Nikkor AF-S 58mm f/1.4G

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by asiafish, Sep 18, 2014.

  1. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Not in any way Leica related so put it here in the open forum. Just came in the mail yesterday, did a quick focus check at 1 meter and added +5 micro-adjustment on my Df, then took to my Rotary meeting and a local wine bar after that.

    All images shot on aperture-priority, auto ISO, f/1.4, out-of-camera JPEG with no post.

    15279325222_3b5af968de_b. DSC_6529 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15279334172_0806238ffc_b. DSC_6511 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15093153708_608e41e5e5_b. DSC_6517 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15092955789_73d755c26a_b. DSC_6545 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15256694806_59b834b7f8_b. DSC_6566 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15092941719_e16600e643_b. DSC_6570 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15092988920_bdde6d1de1_b. DSC_6588 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15093121158_1873b20722_b. DSC_6589 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15276554121_3158582aa4_b. DSC_6592 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15279683135_5e4af69a72_b. DSC_6603 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15092971090_7e490cdb2a_b. DSC_6622 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15256658516_26276e8220_b. DSC_6703 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15276535891_61117d2d6c_b. DSC_6735 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15092958420_5f54e155de_b. DSC_6739 by Lawman1967, on Flickr

    15256645346_831f193830_b. DSC_6760 by Lawman1967, on Flickr
     
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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Looks sharp- and very smooth Bokeh. "Swirlies" - football shape, like the Summarit 50/1.5.
     
  3. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Supposedly they based the optical design on the old 58mm f/1.2 Noct Nikkor. Its going to be a lot of fun learning all of its quirks and how to get the most out of it. I can already tell that its a keeper though, and that I'm (sadly) going to enjoy the Df and Nikkor glass every bit as much as the M Monochrom.
     
  4. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    The 58/1.2 Noct-Nikkor was 7 elements in 6 groups, much like the 50/1.2. I have the older 55/1.2 AI and Nikkor-SC, 7 elements in 5 groups. Sharp over the center 2/3rds of the image and T1.25.
     
  5. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Based on, but different. The new 58 has two aspheric elements while the Noct had only one, though that one was hand ground, which I doubt the new one is.
     
  6. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
  7. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
  8. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  9. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
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  10. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I can see why you love it- beautiful rendering.
     
  11. asiafish

    asiafish Leica Place All-Pro

    Aug 9, 2013
    Bakersfield, CA
    Andrew
    Still having fun with the 58/1.4G. Here are my in-laws trying to cook. There is just something about the way this lens draws people.

    15271077834_23d07baf13_b. _DSC7645 by Lawman1967, on Flickr
     
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