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Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« on: June 04, 2019, 22:52:18 »
A few test images with this new lens on a Z6. The performance of the new S lenses reminds me of the better Micro Four Thirds lenses, sharp at large apertures even in the corners. I guess the advantage of the larger Z-mount.
I'm also very pleased with the Jpeg output of the Z6 as I want/need to reduce my processing time at the computer. So these images are mildly processed Jpegs :)

1. f1.8


2. f2.2


3. f2.2


4. f4

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 23:37:56 »
terrific, also the color rendering  ... I can await a good deal ... no need to hurry
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 23:50:59 »
Very good lens, very good samples. I am still waiting for 85 S one, or, maybe, Tam or Sig, 100-135 Z mount only, whichever coming first. OK, will see.  LZ

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 06:01:30 »
These are impressive.  I'm with LZ waiting on the 85 f1.8S.  I have quite  few 50mm lenses .  My local dealer just yesterday advised me to wait a month before buying the 35 1.8 or 50 f1.8 ,  Many locations are already discounting the 50 S but not India.   I do not know if he means price will come down or has info on the 85 S.  I am missing the ability to AF the 85 1.4D and DC105 f2D so for the moment the Sony a7iii gets the call for lowlight, indoor Events.
Thanks for posting these.
Tom
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 06:54:10 »
Vivid bright colours and evidently a very sharp lens, yet for me it edges "the digital look".

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 08:07:13 »
its a really nice lens.  :o :o :o

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 08:35:23 »
Vivid bright colours and evidently a very sharp lens, yet for me it edges "the digital look".
Yes, agree.

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 09:25:36 »
It is available over here for 449 Euro taking into account the 200 Euro summer rebate (together with Z6 body and FTZ adapter 2299 Euro). IMHO not bad at all for this kind of quality, "digital" look or not...

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 09:42:11 »
I bought mine from a dependable German seller (FotoMundus) for just €348, see http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,8548.msg141102.html#msg141102

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 10:03:55 »
Best price here today is Euro 569.  Too bad my wife does not have a UK trip planned.  Amazon prime 399 pounds.  Grrrrrr
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 21:40:50 »
Extremely clean rendering, and good bokeh apparently (see f/2.2 picture: nearly no outlining; f/1.8 pic very smooth).

Today at PCH in Brussels, I resisted temptation (exactly that setup - Z6+FTZ+50/1.8S, around 2500 with all rebates)
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2019, 22:24:33 »
So these images are mildly processed Jpegs :)

Nice renderings, but I have a question. Can you be more forthcoming concerning what you call "mildly processed Jpegs"?
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2019, 22:55:48 »
As a basis I use Jpegs (Active d-lighting Low) with in-camera Standard Picture Control adjustments
Sharpening +3, Mid-range sharpening +2, Clarity +1, Contrast -1

Image #1 adjustments in Lightroom;
Exposure +0,30
Contrast +10
Highlights -10
Shadows +15
Vibrance +10
Sharpening Amount 50, Radius 2.0, Detail 25, Masking 50
Camera Calibration Blue Primary/Hue -10
Export Output Sharpening Standard

I hope this is of use to you (and others).

The images shot with the Z 24-70mm have less pop ooc so I adjust accordingly in Lightroom.

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2019, 22:59:03 »
As a basis I use Jpegs (Active d-lighting Low) with in-camera Standard Picture Control adjustments
Sharpening +3, Mid-range sharpening +2, Clarity +1, Contrast -1

Image #1 adjustments in Lightroom;
Exposure +0,30
Contrast +10
Highlights -10
Shadows +15
Vibrance +10
Sharpening Amount 50, Radius 2.0, Detail 25, Masking 50
Camera Calibration Blue Primary/Hue -10
Export Output Sharpening Standard

I hope this is of use to you (and others).

The images shot with the Z 24-70mm have less pop ooc so I adjust accordingly in Lightroom.

Wow, that is more than I expected, thank you!  :)
Carl

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2019, 10:59:34 »
I don’t understand why so many of you are waiting for a “deal”. This lens is a steal for $600. A $600 lens that compares quite favorably with a $4000 Otus is a no-brainer, IMO. I bought mine with the camera and I’m super delighted with it. This lens all by itself is a good reason to get a Z. Based on the performance of the 50, the 85 should be stellar.