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Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread

  
 
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Elijah wrote:
I must say... this is a shocker!


One thing I forgot to mention. 90% of our shoots are girls HS senior photos. And It did seem like the 200 F2 made them look a little larger than the 105 did. I guess it compresses things too much. I really think that this focal length is about perfect for not too much distortion, but also not flattening too much. And being that it's at 1.4 it still melts the backgrounds. I love this lens.



Mar 21, 2017 at 09:00 PM
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agelessphotog wrote:
One thing I forgot to mention. 90% of our shoots are girls HS senior photos. And It did seem like the 200 F2 made them look a little larger than the 105 did. I guess it compresses things too much. I really think that this focal length is about perfect for not too much distortion, but also not flattening too much. And being that it's at 1.4 it still melts the backgrounds. I love this lens.


It took us 7 months to convince you...



Mar 21, 2017 at 09:02 PM
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Elijah wrote:
It took us 7 months to convince you...









Mar 21, 2017 at 09:51 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread



D5 + 105mm f1.4 at f1.4

Cheers,
Bernard



Mar 22, 2017 at 03:31 AM
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Elijah wrote:


Not everything needs to be shot at f/1.4. Don't bash others because they used f/4! In my opinion, f/1.4 is used too much, overdone! It's great for portraits but that's about it. Think about it, if Nikon intended for this lens to be shot wide open all the time, they wouldn't have installed an iris to stop it down!



Mar 22, 2017 at 10:16 AM
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Todd wrote:
Not everything needs to be shot at f/1.4. Don't bash others because they used f/4! In my opinion, f/1.4 is used too much, overdone! It's great for portraits but that's about it. Think about it, if Nikon intended for this lens to be shot wide open all the time, they wouldn't have installed an iris to stop it down!










Mar 22, 2017 at 10:32 AM
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Elijah wrote:


You are retarded !



Mar 22, 2017 at 10:33 AM
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Todd wrote:
Not everything needs to be shot at f/1.4. Don't bash others because they used f/4! In my opinion, f/1.4 is used too much, overdone! It's great for portraits but that's about it. Think about it, if Nikon intended for this lens to be shot wide open all the time, they wouldn't have installed an iris to stop it down!


I tend to agree. For instance, the excellent shot by bernardi above of the young girl: I would prefer that the shirt stay in focus and the background be blurred out. It's just a matter of individual taste.



Mar 22, 2017 at 10:55 AM
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bernardl wrote:
https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2859/32696401604_042c402761_h.jpg
D5 + 105mm f1.4 at f1.4

Cheers,
Bernard


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Keiththom wrote:
For instance, the excellent shot by bernardi above of the young girl: I would prefer that the shirt stay in focus and the background be blurred out. It's just a matter of individual taste.


Although I agree with you that not every portrait benefits from an extremely shallow DOF, I really like the "f/1.4 look" in Bernard's picture above. DOF is one of the "tools" we have for creative expression, and here the shallow DOF works IMHO to focus the attention on the girl's eyes. Together with the b/w processing the photo has a very "classic" look to it, beautiful!

Markus

Edited on Mar 22, 2017 at 11:11 AM · View previous versions



Mar 22, 2017 at 11:08 AM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


There are times when the shallow dof is warranted, there are times it isnt, but that is discretionary to each photographer/artist. Here's an blog entry by Joe McNally when doing a live demo at a show with the 105/1.4 shot at 1.4

http://blog.joemcnally.com/2017/03/22/speed-lighting-onstage-at-the-photography-show/



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webmstrk9 wrote:
There are times when the shallow dof is warranted, there are times it isnt, but that is discretionary to each photographer/artist. Here's an blog entry by Joe McNally when doing a live demo at a show with the 105/1.4 shot at 1.4

http://blog.joemcnally.com/2017/03/22/speed-lighting-onstage-at-the-photography-show/


I agree with you 100%. I really like Joe McNally he's one of my favorites. I use F1.4 myself but not all the time. for any new comer or person posting to this thread or reading its content, might pick up on the fact that they are not welcome to post anything here unless it a shot at F/1.4, that's just a narrowminded feeling I get from reading these threads and when I post a comment about it, I get mocked along with others. Lenses are designed to be shot at all apertures not just wide open. But like you said wide-open does have its moments. It is true that the further you are away from your subject, F/1.4 tends to work better than up close where you would need at least F/4 on a close up portrait of a face, head and shoulders shot. Anyway continue as you are with your wide-open shots, I just would like to see more creativity out of this thread with people using different apertures instead of just being close minded to F1.4 all the time. Options like that I think would make the thread more well-rounded and present possibly a deeper learning curve. However I think that's not happening because whenever others try to post something at a different temperature, They just get laughed at and no longer want to participate in the thread. So, to get away from the F/1.4 junkies, I might just start up a 105mm F/1.4 thread at all apertures .



Mar 22, 2017 at 11:35 AM
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Bohemien wrote:
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Although I agree with you that not every portrait benefits from an extremely shallow DOF, I really like the "f/1.4 look" in Bernard's picture above. DOF is one of the "tools" we have for creative expression, and here the shallow DOF works IMHO to focus the attention on the girl's eyes. Together with the b/w processing the photo has a very "classic" look to it, beautiful!

Markus


Markus: I don't disagree with anything you said. The DOF does indeed focus attention to the eyes. It all just depends on the look the photographer is shooting for.



Mar 22, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


All stop DOWNERS are welcome!

We should do our best at creating a thread full of shots that are wide open to multiple shallow depths of field!



Edited on Mar 22, 2017 at 04:08 PM · View previous versions



Mar 22, 2017 at 11:47 AM
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Keiththom wrote:
Markus: I don't disagree with anything you said. The DOF does indeed focus attention to the eyes. It all just depends on the look the photographer is shooting for.


Sure, and I don't disagree with you, no worries! As you said, it's a matter of taste/what the photog is shooting for.

Markus



Mar 22, 2017 at 11:48 AM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


Me thinks Elijah is just having fun, and you're taking his responses too seriously


Mar 22, 2017 at 11:56 AM
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Driveitputtit wrote:
Me thinks Elijah is just having fun, and you're taking his responses too seriously


Yeah maybe so... I'll try to keep an open mind regarding his sarcasm.



Mar 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


With a little Vaseline. I shoot this lens from f1.4 to f8 and it has not came off of my back up D4 since I got it a few months ago



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Mar 22, 2017 at 12:03 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


Driveitputtit wrote:
Me thinks Elijah is just having fun, and you're taking his responses too seriously


You beat me to it!

I didn't say a SINGLE negative thing about shooting stopped down. Zero.
Posting memes and having a good laugh once in a while is what I'm all about.
It all came from the 58mm f/1.4G thread, it's a little joke among us 58G owners

Todd just likes to take things personally...



Mar 22, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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p.2 #19 · p.2 #19 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


I think the truth about Elijah's joke is that, why on earth would you spend that much money on a lens like this if you're primarily going to be shooting at f/2.8-f/5.6, when the incredibly sharp and well corrected 105mm f/2.8 macro exists.

Even Nikon's own samples pre-release were predominantly wide open. That's the whole reason you buy a lens like this...for subject isolation.



Mar 22, 2017 at 12:39 PM
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p.2 #20 · p.2 #20 · Nikon 105mm f/1.4E ED Image Thread


WHAT? You can stop down the 105 E ?? Me thought it only works @ f1.4
























Nahhhh. I'll stick to f1.4



Mar 22, 2017 at 12:43 PM
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