Home · Register · Software · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              2345      
2346
       2347              5885       5886       end
  

Manual Focus Nikon Glass
  
 
leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #1 · p.2346 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Peter B - Thanks for taking me back in time. I have spent countless hours with these things in my youth.

Monty - Good to see you again. I love the train art and the way you processed it. Very sharp too.

John - So the 3.5 version is going back? I guess it's hard to judge between the three when it seems off.

Chuong - Love the play between light and shadow with this one.



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM
leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #2 · p.2346 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass



bruni wrote:
so french girls don't mind you getting that close huh? - well, it's the same for me with Australian girls - but only if they're dummies!

ben

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8397713200_a0b0e1099c_b.jpg
nikon 24mm PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Now THAT'S funny!!! Good shot BTW.



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:52 AM
Lieutenant Z
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #3 · p.2346 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


bruni wrote:
Phillippe - finally!!! finally!!!! - there I am constantly shooting the Opera House or the harbour bridge (and you calling them banal) so I thought we'd never get a pic of the Eiffel Tower,
ben


Ben , ask and you will receive.....
Here is a Tour Eiffel shot for you (5O/1.8 + extension tube attached):









Jan 20, 2013 at 11:12 AM
leighton w
Offline
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #4 · p.2346 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Lieutenant Z wrote:

bruni wrote:
Phillippe - finally!!! finally!!!! - there I am constantly shooting the Opera House or the harbour bridge (and you calling them banal) so I thought we'd never get a pic of the Eiffel Tower,
ben

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben , ask and you will receive.....
Here is a Tour Eiffel shot for you (5O/1.8 + extension tube attached):


Gosh, it's much smaller than I had imagined.



Jan 20, 2013 at 11:23 AM
Oosty
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #5 · p.2346 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


James Markus wrote:
Lots of wonderful photos! Anyone have any experience with the Nikon TC-14a? Bjørn Rørslett gave it a craptacular rating. I have one on loan at the moment - and from what I have read they are intended for use on 200mm (some say 300mm) or shorter lenses. Uwe Steinmueller seems to have gotten decent results on a 80-400 vr.


James, that's what I've read too. I have a TC 14b which is supposed to be designed for 300 + (it won't fit my shorter lenses) and it's not bad. Not as good as my mid 80's 2x converter though which worked well with all my lenses at the time (all except the 500 f8 reflex were stolen!)

Some from this morning with the 300 4.5 ED IF +14b






Cape Turtle Dove (noise removed with Topaz Denoise) about 30 metree







Wild garlic - quite heavily processed via Topaz B&W effects




Jan 20, 2013 at 12:28 PM
bruni
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #6 · p.2346 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben , ask and you will receive.....
Here is a Tour Eiffel shot for you (5O/1.8 + extension tube attached):




unacceptable ......on so MANY levels............

ben



Jan 20, 2013 at 12:55 PM
georgms
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #7 · p.2346 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Lieutenant Z wrote:
Ben , ask and you will receive.....
Here is a Tour Eiffel shot for you (5O/1.8 + extension tube attached):



Haha, looks like a key-pendant for the nice old Peugeot in your garden ;-)



Jan 20, 2013 at 01:08 PM
georgms
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #8 · p.2346 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Peter, nice examples of the TC14A and the 300/4.5.

Monty, very cool portrait of Higgs and nice Train Art.

John, sorry to hear about the decentered copy (135/3.5) and the poor weather at sea level.

Ben, very nice take on the photogarphers-tolerating model ;-)

Chuong, very nice light on the Bonsai!

Peter, I like your 20mm-shots a lot. Looks like good fun ;-)



Jan 20, 2013 at 01:18 PM
jhinkey
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #9 · p.2346 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


leighton w wrote:
John - So the 3.5 version is going back? I guess it's hard to judge between the three when it seems off.



