D800 + Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-s

Nikon D800 was back in action today after a few months break. I gave the Leica M9 a rest and let the D800 take over.

Model Alex
Studio Shoot. Coventry UK.

The D800 DSLR is so fast and easy to use after using a rangefinder for a while. Especially when using very shallow DOF as I do. I wont list likes/ dislikes here as full comparison of the two cameras to follow.

The Nikkor 50mm f1.2 AI-s was on the D800 for most the day. Fantastic lens that I love shooting close and wide open (f1.2).  The old manual focus AI-s Nikkor 50mm f1.2 is in my top 3 Nikon mount portrait lenses that I use for my model fashion and beauty photography.  I tend to use it less for wedding photography unless light level are very low.

Miserable dull weather in the UK today. I was using mix of Arri light and a speedlight lighting

**Good news. I did break out the Leica M9 towards the end of the shoot so new examples to come using the Leica M9 + Jupiter 3 (Russian copy of a Sonnar 50mm f1.5 lens) combo. 🙂

D800 vs Leica M9 Blog post coming soon!



Author: matthewosbornephotography

Coventry, UK studio based Model and Wedding Photographer offering both Medium Format Film and Digital Images. 1-2-1 Photography and Lighting Tuition also available.

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