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I have a question to the Nikon 35mm f2.8 PC or similar lens users. Are there non AI versions or are all of them AI?
Can all versions be mounted on my D600 without breaking anything?

Also found a rough looking 180mm f2.8 ED AIS on ebay selling for a buy it now of $180.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-180mm-F-2-8-ED-Ai-Lens-/281306855403?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item417f31f7eb



Apr 11, 2014 at 02:19 PM
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ramkumar999 wrote:
I have a question to the Nikon 35mm f2.8 PC or similar lens users. Are there non AI versions or are all of them AI?
Can all versions be mounted on my D600 without breaking anything?


Hi Ram, I have the latest version of the PC 35/2.8 ("black knob") and it works just fine. There's a notice in the Nikon manuals about incompatible lenses and the older PC 35/2.8 (PC 35/3.5 too) is listed. I have no clue if any damage can be done by mounting those old lenses to modern DSLR'S, but I don't try.



Apr 11, 2014 at 02:26 PM
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A little love for the 28mm 2.8 AIS. I noted a few things while using this lens yesterday. The lens is very light and unobtrusive with a great focus throw. Form where I was to bringing the photo in focus was fast and easy. With the D600 you get a full view of the photo and I was impressed at the sharpness of this lens. The colors were well saturated. The coloring has a little bluer tone than the 24mm 2.8 AIS that I had previously. I think this lens fills a nice gap in between my 20mm 3.5 and 35mm 1.4 but won't replace either one. Lestor I tried to find the perfect setting for a close-up with a wide angle but I couldn't find the perfect shot to really show it off. Curtis I can see why you like this focal length it is very nice on full frame when you don't want to carry both a 20mm and a 35mm in your bag.
Here are some photos from yesterday in downtown Tampa.

at 2.8


at F8




at F11




Come on all of you 28mm 2.8 AIS owners, lets see your love!!!!!



Apr 11, 2014 at 02:41 PM
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the solitaire wrote:
...What are your thoughts on the 200mm f4 Q.C Auto Nikkor? I see a copy on ebay from a seller not too far away. What I'm looking for is a small but sharp 200mm lens to use with tubes. The aperture of f4 is not really a drawback in this case. I know the 180 f2,8 ED Ai-S is stellar, but it's too heavy to justify a place in what is supposed to be a lightweight kit.


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 fine lens but like the 135 f/2.8 AI it is a smaller form factor than the earlier Q.C. lens. Especially with long lenses, having a bit more weight and size helps if one is hand holding. The 200 Q.C. is really a joy to hand hold and it performs beautifully with or without tubes. Here's a photo I posed last year taken with this lens and a 36mm Vivitar extension tube attached.


I'd assumed when I began this adventure that I needed to buy the most recent lenses with updated optics and coatings. Of course, as has been mentioned by Samy and Jose above, the older lenses are equally interesting and worthwhile. I love how the older lenses render images. If you can pick up a copy of the 200 Q.C. my guess is you won't be disappointed. And yes, kit building is FOREVER...



Apr 11, 2014 at 02:41 PM
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Totally sucks. I have a two hour lunch today and although I had my camera sitting on the table next to my lunch, I forgot it. With the weather being as nice as it has been, and with the recent rain, the campus is beautiful and green. Hope to shoot some this weekend.


Apr 11, 2014 at 02:42 PM
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Wonderful presentation Ray. Yes, it is a fine walk around lens and you presented its strengths beautifully. For the price you paid it truly is a steal. And it makes a nice replacement for the 24 now that you're shooting FX. Thanks for this review... it will encourage more people to by MORE lenses...


Apr 11, 2014 at 02:46 PM
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Thank you Curtis. I STOLE this lens and I am glad that I did
I made an interesting discovery this week. I purchased the "Hoodman" camera eyecup for blocking out stray light from my vision. The cup rotates so you can use it horizontally as well as vertical. It can be used for right or left eye focus. In trying this out and with a little help from Ken I found out that my dominant eye is my left. Although it was awkward at first I can see much better than before and my focusing and composure ability is much greater. The cup helped me to enjoy shooting more and made framing a real ease. There are different ones for different cameras, this model is for the D600
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks

https://hoodmanusa.com/prodinfo.asp?number=H-EYEN22S



Apr 11, 2014 at 03:17 PM
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Havana, Cuba, 2012. All shot with the 28/2.8 AIs.






















Apr 11, 2014 at 03:23 PM
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Cracking shot Curtis !!!!

Love your work Georg

Ray ... your 28mm 2.8 love is evident .... perhaps I might liberate mine from the shelf ....

I really like your Cuba shots Sandy .....

Steve



Apr 11, 2014 at 03:24 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Curtis. I STOLE this lens and I am glad that I did
I made an interesting discovery this week. I purchased the "Hoodman" camera eyecup for blocking out stray light from my vision. The cup rotates so you can use it horizontally as well as vertical. It can be used for right or left eye focus. In trying this out and with a little help from Ken I found out that my dominant eye is my left. Although it was awkward at first I can see much better than before and my focusing and composure ability
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Curtis. I STOLE this lens and I am glad that I did
I made an interesting discovery this week. I purchased the "Hoodman" camera eyecup for blocking out stray light from my vision. The cup rotates so you can use it horizontally as well as vertical. It can be used for right or left eye focus. In trying this out and with a little help from Ken I found out that my dominant eye is my left. Although it was awkward at first I can see much better than before and my focusing and composure ability
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Right! When I tried to sneak Ray's 135 F/2 out of his bag he caught me using his left eye.

