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Nikkor-S.C 55/1.2 in profile. 0916

For the last few months, I've been borrowing this 38-year-old glass from a co-worker. It's a Nikon Nikkor-S.C 55mm f/1.2 (pre-AI) lens build around January 1974. It's not the sharpest lens in my bag by a long shot, but it's been fun to play with.


I finally got around to putting my opinions into words for the latest instalment of my "Old Glass" series on the Prairie Rim Images blog. Read all about it here:


This photo was lit with my new Alien Bee B800 (about 1/2 power) in a 32" umbrella a little behind the lens to camera right, triggered with a Cactus V5. A white foam reflector was held above the lens to create the faint rim reflections along the top surfaces.


This was shot through my old, manual Tamron 90/2.5 (52B) macro at about f/11.


This was also the first time I'd used my black velvet backdrop that I got for Christmas. I love how it eats light!

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Taken on April 29, 2012