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p.22 #1 · p.22 #1 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Wow!!!!

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Zeiss 50mm f1.5 C-sonnar




Nov 29, 2023 at 09:11 PM
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Nikon Zf CV 50mm F1

ISO 100 1/2000 F1 Natural Light

Cowgirl 1 Final (1 of 1) by Christopher Rankin, on Flickr



Nov 29, 2023 at 09:50 PM
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C.Rankin wrote:
Nikon Zf CV 50mm F1

ISO 100 1/2000 F1 Natural Light

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53364388402_6022fea52c_k.jpgCowgirl 1 Final (1 of 1) by Christopher Rankin, on Flickr


Great shot Christopher! Making that Voigtlander shine!



Nov 29, 2023 at 09:57 PM
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Damn thatís a fine shot!

C.Rankin wrote:
Nikon Zf CV 50mm F1

ISO 100 1/2000 F1 Natural Light

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53364388402_6022fea52c_k.jpgCowgirl 1 Final (1 of 1) by Christopher Rankin, on Flickr




Nov 29, 2023 at 10:53 PM
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Hardcore wrote:
Great shot Christopher! Making that Voigtlander shine!


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newyork wrote:
Damn thatís a fine shot!



Thanks guys. Here's the B&W version which seems to be more popular on my Flickr.

Cowgirl 1 BW Final (1 of 1) by Christopher Rankin, on Flickr



Nov 30, 2023 at 08:18 AM
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p.22 #6 · p.22 #6 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Is the ZF still manageable with the small rig, and bigger glass like the 1.2, 1.8 primes and 24-70 zoom? Say for a couple hours out and about? Or is that asking too much of the ZF?


Nov 30, 2023 at 08:30 AM
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newyork wrote:
Is the ZF still manageable with the small rig, and bigger glass like the 1.2, 1.8 primes and 24-70 zoom? Say for a couple hours out and about? Or is that asking too much of the ZF?


I managed with the 50mm 1.8s, it might be more comfortable on a Z6 like body but it was alright. I tried with the 58mm 1.4G and ftz adapter, it was quite nice, the ftz first generation is great with its little bump/stand, you can hold it well and the camera is very well balanced then even just on a table.

I donít own bigger lenses so I couldn't say. I used those for bad weather reasons but I still have my most fun and pictures I like more with manual lenses.

The lack of grip of the Zf can be counterbalanced by the grip, and there are bigger ones in the third party market already, it can be also considered that the Zf is a tad larger than a Z6 ii and feels more brick like, itís not unpleasant.




Nov 30, 2023 at 09:35 AM
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Thank you!

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I managed with the 50mm 1.8s, it might be more comfortable on a Z6 like body but it was alright. I tried with the 58mm 1.4G and ftz adapter, it was quite nice, the ftz first generation is great with its little bump/stand, you can hold it well and the camera is very well balanced then even just on a table.

I donít own bigger lenses so I couldn't say. I used those for bad weather reasons but I still have my most fun and pictures I like more with manual lenses.

The lack of grip of the Zf can be counterbalanced
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Nov 30, 2023 at 10:06 AM
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Nov 30, 2023 at 02:52 PM
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p.22 #10 · p.22 #10 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


some quick test shots around the house with Nokton 50mm 1.5 II MC on latest Techart adapter. 2 1/2 pound camera with that setup plus small rig!








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It doesn't end here. When changing the exposure compensation in M mode, the Exposure Indicator stops working. The only indication that the exposure compensation is being changed is the +- icon next to the Exposure Indicator.
Furthermore, the only value representation of how much the exposure compensation is being changed is available on the Monitor, and only when the information display is used.


This is how the D700 behaves (and I think most Nikon DSLR from that era), and it drove me completely insane.




Nov 30, 2023 at 05:41 PM
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p.22 #12 · p.22 #12 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Light Lens Lab Speed Panchro ii 50mm f2 & Nikon Zf











































Nov 30, 2023 at 06:09 PM
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Seabassius wrote:
some quick test shots around the house with Nokton 50mm 1.5 II MC on latest Techart adapter. 2 1/2 pound camera with that setup plus small rig!

https://photos.smugmug.com/FM/i-mv2DcP2/0/191b601b/L/DSC_0866-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/FM/i-sfw6C3x/0/933a4de8/L/DSC_0881-L.jpg

https://photos.smugmug.com/FM/i-cvpVxKc/0/15847644/L/DSC_0891-L.jpg


I really like this lens



Nov 30, 2023 at 06:47 PM
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p.22 #14 · p.22 #14 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


My new favorite setup, testing it against the Heliar that I like very much, the Panchro still takes the cake.


Light Lens Lab Speed Panchro ii 50mm f2 & Nikon Zf











































Dec 04, 2023 at 05:51 AM
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p.22 #15 · p.22 #15 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


I'm going to ask 2 really stupid questions --

1. What is the "green box"?

2. Does anyone have experience using the Zf camera with the Zeiss ZF.2 Classic series lenses? If so, how does it compare to using them with focus peaking on the D850 or with the other Z series cameras?



Dec 07, 2023 at 04:49 AM
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coralnut wrote:
I'm going to ask 2 really stupid questions --

1. What is the "green box"?

2. Does anyone have experience using the Zf camera with the Zeiss ZF.2 Classic series lenses? If so, how does it compare to using them with focus peaking on the D850 or with the other Z series cameras?


The green box is when the red box (that show focus point) becomes green to tell you that the subject is in focus.

I dont have any ZF.2 lense but Voigtlšnder SLII which I think should work similar. Focus peaking works as it should I guess but I prefer using to zoom in and check focus. Very accurate and I sometimes find the focuspeaking distracting me from composing.



Dec 07, 2023 at 06:52 AM
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p.22 #17 · p.22 #17 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Cross-post (I dont know if its allowed here)

Zf with Voigtlšnder Color Skopar 35mm F2.5 LTM on Ttartisan adapter. Just wanted to try it out.

DSC_1241_cs35 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr



Dec 07, 2023 at 06:57 AM
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p.22 #18 · p.22 #18 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


This is also a cross-post, please tell me if its wrong. I think its more apropriate here than the thread I posted it in earlier.

Zf Pixelshift-test with a Nippon Kogaku Nikkor 85/2.0 LTM (dec. 1950).
Small and then 100% crops.



DSC_0805_merged_small by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


DSC_0805_merged_crop2 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


DSC_0805_merged_crop1 by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr


Nippo_kogaku_ZF by Jesper Ericson, on Flickr



Dec 07, 2023 at 07:03 AM
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p.22 #19 · p.22 #19 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Jesper - thanks for explaining that. I was not aware that the moving focus target square changed from red to green when focus was attained.

If I understand the camera's behavior correctly, that focus target box would change from red to green in synchrony with the electronic rangefinder changing from an arrow to a dot.

Based on what I've been able to read, this is a new feature and the Zf is the only Nikon camera that does this. It sounds like a great interface, as you get the in-focus signal while you're tracking the subject, and you're not required to move your eye down to the electronic rangefinder.



Dec 07, 2023 at 02:44 PM
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p.22 #20 · p.22 #20 · Nikon Zf as a platform for adapted/native manual focus lenses


Not Jesper, but Green box focus confirmation is not unique to the Zf. Z8 does it too if you're in manual mode. You mentioned the range finder side triangles and circle... I thought that had to do with exposure. Maybe I misunderstand what you were saying.

Edit - sorry, I just read higher in page. You were saying relation to the D850, I thought you were referring to Leica rangefinder with respect to the arrows and circle.



Dec 07, 2023 at 04:58 PM
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