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The 105 2.5 is a pleasure and adding extension tubes to it seems to be natural for the lens.
Dug up page 23 and found this exact quote from that certain person:
"I guess I'm done buying manual focus lenses... unless, of course, they're chipped."
Well I now have each of the 9 slots in the non-cpu list filled, so I know I am finally done
BTW I see Peter is back from his safari. Peter, that much driving every day will do anyone in, hope you are healed soon and look forward to seeing your safari photos.
Happy 2000th !!!
Well done Curtis ... what a beautiful piece of photographic cyberspace you have put together And well done to everyone who has made this the super friendly place it is. Long live NMF lenses (on Nikon cameras)!!
Dug up my first post and images on this thread (and forum) from April 23rd 2011 ... page 175 ... the 105/2.5 Ai-S was my first MF lens and I love it just as much today as when I first got it.
What a thread ! This discussion will be quoted so much in the future as an excellent reference point for those interested in manual focus Nikon lenses.
Went for a stroll with friends yesterday after Easter lunch and took some photos with my first AI-S lens, the 105mm 2.5. Never thought I'd enjoying manually focusing so much.
Thanks for reposting these pics, the one of the boats is beautiful especially. You started with some great shots and you've kept up the high standard, even improving on it!
Having just aquired my very own 105mm I am in the process of falling in love with her but I can tell we will have a long and prosperous relationship together. Being a bit geeky I looked up the history of this lens on the Nikon 1001 nights series (number 5) and I guess many people on this forum owe a small bit of thanks to Shimizu-san who designed the lens.
I cannot wait to have some time to mount this lens on some tubes, a certain person on this thread did a lot of work with this lens on 20mm of tubes around about page 23 and got some amazing results so I look forward to trying to do the same. (incidently the same person tells us on page 23 that he's done buying MF lenses, and I think he says the same on page 1997. )
Looking forward to more of your work Dean!
And everyone else, congratulations on 2,000 pages.