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Just a note - one lens I tried out the other day and came away fairly impressed was the 40/2.8 AI-P.

Wide open on my D800 the central 2/3rds of the frame was very sharp (with a bit of reduced contrast) with the sharp area increasing with each stop closing down. At f/5.6 everything looked great except perhaps the very very very extreme corners (and I mean extreme) and at f/8 it was looking great all over. Enough to satisfy the D800 sensor. It was a cloudy day when I tested it, so I don't know about flare/ghosting, but perhaps another day.

They wanted too much for it, but boy was it small and light. I can see why the black versions go for so much as this tiny silver lens on my D800 looked a bit weird!
If you want something small, light, pretty sharp and don't need faster than f/2.8 this may be a lens to look into.

John



Jan 20, 2013 at 08:07 PM
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Leighton, stunning early morning pictures with your 28-50/3.5;

Georg, lovely B & W pano of your home town under snow;

Philippe, loved the coffe bill and the Arc de Triomphe as a background;

Scott, beautifull "OOF sunrise";

Ron, congrats on your new and mighty 200-400mm f/4; looking forward to see your captures with this lens;

Peter, great set from the market; loved the pigeon too with 300/4.5 + TC14B;

Welcome back Monty, loved "the particle" portrait;

Sam, spetacular snow shots, like dthe most the second one;

Rafael, thanks for sharing your impression of the "sexy" 20mm f/3.5 UD with the D800, by the way with great images.



Jan 20, 2013 at 08:15 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
Just a note - one lens I tried out the other day and came away fairly impressed was the 40/2.8 AI-P.

Wide open on my D800 the central 2/3rds of the frame was very sharp (with a bit of reduced contrast) with the sharp area increasing with each stop closing down. At f/5.6 everything looked great except perhaps the very very very extreme corners (and I mean extreme) and at f/8 it was looking great all over. Enough to satisfy the D800 sensor. It was a cloudy day when I tested it, so I don't know about flare/ghosting, but perhaps another
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John, I believe you meant 45/2.8 AI-P... if so I fully agree with what you said. This lens is one of my favourite piece of glass. If I remember right it involves a very simple Tessar design. I am happy with it on D600/D800 but this particular lens was really shinning on D7000, both on IQ and on the way it balances on the body. Unfortunately I have the same silver version that came with my FM3A but I can live with that



Jan 20, 2013 at 08:33 PM
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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, this TC is the only which will fit in 200mm or smaller Nikkor focal lenghts. I have some samples shots:


Cetoniinae Flower Scarab (genus Gymnetis) with "77mm f/5" Micro Nikkor by labecoaves, on Flickr

Cetoniinae Flower Scarab (genus Gymnetis) with "77mm f/5" Micro Nikkor
D7000 + TC14A + Micro Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 AI (=77mm f/5) + SB800 flash with diffuser + tripod. ~10% crop. ISO 320, f/11 at 1/60s.




Sayaca Tanager x banana 60% crop by labecoaves, on Flickr

Sayaca Tanager x banana 60% crop
Sayaca Tanager (Thraupis sayaca) around 3 m of distance. D7000 + TC14A + Nikkor 180mm f/2.8 ais (= 252mm f/4); hand held, ISO 320, f/5.6 & 1/500s. The image is a ~ 60% crop.
Late afternoon.



And some "not recommended" setups, that is, with longer than 200mm lenses:


_DTR1662dpreview by labecoaves, on Flickr

Candid shot of a couple, D300 + 800mm f/5.6 ais + TC14A = 1120mmf/8
ISO640, no crop, couple at ~ 120m.
I know, I know, TC14B is the correct TC according to Nikon, but this "wrong" TC14A works!




DTR1605 Adult Sayaca Tanager at 20m by labecoaves, on Flickr

Adult Sayaca Tanager at 20m
D300 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 + TC14A = 1120mm f/8 + tripod. 35% crop. The "wrong" TC works again.

With these longer than 200mm lenses in FX there is vignetting, but on a DX crop I think there is no concern.
Unfortunately I have no expriences with the TC14B to compare, but regarding to the TC14EII, this is sharper at borders and have less or no CA.





Jan 20, 2013 at 08:39 PM
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jhinkey wrote:
Just a note - one lens I tried out the other day and came away fairly impressed was the 40/2.8 AI-P.

Wide open on my D800 the central 2/3rds of the frame was very sharp (with a bit of reduced contrast) with the sharp area increasing with each stop closing down. At f/5.6 everything looked great except perhaps the very very very extreme corners (and I mean extreme) and at f/8 it was looking great all over. Enough to satisfy the D800 sensor. It was a cloudy day when I tested it, so I don't know about flare/ghosting, but perhaps another
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John, I posted this before, this lens performs about the same as you described. Not as easy to find but classier and cheaper. This is the C version.

