Nikon Nano Crystal Coat


sharkey39

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Thks for sharing. Intersting video.:thumbsup:
 

giantcanopy

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Interesting video.

Anyone done a AFS 24mm 1.4 vs a Canon 24mm f1.4 II to see how the Nano coat stacks up against the SWC in ghostbustering ? ;p

Ryan
 

gravism

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Now we know how NCC works. Thanks!
 

Treetrunk

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:thumbsup: Cool. Txs for sharing.
 

airforce1

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Now I see the differences with nano coating lenses. Thanks for sharing.
 

2100

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I think the "ghostbustering", at least for me not too much of use, since it might be useful from an artistic POV for weddings. So if the ghost is there, I leave it there. If its not there, I wouldn't miss it. But for Portraiture based commercial PGs it prob would be very welcomed. I do shoot against a spotlight (halogen or metal halide) shining on the couple's behind with the spotlight visible and pump Exposure Compensation to at least +2EV.

But I find the Highlighting "anti-flare" capabilities pretty useful, as I do shoot against a bright background with the subject in the shadows/at least 2-3 stops lower than the background. So I need to blow the background away. For eg full length windows behind subjects, subjects in the shade. Just came back from a nice trip with the 24/1.4, really nice effect in the sun playing with f1.4-f2 ISO 100 and 1/4000-1/8000. The thing just does not flare much, so the microdetails and microcontrast on the subject is retained.
With a normal lens you can get back the macrodetails with photoshop levelling, but you are just left with a somewhat blown background, a soft glow (ie bloom) around the subj, and the subj is visible but dark and not much details. For this the details are somewhat retained with the details much "harder" and POP more....HARD. With a normal lens the general feeling is like soft focus....not that the latter is bad, but the performance of the 24/1.4 is there.
 

NikF601

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Thanks for the info. I will go for nano crystal coated lens in future...
 

2100

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Have to pay a bit more for the special sauce. :devil:

Thanks for the heads up bro.
Actually have to pay a HECK lot more for the special hot sauce......
 

ZeroDivine

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But I find the Highlighting "anti-flare" capabilities pretty useful, as I do shoot against a bright background with the subject in the shadows/at least 2-3 stops lower than the background. So I need to blow the background away. For eg full length windows behind subjects, subjects in the shade. Just came back from a nice trip with the 24/1.4, really nice effect in the sun playing with f1.4-f2 ISO 100 and 1/4000-1/8000. The thing just does not flare much, so the microdetails and microcontrast on the subject is retained.
With a normal lens you can get back the macrodetails with photoshop levelling, but you are just left with a somewhat blown background, a soft glow (ie bloom) around the subj, and the subj is visible but dark and not much details. For this the details are somewhat retained with the details much "harder" and POP more....HARD. With a normal lens the general feeling is like soft focus....not that the latter is bad, but the performance of the 24/1.4 is there.
I concur..
lately I have shot quite often backlighting or what the guy call 'highlighting' with the 24/1.4 and notice the contrast and details in the shadow is very well kept, unlike some lenses which loses contrast when shot against backlighting.
In fact even the 85G performs better than the in 85D in this aspect(as shown in Ryan Brenizer's review). This is really a tribute to the Nano coating.
 

wmayeo

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Great ! Thanks for sharing the video. ;)
Now I see the differences with nano coating lenses. Thanks for sharing.
Have to pay a bit more for the special sauce. :devil:

Thanks for the heads up bro.
thanks for sharing bro! :thumbsup:
Thanks for the info. I will go for nano crystal coated lens in future...
You're welcome! :)

I found the video engaging and dramatic. Nikon released such information is really an eye opener to me. :)
 

knpan

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I understand each company needs to talk sense about what they make, but I feel that somehow its over exaggerated ( and I am sure Sigma and Canon have their stories to tell about the same Fluorite glass etc etc. I have actually not much problem shooting against light without the "wow Nano Coat lens" It depends on the intensity of the backlight, if its still super strong, I doubt there will be much difference between an Old lens and Nano Lens. Eg a 85 1.4D and new Nano 85 1.4 AFS. These guys talk till like damn pro, but it makes no difference when you shoot in the field practically,just use the lens and shoot.
Additional knowledge is great though
 

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I understand each company needs to talk sense about what they make, but I feel that somehow its over exaggerated ( and I am sure Sigma and Canon have their stories to tell about the same Fluorite glass etc etc. I have actually not much problem shooting against light without the "wow Nano Coat lens" It depends on the intensity of the backlight, if its still super strong, I doubt there will be much difference between an Old lens and Nano Lens. Eg a 85 1.4D and new Nano 85 1.4 AFS. These guys talk till like damn pro, but it makes no difference when you shoot in the field practically,just use the lens and shoot.
Additional knowledge is great though
well, i used to think this way while i was shooting a tokina 20-35 2.8, always had to avoid flare and give up on certain shots. then when i got the nikkor 17-35, i ate my words i could hardly induce flare when i wanted it for effect. there is a also quite a difference in contrast in even slightly back lit situations.

so if difference in multicoating has that kind of effect, i wouldnt be all that surprised if nano coating was that good.. then again, i ve never shot any N glass and just like to leave an opinion. :D

i thought the way they dramatized the video with effects was so funny. almost exactly like a mission brief from gundam 00...
 

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Hacker

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Nano Crystal coating is really great. Sometimes though, I like the flare and ghosting of the older lenses. It adds to the overall mood I'm portraying.
 

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