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Martin Kristiansen

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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #280 on: October 19, 2019, 08:28:50 am »

I read that Nikon is selling a case for the F0,95 lens for $900. Pelican case type of thing. A lot of money for a case I think. Good luck to whoever can afford the lens and it’s case but personally I think it’s crazy.
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« Reply #281 on: October 19, 2019, 12:16:51 pm »

I read that Nikon is selling a case for the F0,95 lens for $900. Pelican case type of thing. A lot of money for a case I think. Good luck to whoever can afford the lens and it’s case but personally I think it’s crazy.

There are many things in this world that are way beyond my wallet: doesn't stop me wanting them.

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« Reply #282 on: October 19, 2019, 03:48:13 pm »

I read that Nikon is selling a case for the F0,95 lens for $900.
I think Nikon is offering a case for $900... whether they are selling any at that price is an open question

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« Reply #283 on: October 19, 2019, 09:16:58 pm »

I read that Nikon is selling a case for the F0,95 lens for $900. Pelican case type of thing. A lot of money for a case I think. Good luck to whoever can afford the lens and it’s case but personally I think it’s crazy.

In the US, the Pelican style case and the hood are included in with the price of the lens.
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« Reply #284 on: October 20, 2019, 02:52:11 am »

The 24mm f1.8 S should arrive tonight btw.

Considering how good the 2 zooms already are at 24mm, I expect an amazing performer.

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Bernard

First impression is wow. It reminds me the Otus 28mm f1.4.

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Bernard

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« Reply #285 on: October 20, 2019, 08:00:03 pm »

It'll be the 20mm that makes me spring for a Z7.  Meanwhile, I'll just slave away with my boat anchor D800 and my phone.
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« Reply #286 on: October 20, 2019, 09:32:49 pm »

First impression is wow. It reminds me the Otus 28mm f1.4.

Cheers,
Bernard
You’re making me thing even more that Nikon has made a great decision to offer good lenses at only moderate apertures, which can then work very well even wide open. After all, a lot (I’m not saying all) of the film-era need for “fast lenses” is what the nickname says: speed with the far more limited usable ISO speeds.

Today Stanley Kubrick could have shot that notorious candle-lit scene in “Barry Lyndon” with a perfectly standard off-the-shelf f/2 or slower lens, and it could have far lower aberrations etc.
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« Reply #287 on: October 20, 2019, 09:38:27 pm »

You’re making me thing even more that Nikon has made a great decision to offer good lenses at only moderate apertures, which can then work very well even wide open. After. A lot of the film era need for fast lenses is what the name says: speed with the far more limited usable ISO speeds.

Today Stanley Kubrick could have shot that notorious candle-lit scene in “Barry Lyndon” with a perfectly normal f/2 or slower lens, and it could have far lower aberrations etc.

Exactly. Especially for wide lenses.

There are obviously exceptions, but I feel that a key motivation for manufacturers for pushing f1.4 wide lenses is to justify higher prices.

For all that matters, a 24mm f1.8 is 99% as useful as a 24mm f1.4 and in the present case, I feel that i beats most, if not all, 24mm f1.4 out there.

In combination with the Z7, it is a mind boggling combo for super high quality hand held shooting.

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Bernard

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« Reply #288 on: October 21, 2019, 07:07:54 am »

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Today Stanley Kubrick could have shot that notorious candle-lit scene in “Barry Lyndon” with a perfectly standard off-the-shelf f/2 or slower lens, and it could have far lower aberrations etc.
I am sure Kubrick would have loved to have shot his candle-lit scenes with the 58mm f0.95
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« Reply #289 on: October 21, 2019, 08:23:24 am »

Exactly. Especially for wide lenses.

There are obviously exceptions, but I feel that a key motivation for manufacturers for pushing f1.4 wide lenses is to justify higher prices.

For all that matters, a 24mm f1.8 is 99% as useful as a 24mm f1.4 and in the present case, I feel that i beats most, if not all, 24mm f1.4 out there.

In combination with the Z7, it is a mind boggling combo for super high quality hand held shooting.

Cheers,
Bernard

The Sony 24 1.4 is superb and I believe is smaller than the 24 1.8 from Nkon. Love to see a side by side test. For me, 24mm is a focal length where I could use 1.4 quite often indoors or darker markets.
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« Reply #290 on: October 21, 2019, 08:29:06 am »

I also love the 24mm...
I use the Fmount 1.8 nikkor and like its flat field at f1.8. Looking forward to use the 24mm S soon.
f1.4 is even better you are right.
What i do not like is focus by wire... in some cases focus has to stay put no matter what.


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« Reply #291 on: October 21, 2019, 02:08:14 pm »

I am sure Kubrick would have loved to have shot his candle-lit scenes with the 58mm f0.95
Maybe, but not wide open. The only reason for the low aperture ratio was speed, using ASA100 film pushed to EI 200. Many cine-cameras have a base ISO speed of 800, so even at that optimal lowest EI, the scene would require a readily available T1.4.

Two people who would very much prefer 1.4 over 0.95 or 0.7 would be the cinematographer and the focus puller!
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« Reply #292 on: October 21, 2019, 03:36:18 pm »

Maybe, but not wide open. The only reason for the low aperture ratio was speed, using ASA100 film pushed to EI 200. Many cine-cameras have a base ISO speed of 800, so even at that optimal lowest EI, the scene would require a readily available T1.4.

Two people who would very much prefer 1.4 over 0.95 or 0.7 would be the cinematographer and the focus puller!

Well, the focus puller fo sure!  :)
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #293 on: October 31, 2019, 07:10:17 am »

Z7, 14-30 S @ 24.

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« Reply #294 on: November 14, 2019, 05:59:14 am »

There is a test of the new 24mm 1.8s lens here:

https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-24mm-f1-8-s-review/

It seems it is another very nice lens...
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Re: Z mount native lenses
« Reply #295 on: November 16, 2019, 01:32:45 am »






Nikon Z6 + 85mm f1.8 S

I just love the way this lens renders images. There is a purity of color and rightness to them that is absolutely lovely. I would venture to say best in class. ;)

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Bernard

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« Reply #296 on: November 16, 2019, 03:57:45 am »

Absolutely gorgeous Bernard!
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« Reply #297 on: November 16, 2019, 05:53:39 pm »

Absolutely gorgeous Bernard!

Thanks!

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Bernard

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« Reply #298 on: November 16, 2019, 08:31:39 pm »

Absolutely gorgeous Bernard!

Agreed. These new Nikon lenses really do shine.
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« Reply #299 on: November 17, 2019, 04:43:33 am »

Agreed. These new Nikon lenses really do shine.

Indeed, the 50 and 85 S lenses in particular are exceptional. Hell, I even love my 14-30 S.

14-30 S @ 18mm.
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