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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2021, 10:40:54 »
yes. pity that i couldnt shoot film with it :o :o :o

You would need a 110 film cassette!
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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2021, 02:07:34 »
its really sharp, i think its nice for BW photography :o :o :o

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2021, 19:47:11 »
You can pick up extension tubes on eBay for any of the Nikon 1 lenses. They come in 10 mm and 16 mm sizes with electrical contacts for I think around $35. They worked really well with a 30 to 110 lens if you go to Thomas Stirr’s  website you’ll see lots of pictures taken by him with that combination. He also uses really high ISO’s and then uses prime noise reduction from  DXO labs to clean them up.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2021, 20:03:55 »
Can see the frog-image is shot at f/1.8....so lens is relative sharp at full aperture.....

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2021, 01:58:40 »
Thanks i will definitely look for the extension tubes :o :o :o

the toad was shot at f/1.8, very sharp (at the center only) ::)

the Nikon 1 has very nice luminance noise which looks very grain-like, more so than what fuji has when i was still shooting with their cameras.

these were shot at 6400 and f/8 or so in an attempt to expose the grain

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2021, 02:20:05 »
that close-up of the bicycle reminds me so much of what i would get from the kentmere that i loved shooting with :o :o :o

the photo of the twigs show the gradation of the sky very well, very film-like in my opinion.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2021, 07:54:08 »
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?

The mount is definitely plastic, it was too easy to scratch it with a scriber to be steel. The barrel might be a metal alloy, I didn't dare to try to scratch it, it's still in pristine condition...

To get an all metal series 1 lens, you'd have to get the 32mm/1.2, a verrrry nice lens, but still overpriced (seen prices up to 700€/840 US$, paid mine 400€ for a boxed sample).

The 18.5mm is like a 50mm in FF terms (there is a 2.7x factor between sensors), and the 32mm is like an 85mm (86.4mm actually)

One nice feature of the 18.5mm is the rather inobtrusive shade (original: HB-N104), similar to the one that equipped the 45mm GN. The original is rather expensive (up to 50€, almost half the price of the lens!), a compatible clone is a more affordable 8€.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2021, 09:36:41 »
do these hoods come with the lens when new? mine don't come with one :o :o :o

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Nikon says:
"An optional accessory bayonet type black lens hood that attaches to select 1 NIKKOR lenses to protect the lens from flare when shooting."

Seriously, Nikon?

the original ones cost $20.00 ::) for that price i could get a nice hood for a larger Nikkor ::)

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2021, 10:35:43 »
do these hoods come with the lens when new? mine don't come with one :o :o :o

EDIT:
Nikon says:
"An optional accessory bayonet type black lens hood that attaches to select 1 NIKKOR lenses to protect the lens from flare when shooting."

Seriously, Nikon?

the original ones cost $20.00 ::) for that price i could get a nice hood for a larger Nikkor ::)

They don't come that cheap in Europe (lowest I've seen is 35€, I was happy with a JJC compatible @ 8€)
..Select Nikkor lenses: AFAIK, only the 18.5mm has the correct size bayonet mount, so they could have been more explicit and stated that the HB-N104 is exclusively for the 18.5mm !

Enclosing three photos of the 18.5+hood mounted on my Nikon 1V3

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2021, 10:44:21 »
i think i will skip this barnacle hood...i dont want to invest too much on this system :o :o :o
it will also make my lens look a bit phallic ::)

i see that you have a V3. i like it but its a bit too high for me at the moment, all i wanted to do is to play with cine-nikkor lenses

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2021, 10:49:53 »
I use a 40.5 to 52mm step-up ring on my 18.5 mm lens in order to be able to use standard 52mm filters (e.g. polarizer and L37c filter).
Then a lot of standard Nikon lens hoods can be used also. A 40.5 to 52mm step-up ring is cheap. I use a standard 52mm Nikon lens cap for the lens.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2021, 11:04:00 »
I did scratch the bayonet mount on my 18.5 quite deeply with a screwdriver. Still looks metal to me, possibly aluminium as Rick suggested.

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2021, 11:19:32 »
I did scratch the bayonet mount on my 18.5 quite deeply with a screwdriver. Still looks metal to me, possibly aluminium as Rick suggested.

Maybe Nikon used silver plastic to mold the mount?
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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2021, 11:33:40 »
The mount itself is very shinny.....so it looks like a coat?
Aluminium would be a more matte finish?

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Re: 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2021, 11:40:43 »
If I remember correctly, 18.5/1.8 feels too light and front-heavy when I held the lens, compared to 10/2..8 pancake.
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