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Kuri

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Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« on: August 20, 2017, 05:53:35 »
This thing is SO COOL!
Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI. The AI was made from 1977-1982.
Shot using D810.
First trial shots.

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Re: Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2017, 10:17:07 »
Yes, the mighty 8/2.8 still delivers. I have a very early non-AI myself and it is now AI-modified using the factory kit, plus CPU-modified.

Just don't drop it as the metal of the lens casing although very hard is prone to being deformed along the front perimeter and is well-nigh impossible to bring back to shape later.

Another points are the ease with which you capture your own feet :D and the observation that depth of field, albeit large, is not infinite if the lens is focused close.

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Re: Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 05:54:02 »
Hard to keep the sun, and my feet out of the shots. :-)

The Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI Fisheye lens has a built in rear filter carousel containing 5 filters.
L1A - Clear Skylight
Y48 - Medium Yellow
Y42 - Deep Yellow
O56 - Orange
R60 - Red

These tests were shot using a D7200 UVIR conversion. The D7200 is a DX model, so the full circle of this fisheye is cropped by the DX sensor.
These shots are white balanced from RAW in NX-D.


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Re: Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2019, 21:57:46 »
A link to my only Fisheye-Nikkor f2.8 AIS image on flickr;

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139966843@N06/31379231013/in/dateposted-public/

It is a part of a "painting" on a school-yard wall using the lens quite near the wall on a tripod. It seems like a shark's mouth... By the way the image is taken with the D3.

One picture taken is far better than none!

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Re: Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2019, 22:47:02 »
A link to my only Fisheye-Nikkor f2.8 AIS image on flickr;
It is a part of a "painting" on a school-yard wall using the lens quite near the wall on a tripod. It seems like a shark's mouth... By the way the image is taken with the D3.

The blowout on the far left is very distracting, IMO. YMMV
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Re: Nikon 8mm f/2.8 AI - So Cool!
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2019, 08:27:29 »
Thanks, CS. The wall is straight, it doesn't bend, and the lens takes 180 degrees. Then I had to decide between left and right.
One picture taken is far better than none!