We love our manual focus Nikkor lenses!


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Bukit Batok
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Hi all,
thanks to the encouraging response i saw from an earlier thread, i decided to start a fresh thread here.

Please keep your opinions and photos only to manual focus nikon lenses.

It would be good to keep per post to a specific lens, so that others can appreciate the legendary quality that has made Nikon one of the leaders in optical and photographic equipment.

To start off i am posting 2 photos taken with the Nikkor 35mm f1.4 ais.


35mm f1.4 ais @ f2.8, D700


35mm f1.4 ais @ f1.4, D700
 

Jul 26, 2009
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D7000 with AIS 85mm f1.4 @5.6
The sharpest lens of mine,sharper than my AF 50mm f1.4 a lot.The disadvantage is sometimes too far for portrait in my DX format camera. :cry:

 

kwanhan

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Aug 17, 2009
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i have a 50 1.4 AI'D ... really love the feel and character of this lens. don't have any representative shots to show for now though.

here's something i posted on another thread: a site to check the age of your lens based on serial number :)

http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

btw anybody got shots from the 105 1.8 or 2.5 to show?
 

pikapig

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My 55mm f1.2 ais lens, not a very popular lens..and a little harsh bokeh...but i still in love with it. Didnt know the history of this piece of glass when i got it..and got phillip tay to CLA'd it before i shoot...

nikon FE on film, @ f1.4


@f1.2

@f1.2, good for taking kids under low light..


Another amazing piece of glass Nikkor 55mm f2.8 ais macro.
This glass is amazing!
@f2.8


sorry this pic has been edited on contrast...cant find the unedited pic. but this micro lens is amazing.
 

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pikapig

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wow, all the good stuffs coming out! :thumbsup:

Hope to hunt for a decent copy of AIS 55mm f/2.8 and AIS 28mm f/2.8 next ;)
i sold my 28mm f2.8...haha..it was a good lens..but didnt realli use it much..especially when my 28mm-75mm f2.8 covers it.

But 55mm f2.8 is realli a good cheap nice micro lens:)
few months back, its quite commonly sold here...now don see it very often:)
 

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I saw a 58mm Noct f1.2 at Camera X. Anyone insane enough to buy and show us sample pictures here :p?
 

pikapig

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I saw a 58mm Noct f1.2 at Camera X. Anyone insane enough to buy and show us sample pictures here :p?
yah this is one legendery lens...hearsay one of the sharpest, contrasty amongg all the other f1.2...its ard USD 3k..and the price don seems to drop much..

by e way, 20mm f2.8 AIS is rather rare as well..:)
 

bigpond

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Yeah, I am also one of those who's very fond of the feel of these MF lenses -- the build quality back then is just so much better than even the very expensive new AFS primes nowadays. IQ is excellent too. Here are some of my samples :)

AIS 50/1.2 at f1.2




AIS 85/1.4 ard f2




Zeiss ZF35/2 at f2 (very high IQ wide open)



Rgds
 

ngck12

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All taken with Fuji S5pro.

1. 50 f1.8 series E @ f8


2. 50 f1.8 series E @ f1.8 - IMO its sharp, sharper than the AF/AF-D version


3. 55 f1.2 @ f1.2 - I love the sharpness wide open.
 

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