Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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jason9101
Registered: Dec 22, 2012
Total Posts: 31
Country: N/A

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Ray: I will buy as my first MF nikon
Nikon 105 2.5 Ai and nikon 135mm f / 2 AI-s


All the best Ronny. Kindly take some photos as well using your first MF Nikon.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Ray: I will buy as my first MF nikon
Nikon 105 2.5 Ai and nikon 135mm f / 2 AI-s

Those are two of Nikon's very best lenses Ronny. I know that you will love them!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
Now for some more intimate images.

John



John these are very nice. I especially like the last one in this set.
Scott


Thanks Scott! I find I get a bit rusty if I haven't used my gear in a while and recently a couple of weeks goes by without using it - not good!

John



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

Well, Santa was good to me this year and found me a 55mm that I believe has been factory AI'd. Can anyone tell from these pictures? I won't actually get the lens until Thursday or Friday.

Tony

P.S. These are not my pictures, just ones I downloaded from the auction.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

rafaelcasd wrote:


Round round round, I love Round


Rafael, I'm not generally a fan of fish eye pics but this is magnificent.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Apart from Rafael, there are some really nice images on the last few pages but due to family commitments today and tomorrow I can't comment in detail. Once again thanks for sharing.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Monty - Love the shot of Higgs and the straw!

Curtis - Nice to see you again, love the look on Joel's face! Don't be a stranger!

John - Speaking of strangers! Love the cat and the one waiting for the hot chocolate.

Mihai - Another stranger, WOW! It's good to see you as well. Must be homecoming week.

Rafael - I like the fisheye shot very much. Can you believe that!

Scott - I thought about the 28-50mm, but the jury is still out on this one.

Tony - I believe that's what you have there.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

SweetMk wrote:
All this discussion of manual glass, I had to go to the basement and find my 105mm f1.8.

I stuck it on my D7000 and took a pic of our granddaughter. ISO 1000, no Photoshop other than to resize.







John, welcome neighbor! Good to see another Virginian here. Don't let that lens gather dust! That's one of Nikon's best!


kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:


Tony - I believe that's what you have there.


Thanks, Leighton! That's what I was hoping for. Looking forward to being able to participate again.

Tony



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

michaelwatkins wrote:
Hello folks,

I'm a newcomer to Nikon, but not new to manual focus lenses. On Contax and NEX and Ricoh GXR I've been using a variety of lenses but to date have had very little experience with Nikon optics so I've got something of a learning curve to go through and some fun no doubt. I'm reading through this very long (congrats!) thread with great interest.

On full frame film rangefinder cameras I shoot 25mm, 35mm (mostly), and a fast 50/1.5 and 75/2.5 for portraits. On crop cameras I've been shooting 25mm(mostly - 35mm equivalent) and 50/1.5 (75mm equivalent) but have also have 18mm(28mm) and 35mm(50mm). All manual focus.

I've recently bought a full frame Nikon digital body partly to get back the full frame perspective, partly to gain access to some ultra wides, and, egads, to also gain autofocus for a couple of focal lengths for use when I need AF. I tend to prefer primes, and until recently, didn't own any AF lenses at all.

At the moment I'm am looking for an everyday go-to lens in my favourite focal length - 35mm (manual focus, perhaps ultimately both MF and AF) as well 24mm or 28mm lenses.

I use 35mm for everything from documenting life up close to medium distances and occasionally out to infinity for landscapes and city scapes, but mostly subjects a few feet away to fifty feet. Wider gets more use for big views and out to infinity but also close in.

As I use 35mm the most, I'm keen for suggestions from folks here and am already trolling the thread for examples.

For a slightly wider view I'm wondering, ignoring focus method, how the 24/2.8 AiS and 24/2.8 AF-D, and 28/2.8 AiS compare strictly on an optical basis?

Best of the season to one and all,
Mike


Mike, you've come to the right place. Someone will be around soon you can answer your question.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.


Wow, that almost looks IR. Cool shot.

Tony



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Wow, some great images on the past few pages. Like Peter I will catch up on them when the madhouse settles down.
Here's one from the 28mm f2.8 series E of someone's new shirt



kings_freak
Registered: Jun 02, 2011
Total Posts: 952
Country: United States

MarkdV wrote:
Wow, some great images on the past few pages. Like Peter I will catch up on them when the madhouse settles down.
Here's one from the 28mm f2.8 series E of someone's new shirt

Great shirt, Mark!

Tony



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

Thanks Tony!

I like the shirt as well Mark!



paulski66
Registered: Oct 18, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

Merry Christmas, all! (taken with the 28mm f/2.8 ais, of course)



paulski66
Registered: Oct 18, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

(damn, that's big...sorry!)



paulski66
Registered: Oct 18, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
It snowed, sleeted and rained all day yesterday. I went out in the late afternoon and saw this area where the sun was TRYING to come out. It actually never made it.


This is a beautiful image...wow.



paulski66
Registered: Oct 18, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Now for some more intimate images.

John


Hey, I love both sets of images you posted. The shots of your girls are great. Excellent work...



paulski66
Registered: Oct 18, 2012
Total Posts: 123
Country: United States

michaelwatkins wrote:

For a slightly wider view I'm wondering, ignoring focus method, how the 24/2.8 AiS and 24/2.8 AF-D, and 28/2.8 AiS compare strictly on an optical basis?

Best of the season to one and all,
Mike


My answer is based mostly on what I've read about these respective lenses, though I own the 28 f/2.8 ais and briefly owned the 24 f/2.8 af-d.

The 28 f/2.8 ais is a step up from either of the other two. It is generally considered one of the better lenses Nikon ever made. The two 24s are, if I'm not mistaken, almost identical optically and while good, neither is great. I was mostly unimpressed with the 24mm when I owned it.



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