Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

pbraymond wrote:
A couple from a quick hit Alberta clipper snow event this evening.

D700, 75-150 "Tree Line and Snow", single frame cropped into a wide horizontal shot. I liked the contrasting shades of the foreground trees and background trees due to the snowfall.
*EDIT* just changed the crop a little, decided that it made for a stronger image.

D700, 55 f2.8 AIS "Truck" shot. Slight crop, I liked the subtle tones and just a hint of color from the truck.

Love the tree line crop. Great job Ray



David Antilley
Registered: Dec 22, 2006
Total Posts: 313
Country: United States

huddy wrote:
A lot has changed for us in the last year... shooting with MFNG has been one of the few constants!
After a year, our little Eli is quite fun, and loves his mom (and me too!)

It is fortunate that he really likes other babies too, as we're going to be welcoming another late this July:

Although the little one is rather unaware, Nikki and I are very excited to see our family growing and I'm sure I'll be flooding the boards with pictures of another cute baby soon!



Instead of NMFAS is it SAS (sibling acquisition syndrome)?

Congrats

David



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
MDoc9523 wrote:
I finished my Frankenstein of the two 105mm 2.5P lenses. I had one with a chewed up focus ring and one with fungus. The plan was to take the focus ring off one and place it on the other. I had my friend cut the ring to specs because there was no factory replacement ring available. I then had to put the lenses back together. If you attempt this with a scalloped lens I can tell you that the greatest challenge is the little spring that works the aperture. Patience and a steady hand is required. Be sure NOT to stretch the spring and take it off very carefully. Replacing it is no easy feat either.


Very cool Ray, you could start a cottage industry to lens mods for all of us!


Perhaps you'll inspire to exchange aperture rings on the two copies of a 50 f/1.4, the S with the Nikon AI conversion kit and the S.C. that is pre-AI at the moment. They're both fine looking lenses but I bought the S.C. when in the height of my lens lust, which has diminished somewhat of late. I have to say though, the the old all metal lenses are a joy to hold and use. I do love these lenses.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:

Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.


You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.


And when exactly do you go anywhere?



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2236
Country: United States

Do Instagram altered photo's count? I did use my one and only lens of course, but Instagram killed the data info once i used them? Here it is, hand held Nikon D700 # Nikkor 85mm 1.4 AIS! A boat/ship at the SF California beach area. Happy photography -Americo.Rodriguez





A Ship by aNikkorGuy, on Flickr




CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

David Antilley wrote:
huddy wrote:
A lot has changed for us in the last year... shooting with MFNG has been one of the few constants!
After a year, our little Eli is quite fun, and loves his mom (and me too!)

It is fortunate that he really likes other babies too, as we're going to be welcoming another late this July:

Although the little one is rather unaware, Nikki and I are very excited to see our family growing and I'm sure I'll be flooding the boards with pictures of another cute baby soon!



Instead of NMFAS is it SAS (sibling acquisition syndrome)?

Congrats

David


Great line David. And Alan, the world would be a better place if kids were brought into the world by parents who are really up to the task and want bigger families. Being a parent is incredibly challenging and not every person is up to the task. You can see families that are working well by the joy you see in a child's eyes. Eli is looking pretty sweet.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Thank you Chuong, Leighton and Curtis. I am not sure i want a cottage industry
Curtis I see that there are two rings with those particular lenses, rings 6 & 7. As I discovered with the 16mm 3.5 they can be quite different. The difference can be as small as a couple mm's and make a huge difference.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

I checked serial numbers on the two lenses Ray and if photosynthesis is to be believed, both of these lenses use AI kit 6. I'll find out if that is accurate... someday...



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:

Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.


You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.


And when exactly do you go anywhere?

Hey man, I just went to Monticello last month!



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys!
Great shot..Incredible pictures as you deliver all the time

Have a friend who wants to buy a Nikon 50 1.2 ais Used
Is it common with jammed focus rings and oil on the blades?
or any other things that you need to watch out for ?
Thanks in advance
Ronny//



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Ronny, you always want to check to make certain the lens is in good shape. This lens is not reputed to have any particular problems, but you'd want to check the aperture ring to make certain there are sold clicks at each stop. The focus ring should be nicely damped, not too loose or too tight. You can take off both caps and turn the aperture ring while viewing the aperture blades to see they function correctly. If you're buying the lens sight unseen, you will want to be certain the seller is trustworthy. Photos of the lens can then be critical.

I've bought a great many lenses over the years and with a bit of care, I've never had a problem, whether buying on E-Bay, Fred Miranda or other websites. Common sense and careful assessment of both the product and the seller should get your friend where he wants to go.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

CGrindahl wrote:
Ronny, you always want to check to make certain the lens is in good shape. This lens is not reputed to have any particular problems, but you'd want to check the aperture ring to make certain there are sold clicks at each stop. The focus ring should be nicely damped, not too loose or too tight. You can take off both caps and turn the aperture ring while viewing the aperture blades to see they function correctly. If you're buying the lens sight unseen, you will want to be certain the seller is trustworthy. Photos of the lens can then be critical.

