Test shot with my new (used) Nikkor 28 f1.4 (edit)

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Steve S, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    This thing is going to be a welcomed addition to my camera bag when the light is low, and I don't want to use flash. Just small enough to be categorized as a "walking around lens". This was shot wide open @f1.4, just 45 min after sunrise, and believe me, it looked quite a bit darker to the naked eye, & in the viewfinder than this does. Processed my usual way in NC & PS, but on a non-calibrated LCD monitor, so if it's not "just so", I blame that! :twisted: .
    EDIT: Went over to my calibrated monitor & looked at it, and immediately realised I have to rework it, 'cause it looks pale, so what you now see is the new version.
    In-cam NR left on at Normal, but dialed down to "6" strength in NC from it's default 15.
    original.gif
    Nikon D2X
    Focal Length: 28mm
    Optimize Image:
    Color Mode: Mode III (sRGB)
    Long Exposure NR: Off
    High ISO NR: On (Normal)
    2005/08/18 06:39:52.1
    Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
    White Balance: Auto -1
    Tone Comp.: Normal
    Compressed RAW (12-bit)
    Metering Mode: Center-Weighted
    AF Mode: AF-S
    Hue Adjustment: +3°
    Image Size: Large (4288 x 2848)
    1/30 sec - F/1.4
    Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
    Saturation: Normal
    Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
    Sharpening: Medium high
    Lens: 28mm F/1.4 D
    Sensitivity: ISO 800
    Image Comment:
     
  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Looks like a welcome piece to add to your camera bag, Steve. It works quite well in very low light situations. Have fun with it.
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Frank, look at the edited version

    That 1st effort was downright embarrassing, and when I viewed it on my cal'd CRT, I knew I had to redo it! :oops:
     
  4. icetraxx

    icetraxx

    241
    May 7, 2005
    Louisiana
    Mine came in on monday and I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I'm hopeing that it will complement my 85mm 1.4.
    Larry
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very impressive Steve.
     
  6. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks Larry & Frank

    I'm heading out to the Arabian stables this morning, weather permitting, to shoot some of the newborn foles in action, and I'm going to bring the 28 1.4 along and see how it does inside the stables, where the lighting is awful.
     
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