Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

I have the heavier version with the older optical design. The lighter version is closer to the AI and has the same optical design. Speak in dulcet tones and I might be willing to part with my AI lens. The only difference between the AI and the AI-s is the focus throw on the AI is longer. In my experience that can be very useful if you're using the lens for close work with an extension tube. I guess I'm saying that I don't need FOUR 135mm lenses and I'm certain to keep the f/2 and inclined to keep the Q.C. because the older form factor suits my aesthetic taste. The 135 f/2.8 AI is the second lens from the right... It is in pristine condition...


85 f/2 AI-s, 85 f/1.4 AI-s, 105 f/2.5 AI-s, 105 f/1.8 AI-s, 135 f/2.8 AI, 135 f/2 AI-s



huddy
Registered: Oct 19, 2010
Total Posts: 1886
Country: United States

raboof wrote:
Now I want to get myself a second 28mm, Alan.


Go ahead. The devil in me made you do it!

leighton w wrote:
Nice to see you Alan, don't be a stranger.


Doing the best I can as I get the opportunity!

georgms wrote:
Alan, nice to hear/read from you! Sorry about your P67, hope you'll get it fixed (or a new used one) soon. The mighty Pentax is one camera I'd love to try sometimes...


Georg, I will try to send it off for repair soon. Eventually, I'd like to acquire the newer 67ii, which supposedly has a nicer viewfinder. The Pentax is definitely a wonderful machine for me, especially paired with a 75/2.8 AL (roughly a 60 degree FOV).

And of course I should share a shot with what else but the D700+50/1.2 @2.8 (w/ adjustments in LR3, SEP2, and PS CS6)



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I have the heavier version with the older optical design. The lighter version is closer to the AI and has the same optical design. Speak in dulcet tones and I might be willing to part with my AI lens. The only difference between the AI and the AI-s is the focus throw on the AI is longer. In my experience that can be very useful if you're using the lens for close work with an extension tube. I guess I'm saying that I don't need FOUR 135mm lenses and I'm certain to keep the f/2 and inclined to keep the Q.C. because the older form factor suits my aesthetic taste. The 135 f/2.8 AI is the second lens from the right... It is in pristine condition...


85 f/2 AI-s, 85 f/1.4 AI-s, 105 f/2.5 AI-s, 105 f/1.8 AI-s, 135 f/2.8 AI, 135 f/2 AI-s


No dulcetier tone than Mov III Leise Enfach, Schumann's violin sonata numero dos, with D800 Nikkor UD, sorry about built in microphone and the poor videographer. Should I PM the shipping address?

http://flickr.com/gp/rafabatlle/2aPiD9



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Nice music Rafael... you have a few toys in your home in addition to your fine collection of Nikkor lenses. Life appears to have treated you well, which is the best any of us can hope for...

For the good of the order I want to mention an E-Bay auction for a lens much prized on this thread...

Nikon 16 f/3.5 AI

You have to look carefully since this seller has no idea what he is doing. From an angle in one photo I see a serial number that tells me this is an AI lens. It might be worth confirming the serial number before taking the plunge, but Ronny and a few others might be customers... Happy shopping everyone.



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 193
Country: Italy

rafaelcasd wrote:

Great Lens Roberto, I have one bought a long time ago and would be interested in sample photos from yours.



Just a test shot Rafael, at 150mm and f/11.






4200x2800

The IQ it's quite constant through the full range, a little soft at f/4, much better at f/5.6, best in the center at f/8, best at f/16 in the corners, good sharpness all over the frame at f/11.

Sharpness is excellent in my opinion (the picture is resized from D600 to D700 size but is plenty sharp at the original size too), micro and macro contrast is quite low, I have increased it in PP with capture NX2.


Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

Thank you all - AGAIN! - for the so inspiring pictures you post every day after day after day and counting...

THAT JUST HAD TO BE SAID AGAIN!


I've been more of a gentleman lately (sit back, relax, enjoy, but shut up). Being quite does NOT mean I'm not reading, looking at, enjoying.

And, besides, I've just started processing my Mauritius pictures. One preview, so far:



Nikon D3 - 50mm 1:1.2 - 1:5.6, 1/2000, ISO 200, A, Matrix +/- 0.5


Shot handheld, out of a taxicab driving by...


Nima M
Registered: Jul 16, 2009
Total Posts: 412
Country: Canada


i know what you mean by funwithlight, on Flickr

Noct Nikkor/D600



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

georgms wrote:
Curtis, thanks for sharing the results of your 135mm-Nikkor comparison! I'm really surprised how well the Zoom-Nikkor did, simply amazing.
As much as I'd love to play with a really old 135/2.8 (Q or QC), I think I'll stick with the 135/2 Ais and the neat 135/3.5 Ai for now ;-)
Info for Leighton: maybe it's just a personal thing, but the fast medium-telephotos (105/1.8, 135/2, 180/2.8ED) feel somehow smoother in their focusing mechanism.
I prefer their handling over the 105/2.5's or the IF-equipped 300/4.5 IF-ED as example. So I'm sure you would like the 135/2 ;-)


You and Dean don't make it easy pushing the f/2. Seriously though, if I were to buy one it would be the f/2. For now, I'll stick with the amazing little 50-135mm to cover that focal range.



