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Old 08-13-2010   #41
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Is your 5cm f1.1... an internal or external mount?
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Is your 5cm f1.1... an internal or external mount?
It is external.

Akira, I've almost stopped shooting Provia 400X because of how bad it deals with various lighting.
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Old 08-14-2010   #43
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Is your 5cm f1.1... an internal or external mount?
Yep, as Nate mentioned, its an external mount. It may not look as cool as the internal mount version, but I think this is the version to get if one intends to shoot with the lens - less hassles with focus problems.
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External mount 50/1.1 on NEX3. Wide open
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I think this was at f/1.1...


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Some recent shots taken with my external mount Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1. Its a very sharp lens when stopped down a few stops.


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Jon, Love the shot of Tom & Tuulikki !!!
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I have to ask... What sort of price does this lens sell for now?

Love the photo's Jon!
Got word this morning that the ship's return to the land of the rising sun would be the 29th of Dec... However, at 8 knot's it will take about 4 week's from Colombo. Keep the beer cold for me!
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WOW.....whoever just bumped this thread up! Thanks, these images are very nice!
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I have to ask... What sort of price does this lens sell for now?

Love the photo's Jon!
Got word this morning that the ship's return to the land of the rising sun would be the 29th of Dec... However, at 8 knot's it will take about 4 week's from Colombo. Keep the beer cold for me!
Thanks Mike. This lens sells for anywhere from 200,000 yen to 450,000 yen or so. More than twice that if you want the LTM version. I got mine for 225,000 yen. Not quite Noctulix territory but still expensive.

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Thanks Jackson!

I added some more photos so it was me who bumped the thread
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Thanks Jackson!

I added some more photos so it was me who bumped the thread
It's definitely a lens that is out of reach for me...225,000 yen!!

But the images that it produced are so nice, which explains the price...well of cos the credit goes to the guy behind the camera and lens as well..Nice pictures Jon....don let this thread died away pls!
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Thanks Mike. This lens sells for anywhere from 200,000 yen to 450,000 yen or so. More than twice that if you want the LTM version. I got mine for 225,000 yen. Not quite Noctulix territory but still expensive.

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Bu**er!

I know Tom's hoods for this lens have exotic prices (and are extremely rare) so I had to ask what this lens worth in the current market.

This is definitely a keeper, though I doubt you'll ever tempt me to the dark side
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Has anyone tried this lens on an M9 with adapter?

Does it work?

Or is the rear of the lens too large and bumps into the RF cam?

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Has anyone tried this lens on an M9 with adapter?

Does it work?

Or is the rear of the lens too large and bumps into the RF cam?

Vick
This lens did not mount on my Amedeo adapter or an original Orion adapter I tried. The rear element is too large.
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Great capture indeed! I love the street photos of Japan.
Jon did you stop down the aperture to F8 or F11?
Hi Park, I was shooting ISO 100 film and it was almost dusk so I was only stopped down to f4 or maybe f5.6. Cheers, Jon
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Some more shots from the fastest 50mm lens from Nikon!


Tokyo Camera Style in action


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Your photos in this thread are all so fantastic !
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July 2nd 2012.
The day my baby was born, I was deeply moved, so I couldn't focus it right.

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an old thread that could use some more 50/1.1 pics !
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How I wish I could also find one in a reasonable cost.... : (
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Smokey - Nikkor-N 5cm 1:1.1 by Jon, on Flickr


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Beautiful lens, Jon! Are you going to sell it?

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Unfortunately not from me bucs, as I no longer own a Nikkor 50/1.1.

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Beautiful lens, Jon! Are you going to sell it?
Erik, I already sold my lens about three years ago to an RFFer in HK. Hopefully he'll notice this thread and post some more photos for us!
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Bump for a long dormant thread! Here's a few pics taken with a recently overhauled external mount 50/1.1 and Nikon SP. A lovely bit of kit that I'm fortunate enough to be the caretaker of for a short while.


Trippy f/1.1 bokeh


@ f/1.1


@ f/2


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... talking about swirly bokeh, I am dizzy for the rest of the day ...

