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Old 12-01-2009   #1
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Photos taken with Nikon 5cm 1:1.1 - POST HERE

The Nikon 5cm f1.1 lens is quite a legend but photos taken with it are not very common on the net.

Please post your photos here!

I do not have this lens and will almost certainly never have it but I am very interested to see how it performs, especially wide open.

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Very soft at wide open. Very narrow depth of field. In around few meters, you will have a sharp nose but not the eyes.
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Very soft at wide open. Very narrow depth of field. In around few meters, you will have a sharp nose but not the eyes.
You mentioned in another thread that you have this lens, do you have any photos to share?
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You mentioned in another thread that you have this lens, do you have any photos to share?
Need to scan it.
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Very soft at wide open. Very narrow depth of field. In around few meters, you will have a sharp nose but not the eyes.
It is not VERY SOFT wide open. It isn't razor sharp either, but it is very decent.
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TWok - Looking forward to see the results after the repair!!
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TWok - Looking forward to see the results after the repair!!
Me too!

The other day, I took some test shots with an internal mount 50/1.1 currently for sale at Lucky Camera in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Central sharpness seemed good even at f1.1, but as you'd expect from a super fast 50mm lens from the 1950's, it was pretty soft in the corners (even when stopped down to f2.8). My test shots aren't particularly interesting so I'll refrain from posting them here.
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My test shots aren't particularly interesting so I'll refrain from posting them here.
It doesn't matter. Please share, it will add to the pool!
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What's the price for the one at Lucky Jon? BTW, I worked with my Amedeo adapter all day Sunday and couldn't get it to work. On top of that the thin piece of metal surrounding and just rear of the rear element touches the RF cam on M-mount cameras at all focusing distances, without filing that I don't see how any adapter could work correctly with the lens. I'd be interested in seeing your test shots. I really want a 85/1.5 now. I might just grab the cheap LTM version and use it on my Ikon.
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I really want a 85/1.5 now.
Nikon S lenses are so addictive!!!
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What's the price for the one at Lucky Jon?
320,000 yen but you could probably negotiate a decent discount.
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Thanks Jon, it is indeed pretty sharp for f1.1. I am quite surprised.
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I once used a 50 1.1 in a lens comparison of 50mm lenses. Kiu was kind enough to lend me the lens.The lens needed some shimming, but by mistake, I used the lens on a Contax camera,and the error in shimming became less.
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There are more test shots on my flickr stream, but I've not developed the shots after getting my lens back from repair.
TWoK - Did you manage to develop your shots?
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Nope, sorry I'm sending them off today. It will be another week or two before I have anything back.
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Nope, sorry I'm sending them off today. It will be another week or two before I have anything back.
No worries, I am just trying to keep the thread alive!
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Need to scan it.
Scan from 4R Photo. Quality is not good but apppeared to be very old fashion. At 1.1, of course.
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It's hard to tell from that scan, but that looks uncharacteristically soft.
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at 4.0: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5403372

at 2.0: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5403363

at 1.4: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5403350


at 1.1: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5403332


at 1.1: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=5403238
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Wide open. A bit out-of-focus.
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KWH,
What a shame you missed the focus.

Amazing regardless
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What a shame you missed the focus.

Amazing regardless
Yes, too bad.... But it is the result I am looking for. She will love it!!!

Let me post some more for the 85/1.5.
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Another one. Took this morning. Also wide open. In focus this time.
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Please post some larger sized shots.
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Hi RAID,
Just noticed your nokton shots
LOVE your Wife's 'new' haircut , SHE looks FAB
and loved the 1.4 nokton shot the most
though I did very much like the one of your Daughter
Is this a new acquisition
I am very MUCH enjoying seeing what this lens can do on FILM
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Great results.

Looks like the guys at Kiitos did the repair right.
Yeah they did a great job.
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Hi RAID,
Just noticed your nokton shots
LOVE your Wife's 'new' haircut , SHE looks FAB
and loved the 1.4 nokton shot the most
though I did very much like the one of your Daughter
Is this a new acquisition
I am very MUCH enjoying seeing what this lens can do on FILM
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Hello Helen,
Which sequence of Nokton photos are you referring to?
I have too many "lens tests" with all these lenses!
The photos I posted above in this thread were taken with a borrowd Nikkor 5cm 1.1 (from Kiu). The recent photos in the RFF Gallery were taken with the old Zeiss Jena 5cm 1.5. In fact, my lens is from the 1930's. If you don't own such a lens, Helen, get one.
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ooops ...sorry Raid meant the nikkor 1.1
I can be a 'space cadet' /my mind & thoughts RACING

Anyway I liked your shots here on this thread /nikkor 1.1
& EVERYONE ELSE HERE AS WELL...

Awesome LENS INDEED!!!
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I was fortunate to have obtained as loaners at the same time the Nikkor 50/1.1, the Canon 50/0.95, the Noctilux 50/1.0. Each of these three lenses is unique. I have to accept it that my fast lens is a Canon 50/1.2.
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Wide open. A bit out-of-focus.
It's hard to focus that darn lens wide open, RF camera does not do this lens justice.
As Raid mentioned, mine is out of wack focus-wise. I wish I could contribute to this thread but all my shots are out of focus. May be I need to send mine to Kiitos.

Some samples in this old thread:
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It's hard to focus that darn lens wide open, RF camera does not do this lens justice.
As Raid mentioned, mine is out of wack focus-wise. I wish I could contribute to this thread but all my shots are out of focus. May be I need to send mine to Kiitos.

Some samples in this old thread:
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Kiu,
If you get bored by the lens, please send it to me as a loaner one day.
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Kiitos did a superb job on my 1.1. The completely re-cemented the elements in it. If you wanted to send your lens to me or maybe Jon because he's closer although I'm not sure if he wants to volunteer for that, I would be happy to send the lens to Kiitos for you.
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Kiu, I will be attending a meeting at a building about a minute's walk from Kiitos next Tuesday, so if you can get your lens to me before then I will take it to Kiitos in person!!!

Ok seriously though, that frame line is a wee bit too tight, but you know that if you want to send your lens to Kiitos for adjustment, I'll take care of it for you!
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Luckily I had a chance to use Nathan's Nikkor-N 50mm F1.1 last weekend. We met at Noryangjin fishmarket and took some shots.

This lens, Nikkor-N 50mm F1.1 is nicer then I expected! It shows crazy swirly bokeh even stopped down to f1.4. Moreover the resolution of four-corners is good. I appreciate trying this lens Nate! I'm always thinking about this lens after mounting it on my SP. Quite impressive!
I'm gonna post high-resolution images on my blog soon.
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Taken at f/1.4 (I think?)

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed to this thread.
I've always been curious about this lens and it's great to see some images.
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