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p.2982 #1 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:

Btw, I've just tried my old 28/2Ai on the D7000 and was surprised by the almost bitingly sharp images it delivered on DX, so please take the words above with a grain of salt.


this must be a lens by lens thing - my 24mm/f2.8 was essentially useless on the D7000, same the 50mm/f1.8 which just wasn't sharp, all across the image. On the D600, both lenses are much sharper. I read something about the "angle of the light" in another thread, which discusses how FX lenses are designed differently from DX due to the way the sensors respond to light at various angles. Seems like there's a lot going on and not all FX lenses work well on DX sensors, even if you just grab the sweet spot in the middle.




Jun 28, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.2982 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Warning: Shameless Plug

Thinning out and have put four MF lenses up for sale on the B/S Forum. Let me know if you have any interest.
Scott



Jun 28, 2013 at 09:45 PM
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p.2982 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


pburke wrote:
this must be a lens by lens thing - my 24mm/f2.8 was essentially useless on the D7000, same the 50mm/f1.8 which just wasn't sharp, all across the image. On the D600, both lenses are much sharper. I read something about the "angle of the light" in another thread, which discusses how FX lenses are designed differently from DX due to the way the sensors respond to light at various angles. Seems like there's a lot going on and not all FX lenses work well on DX sensors, even if you just grab the sweet spot in the middle.


I will agree 100% about some lenses not being Dx friendly (one 50/1.8 I tried wasn't very sharp regardless of aperture/light/focus, my Series E 50/1.8 I think speaks for itself). The Series E 28/2.8 is super hard to use and only seems to work (to my standards, which admittedly are very lofty) in the lenses sweet spot of f/5.6. What kills me is that some Dx oriented lenses can suck too. The 18-105 kit lens that came with my D7000...I could not get a sharp shot out of it to save its life (its selling paid for my first fast 50/1.8D, a very sharp lens).

The other thing I will agree with 100% is the Dx viewfinder (in general). It leaves a lot to be desired. I wear glasses and this compounds the effect. It is exceedingly hard to focus sometimes. The Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 is a bear to focus through the viewfinder at anything faster than f/8. I have yet to take a shot at 2.8 using the viewfinder that was in focus...not a single shot. Luckily the Live View is good and I can then focus there. Requires either a steady hand or a tripod, but workable.



Jun 28, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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p.2982 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A quick shot under ugly conditions, will try to get something more out of this old squeeze-box this weekend:

poor little thing I von georgsfoto auf Flickr
it's probably a missing "b": D3s at ISO 6400, 1/50sec., handheld, PC-E 45/2.8D wide open, effective aperture as displayed f/3.8




Jun 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM
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p.2982 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


another one, this time with the D7000:

poor little thing II von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D7000 at ISO3200, 1/50sec. handheld, Ai-Nikkor 28/2 + PK-11A, full aperture



Jun 28, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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p.2982 #6 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
another one, this time with the D7000:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9160784625_6fa758a0ea_b.jpg
poor little thing II von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D7000 at ISO3200, 1/50sec. handheld, Ai-Nikkor 28/2 + PK-11A, full aperture


Georg, I like the graphic quality to this. Nice b&w conversion.



Jun 28, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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p.2982 #7 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Not up to the standards set by others that have posted flowers in this thread, but this little ravine full of day lilies caught my eye. Taken with the 50mm 1.4 SC at f2.8.
Scott





Day Lillies




Jun 28, 2013 at 11:06 PM
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p.2982 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


georgms wrote:
another one, this time with the D7000:
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5457/9160784625_6fa758a0ea_b.jpg
poor little thing II von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D7000 at ISO3200, 1/50sec. handheld, Ai-Nikkor 28/2 + PK-11A, full aperture


I like this alot! One thing that has me puzzled... How are you able to use a 28mm with 50mm+ of extension tube? Unless I have missed something vastly important, focusing should be inside the lens...! Mir helfen zu verstehen! (Did I say that right, my German is 20 years rusty).



