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 Post subject: Micro-Nikkor 55mm f3.5
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:27 am 
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I am seriously impressed with this.
It got the best of Nikon's 70's coatings, and they were perfectly applied...

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Being a flat-field formula, it naturally excels at this sort of thing.

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Not too shabby on the bugs either.

Speaking of flowers :bigrin: ;) :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:13 pm 
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insects are far more interesting in the lens


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:12 am 
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Nikkor 55 f3.5 micro wide open at f3.5, 1/125 sec. ISO 200
Full lens extension.

There ya go.
Japanese lady bug in highly agitated mood.
Bringing the lens up sure got it excited.
Blur at bug's rear is her wing-shells flexing in reaction to perceived threat :P

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:51 am 
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the closeups really let you know what they present to those that might prey on them - my foot is not discriminatingly however


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 3:56 am 
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I am getting a little better with this lens.
Still a bit of a bear hand-held, but do-able...

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I do need to use it at slightly lower ISO.
This was at 400 to minimize the stiff breeze effects we've been getting lately.

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Bronze War One soldier of the 44th Royal Dragoons Infantry at the Vimy Ridge memorial in the park that bears the same Vimy Ridge name.

I've had a couple of opportunities to replace this with a more modern improved non-flat field optical formula version, but both suffered from fungus on the lens elements.
I'll keep going with this flat field older p.c. version.

As an all-purpose lens, not bad. It tends to flare a bit more than an every-day 50mm f2, but there's always a trade off.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:32 am 
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Теперь предлагаем бесплатную ежедневную маммографию!
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Great detail on the bug & leaf! SW

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2021 5:49 pm 
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As an all purpose "do everything" lens, not too bad.

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It doesn't have quite the depth of field of a 50mm f2 nikkor, but still entirely useable.
I have a similar image taken with the normal 50 that I'll show after the imgur site calms down a bit. Saturday afternoons tend to be busy band-width wise...

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Contrast and definition are very good for a lens of this type.

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I manipulated this one a bit in post. Lens fringes a bit on brilliant reds, which can over-take a scene. Fortunately enough, it doesn't occur at the macro settings the lens was primarily designed for. It tends to slight overexposure shooting towards the sun at the infinity mark. 1/160 sec f8, ISO 125.

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I like these wrought-iron lamp posts with the globe fixtures.

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It tends towards very slight chromatic aberrations in high key/high contrast scenes.
This was taken at the infinity mark. I think it's pushing the abilities of the lens a bit here. Apparently, the AI/s variant of this handles these situations a lot better. Tiny bit of flare just in front of Riel's feet. It needs a hood just as much as a normal 50mm does in cross-lighting.

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