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SAMPLES from 85mm f/2 Nikkor in LTM...??
Old 02-18-2010   #1
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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.

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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.
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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.

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Great samples in first post....thanks
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f/2.0 All on Fuji 800.





f/8 or f/11





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f/2.8

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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).







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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.

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Both at f2.8 or so.

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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.

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



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Super nice series, Venchka... you too, jonmanjiro!
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Chrome Nikkors are under $400. This thread is making it hard to decide: keep mine or sell it.
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I favor the Nikkor 105 2.5 LTM over the 85mm 2.0. It also is razor sharp.
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I favor the Nikkor 105 2.5 LTM over the 85mm 2.0. It also is razor sharp.
Raid, what do you like better about the 105/2.5? Is it the focal length itself, the handling of the lens, image quality?

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Some more:

@ f4:



@ f2:



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




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http://www.flickr.com/photos/furcafe/2480742623/
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My better half with the Nikkor:



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One of my colleagues, chrome version (the lens...)
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GAASSSS Attack....

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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:

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Cool Bingo

This time search worked.

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


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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

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Some more:

@ f4:



@ f2:



Will upload some 105mm samples later as well.
Nice overall effect.. beautiful subtle tones


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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

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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...

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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...
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Very nice Details and colors.. love the 1600 image.. didn't think 1600 was that clean and detailed..... what did you develop it in......
I actually had the lab do that roll. I was in a rush to get pictures out to everyone and I had some 120 color film to send anyway. It was the first roll I took with Neopan 1600 and I liked the results a lot.
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I have here a few images taken with the Nikkor 105mm 2.5.






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DANG, wish I had NOT 'looked' at this Thread
I keep telling myself I am Content w/ what I Have....
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Absolutely Fab Imagery in this Thread...
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Another from a portrait session last weekend. So far, I am not regretting my decision to sell my Summicron and go with the Nikkor.


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i love this lens, although it's goddamned heavy
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figured I'd revive the thread, now that I have one of these beauties. Images from the Leica M Monochrom:









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Very nice portraits,
time to show some colors!

Nikkor 85 2,0 LTM on Leica M8

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LTM Version on Delta 400 (I think).
I dont use this lens often enough, but each time I use it, I cant seem to bring myself to consider selling this away

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Its a great lens. I have a black one, which is lighter, yet still hard to focus on RD1s. But I love they way it draws even if I dont nail the focus every time:









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