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Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« on: October 02, 2020, 19:04:00 »
I'm slowly but steadily rediscovering the joy of manual focus lenses on the Z6.
Today I took the Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs out for a spin and by chance found a vintage shop with lots of photo opportunities.

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2020, 01:05:13 »
Very nice Luc.

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2020, 10:43:27 »
+1 from me also.

And what a find - the shop seems to have just about everything.  I hope that you kept your wallet zipped up!  ;D

Very nice Luc.
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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2020, 23:05:57 »
Thanks Fons and Hugh for watching and commenting.

Hugh, I was so concentrated on looking for subjects and scenes to photograph I didn't pay attention on anything nice to buy. So now I have to go there again, without camera!

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2020, 10:42:11 »
Impressive Stuff, Luc.

The great 28mm f/2.8 Ai-S  is also very suitable for evening/night shots. Has a remarkable clarity.

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2020, 11:07:10 »
Impressive Stuff, Luc.

The great 28mm f/2.8 Ai-S  is also very suitable for evening/night shots. Has a remarkable clarity.

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Yes, it is one of my most used lenses for meteor showers. Untracked Geminid from December 2018 at f/3.2, 15sec exposure at ISO1600, Aurora at f/2.8 15sec:
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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2020, 11:10:56 »
Great shop and shots, Luc  :) That little lens is a gem (though I use it on the Df). Nice to see it's still as good on the Z !
“A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second. ” ― Salman Rushdie, The Ground Beneath Her Feet.

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2020, 11:19:42 »
A Leica "flea" market, at Bièvres in june (alas not in these Covid days)...

  En Leica, en voilà... by ArchiVue, sur Flickr
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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2020, 17:29:37 »
Superb images from a superb little lens!  When I was building my Nikon lens list, f2 was the watchword, and I purchased the 24, 35 and 50mm lenses with  f2 but somehow went to f2.8 for the 28mm, and spent some time regretting my decision, but finally came to realize that the little f2.8 has no need to make any apologies for its smaller aperture, and may be even sharper than its bigger brother. My Df doesn't care what aperture lens it is accommodating, and I also have a comparatively tiny f3.5 28mm always in danger of being overlooked. 

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2020, 10:40:13 »
Super images! Really show the quality and whats possible ;)
 I never had this Nikkor lens,,, Maybe someday ;)
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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2020, 19:53:26 »
+1


Yes, it is one of my most used lenses for meteor showers. Untracked Geminid from December 2018 at f/3.2, 15sec exposure at ISO1600, Aurora at f/2.8 15sec:
Great shots Øivind!

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2020, 19:54:03 »
A Leica "flea" market, at Bièvres in june (alas not in these Covid days)...
Nice one, Jacques!

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2020, 19:57:47 »
Superb images from a superb little lens!  When I was building my Nikon lens list, f2 was the watchword, and I purchased the 24, 35 and 50mm lenses with  f2 but somehow went to f2.8 for the 28mm, and spent some time regretting my decision, but finally came to realize that the little f2.8 has no need to make any apologies for its smaller aperture, and may be even sharper than its bigger brother. My Df doesn't care what aperture lens it is accommodating, and I also have a comparatively tiny f3.5 28mm always in danger of being overlooked.
Thanks Kenneth.  The f2.8 is indeed very sharp, even in the corners. Remarkable for such an old design.




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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2020, 19:59:41 »
Super images! Really show the quality and whats possible ;)
 I never had this Nikkor lens,,, Maybe someday ;)
Thanks Erik. You must have chipped one once?

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Re: Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIs - a rejoicing rediscovery
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2020, 20:01:01 »
Another one from the vintage shop.

Iso 4.000 (such a joy to be able to shoot high iso's on the Z6)