I've bought a great many lenses over the years and with a bit of care, I've never had a problem, whether buying on E-Bay, Fred Miranda or other websites. Common sense and careful assessment of both the product and the seller should get your friend where he wants to go.



Thanks .. yeah he is looking to buy on ebay and he was looking to buy new
from Hong Kong because it is not so many Used in Sweden
But he is a little unsure about buying from ebay ..
he was thinking about this this seller
If he does not find a Used in Sweden

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Brand-New-Nikon-AI-S-AIS-Nikkor-50mm-f-1-2-MF-For-D5100-D600-D3100-D3200-/251220684412?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item3a7deb6e7c&autorefresh=true





CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
leighton w wrote:
mp356 wrote:

Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.


You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.


And when exactly do you go anywhere?

Hey man, I just went to Monticello last month!


That's about an hour from Staunton, right Leighton? I enjoyed the photos, but did you actually take a zoom lens with you?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:

Leighton, I like using the 28-50 in cold snowy weather so I do not have to make lens changes between 28mm and 50mm primes in the field. It is a sweet little lens.

leighton w wrote:
You're right Scott, it is a sweet little lens. The only thing I find that makes a mark against it is that it vignettes a little on the wide end opened up on a FF. I didn't notice it when I had it on my D7000. Other than that I like it. I also like the hokey micro setting, comes in handy sometimes. I know this is blasphemous, but this lens, combined with the 50-135mm makes a nice little travel kit.

CGrindahl wrote:
And when exactly do you go anywhere?

leighton w wrote:
Hey man, I just went to Monticello last month!

CGrindahl wrote:
That's about an hour from Staunton, right Leighton? I enjoyed the photos, but did you actually take a zoom lens with you?


You're right, about an hour East of us. I only took and used Nikki on that trip.



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

I generally rely on feedback when using E-Bay and this seller has quite good feedback. Since your friend is willing to pay for a new lens the questions have to do with price, shipping cost and exposure to customs fees. The price quoted is considerably lower than what he would pay buying from B&H, which represents the gold standard when it comes to retailers. There also is free shipping offered by this E-Bay vendor. So it seems a good deal apart from the customs fees which can't be avoided if the lens is bought from outside Sweden.

Using Paypal and a credit card with E-Bay gives the buyer ample protection, but this person's feedback suggests there should be no problem. If the price works, your friend will have a gorgeous lens to play with. If he shoots with a Nikon camera, you may want to direct him to this thread. We can always use one more person from Sweden joining the conversation...



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

CGrindahl wrote:
I generally rely on feedback when using E-Bay and this seller has quite good feedback. Since your friend is willing to pay for a new lens the questions have to do with price, shipping cost and exposure to customs fees. The price quoted is considerably lower than what he would pay buying from B&H, which represents the gold standard when it comes to retailers. There also is free shipping offered by this E-Bay vendor. So it seems a good deal apart from the customs fees which can't be avoided if the lens is bought from outside Sweden.

Using Paypal and a credit card with E-Bay gives the buyer ample protection, but this person's feedback suggests there should be no problem. If the price works, your friend will have a gorgeous lens to play with. If he shoots with a Nikon camera, you may want to direct him to this thread. We can always use one more person from Sweden joining the conversation...



Thanks Curtis
Well he is a Nikon guy and have a D800 so will try to lure him here



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5072
Country: Sweden

A couple of pictures


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
A couple of pictures


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Second shot...wow!!!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4619
Country: United States

2 very nice ones Ronny
FrankenRay at it again Now let's see some results
Ron, lets see the front side of your dog or is he looking for a cat


My new to me 25-50 arrived today It is the nicest one I have had so far and this time I am pretty happy with the focus and zoom ring dampness
Slapped my 72-77 step up ring on it to try and avoid the Vignetting at 25mm all filters cause it to vignette at 25mm but I only use them when I go to the ocean

Reagan



sataraid1
Registered: Feb 23, 2009
Total Posts: 46
Country: United States

I need a metal hood for my 50 1.5 AIs, but I'm not real keen on the "snap in" HS-9 hood. I like the straight screw-in hoods on all my other Nikon MF lenses just fine.

Is there a known equivalent to the HS-9, either brand name or genereic, that screws in?



While we're on the subject of hoods, what's the trick to shoring up a loose hood on a 300 f/4.5 EDIF? Mine is quite loose. I'd be fine with just running some gaffer's tape along the barrel, but there seems to be no way to get a strip of tape in the location where it could do any good. Is there a way to get the hood off for tightening?

Thanks in advance.



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