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Nokton 35 :/

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It doesnt seem to be repairable, about a year ago i dropped my Nokton 35mm f1.2 right into my coffee. I´we sent it in to be repaired 2 times, and supposedly it´s now clean. Sharpness and white fringing beg to differ tough :/1920×1080 shots with alot of highpass added are sometimes usable but the sharpness is crap compared to when it was working properly.

Sony a7r  + (Coffee) Nokton 35mm f1.2 II @f1.4

Hairdresser website

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Sony a7r + Sony Zeiss Fe 55 f1.8 @f1.8 (Flash)

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Sony a7r + Samyang 14mm f2.8 @f5.6

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 @1.2

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 @1.2

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Sony a7r + Samyang 14mm f2.8 @f5.6

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 @1.2 (Flash)

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Sony a7r + Sony Zeiss 55mm f1.8 @f5.6 (Flash)

Here´s a few pics from a photoshoot with a local hairdresser i did a couple of days ago. She´s looking to update her website (frisörfrida.se)

Shot with 2 nissin flashes in softboxes (1 with orange gel) or in available light, the ones shot with flash, is labled “(Flash)” 🙂

 

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Refurbishing a Kiev Jupiter 9 85mm f2

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

Took my Jupiter 9 apart today and greesed it up. And i got it back together aswell 🙂 Suprisingly small amounts of cursewords and problems! Seems to work fine now, we´ll see how it performs when the ebay adapter arrives for my a7.

Removed a couple of fabric peaces that where counteracting there intended use. Decrease friction. So without the cloth peaces, there is some play but my guess is thats nothing to worry about 😛

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Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 II

Well i have found a few things out so far. It has CA, not as bad as the MFT version (Nokton 17.5mm f0.95), and the 35mm got vinjetting, problably worse then the 17.5mm.

DOF is no where near the same (obviosly, f0.95~f1.9). The pop you get out of this is far superior to the 17.5mm. Over all image quality is alot less consistent on the 35mm (se pics above). The edge sharpness of the 35mm wideopen, and even stopped down is bad. really bad wide open and rather bad stopped down. Corner sharpness is better then edge sharpness(?), isnt that strange?

I guess that takes care of the bad, the good, is, that its awesome 🙂 Center sharpness is great wideopen (look at the eyelashes). The CA is easy to control in Lightroom if that bothers you.

The Nokton 35mm got that “classic” feel i guess. But that doesnt mean its totally unsharp or crappy, the edges and corner sharpness sure isnt awesome, but in alot of pics it helps with the pop.

And sometimes, its not very good. But if you would learn how to use it. I think it for the most part will be good.

Bokeh is also awesome, not at all as busy as the MFT Noktons. 17.5mm & 42.5mm.

If you correct CA and ad some sharpness apart from the general sharpenings in LR (High pass in PS (1st picture)) you get really poppy and sharp pics.

Colors are also great, the Sony Fe 55mm f1.8 and Fe 28mm f2 tend to be a bit greenish and skin tones isnt quite there i think. But the Nokton 35mm colors are really nice 🙂

The balance of the camera is better with the 35mm, on the em5 its abit front heavy with the Noktons. The a7 + the 35 is more equal in weight.

Well thats all i have the stamina to write for now.

Update:

My impression broken down sofar:

@f1.2: Magical shots, great center sharpness. Not so sharp edges or corners, and by edges i mean a good bit into the picture.

@f2: Alot of the imge is really sharp. Corners and edges are alot better.

@f4: Kind like f2, slightly better.

@f8: Tack sharp exept for corners, they are still very soft.

Häj häj häj.

Voigtländer Nokton 35mm f1.2 II Asfärisch ! :) (Inernational coffee day)

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Sony a7r + Nokton 35mm f1.2 II @1.2

So finally i got my hands on a Nokton 35mm f1.2. I have been eyeballing this lens ever sence i bought my A7, at one point i had pretty much decided to get it, and they pumped up the prices with close to 20% over the weekend so i got pissed and did´nt get it.

Today i got it used, good value! Though it took a 2hour car ride (one way). But i can already start to suspect that it was worth it, and that it will never leave my A7 🙂

The portrait is a test shot over a köpp (cup) of coffee and testing it out befor buying.

Stopped the car on my way home to snap the postbox pic befor heading to work. I´ll try to get some more shots done tomorrow!

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Fe 28mm f2

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Added some extra sharpness to the Dynafit part of the this pic in PS with the High Pass filter function. it was taken at 1/60 so i got some blur.

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Sharpend in LR and removed some CA from the bike spokes.

All pics above, Sony A7r + Sony Fe 28mm f2 @f2

Got some new found love for the Fe 28mm. I understood right away that it was a good lens, but after that it sort of fell in to the dark. 28 is not narrow like the 35 im used to, and its not wide like a 24. So it always felt wrong in my spine when i framed a shot and i didn´t get it right from the start.

But now, when its starting to settle, i realize this is an amazing lens.

200g or something ?(light as f…)

Sharp (as…)

Small

Fast af (Its got af! 🙂 im used to mf)

Even bokeh is nice!

This is a nifty 28! 🙂 Not quite pocketable but not far away either. Compared to the Nokton 17.5mm for m yEm5 i had befor i got the Sony A7r, the 28mm beats it on all levels. Its sharper, rather much sharper actually, so even though this is an f2 and its wider then the Nokton (35mm equvalent) and the Nokton would be an f1.9 in FF terms. The Fe28 feels like it gives more pop.

With the Mft system and the Noktons i always added some Highpass in PS when i was sharpening, even without highpass in the Fe28 shots you have more pop and sharpness. Editing can get you along way but the lack of detail, well, thats a fact. Kind of hard to get around.

CA is pretty apparent on the 28mm aswell, both green and purple, the difference is not that much better then the Nokton but, its clearly better.

And you get all this, at less then half the weight, half the price, in a smaller package, with AF, on a FF body, with less effort (both in post, and physically)

 

I rest my case 🙂

 

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