Author Topic: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2  (Read 907 times)

richardHaw

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Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« on: September 14, 2021, 09:57:56 »


it's here :o :o :o

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2021, 10:45:39 »

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2021, 21:31:12 »
This is a lens that tempts me toward the Z system.  My 35mm f/2D is one of my favorites and this new 40mm also has a nice low MFD.  And it has low element count + Nikon even talks 3D in the promo materials!

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2021, 23:30:05 »
Awesome, might be my first Zee lens as I like small 40mmish f/2 lenses like the Carl Zeiss 2/45 Planar Contax G and Leica Summicron-C 2/40 discussed here:
https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=711.0

Also like its a simple design so the images should not be too over corrected and have some character to play with, boke looks butter smooth in the sample images which is of course a must.
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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2021, 08:46:35 »
Plastic mount :(

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2021, 09:10:38 »
... and very light weight.

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2021, 12:09:14 »
"The eye is blind if the mind is absent." - Confucius

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2021, 12:12:23 »
Once mounted leave it on ;D

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2021, 13:45:38 »
Once mounted leave it on ;D
Superglue it ;D

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2021, 15:52:42 »
The plastic may be "brittle" after 50 years?
May depend on which type of plastic......but we should probably not expect theses lenses to be working in +100 years.
I have working lenses that are +100 years old......but I did not get them from new.

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2021, 16:57:11 »
Optically very different from the Voigtländer 2/40 Ultron SL/SLII (Planar / double Gauss) or the Nikon 2,8/45 P or GN (Tessars)...

Why not a metal mount ? To cut costs ? Should'nt cost much more...

Next compact pancake after 2/40 and 2,8/28 ? A little tele/portrait lens (a new 2,5/105 or 2,8/100 E in Z mount ?)

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2021, 17:26:14 »
At the rate Chinese manufacturers are building new stuff of acceptable quality, it should not surprise me if a metal aftermarket mount doesn't show up sooner or later.

Yes a new 105mm f/2.5 would be exciting. Sadly don't see it on the Z lens roadmap just yet.  Lets hope!



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Why not a metal mount ? To cut costs ? Should'nt cost much more...

Next compact pancake after 2/40 and 2,8/28 ? A little tele/portrait lens (a new 2,5/105 or 2,8/100 E in Z mount ?)
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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2021, 17:42:38 »
The plastic may be "brittle" after 50 years?
May depend on which type of plastic......but we should probably not expect theses lenses to be working in +100 years.
I have working lenses that are +100 years old......but I did not get them from new.

Not sure I'll be any less brittle after 50 more years. I'll be lucky with 30 more. I certainly won't make 100 more.

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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2021, 19:02:11 »
Once mounted leave it on ;D

Maybe I can live with that.   :o


Superglue it ;D

Recently, I prefer UV cure resin, for the weather seal around the mount.  :D
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Re: Nikkor Z 40mm f/2
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2021, 19:07:52 »
Optically very different from the Voigtländer 2/40 Ultron SL/SLII (Planar / double Gauss) or the Nikon 2,8/45 P or GN (Tessars)...

The back focus is significantly shorter than the focal length on the Z mount.  Also, it would be safe to assume that the correction for distortion and chromatic aberration is taken care of the software, which should enable a simpler design.
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