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p.2621 #1 · p.2621 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks John, Peter, Leighton, Laura, Jeff and Samy for the comments.


Curtis, awesome San Francisco sets, but I liked the most the "Irish Coffee";

Kevin, what beautifully captured blue flowers + bokeh;

Leighton, fantastic snowstorm;

Reagan, what a beautiful flower scneario with the 25-50mm;

Ronny, another killer bokeh set with the 135/2.



Apr 06, 2013 at 01:39 PM
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p.2621 #2 · p.2621 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


The university foyer is outstanding Georg.

Curtis, the posts of the Oakland Bay Bridge and the previous posts of the Golden Gate bridge leaves me jealous. As you can see by the bridge shot I posted, the aesthetics and settings pale in comparison. I'm sure your eye has a lot to do with it too.

Agentbird (sorry, can't remember your name) the TS shot at night in Singapore shows great use of the tilt feature!

Leighton, the first shot in the D600 sensor error post is my favorite in awhile.

Ddog, your home looks gorgeous (in a gorgeous setting too)! Looks like you'll get along fine with the 25-50.

Rafael, I like the "dreamy" version of the flowers at f1.2.






Apr 06, 2013 at 01:57 PM
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p.2621 #3 · p.2621 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


LOVE these sculptures!

rafaelcasd wrote:
And back at the old Califia testing grounds, this is the new 55mm 1.2 SC all photos at full aperture (1:1.2) on a D3 (no need for 36 mp). I am telling you these things are SHARP at 1.2, just need even light to work well. For some optical reason much easier to focus wide open than the 50mm 1.2.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8623932636_7934e20431_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 CAlifia 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8121/8623932732_b8489f3a13_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 Califia 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8546/8623932676_bee7f7d2c7_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 Calififa 4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8535/8622828823_a5ace5734b_b.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc by Rafael CA, on Flickr

AND the obligatory 100% proof that these things are sharp at 1.2

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8395/8622828749_19109bab36_o.jpg
nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 sc D3 CAlifia crop by Rafael CA, on Flickr
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Apr 06, 2013 at 02:27 PM
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p.2621 #4 · p.2621 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Jose, I can put my hands on one of those hoods right now. When's your birthday?

asiostygius wrote:
What a great scalloped collection Curtis.
I am considering to myself a more humble collection including just the 20/3.5 UD or 24/2.8 NC; 35/2 OC; 50/2 HC; 105/2.5 P (Sonnar); 105/2.5 PC (Gauss) and the 200/4 QC (got a pristine copy, what a beauty!!).

Of all these above the 20/3.5 UD is the more expensive, those near pristime and with the factory ring maintaining the scalloped aperture ring (beautiful and more functional) normally are priced above USD 280-300.00 at ebay.
Add to this the fact that Rafael monopolized the last copies of the rare HN-9 hoods of this lens
so, better to be
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Apr 06, 2013 at 02:28 PM
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p.2621 #5 · p.2621 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Sorry to keep boring you, but here are two more shots from around my home with the 25-50. The first shows the lens at 50mm 5.6. It is a crop, and I could have cropped even closer.

The second shot I have kept a little dark, as the camera exposed it. To me, and I hope this comes across, the two dogs have that dimensional look this lens is famous for.

Not great photos, sorry, but just examples of the capability of this very unique Nikon lens.






D700 25-50 4 AI-s







D700 25-50 4 AI-s



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Apr 06, 2013 at 02:45 PM
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p.2621 #6 · p.2621 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Laura, you offer is too kind - my birthday, approaching fast to almost a half century is next September

On the other hand, I am smelling here a devilish NMFAS enabler leading me me to buy the expensive (but sexy) UD 20/3.5
There is a Canadian copy at ebay, near pristine and factory ai'd - maintaining the beauty/excellent scalloped aperture ring, but surely bidding will surpass the USD 300,00 mark



Apr 06, 2013 at 02:45 PM
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p.2621 #7 · p.2621 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


ddog, I am not bored, on the contray, pleased with your images with the venerable 25-50/4.

Have you perceived the metering is better when proper focal lenght is input to the camera menu? For example, an actual 25mm shot, when the lens input is at 25mm deliver better metering than if the lens was input as a 50mm?



Apr 06, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
ddog, I am not bored, on the contray, pleased with your images with the venerable 25-50/4.


