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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


I hear you! And your reasons are perfectly understandable.

Sorry if I was a bit too negative, but I also think it's good to inform the "dreamers" of the fact that this very expensive lens has a lot of flaws. If you can afford it without even blinking, go ahead. You'll be able to resell it with no loss. Just don't save up to buy it, to get fantastic image quality.

I have many old lenses that are "poor", but still give very nice images. They are not expensive though.



Sep 23, 2017 at 06:39 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 on A7rII.





100% Crop





Sony ILCE-7RM2 + Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 @ ISO 400, FOCAL LENGTH 58.0 mm (58.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/?, EXPOSURE TIME 0.00625s (1/160).

K-H.





Sep 23, 2017 at 07:23 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


Pretty open aperture





Stopped down a bit





A7rII with Noct-NIKKOR

K-H.



Sep 23, 2017 at 08:06 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras







Sony ILCE-9 + Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 @ ISO 2000, FOCAL LENGTH 58.0 mm (58.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/5.6, EXPOSURE TIME 0.01667s (1/60).


K-H.


Edited on Sep 25, 2017 at 06:54 AM · View previous versions



Sep 23, 2017 at 09:22 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


Evening Visit of the Ducks at the Pond





Sony ILCE-9 + Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 @ ISO 200, FOCAL LENGTH 58.0 mm (58.0 mm in 35mm), APERTURE f/5.6, EXPOSURE TIME 0.01667s (1/60).

K-H.

Edited on Sep 25, 2017 at 06:59 AM · View previous versions



Sep 23, 2017 at 09:52 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


FWIW - the story referenced in the 1st post can be found here -> http://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0016/index.htm


Sep 24, 2017 at 02:03 AM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


RnRau wrote:
FWIW - the story referenced in the 1st post can be found here ->
http://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0016/index.htm



Many thanks for the reference. Much appreciated.

K-H.



Sep 24, 2017 at 02:07 AM
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p.2 #8 · p.2 #8 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


I love the Noct-Nikkor especially for portrait. For some reasons, I think it is especially synergistic with Leica SL. Now that D850 has focus peaking, it is much more usable as well as I don't find dot focusing in OVF all that great especially at f1.2 . However, I still prefer to use it with EVF though.

Shot at a friend's reception.

2 by Suteetat S, on Flickr

1 by Suteetat S, on Flickr



Sep 24, 2017 at 06:19 AM
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p.2 #9 · p.2 #9 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


Can I mount non AI lens on the TAP adapter or is it useful only for AI and AIS lenses. Will all of them auto focus using the adapter and also can one focus to infinity. Thanks

Venkat

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Sep 25, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


k-h.a.w wrote:
Well I don't have to dream of it, I simply enjoy using it, and have so for years before there were Sony E and FE cameras.

The nice thing about the TAP adapter is that I now can get better focused images on supporting Sony cameras than I ever managed to get with Nikon cameras.

I have an eclectic collection of lenses spanning 60 years, from the Rigid Summicron of 1956 or 1957 to the newest FE 100-400/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens. I like variety and different characters. Why limit myself just to a particular type, now that I can afford it
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Can I mount non AI lens on the TAP adapter or is it useful only for AI and AIS lenses. Will all of them auto focus using the adapter and also can one focus to infinity. Thanks

Venkat



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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras




Venky wrote:
Can I mount non AI lens on the TAP adapter or is it useful only for AI and AIS lenses. Will all of them auto focus using the adapter and also can one focus to infinity. Thanks

Venkat


There's no difference between Non-Ai, Ai, or AiS lenses as far as the TAP is concerned. They'll all work just fine with the appropriate Nikon F adapter.



Sep 26, 2017 at 01:32 AM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


After updating the A9 FW Version. to 1.10, Eye-AF now works with TechArt Pro (TAP) (and the Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2)!

K-H.



Sep 27, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


k-h.a.w wrote:
After updating the A9 FW Version. to 1.10, Eye-AF now works with TechArt Pro (TAP) (and the Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2)!

K-H.


This is a significant development that a lot of us have been waiting for this.



I respectively suggest that you cross post this info or start a new thread even.



Sep 27, 2017 at 05:28 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1510451/0#14196690

K-H.



Sep 27, 2017 at 05:58 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras















































Sony ILCE-9 + Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2

K-H.



Sep 29, 2017 at 07:46 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


Mathieu18 wrote:
So the $3000 question, is it worth $3000? Honestly curious.



It used to be like $1300 10 years ago. It's now a collectible item, so it may worth $3000. For absolute IQ, Otus is much better.




Sep 30, 2017 at 03:47 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


suteetat wrote:
I love the Noct-Nikkor especially for portrait. For some reasons, I think it is especially synergistic with Leica SL. Now that D850 has focus peaking, it is much more usable as well as I don't find dot focusing in OVF all that great especially at f1.2 . However, I still prefer to use it with EVF though.

Shot at a friend's reception.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4454/37248925502_306ecd5ec6_o.jpg2 by Suteetat S, on Flickr

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4333/37231432346_879a3d489d_o.jpg1 by Suteetat S, on Flickr


Fantastic portraits.



Oct 02, 2017 at 02:41 AM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


I really like the rendering characters of the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2. I use the lens on my Nikon D4s and everything works out very nicely. However, on my Nikon D810, it's becoming a challenge for f/1.2. I felt that the image resolution is very sensitive to focus accuracy for 36M sensors (I also experience that with my Nikon 28/1.4 AF-D lens).




  NIKON D4S    58mm    f/1.2    1/60s    140 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Oct 02, 2017 at 06:35 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Noct-NIKKOR 58/1.2 images, taken with Sony cameras


ocean2059 wrote:
I really like the rendering characters of the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2. I use the lens on my Nikon D4s and everything works out very nicely. However, on my Nikon D810, it's becoming a challenge for f/1.2. I felt that the image resolution is very sensitive to focus accuracy for 36M sensors (I also experience that with my Nikon 28/1.4 AF-D lens).


Yup, the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 and Nikon 28/1.4 AF-D go well together.
Now that the TAP on A9 benefits from Eye-AF, that's the system to use.

K-H.



Oct 03, 2017 at 01:09 AM
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k-h.a.w wrote:
Yup, the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2 and Nikon 28/1.4 AF-D go well together.
Now that the TAP on A9 benefits from Eye-AF, that's the system to use.

K-H.


I hope A7r iii comes with A9 AF. I don't need A9 speed/FPS and would prefer a bit more resolution and DR even at the expense of noise level. Then this will be a killer combination. Unfortunately on D850, I cannot fine tune AI/AIS or Noct Nikkor lens and save the value for dot focusing on OVF as dot focusing on Noct Nikkor is just slightly off but I am slowly learning to compensate for it a bit more accurately even at f1.2 but keeper rate is not quite as good as with using LV with peaking/magnifying. However at f2 where it sharpening up considerably, dot focusing is fine.



Oct 03, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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