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Hi All. This shot was taken with the Nikkor 55mm F1.2 manual lens. Please comment and post your examples hers.

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Mike.




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Great picture. The bokeh in this shot is unpleasant. Subjective statement of course.

Was this picture taken with the lens wide open?


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Hi Shad.
(Shocked) I find the bokem to be dreamy and yes it is wide open. But I asked for opinions keep the rolling in.

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I'd describe the bokeh as "textured" rather than smooth, certainly gives the lens a different signature from the Noct. It can excellent results but you need to take some care choosing the background otherwise you get rather harsh effects.
 
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I actually like it. has a nice different look to it. but you picked a very difficult background with lots of contrast and points of light.
 
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I thank you rvink for your input and I do take that on board.This shot was taken looking into the trees with the sun in the background.

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Thanks LS.I very seldom make thing easy on myself.

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you never win with dappled light through trees....
Dappled light through trees is usually not too bad. Lenses with so-called harsh bokeh can render them in a "painterly" fashion (rather than a smooth blended effect) which can look very good.

The worst is where there are bright thin branches, wires or lines in the background. This will give double double-line effects in the background, like the picture is crawling with worms :eek:
 

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Ok Mike, you asked for it...

About this picture: I wouldn't change a thing. I like it exactly the way it is, but of course my taste is a very subjective thing. As far as I can see, you used that lens and the bokeh it creates _in this shot_ very well. But seeing that the bokeh is not as smoot as some Irish whisky I used to drink, it may give unpleasant effects in other shots. Only one way to find out of course.
 
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Always a gentleman Rob. Smoother than Scottish whisky.I shall run trough my photos and pick out a couple as the weather hear is very Stormie with rain at the moment.

Cheers and thank you for your impute.

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I like it...show us some more :)...we get lots of photos from 50 F1.2, some from the 58 F1.2 but not many from the 55mm....
 
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Hi Sandro. Thats my point, I am looking for people to post there examples of pictures taken withe this lens. I original went looking for the 50mm F1.2 but found this 55 in like new condition and was very impressed.I will post more pics when I get home later on today.

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Hi All Here is another shot taken of yhe same subject and a different angle. D3 EXP 1/320sec ISO200 at 1.5

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Ta Bob. I have posted this in the lens lust section also. I am beginning to think that I have the only copy of this lens in existence??

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Ta Bob. I have posted this in the lens lust section also. I am beginning to think that I have the only copy of this lens in existence??

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Mike.
Ha! :D I have one too, Mike, and a lovely old thing it is. Mine is the Nikkor-S Auto from 1971/72 that has been converted to AI, so it is equally at home on my old Nikon F as on the D700.

Check your serial #, and go here to see when made.

I need to get out more with mine, but here are some samples at f/1.2 ...

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