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Thread: Manual Nikkor Lens thread. Of the lens, and by the lens. Fans only!

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    Default Manual Nikkor Lens thread. Of the lens, and by the lens. Fans only!

    Not so much as images for critique on composition etc.. But more of to showcase the capabilities of these good old manual nikkors(since its not allowed in nikon sub forum). Everyone is welcomed to post their pics by these old babies here.

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    First up, one of the must have and talked about Nikkor AI/AIS 105mm f2.5



    Some test shots i took walking along my place while awaiting another lens deal..








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    Some from my Xmas collection here:










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    I shoot mostly b&w on film. Metering mostly by a combination of 50% centerweighted or spot metering and 50% guessing, probably like XC pictorial (using AI/AIS on D70 should be 100% guessing!)

    Here's some low light shots. Possibly with 25-50mm f4 AIS (no EXIF with film!). This one is taken with Kodak 400TX possibly pushed to ISO800, hence the grain. I don't complain, actually love 400TX grains.


    Taken in a dark cathedral in Chartres (France). No flaring. Forgot to record which lens I used for this, could be a 35mm f1.4.


    Ah, this one I remember. 50-135mm f3.5 AIS taken at the tourist-less end of Chateau de Versailles (No need to say which country). I'm looking at a resized photo, so I can't really tell if its Kodak 400TX or Ilford FP4+, looking at the grain it could be the Ilford. I just love the way the tree stands out.


    And never mess with Velvia! 25-50mm f4 AIS in action with Velvia50 film. Again, showing the punch given by the lens. I just love this 25-50mm.


    By the way, I never bothered to put watermarking on my photo, but still, if anyone wants to use it for other stuff, please let me know first.
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    Taken with the only manual lens in my collection, the 45mm f2.8P
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    wonderful pics, but what is this doing in the critique corner ?

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    Default Re: Manual Nikkor Lens thread. Of the lens, and by the lens. Fans only!

    since this thread isn't exactly focussed on equipment critique nor image critique, it'll be moved to the General, Reviews, Tech Talk section


    Quote Originally Posted by drama View Post
    wonderful pics, but what is this doing in the critique corner ?
    thanks for the alert

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    My capture using manual lens. My 5th. child, not feeling happy because her brother doesn't want to switch the TV to the Disney Channel.



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    Default Re: Manual Nikkor Lens thread. Of the lens, and by the lens. Fans only!

    adding to the list.

    2 pics done with my voigtlander 40mm/f2 AIS on my FM2.

    #1 - at Chinese garden last yr. sensia film, x-processed @ f2



    #2 - at one of azure's end-2006 AG outing. also sensia x-pro @ f2. the orange glow came from the street lamps beside the lady. i missed the moment when she was blowing smoke fm her ciggie...


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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    adding to the list.

    2 pics done with my voigtlander 40mm/f2 AIS on my FM2.

    #1 - at Chinese garden last yr. sensia film, x-processed @ f2


    #2 - at one of azure's end-2006 AG outing. also sensia x-pro @ f2. the orange glow came from the street lamps beside the lady. i missed the moment when she was blowing smoke fm her ciggie...
    Which reminds me, its not that easy to capture smoke from ciggies... I got my father in law to take a huge puff once and with a black background, I thought I saw a lot of dense smoke coming out of his mouth but the b&w picture portrait didn't look that impressive. I believe that you need to use some strategically positioned off-camera flash to get it to come out right. I'm still working on that. Unfortunately not that easy with the old film cameras without iTTLS! Need the right cable, etc etc.

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    Nikkor 28mm f2.8 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400


    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400


    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400


    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Koday T400cn


    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a Nikon D200 ISO 400

    Am looking to grab my own 50 f1.2 lens, only own a 28 f2.8, and the 50mm was my friend's....
    Last edited by intosite; 18th January 2007 at 11:38 AM. Reason: Had to remove the '?v=0' for the images to show

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    Quote Originally Posted by intosite View Post
    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/96/27...25232c.jpg?v=0
    Nikkor 28mm f2.8 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/101/2...b5888a.jpg?v=0
    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/87/27...39612c.jpg?v=0
    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Fuji Superia ISO 400

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/2...d97d32.jpg?v=0
    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a FE2 with Koday T400cn

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/104/2...9755e5.jpg?v=0
    Nikkor 50mm f1.2 on a Nikon D200 ISO 400

    Am looking to grab my own 50 f1.2 lens, only own a 28 f2.8, and the 50mm was my friend's....
    very nicely captured low lighting shots..
    why dont you link them directly here?
    the 50f1.2 is a lens, i dont mind keeping more copies

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    i tried, but placed them inbetween the 'img' tags but can't seem to load....

    thanks... yeah its pretty darn hard to focus with the 50mm wide open, especially with moving subjects, and especially on a APS sensor...
    its so tight tat slight movements move them out of the focusing area... but luckily with the digital and 5fps, i can just 'whack' and shift focus slightly... so on average every focused shot, i've like 5 OFF ones...

    as for the film ones, i was damn lucky to get them.. haha

    any idea what's the market price for a 50 f1.2?
    Last edited by intosite; 15th January 2007 at 12:20 AM. Reason: many thanks :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by intosite View Post
    i tried, but placed them inbetween the 'img' tags but can't seem to load....

    thanks... yeah its pretty darn hard to focus with the 50mm wide open, especially with moving subjects, and especially on a APS sensor...
    its so tight tat slight movements move them out of the focusing area... but luckily with the digital and 5fps, i can just 'whack' and shift focus slightly... so on average every focused shot, i've like 5 OFF ones...

    as for the film ones, i was damn lucky to get them.. haha

    any idea what's the market price for a 50 f1.2?
    i see..
    But good job, all your pics still seem in focus.
    I am not so sure if flikr allows hotlinking..
    if not you can use one that does like photobucket or imageshack

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    Quote Originally Posted by intosite View Post
    any idea what's the market price for a 50 f1.2?
    can try ebay, i think...

    saw a very very dusty 50/2 AIS over at prime cameras tho... and i do mean dusty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75 View Post
    can try ebay, i think...

    saw a very very dusty 50/2 AIS over at prime cameras tho... and i do mean dusty.

    f2? i hav one with some dust..but haven taken any shot with it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intosite View Post
    any idea what's the market price for a 50 f1.2?
    you can still get the 50/1.2 brand new - think I saw one at CP the other day - not sure on price though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooseberry View Post
    you can still get the 50/1.2 brand new - think I saw one at CP the other day - not sure on price though.

    Brand new and CP?

    Why do i have have a feeling its gonna cost a small bomb ?

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    Both taken with Nikkor P.C. 105mm f/2.5. This P.C. doesn't mean parallex correction but means 5 element(Penta) muli-coated lens. Its the one released in 1973-74 I think, the one with the scalloped focusing ring. Its been attacked by fungus and its rear element has this horrible etching marks on it but it still produces such sharp images wide open at f/2.5 and as long as its not in direct bright sunlight. No sharpening mask used in the PP.

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    Nice Perspective there, Josh..

    Why dont send it for cleaning?
    over time, fungus will spread and eat up the coating..

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