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Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-28-2017
Replies: 162
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Posted By Ranchu
The main reason I bought the 1.4G is that I was...

The main reason I bought the 1.4G is that I was using an F100 at the time, and the 1.8 AF-D I had made such crazy chattering noises on my face from the AF. The AF-S motor was pretty sweet.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Ok, dude. Your portraits are lovely, whatever the...

Ok, dude. Your portraits are lovely, whatever the case.

:)

:dance:
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Gotta disagree with that, he tested a lot of...

Gotta disagree with that, he tested a lot of flare, some bokeh, and the backlit portrait has varying fill (fill?). Seems like a pretty limited test regime. I think the 1.4 G is...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Yes, the G. I haven't used the AF-D version, so I...

Yes, the G. I haven't used the AF-D version, so I can't compare them.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-27-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Who uses the lenses doesn't change their ...

Who uses the lenses doesn't change their properties, as if by some great marketing magic.

What I say is that Nikon has produced lenses forever with no consideration of their aesthetic properties...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-26-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
They could maybe copy this and get rid of that...

They could maybe copy this and get rid of that olive oil colored 1.8 they've been flogging for the last 30 years. Probably a good move.

http://blog.bkspicture.com/review_SMC_Pentax-M_50mm_f2.html
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-22-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Oh babydoll, don't get your feelings hurt. I'm...

Oh babydoll, don't get your feelings hurt. I'm critiquing Nikon, not random dude.
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-22-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
I have no use for it, anyway. Nikon's been riding...

I have no use for it, anyway. Nikon's been riding on their name, rather than their lenses for years now. That pic is 50 years old, buddy. How about a 50mm f2 Sonnar copy? Wouldn't that be nicer than...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-22-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
A 58mm lens is something I can't remember ever...

A 58mm lens is something I can't remember ever enjoying the use of. Does it still have good ol Nikon Longitudinal Chromatic Abberation? Is it Green from cheap glass on top of that? Lobster skin tones...
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-22-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
I can't tell the difference between a Canon Rebel...

I can't tell the difference between a Canon Rebel xs and any other Canon, personally. Weight?
Forum: Nikon Historical Society 06-22-2017
Replies: 162
Views: 20,584
Posted By Ranchu
Maybe have the pensioners take it over, like...

Maybe have the pensioners take it over, like Kodak. Nikon lenses are apparently made without any regard for the aesthetics of the formed image other than sharpness and contrast. They might want to...
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