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Mixing Noktons Coffee break.

coffee-missile-175 fence-425 fence-not-425 fia-2-nokton-425 Fia-Nokton-175-web lady-nokton-425-web moped-425-web nokton-425-at56 nokton-mixing-175web nokton-mixing-425-web nokton-nokton-175 pedal-nokton-425 termos-web-175Here is a bunch of Images from earlier today. Took our bikes for a ride to the “view point” (we also had to walk and travel by farry) Great  day, great Coffee! Nice with some sun and warmth in the atumn gloom.

All but the one with the “springy thing” is whot wide open, the “springy thing” is shot at f5.6. Stoped down, The Noktons are flawless (“pretty much yeah”). Click the pictures and the topic will say “175” or “425” depending on the lens used. Sprayed away at 10fps to catch the guy on his moped. Luckaly he slowed down as he was passing, he pushed that thing to atleast 100kmh (im guessing) a little further down the road. Not just original parts i supose. 🙂

Other then that, nothing major to report. Tack sharp, nice bokeh. Awesome leneses.

 

Shot with Either Voigtländer Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 or Nokton 42.5mm f0.95 and Em-5. with either B+W UV and/or ND filters.

 

Thanks.

Laters.

Nokton 425

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So here is finally a post, have been working for a few days and i havent worked up to shoting/posting. CA keeps accuring. But the most apparent thing i have noticed over the last few days is that there is alot less Coma then the 17.5mm has. and its definitely sharper aswell. Have had the CV 42.5mm f0.95 for 3weeks now? And its really awesome. Sure some CA, which i have been bitching about, that goes for both the 17.5 & 42.5.

Well, to sum up so far. Its sharp (even wideopen). slightly sharper then the 17.5, it has alot less coma then the 17.5. Colors are better (not alot), bokeh looks pretty much the same (good) its alittle smaler, 3D pop feeling is better. And on the down side? Well nothing really…

 

And about the images. Shot wideopen with the Em.5 + Nokton 42.5mm f0.95, hld6 (first part)

Got super lucky nailing that fish on the fly @f0.95. Took it at the weekly fishing competition in Torsång. Man those old men/ladies can haul some fish! The rest of the pics are shot at random places around “town”.

 

Läjters.

 

Foggy Nokton 42.5 stuff.

cv-42-web3 - Kopia bello-425-web cv-42-hood-web cv-42-web-2cv-42-web34Some shots from around the house. Foggy and not to apealing today. Im sure some great photo opportunities hade presented them self if i had gone. Buuuuuut, no. a Stroll around the house was enough, plus a shot of my new ski boots and of the CV Nokton 42.5 f0.95 with the hood. Witch i dont use so i havent really remembered to take a photo of it. But here it is. Looks better without i think. All but the one containing the 42.5mm is shot with the 42.5mm. the other one with 17.5mm all shot @0.95.

 

Vi ses.

 

Häj häj häj.

a Few casual Nokton 42.5mm f0.95 shots from today :)

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Do you know what kind of brand the man has on his glasses. I had no idea befor i zoomed in as i was sharpening the picture in Lightroom (Ray-Ban right? 🙂 ). Pretty awesome how much detail the em-5 packs in to these 16mpix shots from the Voigtländer 42.5! Pretty desecent level of detail and sharpnes in the dog crop aswell.

It really makes the subjekts popp in the pictures, thats really the biggest benefit of FF (In my opinion) Sure u got higher light seneitivity,iso performance and all that. But what makes alot of the pictures beautiful is, the magic of “popp”. And the Noktons got “popp” (!)

Pretty good shooting situations in all these shots so no really much to complain about in these pics. I think the level of detail/sharpness is the subjekt for this post!

 

Well, laters!

 

Nokton mix.

olika-Nokton-175-web Olika-nokton-175-webb olika-Nokton-425-web olikaoxo175 olikaoxo-175-webb nokton-425-webb olika-175-web olika-425-webbMy computer have been packed with crap so i havent been able to load my photos to it, bought myself an external harddrive today. Got some shit out of the way!

So here is what managed to select out of the bunch. Its a little bit of both the 17.5mm and 42.5mm. Took these over the last couple of days, on my way to work, in a closed down and abandoned mental asylumn and some random driving around with my car photos. If youre wondering about the text, i started to add some lame text to easier show wich lens i used. But it just looked stupid, so i stoped. So now it looks even more stupid when there is just a few with text. Well well. Pic 1,2,4,5,7 is shot with 17.5mm and thus pic 3,6,8 is shot with 42.5mm.

