Don't put yourself down these are excellent shot form a fine lens Rune.
Very nice shot Marcus. I have this wonderful old lens myself. It's not easy to shoot handheld at 1.2 Is it?I posted this also in the Nikkor MF thread, but I think after nearly a year it's time to dust off this thread. I recently acquired this beautiful lens and so far I'm really enjoying its rendering. One simple shot of a bunch of tulips in front of a window frame, wide open:
Tulips by Markus, on Flickr
Yes I agree with everything you have said above. I only use it on my D3 and them mostly on a tripod. Just call myself a liar! Here is a pano taken handheld with this lens and on the D300. I think that I may have posted it before I'm not sure but here it is anyway.Thanks Mike! No,really not. I took a close-up portrait of my girlfriend I really like, but the eyelashes are tack sharp while the irises are already OOF.
Still, focusing these MF Nikkors works surprisingly well, it least on a FX body. I like the smoothness of the focusing ring movement. It slows the process of taking a photo down, which is very nice. Also, with portraits, shooting manually focused changed my view towards sharpness-it can still be a nice portrait although it's not perfectly in focus, as long as it e.g. tells a story about the person. Hope that makes sense.
Well i will answer my own question i didn't post this shot here before now. So I feel a little bit happier now?Yes I agree with everything you have said above. I only use it on my D3 and them mostly on a tripod. Just call myself a liar! Here is a pano taken handheld with this lens and on the D300. I think that I may have posted it before I'm not sure but here it is anyway.
Johnnie Fox's Pub-Web shot. by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
5-STAR stuff Mike: breathtaking scenes, rendering & post processing. I think it is the best work I've seen you do yet==that's saying something too. Can you comment on the process which brought you to these final images--please? jtGood morning Markus. Here are some more shot taken in that little fishing village called Kilmore quay in wexford.
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_POR8361untitled-shoot150106-Edit by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
_POR8359untitled-shoot150106-Edit by Mike Skerritt, on Flickr
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Now you have me blushing Jt. I reily cant remember fully how I processed them but I will try. I use LR and PS allot I also have the Niks collection but I don't use it very much as I think that the other program will do everything I need but it may take longer to get there. Looking at the images I did add grain and a positive vignette ie white. It also looks like I added a warming filter. I reily cant remember if I did this in LR or PS. I am sorry but I cannot give you a step by step process now but maybe I will revisit them and reprocess one of them and it so I might remember more of the original process. If so I will post eich step here.5-STAR stuff Mike: breathtaking scenes, rendering & post processing. I think it is the best work I've seen you do yet==that's saying something too. Can you comment on the process which brought you to these final images--please? jt
Interesting discussion of the psychology of using a lens--I agree, one must believe in something before it can bear fruit, a lens is no different. Your discussion of the lens is touching actually--great to see an artists who truly appreciates his tools.I might add to the above that the lens is a classic one and one that I had wanted for some time. I am very happy with it and it is one super lens. I feel when using it that I must try hard to get the best image that I can as the lens deserves on less. It is nice to handle a manual lens of this caliber and know that if you don't get the shot that you are after it's your fault you cant blame the af ha ha. I like when using these lenses to process them as if the photo is of times gone by. A step back in time. and that is what I was after in the above images.