nikon showcase

  1. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor 135mm f/1.8 Z Plena

    A few shots from my Zf and the Plena. This lens is GORGEOUS! I’ll be shooting with it more tomorrow.
  2. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AI 300mm f4.5

    This lens requires a bit of physical strength, in order to carry it all day. No wonder there is a big tripod collar on the lens. It's there for a reason. Second thing I noticed when shooting with the lens was the minimum focus distance of 4 meters. No macro stuff with this one...
  3. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Viltrox 20mm f/2.8 in Z-Mount

    Wanted to drop some sweet, sweet pics from the first outing with this lens and some initial thoughts. Thoughts: I love the size of the lens. 20mm and FX coverage - YES! The focus ring is large and easily bumped depending on how you hold the camera...so be aware of this. Luckily, I have...
  4. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon af-s 85mm f1.8 g with No. 6T close up filter

    Nikon No. 6T is a close up filter with a 2.9 diopter, designed for Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 telephoto zoom. It has a filter thread of 62mm. The longer the focal length, the bigger is the magnification. It's not magnifying to it's full potential on my 85mm, but filter doesn't take one bit of...
  5. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D

    Back to square one with this lens. My very first Nikkor lens. It's nice to have it once again.
  6. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 60mm f2.8 (non D)

    The ''bucket list'' is shorter for this lens. I have macro tubes, filters, reverse rings.. but this is the first 1:1 macro lens I bought. At mfd, focus breathing is wild, for lack of a better word. On the other hand.... it's sharp. Like, really sharp. With all this being said, and after a few...
  7. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Belgrade in B&W with Nikon D700 and Nikkor AF-S 85mm f1.8G

  8. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Nikkor AF-S 85mm f1.8G

    I haven't had an AF-s lens in years. Being a bit of an AF-D loyalist, this feels strange. I can't even hear this ''new'' damn thing focusing.
  9. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Belgrade in B&W with Nikon D700 and Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5

  10. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f3.5

    Vintage, and many would say legendary Vivitar. My copy was another ''beater''. Somebody even tried to open the front element, which is now chipped as a result (I suppose). It is a one touch, push-pull mechanism, and there is a zoom creep. I somewhat remedied this by applying tape to the inner...
  11. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor Z 85mm f/1.2 S Line

    I don’t own this lens, but got the chance to shoot with it on the Z8. It seemed very nice. Just thought I’d throw some samples up here, and maybe more will follow someday from other members! The Z8 has some internal reflections going on with the sensor when pointed directly at a very bright...
  12. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 180mm f2.8 ED

    A ''beater'' from Ebay with clean glass. Everything works fine. The autofocus is slow, and I mean SLOW (and clunky). This one is the ''middle child'' - the AF-n version (non D). No visible vignetting, no aberrations, tack sharp wide open. It is a great buy, on it's worst day! Paired with...
  13. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase S-2 & Ektar test roll

    Got a 35 & a 105 for the S-2 in a trade with Brian and had a roll of Ektar to finish. Of course now that I'm home and the lab is finished, the sun is out and shining ;) Got a not too gentle reminder that Ektar has about as much latitude as Kodachrome 25 did on a few of the shots :eek...
  14. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase Nikon S2 & 50/1.4 SC test shots

    Nice bright sunny 16 kind of day for the first roll through the new to me Nikon S2 with a Nikkor SC 50/1.4. Beautiful camera, beautiful lens.
  15. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor Z 180-600mm f/5.6-6.3 VR

    They called me an hour before close that my lens was in! I scrambled down to the camera shop and immediately went out to test it out. To say that this lens and the Z8 are a great match is an understatement. Here are a few shots. Some at full 45mp, and others were at 19mp, shot in DX crop...
  16. La Bikina

    Nikon Showcase Jupiter 37a adapted to the Nikon F-Mount

    Bokeh, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy by Guadalupe Cruz, on Flickr Nikon D4...
  17. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Asanuma 80-250mm f/4.5

