Upload & Sell: On
| p.7 #17 · ROKKOR Telephoto Image Thread |
@Velectron: I don't have plan to collect them though. I bought them mostly due to my extreme curiosity after I was bitten and fall in love with manual lens world.
Plus I have an odd hobby of comparing things
By the I have updated the video with larger images, though I still find away to make a better high quality HD video on youtube. I only have Ulead software as my video editor.
All lenses are great so that I still can not decide which lens to keep and which one to go.
I'll keep the Canon EF for shooting sports and other events if I need AF. It's small and quite cheap lens but very good.
The Rokkor 100/2 certainty I will keep. It's hard to get, it's very small lens and I love the color and bokeh. It's subtle and warm color is good for portrait too. Not as sharp as Zeiss/Olympus but it's enough for me.
The Zeiss 100/2 and Olympus 100/2 are very tight. I still have to compare these two kings to decide which one has to go
The Nikon 105/2.5 l will keep. It has great color, contrast, sharpness and bokeh, though I can not have the f/2 aperture
I want to sell the Nikon 105/1.8 for so long but in some condition the thin DOF of f/1.8 gives me something that other lens can't. (see the close up shots in that video). And it also give more speed at low light shot. But the color is not quite good for portrait, though it could be post processed.
The 105 DC is design for portrait. The color is suitable for portrait. But at wide open it's only sharp at closer distance and difficult to focus or get sharp at longer distance (I have to do more test to confirm this). It's super sharp compared to other Nikon at the same any aperture.
By the way I am very curious about Rokkor 100/2.5. I believe it must be much sharper than my older Rokkor 100/2, but still find out which one is the best :
1968: MC Tele Rokkor-PF 100/2,5 -> replaced 100/2
1973: MC Tele Rokkor-X PF 100/2,5
1976: MC Tele Rokkor-X 100/2,5 -> new design, focus closer, smaller, one less element
1977: MD Tele Rokkor-X 100/2,5 -> MD update
1981: MD 100/2,5 -> smaller, built-in hood