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| Re: Manual Focus Nikon Glass |
As Ben observed if obliquely, for anyone experimenting with MF Nikkors, it is very worthwhile to consider these older lenses. No doubt the scalloped metal focusing ring is a very nice feature. I have in no way been disappointed by performance of these lenses, even the older version without the latest coating. I've no doubt that modern lenses handle light bouncing around inside lenses better and therefore reduce some of the peculiarities we find with these lenses. But that can be part of their charm. Although Nikon turned away from the Sonnar design for the 105 f/2.5, the P lens is a great performer. This is all great fun for me, and I expect for others who spend time on this thread
I'm not certain whether I'll pick up a 35 f/2 converted pre-AI lens but that would likely be my final purchase for this type of lens. As i mentioned before, the 35 f/1.4 and 28 f/2 are pricey. Since I already have AI-s versions of both of those lenses, I hardly need to make that kind of investment. When I can pick up lenses at or below a hundred dollars, it is an easy decision to make. At $500 I don't believe I could press the Buy button on E-Bay...
Curtis, this lens is surely for you: