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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #195 on: May 27, 2016, 17:00:33 »
Thanks for the approval ratings! High honour, given the audience. These two lenses keep amazing me.  I call them my "science" lenses because they're so precise, so revealing.
This one is a five image stack.  PSCC did an interesting job of blending the water ripples between exposures.

As suggested, I've posted an introduction:
http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,3653.0.html

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #196 on: May 27, 2016, 22:04:40 »
Peter, a very striking image!
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #197 on: May 28, 2016, 03:22:35 »
I love this pic. A very common subject and you still managed to give it a different spin. Cool.

+1

A fabulous eye for making the ordinary, extraordinary :)

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #198 on: May 31, 2016, 21:51:10 »
I get increasingly pleased by the modest 50/2 AI. The imaging qualities are not particularly outstanding, but simply good (except maybe the sharpness wide open, which is modest). The small size and the handling make a difference with many other lenses. The recessed front lens makes a shade superfluous and is a good protection, especially since I never use filters. So that small lens is a confidence-builder, which maybe contributes more to good shots than perfect optics.,

My other favourite in that category is the Zeiss 50/2, a better lens in every respect (except flare on stopping down), but it is quite a bit heavier, and 10 times more expensive by the way.

Unexpectedly, I managed to get good night shots too, at least when stopping down a bit was possible. The 6-ray stars may also look appealing at times. First shot at f/4, second one at f/8 (thanks Df).

I made my Milano trip with Zeiss 25/2, this 50/2 AI, and the Tamron 90/2.5.Three different styles, but all very usable.
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #199 on: June 02, 2016, 00:40:25 »
Here is a image of Mosquito's larva taken with 105mm f/4 micro+PN11+close-up noT3, (wrongly called as ''filter close up attachment'') and used here to get slightly bigger image without darken the shot too much.

Everything attached to my Df.

# 100 iso;

# 1/200 sec;

# f/16.

Note that I cropped the image.
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #200 on: June 02, 2016, 00:57:38 »
This is outstanding in every respect: composition, subject, execution.

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #201 on: June 02, 2016, 01:53:09 »
Thanks for your comment, Bjørn !
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #202 on: June 02, 2016, 02:32:23 »
This is outstanding in every respect: composition, subject, execution.
Truly. While Df and 105 f2.5 is a classy combo, it's your skill and creativity that shine in this photo.
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #203 on: June 02, 2016, 03:47:10 »
This is outstanding in every respect: composition, subject, execution.

Agreed.  Superb!

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #204 on: June 02, 2016, 14:11:40 »
Great image Francis

And I'm glad you & Andrea were able to suss out the filename upload issue

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #205 on: June 02, 2016, 15:09:06 »
Rosko/Francis, very nice image of the Mosquito larvae and very nice work on both your lens and the PN-11 extension tube.  I am sure that you will be pleased with your investment in this valuable mid-life "refit".

When having the extension tube programmed, were its focal length and max/min apertures set to those of the 105mm f/4 lens, OR, are they set to those appropriate to the extension and resultant magnification of the combination of lens & tube?

Thanks in anticipation.

Well done !

One of the best micro nikkor lenses. My favorite anyway.

I gave recently a little big present to this lens...A CPU chip, neatly and skilfully placed by Erik lung (Dr Lens) and Bjørn Rørslett. As well as PN11 to get 1/1 size.

As a result, more accurate light metering, no hassle to go into the non-CPU lens data menu (when you don't forget to go when you change a non-CPU lens, hence wrong exif datas ::)).

Peter, please note : if you wish to introduce yourself, here is the thread http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/board,13.0.html, so we could know a little more about you. ;)

Below, the 105mm f/4 and PN11 newly chipped.
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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #206 on: June 02, 2016, 15:49:48 »
Beautiful image Francis!

Now, how do you know that it's a mosquito larva, and then, what are you doing examining it :D

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #207 on: June 02, 2016, 17:07:55 »

When having the extension tube programmed, were its focal length and max/min apertures set to those of the 105mm f/4 lens, OR, are they set to those appropriate to the extension and resultant magnification of the combination of lens & tube?

Thanks in anticipation.


The latter alternative.

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #208 on: June 02, 2016, 18:11:07 »
Impressive Francis.  Detailed and Graphic. Beautiful.

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Re: Old School Nikon Primes
« Reply #209 on: June 02, 2016, 19:10:37 »
Thanks, everydody for commenting.

@ Anirban : using the 105mm f/2.5 instead the micro should be a good idea, just to compare the lenses. However, as the PN11 is chipped and programmed ''as f/4'' perhaps the metering would be slightly wrong.

I can try ! ;)

And I'm glad you & Andrea were able to suss out the filename upload issue

Well, All merit is to Andrea who found the problem !

I am sure that you will be pleased with your investment in this valuable mid-life "refit".

Yes ,Hugh, I am very pleased indeed !

Now, how do you know that it's a mosquito larva, and then, what are you doing examining it :D

If you leave some water in any open container outside, you will get some small creatures moving fast in the water when disturbed. They are mosquitos' larvas. This one is a small specie (7 to 8mm).

This is why is not recommended to leave any containers, old tyres, pads of water as they will generate mosquitos which will bite you ! :P

I examine such small creatures with magnifier glass first and microscope if needed. ;)

Impressive Francis.  Detailed and Graphic. Beautiful.

Thanks, John !

Francis Devrainne