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Rafael, if that lens doesn't make the grade, we've been given some insight into the standards you use in buying lenses… VERY high indeed. I wouldn't buy that lens either but for different reasons. For all the wonderful images posted by folks who love to shoot at 35mm, it is not my preferred focal length. I've said before that I'm more drawn to 28 if I want to go wide. Having two 35mm lenses, one an AI-s at f/1.4 and one O at f/2, I feel quite satisfied. Spending big bucks for another f/1.4 doesn't tickle my fancy, despite...Show more →
It is funny how the mind works Curtis, particularly mine, I have never been a fan of the 35mm focal length, used to use it a lot on film, but mostly out of laziness or convenience.
Now that for good or bad I pay a lot of attention to my methodology, the 35s have fallen aside, Nevertheless I want to explore them again.
This 608xxx 35mm 1.4 ais will likely stay, it is perfect like new. It is surprisingly not as flat field as my 35mm 1.4 46xxxx, it is a bit sharper in the center, a little more contrasty, could be just that it is cleaner inside and newer.
I am going to keep it.
Took the new lens to Cruising Grand, it was Pantera day. All at 1.4, of course. No added saturation but used vivid pic control on the camera, and a polarizer.
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais D800 46xxxxx and 608xxxx series 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais 608xxx D3 Pantera Dinner Cruising Grand 3 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais 608xxx D3 Pantera Dinner Cruising Grand by Rafael CA, on Flickr
Austin of England
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais 608xxx D3 Austin of England Cruising Grand 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
Not all were Yellow
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais 608xxx D3 Pantera Dinner Cruising Grand 4 by Rafael CA, on Flickr
It was a nice evening, this new 35mm handles bright lights better than the older ais
nikon nikkor 35mm 1.4 ais 608xxx D3 nice evening by Rafael CA, on Flickr
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