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p.2860 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


pburke wrote:
the 55mm f1.2 is quite a chunk of glass, but I like it - first tests after a thunderstorm kept me in the house for much of the evening




Peter, congratulations on the 55 1,2 S, it is my favorite lens, so easy to carry and so capable of different renditions in all kinds of light.

Greetings from these 55s to their sibling. Happy he is in a good home.


Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC S and ai by Rafael CA, on Flickr



May 15, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.2860 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


You got a big smile from me Rafael... How sweet it is... lens porn. What a beautiful set of lenses, in extraordinary fine condition. You do us all pround.

Note the difference in color between the S and the SC... must be the vaunted coating that warranted addition of a C to the lens designation. Very nice!



May 15, 2013 at 04:24 AM
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p.2860 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I didn't have the SC but had the S at one point along with the 50mm f1.2. I actually shot with the S more. Sold both when I had to a few months ago. USPS lost my S version somewhere in CA.

Looking to buy it back one day...soon.



May 15, 2013 at 04:42 AM
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p.2860 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


The prices are scary Chuong. I just checked, not with the thought of adding another but curious about whether clean copies are around at a decent price. As usual, there are crazy folks out there who believe someone will pay a thousand dollars for one of these admittedly rare lenses... So sad there are no more AI conversion kits around. I'm afraid these are going to need to be converted with a file applied to the aperture ring as Jose did so well with his 24 f/2.8 N.C. I was fortunate to find a EX+ lens with the conversion kit for a decent price. The market really isn't being kind to us when it comes to these fast lenses...


May 15, 2013 at 05:26 AM
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rafaelcasd wrote:
Dean, the Macau cemetery is haunting in the memory of portuguese colonial past, do they still speak the language?



Hi Rafael. Thanks ... and not much Portuguese gets spoken there anymore even though it's still an official language and all the signage is in Portuguese. There's still some old Portuguese around the place though and we often visit this little cafe in Taipa where once inside, you forget your in China ... the old Portuguese owner is drunk by 9am but he makes the best pasteis de nata !

It's a beautiful cemetery ... grassy ... hilly ... old broken tombstones etc. Reading Portuguese names on the headstones makes me wonder what it must have been like here 100's of years ago ... I think they colonised it in the 1580's (?)

I'm a little disappointed I posted these actually, as feel I went overboard in the PP and perhaps ruined the the images. Might try again on the weekend with a more natural look



May 15, 2013 at 06:23 AM
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p.2860 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


bruni wrote:
last of the nikki pics

ben



And a fitting farewell to Nikki, Ben. Wonderful stuff.

Again, thanks for sending her around the world ... I hope she's happy back at home.



May 15, 2013 at 06:36 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Yay, I'm off work and will be heading to South Australia this Friday. I've been waiting for the longest time! Haven't had a break in almost a year (sorry Leighton). Packing my gear now and it feels soooo heavy. Tempted to leave the 45PCE at home but what can I say, my allegiance is with this thread


I'm jealous !!!

Have a great time, Chin ... look forward to seeing some images upon your return.



May 15, 2013 at 06:39 AM
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p.2860 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


rafaelcasd wrote:
Peter, congratulations on the 55 1,2 S, it is my favorite lens, so easy to carry and so capable of different renditions in all kinds of light.

Greetings from these 55s to their sibling. Happy he is in a good home.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7283/8740506400_1f7b74c98d_o.jpg
Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC S and ai by Rafael CA, on Flickr



great to see the family assembled, Rafael - wonder what Thanksgiving looks like at your place

I'll have to take a fresh group photo of my lenses when the big daddy arrives (maybe this one?)

Curtis, I paid $276 for the 55mm f1.2 S - so some of these old beauties are still selling at prices that are reasonable. On the other hand, I was watching 55mm auctions for months, and this is only the second one I bothered to even bid on. Most sell for $350 or more. Those listed for $600 are waiting for that indie film maker who needs it yesterday, I think.