Nikon Nikkor GN 45mm 2.8 C non ai HN4 D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor Nikon 45mm GN C 2.8 non ai D800 at 11 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor Nikon 45mm GN C 2.8 non ai D800 crop 2 at 11 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor Nikon 45mm GN C 2.8 non ai D800 crop at 2.8 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Jan 20, 2013 at 09:15 PM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
John, I posted this before, this lens performs about the same as you described. Not as easy to find but classier and cheaper. This is the C version.


Did you AI convert yours or was it a factory conversion?

Do you use it much?

- John



Jan 20, 2013 at 09:34 PM
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My first post using Nikki took me to the University of Florida teaching garden here in Plant City, Florida. It is located right next door to the complex where I live. Over the past couple of years this beautiful garden has provided countless photo opportunities. I enjoy the garden tremendously as it provides a quiet place of solace. Each year as students pass through the university the garden expands. Their work, along with the professors who labor here are truly creating a masterpiece. Nikki seems to love flowers






















Jan 20, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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WOW Ray, fantastic flowers!
It seems you can always get gorgeous flowers not matters which lens.



Jan 20, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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p.2347 #9 · p.2347 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


This is just to show as a polarizer can reduce haze and bring colours to a subject ~12 km away. The lens is 1600mm x 1.5 (DX crop) = 2400mm.


No CPL filter:


Tower 12 Km away - no CPL filter by labecoaves, on Flickr

D300 + TC20EIII + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED (=1600mm f/11) + tripod, ISO 200, f/22 at 1/80s.


With a Circular Polarizer filter:


Tower 12 Km away - CPL filter applied by labecoaves, on Flickr

This second image is with a Nikon 52mm drop in CPL.
D300 + TC20EIII + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 AIS IF-ED (=1600mm f/11) + tripod, ISO 200, f/22 at 1/15s.

Te bluish haze cast is gone and deep/truest colours appears through 12km of atmosphere!


Just as a reference, this is the view of the same tower in the montain with a D3 + 200mm f/4 ais:


Early night at Pico do Jaraguá with the Nikkor 200mm f/4 ai-s by labecoaves, on Flickr

Early night at Pico do Jaraguá with the Nikkor 200mm f/4 ai-s
The "Pico do Jaraguá" is around 12 km from my balcony. The deep red can be attractive, but this is mainly result of air pollution by millions of cars.
D3 + Nikkor 200mm f/4 ai-s + tripod, f/8 at 2s of exposure, ISO 200.


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Jan 20, 2013 at 10:23 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
WOW Ray, fantastic flowers!
It seems you can always get gorgeous flowers not matters which lens.

Thank you Jose. Nikki is well balanced and very sharp, even wide open!
Wow the photo of the sunset is simply amazing!



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Ray, fantastic start with Nikki, beautiful!


Jan 20, 2013 at 10:32 PM
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Here's one from my break

28 3.5 PC, shifted.








Jan 20, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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And a hawk, with a rather flexible neck. Used the 180 2.8 AIS for this one, and the next instant the hawk was off to a branch to hide.







Jan 20, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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Nice Hawk Samy.
Welcome back!



Jan 21, 2013 at 12:08 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
Nice Hawk Samy.
Welcome back!


+1 Samy, I still haven't shot the Heinkel-remains here. But it's on my to-do-list.



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:13 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
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.
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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,
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I agree Rafael - that's been my experience with the 20mm 3.5UD too (don't have the 18)

ben



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:19 AM
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Jose, impressive long-lens-technique! Is a single stable tripod enough for the 800mm+TC20-combo?
I would think even loud music from one of your neighbors could induce visible vibrations. Amazing!
The pictures taken with the TC14A a excellent too.

Ray, wow, what a start with Nikki! Love the blue flowers-shot and the blossoms on the "naked twigs".

Rafael, wonderful shots taken with the rather exotic 20/3.5 UD and the lovely 45/2.8! My copy of the 20/3.5 UD has a big spot on the frontlens - I still think about having it cleaned, but don't wanna spend big Euros for a repair. Decisions...

Philippe, love the skating-image!



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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Silly bokeh-play:

strange something von georgsfoto auf Flickr
Nikkor 24/2Ai wide-open reversed via BR-2A on a D700, bounced flash - any guesses on the subject? ;-))



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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georgms wrote:
Silly bokeh-play:- any guesses on the subject? ;-))


Vacuum Tubes?



Jan 21, 2013 at 01:43 AM
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montym wrote:
Vacuum Tubes?


Sorry, Monty, much smaller than the vacuum-tubes I'm aware of;-)



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