Nikon D3 And The Old 85/1.4 Nikkor!

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    Some of the other images on that site taken with a F/2.8 zoom lens are
    equally impressive. I can't help but wonder at this common remark:
    "Boy, you must have a good camera" when looking at these pictures.

    If by some Herculean effort Nikon have finally managed to even come
    close to Canon DSLR body science, there will be a lot of people (me
    included) breathing a sigh of relief and handing over more than the
    cost of a new car to jump camps.

    I've been waiting for nearly a year for the long awaited Pentax 654
    digital replacement with no word of it's pending arrival. Pity because
    without it, my Pentax lenses are of little value compared to what they
    cost me. Probably buy Nikon and cash in on the lenses when Pentax do
    actually announce the camera.

    D_Mac, Sep 13, 2007
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    M-M Guest

    This lens and camera do indeed look exceptional, but this example is to
    my eye not the best representation. The out-of focus areas are much too

    I can see softening the area around the face, but just allowing the
    eyelashes to be in focus is a bit overkill.

    M-M, Sep 13, 2007
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    Paul Furman Guest

    Ha, yes, just the eyelashes on one eye and a little hair in the center
    of the frame does not show much but I do have this lens on order as of a
    few days ago. I'd be real curious to see some test shots from the new
    14-24/2.8 though I doubt it's in my budget, I'd like to see how it
    matches up to the 14/2.8 prime which is about the same price. If it
    matches up well, I'd expect the prime to be more affordable used.
    Paul Furman, Sep 13, 2007
  5. That new 24-70/2.8 is going to be one sweet lens. I got the 28-70/2.8 and I
    love it. Sadly the new 24-70 is a G lens and can't be used by Canon
    I must say that Canon finally got it right with the Mk III. I don't think
    you'll go wrong in either camp. What's killing Canon right now is the lack
    of good quality lenses under 200mm. If the D3 pans out to be a high ISO
    contender we will be set. Plus, the D3 is dirt cheap and underpriced for
    what you get.
    If you're starting out with Nikon it will be an easy choice with these two
    new lenses and the 70-200mm VR at your disposal.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
  6. Not really. The photographer could have opened the lens up a bit more, but
    he did good. Even Bret found he couldn't get this level of creamy bokeh
    right out of the camera with the 85/1.2/L II or in Photoshop. The old Nikor
    is unbeatable for optical performance; just ask most Canon shooters that
    have the 85/1.4L II.
    Not if this image is going to be used for a mascara ad.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
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    Cynicor Guest

    Cynicor, Sep 13, 2007
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    tomm42 Guest

    Net gloves on her hands, does screw up the composition, once you said
    that my eyes went right for the dirt.

    tomm42, Sep 13, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    I did? That's news to me.
    The Canon 85 f/1.2L II's bokeh is the creamiest!
    Annika1980, Sep 13, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    Yeah, right. You're more full of shit than a Thanksgiving turkey.

    Hey, instead of posting pics from the Nikon site how about posting
    some of your great shots with all those great Nikkor lenses?
    You can start with your fav, the 58mm Noct.
    Then maybe you'll finally get Noct up.
    Annika1980, Sep 13, 2007
  11. Hmm, maybe she's a proctologist? You don't have any black lint on your
    crack, do you?

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
  12. I kinda wish I still had the old Noct, but as you recall I sold it a while
    ago. I do miss it from time to time and almost wish that I didn't sell it,
    but $3,600 took away most of the separation anxiety.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
  13. It must be a Japanese thing. Who cares about composition when the old 85
    makes the best bokeh?

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 13, 2007
  14. ["Followup-To:" header set to]
    All Canon shooters. You asked them all. Personally. Right?

    Or is it because you are slowly sliding straight into
    the merciful arms of Kwanon, using Canon bodies, buying Canon
    lenses ... that you have to bolster your own wavering spirit?
    Oh, Yeah, see me tremble, see me roar!
    Looke thou here, ya olde doggie, here's thou master:

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 14, 2007
  15. ["Followup-To:" header set to]
    Asking "most" Canon shooters that have the 85 f/1.4L II ...
    let me all hear a resounding >>"Rita"'s wrong<<!

    Wolfgang Weisselberg, Sep 14, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    Why is the color off on the cat?
    You're not using a Nikkor lens are you? You really ought to check out
    Sigma. They don't put a yellow cast in whiskers!
    D_Mac, Sep 14, 2007
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    Annika1980 Guest

    If the Noct lens was truly "all that" you would have never sold it.
    The only lens I've ever bought and later sold was a cheapo 500mm
    mirror lens. That's because I make sure the lens is great before I
    buy it.
    I buy them to use them, not to sell them.
    Annika1980, Sep 14, 2007
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    D_Mac Guest

    That's a pity Bret. You could afford some really expensive gear if you
    worked out how to trade in lenses.
    D_Mac, Sep 14, 2007
  20. You would have had more enjoyment wiping your ass with that $20 bill and
    flushing it instead of buying into a losing proposition.
    The difference is I don't get emotionally attached to my equipment. I buy
    low and use the hell out of it while knowing someone will buy it for a much
    higher price than I bought it. And the cycle starts all over again. Plus,
    you got that added benefit of knowing Nikon glass will appreciate in value
    over time, unlike Canon L lenses.

    Rita Ä Berkowitz, Sep 14, 2007
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