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paxnobiscum wrote:
The Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS is a temperamental lady - she can smile and sing and dance, but also get crazy at times. I love her because of her great character and I don't want her to be a predictable and perfect handmaiden.



The 35/1.4 a temperamental lady? I wholeheartedly agree!
Have you ever tried the 24/2? This neat Nikkor (and the 28/2, but in a much more moderate fashion) will show some temperament too. The 24/2, if shot at close range and wide open or stopped down just a bit, is easily recognizable - no other lenses will render highlights in the borders like the 24/2.



Nov 06, 2013 at 11:28 AM
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georgms wrote:
The 35/1.4 a temperamental lady? I wholeheartedly agree!
Have you ever tried the 24/2? This neat Nikkor (and the 28/2, but in a much more moderate fashion) will show some temperament too. The 24/2, if shot at close range and wide open or stopped down just a bit, is easily recognizable - no other lenses will render highlights in the borders like the 24/2.


No, I don't have the 24/2 or any F-mount 24mm. That's a glaring gap in my collection. I have the 28/2 AIS, but I mostly use it stepped down for wide landscape shots. I should try it at close range and wide open to see how it behaves. I always intended to get the 28/2.8 AIS for close range use. The two 28s are different enough to rationalize to have both.



Nov 06, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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p.3240 #3 · p.3240 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


One more bokeh test with D700 + Nikkor 35/1.4 AIS. Handheld @MFD f/1.4.

Greenhouse blues II


20120209-_DSC2565-Greenhouse Blues II by Count Basil, on Flickr



Nov 06, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome! This might be the best $100 I have ever spent! It took a bit to re-learn full on manual focusing, but it was worth it!


Nov 06, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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My 24mm Nikkor is actually the 25-50 f/4 AIS. A great lens, IMHO.

A view from the Kopasker harbour (Nikon D700 + Zoom-Nikkor 25-50mm/4 @f/4)


20120324-_DSC2725-Testing Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 AIS (@f/4) by Count Basil, on Flickr



Nov 06, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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Great photos, it is nice to see such good fall shots.
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I am really liking the 35mm f/1.4's out of focus qualities. This shows the performance at f/1.4 with the lens focused about 10 feet.





-Jay-



Nov 06, 2013 at 02:22 PM
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davidthejr wrote:
Some leaf colors from Alabama.

D90 - 50mm 1.8 E

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5496/10701528905_7e21dea43f_z.jpg
20131103_0068 by davidthejr, on Flickr


Nice leaves

I like the way that 50mm E series lens renders. Very much like the 50mm f2 Ai



Nov 06, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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All of these shots using the 35mm 1.4 AIS is very inspiring. It truly is a Nikon Classic. Although many complain about it's jittery bokeh, I for one absolutely love that about this lens. It also is a very sharp lens and provides excellent color.





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Nov 06, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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This has to be one of my favorite photos, such detail and subject matter. I simply had to repost it - well done Brain and jenny







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Nov 06, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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Great shots of precious times Curtis!
I really Like your work with the Noct Doug!
George the rust is perfect. We do love our rust on this thread
David the fall colors are wonderful well done with this humble lens - Nice!
Rafael you always seem to photograph the most beautiful women - You Lucky Guy
Petur that shots using the 25-50 is super sharp and very nice colors
Jay the 35mm 1.4 is our threads cult classic!



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Thanks guys for the comments on the "brainy" lichen

Ray, loved the "nervous" bokeh on the yellow flowers with 35/1.4;

Royston, welcome and what a debut set with the 105/2.5.



Some "ice streams" near the Cerro Tronador, Bariloche - Argentina:


General view:


Near Cerro Tronador, Argentina side by labecoaves, on Flickr

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche, Argentina, near Cerro Tronador.
3 vertical shots pano. At least 3 "ice/snow streams" are visible.
D600 + Nikkor-N.C 28mm f/2 C ai'd & CPU´d hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/800s.



