Nikon Nikkor – S Auto 1:1.4 f=50mm Nippon Kogaku review.
The Nikon Nikkor – S Auto 1:1.4 f/50mm Nippon Kagaku lens suffers from significant coma wide-open – or chromatic aberration, it’s a bit soft at 1.4 and the lens also has a lot of vignetting wide-open, but I really like it, this lens really have a character, the build quality is fantastic and this lens reminds me of Nikon 50mm f/1.2 using it wide-open I love it.
Take pictures like in the old days, no editing and use the pictures straight from the camera, it’s the lens character.
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Now if you Google what is soft lenses you can see that soft lenses is a lens flaw, but also there are some lenses that are made especially for soft images wide-open, but this lens is not that soft wide-open that I can be called soft you can get a very sharp picture on 1.4 with this lens.
Now because this lens suffers from significant coma wide-open (which I like) it’s a bit soft at 1.4 (which I like also) and the lens also has a lot of vignetting wide-open which I love, and that’s why I like to use this lens for monochrome shooting with my Nikon D810 and this is the settings I like to use.
Sometimes, I need to just let things go and break all the photography rules just for fun, you can have so much fun using this lens.
If you have this lens and a full-frame camera I urge you to try this setting, the Clarity setting is only on a new Nikon camera body and I think that plays a big role in the softness and that special look that I got from my Nikon D810 and this Nippon lens.
So for the next 13 images, I used this setting in my camera
In the Monochrome setting
Filter effects R
The lens sun flare test.
Landscape Photography Lens Test.
Now, of course, you can take normal and sharp pictures with this lens just like any other 50mm from Nikon.
Bokeh lens test.
low light lens test.
When you use this lens for low light handheld shooting you can get a coma flare effect that this lens creates, you can see double lights in the street light when the lens is used wide open and also a chromatic aberration.
as I said before I like all the lens flaws that this lens has its good to have at least one lens that can be different from all the new technology.