There's something about the Cream Machine...

Started Aug 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
RBFresno Forum Pro • Posts: 12,565
Re 85 1.4 AF-D.....(pics)

Uncle Frank wrote:

The G model is fine tuned for digital, but the 85/1.4D paints with a vintage brush that delights my Old School sensibilities.

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Interesting opinions on this one!

I'm not sure I'd go as far as to say I've gotten pictures with the 85 1.4 that I couldn't with other lenses, but at the risk of making myself a target, here are a few 85 1.4 Pic's that I've taken that (to me ) show a little of its character...

At a friend's child's performance:

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/125s f/1.4 at 85.0mm iso3200

Messing around near Minimum focusing distance (MFD) at f/1.4:

Nikon D50 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/80s f/1.4 at 85.0mm

Messing around at Minimum focusing distance (MFD)

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/60s f/4.5 at 85.0mm

Messing around with Extension tubes:

Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/4000s f/1.6 at 85.0mm iso100 Kenko ext. tubes

Nikon D50 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF ,Kenko extension tubes
1/30s f/1.4 at 85.0mm

The Local Playhouse (Fiddler on the Roof)

Nikon D4 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/2000s f/2.2 at 85.0mm iso1600

Back Yard Dogs "Playing"

Nikon D4 ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/8000s f/1.6 at 85.0mm iso3200

Times Square, 2006 (D70!):

Nikon D70
1/320s f/1.6 at 85.0mm

Not sure, but if I didn't know, I think I might be able to distinguish these from pictures taken with some of my other lenses (maybe....)

Just sharing, and not trying to convince anyone of anythin!


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