Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5033
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
There's something wrong with my sensor and I don't think it's oil! It just started last evening and I don't know what to do, can you help me?

You know what they say April showers...........well something like that
Great shot Leighton






MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5033
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Kevin, tell Eliza well done!

+1 makes two of us
Kevin loved your purple flowers as well. Nicely done!



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4267
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
From my San Francisco excursion with family. Not sure what kind of plant these are, but they are quite beautiful.

Nikkor-Q 135mm f/2.8 wide open. This is BY FAR the hardest lens to focus with on my D7000. This was shot wide open. Usually I have to be at f/5.6 to get what I want in focus...


DSC_7603 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Very nice Kevin. Lovely colors and background.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Reagan wrote:
Hope you like it David
Sent you a PM

Reagan


Do you do this on purpose to keep us guessing?



10-4



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4267
Country: United States

agentbird wrote:
Two more from my outing with Chin aka Zichar:





Very nice work with the PC-E lens.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 4267
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
There's something wrong with my sensor and I don't think it's oil! It just started last evening and I don't know what to do, can you help me?



Is that cotton?



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2909
Country: United States

2 more
First with the 105 and the second with the 25-50
I love both of these lens

Reagan



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9200
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
There's something wrong with my sensor and I don't think it's oil! It just started last evening and I don't know what to do, can you help me?



Is that cotton?




rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1360
Country: United States

I see everyone is excited about spring. Will go out and find some flowers myself before they dry out in the Socal desert.

The 55mm 1.2 SC that Curtis ordered is finally here, it is in excellent condition, the focusing ring is a bit worn for my taste, but it is very honest wear, the rest of the lens body is quite good and the glass is perfect, as clean as any other lens I own. Therefore it is a keeper. I will be looking for a perfect 55mm 1.2 focusing ring, if you have one laying around. On the other hand this may become my most used lens.

The optical test came in with with flying colors, as good as any other 55mm I have.

This is the last Nikkor MF I will ever buy.

Have a look.

A test shot: at 1.2 of course


Nikkor 55mm 1.2 _5SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The lens was welcomed only by immediate family, 5cm 2 s, 5.8cm 1.4 s, 50mm 2.0 h, 50mm 1.4 s, 50mm 1.4 sc, 50mm 2.0 ai, 50mm 1.8 ais, 50mm 1.2 ais, 45mm 2.8 gn c, 55mm 3.5 p, and of course 55mm 1.2 s, 55mm 1.2 ai. The 600mm 5.6 p head volunteered to hold the table down.


Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2841
Country: United States

rafaelcasd wrote:
I see everyone is excited about spring. Will go out and find some flowers myself before they dry out in the Socal desert.

The 55mm 1.2 SC that Curtis ordered is finally here, it is in excellent condition, the focusing ring is a bit worn for my taste, but it is very honest wear, the rest of the lens body is quite good and the glass is perfect, as clean as any other lens I own. Therefore it is a keeper. I will be looking for a perfect 55mm 1.2 focusing ring, if you have one laying around. On the other hand this may become my most used lens.

The optical test came in with with flying colors, as good as any other 55mm I have.

This is the last Nikkor MF I will ever buy.

Have a look.

A test shot: at 1.2 of course


Nikkor 55mm 1.2 _5SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

The lens was welcomed only by immediate family, 5cm 2 s, 5.8cm 1.4 s, 50mm 2.0 h, 50mm 1.4 s, 50mm 1.4 sc, 50mm 2.0 ai, 50mm 1.8 ais, 50mm 1.2 ais, 45mm 2.8 gn c, 55mm 3.5 p, and of course 55mm 1.2 s, 55mm 1.2 ai. The 600mm 5.6 p head volunteered to hold the table down.


Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Nikkor 55mm 1.2 SC Arrival by Rafael CA, on Flickr



Where do I place my order? I want the one in the middle...



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 1965
Country: United States

I've seen this little table in a dream before - it happens at a garage sale, and I offer $20 for the lot of them, but I always wake up before I find out if the seller accepts the offer.



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

Beautiful collection, Rafael! So is the 55/1.2 SC your favorite "fifty"?



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3353
Country: Germany

Had a strange encounter in the woods today - I'm glad I've had my camera ready:

strange encounter in the woods von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 55/1.2 (a late Ai) wide open



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5816
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
Thanks for the cat comments!

John - Congrats on the 45, do you have plans to use this in landscapes?



Yes or for just when I want to carry it around in a more compact form than my 50/1.8G or 50/1.2 AIS will allow. It goes well with my CV 90/3.5 as a compact set of lenses with a ~2x focal length change.

I took some images last night that I'll post later on - just during a scrabble game with one of my girls.
It seems to be very very sharp at f/2.8 in the center. I also don't find it's smallness a problem when changing the aperture or focus as some others, with perhaps larger hands than I, seem to have.

John



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1468
Country: N/A

pburke wrote:
I've seen this little table in a dream before - it happens at a garage sale, and I offer $20 for the lot of them, but I always wake up before I find out if the seller accepts the offer.




For me, I woke up because got shot trying to rob a bank to pay it off.



Jorge Torralba
Registered: May 16, 2007
Total Posts: 2451
Country: United States

F6 and the 50mm 1.2








More here http://www.ag2si.com/standardgallery.php?lenstype=1521&showall


Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 307
Country: Netherlands

leighton w wrote:
There's something wrong with my sensor and I don't think it's oil! It just started last evening and I don't know what to do, can you help me?


Those look like frozen pixels to me, Leighton.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2841
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Had a strange encounter in the woods today - I'm glad I've had my camera ready:

strange encounter in the woods von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, 55/1.2 (a late Ai) wide open


! When mammoths attack! I am pretty sure I remember this place from when I lived in Germany. Want to say I went on a field trip there in middle school.

Jorge Torralba wrote:
F6 and the 50mm 1.2








More here http://www.ag2si.com/standardgallery.php?lenstype=1521&showall


Love the shot. Even though focus is off, the story is told well and the subject is looking at the camera.


rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1360
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Beautiful collection, Rafael! So is the 55/1.2 SC your favorite "fifty"?


Georg, I like Fifties that have character wide open and become sharp and contrasty as you close them down. The 55s certainly do that. So do other lenses. The differences are less (to me) than what I hear people say, even on the D800.

For reasons of enjoying old lenses, character wide open, metal focusing rings, long focusing throw, the most used will likely be the 5cm 2.0 S, (1959) and the 55 1.2 SC (1972), the 1.2 S and the ai are a little too perfect for daily commuting.

The 5.8cm has the best bokeh of all the Fifties, but I cannot mount it on an ai camera without removing the aperture ring, which is easy but its threads are greasy.

The 50 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8 have less character wide open although they are certainly outstanding closed down.

The best of all may be the 58mm 1.2 but this whole collection would not pay for half of one!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4028
Country: South Africa

Rafael, you must be the ultimate Nikon man. Such an extensive collection of what look like near pristine lenses.

The only comment I have is "never say 'ever' "



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