MisterHairy

MisterHairy

Joined on Aug 16, 2012

MisterHairy's current gear

Nikon D700
Nikon D810
Nikon Df
The old faithful. Keeps on going and never misses a shot. Had two but we replaced one recently with a Df.
We have now replaced both of our D800Es with these. Much much better al round.
Bought it for a laugh while in Hong Kong. Still looking for a pair of shoes to go with it.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 1,4/35
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2,8/21
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2/25
Absolutely love everything about this lens except the weight. It's a brick!
Not perfect but still very good.
Really love this lens. Such an amazingly abrupt transition from in focus to out of focus that the images are quite dizzying when viewed closely (like the 35) but it is a great lens.
Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 3,5/18
Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200mm f/2G ED VR II
Not so thrilled with this one. Pretty good for its intended purpose (not surprisingly) but it fails to blow me away at longer focal distances.
Pretty much the best 200mm lens ever made. And heaviest.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G ED
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Much better on the D810 than it ever was on the D800E but I still don't love it. Oddly, I prefer the images it makes on the Df although I hardly use it on that camera. How odd?
Bought at the same time as the 35/1.8 lens, mostly because it was dirt cheap. Seems a little less sharp but I like the angle of view.
Bought it cheaply while in Hong Kong. Seems surprisingly good and is nice and light.
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G
I am not sure if I have ever used this lens. It showed more reliable AF on the D800Es than the 1.4 which I had before it. It's practically free so it's silly not to have one.
Solid and reliable although I can't help feeling that I preferred the first version. If I am travelling in Asia, I often leave this one at home and take the 80-200 AI-S which is a LOT lighter and is just about good enough for most things.
Bought before the D800Es and kept after finding that it had more reliable AF on those cameras than its 1.4 big brother.
Nikon PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
Voigtlander 28mm F2.8 Color Skopar SL II
Voigtlander 58mm F1.4 Nokton SL II
Great great lens. Mine is very sharp although it needs very careful zeroing of tilt/swing to be used as a "conventional" lens.
Small and light which makes it great as a travel lens but field curvature makes for some difficulties getting side to side sharpness even at infinity. The infinity stop is a little off which makes distant focusing a game of guesswork given the relatively small starting aperture.
It's actually the "N" version. Dreamy wide open, super sharp stopped down a bit. The hood is sadly screw on and the caps are crap but it's a very nice lens. Calling is a "Nokton" seems a little generous as while bright, it is not a good lens for point sources so much night shooting is out.
Other gear:
  • Nikkor Zoom Ai-S 80-200mm f/4