And two closer views:


"Ice stream" near Cerro Tronador by labecoaves, on Flickr



Another "Ice stream" near Cerro Tronador by labecoaves, on Flickr

Details of "snow/ice stream"
Both with D600 + Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 E @ 150mm, hand held, ISO 200, f/8 at 1/400-500s; ~5% cropped.






Nov 06, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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Thanks Jose.
Wow the details in these photos is amazing. It seems that no matter which lens you attach it achieves fantastic results. Amazing!



Nov 06, 2013 at 04:26 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
This has to be one of my favorite photos, such detail and subject matter. I simply had to repost it - well done Brain and jenny

http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FZW4EFLDm7o/UniM_24GGKI/AAAAAAAAWfI/blg7X0NWQOk/s1024/DSC_3091.jpg


+1. Fantastic shot in every way.



Nov 06, 2013 at 04:39 PM
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Some great pix recently

Brian that is a nice series

Good OOF there Jay

Petur you have some really good images - love them

Nice one George - love the rust

Did I see the ghost of Curtis make a visit ... Hi Curtis

Steve



Nov 06, 2013 at 05:42 PM
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Manchester by night using the 55mm f1.2

Really soft

ISO800

Love this lens .... seems like there are many others who like it too !!

Steve




© Stokesey 2013

Manchester Tram - 55mm @f8





© Stokesey 2013

Couldn't resist the buildings named for me !!




Nov 06, 2013 at 05:46 PM
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Jose, I can only echo Ray's comment: Wow!

Ray, the flower-shot really brings out the 35/1.4's unique signature (that I love).

Jay, the rendering of your "fence-example" is also very typical for the 35/1.4.

Petur, I like the shape of the coast on your 25-50/4-shot.
This lens is one of a few MF-Nikkor's I really wanna try - maybe sometimes… My go-to-24mm is the 14-24/2.8, amazing performer, but what a brick of a lens ;-) The 24/2.8 is a good to great performer in a neat package (and takes filters very well), the 24/2 is for me more a special-effects-lens (crazy bokeh can be provoked).

Brian and Jenny, what a nice set from the living-museum-village! I like especially the framing of the very first shot. Great work with the legendary 105/2.5!

Rafael, wonderful 55/1.2-portrait! I can understand your thoughts about the Df. 16MP are more than enough for my needs, in my opinion Nikon did the Df half-heartedly. No real innovations (apart from the ability to mount non-Ai-Nikkor's) and to much buttons/dials/features for a clean looking retro-camera.

David, the Alabama-leaf-colors with your 50/1.8E are looking really nice!



Nov 06, 2013 at 05:53 PM
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A couple more at night using 55mm f1.2

The arcade perspective taken at f1.2

The Arndale and street at f8

City Tower at f8

Steve



© Stokesey 2013

Royal Exchange Arcade - Manchester





© Stokesey 2013

Spring Gardens to the Arndale Centre at night





© Stokesey 2013

City Tower Piccadilly - Manchester




Nov 06, 2013 at 05:54 PM
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Thank you Georg.
Steve your photos always inspire me, but I have to say that I am mad at you!. I had just convinced myself that I did not need the 55mm 1.2 and then you come along and post these amazing photos using just that lens. Now I have to reexamine my thoughts

I don't need, I don't need, I don't need



Nov 06, 2013 at 06:11 PM
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Ray, you do. Sorry that I have not posted any other comparisons but the weather over here is really disappointing. I fear that even my D300 drowns with all the rain we have and I don´t want to take any risks with the 55 or the 50mm lenses.

Steve, that photograph of the royal exchange arcade is just awesome. That shows exactly why I like the 55 f1,2 S.C so much.



Nov 06, 2013 at 06:56 PM
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Steve, congrats to your building - it even comes with turkeys ;-) Nice night-time-shots with the 55/1.2!

Here's a shot from the summer-vacation, a typical vacation-subject too: fishing vessels of mixed size, age and shape ;-)

Framing lacks a clear mind behind the camera ;-) D3s, 55/1.2 wide open, 1/25sec at ISO6400
I'm playing with the trendy VSCO-presets (or is the trend already over?) right now, anyway, I like the colors I got here.



Nov 06, 2013 at 06:57 PM
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