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Thanks for the comments.

John, great demo about your "problem 16/3.5"; hope Nikon can fix it.

Andy, very contrasting deep blue sky vs. beach, exquisite colours!


Continuing the Micro 55's battle, a comparison at infinity focus:

General scenario:



50f18-vs-55f28-vs-55f35-infinity-GERAL-VIEW por labecoaves, no Flickr

Red rectangles are cropped extreme left, centre and extreme right areas to be analised below.




The comparison with extreme crops from left, centre and right.
(for best viewing use the flickr link and after right clicking the image selec "original" size)



Comparison of Nikkors 50/1.8 vs Micro55/2.8 vs Micro55/3.5 at infinity por labecoaves, no Flickr

Comparison of Micro-Nikkors 55mm f/2.8 ais and 55mm f/3.5 ai, with the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 ai just for reference.
Cropped extreme left, centre and extreme right areas.
All shots taken with a D600 + tripod + remote shutter + live view focusing in the centre.
I suggest a visualization at the original (largest) size to evaluate results.
Caution: N = 1 for each lens; copy variation can be a factor here.

It appears that at f/2.8-3.5 and f/4 the 55f/2.8 is sligtly better at the right border, while at f/8 all lenses are roughly the same. I would say that as for landscapes we use f/5.6 -f/11, all lenses are similar and good.

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Jul 17, 2014 at 01:53 AM
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John, it is good you have a back-up 16 3.5. Will you send the bad one out for CLA?


Jul 17, 2014 at 01:53 AM
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Another from Acadia. Taken with the 20mm f3.5 Ais.
Scott







Jul 17, 2014 at 02:01 AM
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mp356 wrote:
John, it is good you have a back-up 16 3.5. Will you send the bad one out for CLA?


Yep - I'm glad I splurged and bought a second excellent copy. The lens needs all the dust cleaned out (though shining a light through the front end shows less dust than my "good" copy as you can see in the images), a lube job on the focusing ring (and the aperture ring, though it's really fine) and fix whatever is going on on the rear element. It appears that it is on the surface of the next element in - fungus it looks like to me.



Jul 17, 2014 at 02:30 AM
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jhinkey wrote:
Cliff - these all look too dark on my computers.


Did you just call me Cliff ?



Jul 17, 2014 at 03:05 AM
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cadman342001 wrote:
Did you just call me Cliff ?


Apparently I did! Sorry Andy - I must have been having a "moment" related to my 16/3.5 AI issues



Jul 17, 2014 at 03:24 AM
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Haha, no worries mate, hope it gets sorted for ya without too much pain in the pocket.

I usually discover fungus whenever I'm about to sell a lens - have to be so careful here due to the humidity in summer.

Someone is selling one on ebay at the mo with a cracked front element (spares?) but he wants 200 bucks for it. Seeing as one just came up on KEH for 299 I think he's dreaming !




Jul 17, 2014 at 03:39 AM
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p.4026 #8 · p.4026 #8 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


There's a 105/1.8 on ebay at the mo for $275 if anyone is interested. Bit of a beater but glass is good.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-NIKKOR-105mm-f-1-8-Ultra-Fast-AI-s-Portrait-Lens-BARGAIN-w-CLEAN-GLASS-/151355219738?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item233d795f1a&_uhb=1



Jul 17, 2014 at 03:40 AM
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and a 28/2 Ai-s for $260

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-28mm-f-2-Camera-Lens-Ai-S-SN-606578-/120980150101?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item1c2afa9755&_uhb=1



Jul 17, 2014 at 03:45 AM
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or how about a 6mm f2.8 reduced by $32,000 to $96,000 ?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Nikon-6mm-F-2-8-Nikkor-AI-s-Fish-eye-Lens-Museum-Conditions-VERY-RARE-/251590106209?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a93f05c61&_uhb=1



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p.4026 #11 · p.4026 #11 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


To end this boring journey, a city lights bokeh comparison of the Micro 55s and the 50/1.8:


50f18-vs-55f28-vs-55f35-night-bokeh por labecoaves, no Flickr

Top: Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 ai
Middle: Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 ais
Bottom: Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/3.5 ai

My Neapolitan owl was at ~0.5m
All with D600.



And just to left things clear, the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI wide open is the best of the bunch (for smoothers lentils ) :


50mm-f1.8-ai-wide-open por labecoaves, no Flickr



Jul 17, 2014 at 03:56 AM
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Here's a photo of my brother Paul and his wife Pat. I took this at St. Leo's prayer garden on Monday using the 135mm 2.0 AIS.






Jul 17, 2014 at 05:59 AM
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Jose - If we had a way to have stickies in this thread, then I would certainly vote to have all of your lens testing posts added. Thanks for doing these, they are very valuable.

Ray - Nice portrait of your brother and his wife.



Jul 17, 2014 at 09:47 AM
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p.4026 #14 · p.4026 #14 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Hello everyone..happy to be back after a long stint with issues related to work, ill health, a crashed hard disk and finally a mini vacation..
everybody was dearly missed and most of all the lovely images.
lots of catching up to do..



Jul 17, 2014 at 10:33 AM
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Welcome back Lestor !


Jul 17, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Jose - If we had a way to have stickies in this thread, then I would certainly vote to have all of your lens testing posts added. Thanks for doing these, they are very valuable.


Gotta agree with you there Leighton, there must be a way ?

Andy



Jul 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM
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Hi John, I just received my 16mm f3.5 from KEH and it is indeed an excellent copy... I'm taking it to John White next week to get ai-d.. Just wondering if / when you use the colored filter?? I'm really looking forward to giving this lens a go!
Cheers and good light,
David

jhinkey wrote:
Yep - I'm glad I splurged and bought a second excellent copy. The lens needs all the dust cleaned out (though shining a light through the front end shows less dust than my "good" copy as you can see in the images), a lube job on the focusing ring (and the aperture ring, though it's really fine) and fix whatever is going on on the rear element. It appears that it is on the surface of the next element in - fungus it looks like to me.




Jul 17, 2014 at 12:23 PM
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HCE HCE wrote:
24mm PC-E
B Sides
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3888/14669883492_05101a54be_o.jpg
-Jay-


Great symmetry



Jul 17, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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p.4026 #19 · p.4026 #19 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks for all the comments. Appreciated.

Some great images on the past few pages - just keep the juices flowing.



Jul 17, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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p.4026 #20 · p.4026 #20 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Some great images in the last few pages from everybody..Sorry..Still catching up

One from last week with the 85 f2 ais @ f11






And a moon crop a few nights ago with the 200 f4 non ai and a tc200 @f 5.6






Found a bargain on a coating scratched 16 2.8 ais but sadly found the coating scratches adversely affect images with a blur in some areas that increases with light..will post some images soon.



Jul 17, 2014 at 01:26 PM
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