    Took this lens out for the first time today, and absolutely loved the rendering, so starting a thread for it. I believe it to be a rebranded Tokina. For under $20, this lens is fantastic. I made no edits to the pictures in this first post, short of the border. It has a very pleasing natural...
  18. The Electric Squirrel

    Nikon Showcase Tokina AT-X 17mm f/3.5 AF Aspherical

    The title says it all, let's pay homage to this old little gem. And since the AT-X pro version has - AFAIK - the same optical internals, it fits under the same title as well. A few shots to begin the thread with:
  19. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z TC 2.0x teleconverter

    Images taken with any lens that is also used with the Z TC 2.0x I noticed a that my usual processing parameters did not sharpen as I would like - so bumped it up a little more and it looked really good. So, initial conclusion is that the sharpness does take a hit but nothing that cannot be...
  20. MoonMind

    Nikon Showcase Voigtländer vs. Nikon

    Here's the most telling image from today's little shootout: Voigtländer Nokton D 23mm f/1.2 Aspherical vs. Nikon Z 24mm f/1.7 DX. The Voigtländer: Yes, wider (1mm isn't nothing, especially when it comes to APS-C!), bokeh's obviously smoother in the middle distance ... The Nikon: ... but...
  21. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z 70-180mm f/2.8

    Let's see your images with this lens! The f/2.8 zoom that's about the size of a 70-300/4-5.6 type lens! Placeholder for now, but if you got one, share the pics you got with it!
  22. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z 28-75mm f/2.8

    Place holder here for showcasing this lens. Feel free to add images here!
  23. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase F4 test shots

    Nothing really special but after the trouble figuring out how to run it :) Used the 50/1.4 AF & 20/2.8 AF-D. I will note that getting used to it's metering will take a wee bit.
  24. Brian

    Nikon Showcase AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4

    This is the original version of the Autofocus AF-Nikkor 50mm F1.4, came out with the N2020. This one is near mint. Someone must not have liked it, I literally dug it out of a Trash Can almost 30 years ago. I like it. I used it on the N8008, now use it on the Nikon Df. Some older shots on the...
  25. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase PreAI 50mm f/1.4 D7100

    Took her out today in the sunlight on the way to work with the 50 mounted to look at a couple of my usual suspects. The crop effect to a 75mm FOV was quite interesting to me.
  26. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Meike 85mm f/1.8 Z-Mount

    This lens just arrived a few minutes ago. Will give you some initial impressions. No images to share just yet due to uncooperative weather. Price $200 Metal mount with USB connector for firmware updates. The plastic of the lens body and the hood feel cheap and is probably the a big thing...
  27. mpeterson

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Nikkor Z 26mm F2.8

    I've had a chance to work with this new lens from Nikon quite a bit since receiving it on launch day. Here are a few from an afternoon garden walk. f/8 f/2.8 f/16 f/11 f/2.8
  28. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor 105mm F/2.5 AI-S

    Another older lens without a showcase thread. This was another one of the manual F mounts I gifted myself this past Christmas, and I’ve only been out with it once, but it seems quite nice. More to come.
  29. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor 25-50mm f/4 ai-s

    Looks like another lens without a showcase thread. I had my first outing with it yesterday, on a dreary winters day. I quite enjoyed using it, although sometime while adjusting the focal length with heavy gloves on, I would accidentally move the aperture a bit. At the 25mm end, it needs a...
  30. MountainMan79

    Nikon Showcase Nikkor ai-s 20mm f/3.5

    I didn’t see a showcase for this lens, and my first outing was with it yesterday. More pics to come, but I REALLY like this lens. It needs a little tweaking in post to bring out the best in it, but that’s limited to things like vignetting and contrast, not distortion.
  31. AndyH44

    Nikon Showcase Just Another Sierra Sunrise .....