The foucs ring on my 42.5 is alot slower to move around when im foucsing, i guess thats because its brand new? Dont reallt remember if the 17.5 was any slower new compared to how it is now.

The 42.5 keep devlivering tack sharp images with lots of detail, nice colors,beautiful bokeh and not much to whine about. There isnt really much to say on the bad part, sure it could have a little less CA, but already it does not have much of it. It could be a little sharper. But then i guess your eyes would bleed due the knife sharp images. The Noktons sure could weigh less, but with the weight loss i am pretty sure things like softness,distortion and coma will come along. So i feel the weight is ok to.

It does make the MFT system a little less atractive, Em-5 + oly 45mm 1.8 is alot lighter and a few cm smaler. But it can not produce the same images. “The best camera is the one you bring with you” And i bring this combo alot more often then i did my Pana 14mm f2.5 (55g) and Oly 45mm f1.8 (116g). So for me the extra 700-900 grams? (not shure about the weight difference) that differs from my old kit to my Nokton kit is totally worth it. But i will say that the extra 700g does not go un noticed. If you’re thinking about buying this lens, you should have the weight in mind aswell.

So for me. This is the best camera! I totally love the 17.5& 42.5 combo. the characteristics of the two differs quite alot and they deliver awesome images.

 

Not shure what the exact f-stop is on pic 2 (pretty shure labled it wrong with  the ugly text). but the rest is shot @f0.95 with:

Em-5

Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 or Nokton 42.5mm f0.95

B+W ND4 or B+W ND8

Hld6. Awesome grip! (the “first” part of it) the secound part is kind of awkward.

 

 

Arrividerci.

Nokton 42.5 CA madness

nokton-425-ASD-ASD-asd-ca-webIn this shot (i have pushed saturations quite a bit) you can see some pretty heavy CA. Purple CA along the right upper side of the tree and some red-ish towards the lower part.

In the upper left you can see some green CA.

But this is prettymuch a nightmare situation i think, as far as CA is concerned. It does not bother me much, its pretty easy to delete or minimize in post.

But if this is your typical shooting situation and you dont want CA. Perhaps the 42.5mm f0.95 is  not for you.nokton-425-ASD-ASD-asd-8-webThis one is shot @0.95 and pretty close. So its got that crappy milky feel to it. It was even worse befor i rezised it for the blog. DOF is pretty much zero.

granny-nokton-42.5-web-1Here is another shot from the other day. Shot wideopen in some crappy garage. Avalible window light. Still sharp as blade! Awesome bokeh! When you get shots like these (“bokehlicious” shots like these) i dont regret switching from FF to MFT at all 🙂

 

Day 4, Nokton 42.5 “Vs” nokton 17.5

nokton-425-ASD-ASD-42.5 nokton-425-ASD-ASD-2-17.5Here is some sort of comparison between 2 shots, the top one taken with the CV Nokton 42.5mm f0.95 and the bottom taken with CV Nokton 17.5mm f0.95. I have edited both to the best of my abillity.

Color correction,CA, sharpness (i sharpened them equally). Well most things u usually edit. I have tried to make them as equal as possible. And as you can see, they dont differ much at all.

I got some feedback on flickr from a reader! (Yes apparently i atleast got one reader! or perhaps visitor is the correct term 🙂 ) It seems i have given the impression that the 17.5mm is not an awesome lens. And that was never my intention, nor is it the case!

The Nokton 17.5mm f0.95  is totally awesome! Sure it has CA, but so does everylens… if you pixelpeep these 2 images, the 42.5 is slightly sharper, now when cropped and sharpend, you cant tell them apart. The only apparent differens is the FOV (and some contrast on her face, the sun peeped out when i was shooting with the 42.5).

And that is almost all the diffrence there is. BUT the 42.5mm is to my eyes, sharper,has less CA and less distortion. When compared.

At the end of the day. Its not much to whine about, or perhaps nothing at all to whine about. The difference between the 17.5 and the 25 is alot bigger i think, but that is alot of guess work on my part, i have just shot a few pics with the 25. I think Sharpness is towards the low end of what is acceptable. (as far as i could tell from the little i used it) And by that i sharpness @ the biggest aperture. Stopped down they are pretty much flawless, that goes for the 25mm to i guess.

