NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

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John Regular Member • Posts: 298
NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8
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jazz6268 Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Hi John,

Nice picture, what adapter are you using ? I also have a collection of Nikon AIS lens that I want to try out.

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El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Well hey there John, nice to see someone else with this lens on the 7. I'm actually working on a technical review with it, great lens so far.

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John
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Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I have just recently had a problem with one of the adapters but now that I

look closely, it's a Nikon G adapter. Anyway, what it is doing is intermittently
not allowing me to open the AIS lenses all the way up. It will get stuck at
f/4. It happened on the 105/1.8 and today with the 85/1.4.
Love these fast lenses!!
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El Matadurr
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Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

John wrote:

I have just recently had a problem with one of the adapters but now that I

look closely, it's a Nikon G adapter. Anyway, what it is doing is intermittently
not allowing me to open the AIS lenses all the way up. It will get stuck at
f/4. It happened on the 105/1.8 and today with the 85/1.4.

Now I remember why I got a non-G adapter. More parts that can possibly fail.

Love these fast lenses!!

I'm starting to get a little LBA with these fast, long primes. Eths has me almost getting the 180mm f/2.8.

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John
John OP Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I had all Canon FD but started having problems with the FD-NEX adapters
where the "lock" wouldn't hold the aperture lever locked. Sooooo I recently
purchased the Nikon 85/1.4, 105/1.8 & the 180/2.8..... Also picked up
a 28-50 zoom for good measure! Now if I can only make my mortgage
payment I'll be OK....
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El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Good point, interesting you have that 180 and 85 as well, mildly interested in the 85 personally.

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jazz6268 Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Hi , I am interested to get some recommendation on nikon to nex adapter. I just recently picked up a used Novoflex from B&H, nicely fit but the little pin ledge for removing nikon lens is a kind of difficult to operate, I am comparing it to the one on the $40 Fotodiox one. The lens plays on this one , some small movement . So I tried the pro version and found it too tight to take the lens in & out. All there are good on the camera side. I have since returned both Fotodiox.

Please share your experience on nikon adaptor.

Thanks,

Ron

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El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I have the Fotodiox pro as well, and the mount is indeed very tight on some of my lenses. Not enough to warrant caution though, besides, if it did, I can just tighten/loosen some of the screws.

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jazz6268 Forum Member • Posts: 87
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

Thanks, I am just questioning if Novoflex really worth $300.

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El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

jazz6268 wrote:

Thanks, I am just questioning if Novoflex really worth $300.

Some people believe it is. You're basically paying for the absolute best adapter out there, precision made in Germany. Will you see and feel the quality difference? Dunno.

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Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

LOL, my wife and daughter will just love this mate, gorgeous shot and the selective focus of course is bang on the money John.

All the best up your way.

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John
John OP Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I just received the 85/1.4 yesterday...... this is from the first set.....

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LarryPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,612
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I use this one on my Nikon AIS, and it works very good, perfect fit for me.

eths
eths Contributing Member • Posts: 775
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

I have excellent experiences with the Novoflex adapter - Expensive but worth it IMHO.

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boardsy Senior Member • Posts: 2,214
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

John wrote:

Great-looking cat, and a lovely capture, but the oof areas have gone all crunchy, presumably due to sharpening? If using Unsharp Mask, try using a sub-pixel radius, maybe 0.2 or 0.3px, threshold at 0, and then turn up the amount high, to maybe 300%, which should pick up all the fine detail but ignore the soft stuff. Apologies if this was your intention.

Alan

John
John OP Regular Member • Posts: 298
Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

no, thanks for the tip..... Could have been the ISO.... 6400
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Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

2nd try but from a jpeg that I had already sharpened in LR4 and reduced
to 2000 pixels.
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Re: NEX 7 with Nikon 105mm f/1.8

now with NR in the background.......

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