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A few from the 180mm f2.8 - it's a fantastic lens! I hope tomorrow or Sunday to try it to try some Ronny style damselfly shots.
Mark, the middle Pavo Real photo with the 180mm is quite extraordinary!
Just sent my 15mm 3.5 ais to Nikon. This is the only lens I own that did not measure to the D800, it is like new but has a little haze in one surface, we'll see what happens.
Me, I keep looking for a lens to come in with rendition that will make my ordinary photos more interesting. The 55mm 1.2 is certainly one, as is the 5cm 2S, the UD, the QDC, I am sure an 85mm 1.4 as well, all different but interesting.
Not so sure about the 5.8 CM, my second copy came in, it is as described in ebay, the glas is actually cleaner than most newer lenses I have, and this 'new' lens has been cut so it mounts on my cameras. There is no ai ring for these. My older 5.8 CM which I refused to cut, has perfectly clean glass and is in better cosmetic condition, so it can continue as garage queen.
This new sample performs well, the 5.8 CM has a unique look fully open that I am not sure I am going to learn to use or like, but I am willing to go on an adventure to find out.
Closed down to 4-5.6-8-11 it is a good lens, like any other 50mm. form 1.4 to 2.8 it has a unique field of focus and look to it.
This second sample does not focus to infinity, only out to 80 feet or so. This is not a deal breaker, everything else works fine, and I know infinity focus can be adjusted, just not sure how yet. Do not intend to use for far landscapes anyway.
Optically the lens performs better the closer you get, up to a point. The center is very sharp at 1.4, sharper than the 55 1.2, but the sharp area is small.
Too many words, some pictures, the 'new' one is on the camera.
Five Nikkor 'S'
nikon nikkor nkj 5.8cm 1.4S on D800 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
nikon nikkor nkj 5.8cm 1.4S on D800.jpg at 1.4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
nikon nikkor nkj 5.8cm 1.4S on D3 at 1.4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
nikon nikkor nkj 5.8cm 1.4S on D800.jpg at 8.0 by Rafael CA, on Flickr