Peter





May 15, 2013 at 01:26 PM
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Paul, lovely set from the pont-canal de Briare!
Ronny, another amazing bee shot, great catch!
Georg, I really enjoyed the "warning strike"



May 15, 2013 at 03:29 PM
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p.2860 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Is it really Onassis's former boat?
50 1.8 ais









May 15, 2013 at 03:35 PM
 

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p.2860 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


***** BLOG UPDATE *****

Here is the last post with images taken with Nikki, enjoy.

We'll be back later with a final post to wrap this adventure up.

http://aroundtheworldwithanikonlens.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-last-post-with-images-from-nikki.html



May 15, 2013 at 07:25 PM
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p.2860 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Amazing work in the 14 pages since I went to Cape Town.I specially liked the cars that Curtis took and in keeping with that theme here are a couple of cars from the Franschoek Motor Museum to whet the appetite.The museum is owned by the Rupert family who are the majority shreholders in companires such as Richemont (Mont Blanc, Louis Vuitton, Cartier) amongst others. The cars are breathtakingly well restored and for once I was without my tripod and did not have time on my hands.

There must be at least $300 to $500 million invested here.





An Italian

  NIKON D200    28mm    f/8.0    1/80s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







A couple of Americans (Shelby GT350 and GT 500)

  NIKON D200    28mm    f/5.6    1/125s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  







and the car that finished Ferrari's dominance of Le Mans - Ford GT 40

  NIKON D200    28mm    f/8.0    1/90s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 15, 2013 at 07:37 PM
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3 shot pano - South Atlantic sunset, Scarborough, Cape Peninsula, South Africa




  NIKON D200    28mm    f/4.0    1/160s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 15, 2013 at 07:49 PM
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p.2860 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


16mm f3.5. I think it's an OK deal.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Fisheye-Nikkor-16-mm-f-3-5-Lens-/111072739489?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item19dc7380a1





May 15, 2013 at 08:01 PM
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Peter from Knysna - your "South Atlantic Sunset" is wonderful! Lots of movement in the sky - shipping these waters must be dangerous if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Your car-shots are nicely done, this is especially true for the ones posted a while back (the slim and trim English sportscars and the Borgward).



May 15, 2013 at 08:16 PM
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p.2860 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Philippe, I know nothing about Onassis, but I really like your fine boat-shot: your work with the colors and lines (no pun intended) is pure joy to look at.


May 15, 2013 at 08:19 PM
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p.2860 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
Peter from Knysna - your "South Atlantic Sunset" is wonderful! Lots of movement in the sky - shipping these waters must be dangerous if the weather doesn't cooperate.
Your car-shots are nicely done, this is especially true for the ones posted a while back (the slim and trim English sportscars and the Borgward).


+1



May 15, 2013 at 08:29 PM
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p.2860 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Rafael, love your "family-portrait"!

Chuong, thanks for bringing up the auction - John pointed me here to my copy of this fabulous lens, maybe the auctioned Nikkor will find it's future owner here too.

Curtis, beautiful work with the 50/1.4SC! I like the first flower-shot for it's straight-on composition and the second image for it's bokeh. Very nice B&W on your first set with this lens.

Peter from Madison - nice to see you're having fun with the fast 55!

Scott, I like your Letchworth-images a lot. The first two pictures are my personal favs for their composition. Love the depth on shot #2 - the light works great here.



May 15, 2013 at 08:30 PM
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p.2860 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Playing around with LR5 Beta. I love this new radial filter.


80-200/4.5 AI by Leighton W, on Flickr



May 15, 2013 at 09:09 PM
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p.2860 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


CGrindahl wrote:
I fell in love with the 55 f/1.2 after dismissing it for almost two years. I like everything about the lens. I have the version that follows yours but both have the knurled focusing rings and bulky body. It is such a pleasure to hold in my hand as I turn the focusing ring. And, of course, it is fast, which permits some remarkable work. I love your play with the slinky. Have fun Peter.



+1

imaginative shots with the 55 Peter.

glad to see it being featured on the thread again.

Curtis - love the fence shot

ben



May 15, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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