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    csampang replied to a discussion, 135mm f2 AI
    Backyard lilly
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AI-S
    Salesforce Tower yesterday

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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    Yet another ancient Chevy El Camino, this model from 1965. Used the Series E 35/2.5 on this

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    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    with the 35/2.5: a 1980s Chevrolet El Camino

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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    With the 105/1.8:

    Mercedes 500SL
    http://i.imgur.com/kndxlHlh.jpg

    yet another Porsche sighting
    http://i.imgur.com/UQAFNSrh.jpg

    with the 50/1.4 Nikkor-S:

    Early 90s Camaro!
    http://i.imgur.com/OLCgNYuh.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    Today's Porsche sighting, with the 24/2.8
    http://i.imgur.com/Qd9RjVdl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/TinG5Bsl.jpg

    a vintage muscle car i can't identify. first shot 105/1.8, second the 24/2.8
    http://i.imgur.com/JwrqmQ0l.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/CdCoknNl.jpg

    early 60s Ford, with 105/1.8
    http://i.imgur.com/UD58wYLl.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor 24 N Auto F/2.8
    The 24 ended up being one of my lesser used lenses after a while - I like going either a bit less wide (28 or 35) or a bit wider (18 on my 18-35 zoom) in general, so it's a bit of an awkward focal length for me. My copy also focuses a bit dry,... The 24 ended up being one of my lesser used lenses after a while - I like going either a bit less wide (28 or 35) or a bit wider (18 on my 18-35 zoom) in general, so it's a bit of an awkward focal length for me. My copy also focuses a bit dry, the feel isn't as good as the AI and AI-S lenses I own.

    Used it today in San Francisco to get re-acquainted with said piece of glass:

    http://i.imgur.com/mD8Aokil.jpg
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    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor-S 50 F/1.4
    Decided on a whim to do all of my Wednesday afternoon photography with this lens at f/1.4

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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor-H Auto 85 F/1.8
    A couple of wide open outdoors photos:

    http://i.imgur.com/tNOfzLLh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/cCQNXLrh.jpg
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    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    A mixture of overcast and sunny today in SF:

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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AI-S
    A couple of shots to show off the 105/1.8's rendition of out-of-focus areas. Warm vibe from the bokeh both times

    http://i.imgur.com/wX8FSu5l.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    Sunny day photos with the 35:
    http://i.imgur.com/o35b2Nyl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/0DF7cdyl.jpg

    And an indoors closeup shot to test out the bokeh quality:
    http://i.imgur.com/8HUGNR3l.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    Out and about with the 35 on an overcast day:

    http://i.imgur.com/mpX7wEsh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/OyzXDGQl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/bbUcmall.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    Finally got myself the lens after all. There's something about smooth focusing and a nice form factor that can really make me enjoy a specific piece of glass!

    More indoor shots from inside Glass Key Photo:

    http://i.imgur.com/es082jXl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/sGbAyUtl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Y5q7NyXl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/6azLzOul.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/7FEr22El.jpg

    Sunset:

    http://i.imgur.com/2gVM5Uwh.jpg

    And...
    Finally got myself the lens after all. There's something about smooth focusing and a nice form factor that can really make me enjoy a specific piece of glass!

    More indoor shots from inside Glass Key Photo:

    http://i.imgur.com/es082jXl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/sGbAyUtl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/Y5q7NyXl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/6azLzOul.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/7FEr22El.jpg

    Sunset:

    http://i.imgur.com/2gVM5Uwh.jpg

    And a photo of my Ludwig Vistalite drumkit:
    http://i.imgur.com/h4N1tNkl.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikon Series E 135mm 2.8 AI-S
    More hockey shots with the 135/2.8 Series E. Still have to crop sometimes (if I'm taking photos from upper deck) but overall I like the results paired with just how little bulk the lens takes up

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2819/33160930016_e0b73aedb8_c.jpgDSC_2825c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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    More hockey shots with the 135/2.8 Series E. Still have to crop sometimes (if I'm taking photos from upper deck) but overall I like the results paired with just how little bulk the lens takes up

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2819/33160930016_e0b73aedb8_c.jpgDSC_2825c by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3793/33202667295_ce03e738c6_c.jpgDSC_2858 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2813/33045770382_9f70518293_c.jpgDSC_2950 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3835/33045765792_8f137cdf23_c.jpgDSC_2959 by Chris Sampang, on Flickr
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    Fox-body Ford Mustang near my church, with the 135/2 AI:

    http://i.imgur.com/ReUDNOWl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/e9P6bhKl.jpg

    And a quick shot of what appears to be a Lamborghini Huracan passing by, with my 105/1.8:

    http://i.imgur.com/O5cJbN2l.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Cars
    Two different times of day, two different cars, same intersection, same lens (28/3.5 AI)

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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor 35 F2.8 S.
    Got to test a Nikkor-S 35/2.8 at Glass Key a few days ago...the copy they had has a focus ring that moves easily but isn't really as "smooth" as the Series E 35/2.5 I tried that day (and also posted about already).

    http://i.imgur.com/pyRt6vSh.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/kfQQnXvl.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang started a new discussion, Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    Nikon Series E 35mm f/2.5
    http://i.imgur.com/Hf024tXh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/bcSd2Gll.jpg

    Haven't procured one yet, but spent the good part of half an hour testing one out at Glass Key photo. Lots of fun! Noticeably more light transmission than the older Nikkor-S 35/2.8 (which I did test as well) and the copy they have has...
    http://i.imgur.com/Hf024tXh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/bcSd2Gll.jpg

    Haven't procured one yet, but spent the good part of half an hour testing one out at Glass Key photo. Lots of fun! Noticeably more light transmission than the older Nikkor-S 35/2.8 (which I did test as well) and the copy they have has very very smooth focusing helicoids - I think it might be a new-in-box edition honestly. The 1-foot minimum focusing distance is more than enough to generate nice bokeh wide open on close-up shots:

    http://i.imgur.com/B49nMpPl.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/1CWpucil.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/jp1uRb7l.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/GYHtyc2l.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/iExIOGel.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/h2p2Wwol.jpg

    I like that this has very low distortion compared to some of the autofocus full frame zooms I've used at 35mm (i.e. the 35-70/3.3-4.5 which actually is a lens I really enjoy for casual shooting due to its light weight and flexibility)
    http://i.imgur.com/KKDxrsZh.jpg
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  • csampang
    csampang replied to a discussion, Nikkor 105mm f/1.8 AI-S
    Night skies with the 105

    http://i.imgur.com/RMNDOAZh.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/nVOBWxPh.jpg
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