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leighton w wrote:
The thing I'm enjoying the photos posted that were taken with Nikki, is the simple fact that even the oldest Nikkor lenses perform well with modern DSLR cameras. As I've added 40 year old lenses to my kit, some of which were produced without sophisticated lens coatings, I've discovered they do remarkably well. I have no objection to Nikon and other manufacturers making improvements to their products and marketing them that way, but sometimes the premium charged for only marginally better performance is wasted on those of us not making a living by selling our photos. I'm very content with my extensive, though modest collection of MF glass. I say modest in terms of what I paid for these lenses. I paid $600 for an 85 f/.4 AI-s in EX+ condition, saving myself a thousand dollars over what the G lens costs. That lens may be great, but I'm hardly suffering. And although I don't have a long history with Nikon lenses, my three years with them has me very much attached to the aperture ring. I can't imagine owning a lens without one...
I agree with you whole-heartily. The other benefit being that these lenses don't seem to be coming down in price which makes them a good investment.
+1 Leighton. I've sold a few MF lenses for less than I bought them for, but perhaps I paid too much . . .
Most of my other MF lenses are at least holding value and seem to be increasing in value. They also seem to be much more scarce than a couple of years ago - perhaps as more and more people get an FX DSLR they've grabbed up more and more MF gems . . .