↑Nikon Z7 + Nikon 50mm f/1.8S.
In follow up to the Voigtlander 40/1.4 post, where I evaluate central sharpness on the Nikon Z7 at various lens apertures, here’s what the Nikon 50/1.8S lens does wide open @ f/1.8:
Clearly, this lens is operating on another optical level (the advantages of newer lens design and manufacturing, software trickery, as well as a larger size).
My wife was tidying the file cabinet this evening, and she came across a folder with some interesting contents in it — contents that I had long forgotten about.
Specifically, there were some receipts and warranty cards from Nikon, from 2004. Your see, in that year, I bought my very first digital DSLR, the Nikon D70 along, with its kit lens, the 18-70mm. That started a crazy journey for me that I’m still on, and — interestingly — the path has recently wound its way back to Nikon. Through it all, I never sold my beloved D70 and 18-70mm combo.
They are, in fact, the only pieces of photographic gear that I’ve never sold.
Here’s the original Nikon Canada warranty card for the D70:
And here are the dynamic duo, in the flesh (so to speak):
And here they are posing with a photo that was created by them: