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I know that the older glass is not the equal of modern optics, but I am really enjoying the shooting experience of vintage lenses on the Z. Previously, I have adapted Nikon AI and other manufacturers’ all-manual lenses to micro 4/3 with good results. Doing the same on the Z6 combines the best of everything, IMO: FF depth of field, IBIS, magnification and focus peaking, etc.
That's interesting, Andy. Do you mind telling us which lenses you have tried and which you like the most?
 
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That's interesting, Andy. Do you mind telling us which lenses you have tried and which you like the most?
Here’s a list of older lenses I’ve tried on the Z6:

Fifties:
Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 (after all these years, still my favorite macro lens for its sharpness and flat field)
Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (wonderful bokeh)
Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (wonderful bokeh in a different way)
Jupiter-8 50mm f/2 (not much experience with this one yet)

Portrait lenses:
Helios F-92 90mm f/2 (tricky to adapt, but wonderfully soft backgrounds and a nice warm glow to skintones
Meyer-Optik Orestor Gorlitz 100mm f/2.8 (surprisingly sharp)

Wide angle:
AI-Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 (meh)
W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 (fiddly aperture, but very enjoyable)
 
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Here’s a list of older lenses I’ve tried on the Z6:

Fifties:
Micro-Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 (after all these years, still my favorite macro lens for its sharpness and flat field)
Helios 44-2 58mm f/2 (wonderful bokeh)
Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (wonderful bokeh in a different way)
Jupiter-8 50mm f/2 (not much experience with this one yet)

Portrait lenses:
Helios F-92 90mm f/2 (tricky to adapt, but wonderfully soft backgrounds and a nice warm glow to skintones
Meyer-Optik Orestor Gorlitz 100mm f/2.8 (surprisingly sharp)

Wide angle:
AI-Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 (meh)
W-Nikkor 35mm f/2.5 (fiddly aperture, but very enjoyable)

Thanks for posting that. I don't have any of those lenses except a Nikon 24/2.8 AI-S (meh). I do have a micro-Nikkor 55/3.5 which is also one of my favorites.
 
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A few from the mud pit and other obstacles of a 5k run. I also used the D500, which took the bulk of the fast action, telephoto shots.
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A shot of my wife along the Thames river in London from a trip we took earlier this year. Z6 + 58mm f/1.4 G.

I'd love to try out the native 50/1.8 S, but the 58mm is just renders so dang good...

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Playing around with self portraits this evening. Z6, CV 50/3.5 Heliar, single LED flashlight with handmade snoot for lighting.
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Finally got out and took some pictures today. I had a total knee replacement at the end of May and have not been getting around very well. Now that I am doing better I plan on getting out a lot more.

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Yikes!! Those knee replacements are tough. My husband had two of them, so I have witnessed the recovery first hand. Nice shot to celebrate your return to mobility. Hope it just keeps getting better and better!!
 
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Using the 70-300 AF-P f4/5-5.6 at my granddaughter's softball game yesterday. That is her brother playing with the stick. I love this camera/lens combination. Small and relatively light for a longer zoom.

Yes, her hair is crazy....especially after taking off catcher's gear and a batting helmet.
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Luckily she made it on base with this not so great hit!!
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D750 is definitely going on the market.

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Some recent shots just playing and learning a little. The first three are with a single Neewer LED ring light, the last one is with dual Yongnuo LED strip lights.

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Those first two images are great. I love the focus fall-off, it looks like my 58/1.4 G!

How do you like the 50/1.8 S? I'm been thinking of picking one up next time they go on sale just so that I can have a native prime lens.
 
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A shot from an early morning in London during my vacation there in late June. I was treated to an absolutely gorgeous sunrise.

The image is taken from the Millenium Bridge at just before 6AM.

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Oxbow bend this morning.

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Colors along the Buffalo Fork.

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