Street shootout between Nikon 35mm camera/lens combos yields surprising results – By Isaac D. Pacheco – 35mmc

Gear reviews are typically created to help consumers decide between products with similar specifications and price points. Accordingly, comparisons often focus on the nuances that exist between otherwise analogous products. That was obviously not the intent of this zany Nikon 35mm shoot off. This review grew from my desire to see how my recently acquired Nikonos V with its included W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 lens, which I picked up second hand for $200, stacked up against Nikon’s top-of-the-line 35mm film combo, the $2,500 Nikon F6 and $1,500 AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G.

Nikon F6 / AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

Nikonos V / W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

The resulting shots ended up looking pretty similar, but image quality is only one consideration when selecting a camera/lens combo for a particular assignment. Ergonomics, ease of use, and durability are all critically important factors as well. I pitted an underwater rangefinder from the mid-1980s, mounted with a manual focus lens that was originally introduced in 1963, against Nikon’s flagship 35mm SLR outfitted with a 35mm prime lens from 2010 that includes features like Nano Crystal Coat and Silent Wave autofocus. This was never going to be a fair fight.

Nikonos V / W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

Nikon F6 / AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

I expected the speed and handling of the F6 combo to far surpass the brick-like Nikonos V with its manual, distance-scale focus lens. I expected the bright SLR viewfinder to help me achieve more accurate compositions. I expected the faster AF-S lens to be sharper wide open. I got what I expected.

Nikonos V / W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

Nikon F6 / AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

What I didn’t expect was how similarly the lenses performed when stopped down. I’m not just referring to sharpness and depth of field, differences that become negligible for most lenses when they’re shot at f/8 or smaller apertures. No, the real surprise was how similar color rendition, contrast, and distortion looked between these two lenses with very different optical formulas. The W-Nikkor 35mm lens, for being half a century older and 20 times less expensive than the “gold ring” AF-S lens, created results on par with its professional counterpart. I did find most shots from the F6 to be slightly warmer than those from the Nikonos V, which I suspect is a result of the Super Integrated Coating on one element of the AF-S lens.

Nikonos V / W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

Nikon F6 / AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

I loaded both cameras with FUJIFILM Fujicolor C200 and shot them in aperture priority mode. With the exception of the hotdog vendor shots above, I selected the same apertures for each comparison shot and relied on each camera’s center weight meter to select the proper shutter speed. For the most part, all exposures ended up being within 1/3 stop of each other. This shoot off was definitely not a scientifically rigorous comparison, and it was never intended to be. It was simply a fun excuse to get out and take some pictures on film. But it also ended up reinforcing the notion that you don’t always need to spend a ton of money to make high-quality photographs.

Nikonos V / W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5

Nikon F6 / AF-S 35mm f/1.4G

Street shooters on a budget who are happy with manual focus won’t find a more solid combo (literally and metaphorically) than the Nikonos V and W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5. Not only can this fully waterproof rangefinder and lens be had for a fraction of the price of professional SLR gear, but they are also smaller and financially less painful to replace should they be lost or stolen. This makes the Nikonos V a particularly good choice for journalists and street shooters who are covering assignments in inclement weather or in other harsh and unpredictable environments.

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North Miami Beach Police Officer Ambar Pacheco Arrested for Beating Eight-Month Pregnant Woman

Miami Beach Police arrested Pacheco on the scene and charged her with a felony count of aggravated battery on a pregnant victim.

The woman beaten by the North Miami Beach officer was rushed by Miami Beach Fire Rescue to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she gave birth. There’s no word this morning on the condition of her and the child.

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Pacheco has been an officer with NMBPD for less than a year, says Maj. Richard Rand, a spokesperson for the department. She worked as a uniformed patrol officer.

“She’s been relieved of duty as of this morning pending an internal investigation,” he says.

Rand says he hasn’t reviewed her internal file yet and doesn’t have any details about whether she faced other complaints in her time on the force.

Pacheco’s arrest is the latest in a truly insane run of corruption and mismanagement in North Miami Beach. Just yesterday, prosecutors charged Commissioner Frantz Pierre with taking thousands in bribes from a local strip-club owner in exchange for voting for the man’s extended-hours liquor license. Earlier this year, Mayor George Vallejo resigned and pleaded guilty to his own corruption charges.

Just after 8:30 last night, Miami Beach Police rushed to Española Way to find a woman who was eight months pregnant in distress. The woman told police she was having severe abdominal pain and contractions after another woman had beaten her in the stomach.

Police quickly found her attacker: 26-year-old Ambar Pacheco, who works as a police officer in North Miami Beach. Pacheco didn’t deny the brutal attack on a “visibly pregnant” woman, MBPD officers say in an arrest report.

Pacheco told Miami Beach cops that the victim’s boyfriend “kicked her sister in the face.” And then Pacheco said, “I saw red and beat the shit out of her.”

Missing out on male in Mexico: Jessy Pacheco faded away in Guadalajara while celebrating his college graduation – CBS Information

A male coming from northwest Arkansas has actually gone missing out on while celebrating his graduation coming from health care school in Guadalajara, Mexico, depending on to his family and friends. Jessy Pacheco, who also attended the Educational institution of Arkansas– Fortress Smith, was final found Saturday, CBS partner KFSM-TV reported.Pacheco’s family members anxieties

he has been abducted after investing opportunity at a club in Mexico. They assert he was actually with a buddy that was actually found shot dead a block away coming from the club, although that have not been actually validated through officials, KFSM-TV states.The current graduate’s relatives have taken the look for their missing adored in to their own hands.”If nobody’s gon na assist us, we acquired

ta assist ourselves, “Francine Solis informed KFSM-TV. In the meantime, Pacheco’s various other cousin Jeffrey Solis has communicated to the U.S. Consulate as well as FBI, but apparently have actually obtained little bit of assistance.”The USA Consulate claimed that they couldn’t help due to the fact that they have no jurisdiction there,”Jeffrey said.”When I called the FBI to create this document they pointed out that is actually incorrect given that he’s an U.S. person.”The loved ones mentioned Pacheco was actually specified to return Tuesday from Mexico to begin

his occupation as a pediatrician. They continue to proceed the hunt and also has put together a GoFundMe to assist cover the expense.

