Sibil wrote in post #16454030
This is a fascinating thread. All the talk about the MF lenses, and the very interesting sample images prompted me to go for an archeological dig in the garage. Below is what I found;
Auto Vivitar (Nikon mount) 28mm 1:2.5
Nikkor 50mm 1:1.4
Nikkor 35mm 1:2
Nikkor 135mm 1:2.8
Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:2.8
Are any of these worth looking into for use on a DSLR?
...the Nikkors will adapt to Canon with a $5-10 adapter, if your eyes don't need LED confirmation of focus...
Nikkors are great lenses....well, maybe not the 35/2....the Canon 35/2 EF is much better....my 35/2 Nikkor had way too much veiled flare
Hope the 55 focuses smoothly...the 55's focusing lube tends to dry out.
The 50/1.4, like most 1.4s, gets much better @ F2 and is great @ 2.8-11.
The Vivitar is likely the close-focusing version and is very nice...
Which 135 Nikkor is it?...I have both the Q.C and the later AI-optic version, and both are very good...the Q.C is a brick-a-barrel-full of glass...
My Canon kit 450D/s90; Canon lenses 18-55 IS, 70-210/3.5-4.5....Nikon kit: D610; 28-105/3.5-4.5, 75-300/4.5-5.6 AF, 50/1.8D Nikkors, Tamron 80-210; MF Nikkors: 50/2K, 50/1.4 AI-S, 50/1.8 SeriesE, 60/2.8 Micro Nikkor (AF locked), 85mm/1.8K-AI, 105/2.5 AIS/P.C, 135/2.8K/Q.C, 180/2.8 ED, 200/4Q/AIS, 300/4.5H-AI, ++ Tamron 70-210/3.8-4, Vivitar/Kiron 28/2, ser.1 70-210/3.5, ser.1 28-90; Vivitar/Komine and Samyang 28/2.8; 35mm Nikon F/FM/FE2, Rebel 2K...HTC RE UWA camera