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Frank Fremerey

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Nikon Large Format Lens Apo Macro 120mm/f=5.6
« on: June 18, 2015, 08:53:14 »
Here are two examples for the performance of the oldish lady I usually use for tabletop food work (first full frame, next crop from the above):

(Annotation: All animals are alive, all food stays edible in my pictures)

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Re: Nikon Large Format Lens Apo Macro 120mm/f=5.6
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2015, 09:35:38 »
This is from a series of photos I took of "fruit pairs" (D3, Sinar AMED120):
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Re: Nikon Large Format Lens Apo Macro 120mm/f=5.6
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2015, 12:00:37 »
I have kept all my old large-format Nikkors. These are 65/4, 90/5.6 (? either Nikkor or another brand, cannot locate that lens right now), AM 120/5.6 ED, 150/5.6, 270/6.3 ED, 360/8 ED, 500/11 ED. All of them beautifully made and delivering very goo to excellent image quality.

My favourites were the 120 AM for close-ups on my 4x5" view camera, plus the 270 ED for landscapes. Superb optics with a a crisp and vivid colour rendition.

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Re: Nikon Large Format Lens Apo Macro 120mm/f=5.6
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2015, 12:49:41 »
The D600 is a perfect match for the AM 120/5.6 ED in the near field. For portraits and at infinity my Apo Digitar from Schneider is much better.

I have to call NPS for a trial of the D810 as a back for the Sinar.

Trouble is that in the field the Sinar is very heavy and not weather proof.
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Re: Nikon Large Format Lens Apo Macro 120mm/f=5.6
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2015, 00:01:24 »
Another one of the first encounter (Sinar in the field):
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