Upload & Sell: Off
Take a few days off and what happens? Zeiss? Leica? Did this thread suddenly transport into the Alternative Gear and Lenses Forum? You guys are incorrigible. I understand that it is as easy to love other well designed and crafted gear as it is to love Nikon MF lenses but really?
Seriously, those are some awesome lenses Ronny, a number of which have made my heart go pitter pat on more than one occasion. Leica is simply too rich for my blood, though I was quite taken with a Leica 90 f/2R with a Nikon mount I had occasion to play with a bit. That tempted me as well, but I wasn't much interested in stop down metering. It produced lovely colors and contrast however. The photos I took ended up on the Alternative Gear and Lenses forum... hint, hint, hint.
With the great work being posted by Peter from Madison and Peter Z, as well as what Steve, Scott and Jose have offered with their recently acquired lenses, I don't think Nikon MF lenses lose a great deal were there a competition. And Ray, that shot from the Kennedy Center is delicious. You make the 16 f/3.5 sing whether using in on DX or FX.
I've been spending a great deal more time away from the computer, which means not much time to participate on this fast moving thread. But I did ramble through the last six pages this evening and must say I'm impressed. But then I always feel that way.
I did pull my camera out this morning when I arrived home to find lovely light on some lilies that volunteer to decorate my neighbors property. I had the 180 f/2.8 AI-s mounted. I believe this was shot at f/4 to accommodate the bright light.