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asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
That's a great price for that work.

Love the SN on your 50/1.2 Ais. I'm glad they still make them. It's a highly under-rated lens.
Yeah, I was very happy when I opened the box and saw that. I'll have to play with it more against the 58/1.4 G. So far, I like them both about equally.
 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
124
I would like to see some side-by-side comparisons between the 50/1.2 and 58/1.4. I've compared the 50/1.2 with the 50/1.1 Nokton, and with the older 55/1.2 Ai. These are all under-rated lenses.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
I would like to see some side-by-side comparisons between the 50/1.2 and 58/1.4. I've compared the 50/1.2 with the 50/1.1 Nokton, and with the older 55/1.2 Ai. These are all under-rated lenses.
I'll be shooting some graduation portraits of my daughter this weekend, but not sure what I'll use.

Either Leica M-D with 50/0.95 Noct and 90/2.8 Elmarit or Nikon Df with either the 58/1.4G or the 50/1.2 AIS and the 105/2.5 Sonnar.

Most likely I'll pick tomorrow morning when I pack. Whichever kit I bring will also be my kit for a trip to Philadelphia (two weeks military, one day off to shoot), so I have to pick carefully.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
All packed and ready for a portrait session with my daughter tomorrow and then off for two weeks military training. Bringing the Nikon Df with its beautiful new split-image focusing screen and the following glass; 24/2.8 K (factory AI'd), 50mm f/1.2 AIS, 105/2.5 Sonnar (AI'd) and 135/2.8 K (factory AI'd).

I'm especially looking forward to using the 50 and 105 for the portraits, and the 24 and 135 in and around Penn's landing for the USS Olympia and (across the river) the USS New Jersey.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
Well, ended up leaving the whole bag at home and just brought the Df with the 50/1.2. The 135 would have been nice shooting the USS New Jersey across the river, but not carrying a camera bag or any extra gear was even nicer.

I took the same trip last year and brought a Canon 5D3 with a 35/1.4 and while that lens were terrific, I prefer 50mm for walk-around street photography.

Images to come
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
Walked around Penn's Landing and on the USS Bacuna (WWII Submarine) and USS Olympia (Spanish-American War Protected Cruiser).

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asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
123
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
And one more, from across the Betsy Ross Bridge in New Jersey, hand-held at about 50 MPH through a slightly dirty car window.

Reminds me of the album cover from Pink Floyd's Animals (Battersea Power Station in London on the Thames). This one is on the Delaware, but probably just as old and just as abandoned.

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chris0202

Regular
Aug 13, 2017
8
Df is indeed a beautiful camera. However I sold it last summer to get 5d iv. Didn't plan to keep it as I don't want to have multiple system sitting there unused. I still miss it.
 

chris0202

Regular
Aug 13, 2017
8
I was never able to bond with Canon DSLRs. I've owned several, and dumped them.

My main love is Nikon, but lately I've been dabbling in the Sony series, namely an A7 and an A7II.
In Nikon camp I only like Df. I have tried D810 in the past and wasn't impressed by its IQ apart from pixel count. Color is rather dull unless I mount it on tripod...Df, on the other hand, is almost perfect for handheld shooting. I only dislike its AA filter and somewhat less impressive AF module.

I have tried all major brands. Basically each camera is different and I now can use anything. Canon and Leica happen to provide me some convenience PP my shots. I know spend way less time PP my shots and I am very happy with results. No regrets here.

I wonder how would Canikon's mirrorless look like. I decided not to buy Sony a while ago due to non-camera related reason.

5D IV with kit lens. I wasn't familiar with Canon settings at the time. I can do better now with improved understanding of the camera and a 24-70 L II :)

 
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