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

leighton w wrote:
Beautiful examples Curtis, you'd be hard pressed to tell which 135 took these. Hmmm... Now, do the same thing with the 50-135mm at 135 wide open.

CGrindahl wrote:
At your command... that is one of the nice things about having so many lenses in my kit... I recommend it to my friends...


Not too shabby... but then you and I have always been big fans of the 50-135 f/3.5 AI-s.

kwoodard wrote:
Wow, I can hardly tell a difference.

leighton w wrote:
You KNOW you need one.

kwoodard wrote:
I would love one. If I went the other direction in my kit building idea, I would be looking at the 50-135, the 80-200/4.5 (have already) and the 28-50/3.5. I would probably keep a fast 50 like a 1.4 in there too. I just have no money right now for new lenses. I need to work with what I have and fix the ones I have in the repair bin.


Kevin, you wouldn't be disappointed, I guarantee you! It's also a great companion to the 28-50/3.5, which I sorta regret selling to Reagan.



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

CGrindahl wrote:
New/old lens, flowers in bloom... what to do...

Three shots taken with the 135 f/2.8 K AI'd wide open... ignore any information to the contrary... I forgot to change the non-CPU in a rush to get out the door, so two of these identify the lens as a 50 f/3.5... its all Leighton's fault...


This is a beautiful lens Chin... but I may be willing to sell it, but only to a friend...


Beautiful Lillies Curtis. I'm used to having things be my fault. Whenever it rains during the farmers' market all the vendors say it's my fault.



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


huddy wrote:

And of course I should share a shot with what else but the D700+50/1.2 @2.8 (w/ adjustments in LR3, SEP2, and PS CS6)



Great shot Alan! Seems we may have a theme going this week with little boys and water.



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

Hi Roland and Nima, good of you both to visit and share with us.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

leighton w wrote:

huddy wrote:

And of course I should share a shot with what else but the D700+50/1.2 @2.8 (w/ adjustments in LR3, SEP2, and PS CS6)



Great shot Alan! Seems we may have a theme going this week with little boys and water.


+1 ... he will love this shot when he is older.



deang001
Registered: Apr 23, 2011
Total Posts: 1793
Country: China

CGrindahl wrote:
New/old lens, flowers in bloom... what to do...

Three shots taken with the 135 f/2.8 K AI'd wide open... ignore any information to the contrary... I forgot to change the non-CPU in a rush to get out the door, so two of these identify the lens as a 50 f/3.5... its all Leighton's fault...

This is a beautiful lens Chin... but I may be willing to sell it, but only to a friend...


You are certainly the master of this type of shot.

Very beautiful work ... especially love the pink rose.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4210
Country: South Africa

The last two days have produced everything this thread is about - excellent pictures, stimulating conversation and of course a fillip to NMFAS!

Good to be here!



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

Alan, lovely shot of your son and the water, what a smile and a great B&W conversion.

John, fantastic shot of your niece spinning. You do great at conveying the fun of the moment.

Roland, nice starter, hope to see more from your trip soon.

Great discussion on the 135mm lenses, All I can say is that I am loving the one I have working with tubes.



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

Anyone up for a quick game?

4 photos, the flowers of 4 culinary plants. Taken with tubes and either the 28mm, 50mm or 55mm lens. Anyone care to guess which is which? And anyone able to identify which plants the flowers are from gets bonus points.

P.S. No peeking at the EXIF data, it's wrong on at least 1 pic anyway.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3760
Country: Singapore

Dulcet tones eh? lol
I'm not in a hurry though, I wonder if we could do a reverse-Nikki then?



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

rolubich wrote:
rafaelcasd wrote:

Great Lens Roberto, I have one bought a long time ago and would be interested in sample photos from yours.



Just a test shot Rafael, at 150mm and f/11.

The IQ it's quite constant through the full range, a little soft at f/4, much better at f/5.6, best in the center at f/8, best at f/16 in the corners, good sharpness all over the frame at f/11.

Sharpness is excellent in my opinion (the picture is resized from D600 to D700 size but is plenty sharp at the original size too), micro and macro contrast is quite low, I have increased it in PP with capture NX2.


Quite sharp indeed, I will get the old beast out an see if I get similar resuls.

Thank you Roberto



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 2486
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Nice music Rafael... you have a few toys in your home in addition to your fine collection of Nikkor lenses. Life appears to have treated you well, which is the best any of us can hope for...

For the good of the order I want to mention an E-Bay auction for a lens much prized on this thread...

Nikon 16 f/3.5 AI

You have to look carefully since this seller has no idea what he is doing. From an angle in one photo I see a serial number that tells me this is an AI lens. It might be worth confirming the serial number before taking the plunge, but Ronny and a few others might be customers... Happy shopping everyone.


Toys are not important, except if they play music or capture images , they help pass time productively! There is less money in this entertainment system than in a single 600mm F4, and the TV and computers are obsolete already.



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