Portrait of the day: the barber shop owner: a perfect subject for the Nikon Df?


As I am eagerly awaiting the official announcement of the Nikon Df (Nikonrumors), I came across this retro looking portrait. Welcome to the past, nothing in that place indicates that this photo was taken on Sept 26th, 2013, it could just as well have been taken 20 years earlier.
Now wouldn’t it be great to shoot a series of places and people who live a simpler life? Look at A. Gonzales, a 70+ retired champion boxer and correction officer, who couldn’t just lay back and do nothing, he opened a barber shop instead. A charismatic guy, full of energy who loves life as he knows it. I thanked him for allowing me to take his picture and asked him for his email address, he just laughed and said he doesn’t have email.
Shot with the Nikon D800E and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 D wide open.

The new Nikkor 58mm f1.4, who is it for?

This lens will not replace your standard 50mm, however, it will appeal to photographers who find themselves going back and forth between the 50mm 1.4 and the 85mm 1.4, photographers who like the bokeh characteristics of the 85mm but prefer the shorter working distance when shooting with the 50mm. If I had to choose between this lens and the newly announced Zeiss Otus 55mm, I would go with the Nikon. The 58mm will produce nicer bokeh and it has AF!

You can preorder the Nikkor 58mm 1.4 here at BH and here at Adorama.