Back to the future: 35/2D & 84/1.4D

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Uncle Frank
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Back to the future: 35/2D & 84/1.4D
Apr 8, 2012

I shot DX for 5 years, and my favorite lens combo was the 35/2 and 85/1.4. But when I moved to a d700, neither of them pleased my eye. I sold the 35/2 and bought a lovely little Voigtlander 40/2, and then, after a couple years of neglect, I rediscovered the beauty of the Cream Machine. Now, even though I love the renderings of the 40/2, I find my aging eyes need the assistance of autofocus, so I've purchased a gently used copy of the 35/2d. I shot with the 35 + 85 combo yesterday. These D lenses draw with similar vintage brushes, and imho make a fine duo for people pics.

d700 + 35/2D @ f/2.2

d700 + 85/1.4D @ f/2

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