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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Here's more bokeh, not bad for 7 straight blades.
    just to clear up a common misconception.. out of focus rendition is more a function of optical design than aperture blades; how smooth or nervous it is depends more on how optical engineers designed the lens to perform (correction of spherical abberation for example). the rounded blades simply help to keep point sources of light circular when you stop down. in this case since it was shot wide open there'd be no difference between 2 and 200 blades =) but yes, the lens isn't too shabby in this regard. have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Ang View Post
    just to clear up a common misconception.. out of focus rendition is more a function of optical design than aperture blades; how smooth or nervous it is depends more on how optical engineers designed the lens to perform (correction of spherical abberation for example). the rounded blades simply help to keep point sources of light circular when you stop down. in this case since it was shot wide open there'd be no difference between 2 and 200 blades =) but yes, the lens isn't too shabby in this regard. have fun!
    I see, thank you for the enlightenment Ben!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Acolyte

    Actually my experience with the 50mm f2 is vastly different from you. The contrast is very very high wide open, even better than a lot of modern lenses with their special nano coat and ED elements. I've used over 30+ different MF/AF lenses and my copy of the 50mm f2 just beats most of them. Sometimes I had to dial down the in camera contrast to retain fine details. I donno how to explain it, but will post some pictures in the future to show it. Spherical aberration is minimal compared to my 50mm f1.8 AFD, and colour fringing too. Only downside is that the bokeh is ugly. But IMO it has a very distinctive character, something that most SLR lenses lack unlike rangefinder glasses, and I can spot a photo taken with the lens very easily. I call it the Nikkor 50 summicron.
    I double that. It's really a fantastic lens
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    I see, thank you for the enlightenment Ben!
    awesome shots bro the lens although old is really a performer I was happy to pass it to you :-) for 1-1 macro I think you'll need PN-11 here's some info about the lens and possible extension rings you can add :-) Micro-Nikkor 105mm f2.8 Manual Focus


    enjoy the lens and keep on shooting! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyChooShoots View Post
    No worries, bro. I like your shots with the 180mmf2.8ED. thanks for sharing.
    They increase my resolve to get one myself. I missed one on our Market a few days ago.
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    Very nice!
    Thanks for the compliments guys.

    Will share some of my night street photos taken last night with the 180mm tonight when I get home. Had a copy of the 180mm about 2 years ago when I first started out MF, was my 2nd lens after the 75-150mm E. However I did not use it much as I found it heavy and did not really use it. It was until I realised it was way smaller compared to my 80-200 AFD (which I gotten later) that i started to look for another copy of the 180. And now I'm in love with this lens haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by Riotbmx View Post
    I double that. It's really a fantastic lens
    Do share some photos taken with the lens. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acolyte

    Do share some photos taken with the lens. Cheers!



    Nikkor 50/f2 Ai @f2 shot with Fuji Acros 100



    Nikkor 50/f2 Ai @f4 shot with Kodak Tri-X



    Nikkor 35/f2.8 Ais @f2.8 shot with Kodak Tri-X
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    D800 and K 24mm f/2.8 (non-Ai lens converted to Ai by Shriro)
    In camera B&W, PC monochrome, red filter.



    D800, K 24mm f/2.8 Ai'd, CPL, Exp Comp -1.3


    D800, Ai 80-200mm f/4.5


    D800, Ai 80-200mm f/4.5, Exp Comp -1
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    D800, Sydney.

    24mm f/2.8 K lens (Ai'd), in camera B&W


    50mm f/2 Ai. Very windy condition, may not be as sharp as it could get.


    80-200mm f/4.5 Ai. Very windy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riotbmx View Post
    Nikkor 35/f2.8 Ais @f2.8 shot with Kodak Tri-X
    Thanks for sharing, your tri x scans looks alot smoother and less grainy than mine. My fave film, too bad its now too expensive to shoot it.

    Quote Originally Posted by diediealsomustdive View Post
    D800, Sydney.

    24mm f/2.8 K lens (Ai'd), in camera B&W
    Like the low contrast look here.
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    As promised, some night street by the 180mm f2.8 ED AIS. All wide open, ISO 2200 thereabouts. D300s really cant handle anything above 1600. =/







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    I'm really quite in love with this lens, and did not regret buying it. Now only if it comes with VR...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acolyte

    Thanks for sharing, your tri x scans looks alot smoother and less grainy than mine. My fave film, too bad its now too expensive to shoot it.
    It depends on how you develop it, using Xtol will give even better results but I still prefer the convenience of HC-110.

    You can get them cheap here, they are rebranded Tri-X.

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    Another macro from the 105mm f/2.8 AiS, at ISO100, f/8, 1/5 sec on monopod.

    Cut Limes



    100% crop at 6MP resolution

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    Another macro from the 105mm f/2.8 AiS, at ISO100, f/8, 1/5 sec on monopod.

    Cut Limes
    Wow!
    My keypad is flooded with drool.

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    Thanx Jimmy.

    And here's a Gor Chap Yo Diam Dee

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    ^ That's a good one Anton. With the 105 too?

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    Lucked out on this one
    50 1.2 AIS, shot at f/1.4

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    Have anyone tried the Samyang 35mm 1.4? Heard good review but not sure compare to Nikon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zichar View Post
    ^ That's a good one Anton. With the 105 too?


    No, not 105, its a Gor Chap Yo Diam Dee - 50 1.2
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    Nikkor-s 5cm f/2 @f2.8



    and 55 2.8 AIS + orange filter cant rem aperture; sticky blades so was actually shooting it not-properly-mounted ><
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    Haha sorry Anton, shows you how much Hokkien I know

    I like the first Ben, where's that? Man they're showing The Odd Life of Timothy Green!

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    Here's one with the 45 PC-E

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