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p.2567 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2


Reagan




  NIKON D600    0.0 mm f/0.0 lens    50mm    f/1.8    1/800s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






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Feb 13, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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p.2567 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Reagan. Since you've owned the 50 f/1.2 you really don't need anyone else's evaluation to decide. I now have four 50mm lenses and I love them all. I bought the 50 f/1.8 AI-s for $46 and the 50 f/2 H.C. AI'd for $56. I believe the 50 f/1.4 S was $90. Considering that the 50 f/1.2 AI-s would likely run over $400, you'd really want that extra light a great deal to make the investment. Your shots with the humble f/1.8 are very nice. For something a little different, if you want f/1.2 you might want to experiment with the 55 f/1.2. Here's a link to an auction about to end on E-Bay for an AI version of the lens with hood.

Nikon 55 f/1.2 AI on E-Bay



Feb 13, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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p.2567 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Reagan wrote:
Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2

Reagan


Lovely shots Reagan,
The 1.2 may have f/1.2 but the 1.8 sure renders a beautiful background. Great shots.



Feb 13, 2013 at 04:25 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

And a few more...
This couple was backlit by the bright sun. This was what I hope to achieve. And this is what Sue hoped to achieve...

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Ovc-L9I6FDc/URsToiTwPOI/AAAAAAAAR50/FS3kJl4jpxs/s1000/50.2.HC.CurtisLimantourBW.jpg



Lovely Series, especially this mugshot, reminds me of Terry Pratchett - you just need a black hat.
The stone in the sand and the very last shot are also particularly excellent.

Kind regards,
Mark.




Feb 13, 2013 at 04:31 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Blue hole in the stormy sky + late afternoon sunlight.
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D7000 + Nikkor-O 35mm f/2 F ai'd hand held, ISO 100, f/8 at 1/125s.
I suppose this old lens performs well for cityscapes too.

My last photo for the next 10-12 days, since I am leaving to Herculaneum and Pompeii tomorrow afternoon. I hope Vesuvius does not wake up in the coming days
Up to now I am struggling about which lenses to put in the bag with my D7000. I need to stay light since will be walking all day at the archeological sites:
perhaps the 16/3.5 + 35/2 + 75-150/3.5 ?
or 20/2.8
...Show more

Jose, have a nice and safe trip over to good old Europe (and back)!
I would pick the first kit. Can't wait to see your pictorial wrap-up of your trip.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:37 PM
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p.2567 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Very nice shots, Reagan. I have that 50mm 1.2 AIS but been using the 55mm Nikkor-S a lot more lately.

I am falling really hard for the D800. I am going to check one out this weekend. I am going to start selling the D700 and D2x soon. I am not really sure on this but it's most likely I'll fall for the new smell.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:48 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I love this image, the photo of a photo and the equipment that helped make it. I like the B&W version better though. I sometimes wished that newspapers were more selected in the images they published. Simply meaning that I wished they would put a B&W in there once in a while. I remember when the big papers like the Washington Post first started using color images, they would have it on the front page only, everything else would be B&W.


Leighton, thank you! I have similar thoughts about the use of color vs B&W in todays papers.
Last week I wrote a wrap-up of photographers and papers technical equipment of the last 20 years, the workflows including darkroom-stuff and scanning&transmitting files. The B&W vs color-debate was an important part of my write-up. It took me forever and a night to go through old negatives with hand-written notes about developers and such detail, I've selected some examples in B&W and color, analogue and early digital, tried to remember funny anecdotes and after submitting my "essay" I got the reply: "oh, it's 7 times as long as needed.”.
It was a fun-trip in the time-machine, lot's of mostly good memories.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:50 PM
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Scott, you've captured the snow-laden trees in a really beautiful manner.
I like both shots a lot - at first I wasn't sure if they are "true" B&W's or just color-images without much color in.
To be honest - I don't care, both images are wonderful.



Feb 13, 2013 at 05:55 PM
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Curtis, beautiful work at the beach! I like basically all shots, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the stone in the wet sand.


Feb 13, 2013 at 06:00 PM
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Reagan, nice work with the 50/1.8! The "slow" 50's are underrated in my opinion.


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Thanks for the kind comments on the fisheye- and fast 55-shots!
Inspired by John I've tried my old 135/3.5 Ai this late afternoon:

IIIIIoII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
135/3.5 Ai at f/5.6, D3s



Feb 13, 2013 at 06:04 PM
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You won't find many lakes in Florida without this sign

Reagan




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Feb 13, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2

Reagan



Reagan I don't think they're really the same after f4 - maybe in terms of sharpness - but they have very different rendering styles. My f1.8 gives a different look to the f1.2, f1.4, f2. Might be sample variation - I don't know. I was interested in Curtis's set with the 50 f2 HC - I have that lens and it gives a different rendering than my f1.8. And the 55 f1.2 SC that I was using so much a few months ago is a whole other look too - not just wide open.

Like Curtis said - they're reasonably cheap (except the f1.2) so you can buy a few of them and change them round according to your mood.

Georg - love that snow shot with the 135.

ben



Feb 13, 2013 at 06:51 PM
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Reagan wrote:
Out with the 50 1.8 this morning trying to decide if I really need to get a 1.2 again
I think they are about the same after F4 but the 1.2 has 1.2

Reagan

If I had your kind of money I'd wouldn't even think about it, I'd get the 1.2!



Feb 13, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks for the kind comments on the fisheye- and fast 55-shots!
Inspired by John I've tried my old 135/3.5 Ai this late afternoon:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8470463541_45481e465f_o.jpg
IIIIIoII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
135/3.5 Ai at f/5.6, D3s


ANOTHER fantastic image.



Feb 13, 2013 at 08:25 PM
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p.2567 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Great shots Reagan Curtis and Georg

Coffee break

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Feb 13, 2013 at 09:06 PM
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Nice Ronny, I like the contrast of the red coat against the starkness of the scene.


Feb 13, 2013 at 09:22 PM
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Thanks Leighton


Feb 13, 2013 at 09:24 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks for the kind comments on the fisheye- and fast 55-shots!
Inspired by John I've tried my old 135/3.5 Ai this late afternoon:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8470463541_45481e465f_o.jpg
IIIIIoII von georgsfoto auf Flickr
135/3.5 Ai at f/5.6, D3s

Beautiful, simply beautiful.



Feb 13, 2013 at 10:08 PM
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p.2567 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Very nice Georg, I always did like that lens

Reagan



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