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Birna Rørslett

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Show your 80-85mm images
« on: January 07, 2019, 21:35:17 »
As per suggestions in the corresponding thread on 105mm lenses, another thread dedicated to the 85mm class lenses is opened. I put the title as '80-85' as there have been a few 80mm Nikkors available over the years.

Please keep to prime lenses not zooms set to 80mm, and if you so wish technical details are not illegal to add :D

One of the 80mm Nkikkors was of course the AF 80mm f/2.8 made for the F3AF many decades ago. After some internal modification it works nicely on more modern cameras albeit without AF. I have used it mainly for IR or suchlike work, in which it excels. Manual focusing is not the strong point of this lens as the focusing collar is narrow and there is a lot of play involved (seems Nikon expected everyone to use AF only and added the manual focusing feature as an afterthought and didn't bother properly decoupling the internal AF mechanism). For stationary subjects this is not a big deal.

One of the few remaining Norwegian Stave Churches (at Eidsborg, Telemark, built around 1250 AD). Shot with the D200 IR. Thus the white ground is due to IR not snow. This church is among the smallest of its kind, but well preserved.

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 21:43:18 »
Birna, my favorite focal length and lens, 85/1.4 AF-D.
Shot today at Kinderdijk.
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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 23:13:37 »
The 85/2.8 PCD on a D7100




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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 23:35:48 »
AF 85/1.4 (D3)

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2019, 08:44:56 »
I should scan some stuff. The 1.8/85D was my 90% lens before the 1.4/85G came out and I switched to digital. Both are great for portraits and general purpose photography.

My current Cologne set is 100% taken with the D850 and 1.8/85G, except for the first image which is taken with my smartphone:

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2019, 13:37:37 »
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 converted to F mount.


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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2019, 14:23:23 »
The FBI is on the case (in Paris)... Df with the 85mm f/1.8 AF-D at f/4

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2019, 14:35:14 »
The old frame stuck to the wall... Df with 85mm f/2 AI at f/5.6

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2019, 15:04:53 »
I like that FBI shot AV

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2019, 15:07:52 »
Nikkor 8.5 cm f/2 on an Panasonic GF-1. Waiting for a delayed DB train at Munich.

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2019, 15:12:08 »
The old favourite 85mm f/1.8 Nikkor-H (K) with the Df. Erik AI-modified and CPU-chipped the lens for me when I visited him in Copenhagen and we picked up sundry items in "our" favourite second-hand shop there.

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2019, 15:15:01 »
Nikkor 8.5 cm f/2 on an Panasonic GF-1. Waiting for a delayed DB train at Munich.

the shot screamed " Germany" ... I felt right at home
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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2019, 15:36:50 »


From some time back April 13 - 2014,

wooden bridge to Croy Castle, Aarle-Rixtel

D800  85mm f/1.4ais at full aperture

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2019, 15:47:48 »
A road verge in May, in the Arctic part of Norway. The Tussilago flowers 1.5 months later here than in my neighbourhood down south.

85/1.4 AIS, Df.

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Re: Show your 80-85mm images
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 16:18:47 »
An ancient croft fallen into desuetude -- a popular motif despite being off the main coastal road.

Nikon D5300 (IR), 85/1.4 AIS Nikkor. The lens is very sharp also outside the visible spectrum.