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James Markus wrote:
I don't think I have ever gotten so much response on any image before - than the dead grass with the 135. Thanks for all the comments. Here is another recent acquisition...the 105mm f4 ais micro...

http://www.fredmiranda.com/hosting-data//500/76816TheEagleHasLanded-web.jpg

John, superb 400/5.6 ED AI pano...the multiple distance ridges are killer.


Thanks James -

How do you like the 105/4 AIS micro? I've seen some image tests with it and even at infinity it seems to be excellent (better than the 105/2.5 AIS).

John



Dec 04, 2013 at 06:47 PM
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Well John, the only 105mm Bjørn thought was better was the old f4.5 UV (expensive). This f4.0 ais was much more affordable. I do still shoot the f2.5 ais, but for macro work - the new to me f4 is better than the f2.5 with tubes. Also, it seems to have better DOF. To be honest, I haven't tried the micro for long distance. I intend to use them for the purposes they were manufactured. f2.5 for 3' to infinity, and the f4 for in close. Focus throw on the f4 is 300 degrees - only 140 for the f2.5, but I consider this a focusing aid. I intend to keep both, but now that you mention infinity focus...I suppose I should test that.


Dec 04, 2013 at 07:57 PM
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A few Christmas pictures





50 1.2 ais at 1.2







50 1.2 ais at 1.2




Dec 04, 2013 at 09:28 PM
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Very nice Eric!

rick2906 wrote:
A few Christmas pictures




Dec 04, 2013 at 09:54 PM
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Thank you Kevin


Dec 04, 2013 at 09:58 PM
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The Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/4 AI-S is the sharpest 105mm I've used at all distances :


D800, Micro-Nikkor 105/4 AI-S, 1 sec., @f/4.




Crop 100%




@f/5.6



Dec 04, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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Wow! It is on my short list...

4mpx wrote:

The Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/4 AI-S is the sharpest 105mm I've used at all distances :


D800, Micro-Nikkor 105/4 AI-S, 1 sec., @f/4.
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/5829/zsez.jpg




Crop 100%
http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/2783/1owg.jpg




@f/5.6
http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9493/6h4h.jpg




Dec 04, 2013 at 10:55 PM
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I couldn't find the link (it may have been someone on this thread - Georg?) where the 105/4 AIS was compared to the 105/2.5 at large distances. As I recall in the center they were about equal, but the f/4 had better corners. On my D800 the boarders/corners is where the 105/2.5 starts to really feel the strain of 36MP, thus for landscapes on the D800 it may have some issues.

In fact for the ~100mm focal length I've gone to the 90/3.5 CV or the 100/2 Zeiss, both of which are very good/excellent wide open on the D800 at infinity distances. I know I know that's heretical talk . . . .



Dec 04, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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Hey guys, I'm Soori and newly joined this forum. I'm glad that I found this thread for Nikon MF lenses. I spent many hours on this thread and amazed by some of the photographs. Recently I bought a brand new Nikon D800 camera. Previously I had Nikon D90. Now with D800, I would like to go with complete MF primes from Nikon. I bought Nikon Nikkor 20mm F/2.8 AI-s, Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-s, Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI, Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-s, Nikon Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AI-s from eBay in around 10 days time which are all in excellent condition. Now I'm so much excited to try my gear and have loads of fun. This weekend I'm planning to visit San Francisco, CA to get some beautiful snaps. You can guide me like which are the best locations over there as I'm fairly new to that city. Thanks in advance


Dec 05, 2013 at 01:07 AM
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Welcome sorri! I am new to this thread too. What I've seen so far is a nice bunch of down to earth fellows! I also have a d800, the e version .


