Hey guys, you might have gotten an email to my 105mm f/1.8 review that said it was password protected. I was testing out a couple more things, as well as getting feedback from some personal contacts. The review is now live and viewable to the public, see this link. Thank you for bearing with me!
Over the course of the past few weeks I have had the chance to really get acquainted with this lens. Though not my first manual focus Nikkor (that honor belongs to the excellent 50mm f/2 AI), this has become a favorite of mine recently, tending to stay on my NEX-7 about 70% of the time. Despite its minor flaws (which will be discussed in detail), this lens is dynamite. After some personal confusion in figuring out just what the lens could be used for (the 157mm equivalent is technically too long for normal portraits, and too short for a normal long telephoto), I happily found that it is quite perfect for both “up close and personal” portraits, as well as a useful lens for separating people from a crowd. This is obviously afforded by both the large maximum aperture and the focal length; at f/1.8 and at 15 feet, the depth of field (the amount of distance perpendicular to the lens that is in focus) is just over 5 inches. This in effect allows for the subject separation in the below shot:
So let’s dive deep into all the aspects of this fine legacy lens, shall we?
Hello all, no photos today unfortunately, but I thought I would give you a quick little heads up on what I’m working on over the next couple weeks.
I will be writing four reviews on the lenses that I use currently with my Nex-7 (see the “about me” tab for the kit) that should be posted here and/or on Kurt Munger’s photojottings.com website.
In addition, Steve Huff (stevehuffphoto.com) has me working on a feature article going into detail about my sports photography endeavors with my set-up. That one will take a little longer, but I should be able to work on that as I do the lens reviews.
Finally, I’ll be participating in Nick Mayo’s creative project over the weekend, a “Quotography” collaboration, which can be seen here . I’ll make sure to post my results here as well from this fun little challenge. Be sure to join in on the party if you are interested!
That’s all for today, and as always, have a great one!