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bobfriedman

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Calla Lilly
« on: August 18, 2020, 23:34:24 »
FujiFilm GFX 50R ,Nikkor-AM 120mm f/5.6 ED
1/30s f/5.6 iso160 35-stack
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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2020, 12:57:44 »
This is impressive on so many levels.
As a piece of art, it's rich and enticing.

Having heard you talk about these less common Nikkors elsewhere, this is a great example of the results that are possible when used by skilled hands

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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2020, 18:15:19 »
Nice.  A medium format camera should be the way to go to take advantage of a lens that offers larger image circle.
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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 21:50:45 »
Very nice example of the capabilities of the AM Nikkor. Which is pretty non-exotic as far as Nikkors go since it was an ordinary lens for view format cameras. Probably not amongst the best-sellers of its time, though. I still have my copy and admire its qualities even today.

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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2020, 00:02:50 »
Very nice example of the capabilities of the AM Nikkor. Which is pretty non-exotic as far as Nikkors go since it was an ordinary lens for view format cameras. Probably not amongst the best-sellers of its time, though. I still have my copy and admire its qualities even today.

yes.. I do like this lens and I am glad that I had the opportunity to purchase it for a reasonable amount, may have been on a trip to Tokyo.. the rival lens for me is the Schneider Makro-Symmar which feels sharper to me.
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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2020, 01:36:56 »
Bob:

This is lovely. I generally am not a huge fan of black backgrounds, but it works great here.

How malleable do you find the files with this Fuji?

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Re: Calla Lilly
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2020, 12:55:50 »
How malleable do you find the files with this Fuji?

the Fuji 50R provides a lot of room for pushing the image.. with landscape I can push maybe 3 stops easily, for example using gradients/luminosity masks can bring out sky detail.
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