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soori007 wrote:
Hey guys, I'm Soori and newly joined this forum. I'm glad that I found this thread for Nikon MF lenses. I spent many hours on this thread and amazed by some of the photographs. Recently I bought a brand new Nikon D800 camera. Previously I had Nikon D90. Now with D800, I would like to go with complete MF primes from Nikon. I bought Nikon Nikkor 20mm F/2.8 AI-s, Nikon Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 AI-s, Nikon Nikkor 85mm f/2 AI, Nikon Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-s, Nikon Micro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 AI-s from eBay in around 10 days time which are all
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You need an 85mm 1.4 AIS in your lens diet, if not, the 50mm 1.2 AIS! The bokeh on these are addictive! When in S.F, don't forget the tripod, I know, I always do! The sharpest wide sounds fun for the huge architectural sites, that your eye's will never cease to feast upon! They have them all, Gothic, Victorian, and so on! So many areas to cover, so little time! That 28mm 2.8 AIS, is great for these, plus, the ability to focus to nearly 7 inches, would be killer to snap some photo's, of either their fauna, either animal, or floral, or their statues, or, heck, all at once! have fun with your great set up, and trip!

like this 85mm 1.4 ais, yum! if only i had the dough! i miss my nikkors!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/301029119240?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649



Dec 05, 2013 at 01:41 AM
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Welcome Surendra and Eric! Looking forward to your images.

Don't ask about which lens to buy you'll get too many answers and your wallet will be empty!



Dec 05, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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Thank you John. I have been here for about a week to be more precise I've already post a few macro shots and bokehlicious shots from the famous 50 1.2 ais

Just look up a few post and you'll see some christmas pictures from me.

Edited on Dec 05, 2013 at 03:28 AM · View previous versions



Dec 05, 2013 at 03:27 AM
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A few quick ones with the 135/2 AIS on a walk to the bank and post office this afternoon.
Heavy post processing!





Rusty Skeleton

  NIKON D800    135mm    f/2.0    1/3000s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  







Rusty Skeleton #2

  NIKON D800    135mm    f/2.0    1/3000s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  




Dec 05, 2013 at 03:27 AM
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John ,I like patterns and it pops out with the blue sky!!

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Dec 05, 2013 at 03:29 AM
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rick2906 wrote:
Thank you John. I have been here for about a week to be more precise I've already post a few macro shots and bokehlicious shots from the famous 50 1.2 ais

Just look up a few post and you'll see some christmas pictures from me.


Well then you are a grizzled veteran of this thread

I'm a veteran from page 9 as I recall, but have not been around much the past few months so I've missed the entrance of many of the newer faces.

Welcome, welcome to our little corner of the internet.

- John



Dec 05, 2013 at 03:30 AM
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James Markus wrote:
Raphael, Were you shooting a funeral at Zapopan Cathedral Mexico?.

Not shooting a funeral James, taking photos of the church while a requiem mass was taking place.



Dec 05, 2013 at 03:46 AM
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Ronny- Always love see your shots! The way you capture it all with MF is inspiring. Thanks for posting!


Dec 05, 2013 at 08:21 AM
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Peter I love your work with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF and you are so right, it's a great lens at a very reasonable price. Nice catch on the woman "carrying" the baggage!

Sar the 80-200 4.5 is outstandingly sharp as you have demonstrated here. It's the lens that changed zoom lens quality! Your 105 has such great color and sharpness in the details!

Tony it's great to see you bearing wonderful photos. The last one is killer!

Chin that's a very interesting photo with great light.

Ron the 28mm 2.8 is a natural on the DF great shots!

Great work as always John

Rafael that 20mm ud is one outstanding lens. You certainly know how to bring out the best perspectives.

Ronny really like the photos of your dog. Tack sharp!

James terrific macro of the quarter. so sharp

Rick love the Christmas card shots. That first one is dreamy.





Dec 05, 2013 at 04:24 PM
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I had a great time with Jay at the Bok Tower Gardens yesterday. It is so wonderful to meet folks from the thread and go on a photo excursion. We laughed and compared notes on all of these fantastic lenses. We even swapped lenses to try them out. It was such a pleasant time and I hope we can do it again before he has to head back to California.
Here's a couple of shots using my newly aquired 20mm 3.5 AIS that I purchased from Chuong
By the way Chuong I love the lens and thank you

Fountain from Mexico


Jay chimping


A little sunburst



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