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Nikkor 500mm F/4 AI-P ED IF
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:58 am    Post subject: Nikkor 500mm F/4 AI-P ED IF Reply with quote

My new/old AI-P 500/4 ED IF lens arrived today and I made some wide open test shots, no tripod but I rested it on fence posts.


Sipping by unoh7, on Flickr


The Light by unoh7, on Flickr


Mini at 500mm by unoh7, on Flickr


500 Bokeh by unoh7, on Flickr

It's a gorgeous thing. Even the case is impressive LOL

We will see if I can learn to use it Smile


PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks real nice!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice lens indeed. Unfortunately not really travel friendly or pocket-able.
The problem with such monsters is (from my own experience) that the stay mostly at home for that reason and indoor shooting is not really recommended with such lenses. Wink

However, looking forward to more pictures from this lens. Looks to be really capable to deliver excellent pictures.

Obviously I am already too old or at least too lazy to carry such things. Even my huge and heavy 300mm lens stays mostly at home. That's why I prefer the mirror ones which are certainly not as good and more complicated to use.
But better a compromise than nothing.... Wink


PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TY guys Smile

I've always dreamed of something really good way out and long. Never been happy, but these two nikkors have won me over

Baaaa by unoh7, on Flickr

You think your 50/.95 has a tiny DOF?


Shorn again by unoh7, on Flickr



Letters from home by unoh7, on Flickr

One ear by unoh7, on Flickr

They hear the sony shutter at 50 yards, I kid you not. LOL


PostPosted: Fri Oct 09, 2015 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good lens indeed, I'd say. What impresses me most is the lack of CA.

Have you done anything to boost the contrast? If not, then that's also impressive.


PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2015 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is one with the default adobe camera calibration and sliders untouched:

DSC03126-2 by unoh7, on Flickr

Contrast-wise it's meant to be well....the best MF 500 ever LOL I don't know, I'm just learning it, but always with distance you loose contrast, and sharp light will act like a LR slider. I might not want much more contrast. Then you have to raise the shadows and with the sony files you get noise in LR with that move.

It's very tricky to use because the DOF is really thin

But I love the overall character, very sweet and often both the 300/2.8 EDIF and this one make very nice bokeh.


Somebunny loves leaves by unoh7, on Flickr

On the street:

Stroller by unoh7, on Flickr


Autumn GMC truck by unoh7, on Flickr

These all shooting out my car window resting the lens on the edge of the glass, motor off, and radio mute.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

500/4 P on new 2017 Kolari ultra-thin filter A7 (.2mm IR cut)


Dreamy Eyed by unoh7, on Flickr

Overcast conditions


PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

uhoh7 the last one with the deer is very nice
what the filter does please ?


PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very impressive, all the pictures are excellent. It's obviously a very good lens, and you're getting the best out of it. Like 1 small


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That to me is a dream of a Lens! To be able to get up close and personal like that,and with such quality is something to envy.
I can see you are going to have fun with that one. Although a few trips to the gym might help!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thebbm wrote:
what the filter does please ?


https://kolarivision.com/product/sony-a7-series-thin-filter-legacy-lens-upgrade/


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 great photos and lens itself!