20170108-11 Experiments with Nokton Lens – day and night

We had some patches of snow, rain and clear skies during the night and day for a few days, giving us the opportunity to play with the FZ1000 and the Nokton 10.5 mm f/0.95 manual lens on the GH4.  Here are some results:

All of these exposure were hand-held from the car—- with elbows propped against the window sills, ignition off.

Very soft Nokton at a few seconds.  Click on the image to see the stars … notice the hand-held blur.  I need more practice.

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The following night I tried again, just at the clouds came in to partially obscure the moon.   The obscured moon did not illuminate the sparkles sufficiently for a good capture.

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These 4 Halogen lights illuminate the driveway of the BAFD.   The diffraction patterns are exactly what I am looking for with the Nokton lens.  I want to get  that lens  to diffract the little sparkles of light reflected from the crystals of snow when illuminated by sunshine or moonshine.

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Dave and Irene’s winter scene…

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Glennie’s entrance … with the Nokton, giving a little bit of diffraction “star”.

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Through a glass, darkly

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Glennie’s entrance on a snowy night with the FZ1000 … no diffraction.

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Doug and Doreen’s house with the FZ1000.

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After 6 hours of rain after a snowstorm…  those patterns will show through the following snow cover giving an interesting texture.

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After this series we had a heavy clinging snowfall … making for some interesting scenery … next posting.

One thought on “20170108-11 Experiments with Nokton Lens – day and night

  1. I see you captured the Cetus constellation in the upper left of the first photo! Since getting my R eye cataract done, I now see the stars and constellations that I’ve been missing. All beautiful pictures Tom! Thanks, Diana

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