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p.1 #1 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


Hi!

Been using this Pre AI 50mm f/1.4 mounted on my 5Dmk2 or NEX. Early this year, I was able to acquire a Nikon FE2 with a Nikon 35mm ai and a 70-210 ais lenses. Since the 50mm is a pre ai, I didn't bother to mount it on my FE2 nor check if it had been converted to ai.

Last night, I decided to check it after doing some research thinking I might send it for conversion so that I could mount the lens on my FE2 and my coming D600.

I have found that the lens seem to have been AI converted based on some research.

Just to confirm, I attached 2 photos showing the back of the lens (sorry for the quality, shot these with my smartphone).


2012-12-24 09.17.10 by j☺s h_m [busy], on Flickr


2012-12-24 09.15.11 by j☺s h_m [busy], on Flickr

Thanks in advance!




Dec 24, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #2 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


Yep, that is converted and ready to go.


Dec 24, 2012 at 05:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


DTOB, thanks for the confirmation.


Dec 24, 2012 at 05:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


Just a bit more info, if it wasn't converted, that tab you see that starts at the f8 and goes left towards f16 would be a complete ring around the whole lens.

I have one of these, not converted. I use it on my FE and F3...I've also got an F that I got the lens on, but that doesn't get much use.



Dec 24, 2012 at 05:45 PM
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p.1 #5 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


Yep - that is a converted lens - and a nice one. Enjoy using that beauty!


Dec 26, 2012 at 03:43 AM
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p.1 #6 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


DTOB wrote:
Just a bit more info, if it wasn't converted, that tab you see that starts at the f8 and goes left towards f16 would be a complete ring around the whole lens.

I have one of these, not converted. I use it on my FE and F3...I've also got an F that I got the lens on, but that doesn't get much use.



Thanks for the info. Will definitely try this on my FE2.



Dec 26, 2012 at 04:10 AM
 

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p.1 #7 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


DABNIK wrote:
Yep - that is a converted lens - and a nice one. Enjoy using that beauty!



Thanks DABNIK!

Really enjoy using this on my 5d2. Do you happen to know if this conversion was done using the Nikon conversion kit?

:-)



Dec 26, 2012 at 04:15 AM
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p.1 #8 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


It looks like a legit Nikon parts coversion.

All the homemade attempts look like crap with their paper labels and milled out notches.



Dec 26, 2012 at 07:00 AM
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p.1 #9 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


Zebrabot wrote:
It looks like a legit Nikon parts coversion.

All the homemade attempts look like crap with their paper labels and milled out notches.



Thanks for confirming.



Jan 13, 2013 at 08:14 PM
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p.1 #10 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


It's definitely a factory cvonversion - or at least a factory conversion ring. You can find a lot of pre-Ai lenses on ebay at great prices if you don't mind converting them yourself. I've converted four of them myself, and it's a fairly easy process if you have a set of micro-screwdrivers and a little patience. But before you start buying up pre-Ai lenses, I'd suggest checking Koh's Camera, Crystal Camera Repair, or Pacific Rim Camera for available kits. Each one has a particular number. Then use Roland Vink's site to match them with their corresponding lenses.


Jan 15, 2013 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #11 · AI Converted 50mm f/1.4 Auto-S?


@Mark Price, thanks a lot for these very helpful info! Will check these websites soon.


Jan 16, 2013 at 04:11 PM





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