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01-17-2009, 12:19 PM   #406
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55 is what I use successfully, I thought that the next FL choice up from 55 was 65 anyway...

I believe the general rule of thumb for the shake reduction is either the correct FL or next closest below..

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Ok, thanks. Thats what I was doing too.

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First Samples

These aren't bad first samples to share. Still working with the lens overall to find its full potential. It isn't a Sony/Minolta 135mm STF but then again, nothing is (hehe). Compared to my 50mm Sony 1.4, I am really impressed. The build quality alone can charm you into choosing this lens over other worthy classmates.

So far my little conclusion (of many) is that if you want a dreamy look or an ultra sharp image from corner to corner (at f8) this lens will do it a bit better than other lenses in its class. The lack of soft corners and any distortion at f8 makes this lens really stand out to me. A worthy lens for a kit imo. More samples to follow.


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rush when choosing focal length for shake reduction ( when the focal length is not exactly the same ) it's always best to underestimate than overestimate

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yes that is what I was doing, I was just curious what others were doing is all Thank you
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I brought the Nokton to Cuba with me but only pulled it out of the camera bag once or twice. I'm just too protective of it, I guess. I think it worked well in both circumstances. I'm just not real pleased at the way the K10D makes a habit of exaggerating anything coloured bright red. I had to tone down the red flower a lot as it looked hideous. (It's not the lens, it's the camera sensor.)

Here's a couple shots; hand-held, of course.

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* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/60 second = 0.01667 second
* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 45/10 = F4.5
* Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
* ISO Speed Ratings = 800





2)
* Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 1/180 second = 0.00556 second
* Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 14/10 = F1.4
* Exposure Program = aperture priority (3)
* ISO Speed Ratings = 200

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Nice flower shot Mr Scott.

I posted this pic in the SLR film discussion section, but thought I'd put it here also as it is was taken with the Nokton, on a P3 film camera with Expired Ilford SFX200... F1.4 probably.

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Winter Sunset

Not a bad lens for landscape either in my opinion, sharpness in major abundance and the color is really nice as well. Here is a shot from today.



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A bit Dreamy

Use of the very large apertures gives a wonderfully dreamy images (as I have seen so many of on this thread already), thought I'd contribute one I took today as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
I'm just not real pleased at the way the K10D makes a habit of exaggerating anything coloured bright red. I had to tone down the red flower a lot as it looked hideous. (It's not the lens, it's the camera sensor.)

I noticed that as well Jeff, I just try and turn it into an advantage.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
Nice flower shot Mr Scott.

I posted this pic in the SLR film discussion section, but thought I'd put it here also as it is was taken with the Nokton, on a P3 film camera with Expired Ilford SFX200... F1.4 probably.

Thanks!

I like this pic. Gives me a real sense of being there. Has a nostalgic feel to it.
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I noticed that as well Jeff, I just try and turn it into an advantage.
I guess I haven't learned that trick. Does the sensor on the K20D do this as well? I know my *ist DS doesn't handle red well either.
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Where can i buy a Nokton...? Ebay...?
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Where can i buy a Nokton...? Ebay...?
Most Voigtlander dealers I suspect, such as cameraquest.com. I am not sure who in the Europe to suggest.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rush2112 Quote
Use of the very large apertures gives a wonderfully dreamy images (as I have seen so many of on this thread already), thought I'd contribute one I took today as well.

Carl


Nice one, moving into that area where the Nokton lends a painterly quality. I've found that around its plane of perfect focus, the Nokton adds a cushion of soft diffusion. The Nokton is still surprisingly sharp even at 1.4 though, just in a paper thin plane. Depending on if there is something in the subject that can pick up that razor of clarity to show that it exists is another story, but luckily it often doesn't matter if it shows, the creamy results speak for themselves.

Fwiw, I've found the Zeiss 85/1.4 shows the same capabilties and is very much a big brother to the Nokton. Much patience is required with these lenses if hitting that plane is essential.
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