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Zang

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[Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« on: June 25, 2021, 15:54:16 »
Hi all,

Opening this thread hopping everyone to share your pictures taken with vintage lenses, Nikon or not Nikon :) Please kindly specify the lens and the aperture setting if you know.

Not right now, but I will show my pictures for sure. Even though, almost all my lenses are vintage, I am still looking to see which ones represent the vintage look the best :)

Cheers,
Zang

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2021, 16:39:05 »
Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.4 - Nikon Z5, F5.6, ISO 400, 1/2.5s

Usually, the lens is very sharp but this shot was shaken a bit.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 17:13:33 »
I have just repeated the shot with more careful pressing (still did not want to look for Z5 timer in the menu).

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 17:32:35 »
The old AI 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor was simply made for the Nikon Df camera.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2021, 18:08:32 »
Birna, I bet this was f11 :)

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 19:05:56 »
f/2.5 according to EXIF. The lens is CPU-enabled.

Nordic winters aren't that bright.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 19:23:31 »
This is the same lens, now at f/19. D2X

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 21:20:03 »
A shop assistent striving to handle a rack of new clothes on an ice-covered, slippery street.

Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 Olympia (RF mount) on Nikon Z6

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2021, 21:34:09 »
Another of the RF Nikkors to offer its service, this time the 3.5cm f/1.8 W-Nikkor on my tiny Nikon 1V1.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2021, 22:11:00 »
f/2.5 according to EXIF. The lens is CPU-enabled.

Nordic winters aren't that bright.

There was plenty DOF in the photo, thus my guess.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2021, 22:55:22 »
Nah. I wasn't really close. And shooting through a veil of snow blurs and blends everything.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2021, 01:44:48 »
After finding that Contax Zeiss 100mm f2.8 outperforms Nikon 105mm f2.5 at every aspect, whenever I need 100mm, I grab that one.

Inspired by Birna today, I gave Nikkor another chance taking it for my hiking. Here is a few pictures taken with that very lens.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2021, 05:29:03 »
Inspired by Birna today, I gave Nikkor another chance taking it for my hiking. Here is a few pictures taken with that very lens.

Yes, but which 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor? There was a Sonnar type (5 lenses, 3 groups) and a  Xenotar-type lens (5 lenses, 4 groups) and variations with in those groups.

I'm not a historian and not that knowledgeable regarding optics but I chanced on the Nikkor - The Thousand and One Nights series...

https://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0005/index.htm

Dave



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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2021, 05:40:06 »
Took the 135/2.8Q (about 1968) out for a spin the other day just keeping it limber.  F11 according to exif. No recollection why I set it so small.

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Re: [Theme] Pictures taken with vintage lenses
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2021, 06:03:34 »
Yes, but which 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor? There was a Sonnar type (5 lenses, 3 groups) and a  Xenotar-type lens (5 lenses, 4 groups) and variations with in those groups.

I'm not a historian and not that knowledgeable regarding optics but I chanced on the Nikkor - The Thousand and One Nights series...

https://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0005/index.htm

Dave

Good question, Dave. It's 945841 - so I think 5/4!