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Anne, available light

Discussion in 'People' started by Frits, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. This week I received my Ai-S 85mm f/1.4 lens. I only have taken a few quick shots with it, but I like what I see - very much!

    This is a a snapshot of my better half with the lens wide open. Needless to say that manual focusing like this needs to be very precise.

    D2x, Nikkor Ai-S 85mm f/1.4 (available light, wide open)
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    50mm    f/1.4    1/60s    ISO 100
     
  2. Logan

    Logan Guest

    wonderful shot Frits! did you get rid of your AF 85?
     
  3. Nice golden light Frits. I dont know that yoour focusing was that bad, I think it's more the shallow DOF. The eyebrows and lashes look good to me.
     
  4. Thanks Logan!
    After checking out the 2 versions of the 85 / 1.4, I figured that the manual focus version's quality was very close to the legendary AF version. I liked the AF version a lot, it is one of Nikon's finest, but my appreciation for Ai(S) lenses won :smile:.
    So, I let the AF version go and got an Ai-S version that is in pristine condition. I have not tried it beyond a few snapshots yet, but I like very much what I see.
    I am anxious do get to know it better.
     
  5. frede

    frede

    Dec 9, 2006
    Princeton, NJ
    Very beautiful Frits. I have decided to sell/trade my 85 f1.4 and I have mixed emotions about it.
     
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