• oh my. a speck of dust.
  • You can see where the depth of field begins and ends here. - NVS_Inc

30 Years Old and Sharp as Hell

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the lens, not the spirits

Better with B l a c k M a g i c

(in a bit of a rush today after spending last night in CT, with 400 miles on car and body - I want to post one picture a day!)

This is a photo taken with the 30 year old 50mm F1.8 I acquired last weekend (shot at f4 here). Not only is the build quality wonderful, but the sharpness is exquisite. At f1.8 it is only slightly less sharp (the grain of the paper label is less pronounced). The 28mm E series lens I obtained with the same set of lenses cannot compare in terms of sharpness, unfortunately.

I do suggest looking at the original resolution:

Hopewell Township, New Jersey, USA

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50mm f1.8 Nikkor Manual Focus, non-CPU
50 mm, f/4.0

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  1. nosha 77 months ago | reply

    for info on the lenses see:

  2. NVS_Inc 77 months ago | reply

    You can see where the depth of field begins and ends here by viewing the picture large and observing the counter top. I can just imagine what f1.8 looks like with this bad-boy. I have a 50mm 1.4 and from a few feet away I can focus on your nose and begin to blur at your eyes, depending of course on the size of your nose ;-)

  3. Diego Rondón Ichikawa 77 months ago | reply

    Excellent, nothing beats good depth of field on film.
    I have a 50mm 1.8 for my DSLR, but I've been meaning to get one for my Nikon 35mm. I always used a generic lens with a lowest app of like f-4, a f/1.4 would to die for!

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  4. shetha 77 months ago | reply

    this is not Pivo. I thought it was at first. Does look quite tasty though!!! I think it's hella sharp... nice work! Getting the exposure right really helps with that, too though so nice work :-)

  5. Bob Small photography. 77 months ago | reply

    That's great, a fine old piece of glass!

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  6. onedayalive 68 months ago | reply

    Hey, i guess you like it. But you really need to get the 50mm f 1.4 - such a better lens!!
    85mm f 1.8 AIS is nice thing of beauty also. My step father has that, [not for long!] as he shots canon digital now.

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