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Showcase Nikon 85mm f/1.8 AF-D Nikkor

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by pharaviel, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I love it on my E-PL2!
    I think it's strange no-one uses it!
     

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  2. BruPri

    BruPri Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 13, 2010
    Seattle
    I think the main reason the 85 f1.8 not widely used is the unusual color aberrations. It tends to add add a greenish cast to hair more often than not.
     
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  3. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Wow, what a beautiful picture!
     
  4. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    Man, you just made my day.
     
  5. Ihavenewfs

    Ihavenewfs Mu-43 Regular

    Great image! ...I have the lens and the mount but for some reason I haven't thought to try it on my E-PL2! (I've been using the Nikon 50mm 1.4)

    You've inspired me :smile:

    Marie
     
  6. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    Thanks

    Please try it!
    It was my favorite lens on the Fujifilm S5. And I still use it more than my 50 1.4 on the olympus.
     
  7. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Are you using it wide open or what aperture?
     
  8. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    f2.8 or f4
     
  9. Art

    Art Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2011
    San Francisco, CA
    Would 85mm lens at f2.8 have more shallow DoF than 45mm at f1.8?
     
  10. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    No, I think it would be quite the same... But having more distance from the model gives a more flattering look...
     
  11. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    85mm at f/2.8 would have far, far shallower DOF than 45mm at f/1.8. Not even close. I know this is an old thread, but I wanted to leave a note for posterity's sake.
     
  12. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    I noticed this now. Are you really sure? I don't own a full frame camera to make the comparison, but i was pretty sure a 45mm f1,4 on a m43 would have almost the same framing (except one would be 2:3 and the other 4:3) and dof of a 90 f2,8 on a full frame. Numbers here are not that different (45 1.8 and 85 2.8 ).
     
  13. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    For the same subject size you need to double the distance.

    85mm f/2.8 at 10ft.: 4.18in.
    45mm f/1.8 at 5ft.: 2.34in.

    As a rule, DOF is always the same for any FL if you correct for subject size and distance to subject. The 85mm only looks narrower because of the telephoto compression.
     
  14. New Daddy

    New Daddy Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 24, 2011
    You're right. I thought the question meant 85mm f/2.8 on FF vs. 45mm f/1.8 on m4/3.
     
  15. petegiu

    petegiu New to Mu-43

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    Mar 12, 2015
    Giuseppe Petenzi
    Hi,
    wich adapter do you use for the Nikon lenses?
    Giuseppe
     
  16. pharaviel

    pharaviel Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Reggio Emilia, Italy
    Daniele Frizzi
    A random one got on eBay. At the moment my girlfriend "stole" it and my 50mm 1.8E so I can't check :)