Hope this straighten things out!

 

Hej svejs.

 

Day 3 with Nokton 42.5mm f0.95

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All but the last one, wich is shot @f5.6, is shot wideopen. It is sharp! Perhaps not as sharp as i initially said. But sharp! Only slightly sharper then my Nokton 17.5mm. I still belive colors and bokeh are alot better.

Separation in the 42.5mm is alot better to. It really gives you that “FF” feel.

When zooming in on pic nr6 i could clerly see her eyes and face detalis, wich is pretty impressive for a 16mp shot when cropped that much, its not really that much left to work with. And there is quite alot of CA around the handlabars on the stairs and around the postbox in the same shot.

So far i dont regret getting the lens for one second! Totally worth it! 🙂

 

Check black later for more “bokehlicious” shots.

 

Auf Wiedersehen

Pentax stuff

Pentax MZ-50

Pentax MZ-50

Pentax 80-320 from the side

Pentax 80-320 from the side

Pentax 80-320 from above.

Pentax 80-320 from above.

Macro tubes?

Macro tubes?

Any one interested in buying any of these just send me a message in the “KONTAKT” section of the page, and i´ll get back to you. (Photos thaken with the Nokton @ f0.95)

Pentax MZ-50 with kit lens 35-80

Pentax 80-320mm

And some macro tubes?

Selling these on behalf of a friend who does not enjoy internet very much… He assures me it all works fine, i have just tested the AF and everything seems to work fine, no problems with scratches or anything like that!

 

 

Finally some summer heat.

granny-5 doggy-water granny-3Swimming at my grandmothers place after some high pulse mtb riding in the heat, it was quite nice to cooldown after that feat.  Some CA around her face in shot nr 3. All three shot with some less then deacent Dörr ND4 @f0.95. Dont really recomend these filters, they even managed to make my (its now sold though) oly 45mm 1.8 look soft. And thats pretty much one of the sharpest lenses on the planet.

But i had to stack 2 of them at that time, one i guess is alright if your on a (really) tight budget. but, u can stack B+W ND4+Nd8+Nd110 with no aparrent loss of sharpness so with that in mind. Dont buy Dörr ND filters…

Well that turned in to some sort of filter review.

But this blog is more about the photos then my review, im not in any regard a pro, my main goal with this is to be a sourse for “bokehlicious” Nokton 17.5mm f0.95 photos to look at, and see what it can achieve befor buing it.

And to sum up the months with the OMD and the 17.5. Awesome combo! And you say its all realtive though, sure. But when i say that, i compare it to my previous set-upseses. (5d mkii +35mm 1.4 L or 50mm 1.2 L) In DOF terms its impossible to compare, well its not but the 5d will have shallower dof. Bokeh i would say is better then the 35L but not as good as the 50L. And depending on you application for the set up, with the MF in mind, the Nokton might not be for all poeple.

When i think about all the hassle with micro adjusting the AF of the 5d, but i never felt i could trust it enough. MF on the 5d is a Pain to use. And to haul that Mother f around… I brought it + 24-70L and a 200L up the inca trail to macchiu piccu. And on a couple of  skiing trips to the Alps.

I finally realized, i dont make 5million inch prints of my photos, and i dont want to haul that size and weight around, and i dont want the hassle with micro adjusting anymore.

So i bought the Em-5 on a whim. And it really surprised me in almost everyway. Bought some “cheap” lenses (compared to Canon lenses) and everything was tack sharp, AF nailed perfect every time! the only downside (almost, the AF Servo still has ways to go) was the DOF, it wasnt the same, the “magic” you get from shooting at f1.2 – f1,8 on full frame was not quite there.

And then i stumbled on the the Nokton 17.5, and the math makes the DOF some where around f1.9 in FF terms. So even with the huge price tag i decided to buy it, even though it makes that small package heavy for its size, totally worth it, the perfect compromize between size and “quality”.

No problem to bring it every where!

Well thats my limit of writing in one sitting, like i said:P My main foucs is the photos. So im gonna sum it up here. Buy the Nokton, if you feel you can spare the money, you wont regret it!

 

Laters!

 

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