Tag Archives: prime lens

Bokeh

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The bokeh of a lens is by some described as an esoteric lens trait. I’m not one of those. I rather select lenses with ‘good’ bokeh over ones with ‘bad’ bokeh and try to find out the aperture settings where … Continue reading

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Poppy with Nikkor AF 180mm/2.8 ED

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While browsing through my hard drive yesterday I stumbled over some poppy images shot in Usedom last year with the old AF 180mm/2.8 ED at 1.5m distance with aperture settings from f/2.8 to f/20. I really like how the background … Continue reading

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Wisp of Hair

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Did you ever fell in love with the voice of a singer, somehow unrelated to the actual living person? I do sometimes. Yesterday, when I was editing the shots from Saturday I fell in love with these photos. Felt kind … Continue reading

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The demise of the Noct Nikkor 58mm/1.2

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Sad story. The Noct Nikkor 58mm/1.2 is one of the few lenses I’m really interested in but never owned or had any experience with. Slightly inflated prices around $3000-$4000 for a used sample might have something to do with that… … Continue reading

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The Nikkor AF 28mm/1.4D

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The Nikkor AF 28mm/1.4D is not a lens many people have personal experience with. Part because it is quite rare (only 7333 where ever made), part because it was and still is rather expensive. Nikon stated in their article about … Continue reading

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Nikkor OC Auto 35mm/2 vs. Nikkor AF-S 35mm/1.4G

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I made a little comparison between the old manual Nikkor O.C. Auto 35mm/2 and the new Nikkor AF-S 35mm/1.4G, while having a latte macchiato. Nothing scientific, I just put the camera on the table and focused with Live View, to … Continue reading

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Light meters, grey cards and the ultimate answer (its 12, not 18 and 42 is totally off)

Ok, 12 is not the number that explains everything. But its a 12% grey that the light meter in our camera is calibrated to, not the commonly published 18% grey. What?? Yes, a Kodak grey card is 18% grey. But … Continue reading

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