Showcase Nikkor 10.5cm f2.5

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by VINCETAN, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Took the following today using the Nikkor 10.5cm attached to a cheap (ebay) Contax RF to M adapter. The camera is a Leica M 240 using the EVF. No post processing, just LR 5 to upload the DNG to Flickr.

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    L1000704.jpg by VINCEKTAN, on Flickr

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    L1000701.jpg by VINCEKTAN, on Flickr

    I really like the old Nikkor 8.5 and 10.5cm RF lenses.
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    They look great, the 105/2.5 is my favorite lens. Especially the Sonnar design.
     
  3. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

    710
    Aug 19, 2013
    Maybe due to their coating but I get better luck with flare using the Nikon than the early Zeiss.
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    It's the coating on the Nikkors. The coated Zeiss lenses are also better. With the uncoated telephoto's- a long hood is necessary. I made a custom one for using a J-9 on the M8, will do the same for the 8.5cm F2.
     
  5. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Hopefully my new / Vince's old 105/2.5 SLR lens will look like that on the Df.
     
  6. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Hi Andrew

    Did you get to try the lens out yet? You should have it already by now. Let me know how you like it. I got some really awesome picture with that lens and D800.

    Vince.

     
  7. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Not yet, still waiting on my Df to arrive. Hopefully tomorrow.
     
  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    And here is the SLR version I just purchased from Vince. 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor P on Nikon Df wide open with absolutely no post. This lens has a gorgeous rendering and the Df is quite impressive even at stratospheric ISO levels.


    ISO 3200

    15213143905_42a4664e95_h. DSC_5910 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



    This one at ISO 12,800

    15212736062_40ad10ae37_h. DSC_5925 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



    Again at ISO 12,800

    15213140645_2607f2fdf1_h. DSC_5921 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



    And again at 12,800

    15026550598_691f9ca7cf_h. DSC_5919 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



    And yet again at 12,800

    15213136915_4095ce4572_h. DSC_5927 by Lawman1967, on Flickr
     
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  9. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The 105/2.5 is my favorite lens, classic Sonnar design with the intent to render smooth out-of-focus areas. 1952, i do not think they used the term Bokeh yet. Or computers to design lenses.
     
  10. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    It is gorgeous. Focus ring is a bit sticky in some places and loose in others, but it is 50-years-old. Might send it for CLA, as it is definitely a keeper.
     
  11. aaronz28

    aaronz28 Leica Place Regular

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    Dec 17, 2014
    i'm curious - using the M9 or M240 - with adapted Nikon Lenses (I have the 105 f2.5 and a 85 f2) would love to use them on my M9 -
    does the rangefinder focusing work properly - or do you have to measure - old school? :D
    thanks
     
  12. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Nikon made the 10.5cm F2.5 and Nikkor 8.5cm f2 in Leica mount. The F-Mount 85/2 is a different formula, the original 8.5cm f2 was made in Contax RF, Leica, and S-Mount. The 10.5cm F2.5 Sonnar formula lens was made in Leica, S-Mount, Contax RF Mount and F-Mount.

    The F-Mount lenses will not RF couple, you have to guestimate the focus, or use an uncoupled Rangefinder.
     
  13. aaronz28

    aaronz28 Leica Place Regular

    63
    Dec 17, 2014
    Brian - but on a M240 - i'm assuming with the live view - it'll work?
     
  14. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The lenses will work with Liveview on the M240.

    The M240 uses the Olympus EVF2 finder.
     
  15. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
  16. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
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    The Leica version front-row, left.
     
  17. uhoh7

    uhoh7 Leica Place Regular

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    Oct 14, 2014
    You also have a shot of the most dangerous lens cap ever made LOL

    This has to be one of the most gorgeous old RF lenses :)
     
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  18. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I have a Sonnar version in Leica ltm and a Sonnar version for the Nikon F2. Both are great lenses.


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  19. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
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    Nikkor 105/2.5 on Leica M6
     
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