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Oh, beautiful Jon!
Thanks for sharing these and keeping this lovely thread alive! I wish more people would use this lens and post here.

I really like the look of the lens @ f2 in the photograph of shop facade - so gentle.
Am I mistaken or is the distortion well controlled with the 50/1.1 stopped down a little?
I expected some crazy distortion.

Does it share the wild field of focus with the f1 Noctilux wide open where parts of the focus plane are will in focus and other parts are not?

And yes, it looks like … when you are into swirl, you will love the Nikkor 50/1.1 ;-)
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@ f/1.1
Pretty cool shot with Tom A. chatting with John S.

Really trippy bokeh! Makes me feel like my screen is spinning
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And yes, it looks like … when you are into swirl, you will love the Nikkor 50/1.1 ;-)
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Really trippy bokeh! Makes me feel like my screen is spinning
Here's my equivalent of Tom A's test root @ f1.1 for some more swirl

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Am I mistaken or is the distortion well controlled with the 50/1.1 stopped down a little?
I expected some crazy distortion.

Does it share the wild field of focus with the f1 Noctilux wide open where parts of the focus plane are will in focus and other parts are not?
Yep, distortion is quite well controlled considering the speed of the lens. I'm not so sure about the plane of focus yet, but sharpness seems good at f1.1 when the focus is right.
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Nice Jon! How are these Nikkors behaving through the stops in terms of focus shift?
The Noctilux does like to shift some when stopping down.
The mighty 50/1.1 does show any?

How does it compare in flare with the olympic 50/1.4 / millennium?

I like what I see with the areas in focus wide open. I could imagine it makes a wonderful portrait lens in low light BW without foliage in the background ;-)
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Interesting questions Dirk. I don't have enough experience with the 50/1.1 to be able to answer them, but I'd be interested to know too. Perhaps when you get your copy of the lens you could test it out and give some feedback here!
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Thanks Jon, I will find out, …*some day, some day ;-)


Oh btw - this looks interesting if anyone is in Hong Kong and looks for a nice deal on a Nikkor 50/1.1 that needs specialist work to repair (no affiliation with the seller):
http://forum.hklfc.com/forum.php?mod...extra=page%3D1

He looks for 15800 HKD (~ 2,022 USD) for this external mount lens which apparently needs re-cementing of the rear group - a special job for focal point in the US or Kiitos in Japan ?

Anyone knows if such a lens is worth the while and could be fully revived?
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Thanks so much to Jon to help out not only finding a beautiful original complete kit as sold when these lenses were new but also to arrange a complete overhaul by the same people in Japan who have actually worked for Nippon Kogaku when these marvels were produced. It is a true pleasure to finally be able to use one of these for what they were intended to be used.
I am going to share more as I am able to get out and use it. Thank you Jon!

stopped down somewhere to ~f5.6 I believe (I use this one currently as my all in one 50mm and have it on the SP at all times)
2017-09-06-0035--for_flickr by Dirk Steffen, on Flickr

wide open @ f1.1 (this really is the worst case scenario with this lens - it kind of works in real low light (this was a very slow shutter speed in a VERY dark alley in a very dark bar at ISO 800) and I can see how this lens may have helped people in the 50's and 60's to shoot slow film when their fastest alternative would be a 5cm f1.4 Sonnar.
Nowadays with faster film available (and digital) a Millennium (or Olympic) Nikkor absolutely murders the big 1.1 in performance, so I see for practical reasons a Millennium Nikkor being the better choice, even in low light.
2017-09-08-0033--for_flickr by Dirk Steffen, on Flickr

but I will continue to use this big chunk and see what I like it best for ;-)
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Here are two more shots from the 5cm f1.1 Nikkor-N + Nikon SP BP re-issue + TriX @ ISO800 in D76 1:1 (I believe these were ~ f4-f5.6):

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Here are a few more shots:

50/1.1 Nikkor-N + Nikon SP + TriX @800 in D-76 1:1

Some tests of the lens wide open:

by Dirk Steffen, on Flickr

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