Yep, the f/3.5 version is going back to the ebay seller I bought it from. They have a 14 day return policy. There were other cheaper auctions for this lens, but most of them did not have a return policy. I've never had to return something I've bought from ebay before, so we'll see how this goes.

Shame really, as the lens is in fantastic shape otherwise. I could send it to APS or some place to have it re-centered, but I'm sure that would cost me well over $100.

I don't usually buy lenses off of ebay as I like to be able to try them out in person before purchasing, but I could not find a f/3.5 version available locally for the last few months.

John



Jan 20, 2013 at 01:53 PM
sbarricklow
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #10 · p.2346 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Snaps of snow in Garland, Texas last week using a 50 mm f1.2 AIS












Jan 20, 2013 at 01:56 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



georgms
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #11 · p.2346 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Snow in Texas? My worldview wobbles ;-)
Very nice pictures, Sam, I especially like the fairy-tale-like second shot.



Jan 20, 2013 at 02:05 PM
mp356
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #12 · p.2346 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


jhinkey wrote:
Yep, the f/3.5 version is going back to the ebay seller I bought it from. They have a 14 day return policy. There were other cheaper auctions for this lens, but most of them did not have a return policy. I've never had to return something I've bought from ebay before, so we'll see how this goes.

Shame really, as the lens is in fantastic shape otherwise. I could send it to APS or some place to have it re-centered, but I'm sure that would cost me well over $100.

I don't usually buy lenses off of ebay as I like to
...Show more

Smart move on your part John. I once bought a lens without a return policy on eBay and regretted it. Took a loss when I resold it due to the condition which was not properly described in the eBay listing. Since then I have always purchased only if there is a return policy. Had to use it once as a lens arrived with oil on the aperture blades that the seller had missed. He took it back without any issues. Good luck on your return and search for another 135 3.5.



Jan 20, 2013 at 02:31 PM
mp356
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #13 · p.2346 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thank you Leighton, Philippe, Ben, Chuong, Georg, and Peter for the winter cornfield image. It did "warm up" to 27F that day.

Philippe, like Ben said, love the tourist shots of Paris. It can be hard to get motivated to shoot something that iconic that is close by. For me that subject is Niagara Falls. Great shots of the city though. The Eiffel Tower shot is wonderful.

Chuong, nice detail images from your home.

Peter, that bread looks tasty.

Leighton, the lamb mother image is very cute. I can just imagine you all gathered around the woodstove on a cold night.

Monty, welcome back. Higgs is looking cute as ever.

Ben, that girl in the window looks a bit "plastic". Maybe a bit too much makeup. Nice picture.

Edited on Jan 20, 2013 at 07:21 PM · View previous versions



Jan 20, 2013 at 02:54 PM
NightOwl Cat
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #14 · p.2346 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hey John, KEH has three available, depending on what grade you want it in....

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK06000083500N?r=FE

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK06000083750Q?r=FE

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK060000837500?r=FE


jhinkey wrote:
Yep, the f/3.5 version is going back to the ebay seller I bought it from. They have a 14 day return policy. There were other cheaper auctions for this lens, but most of them did not have a return policy. I've never had to return something I've bought from ebay before, so we'll see how this goes.

Shame really, as the lens is in fantastic shape otherwise. I could send it to APS or some place to have it re-centered, but I'm sure that would cost me well over $100.

I don't usually buy lenses off of ebay as I like to
...Show more



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:02 PM
NightOwl Cat
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #15 · p.2346 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hi Higgs! Hi Monty, glad you came back to play

montym wrote:
Guess Who?




Jan 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM
saph
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #16 · p.2346 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Got pulled away suddenly for a few weeks, don't know where I left off but will try to go through all the pages I missed.

Didn't have too much opportunity, but did manage to take a few shots that I will try to process and upload in the next few days.

Samy



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Lieutenant Z
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #17 · p.2346 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


24 PC E :











Jan 20, 2013 at 05:50 PM
jhinkey
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #18 · p.2346 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


NightOwl Cat wrote:
Hey John, KEH has three available, depending on what grade you want it in....

