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Samy, thank you for making an effort to compare those 105mm lenses. It´s amazing to see the subtle differences, even at one and the same aperture.
I really like how the old 10.5cm f4 lens renders the out of focus detail. It really does a great job of subtly smoothing everything out. It would be very interesting to see how that lens does when taking pictures of fish in a tank with wireless strobes. The later 105 f2.5 P.C surprised me in that respect in that it gives better sharpness and more pleasing color rendition then the latest AF-S 105 f2.8 VR.
Dan, looking forward to see more magnificent images from the D600 with a 180mm lens taped to the mount. Which version of the 180 did you win?
Ray, those are some awesome butterfly shots. The are pin sharp and the compostition isn´t half bad either Looking forward to more of these
Mark, that 2nd night shot with the 180mm lens is just about perfect. I like the wide range of colors
I just got back from the customs office.
Picked this up from ebay a little while ago.
It doesn´t have the factor Ai conversion kit but the original aperture ring shows a finely machined surface on cutout needed for the Ai conversion. It moves through all the stops nicely with crisp clicks. Looks like a job well done.
The focus ring has no play watsoever but runs a bit dry. Not too much resistance but I might have it lubed just the same.
The exterior is in somewhat rough shape but the glass is like new. It looks like someone recently cleaned it. Will go out now to make some test pictures with the lens to see how it behaves.