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phillip ino
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p.5 #1 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Jeez, people. Can you remember the last time Nikon made a lens that was not sharp?

Settle down!



Nov 17, 2010 at 03:25 PM
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p.5 #2 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


If you buy this lens and assume its not going to be sharp, or need 100% crops - you dont deserve to own it.



Nov 17, 2010 at 03:28 PM
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p.5 #3 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


http://www.flickr.com/photos/phantomas/tags/afsnikkor35mmf14g/

this guy also got one.



Nov 17, 2010 at 04:19 PM
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p.5 #4 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


I want one, but whoa, sticker shock. I'll have to make do with my 35mm f/2 for a little while until my wallet heals from the 16-35mm/85mm 1.4 double whammy it took over the past few months.


Nov 17, 2010 at 05:02 PM
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p.5 #5 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


phillip ino wrote:
Jeez, people. Can you remember the last time Nikon made a lens that was not sharp?

Settle down!


Yes, I most certainly do (the 70-200 VR on FX springs to mind), but that is not the point at all.

These are smallish web images and they don't say anything whatsoever about the lens quality. The guy could have taken these pics through a jar or a lensbaby - his skills are excellent.

High pass / mid tone contrast sharpening affects 'brilliance' and 'clarity' (or whatever you want to call that), and again that's why these images don't provide a good representation of the image quality of the lens.



Nov 17, 2010 at 05:36 PM
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p.5 #6 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


I have a couple more images on Flickr with out the exif striped.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/depthofield/5182897962/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/depthofield/5182972560/

As for the blog, while their are significant tonal and contrast adjustments, I did minimal sharpening. The glass is really amazing.

If you have specific questions feel free to ask way here;
http://formspring.me/PaulVonRieter
I will do my best to answer promptly.



Nov 17, 2010 at 05:59 PM
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p.5 #7 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Where did you get your lens from?

Awesome photos as well!



Nov 17, 2010 at 07:29 PM
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p.5 #8 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


I am going to wait for the Zeiss before I make a decision on which one. They both look promising. But Nikon has no Asph or ED glass? Is that correct?


Nov 17, 2010 at 07:44 PM
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p.5 #9 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


@jas262

Nikon Direct. The easiest way to explain it would be "sponsorship", but Nikon does not use that term for any of their pros. I am lucky enough to have a great relationship with them and they give me gear to use, is another way of putting it. I just reciprocate with using it professionally and sharing my impressions of the product.



Nov 17, 2010 at 08:01 PM
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p.5 #10 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Uhhmmm...and how does one get "sponsored".....


Nov 17, 2010 at 08:05 PM
 

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p.5 #11 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Paul,

welcome to the board! great set with the 35g...



Nov 17, 2010 at 08:29 PM
Sam Obeid
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p.5 #12 · Nikon 35mm 1.4








Picked it a few hours ago, looking forward to testing err using it on my last wedding of the year this weekend.

Edited on Nov 18, 2010 at 02:06 AM · View previous versions



Nov 17, 2010 at 08:48 PM
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p.5 #13 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


What really bums me out is the huge delay. Some of us make a living off of Nikon gear and waiting for a lens really REALLY sucks. They did this with the 24mm 1.4 ... which I sold thinking the lens would be delivered based on Amazons delivery date

Try calling Nikon and ask them what is going on ... you know you wont get anywhere when the person answering has a hard time figuring out what you mean by 1.4



Nov 17, 2010 at 08:54 PM
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p.5 #14 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Hmm, hopefully this means other parts of Canada are coming soon. I'm anxious for my phone to ring


Nov 17, 2010 at 08:55 PM
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p.5 #15 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


jas262 wrote:
What really bums me out is the huge delay. Some of us make a living off of Nikon gear and waiting for a lens really REALLY sucks. They did this with the 24mm 1.4 ... which I sold thinking the lens would be delivered based on Amazons delivery date

Try calling Nikon and ask them what is going on ... you know you wont get anywhere when the person answering has a hard time figuring out what you mean by 1.4


If you make a living off on Nikon gear, how did you do it before they even had a 35 1.4?



Nov 17, 2010 at 09:11 PM
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p.5 #16 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Really? Troll much?

All I am saying is that I use Nikon gear to make a living ... I have done it without the 35 and I can continue to do it without the 35. Before Nikon I shot with a 5D & 35 1.4 almost 95% of the time and loved that focal length. It is just annoying that they announce something and it takes 2-3 months for them to deliver. Plus when they do deliver, it seems like random shops/areas get them first.



Nov 17, 2010 at 09:26 PM
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p.5 #17 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Sam, I am officially jealous. And I am usually not the envious type.


Nov 17, 2010 at 09:28 PM
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p.5 #18 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


jas262 wrote:
Really? Troll much?


Ben is hardly trolling, he's presenting a logically sound point.

I understand your frustration, but in this case there ain't s*** you can do other than to wait it out. Better wait another few weeks than having to shoot without it at all.



Nov 17, 2010 at 09:30 PM
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p.5 #19 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


Life is full of waiting. There's a 35mm f/2 if you can't wait, If you absolutely had to have a 35mm f/1.4 it was probably a bit premature to ditch your 5D and 35L.

Nikon probably did announced the new 35 early because of pressure from Zeiss and Samyang, I'd be Sigma will have one before long as well. They had to either announce and make people wait or loose sales.



Nov 17, 2010 at 09:41 PM
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p.5 #20 · Nikon 35mm 1.4


I cant wait for a $800 Sigma FX 35 f/1.4!!!


Nov 17, 2010 at 09:57 PM
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