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First Night...Nikon Noct

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by stealthman_1, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. This could be fun...:biggrin: Playin' around with the new toy.
    D3, Nikon Noct 58 f1.2 @ f1.2, 1/1000 @ ISO400, -1EV. POF is the edge of the Patron bottle.


    Amazing how sharp this thing is at f1.4.

    Camera Porn...
    D3, 85 f1.4 @ f1.4, 1/80 @ ISO400, -2EV
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  2. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Tim: Way to go in getting the Noct. :biggrin. Enought with this test business. Get out there and capture some Near dark capture's. Can you post some candids in dark room/. Street capture with bright lights in back ground. And people capture's wide open at the closest focusing distance. The Nikkor 58 1.2 is next on my list.
  3. congrats on the lens...
    where did you find one, if i can ask?

    i can't wait to see many more pictures

    good luck
  4. I bought it....uggghh...on fleabay. It's about a mid-production AIS lens with a pin point nick on the barrel. I paid in the mid-lower end of the going rate and was the only bidder. It's still danged expensive, but I'm pretty sure the Noct is probably way down on the list of primes to upgrade so why not? I can sell it in a minute for what I paid.
    By far my largest risk on the bay and so far I'm quite happy, my seller was great to deal with.
    Hopefully this weekend I can get out with it in the evening. Maybe go down to the State Fair on Saturday or Sunday night.
  5. Phillip Ino

    Phillip Ino

    Nov 26, 2007
    Congrats on the acquisition! That 2nd image is dreamy :biggrin:
  6. Well, portraits at minimum focus distance might be a bit much...it focuses to 17 inches or so...:biggrin:
    Some candids in the office today, all at f1.2

    NIKON D3    ---    58mm    f/1.2    1/200s    ISO 560

    NIKON D3    ---    58mm    f/1.2    1/160s    ISO 560

    NIKON D3    ---    58mm    f/1.2    1/125s    ISO 560


    Still didn't hit the focus dead on...lit by a MBP.
    NIKON D3    ---    58mm    f/1.4    1/20s    ISO 800
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  7. Hey Stealthman
    Great Pics. Are the Nocs easy to find? i may buy one.
  8. PeteZ28


    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    Easy to find? Yes. Easy to buy? Eh, not really!
  9. cotdt


    Jul 14, 2007
    Bay Area, USA
    that cat shot is incredible
  10. Dawgneck


    Apr 25, 2007
    So Cal
    Nice, kitty!

    I love that shot.

    I hope s/he didn't get into the Patron.
  11. Thanks...checking the EXIF, my cats at f1.4...:rolleyes:  I think I did hit the focus, the shutter speed was 1/20th, probably a touch of shake.
  12. Nikkor AIS

    Nikkor AIS

    Jun 5, 2008
    Tim: Great shots. It's hard to tell but I bet that room where you work is really dark. I perfect situation to test the Noct in. Love the black cat, I want to see more. Have you had a chance to shoot at night outside. Thanks for showing us some samples. By the way do yoiu use a hood when you shoot. If so what one?

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