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DNG 02-18-2010 17:34

SAMPLES from 85mm f/2 Nikkor in LTM...??
 
Been looking at a used 90 Cron LTM or M, and have an interest in an 85mm f/2 Nikkor in LTM... Prices are similar..but the Nikkor may be smaller (by a little)..

Can I see samples of the Nikkor to those that own one.
F/2, f/4 mainly... I tend to use whatever I get at the top 2 f/stops, mainly.

Much appreciated.

venchka 02-18-2010 17:41

Why didn't you say something? Bubba could have arrived with several lenses. I'll look for some samples. In the meantime, I thought there was a dedicated thread for this lens.

In a nutshell: Sharp. Wide open or not. Gorgeous creamy smooth Sonnar look. A really nice lens. Heavy in chrome.

venchka 02-18-2010 17:50

f/2.0 All on Fuji 800.





f/8 or f/11





f/2



f/2.8


jonmanjiro 02-18-2010 17:53

One of my favourite lenses for sure. Sharp when stopped down, and creamy smooth wide open (or close to wide open). Here's a few pics taken with the Nikon S-mount version (same optics as the LTM version).








ferider 02-18-2010 17:58

If you indeed find a Summicron 90 LTM for cheap, buy it and re-sell it. It has collector's value.

I have both 90/2 v3 and Nikkor. Both are excellent and a bit different (Mandler design vs. Sonnar). Here are two representative samples. Also, have a look at the flickr M-mount forum for many other pictures taken with both lenses.

Nikkor:



Summicron:



Both at f2.8 or so.

Best,

Roland.

MaxElmar 02-18-2010 18:04

Super nice series, Venchka... you too, jonmanjiro!

venchka 02-18-2010 18:15

Thank you.

DNG 02-18-2010 18:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by venchka (Post 1263857)
Why didn't you say something? Bubba could have arrived with several lenses. I'll look for some samples. In the meantime, I thought there was a dedicated thread for this lens.

In a nutshell: Sharp. Wide open or not. Gorgeous creamy smooth Sonnar look. A really nice lens. Heavy in chrome.

I only had the mula for Bubba and an under $400 lens at the time...
I got the beautiful f/1.5 Summarit today. (check the Arrived in the Mail thread for a few images). By the end of the month (Feb), I'll have the balance of the estate...Then I'm going on a major GAS attack!.. I'll have to get the f/1.1 Nokton plus a few others...I Can PM you if you want to know.

EDIT:
Great samples in first post....thanks

DNG 02-18-2010 18:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1263870)
If you indeed find a Summicron 90 LTM for cheap, buy it and re-sell it. It has collector's value.

I have both 90/2 v3 and Nikkor. Both are excellent and a bit different (Mandler design vs. Sonnar). Here are two representative samples. Also, have a look at the flickr M-mount forum for many other pictures taken with both lenses.

Snip Photos to save Bandwidth.

Both at f2.8 or so.

Best,

Roland.

The Cron seems to a bit more contrasty, or is this done in Post.
Both have excellent sharpness and great OOF Boken.

venchka 02-18-2010 19:31

Chrome Nikkors are under $400. This thread is making it hard to decide: keep mine or sell it.

raid 02-18-2010 19:41

I favor the Nikkor 105 2.5 LTM over the 85mm 2.0. It also is razor sharp.

ferider 02-19-2010 05:08

Quote:

Originally Posted by DNG (Post 1263894)
The Cron seems to a bit more contrasty, or is this done in Post.
Both have excellent sharpness and great OOF Boken.

That's correct (no difference in post). Also, if you pixel peep, the cron is a bit sharper in the corners. But then again, for portraits, the Nikkor "center punch" is useful, IMO. Here is for size comparison (ignore Bertha on the right). Earlier Summicrons are bigger and heavier.



Roland.

hans voralberg 02-19-2010 05:21

Some more:

@ f4:



@ f2:



Will upload some 105mm samples later as well.

furcafe 02-19-2010 07:35

2 f/2 examples, 1st from the Nikon RF verson, 2nd from the LTM version.




http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/2587222988/





http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/2480742623/

ferider 02-19-2010 08:13

My better half with the Nikkor:



Kids on a fire engine:


Tmas 02-19-2010 08:26

1 Attachment(s)
One of my colleagues, chrome version (the lens...)
Tmas

naruto 02-19-2010 08:35

GAASSSS Attack....

wait! I already have this lens. :)

chris00nj 02-19-2010 08:44

I had been in the same dilmena, but Nikkors are a wee cheaper. Summicron 90 start at $500, but you can find Nikkors for $300.

Here are some examples of the LTM, used with adapter on a M3.

f/2, Portra 400NC:




f/2 , Ultra Color 400:





f/2.8, Neopan 1600:


venchka 02-19-2010 10:01

Bingo
 
This time search worked.

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ghlight=Nikkor

tbarker13 02-19-2010 12:13

This one was shot at 5.6 - a little outside your range. But I'll post it anyway. From an 85 that I picked up recently for $250 off ebay.



DNG 02-19-2010 12:47

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1264141)
That's correct (no difference in post). Also, if you pixel peep, the cron is a bit sharper in the corners. But then again, for portraits, the Nikkor "center punch" is useful, IMO. Here is for size comparison (ignore Bertha on the right). Earlier Summicrons are bigger and heavier.



Roland.

Thanks for comparison... I favor the Nikkor size, may allow a slower SS at f/2-f2.8 without flash

Quote:

Originally Posted by hans voralberg (Post 1264152)
Some more:

@ f4:



@ f2:



Will upload some 105mm samples later as well.

Nice overall effect.. beautiful subtle tones


Quote:

Originally Posted by furcafe (Post 1264222)
2 f/2 examples, 1st from the Nikon RF verson, 2nd from the LTM version.




http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/2587222988/





http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/2480742623/

Nice handalling of contrast range on the color above.. great tonal range in the BW statue

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1264261)
My better half with the Nikkor:



Kids on a fire engine:


Nice details... hair, threading etc.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tmas (Post 1264272)
One of my colleagues, chrome version (the lens...)
Tmas

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris00nj (Post 1264286)
I had been in the same dilmena, but Nikkors are a wee cheaper. Summicron 90 start at $500, but you can find Nikkors for $300.

Here are some examples of the LTM, used with adapter on a M3.

f/2, Portra 400NC:




f/2 , Ultra Color 400:





f/2.8, Neopan 1600:


Very nice Details and colors.. love the 1600 image.. didn't think 1600 was that clean and detailed..... what did you develop it in...

Quote:

Originally Posted by tbarker13 (Post 1264457)
This one was shot at 5.6 - a little outside your range. But I'll post it anyway. From an 85 that I picked up recently for $250 off ebay.



Great portrait...WOW...

DNG 02-19-2010 13:25

Thanks for the link

Quote:

Originally Posted by venchka (Post 1264355)


raid 02-19-2010 16:24

I have here a few images taken with the Nikkor 105mm 2.5.







helenhill_HH 02-19-2010 16:28

DANG, wish I had NOT 'looked' at this Thread
I keep telling myself I am Content w/ what I Have....
and now this ltm/nikkor
spells Trouble for me

Absolutely Fab Imagery in this Thread...:cool:

ferider 02-19-2010 16:42

:)

On Safari with the Nikkor ....







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