ULTIMATE STANDARD NIKKOR GLASS (28 f/1.4E - 58 f/1.4G - 105 f1.4E) ~ for Nature :D

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ULTIMATE STANDARD NIKKOR GLASS (28 f/1.4E - 58 f/1.4G - 105 f1.4E) ~ for Nature :D

Pretty much everyone considers these great, f/1.4 Nikkor optics for "portraiture," and human-centered photography.

However all three of these lenses, aside from being great at the above, are also great for nature photography.

While none of them actually has a compelling MFD, for close-focus, all of them are so good, and have such character that (with the addition of a simple Kenko Extension Tube) they each become multi-faceted photographic tools for wildlife.

Here are a few examples:

Sierra Gooseberry seed pod (Ribes roezlii) | Nikkor 105 f/1.4E @ f/4

Blue Phacelia AKA: Scorpionweed (Phacelia distans) | Nikkor 58 f/1.4G w/ 12mm Ext. Tube @ f/4

Riverbank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) | Nikkor 28 f/1.4E @ f1/4

Curious as to how many other photographers have incorporated these three great, "human portrait" lenses ... to augment their own nature photography, as I have.

Inquiring minds want to know

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