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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:01 pm 
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Today I was quite astonished how much you can get out of a magnification of just 1:4 (plus a little cropping). I was test-running my new (well, not quite: this lens is from the early 90s) 35mm F/2.0 Nikkor. I had heard that it could focus quite close, but dismissed the 1:4.2 on paper as too little to impress me much. Boy was I surprised!
Look at this shot:

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I was manually focussing at 25cm (which is just 15cm from the front-lens) and did only slightly crop.
Quite impressive for such a meagre magnification, isn't it?

You can see another image under similar conditions here. That one was cropped in half (from landscape to portrait).

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:10 pm 
Wow that IS very nice! Nice round bokeh too!

May I be so bold as to ask what you had to fork out for it on eBay?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:22 pm 
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That was 166EUR for the non-D version in very good condition. Current street price for a new D-version is 300EUR.
An yes, I love this one too. With the blurring from the large aperture it reminds me a little of an expressionist painting...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:59 am 
Yes it does look a lot like a painting, very nice!


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@LahLahSr: The next 35mm F/2.0 D (!) went for 203EUR. And some in the past sold for up to 230EUR.
Mind you it communicates distance information to the body and is at least 6 years younger than my copy...

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I like the picture very much. It just goes to show how little sharpness has to do with image quality! (of course, that goes only for some pictures ;))

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