Ai-S 35mm f/1.4 - gotta love it

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I got this lens last winter. Frankly, after my first quick test shots I was (much!!) less then impressed (I had a thread on that in the Cafe at the time).
Then it slowly grew on me...
Today I consider it to be my favorite lens. It is very versatile and I use it in many circumstances.

It is impossible for me to compare today, but I believe that the dissatisfaction is related to my then body (a D1x - great in most every way, but maybe not a good fit for this lens, dunno...). Also, my copy has a bit of an issue (many tiny bubble like spots inside near the circumference of the front element). Maybe it affects the image at times - again I don't know and frankly, I don't care about it any more.
Now I just enjoy this beautiful piece of glass whenever I pick it up, which is very often!

Here just fooling around with it wide open.

D2x, Nikkor Ai-S 35mm f/1.4 (wide open, available light)
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Nuteshack

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wow...what's not to like about that? ...SAWeeeeeeeeeeeet!
 
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Hat's off to you!

I'm taking my similar lens out tomorrow to find flowers and cats. I"d forgotten about this great lens.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Great pic Frits, the cat is feeling at ease I wish I could gently pet her/him around her/him ears.
I love cats.
 
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Frits, I knew the lens was good. It was a question of time until you'd "understand" it :Wink:

I'm always glad to see you putting it to great use!

What about teh 24 f2?
 
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Lovely Frits - really gets the best from that fine lens. I also agree with NB23 - take a look at the 24/2 if you do not already have it. I have also recently tried the 85/2 and find it amazingly close to the 1.4 in its treatment of skin and OOF areas
 

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