+1

Thanks Jose



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:19 PM
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p.2621 #9 · p.2621 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow Ronny, how did you get this "misty" effect around the plane??


Apr 06, 2013 at 03:23 PM
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p.2621 #10 · p.2621 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Some of the last Herculaneum shots, since this day I used too much the 24-120/4 VR ( )
At the same room of the Neptune & Amphitrite mosaic, lies the so called "nymphaeum" with glass paste mosaics . Unfortunately no frontal view was possible at the day of visit - a closed room prevented such frontal view.


Nymphaeum at the House of Neptune, Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ais CPU'd hand held, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/250s.


The right side of the nymphaeum through the 55/3.5:


Right side detail of the nymphaeum - House of Neptune by labecoaves, on Flickr

This is a unmanipulated view.
D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/125s. ~50% cropped.


Detailed view of the top-right, this was a CS5 manipulation to transform from angled to frontal view:


Top-right detail of the nymphaeum - House of Neptune by labecoaves, on Flickr

This is a manipulated view from a CS5's "transform - horizontal tool".
D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/125s. ~70% cropped.
At the top we have a frugivorous phasianid (?) and a dog pursuing a deer in this glass paste mosaic' scene. The 50/3.5 allows heavy cropping.



Detail of top-left of nymphaeum, a little "birding" at Herculaneum:


Top-left detail of the nymphaeum - House of Neptune by labecoaves, on Flickr

This is a manipulated view from a CS5's "transform - horizontal tool".
D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 800, f/5.6 at 1/125s. ~100% cropped. it is the same frugivorous phasianid (?). The 50/3.5 allows heavy cropping.

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p.2621 #11 · p.2621 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Good point. Never thought of that. The images do seem a bit under exposed, but that is always preferable to the alternative.

Perhaps I should change the setting to 35mm? The D700 does in fact actually meter these AI and AI-s lenses, just not 3D. Hmmmm...



Apr 06, 2013 at 03:43 PM
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p.2621 #12 · p.2621 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


One sign of spring, eastern skunk cabbage. 200 f4.0 AI Micro. EXIF says 180mm, that's how I differentiate the regular 200 from the micro.








Eastern Skunk Cabbage




Apr 06, 2013 at 03:55 PM
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p.2621 #13 · p.2621 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Here are a few shots from the trip into San Francisco on the ferry, all shot with Nikki.





I have many more photos to post from San Francisco but will be busy for part of today. Perhaps later. I want to get all my photos posted so when Ben has the lens in his hands he can have the thread to himself for the farewell photo set from our much loved Nikkor.



Apr 06, 2013 at 04:01 PM
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p.2621 #14 · p.2621 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Some initial shots with the 45/2.8P. Nothing special, but I am very happy with the central frame wide open sharpness for close-up candid shots. Bokeh looks pretty good too. I'm really liking how compact this lens is on my D800 - much more "carryable" than my 50/1.8G.

John





Really Dad? Don't Take My Picture!







A Scrabble Action Shot







It Was A Close Game - I Won By 1 Point!







The 45/2.8P Passes My Eyelash Test For Sharpness




Apr 06, 2013 at 04:03 PM
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p.2621 #15 · p.2621 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Jose..
Used Darken/Lighten Center in color efex
Great shot everyone



Apr 06, 2013 at 04:07 PM
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p.2621 #16 · p.2621 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hi all,
When my daughter is in the mood for a little spring cleaning......
85 1.8 HC














Apr 06, 2013 at 04:50 PM
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p.2621 #17 · p.2621 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wow Z !!


Apr 06, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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p.2621 #18 · p.2621 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Philippe with 85 1.8 HC?? Did Curtis' Nikki shipment to Australia get diverted to France?

Either way, very nice images even if they are with Nikki's sister!



Apr 06, 2013 at 05:24 PM
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p.2621 #19 · p.2621 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 06, 2013 at 05:49 PM
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p.2621 #20 · p.2621 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ray (Ohio), Philippe and Ronny, awesome shots!!


A little more "birding" at Herculaneum, this looks like a quail feeding on fruits.


Wall painting at Herculaneum by labecoaves, on Flickr

Wall painting at a Herculaneum house.
D7000 + Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai hand held, ISO 800, f/8 at 1/160s, ~25% cropped.



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