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Love your enthusiasm Buddy. Clearly, you're much more of an adventurer than i am with your lens rebuilding. I bought two copies of two pre-AI lenses with the intention of swapping aperture rings on each set but then chickened out and had a camera technician at a local shop do it. I kept reading about frozen screws and needing to use a soldering iron to break them loose. I need a soldering iron like I need a hole in my head...
With regard to the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI I'm smitten with the lens. The AI-s version is a very...Show more →
Impressive photograph. It looks like that lens will do exactly what I expect of it.
The 180mm f2,8 ED Ai-S is actually smaller (138mm vs. 163mm for the 200mm f4 Q.C), but it has a wider girth (78,5mm vs. 72,5mm for the 200mm) and weighs 880 grams where the 200mm weighs only 630 grams.
The things to like about the 200mm Q.C are scallops, weight and price. Things to like on the 180mm Ai-S over the 200mm Q.C are ED glass, total length and a stop wider aperture.
Since the used market is what it is, I might just pick up the 200mm first for a test drive and see how I like it
Here is a nice kit for anyone interested:
If I did not already own the 50, 105 and 135mm lens also in this lineup I would buy this set this instant (oh, and there was this thing with $45 shipping and 25% import tax and customs duties)