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Scott, in that case the 2.5 AIS holds up pretty well against the macros.

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Thanks Samy. They are all taken at their widest aperture.




Jul 06, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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p.2872 #2 · p.2872 #2 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Thanks Scott, Georg, Alan, Jeff, and Ronny!

Another one from roaming about the city. As Mark explained to me, they were getting ready for Zürifäscht, or a once every couple of years festival in the city's name, and I guess this was a part of that. 28mm f/2.8 AI-s, stopped down to f/8.


Zürich by philipjohnson, on Flickr



Jul 06, 2013 at 12:03 PM
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p.2872 #3 · p.2872 #3 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A quick trip through Lancaster town and the area in Pennsylvania.

Ivy-sided building, 35 1.4N, f/8:






Memorial in the central Penn Square in Lancaster town, 28 3.5PC at f/8, shifted to get the entire memorial. A better angle for the 28 PC would have been more to the right except for the cars speeding through the square.





The original memorial was erected 1874, dedicated to Civil War veterans, and the plaques for WWII, Vietnam War and Korean War added much more recently.

A clock at the square, 35 1.4N, f/2:






One of the Amish stalls at Central Market, right next to Penn Square, 35 1.4N, f/2.8:






A little note about this market, per the visitor center next to it, the market's the oldest (I presume indoors?) in the US.

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Jul 06, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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p.2872 #4 · p.2872 #4 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


A few more from Lancaster..

BirdNHand Farmers market, 35 1.4N, f/8:






BirdNHand Bakery and Creamery, 35 1.4N, f/5.6:






And cakes at the Bakery and Creamery, 35 1.4N, f/5.6:







Jul 06, 2013 at 12:14 PM
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p.2872 #5 · p.2872 #5 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


And finally for now a quick test of PK-11A with the 35 1.4N at f/4:








Jul 06, 2013 at 12:21 PM
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Looking for some advice here. I found an 85mm f/1.4 AIS lens for what I think is a decent price ($550). The body and glass are in great shape with no marks, but the focus ring is very stiff. Is this indicative of a budding problem? Can it get worse or is this just "the way it is" and should be of no concern to me?

Thanks!



Jul 06, 2013 at 12:27 PM
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If that is the one from KEH avoid it! I purchased it some time back and they described it way differently. After receiving it I felt I was nearly going to rip the mount off my camera. They happily took it back, and sold me a buttery smooth one for a whole lot more money.

The one they have has a serious tight spot as if something is bent/misaligned, and would require major overhaul with parts to fix to a usable condition.

The glass and body are in great shape though on it.

Matt



Jul 06, 2013 at 12:45 PM
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Matt OHarver wrote:
If that is the one from KEH avoid it! I purchased it some time back and they described it way differently. After receiving it I felt I was nearly going to rip the mount off my camera. They happily took it back, and sold me a buttery smooth one for a whole lot more money.

The one they have has a serious tight spot as if something is bent/misaligned, and would require major overhaul with parts to fix to a usable condition.

The glass and body are in great shape though on it.

Matt


Thank you for your reply. No, I am not talking about one in KEH. I live in China and found this lens in a shop here. The tightness that I felt focusing the lens was nowhere near as bad as what you describe. It is quite tight, but still not difficult to focus. The tightness is also constant, not with a tight spot as your KEH sample had.



Jul 06, 2013 at 12:51 PM
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My guess is it just needs a re-greasing of the helicoids, but it's hard to know for sure. See if they will let you return it if that's not the issue, and get it checked out by a shop that does a good CLA.


Jul 06, 2013 at 12:55 PM
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rattymouse wrote:
Thank you for your reply. No, I am not talking about one in KEH. I live in China and found this lens in a shop here. The tightness that I felt focusing the lens was nowhere near as bad as what you describe. It is quite tight, but still not difficult to focus. The tightness is also constant, not with a tight spot as your KEH sample had.


