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Photos taken with the Nikkor 8.5cm PC f2 lens.
Old 04-23-2014   #1
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Photos taken with the Nikkor 8.5cm PC f2 lens.

This is using the S2, Portra 400 film.

PresidentStreetAtKatynMemorialCircle by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Old 04-23-2014   #2
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And one more, same combo.

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Old 04-23-2014   #3
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Old 04-23-2014   #4
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Oh, man! Between the photos posted with this lens here and the thread featuring the 10.5cm, I am beginning to develop a wee bit of GAS.

Gettin' a might bit twitchy. Fabulous shots!
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Old 04-24-2014   #5
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A couple from my 8.5cm:







Now the bad news these are on the Leica M8
Amedeo adapter, just as I had unpacked the lens, it came from Vancouver
out of camera jpegs
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Old 04-24-2014   #6
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Okay, that's it.

I have been trolling around looking for a 10.5 cm, but all your shots have sold me on the 8.5.
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Old 04-24-2014   #7
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They are a commitment;
8.5cm 504g
10.5cm 554g
both with hoods, but very rewarding.
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Old 04-24-2014   #8
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If weight is a concern, pay the extra for the black-barrel 8.5cm.

I will have to post some images from mine soon. It's a lot easier lens to carry than the chrome brick!
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Old 04-24-2014   #9
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f/2 @ 1/250th.

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Old 04-24-2014   #10
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The good news with the Nikkor 85f2 in chrome is that if you drop it - you worry about the surface it lands on - rather than the lens!
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Old 04-24-2014   #11
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Taken with the chrome LTM version (on an M3):


M3_85_FP4_Scan-130630-0008 by ruby.monkey, on Flickr


M3_85_FP4_Scan-130630-0010 by ruby.monkey, on Flickr


M3_85_FP4_Scan-130630-0014 by ruby.monkey, on Flickr


M3_85_FP4_Scan-130630-0015 by ruby.monkey, on Flickr


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Taken on a NEX 6 and converted to B+W
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Old 05-03-2014   #13
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Looking through my scanned Nikkor 85mm f2.0 shots, I found this. It is a large stainless steel sculpture on the beach "Frozen Water #7".
Nikon SP, Nikkor 85mm f2.0 and the much missed EK 5231, Kodak's +X movie stock. Developed in D96 which was Kodak's recommended developer for their movie emulsions.
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Wow!

Once again, great new shots posted, but Tom--I be diggin' "Frozen Water #7."

The abstraction goes one step further, almost like some mutated cetacean emerging out of molten steel. It really pops!
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Old 05-08-2014   #15
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Wonderful shots with this ancient lens. Keep them coming!

Here's some more with the 8.5cm f2 mounted on the S2 rangefinder, Kodak Portra 160 film.
StBTower2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

StBFrontDoor by maryland_photos, on Flickr

PinkFlowers_85F2_S2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Azalea_85F2_S2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Old 05-15-2014   #16
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That last portrait of the little boy is wonderfully taken.

Here's one with the 8.5cm f2 PC on S2, using AgfaPhoto Vista 200.

EgyptianStatue by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Old 07-24-2014   #17
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Another one to add to the thread.

Arlington National Cemetery near Washington DC.
Columbia2 by maryland_photos, on Flickr

The 8.5cm f2 mounted on S2, Portra 400.
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Old 07-24-2014   #18
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And some flowers and background blur and colors with the lens. Portra 400, S2.

FlowersAndBackground by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Old 07-24-2014   #19
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Old 08-09-2014   #20
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A few from Kiawah Island near Charleston, South Carolina. 8.5cm f2 PC, S2 and Portra 400.

Wouldn't be good to wander around this path after dark.
DangerAlligators by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Pleasant reflection in the lagoon, with gators probably lurking under the surface.
GatorTerritory by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Bridge over the lagoon.
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Old 08-09-2014   #21
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Some bokeh with the 8.5cm f2, also Portra 400, S2 rangefinder.
TropicalBokeh by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Clump of trees.
KiawahGreenery by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Lots of biking on the island.
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Old 08-09-2014   #22
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And last couple of the set from Kiawah island with this lens using Portra 400 in the S2 rangefinder.

The Sanctuary resort.
TheSanctuary by maryland_photos, on Flickr

Golfing haven.
PGA2012 by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Just running through the 24 rolls I took in a week in Iceland. The 8.5cm was third lens. First was 3.5cm f1.8 glued to the S3 Olympic, second the CV 21mm f4 on the Bessa R2S with the 8.5cm in the bag for the Bessa which has the frame lines built in so no finder to loose.
Shot least on the 8.5cm but when needed it delivered:

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Just Fishing Reykjavík Iceland HP5+ D76 Divi/Mod by Man with Red Eyes, on Flickr
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Old 09-23-2014   #25
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@f2 hand held

I think they call it bokeh


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Its been almost a month since any posting on this thread. Here's one:


VelviaBlue by maryland_photos, on Flickr

8.5cm f2 on S2, Fuji Velvia 100.
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Old 11-12-2014   #27
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Awesome photos. I purchased the chrome lens to have an 90mm equivalent for my M7. I haven't shot anything yet, but now I might have to.
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Old 11-12-2014   #28
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Great, hope to see shots with yours. I have the chrome one too. Here's one more from the same combo above: VelviaBlueBirds by maryland_photos, on Flickr
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Great photos everyone! It's nice to see 50's glass still being used.


I have the 85mm black that I use with my SP. And I have the black 105mm 'C' that I use with my Contax IIa. The danged Nikon 10.5 cm BL finder cost almost as much as the 105mm did!


The last repair that Pete Smith did for me was he serviced my 85mm that was a bit stiff to focus. He made it work like it came from the factory. May he rest in peace!
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My son watching his favorite show on a Saturday morning. There is a sheet of ice from last night's freezing rain so we are not in a rush to go out and play!



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That last one is very nice! Couple from the 8.5cm f2, S2 rangefinder and Portra 800.

BridgeAndTreesPath by maryland_photos, on Flickr

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Just realized my 85/2 has a C on the barrel
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Just realized my 85/2 has a C on the barrel

I don't know why I did not notice this sooner I've been shooting with this lens a few times and results were very sharp. I was not, however, doing portrait work or shooting near the minimal focal distance. Landscapes were usually the setting, often at infinity distance.

Is the focus issue serious enough to NOT use the Contax version of this lens on my Nikon RF cameras? Appreciate anyone sharing their experience with this mismatch, if they did what I did:roll eyes: Geez....
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Thanks for reviving this thread, PF. It seemed to have gone off into the ether for a while.

Another one with the lens, mounted on the Bessa R2S with Provia 100.

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while not as fast as an f/1.4 I find it sufficient enough. Really good lens

the bokeh is a bit busy but what can I expect from a 70-yr old lens. The only thing I hate is the aperture ring but that can be fixed with a Sharpie marker
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This lens is fantastic when I shoot it on my Sony mirrorless, using the Amedeo adapter. But this one however is with my S2, on Ilford delta 100:

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I find this lens quite spectacular in performance regardless of its age
S2 w black 85/2 Tri X - just missed focus

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