Jun 28, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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p.2982 #9 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Scott, thank you!

Kevin, thanks! It was just the 8mm PK-11A extension tube. The tube with over 50mm of extension is the PN-11, if memory serves (don't own the PN-11, I think this one belongs to the 105 micros).
The 28/2 is always in for some wild highlights ;-)
Btw, your German is much better than my English.



Jun 28, 2013 at 11:58 PM
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p.2982 #10 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


This is the PN-11 stuck on the 13.5cm 3.5Q at f/8. PN-11 is 52.5mm and I like it for its tripod foot (although this one is handheld)










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p.2982 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, fun work with the WA + extension tube. Never think of using an extension tube with such a short fl. All the work here gives me ideas. I need to try something like that with the 35 1.4N to get closer to flowers or such.

Scott, very nice day lillies, and superb background!



Jun 29, 2013 at 12:28 AM
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p.2982 #12 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A couple more with the 13.5cm 3.5Q, these are all without any extension tubes:

f/4:






Some tiny flower bokeh, this one is wide open at f/3.5:






And a crop of part of the flowering branch with a beetle helping itself to the pollen:







Jun 29, 2013 at 12:31 AM
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p.2982 #13 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Samy, love the shots with the Q... I love it's bokeh...


Jun 29, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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p.2982 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


saph wrote:
A couple more with the 13.5cm 3.5Q, these are all without any extension tubes

Some tiny flower bokeh, this one is wide open at f/3.5:
http://i1290.photobucket.com/albums/b530/sa_maryland_fotofun/Flowers/LittleFlowerFullFrame_zps516b6aeb.jpg



Samy, thank you for the comment. I really like the background you captured on this one.



Jun 29, 2013 at 12:47 AM
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p.2982 #15 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Ray (FL), very nice pics from Charleston and I really liked the backlit fountain with the sunbeam zapping the potted plant.

Peter (Madison), that's quite a chess board and well taken image too!

Randy from Michigan, beautiful acquisition, look forward to seeing more output from that 300 4.5K.

Kevin, its really cool you are trying to come up with solutions that will keep your photography passion going. Hope the harness works out better. Its so important to do things you enjoy. Sometimes it may just take a break and rest to let healing take its course. Of course as Curtis said always listen to your body.

Rafael, the 15 3.5 image with the golden clouds was superb.

Georg, Mark, Scott, thanks for the comments on the mini-set from Reading.



Jun 29, 2013 at 12:48 AM
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p.2982 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


North Texas Sunflowers - shot with a 50 mm f1.2





Rise Above the Crowd

  NIKON D700    50mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    200 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Jun 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM
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p.2982 #17 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Wonderful shot Sam... very reminiscent of a photo posted by our other friend from Texas, Alan, who posts as Huddy. Of course that was a long time ago, so this is more than welcome. Excellent work on every level, but how can you miss with that camera and that lens?



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:02 AM
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p.2982 #18 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Samy, love the work you're doing with the 135. I agree with Scott that the bokeh is delicious. I love the form of the lens you're using. It has the scalloped focusing ring. Sadly, no conversion kit was available for that lens.

Lovely set. I really appreciate the closeup of the bug... the last in that set. If it weren't so unbearably hot in the Bay area at the moment, you'd be inspiring me to take the 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd i recently bought. But frankly, it is better to stay inside when the temperature approaches 100 as it did today and will continue to do for the next four or five days...



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:10 AM
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p.2982 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Georg, I love both of those recent photos. You have a keen eye for possibilities as well as the skill a craftsman would have developed over time to capture a memorable image. Delightful.


Jun 29, 2013 at 02:12 AM
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p.2982 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


I grabbed this photo as i waited for my car's oil change. I guess this was lunch hour for this employee.


And across the street they were washing cars...


Both photos taken with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd and converted in Silver Efex Pro 2. I'm experimenting with film types, inspired by Georg.



Jun 29, 2013 at 02:15 AM
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