigma 24 and Zeiss 50...

  3. pniev

    pniev Student for life

    Jun 10, 2013
    A very creative and beautiful series of a great city (even in wintertime).
  4. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey SC Hall of Famer

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
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    Those are all strong, gorgeous shots, with great composition. Nicely done, sir.
  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    Wonderful shots all!
  6. Livnius

    Livnius SC Veteran

    Jun 3, 2012
    Melbourne. Australia
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    These are wonderful...and your processing is sublime as well. Fine set Shane.
  7. rayvonn

    rayvonn SC Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    It has to be the fourth one (Chicago Window) for me, very impressive.
  8. bluzcity

    bluzcity SC Veteran

    Jul 30, 2013
    Memphis, TN
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    I love this set. Great mood.
  9. shanehicks

    shanehicks SC Regular

    Oct 26, 2012
    Hey, thanks guys - much appreciated

    Ray - the Nikon 58mm is an interesting lens, I went from the Sigma 50mm ART to this and of course it's no way as sharp but it does have something - i'm increasingly looking for lenses that have character and the Leica and Nikon 58 has bucket loads