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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This lens is superb.

I can't post the images right now but click through to my blog

http://www.parabellumfoto.com/roughened-silver-orb-spider-catching-breakfast/

That's macro but I just had the lens on my camera. No extension tube needed!

From memory I cropped the image a little. Otherwise it's straight out of the camera!

Shocked


PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote




No extension tubes used. This shoot took a lot of time to make but when focus was correctly made it resolved the image exceptionally.

One sharp lens!
Shocked


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about two metres away from this Rainbow Lorikeet.

It was eating the nectar off the Bottlebrush.




From memory shot at f5.6.

This lens is very versatile.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victor Nguyen wrote:
I have 2 nikkor lenses: the 24mm and 55mm macro and both of them are just so sharp. Wish that they didn't turn the wrong way though.

The bayonet mount or the focussing? Nikon focussing direction is the same as Pentax - for me it's my Minolta lenses that
focus the "wrong" way. Nikon's bayonet mount seems very strange, though! Razz


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
I was about two metres away from this Rainbow Lorikeet.

It was eating the nectar off the Bottlebrush.




From memory shot at f5.6.

This lens is very versatile.


I can see that this lens is a favourite of yours.
Very nice lens too.
Cheers
OH


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought the nikkor 50mm f 1.2 is suppose to be the sharpest at f2? It's going to be my next lens and I'm supa excited. Very Happy


PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand wrote:


I can see that this lens is a favourite of yours.
Very nice lens too.
Cheers
OH


Thanks OH,

I have been sick so I haven't been doing much. Something inside me said 'get up and go and take pictures.' I don't know why but I did and a come across a wild Lorikeet that's almost at eye level. Most of the time these parrots fly away when you get too close. This one and two of his buddies in another tree were showing off to me. I don't know why.

Yes it's the one lens that has been glued to my camera since I got it but that's changing as I get more decent lenses. This one is still hard to beat. I reckon it's a very overlooked lens because of the faster 50mm lenses available. I have done some research and this is one of Nikon's very first lens designs.

I'm definitely going to buy a second copy that's in better condition than my current copy but for now my worn out copy does the job (excellently).


PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a native Australian bee. It's about half the size of the European bee.




PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interestingly, of all the old cheap 50mm nikkor f1.8(2.0) AIS what is the most artistic ? I found almost no information. According to the table (http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/lenses.html) there were many different versions. Like as early 50/2 planar praise and "elongated" (not pancakes) AIS version. Who can say anything ?


PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sergun wrote:
Who can say anything ?


Check out Marco Cavina.


PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

parabellumfoto wrote:
Oldhand wrote:


I can see that this lens is a favourite of yours.
Very nice lens too.
Cheers
OH


Thanks OH,

I have been sick so I haven't been doing much. Something inside me said 'get up and go and take pictures.' I don't know why but I did and a come across a wild Lorikeet that's almost at eye level. Most of the time these parrots fly away when you get too close. This one and two of his buddies in another tree were showing off to me. I don't know why.

Yes it's the one lens that has been glued to my camera since I got it but that's changing as I get more decent lenses. This one is still hard to beat. I reckon it's a very overlooked lens because of the faster 50mm lenses available. I have done some research and this is one of Nikon's very first lens designs.

I'm definitely going to buy a second copy that's in better condition than my current copy but for now my worn out copy does the job (excellently).



This is an outstanding lens and the marketplace has started to discover it. Prices for Nikkor 2/50's are about the same as Nikkor 1.4/50's at the moment, and for good reason.
A classic for sure
Tom


PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The title of this thread is incorrect. There's no AI-S version of Nikkor 50mm ƒ/2, only 4 versions in Nikon F mount:

* pre-AI H
* pre-AI H.C
* pre-AI K
* AI

Two Samples:


AI version, DSC_5373 by Brian Zhou, on Flickr


H.C version on helicoid adapter, _DSC4864 by Brian Zhou, on Flickr


PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eno789 wrote:
There's no AI-S version of Nikkor 50mm ƒ/2, only 4 versions in Nikon F mount:

That's right but I'm not asking only about version 2.0 but also about its follower 1.8, which as written is the best possible.


PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the version (pre-AI K).
samples A7R
1, 4 - wide open
2,5,7 - F2.8
6 - F4
3 - pano f5.6