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Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread

  
 
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


Figure I would kick off the image thread here as I had the opportunity to shoot with the Z 135mm Plena tonight and I was really impressed. It's substantially lighter and faster to focus than my Z 85mm 1.2. I have my NPS order in and I have to say I think people are really going to love this lens.




  NIKON Z 8    NIKKOR Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena lens    135mm    f/1.8    1/320s    3200 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Oct 06, 2023 at 10:48 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


Great, I suggest to add the word ’image’ in the title to make it clear it is ‘image’thread’ , If your intent is image and discussion,add that, etc?

Luka



Oct 07, 2023 at 04:41 AM
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I got to play a little bit with Plena today at Nikon Thailand Zf launch event.
While it is only around 100g lighter than 85/1.2, it actually looked quite a bit smaller and balance much better that it felt kind of light. May be I have been using 400/2.8S and 800PF too often now 1 kg lens is just light
Anyhow, over here, both Zf and 135 Plena will be available in store on October 12th so I will pick mine up in 2 days.



Oct 10, 2023 at 06:32 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


Added in to the Nikon Image Threads thread
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1457926



Oct 10, 2023 at 08:49 AM
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I was told NPS orders here in the States on the 135 will start being delivered next week. Not sure about the Zf. Like yourself, the weight and overall bulk was less when compared to the 85mm 1.2.

Eventually I’ll have figure out which one will I end up selling: the 85 or 135.

suteetat wrote:
https://morboi.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/small_NZ89176.jpg

I got to play a little bit with Plena today at Nikon Thailand Zf launch event.
While it is only around 100g lighter than 85/1.2, it actually looked quite a bit smaller and balance much better that it felt kind of light. May be I have been using 400/2.8S and 800PF too often now 1 kg lens is just light
Anyhow, over here, both Zf and 135 Plena will be available in store on October 12th so I will pick mine up in 2 days.




Oct 10, 2023 at 11:40 AM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Added in to the Nikon Image Threads thread
https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1457926


Laura,

Countless thank you and applause to you. Thanks you so much for the links. I always refer to the thread when people ask. It is an invaluable resource for anyone who is looking for images taken with certain lens.


Luka



Oct 10, 2023 at 09:00 PM
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It looks like mine shipped and will arrive tomorrow.

Cheers,
Bernard



Oct 12, 2023 at 03:52 AM
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Who did you order from?


Oct 12, 2023 at 07:24 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


I did an NPS order, which shipped to my LCS and should arrive tomorrow or by Monday.


Oct 12, 2023 at 07:57 AM
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Picked mine up today and just ask the guy at the shop to step out in front of the store for some test shot right a round noon
Then I went shooting some birds with a couple of friends so not much chance of using the lens today much. If it is not raining tomororw afterwork, I will try to go out and test the lens a bit more.




















Look like bokeh ball is pretty much nice and round as advertized so far

Shot with Zf with Small Rig grip/plate which makes it a bit easier to hold.







The F family.



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Nikon's fast Z primes are exceptional. There is a size and weight -- not to mention cost -- penalty for owning and using them however. This is where I get stuck on lenses like the Plena -- how often will I actually want to use a 135 at f1.8 over the f4 or 2.8 on existing zooms? F4 at 135 is already a pretty thin DoF at the normal head and shoulder portrait distance I'd be using it for...


Oct 12, 2023 at 11:28 AM
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Congratulations on your new lens and camera. The Plena has me intrigued for sure. No way to shoot it on the Sony system so I will have to settle for the cheap imitation from Adobe for now.

At least my subject is nice to look at, but It's not fooling anyone. !





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Oct 12, 2023 at 12:28 PM
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1bwana1 wrote:
Congratulations on your new lens and camera. The Plena has me intrigued for sure. No way to shoot it on the Sony system so I will have to settle for the cheap imitation from Adobe for now.

At least my subject is nice to look at, but It's not fooling anyone. !


Nah, that's a cheap f/2.5 simulation.




Oct 12, 2023 at 12:43 PM
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AcuteShadows wrote:
Nah, that's a cheap f/2.5 simulation.



I could tune it to f1.8 lots of room on the slider for more...

But then it looks really fake. AI is still no substitute for glass in most cases.




Oct 12, 2023 at 12:46 PM
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1bwana1 wrote:
I could tune it to f1.8 lots of room on the slider for more...

But then it looks really fake. AI is still no substitute for glass in most cases.



so what's the actual fake aperture number for the image?



Oct 12, 2023 at 12:52 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


Right, for head and shoulders, f/4 to f/13 are suitable apertures. f/1.8 is useful for when you are shooting a full body shot and need to do it in low light, or need to clean the background to designate the main subject clearly, and to encode the distance (as progressively greater blur). Two dimensional image but with encoding of the third dimension.

gear-nut wrote:
Nikon's fast Z primes are exceptional. There is a size and weight -- not to mention cost -- penalty for owning and using them however. This is where I get stuck on lenses like the Plena -- how often will I actually want to use a 135 at f1.8 over the f4 or 2.8 on existing zooms? F4 at 135 is already a pretty thin DoF at the normal head and shoulder portrait distance I'd be using it for...




Oct 12, 2023 at 12:57 PM
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AcuteShadows wrote:
so what's the actual fake aperture number for the image?


Adobe doesn't say. I was just saying the sliders have much more room to go.



Oct 12, 2023 at 01:10 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


Hoping this causes 105 1.4E to drop to $800. I'll re-buy one when it does.


Oct 12, 2023 at 02:45 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Nikon Z 135mm f/1.8 S Plena Image Thread


FWIW, I just ordered this from Nikon USA website directly (no pre-order), and it was listed as "In stock and ready to ship". Should have it next week.


Oct 12, 2023 at 05:36 PM
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GradyBaby wrote:
Who did you order from?


Map camera in Tokyo.

I buy most of my camera equipment from them or Yodobashi.

Cheers
Bernard



Oct 12, 2023 at 06:14 PM
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