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My latest lens arrived this afternoon, the 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd. Although it came without a front cap and had some adhesive at two locations on the focusing ring, the lens is in pristine condition WITH the AI conversion kit. I easily got rid of the adhesive with an alcohol swab and then took a few photos. Here's one closeup, wide open. This lens has Close Range Correction. (CRC)
From left to right... 105 f/2.5 P AI'd, 105 f/2.5 P.C. AI'd, 85 f/1.8 H AI'd, 55 f/1.2 S.C. AI'd, 50 f/1.4 S.C., 50 f/1.4 S AI'd, 50 f/2 H.C. AI'd, 28 f/3.5 H AI'd, and 24 f/2.8 N.C. AI'd
Curtis, congrats on the new lens, great debut shot!
What a beautiful scalloped lens collection.
From the limited experiences I have with my 35/2 O and Sonnar 105/2.5 P, I feel better focusing with scalloped rings than ruber ones.
I see the great enabler is back (not too oblique for you I hope Curtis).
Yes, there's the 35 f2 and the 20mm f3.5 UD missing. The 20 is a beautiful chunk of metal - Rafael's been showing it off lately. You've really bunkered down on that 50 - 55 mm range - I didn't realise you'd bought 4 of them.
Thats seriously WOW!
Wonder how all of these perform. While this thread shows that old Nikkors are more than just usable today, it would be nice to have something like Dyxum and their lens database (lens - description - rationg - sample photos).
They are amazing lenses for sure...
We've toyed with the idea in the past of creating a wiki focusing on these lenses but nothing has come of that. At one time Fred said he would be willing to add a section of Nikon MF lenses in the review section so that we could comment but that too has slipped past. Perhaps with the approaching end of our Great Lens Adventure we'll turn to one or the other of those options to mobilize our creative spirits. These lenses are definitely an unending source of pleasure, both to look at and to use. Some lenses get more use than others, but I think most of us participating on this thread buy these lenses to use them. I certainly do. Glad you dropped by.