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Discussion in 'Nikon' started by BrianS, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Apr 3, 2013
    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.
     
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  2. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    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.
     
  3. BrianS

    BrianS Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Apr 3, 2013
    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.
     
  4. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    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.
     
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  5. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    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.
     
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  6. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    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
     
  7. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

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

    35361860042_e4477425f7_z.jpg DSC_1106 by Andrew F, on Flickr





    35362075272_d93ccbbb16_k.jpg DSC_0993 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35529341475_24cf1d3f44_k.jpg DSC_0990 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35529345515_35c608d985_k.jpg DSC_0984 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    34688041714_1c5aff4c60_k.jpg DSC_0964 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35362138272_803335f324_k.jpg DSC_0953 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35142742780_6bcd66461a_k.jpg DSC_0948 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35142752830_fb20934283_k.jpg DSC_0946 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35399029491_4318da002e_k.jpg DSC_0931 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35362312132_e45abb7d76_k.jpg DSC_0900 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    34720224863_5e3310e92f_k.jpg DSC_0897 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35398917841_188326d452_k.jpg DSC_0891 by Andrew F, on Flickr



    35398940201_6a4a9c11a4_k.jpg DSC_0879 by Andrew F, on Flickr
     
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  8. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  9. asiafish

    asiafish All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    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.

    34687860524_b78894dec2_z.jpg DSC_1110 by Andrew F, on Flickr
     
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  10. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

    38
    Aug 13, 2017
    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.
     
  11. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

    270
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    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.
     
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  12. chris0202

    chris0202 Regular

    38
    Aug 13, 2017
    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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  13. M. Valdemar

    M. Valdemar Veteran

    270
    Aug 5, 2013
    New York City
    Taken this morning. Sony A7II, Tokina 100mm f2.8 ATX Macro, Sony LA-EA4 lens adapter.

    Right click to view full size image.


    sony.jpg
     
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