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1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« on: March 20, 2021, 16:29:34 »
not a bad lens at all, very sharp and could focus rather close... :o :o :o

exposure of the J4 is off in many occasions, i dont know why ::)

chromatic aberration wide-open but not as much as i expected...

bokeh quality is rather nice too

J4 is super grainy but very film-like in my opinion, like a poorly-exposed roll of Natura.

nice system but flawed implementation

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 16:31:31 »
despite being grainy it doesnt have the weird smearing of the fuji x20 which i consider to be a superior camera in execution, :o :o :o

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2021, 16:45:23 »
im still confused as to why they never made a macro lens for the Nikon 1 :o :o :o

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2021, 16:53:11 »
It seem you use ISO800 (check two of the images)?
Do you use A-mode and matrix metering?

ISO800 is quite high for this camera. ISO160 should give less grainy images.

Regarding macro......with FT1 and a Nikkor micro.....J4 goes "super-macro" :-)

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2021, 16:54:58 »
Maybe you can confirm if 18.5 mount is metal or plastic......it seems I am the only one that claims that it is plastic.....and also the barrel?

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2021, 17:00:00 »
the barrel and mount feels like plastic or maybe aluminum :o :o :o

i am using matrix metering...very annoying to access the controls. the x20 and the pentax Q are a lot better in this regard. i loved the x20, it was a good camera

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2021, 17:10:27 »
If I "ding" on it with a piece of metal.....it is like plastic and I also think I can see the black plastic behind the metalized surface of the mount.

Yes, many things are hidden in the menus and you have probably set it to "Creative" to be able to set what you normally expect to be able to control.....like A,M exposure modes?

Regarding macro Nikon made a small 40.5mm close-up lens for the Nikkor1 lenses.


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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2021, 17:21:38 »
the 18.5 couldve been the 55/2.8 of the N1 :o :o :o

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2021, 18:06:16 »
This is the difference it gives without and with the 40.5mm close-up lens attached on 18.5 on J4 and then a 100% crop of the last.
It makes a difference......but still far from a 1:2 life size magnification as the 55/2.8 can. Maybe with some stacked close-up lenses :-)

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2021, 18:08:37 »
Close-up lens is "Made in Japan" :-)

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2021, 04:01:32 »
weird. they couldve made it better :o :o :o
its nikons self sabotage years

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2021, 07:52:21 »
One of the things I liked about this lens was deep DOF thanks to its short focal length for a "normal" lens.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2021, 09:33:52 »
to be honest it does indeed perform like a 18.5mm that is cropped, giving you 50mm or so :o :o :o

it felt like its a huge 18mm lens then the core was cut-off and transplanted into a small body.



this is probably why

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2021, 10:12:28 »
to be honest it does indeed perform like a 18.5mm that is cropped, giving you 50mm or so :o :o :o

it felt like its a huge 18mm lens then the core was cut-off and transplanted into a small body.

this is probably why

It really looks like a scaled-down DX 35/1.8G.
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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2021, 10:34:14 »
yes. pity that i couldnt shoot film with it :o :o :o