Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95

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steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95
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I had the chance to get me paws on this lens.

First try with the beast turned out to be a positive experience!
Wickedly sharp from the start block and as the opening got smaller it only improved.
Bokeh as beautiful as one can wish for.

First shot is to test the plane of focus at ca. 2m. Pretty flat!

Bokeh at min focus distance (0.5m). We're still talking f/0.95.
I can't spot any concentric pattern.

No bloomy 0.95 aberrations either (see the handlebar).

First shot outdoors (1m), second one indoors (with 100% crop) at the same distance. There is a bit of LoCA but nothing I would be bothered with, say like the LoCA found with the venerable neo-noct 58/1.4G.

More material to come...

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Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95
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Can I borrow it for a week?

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NinpouKobanashi Forum Member • Posts: 69
Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95

No EXIF info?

How to get shutter speed of 1/10000 sec?

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95
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NinpouKobanashi wrote:

No EXIF info?

How to get shutter speed of 1/10000 sec?

I am sorry if I missed to include exif. Will post them later today. There is no 1/10000 sec shutter speed of course!

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indra Regular Member • Posts: 232
Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95
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Sweet! Yes let those real world usages keep coming please.

I can't afford it but it doesn't mean I can't enjoy the pictures

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Mikspin
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Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95

Enjoying your lens. Thank you Mike

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NexLupus Contributing Member • Posts: 604
Re: Initial tests of the Noct 58/0.95

steras wrote:

I had the chance to get me paws on this lens.

First try with the beast turned out to be a positive experience!
Wickedly sharp from the start block and as the opening got smaller it only improved.
Bokeh as beautiful as one can wish for.

First shot is to test the plane of focus at ca. 2m. Pretty flat!

Bokeh at min focus distance (0.5m). We're still talking f/0.95.
I can't spot any concentric pattern.

No bloomy 0.95 aberrations either (see the handlebar).

First shot outdoors (1m), second one indoors (with 100% crop) at the same distance. There is a bit of LoCA but nothing I would be bothered with, say like the LoCA found with the venerable neo-noct 58/1.4G.

More material to come...

Wow, just wow

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
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Night shot: f/0.95, 1/100s, ISO 1600.

Snapbridge to iPhone, through PA Express.

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indra Regular Member • Posts: 232
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steras wrote:

Night shot: f/0.95, 1/100s, ISO 1600.

Snapbridge to iPhone, through PA Express.

More please

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JonJonJam Regular Member • Posts: 123
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Simply stunning!   I've never seen such clean smooth bokeh.

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RMcL Regular Member • Posts: 460
Re: The bokeh monster says yum, yum, yum 😋

Yum 😋

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Another example
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Not perfectly exposed (I only spent 15 mins for these shots).

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Sharp enough below f/1.0 for my taste at least
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This is handheld in a rush (I'd say) with a slight breeze in the air.

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
jpegs from camera at 0.95
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1/60s on both, ISO 1600.

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indra Regular Member • Posts: 232
Re: Sharp enough below f/1.0 for my taste at least

steras wrote:

This is handheld in a rush (I'd say) with a slight breeze in the air.

Much appreciated for your time.

Do you also have something like the above (busy background) in day light? Not in harsh day light of course so you can still shoot at 0.95 and still within 1/8000s. I'm curious how it handles that.

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Re: Sharp enough below f/1.0 for my taste at least
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indra wrote:

steras wrote:

This is handheld in a rush (I'd say) with a slight breeze in the air.

Much appreciated for your time.

Do you also have something like the above (busy background) in day light? Not in harsh day light of course so you can still shoot at 0.95 and still within 1/8000s. I'm curious how it handles that.

Will get that early next week.

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OP steras Senior Member • Posts: 1,126
Bokeh at f/1.0 and 2.2
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whimsicalmike
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Re: Another example

the lens serial number is over 2000. seems a lot for just released considering the nature of the lens

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jonstatt Regular Member • Posts: 445
Where did you manage to purchase from?

Just curious where you managed to get your lens from @steras ?

The Nikon UK/Europe online store went straight from coming soon to out of stock and they don't do back orders. Even with the 500pf, there was a few copies on launch day.

RMcL Regular Member • Posts: 460
Re: Where did you manage to purchase from?

jonstatt wrote:

Just curious where you managed to get your lens from @steras ?

The Nikon UK/Europe online store went straight from coming soon to out of stock and they don't do back orders. Even with the 500pf, there was a few copies on launch day.

Norge is not Europe 😋👍

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