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01-08-2009, 04:16 PM   #391
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QuoteOriginally posted by nostatic Quote
Slapped the lens on today and took a few quick snaps. I have to say that I've been spoiled by AF and this thing has a looooong throw. Of course that make MF all the better, but with my shooting style it is a challenge. The thing is brutally sharp though - imho outperforming my 43/1.9 in that regard (shooting at about 2.8). Just due to the fact that I often do a lot of "hip shooting", this one will likely see more limited use, but it appears to be a keeper. For times when I have both hands free it'll rock.

A few snaps, nothing earth shattering, just messing around to get a feel for the look.






It appears to be an instrument for artists. That the kinda camera crack I slap my arm for.

Good initial samples, cant wait for more.

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I offered both my V. 58mm and Zeiss 25mm to Klaus for testing, but he politely declined as I'm not located in the European union for postage .
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
I offered both my V. 58mm and Zeiss 25mm to Klaus for testing, but he politely declined as I'm not located in the European union for postage .
was very kind of you to offer to part with the lovelies. Theorhetically he's reviewed them anyways. Not many lenses are reviewed on multiple mounts. 58 rocked out, 25 got knocked out (Nikon). I do think the 25 has to be appreciated for what it does really well to know why its a great lens, though. When I realized how funky the close focus was in the store I immediately brought it home, then spent months waiting for a copy that could focus to infinity, lol.

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A few more with the 58, shot just after sunset. This is very fast glass...had to drop the exposure comp down to keep it from looking like daylight. I love the way it handles colors...















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Came to post todays Nokton uploads and noticed your vote of confidence, thanks Jay

All shots at f1.4

My brand new neice, Alyssa Morgan, born Jan 8/09


Some wintery details

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Sigh. Such beautiful photos. I'm gonna miss my Nokton.
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Kelly. Stunning shots as usual. The Nokton bokeh are really pleasant. Given my recent use of Topcor (borrowed from Voe), Nokton is softer and more dreamy comparing to the crispy rendering of Topcor.
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ooooh I can't wait to get mine, this is torture

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Tomorrow finally I get it. Right before the 3 day weekend. Giving Adorama credit for doing such a great job making sure I'll have it in time.

Ill have plenty of time to get to know it my first time out.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rush2112 Quote
Tomorrow finally I get it. Right before the 3 day weekend. Giving Adorama credit for doing such a great job making sure I'll have it in time.

Ill have plenty of time to get to know it my first time out.

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I'm sure you'll have fun with it. Great build quality (except for the lens cap), and it is plenty fast. Seems the bokeh is a strength so if you're so inclined it should reward you. I'm no bokeh master though...
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Bokeh is a boon of mine. I've done work with the best lens for bokeh ever, the 135mm STF (Smooth Transition Lens...minolta/sony) so the Nokton will be compared to it naturally. If it even comes close I will be pleased, based on some of the images I've seen it does. The STF was the first MF lens I ever owned, and the build quality/image quality spoiled me. However it isn't a perfect lens, giving a f4.5 light transmission (T) rating for a f2.8 max aperture. That limited some shooting situations, but overall wasn't a major issue for me. I vowed to own it again one day when portraits become more of a priority for me again. Right now I want a lens that will double as a good landscape and portrait lens, and the Nokton fits that bill.

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a picture to celebrate?

f1.4 - not a lot to see in winter as far as bokeh is concerned though...
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Choosing focal length on K20/K10

Since the camera doesn't seem to have an option for 58mm, which are you all choosing? 65mm or 55mm?

Putting it through the paces today and I've reviewed a few images so far. I am comparing this to another lens I have that is very similar in max aperture and focal length.

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