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK06000083500N?r=FE

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK06000083750Q?r=FE

http://www.keh.com/camera/Nikon-Manual-Focus-Fixed-Focal-Length-Lenses/1/sku-NK060000837500?r=FE


Thanks Laura - I've been checking KEH for the past 3 weeks and I've not seen one 135/3.5 all that time (they seemed to have cleared out their MF Nikkors before the Holidays) and now there are 3!

I'll check it out.

I hate to see a fine lens like this have optical issues that you know came from the factory since there is no external marks on the lens that would indicate that it had been dropped or jarred in any appreciable way. It also looks like it's never been taken apart either..

John



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:56 PM
jhinkey
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.2346 #19 · p.2346 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
Snow in Texas? My worldview wobbles ;-)
Very nice pictures, Sam, I especially like the fairy-tale-like second shot.

+1 Nice images.

This morning it was 28F at 500 ft. elevation and 50 F at 2,500 ft elevation. We were freezing at the start of the run and overheating at the top.

Yesterday, at Paradise on Mt. Rainier it was reported to be over 60 F at 5,500 ft while down here in Seattle it was in the high 30's. Too bad I can't make it out to the mountains as the weather was spectacular from the reports.

This morning's sunrise was spectacular, but I had no camera with me.

John



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:59 PM
rafaelcasd
Offline
• • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.2346 #20 · p.2346 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hi all, been busy with the customer in town and my kid transferring college. So far so Good. will catch up to everyones postings later in the week. Wanted to share my personal observations on the 20mm 1:3.5 UD that I own. I have used the lens on film with good success, here is a sample of a scanned slide, likely at 1:11.

Quail Botanical Nikon F nikkor 20mm f3.5 UD 4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Never been able to mount it on the D3, the ai tab hits the lip of the aperture ring and I have never found an ai lens or a ring selling for reasonable prices. I have read that some non-ai aperture rings are fat and some are thin, some of my non ai lens like the 5.8cm have a very fat aperture ring, my 20mm UD does not, I tried to mount it on the D800 and the aperture ring slid very nicely under the ai tab, no interference at all, the aperture ring on the lens and camera still rotate freely on both. I did have to remove the aperture shoe, very easy to do. Also, need to use exposure compensation if you close the lens down, like F/8.0 will require +2 Exposure compensation as the ai tab is not coupled.

Here is the lens mounted on the D800, my copy has perfect glass, no dust at all.


nikon nikkor 20mm ud D800 side

nikon nikkor 20mm ud D800 front by Rafael CA, on Flickr
by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Here a couple of samples the first at full aperture, the second at f/8. These are full resolution at flickr.

nikon nikkor 20mm ud D800at f3.5 test by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 20mm 1:3.5 ud D800 at f8 test by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Now against the sun at f/8 and f/3.5


nikon nikkor 20mm ud D800at f8 sun in frame by Rafael CA, on Flickr

nikon nikkor 20mm ud D800 full aperture sun in frame by Rafael CA, on Flickr


Note the interesting rainbow rays at full aperture, only lens I own that does this.

My observation is that this lens is very usable at 3.5 on the D800, center is very sharp and gracefully softens towards the corners, probably mostly due to curvature of field as the edge sharpness is strongly dependent on distance, at middle apertures the center only gets a tiny bit sharper and the edges and corners get progressibly better, the corners never do get totally sharp but the edges do. Contrast is fine. The HN-9 shade vignettes a little mounted on a filter.

At 3.5 the 20mm performs significantly better than my 18mm 3.5 ais, but at 8.0 the 18mm is a lot better across the frame, both are equally shap in the center.

Again these are personal comments on one sample of each.




Jan 20, 2013 at 06:55 PM
1       2       3              2345      
2346
       2347              5885       5886       end






FM Forums | Nikon Forum | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3              2345      
2346
       2347              5885       5886       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Reset password