OK I am glad it's not. KEH still has the same one I bought and that is the exact price $550 that they have it listed at. I just didn't want someone to have to go through the disappointment that I did upon receiving it.



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philipj wrote:
My guess is it just needs a re-greasing of the helicoids, but it's hard to know for sure. See if they will let you return it if that's not the issue, and get it checked out by a shop that does a good CLA.


Good suggestion. Thank you. The store offers a 3 month warranty, but I would doubt that anything could go wrong in such a short period of time.

There are repair stores in this mall and i can stop by and ask for their opinion on this issue. There is a very fine nice smooth focusing sample in the store too, but for $100 more.




Jul 06, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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If the 85 1.4 can be fixed at a reasonable price, it may be quite a bargain if the rest of the lens is in really good shape.

Philip, very nice scene again from Zurich, love the colors and light on and through those banners.

Here's another try with the 35 1.4N + PK-11A combo, this one at f/8:







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Jul 06, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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Matt OHarver wrote:
OK I am glad it's not. KEH still has the same one I bought and that is the exact price $550 that they have it listed at. I just didn't want someone to have to go through the disappointment that I did upon receiving it.


Thanks for your concern. Interesting that they are the same price!




Jul 06, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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85/1.4 shows up here on FM now and again. I just scored a helluva copy for just a bit South of $600. Snagged it as soon as I saw it. The gentleman who sold it was astute enough to post a picture with the serial # showing so that it was possible to confirm clearly that it was Ai-S. Now, if I had a Nikon body, I'd be able to start posting pics here Actually come Monday I'll have an F4 I can do that with

Curtis, it's all your fault



Jul 06, 2013 at 01:17 PM
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Hallo everybody,

I have just came back from some days off, I have had a quik look at the last pages: some really great stuff.

Here are three pictures, one for each lens I had with me.

20mm f/4






4200x2800

28-50mm f/3.5






4200x2800

75-150mm f/3.5 E






Full Res



Jul 06, 2013 at 01:47 PM
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p.2872 #16 · p.2872 #16 · Manual Focus Nikon Glass


Roberto, welcome back. Superb pictures each one of those three at the beach. That sunstar with the 28-50 is perfect.

Samy



Jul 06, 2013 at 02:26 PM
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Flower in direct sunlight with 35 1.4N + PK-11A, f/8:








Jul 06, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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Some really spectacular shots in here!!! The MF bug continues, A 16 3.5 fish on a d600 . not sure what the Bug is, but likes the curve of the lines. Even tries a handheld , backdoor fireworks. Thanks for a great thread. Andy














  NIKON D600    16mm    f/5.6    8s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jul 06, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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saph wrote:
I am guessing that's a single exposure on the 16mm, although John will need to confirm. At that wide of an angle, I believe you can get away with a 30 sec image without stars forming trails.

Samy has it right.
Fisheye and a single exposure. 30 sec leaves slight trails, but they are hard to see unless zoomed in to 100%..
Not my best night sky image for sure!

And yes I have two 16/3.5's because I know I'll drop one some day or scratch the front element sticking it too close to something.

John



Jul 06, 2013 at 02:44 PM
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anthonysemone wrote:
85/1.4 shows up here on FM now and again. I just scored a helluva copy for just a bit South of $600. Snagged it as soon as I saw it. The gentleman who sold it was astute enough to post a picture with the serial # showing so that it was possible to confirm clearly that it was Ai-S. Now, if I had a Nikon body, I'd be able to start posting pics here Actually come Monday I'll have an F4 I can do that with

Curtis, it's all your fault


Keep THIS one Tony and you won't have to worry about conditions in the marketplace... And you're welcome...

I know you're journey has been complicated but I'm delighted you feel ready for another round of manual focus shooting with a Nikkor lens mounted on you Nikon camera body. I've not experienced the whole film to digital thing but quite a few folks posting here do that so a bright guy like you can surely make it happen. And welcome back...



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