    From our favorite dispersed camping spot.
  32. 11GTCS

    Nikon Showcase AI, AI-S, and AI-P Lenses

    Didn’t see a thread for the lovely vintage Nikon (and more modern Voigtlander) glass we have in F mount! Was testing a 105mm f/2.5 AI-S this evening and loved how beautiful the rendering was. I shouldn’t have been surprised, but I figured I’d make a thread and see what vintage examples others...
  33. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Nikkor-AF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 D

    I continue my ''quest'' to try out, or even keep, if possible, as many old Nikkor AF lenses as I can. This 28-105mm AF-D, I wanted to get for a long time. I got it off eBay, in perfect mechanical and esthetic condition. Inside, there is fungus. It doesn't seem to affect the image quality all...
  34. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f1.4 D

    Another Ebay purchase. This time MINT! Almost factory condition. I wish I had a D700 for this lens. I think, it would show the character of the lens better than my D90.
  35. mnhoj

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Nikkor Z 40mm F2

    An affordable "normal" with a little aperture speed in a compact size with decent performance.
  36. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4

    Putting this out there now with a video from Ricci for a first look.
  37. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Viltrox 24mm f/1.8 in Z Mount

    I know there is a Nikon Z f/1.8 Primes Showcase, but thought I'd segregate out the third party and give Viltrox it's own. this one for the 24mm. I'll probably be the only one posting in here for a while, but at least this will give others a look. Not much to see about it right now. Only got...
  38. MoonMind

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z 28mm f/2.8 (SE)

    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...
  39. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Zfc

    I'll start us off. I did have some images that I posted over on the Z 16-50 thread taken with the Z fc. This start is with the Nikkor Z 35mm f/1.8S prime on the Z fc.
  40. gryphon1911

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3 VR

    Lets see some of those images showcased here from the Nikon Z 16-50 pancake zoom!! I'll start. Please note that I got this lens to go with my upcoming Z fc purchase. So I used it in this post with the Z6 and then used Topaz Gigapixel AI to go from the native 9-10mp image and upsampled it 2x...
  41. Matero

    Nikon Showcase AF DC-Nikkor 105mm f/2D

    Just practicing, manual focus, handheld, but quite ok IMO.
  42. mnhoj

    Nikon Showcase Nikon AF-P NIKKOR 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6E ED VR

    I recently picked up one of these and am very happy with it. This is on a Z5 via FTZ. Output is very nice. AF speed is snappy. It's long on the front with the FTZ but pretty light in weight. Very good value imo. Especially with the current sale. There are compatibility guidelines and some...
  43. mnhoj

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z5 image thread

    With the Irix 15mm F2.4 Firefly. Pretty amazing camera. Pretty amazing lens.
  44. mnhoj

    Nikon Showcase Nikon manual focus lenses

    E-series 100mm F2.8
  45. phigmov

    Nikon Showcase Nikon D600 Image Appreciation Thread

    D600 + 55mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor DSC_0909 (1) by Walter Kernow, on Flickr DSC_0938 by Walter Kernow, on Flickr DSC_0925 by Walter Kernow, on Flickr
  46. MoonMind

    Nikon Showcase Nikon Z f/1.8 Primes

    For each camera system, there's always talk about a "Holy Trinity" of primes the existence of which can actually define that system. Well, Nikon has done a fabulous job providing a solid set of affordable (though not exactly cheap), sufficiently compact primes, all of which share a maximum...
  47. Thai-Mike

    Nikon Showcase Nikon z50 image thread

    Couldn't find a proper thread so I started one.
  48. William Lewis

    Nikon Showcase Color or B&W? Learning Capture One

    So got done at work last evening and there was still a bit of light. Now I’ve spent a little time playing with the files in Capture One. Which of these variations do you prefer? Or perhaps the better question is why? The B&W seems boring somehow and I'm not sure how come. The color and light...
  49. Coksic

    Nikon Showcase Clouds - taken with the D90

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