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

Hey Scott, I can't answer your question but I sold you a TC 14-A a while back
If you ever want to sell it let me know I am looking for one again

Reagan



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

Lovely set of images Ronnie. The 135 f/2 AI-s is a great lens, one of my favorites even though I don't often use it. You might have inspired me to mount it and head out into this sunny day...



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

Reagan wrote:
Hey Scott, I can't answer your question but I sold you a TC 14-A a while back
If you ever want to sell it let me know I am looking for one again

Reagan




I hear about buyer's remorse Reagan, but you have seller's remorse... The answer is to STOP SELLING MF gear...



fsiagian
Registered: May 24, 2009
Total Posts: 2350
Country: United States

I miss my 135mm F2 too Great images Ronny.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

I have no feelings...

Great shots Ronny.



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

sataraid1 wrote:
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.


You want the Nikon HN-7. Here is one for sale on E-Bay.

Nikon HN-7 Lens Hood



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

fsiagian wrote:
I miss my 135mm F2 too Great images Ronny.


Are you finally coming to your senses Ferdi?

Of course, anyone who would move to Minnesota, land of 10,000 lakes and thirty degree below zero winters has perhaps lost his senses...

Just for you to know, these MF Nikkor lenses DO fit the D600 camera...



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Maybe check out the HS-12, that one screws in. I am presuming you mean the 50 1.4 AIS.

I got hold of an HS-12 for the 50 1.2, which also has a 52mm filter. The front cap snaps into the inside of the hood so you can leave the hood and cap on together.

sataraid1 wrote:
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.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys



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

Inspired by Ronny I had to shoot a few today with the 135 f/2 Ai-s. Taking it out of the cabinet I'm reminded first of the fact it is one heavy lens. Then I'm reminded of what a fine lens I came upon when I finally went shopping. It is gorgeous! Here are two photos of leaves near my cottage, the first taken wide open with the 135 f/2 AI-s, the second with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with both a PK-11A and PK-12 attached. The 300 was set at f/5.6,




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

saph wrote:
Maybe check out the HS-12, that one screws in. I am presuming you mean the 50 1.4 AIS.

I got hold of an HS-12 for the 50 1.2, which also has a 52mm filter. The front cap snaps into the inside of the hood so you can leave the hood and cap on together.

sataraid1 wrote:
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.



It required a little help from another NIkon shooter after I'd bought my 50 f/1.2 AI-s that came with the HS-12 lens hood to appreciate that it can be reversed. I just tried it on an S.C. 50 f/1.4 and it fits beautifully and is large enough to reverse over the scalloped focusing ring without difficulty. Yes, it is another option that will work. I wasn't certain what OP meant by "snap on" lens hood and so recommended the alternative that screws onto the filter ring.



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5069
Country: Sweden

Great shot Curtis

Can hardly not wait to test 135an on flowers,leaves etc.
likes to shoot such motives

little flower pictures that I have taken if anyone is interested
you may copy the whole link otherwise it seems it does not work .... sry

http://www.flickr.com/photos/59004610@N02/sets/72157631604021200/



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

CGrindahl wrote:
Inspired by Ronny I had to shoot a few today with the 135 f/2 Ai-s. Taking it out of the cabinet I'm reminded first of the fact it is one heavy lens. Then I'm reminded of what a fine lens I came upon when I finally went shopping. It is gorgeous! Here are two photos of leaves near my cottage, the first taken wide open with the 135 f/2 AI-s, the second with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with both a PK-11A and PK-12 attached. The 300 was set at f/5.6,




Interesting comparison. They both have nice bokeh, and personally I give the edge to the 300mm. But the color and contrast I have to give to the 135mm. Of course, this is just my opinion. Thanks for sharing this.



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

I agree Leighton

I have my old TC 14-a on the way

Reagan



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

Reagan wrote:
I agree Leighton

I have my old TC 14-a on the way

Reagan

You could go broke buying back all of your old equipment



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

leighton w wrote:
CGrindahl wrote:
Inspired by Ronny I had to shoot a few today with the 135 f/2 Ai-s. Taking it out of the cabinet I'm reminded first of the fact it is one heavy lens. Then I'm reminded of what a fine lens I came upon when I finally went shopping. It is gorgeous! Here are two photos of leaves near my cottage, the first taken wide open with the 135 f/2 AI-s, the second with the 300 f/4.5 AI-s ED-IF with both a PK-11A and PK-12 attached. The 300 was set at f/5.6,



Interesting comparison. They both have nice bokeh, and personally I give the edge to the 300mm. But the color and contrast I have to give to the 135mm. Of course, this is just my opinion. Thanks for sharing this.

I agree the 300 has a nicer rendering.



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

MDoc9523 wrote:
Reagan wrote:
I agree Leighton

I have my old TC 14-a on the way

Reagan

You could go broke buying back all of your old equipment


Working on the 50 1.2 (maybe)
At least I am paying the same price as I sold it for

Reagan



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

I'm just happy you're coming to your senses Reagan... Your work with the 50 f/1.2 was stellar. Excellent bokeh play for sure. Hope you're able to get it done.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 877
Country: United States

I certainly think one of us needs this.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Nikon-Nikkor-IF-ED-800mm-F-5-6-AIS-Lens-w-Trunk-NEVER-USED-BEAUTIFUL-LENS-/271150794394?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3f21d8c69a

Judging by the serial number this is one of the first ever sold. If this is to be believed then this was purchased in 1988 and has sat never used for over 24yrs. I would guess this thing was over 7K. How does one spend this kind of money and just forget about it.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1943
Country: United States

Alan, congratulations on the soon to be new addition! The socks picture is creative!

Peter, it's been in the 20's for daytime highs, actually not too bad as far as winter goes, but yes, I tend to be indoors a lot, esp in the evenings.

Thanks for the comments Leighton, Georg, Reagan, Ray on the Truck and snow shots. Makes me glad that my attempt to convey cold worked for some of you.

Georg, very cool thinking on a shot and matching pp for "fresh, wet snow on a thatched roof"

Ray, that's brave with such old lenses, happy to hear it worked out.

Ronny, your seagull shot is giving Jose a run for the money in terms of sharpness and detail in bird shots.

Ron, that 800mm needs to go to one of the MF birders here, I think Jose already has one though.




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