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Reviving Nikkor Classics in the age of DSLR

 
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Jul 27, 2015 00:45 |  #16

illrooster132 wrote in post #17334675 (external link)
the pictures look nice but i think they are out focus.
i love my 35mm cameras but no good developing labs for me to trust around here. so they sit on display. :oops:-?


Why not develop yourself? Black and white developing can be super dirt cheap. I'm spending 5 cents per roll for development.(that's not a typo 5 cents for a 120 roll)

And you can scan with a dslr/mirrorless so no need to spend a grand on a decent scanner.


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Jul 28, 2015 10:16 as a reply to  @ maverick75's post |  #17

Please elaborate your system / setup please :-)


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Aug 31, 2015 20:53 |  #18

Nice Choices. I picked up four lenses at a yard sale for $5.00! One was a Nikon 105mm f2.5 in fantastic shape. Works great on my D750.

Pays to keep your eyes open.




  
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Sep 26, 2015 10:21 |  #19

NEPhotoguy wrote in post #17690645 (external link)
Nice Choices. I picked up four lenses at a yard sale for $5.00! One was a Nikon 105mm f2.5 in fantastic shape. Works great on my D750.

Pays to keep your eyes open.

That was truly a great find! The 105mm 2.5 is one of my all time favorites!




  
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Oct 03, 2015 03:15 |  #20

The "low end" Nikon Series E lenses form the late 70s and early 80s 100 2.8 and 75-150 3.5 are surprisingly good.


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Oct 04, 2019 13:01 |  #21

Every single one of my 23 Nikkors, from 8mm f/2.8 fisheye to 600mm f/4 super telephoto are manual focus AIS Nikkors and they will still be the only lenses I ever use. They all work magnificently with my D850, D700 and D7100.




  
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Oct 04, 2019 13:11 |  #22

yogestee wrote in post #17320372 (external link)
The Nikkor AI-S 85mm f/2 is one of my favourite Nikkors. I bought it specifically for shooting theatre and made me a lot of money back in the 1980s.

I still have a bag full of Nikkors from 20mm to 300mm, including a 1969 vintage 50mm f/1.4. One day I'll adapt them for my EOS DSLRs.

I have a few favourites. 20mm f/3.5, 24mm f/2.8, 35mm f/2.8, the 85mm I just mentioned, an early 1970s 200mm f/4, , and the beast, my 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED. Another nice Nikkor is the 300mm f/4.5 from the 1980s.


The 300mm f/2.8 ED-IF is really not a beast, it is more of a mini-beast. I have no problems hand holding it down to 1/125 or even 1/60. Now my 14 lb 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS IS a beast and is essentially not hand holdable. With the D850 and battery grip mounted, it tops the scales at over 17 pounds. A monopod at the least is a must. Atop a carbon fiber tripod and gimbal head though it is a nature/sports photography dream!




  
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Oct 04, 2019 13:15 |  #23

JacobAllison wrote in post #17336581 (external link)
The reason I've stopped using my manual lenses on anything but my FE2 and D200 is because it's just so freaking hard to focus them on the modern digital screens. =/
I have a KatzEye screen for the D200.

I have horizontal split image/microprism screens from focusingscreens.com on all three of my DSLR's and they perform beautifully. They are pretty much a must since all of my lenses are MF AIS and the standard focusing screens, even on my D850, are less than optimal for manual focusing and I HATE using that little focusing dot. It is way to slow.




  
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