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Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz: From 1 Scholarship Offer to Liberty’s Winningest Player

Entering his senior year of high school, Liberty senior point guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz had zero Division I offers. Now, he’s the winningest player in school history. He’s one of four seniors that has led the Liberty basketball program from an afterthought to a program that garners national respect.

Going from no offers to over 1,000 points in college is quite the road to travel, but that’s not where Georgie’s story starts. Growing up in Puerto Rico, Pacheco-Ortiz dreamed of one day playing college basketball on the big stage in the United States. His family and friends would huddle around the TV watching some of the game’s brightest stars shine at the collegiate level.

The summer after his freshman year of high school, he was spotted by a high school coach from Richmond, Virginia, Curt Kassab, who thought Pacheco-Ortiz had potential as a basketball player. After several conversations and a trip to Richmond, Georgie found his new home for the next 3 years at Deep Run High School. Kassab and his wife Stephanie welcomed him into their home as he got accustomed to life in the States.

“Better opportunity, better competition, better basketball player,” Pacheco-Ortiz said when asked why he made the decision to move so far away from home during high school.  “Being able to play some of the best basketball in the world, NCAA college basketball is some of the best basketball in the world.”

That was his goal, but two years into his journey he still had no Division I offers to speak of. His senior season would not get off to a good start as he had a sports hernia at the beginning of his season. He and Kassab debated on whether or not he should have surgery then or wait until after the season.

“We talked about it for a couple weeks,” Pacheco-Ortiz remembers. “We decided to have my surgery after the season. I worked so hard, tried to prepare for the season.”

At the end of December, Liberty was in Richmond taking on VCU before quickly heading to South Bend to play Notre Dame. Ritchie McKay was in his first season back at Liberty, and the Flames were struggling, in the midst of a 12-game losing streak. Kassab called McKay and told him he should come watch Deep Run and Georgie play while he was in town. McKay wasn’t overly thrilled at the idea, as he had already seen Pacheco-Ortiz up close.

“We had Georgie at our Elite Camp,” said McKay. “Being the stellar evaluator that I am, I told his coach  he wasn’t good enough. He was a little out of shape. Georgie is not a great 1-on-1 guy, and in a non-system like setting, you don’t appreciate him as a player.”

McKay and the Flames got destroyed by VCU, trailing by as many as 37 points before ultimately falling, 85-57. McKay knew the Flames needed a point guard, and being in town he decided to stop in and take another look at Georgie. Seeing him orchestrate the Deep Run offense, McKay had a change of heart.

“After the game, I received a call,” Pacheco-Ortiz said, as Coach McKay was on the line. “It was probably 10:30-11 p.m. He said, ‘We would like to offer you a scholarship.’ It was great. It was a great feeling. All three years in high school working hard for it, it’s paying off now.”

Liberty would be the only Division I school to offer, and the following April, he would sign to play with the Flames. That came at the conclusion of his senior season where he earned 5A First Team All-State honors and finished his career at Deep Run with 1,097 points.

“Leaving my family back in Puerto Rico to follow my dreams, all the obstacles I’ve been through since I got here to the States, only receiving one Division I scholarship, it was Liberty,” Georgie said. “Ritchie McKay gave me the opportunity, and Coach (Kyle) Getter was here too at the time. He believed in me and Coach McKay believed in me.”

Pacheco-Ortiz entered a Liberty program that was not in great shape. The Flames were coming off five consecutive losing seasons as they entered McKay’s 2nd season with the program. Georgie was not considered to be near the top of his recruiting class that included fellow point guard Xzavier Barmore and forwards Josiah Talbert and Brock Gardner. Yet, he’s the only one from that group still on the roster and he was the first one to make a significant contribution.

He was inserted into the starting lineup in just the third game of his career, and he has started 123 games since then. During the heart of conference play, Pacheco-Ortiz went over 100 consecutive minutes during his freshman campaign without recording a turnover. He scored 29 points in a double overtime win on the road against Gardner-Webb, also during his freshman season.

That season was just the start of something special. Pacheco-Ortiz will forever be remembered for the shot he hit in the ASUN Championship game to help lift the Flames over Lipscomb. It’s one of several clutch shots he’s hit during his Liberty career on his way to becoming the winningest player in school history.

“We came a long way,” Georgie said as he thought back over his journey to where he is today. “I never thought I would hear someone say you are the winningest player in Liberty history. I didn’t know that was possible. I’m not supposed to be here. If it wasn’t for God, I wouldn’t be here to achieve this accomplishment.”

He’s already gone over 1,000 career points and 300 career assists and will soon surpass 300 career rebounds and 100 career steals. His 40.2% career mark from three-point range ranks among Liberty’s all-time leaders.

“Georgie’s been incredibly well coached,” said McKay. “He has a personality that attracts others. On the court, he’s trustworthy. Our guys trust him. He’s going to find a shot for his teammate, or for himself, or he’s going to take a charge. He’s going to get the ball up the floor, he might take 9 seconds, 9.5 seconds, but he’s going to get it to where it’s supposed to go. He’s an individual that has enlisted a trust amongst his teammates.”

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