This lens ... is just great (for what it is). It's not the fastest, it's not the sturdiest, it's not the best Z lens - but it doesn't try to be all that, either. It's just a very good lens that does reliably well, whatever subject matter you throw at it.
If only Nikon had chosen to put it into...
So is there any such thing as an inexpensive 28 that is worth the money?
Voigtlander 28/2 Ultron can be found for ~$500 The old slower 28/3.5 is getting silly money :(
Canon LTM 28/3.5 can be found for $350 It's the newer silver/black and I don't see too much haze.
There's a Minolta 28/2.8...
Regarding 28mm f/2.8 lenses for Nikon.
The Series E lens has for whatever reason gained in asking price and is now close towards 100 €. Some of you will say the time for Series E was when these lenses could have had for 50 € or so. A general consensus seems to be that the 28E has the worst...
Classic manual 28mm f2.8. One of several versions that were made in the 70s and 80s. Very nice lens with decent close focusing distance of 0.3m, nice coatings, and overall, very good image quality. If I could nitpick, the corners are never super sharp. However, I expected that from a lens from...
One of my first m42 lenses that I picked up for my Samsung NX1000 mirror-less camera , back in 2014. I haven't used it as much with Samsung, or later, with Nikon D90, as much as I have with my Fujifilm X-E1. Not having any native Fuji AF lenses, I started collecting vintage glass again. Presenta...
Was given this lens as part of a 'payment' for cleaning/lubricating/repairing some Super Ikontas and other folders for a fellow film camera user.
Turns out the LTM version is a rare beast. I've not come across many other examples and the prices on Ebay sold listings are beyond expensive...
Got this thing dirt cheap at a local camera store. Performs excellently on the Nikon Df and the Z6 with the FTZ. I may throw it onto some Fuji X cameras on day, but here are a few to get this lens thread going! Feel free to add your images taken with this lens here too!
Leicaflex SL 2, near mint, recent CLA by DAG, Superb! Includes a Metz 32 Z 2 flash also mint with standard hotshoe. $495.00
Leica 90mm 2.8 R E55 Elmarit, Version II. 3 cam. Super nice, great shape. Comes with caps, Heliopan filter, case. Glass clean, focus smooth. $495.00
Leica 28mm 2.8 R E48...
I was going to post something else, but at the last minute went some of Sushi we ha this evening, Spanish Mackerel on the left, baby Squid on the right, both wild flown in from Japan. Color Efex, HDR, :Lens (mm): 9.3
Exp. Comp.: 0.0
Too busy today with work stuff, so when I drove up to the house, I thought why not shoot a shot of the most dependable vehicle I have ever owned "The Truck" our 99' Land Cruiser.
HDR, Color Efex:
Lens (mm): 10
Exp. Comp.: -0.7
Not much happening this morning - miserable day - misty and the morning temperature has increased from zero to 7 C degrees from yesterday.
Done my duty for today - photographically speaking, that is!!!
For reasons I cannot completely explain, I have wanted a Nikon SP rangefinder for a very long time, makes no sense, I will rarely shoot film again, I am not a fan of manual focus cameras anymore, there just something about the SP and its history that has always meant a lot to me. Well today...
This is a bench on my front porch. Last night as I was taking the dog for, those with pets know, the porch light effect on the bench caught my attention for the first time. Hey, it SIJ right?
So my plan for the today's image was to photo my bench in this light.
Frosty today - minus 3 C here at mid-day and looks like it will stay like that most of the day - amazing that we still have roses in bloom.
now the M8 plus a 28mm cannot really do close ups as the minimum focus distance is up to a meter - and this shot is right on the limit -then a big crop...
got my feet up this evening so I've taken a few shots inside in artificial light which always reveal study areas.
Never quite sure which to go for - square the horizontals or try to keep the verticals as vertical as possible and try to fix converging verticals. -
as instructed I paid a visit to the doctors in the local village - to get my toes checked - Basically - soak them in alcohol, (wrap a bandage around them loosely and keep it damp with alcohol), painkillers, plus some other pills - then an Xray, (Radio in France), tomorrow.
Managed to get a...
I'm in Savannah and was in classes all day. Tried to get a couple shots this morning before heading out from the hotel but decided to concentrate on the street below my hotel when I got back. Took the liberty to run this one through a Nik plugin to get the feel I was looking for.
there is a large field at the bottom of our valley - we live up there on the top of the hill - all the local springs and streams flow into a very small river which we call "the mighty Dureze"(the river is on the first tree line) - anyway most of the year this "large field"...
Must be quite historic as it is next to a very old, but crumbling, Chateaux.
But like lots of rural French property it has been left to decay, usually because of French property law.
Not sure if there is a refurb job planned but the front door and surround is very impressive
front door is...