Yes... having a significant other who has access to the same bank account will have a deleterious effect on this particular disease. That, of course, is part of my problem. My significant other doesn't live in my home and has her own source of funds. In the early stages of my kit building, which happened when I was shooting Canon, she made an occasional inquiry about a recent purchase. And mind you, a number of those lenses were in the thousand dollar range. But as I moved to Nikon and it became ever clearer that I was beyond redemption, she...Show more →
Thanks for all the details Curtis. I have to admit, I am still somewhat at a loss with all of this Nikon terminology. H.C., K, etc. I read the Mir site from time to time but find it hard to learn small details like what these letters mean.
I dont know if non AI lenses can mount on my FM2. I see a lot of these older lenses in the store, hundreds in fact. There are 30-40 used camera stores in one mall here and they all have a Nikon manual focus lens cabinet, some holding 50 or more lenses.
Being an expat in China, most of my living expenses are paid for, so I have far more money for my hobby that I would at home. Enough to be seriously tempted by Zeiss manual focus lenses (the 21mm Distagon is my dream lens). My wife would be bewildered by me owning 3 or more of the same focal length and I have to admit, so would I! I tend to always favor the fast lenses so buying an f/2.8 lens of a f/2 or faster lens I already owned would probably sit unused. If I had a choice between an 85mm f/1.4 and f/2.8, I would have easily taken the f/1.4, regardless of the weight. It is very rare, almost unheard of, that I selected the f/2 85 over the faster lens. This time I figured f/2 was fast enough and I think the smaller size on my FM2 works out real well.