Samples: 35mm f/1.4 AI-S on D7000

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XLTimbo
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Samples: 35mm f/1.4 AI-S on D7000
Apr 6, 2012

I have really been enjoying this lens since I got it a few months ago. It gives a different look from my 35mm f/1.8 DX. It's a softer, more dreamy look, but that's not to say it's not sharp. It's just "different".

Anyway, just thought I'd share. Please add your input if you wish.

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In reply to XLTimbo, Apr 7, 2012

Yes!! There are times when the saturated, contrasty, razor sharp modern look is the way to go. But...for all of the other times I love how the "old" lenses render the images in the most beautiful way. With the D7000 you should be able to explore a whole world of "old" lenses. While I am sure it is a minority opinion here...I personally generally prefer the images from the older and older design lenses.

Enjoy!

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schaf wrote:

Yes!! There are times when the saturated, contrasty, razor sharp modern look is the way to go. But...for all of the other times I love how the "old" lenses render the images in the most beautiful way. With the D7000 you should be able to explore a whole world of "old" lenses. While I am sure it is a minority opinion here...I personally generally prefer the images from the older and older design lenses.

Enjoy!

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In reply to asiostygius, Apr 7, 2012

Yes!! There are times when the saturated, contrasty, razor sharp modern look is the way to go. But...for all of the other times I love how the "old" lenses render the images in the most beautiful way. With the D7000 you should be able to explore a whole world of "old" lenses. While I am sure it is a minority opinion here...I personally generally prefer the images from the older and older design lenses.

Enjoy!

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In reply to XLTimbo, Apr 8, 2012

Really nice, sharp images.
I think your flowers are underexposed however.
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In reply to exifnotfound, Apr 8, 2012

Thanks Steve,

You are the second person who has made the same comment about that flower shot now. It was taken on a misty, rainy day that wasn't very bright out. Knowing that myself, it looks as it did that day. For everyone else I guess it must look a bit dark.

Also, my laptop may "look" brighter than what others are seeing on their monitors, so this is good feedback.

exifnotfound wrote:

Really nice, sharp images.
I think your flowers are underexposed however.
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In reply to XLTimbo, Apr 8, 2012

Sorry, I didn't read through the entire thread, just saw the shots and wanted to comment on their niceness.

I'm often impressed when looking at AI-s lens samples, they seem to have a real organic quality similar to Zeiss lenses.
Personally the 28 AI-s is one lens I'd love to try.

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In reply to schaf, Apr 8, 2012

schaf wrote:

I love how the "old" lenses render the images in the most beautiful way.

Working with a single coated Voigtlander, i know what you mean, but, damn, these pictures are so impressive ! I don't know if older [design] lenses could give this 3d effect, no matter how much one bust the micro-contrast in PP.

thanks for sharing.
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