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Dominique_R

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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #60 on: March 18, 2017, 09:58:10 AM »

All right ! I took the plunge and ordered one... Just a bit over 3,000 euros. Will receive it in a few days. To be used with a D810, mostly (well, I do have a Novoflex Nikon-to-Fuji adapter to use on my X-Pro 2...).  ;D
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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #61 on: March 18, 2017, 11:02:58 AM »

If the Novovflex works on the the 19mm, please post results.  The PC-E's all need electronic connections to camera so in the past they will will not work without a Nikon body from my experience unlike the Canon TS-E's.

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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #62 on: March 20, 2017, 03:51:35 PM »

Today I sold my D800E, my penultimate Nikon body. I still have my F2 from 1975.

I did keep my three PC-E tilt shift lenses (24/85/85) but before selling the D800E set each to f/5.6, where they shall remain, pending another Nikon digital body.

I still hope to try to use the PC-E's on my Fuji X T-2 but know full well, from lots of reading and question asking, that there is no way to control the aperture hence the choice to set them to f/5.6.
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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #63 on: March 21, 2017, 12:20:54 AM »

I did keep my three PC-E tilt shift lenses (24/85/85) but before selling the D800E set each to f/5.6, where they shall remain, pending another Nikon digital body.

Hum... I would have picked f9.... ;)

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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #64 on: March 21, 2017, 08:56:20 PM »

Hum... I would have picked f9.... ;)

Cheers,
Bernard

Agreed. What's worse is that rumor says Sony stops selling new sensors to Nikon, which means the D800E/D810 may get their life cycle extended.
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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #65 on: March 25, 2017, 12:16:39 PM »

Bernard and voidshatter, I would appreciate knowing why you suggested f/9 for the PC-E Nikons on my Fuji X T-2. I thought a lot about the difference between f/5.6 and f/8 and ended up choosing f/5.6 because most lenses are around their best about two stops down from wide open. The good news is that I have a number of friends with Nikon full frame bodies and while it would not be convenient to change the aperture often, it could be done.
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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #66 on: March 25, 2017, 12:54:37 PM »

Bernard and voidshatter, I would appreciate knowing why you suggested f/9 for the PC-E Nikons on my Fuji X T-2. I thought a lot about the difference between f/5.6 and f/8 and ended up choosing f/5.6 because most lenses are around their best about two stops down from wide open. The good news is that I have a number of friends with Nikon full frame bodies and while it would not be convenient to change the aperture often, it could be done.
Although not addressed to me i think i can answer; I too have owned all three lenses.

Now the Fuji is not full frame, so f5.6 is indeed the best for the central part, however shifted strongly the sides are best :
24mm PCE F10, and 45PCE and 85PCE F8.

cheers, PK
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Re: PC NIKKOR 19mm f/4E ED
« Reply #67 on: March 25, 2017, 02:45:29 PM »

Thanks kers, I pretty much use the PC-E's either "straight" as a macro lens, or often tilted. It's rare for me to shift them.

I'll consider changing them to f/8 the next time I get a chance.

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