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Showcase Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by arpoador, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. This is a fat lens, but I like the way it renders images.

    On µ4/3, it has the same field of view as a 210mm on a 35mm slide, so it feels like a pretty deep telephoto when hand-held.

    This one was taken at around f/4, but you still see the limited depth of focus. The telephoto compression is pretty intense from this close.
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    The purple fringing on this one is pretty strong (see the black arm above the lamp). But the rendering of the lamp itself is quite nice. Again, the depth of field stays pretty shallow. (It might have been about f/2.8 by then, as it was closer to evening.)
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    Finally, this one is taken on a tripod, with the aperture closed down. (I wanted to try for the "stars".) Yes, it's a lens artifact, but I think it's pretty beautiful. I also like the way the sharp highlight stars contrast with the foggy background that's partially obscuring the church itself. This is a 3.2 second exposure, so I'm guessing it's about f/11 or even f/16.
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  2. The moon and the stars

    The moon is setting and waning toward last week's New Moon. You can barely make out the earthlight.

    The stars are the same lens artifacts as in the same image above.

    The image is cropped heavily but no other post. That's the lens rendering that image.

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    Nikon 105mm f/1.8 stopped down to about f/8
    G2 1.6sec ISO100
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  3. Thatspec

    Thatspec New to Mu-43

    Sep 11, 2010
    Great shots, anything at F1.8?
  4. qball

    qball Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 19, 2010
    I just picked up one of these as part of a package deal... now debating on selling it or not.

    You are right... this lens is FAT. LOL
  5. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    A great graphic reminder about lens design and signature. Those stars are a pretty intoxicating built-in "flaw". I really like it wide open. Thanks for sharing.
  6. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    What's the closest focusing distance of this lens?
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