Upload & Sell: On
Thanks! Now it seems my holy grail of lenses may be available: a 135 f2. This is an AI.
I wonder it there is that much difference between the AI and AI-s here? Anyway, keh, who owes me some credits, has an EX for $599. Trading in my current 135 2.8 AI-s (fraid so) should get me mostly there. We will see...
You owe it to yourself to become familiar with photosynthesis.co.nz which gives you everything you need to know about lenses, from serial numbers for different versions and detailed specifications for each lens. Put this in the category of teaching someone HOW to fish so they can take care of themselves. This is a resource we all learn to use eventually. Here is a link to specifications for all 135mm lenses. Have fun answering your question.
Photosynthesis Specifications for 135mm Nikkor Lenses
And here is a link to a very nice 135 f/2.8 Q.C. that HAS been converted to AI using Nikon's conversion kit. This looks like a very sweet lens at a decent price. I paid less, but the one I bought is not in such good condition.
EBay Listing for 135 f/2.8 Q.C. AI'd
The 135 f/2 doesn't get highest grades with Bjorn Rorslett, but I find it to be a spectacular lens. I love it. One of these days I'll do some comparisons between my copy of that lens, an AI-s in pristine condition, and my recently acquired f/2.8. The older lens produces some very delightful images and may on that level compete with the f/2. But if you've got a credit and can make the f/2 work, it is definitely worth a try. Here's a photo of the f/2 I bought on E-Bay for $625.