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Luc

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #15 on: February 22, 2020, 00:34:33 »
I've neglected this excellent lens for some time. Time to make up for that.






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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #16 on: February 22, 2020, 01:33:34 »
Luc,

What is that first photo? Looks like it might be a swing-arm with integrated electric motor. Seems like it would be extra wide and also a lot of unsprung weight.

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2020, 04:10:33 »
The lens seems to show an amazing crispness which is very appropriate for rendering mechanics like these.
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2020, 07:47:39 »
Nice examples Luc,

The lens is pretty sharp and also good at night.

Posted earlier in 'Windows'  https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=2647.540


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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2020, 08:11:47 »
Nice examples Luc,

The lens is pretty sharp and also good at night.

Posted earlier in 'Windows'  https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=2647.540


John, was the lens wide open?  The neon sign looks very sharp and is not diffused!
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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2020, 08:57:12 »
I checked EXIF , this is at f/1.8.  I regard this lens perfect wide open.  And too sharp when stopped down ;)

In post processing the highlights and whites have been reduced but that did not have an effect on the lack of diffuse nor sharpness.  I had overwritten the built-in profile by choosing another lens which profile I made myself. 

On a sidenote: I dislike the built-in profile system, and hardly use any lens corrections at all, as they are some else's templates...

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2020, 09:06:41 »
Another example at f/1.8

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2020, 13:23:30 »
Luc,

What is that first photo? Looks like it might be a swing-arm with integrated electric motor. Seems like it would be extra wide and also a lot of unsprung weight.
Jack, it's a cnc machined aluminium swingarm for a Yamaha V-Max motorcycle. A piece of art if you ask me. Very expensive! More info http://exactrep.com/acatalog/-OTEC--CNC-Machined-Alloy-250-Swingarm-inc.-8.5--Rear-Wheel--or-Pair--186_S.html

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2020, 13:26:53 »
Great additions to this thread, thanks John!

It's a great lens with emphasis on corner to corner sharpness already at large aperture. But it lacks a certain character. Well, you can't have both.

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2020, 13:47:11 »
Kathmandu sunset, jan 31, 2020



Z6 -- 50mm f/1.8S @ f/5.6

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2020, 16:35:44 »
Great atmospherical Shot, Fons.

Thanks Luc.

Again with f/1.8

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2020, 16:55:40 »
The power of resolution can't be questioned here. The totally perfect lens, one of the best on the market today, on this matter. The rest of its privacy is fully discussable, its character, light renditions, so on and on, why not!   LZ

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2020, 20:20:59 »
Thank you John

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2020, 21:07:49 »
Super photo Fons.
Nikon Z6, 24-70mm f4, 14-30, 35, 50,  85.

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Re: Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2020, 19:49:22 »