Nikkor 45mm f/2.8 at work

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by luisarguelles, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Some weeks ago I received a new Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P bought in B&H (at about 295$, I don't remember exactly). It's a great lens that has all the 'flavour' of a Zeiss Tessar. In fact, the images that it produces remember me a lot the ones from my Zeiss-Ikon Contaflex and in some way, the ones from a Rolleiflex-T. Being a Tessar design, the results are also not far from what can be done with an actual Leica Elmar-M 50mm f/2.0, specially in the no-distortion issue. Anyway, I think it's always better to forget clinical tests and go out the street and take pictures. Interestingly, there was an exhibition of Salgado work in the city where I live. Salgado was awarded several years ago with the Arts Award from the 'Premios Principe de Asturias' in Oviedo, Spain ( ). In the 25th Anniversary of these Awards, there was a lot of conferences here (ie from Stefen Hawkings) and a photographic exhibition by Salgado in the park of the city of Oviedo. This was an excellent oportunity to test my new 45mm, so I took the camera and spent three Saturday mornings taking pictures. You can see the results here: For navigating, only click on every image in order to see the next one. If you want to go to the general menu, only click on the upper left small white square. Altenatively, you can also download a 1024x768 screensaver from: I hope you enjoy the images. By the way, two of them were taken with a 200mm f/4 Nikkor and one was taken with a 24mm f/2.8 Nikkor.
  2. Beautiful work Luis...I may forever hate myself for not bidding on that black 45mm P that sold last week on eBay...The next one won't get away!

    George Goodroe, CFP
    St. Petersburg, FL USA
  3. Cambridge World has the silver one for $269, B&H has it for $319.

  4. Thanks very much, George. The black version would have been my favourite, but B&H only had the silver version, too. In any case, my chrome FM2 (the camera used for the Salgado pictures) makes a wonderful system with the Nikkor 45mm f/2.8P lens. I can say more: this photographic outfit, after knowing its imaging abilities, transmits you the feeling of operating a Zeiss-Ikon camera. Good luck on your next bidding. This lens is truly a gem!
  5. Luis,

    Congratulations on your beautiful pictures, I like the way you have included visitors in each shot.

    Certainly the 45mm P is a great lens to have.



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