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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2021, 13:08:02 »
Very, very nice bokeh, but definitely not "ni-sen"
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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2021, 14:50:37 »
The closest to ni-sen that I have nikkor-wise is the old 55mm f1. 2, but I much prefer the bokeh of a 55mm f1. 2 Cosina.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2021, 17:00:25 »
Looks amazing. Unfortunately, it cannot be converted to Nikon F mount.
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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2021, 08:42:38 »
Leopoldia comosa (aka Muscari comosum L.)

Some of the suggested setups/lenses will have me trying in the future: I have the 35/1.4 NC Ais, and also Asle's 105/4 μNikkor+ 105 Bellows Nikkor

Many have spoken in favor of the DC-Nikkor 105/2, but no photos have been provided, here's one from my May 07 hill trek:

Nikon DF, 105/2 DC-Nikkor @ f/2.5, Bokeh control on R/2.8

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2021, 09:30:25 »
My favourite Vintage Nikkor with bokeh is the 5.8cm  f/1.4 




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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #20 on: May 10, 2021, 10:19:25 »


D3





105 f/2dc



135 f/2dc

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2021, 10:23:49 »


nikkor-o 55/1.2, d800

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2021, 13:23:54 »
My favourite Vintage Nikkor with bokeh is the 5.8cm  f/1.4 



Lovely results with the 5.8cm/1.4, another lens I'm having, I'll have to have an outing with that one to see how my sample behaves...

I'm having nice results at close range with the 70-180mm/4.5~5.6 AFD.zoom μNikkor, 8-9-10 of May have been dedicated (*) to this lens, more images to follow.

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(*) Lately I go out with a single lens with the object of testing all aspects of the lens, using what one is given...
 
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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2021, 11:05:16 »
Micro-Nikkor 70-180mm

Photo 1: Nikon Df, 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-D micro-Nikkor @160mm, 1/100" f/6.3, 0,79m
Photo 2: Nikon Df, 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6 AF-D micro-Nikkor @150mm, 1/100" f/6.3, 0,89m

Both straight out of camera, only resized for this site

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2021, 15:45:28 »
For me, the original AI Noct Nikkor f/1.2 is awesome.

But as someone pointed out above, the 135 DC 2.0 and similarly 105 DC 2.0 have outrageously good bokeh.
 the 135 / 2.0, especially, is a real favourite of mine... It sits without shame between the entirely unmatched 200 2.0 and the magnificent 105mm 1.4! Not as sharp as those two entirely modern lenses, but my god does its bokeh make up for it in spades.

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2021, 16:19:06 »
vintage for me is pre-70s...
so it's the 105/2.5 :o :o :o

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2021, 23:50:05 »
Another thread which cost me money.
I picked up the 135mm f/2 DC.

Still just getting to know it, but it is great the way it offers what ever you want from smooth to bubbly at the twist of a ring.

The 55mm O is another favorite.
 

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2021, 00:00:47 »
and one can leave the subject out nearly entirely

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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2022, 20:44:29 »
my favorite is definitely the Noct-Nikkor 58/1.2, but I also love the 105/2.5 Ai-s and the 135/2.0 DC...

Emmi-Noct-Nikkor-D850-004 by Wurli, on Flickr
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Re: What's Your Favorite Vintage Nikkor "BOKEH" Lens?
« Reply #29 on: June 21, 2022, 01:10:06 »
Though it's pretty hard to hold steady on extension tubes, and not killer-diller sharp, I maintain a fondness for the 200/4Q.