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Gil Aegerter

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Portraits of my mother 85mm f1.8 K
« on: March 20, 2022, 20:43:39 »
I've been spending time in Alaska with my mom for her 93rd birthday. She puts up with me taking lots of photos of her. I've been using my old Nikkor 85mm f1.8 K version, which does well on my D5500. Here she is listening to jazz before her haircut yesterday and reading afterward.

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Re: Portraits of my mother 85mm f1.8 K
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2022, 11:43:50 »
This is a topic close to my heart Gil

I like the subtle tones you've achieved.
I also love the before & after aspects of the sequence you've captured
(certain types of jazz can have that effect!!)

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Re: Portraits of my mother 85mm f1.8 K
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2022, 13:01:49 »
Agree with Colin,

Beautiful intimate shots.

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Re: Portraits of my mother 85mm f1.8 K
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2022, 13:12:49 »
I was fond of my 85/1.8 (pre-AI) back then and your photos bring back the reasons why ... A nice and co-operative subject adds to the overall output quality too.

The 85 is one of the very few lenses I ever sold off and I still regret the sale. I must really have been going through a bad patch? So got a specimen of the 'K' version a few years ago. Erik helped me adapt it to the modern Nikons and a CPU added made it even more practical.

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Re: Portraits of my mother 85mm f1.8 K
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2022, 04:06:50 »
Thank you for the comments. Great that these bits of Nikon history live on.