Also to keep up!

Georg .. Unusual perspectives are always a good thing!
Steve .. we have liquid sunshine!
Ram ... looks no worse than my beater 180ED that is A+ optically.
Curtis ... Home ownership ... never understood if you own the home or the home owns you!
Gia ... Leighton's advice is solid. I use my 16mm 2.8 on Robin's D7000 with a result real close to Ray 28 2.8. posted a few posts back. The same shot from a different perspective, on a full frame takes it to another level with the fisheye and PP! It's a permanent keeper Dx or Fx.






Never met a sunburst I didn't like!

  D800    16mm    f/22.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Apr 11, 2014 at 03:25 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you Curtis. I STOLE this lens and I am glad that I did
I made an interesting discovery this week. I purchased the "Hoodman" camera eyecup for blocking out stray light from my vision. The cup rotates so you can use it horizontally as well as vertical. It can be used for right or left eye focus. In trying this out and with a little help from Ken I found out that my dominant eye is my left. Although it was awkward at first I can see much better than before and my focusing and composure ability
...Show more

Oh yah I always use a eyecup, since I'm left eyed my breathing fogs up the U cup really fast! generally i've used cheap ones but I'm gaming for a nicer one this time



Apr 11, 2014 at 03:40 PM
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Is it me .....

Or are some people just not too observant??

There I was by the side of a busy rural road, trying to keep my back end from being hit ....

crouched down on my haunches, camera in hand and up to the eye, pointing it at a field of daffodils ....

Along comes a guy .... pulls up on the other side of this busy road ..... and asks .....

'Are you taking photos of the daffodils?'

Well I was tempted to say .... NO .... I'm building the Eiffel Tower ...... what did he think I was doing? ....

He then proceeds to get out of his car and come over next to me and take his phone out and take photos on it from full standing height ....

Oh well ....... it takes all sorts !!

Steve




Stokesey 2014

Daffodils 85mm f1.4 @ f2

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/2.0    1/8000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  





Stokesey 2014

Daffodils ... different focus point

  NIKON D800    85mm    f/2.0    1/8000s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 11, 2014 at 03:45 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
A little love for the 28mm 2.8 AIS. I noted a few things while using this lens yesterday. The lens is very light and unobtrusive with a great focus throw. Form where I was to bringing the photo in focus was fast and easy. With the D600 you get a full view of the photo and I was impressed at the sharpness of this lens. The colors were well saturated. The coloring has a little bluer tone than the 24mm 2.8 AIS that I had previously. I think this lens fills a nice gap in between my 20mm 3.5 and
...Show more

All right a little love! The reason I think it is it is a good walk around lens is. John Wayne, color, bokeh, and mild rust rendition. Crops beautifully and the big + is CRC

It's between the 16 and the 50mm!




Ken Hill 2014


The "Duke!"

  NIKON D700    28mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  




Apr 11, 2014 at 04:03 PM
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I finally got my film (shots start from Sept 2013 yikes) developed ... and for the first time, printed.
Because the woman at the shop was lamenting how no one prints anymore
And she don't make no money off developing... I got soft
Prints look awful though, looks pixelised somehow
Meh, gonna send the negs to my usual contact to get 'em scanned
Can't wait!



Apr 11, 2014 at 04:08 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:
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:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/lot-5-near-mint-NIKON-non-AI-lens-35mm-2-50mm-1-4-105mm-2-5-135mm-3-5-200mm-4-/141251461914?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item20e33e431a

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)



Apr 11, 2014 at 04:29 PM
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Here's a photo for Leighton who like me loves doors. I got a triple header
Taken with the 28mm 2.8 at F5.6






Apr 11, 2014 at 05:23 PM
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leighton w wrote:
All one has to do is look at Ronny's images with the 135 and tubes to be sold on what Jose just said.


Yup! Ronny's images are what made me question whether or not I needed....check that.....wanted a 105mm AIS micro. With the 135/2 + tubes, I could kill two birds with one stone and save myself about $300 on getting both the 135/2 AIS and a 105 AIS micro.

Plus, I could throw the tube on my 85/2 AIS. Holy cow, it's micro Micro MICRO!

It would mostly be used for food photography....maybe jewelry. I love my 60/2.8G micro, but for food want more compression at times.

BTW, thanks for all the replies fellas. This thread and it's participants are all kinds of awesome.



Apr 11, 2014 at 05:33 PM
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Now as I think about this even more: the 105/2.5, 135/2.8 or the 180/2.8 with an extension tube sounds like a great inexpensive possibility

The big looming question for me is, ....Can I get 1:1 with a telephoto MF lens and an extension tube?



Apr 11, 2014 at 05:51 PM
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Thanks

New Lens
I'll be back


Nikon 105 f2.5 Ai von Ronny Olsson ( Thank's for over 3 000 000 views ) auf Flickr



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