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"new" 55 f1.2
« on: February 20, 2017, 16:11:51 »
Just got this today, FB for once proved a useful resource, as I found the lens at a very reasonable price, the location was where a friend lives and who conveniently was coming my way this weekend

I may want to lubricate the focus, resistance is even but perhaps a bit stiff

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 16:14:26 »
Congrats Armando:

Look forward to images created with it!

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 16:32:08 »
For the time being I can mount it on the V1 + FT adapter

I will need a bit of courage to do the AI modification so I can mount it on the D800

... and lets see how frustrated I get with the Manual focus

Coffee mug at the office
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 16:41:13 »

Armando, congrats.  Is that at f1.2?  I've had a couple of 50 f1.2 Ais offered to me at good prices but I just do not feel I would use one.  You are much better and I look forward to seeing your using the lens.
All the best,
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 16:45:34 »
Congratulations! Very nice :)

What is sticking into the lens in the front shot?
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2017, 16:56:42 »
Thanks Tom and Eric, yes the coffee mug is at f1.2, with the V1 crop ...

On the front shot, seen through the lens, is the aperture lever, and the desk

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2017, 17:22:38 »
Congratulations. I have the AI version and it was my favorite lens on my d200. While it is a dreamy mess wide open, it is quite sharp at f/4. I like lenses which have the ability to give very different looks.

I have not used it on my Df because I'm in love with 18mm, but I should give it a try.

Here is an old shot wide open

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2017, 17:54:41 »
Didn't realice you could see the aperture leaver though the lens like that, Thanks!
Enjoy!
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 20:29:18 »
Thanks Jack

Here is quick portrait, found a volunteer (who complained that she is not photogenic), lit by a white projection on the wall to get better light vs the ceiling fluorescent lights

V1 iso 800 f1.2 1/125
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 20:39:41 »
Much nicer than a coffee mug. On less than FX it is great for soft portraits I think.

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 21:23:28 »
Congratulations Armando.  Every f/1.2 lens is great !   The 55mm for sure ;)  Lots of creative possibilities on every camera.

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 21:52:34 »
Very nice windowlight! Even mores so the smile :) Perfect
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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2017, 00:34:27 »
Much nicer than a coffee mug.
;D

 I thik so too.

  Congratulations on your new lens!

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 00:42:58 »
congrats Armando. There is no doubt you will have lots of subject matter that this lens will be put to good use in your hands.

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Re: "new" 55 f1.2
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 01:59:45 »
Looks promising, Armando!
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