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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2019, 09:33:31 am »

The relationship btwn amazing bokeh and sharpness clearly sets the Noct in a class of its own, but even with f5.6 image is impressive I find.

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« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2019, 01:20:55 pm »

Here is another test, this time with a three-dimensional statue, in the case the great Mahasiddha Tilopa of the Mahamudra lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. This is a stacked image, but only of a few layers, highlighting specific parts of the statue, leaving the rest to be bokeh of one kind of another.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2019, 01:07:13 am »

Michael,

Just WOW!

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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2019, 01:46:38 am »

That is amazing. And in the lineage that I follow. Love it.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 04:42:10 am »

The images are spectacular, you have just shown what that lens was made for

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2019, 10:21:11 am »

What's the normal f stop used when you focus stack?

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2019, 10:52:49 am »

What's the normal f stop used when you focus stack?

If I want background bokeh, I use the widest aperture (provided it is sharp) and stack with that.

in this case I just shot a few images focused on key parts of the image.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2019, 12:10:46 pm »

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2019, 12:24:49 pm »

If I want background bokeh, I use the widest aperture (provided it is sharp) and stack with that.

in this case I just shot a few images focused on key parts of the image.

I think this one will benefit from further adjustment, the legs and the base are unnaturally in and out of blur.

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2019, 07:14:52 pm »

there is a comparison test here:

https://www.cameralabs.com/nikon-z-58mm-f0-95-noct-review/

Splendid!

It took about 5 years, but the Otus 55mm f1.4 has been dethroned!

Whatís pretty remarkable also is how close to the Otus the 50mm f1.8 S also is. I personally decided to get rid of the Otus when I noticed this.

Nikon has confirmed in the best possible way their remarkable abilities as a lens designet/manufacturer!

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2019, 07:35:14 pm »

Splendid!

It took about 5 years, but the Otus 55mm f1.4 has been dethroned!

Whatís pretty remarkable also is how close to the Otus the 50mm f1.8 S also is. I personally decided to get rid of the Otus when I noticed this.

Nikon has confirmed in the best possible way their remarkable abilities as a lens designet/manufacturer!

Cheers,
Bernard



I am keeping my Otus 55mm, but I have a my Otus 85mm on Ebay now (a mint copy), which I seldom use because I am a close-up photography. My Ebay name is "Allmusic."

Here is just a fun shot with the NOCT95, for those interested.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2019, 09:38:03 am »

Let me know if you are tired of these. Here is another image of a rupa from Nepal, this one of the Mahasiddha Naropa. From the NOCT95 wide open, stacked.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2019, 10:37:23 am »

Will Marpa be next?
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2019, 11:09:56 am »

Will Marpa be next?


We could. Have run a meditation center here in Michigan since the 1980s. Some details:

http://spiritgrooves.net/e-Books.aspx#Dharma

Here is one of Marpa, shot years ago with the Voigtlander 90mm Macro...and a drawing done at our center as well in pen and ink.

I will work on one with the NOCT95 as I have time.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #34 on: November 12, 2019, 11:34:18 am »

Thanks for the link. Lot of interesting material there. Bookmarked. Iím a trustee at a local centre. Might be moving there permanently.

I really couldnít see a use for that lens, and still donít for myself, but I understand a bit better now.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #35 on: November 12, 2019, 08:16:36 pm »

Let me know if you are tired of these. Here is another image of a rupa from Nepal, this one of the Mahasiddha Naropa. From the NOCT95 wide open, stacked.

Your work is so interesting. The control ó the way you sculpt sharpness is fascinating.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2019, 08:24:04 pm »

Your work is so interesting. The control ó the way you sculpt sharpness is fascinating.

I will post another statue and then move on to other subjects. This is a rupa (statue) of the Mahasiddha Saraha. Wide open, stacked.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2019, 09:33:22 pm »

Back to flowers, please ;)

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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2019, 09:35:02 pm »

Back to flowers, please ;)

Its winter here, so flowers are hard to come by. LOL. You can see the snow on the ground outside the window of my little studio. A shot with the NOCT95.

I am pretty much done here anyway for now.
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Re: The Nikon S NOCT f/0.95
« Reply #39 on: November 13, 2019, 12:33:37 pm »

the flower in the window is spectacular.  Good to see someone making great images with this lens.
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