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85mm f1.8 "K" Nikkor on D-200
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 10, 2021 8:34 am    Post subject: 85mm f1.8 "K" Nikkor on D-200 Reply with quote

Both were taken with the on-board flash at waning sunset.
This is a difficult lens to use for close up work.
It's a tiny shade on the soft side as well.
I may get away with stopping down a bit more I think.
Incidentally, the focus confirmation icon seems to work with this a bit- especially when the flash is in use.

I can't get this 2nd image to upload in the upright position.
The forum insists on laying it on it's side Razz


PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2021 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a couple of more with the old 85.

ISO 400, 1/60 sec at f1.8.

Working at sunset like this does have it's speed challenges.
I think I'll go back to the flower shots with the 55 micro or wider.
The 85 is a bit long for DX format, and critical focus hand-held that close in is difficult to master.

ISO 400, 1/160 sec at f2.

French explorer LaVerandreye immortalized in bronze at Tache Park in Winnipeg.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2022 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some corner crops from full frame:

At infinity at f1.8.

At infinity at f5.6


Crop showing purple fringing in strong back-lighting at f1.8

Same backlighting with different composition at f5.6...
Uncropped, re-size only.

I really need to be using a tripod for these funny little tests.
As usual, hand-held with the resulting composition differences.


PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2022 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks pretty good stopped down, but disappointing at 1.8.