Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

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Cytokine Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

Took this photo against the evening sun and was quite surprised that there was not more flare; this lens continues to amaze on every occasion I use it. John

Keith Aitken Veteran Member • Posts: 6,564
Re: Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

Gorgeous shot !  There is a clarity of colour here . . . Love this lens, too . . .

I was using the 1.4D at a wedding near Cardigan in late April and got some delightful images . . . on a D3s. Nearly froze at night though. Thank goodness your temperatures have risen somewhat in May

Thanks for posting

Keith

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Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

Keith Aitken wrote:

Gorgeous shot !  There is a clarity of colour here . . . Love this lens, too . . .

Thanks Keith, there is a porcelain like quality to the colours, I would love to see what this lens could do on D3s pixels.

I was using the 1.4D at a wedding near Cardigan in late April and got some delightful images . . . on a D3s. Nearly froze at night though. Thank goodness your temperatures have risen somewhat in May

Weather getting better but still feels cold, Yes these are Welsh apple blossoms not far from the birth place of Dylan Thomas "The ugly pretty city"

Thanks for posting

Keith

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brightcolours Forum Pro • Posts: 12,693
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Cytokine wrote:

Took this photo against the evening sun and was quite surprised that there was not more flare; this lens continues to amaze on every occasion I use it. John

I see no evening sun which can cause flare.... Just see openings in the foliage which show some brighter sky? I know the screen on this computer is a tad "dark" (can't be calibrated better), but the subject itself seems a bit under exposed...

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Re: Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

I also loved that lens on my D300 and D700. It was stolen prior to buying a D800 and D3S. I now have the 85 f/1.4G which I love but doesn't quite have the same magic, I think.

Good shot and hope you enjoy that beauty. Thanks for sharing.

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Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

brightcolours wrote:

Cytokine wrote:

Took this photo against the evening sun and was quite surprised that there was not more flare; this lens continues to amaze on every occasion I use it. John

I see no evening sun which can cause flare.... Just see openings in the foliage which show some brighter sky? I know the screen on this computer is a tad "dark" (can't be calibrated better), but the subject itself seems a bit under exposed...

There was another tree behind the apple tree branch and the sun was shining brightly through its branches. You can see near bottom left where the sensor is overloaded, and by the speed.

Like you I have problems with the brightness on my lap top, so difficult to set correct exposure in Raw.

John

Cytokine OP Contributing Member • Posts: 661
Re: Apple Blossom against the light, Nikon 85mm 1.4D

Guidenet wrote:

I also loved that lens on my D300 and D700. It was stolen prior to buying a D800 and D3S. I now have the 85 f/1.4G which I love but doesn't quite have the same magic, I think.

This is my first high end prime and is much better than I thought it would be, I agree about it being magical, and is sharper than the charts suggest. It must be the contrast in these lenses. It has given me a new respect for top Nikon glass, the 85 1.4G must be very good indeed.

Good shot and hope you enjoy that beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks!

John

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