Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2702
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
A couple more shots from Saddle Creek using the 24mm 2.8 on tripod F11





Man, that just sucks you right in! Great shot!



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4368
Country: United States

David, the white spots/paint chips is rather common with the 35mm f1.4 ais. I don't really know why, but it is the only nikkor I have seen with multiple copies having this issue. All the ebay listings claim it doesn't effect the image quality. I got my copy in mid June after looking for 8 months at the condition and price point I wanted to pay. In that time there were at least 6 - 8 copies listed in ebay with the marks you mention.

This isn't EX+ condition






See if KEH will swap this one for one that is EX+ Maybe they shipped the wrong lens.

designdog wrote:
Received my two lenses today! First impressions: the 35mm 1.4 AI-s is pretty much like all of my other AI-s lenses. Solid, relatively compact. I am a bit disappointed in that there is a bit of paint chipping on the black surround inside the glass - that is, the metal underneath the glass cover that actually holds the lens element. Can't feel it, as the glass is covering it. I will try to take a photo of it, but I wonder if this should be a KEH EX+ copy. Everything else looks fine, so maybe I am over doing it (but it was $600!)

The 85mm 1.4 AI-s is LN-, and it looks brand new. No issues here. This lens reminds me of my 180 2.8ED AI-s. Solid, bright, professional all the way. Only issue I have is that it is tricky to get your fingers in to change aperture!

Two first shots from a lousy weather day. I think you can tell which one is the "cream machine"!




James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4368
Country: United States

Really liking this composition....
Lieutenant Z wrote:
Hi all, I'm back from Normandy and the D-Day landing beaches.
Here is a shot from Arromanches with the 50/1.8









James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4368
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
bruni wrote:
Happy 3rd Anniversary


happy 3rd anniversary by benmorgan28, on Flickr


happy 3rd anniversary - nikon 24mm f2.8 PCE by benmorgan28, on Flickr


happy 3rd anniversary by benmorgan28, on Flickr


happy 3rd anniversary by benmorgan28, on Flickr


happy 3rd anniversary by benmorgan28, on Flickr


Great series Ben. Hard to pick a favorite here they are all so nice!



+1



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2856
Country: United States

Been awhile since I posted but still reading every page
I tried to sell my 105 AI-s tonight and started looking for a photo that I had taken with it
Too many good memories that go with that lens and this thread .So even though I don't have a camera right now
I am going to keep it and the 50 1.8
A little late for the third anniversary but the first photo is my contribution and all are with the 105 I guess I am looking for a camera again

Fantastic work by all. The quality has really picked up over the years. You all make each other better photographers

Reagan



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4150
Country: China

bruni wrote:
leighton w wrote:
bruni wrote:
Thanks everyone - now on to year 4.

Yes Leighton - I had to search for the 3 - I thought it was not going to be a big deal but as I rode around I realised there aren't any 3's around here.

Welcome back Phillippe - I thought it was a bit rich that you'd disappeared after you'd been encouraging me to come back.

ben

Well, it didn't matter how you did it, I really liked it! Do you still have Nikki? How's the old girl doing?



Leighton - Of course I still have Nikki - she's been round the world, she holds a very special place in my heart. I don't use her much because bloody Phillippe forced me to buy the zeiss 85 1.4 so that's my go to 85 at the moment. He's also put a flea in my ear about the zeiss 35 1.4 so I've been shooting with the nikon 35 mm 1.4 AIS to prove to myself that I don't need the zeiss.

Phillippe - yes, no internet in 1944 - but this is 2013....but welcome back, and as usual you caught that kid at just the right moment.

ben


I have to admit, I'm more than a bit tempted by the Zeiss MF lenses.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
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Country: United States

Reagan great shots my friend. I am thinking a D800 might just be the ticket!!!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2913
Country: France

leighton w wrote:
I had to get close with the 28mm on and I thought this guy was going to clobber me with his hammer.


2013RCF 28/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr


Fantastic, Leighton!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2913
Country: France

MDoc9523 wrote:
Reagan great shots my friend. I am thinking a D800 might just be the ticket!!!


+1!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2913
Country: France

I have just read Curtis's post about third anniversary and by a happy (and quite lucky) coincidence I took that picture in the Sainte-Mère-Eglise Airborne Museum at 12.43 pm August 22,2013 with 28/2.8 ais :



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4150
Country: China

I must say, after a day shooting my 24mm f/2 AIS lens on a DSLR, I am impressed at how well you guys focus. It is NOT easy. Not while doing street photography. I struggled mightily with it although did get some nice results. But it is not as relaxing as I might like it to be. I struggle to believe going full frame makes this so much better.

I did this shoot on my S5 so cant share them here so let me just link here for those interested in some Shanghai street scenes with the 24mm f/2 lens.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1236407



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

I think the anniversary has prompted all the posters in the last few days to really lift the bar way above its already high levels!

Not much chance at all to capture anything in the last couple days, much less touch the camera and lenses except for a few minutes this am.

One thing I have found enjoyment (other than the amazing quality and camaraderie on the thread) is trying to go back in time to get hold of lenses that were way in the beginning, when Nikon still measured in cm, and seeing how they do on the D800.

Here's two sets of three each.

From left, the 5.8 cm 1.4 S, 2.8cm 3.5 H and 5cm 2 S. Photo taken with the Nikki clone, 85 1.8 HC.






The 13.5 cm 3.5 Q in the middle, with its two minders, the 10.5 cm 2.5 P 9-blade version on the left and the 10.5 cm 2.5 P 6-blade version on the right. Taken with the 5.8 cm 1.4 S.






saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

Lieutenant, what a place in history to find yourself at, and you just have the knack to be at the right place and the right time!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

Reagan, welcome back, very nice celebration of the thread's anniversary with the first one in the set! And the last one tells me you are very much alive and kicking



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2251
Country: United States

And finally a set of three including fresh, colorful active, finite life, and the everlasting peace of after life. These were all taken a few days ago.

35mm f2 OC






50mm f2 HC, I think with the PK-11A attached.






20mm 3.5 UD






Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2856
Country: United States

Thanks Ray ,Phillipe and Samy

Reagan



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4011
Country: South Africa

leighton w wrote:
Peter - More great images. To save bandwidth, I'll just say here and now great photos Peter to all that are to come.

Bert - Thanks for sharing, and I'm glad you joined us. You and Curtis REALLY need to get together for a photo walk, and a beer!


I second that particularly since I'm bound to benefit from the confusion



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4011
Country: South Africa

So far a very limited response to my ad for the 28 3.5 PC Nikkor which Simon put up on the Buy Sell board 2 days ago. If anyone is interested please PM me.



rattymouse
Registered: Feb 04, 2006
Total Posts: 4150
Country: China

How about a little gratuitous bokeh? From the 85mm f/2.0 and Ektar film.














philipj
Registered: Dec 01, 2010
Total Posts: 836
Country: Switzerland

Happy manual focus anniversary everyone!

rattymouse wrote:
I must say, after a day shooting my 24mm f/2 AIS lens on a DSLR, I am impressed at how well you guys focus. It is NOT easy. Not while doing street photography. I struggled mightily with it although did get some nice results. But it is not as relaxing as I might like it to be. I struggle to believe going full frame makes this so much better.


The difference between the DX and FX viewfinders is actually remarkable. I really can pick out a lot more with an FX (D700) finder, even with the stock viewglass, than I ever could with my old D80. Night and day. With DX it was almost guessing, particularly with the super fast glass like the 50mm f/1.2.



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