Manual Focus Nikon Glass
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CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Lovely serendipity... I just checked the auction I'd linked to and the price has now exceeded the Buy It Now price. It amazes me that no one was willing to spend $20 for this set of tubes. I notice that above the set you bought for the lovely price of ten pounds, there is a set listed for fifty...

Congratulations on your purchase... Yes, it helps to know the market but it also helps to be decisive and act when a deal comes along.



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

nampramos wrote:
DSC_0713.jpg by Nuno André Ramos, on Flickr


Nuno, I'd encourage you to include shooting information with photos you post so that folks can consider the particular lens you're using. Since we're having a conversation about these wonderful manual focus Nikon lenses, it helps to know what is being used at a given moment. Very sweet photo...



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

Just this one time I forgot. Already edited the post.

It was the 85/2 Ai with PN-11.



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

Perfect... that is excellent work with a long extension tube... tough grabbing focus with that setup. Nice work!



nampramos
Registered: Mar 31, 2014
Total Posts: 1064
Country: Sweden

Thank you!

I am still young so I have no excuse to misfocus, even when shooting hand held like I did for this photo



zephyres
Registered: Jan 06, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
Lovely serendipity... I just checked the auction I'd linked to and the price has now exceeded the Buy It Now price. It amazes me that no one was willing to spend $20 for this set of tubes. I notice that above the set you bought for the lovely price of ten pounds, there is a set listed for fifty...

Congratulations on your purchase... Yes, it helps to know the market but it also helps to be decisive and act when a deal comes along.


I was thinking about buying some tubes for quite sometime now. I could not find the buy it now price on the auction you listed so I bid for it. Total of $25 including shipping . Will let you know how they look once I get them.

Thanks for the link :-)



CurtisBilly
Registered: Feb 05, 2005
Total Posts: 196
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
basilisk wrote:
Curtis (W) - I am sure the 28mm f2.8 AIS is a fine, and good value lens. If your money can stretch, I would consider the f2 AIS version as well. It was a premium lens in its day (apparently £920 before inflation), and I picked one up for £220. Apart from the extra cost, there doesn't seem to be any downside. It is still much more compact than its modern equivalent, the AF-S 28mm f1.8G.


Well said and a valuable contribution. I agree the 28 f/2 AI-s is a step up from its slower companion. I found the extra stop valuable when shooting in the underground cisterns in Istanbul. It was also a wonderful walk around lens.


Thanks James (Basilisk) and Curtis for the discussion on the 28 f/2 AIS and the 28 /f2.8 AIS. Also nice shot with the f/2.

So now I'm also considering the (gasp) 28 f/1.8G in addition to the two AIS 28's. At least I've decided on 28!

What would you guys think about spending a little more for a late copy S/N 9XXXXXX 28 f/2.8 vs. an older example of a 2.8 or 2.0? Is it worth getting the SIC coating on the 28 f/2 (SN 6134XX and later)?



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 4616
Country: United States

"The Devil" is working new souls.
Getting them to buy these lens and tubes

R



lsds
Registered: Feb 05, 2014
Total Posts: 169
Country: Belgium

Reagan wrote:
"The Devil" is working new souls..
R



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

I haven't post much lately. Took a quick pano (2 shots) from inside looking out toward the Ohio river from Ohio side. The other side is Kentucky.

20mm f3.5. Needs cleaning up but this will do for now. I am still lurking







Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

From my recent trip to France, for Leighton
_PG35388 by Apapa56, on Flickr
A farmers' bar!
Nikkor 28mm/2.8 ais at f8, D700

_PG35614 by Apapa56, on Flickr
A farmer
Nikkor 28mm/2.8 ais at 5.6

_PG35638 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Two doors putting up a friendly face!
Nikkor 28mm/2.8 ais at f4



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

Shooting with tubes, Nikkor 300mm 4.5 ED and PN-11

_PG35471 by Apapa56, on Flickr

_PG35411 by Apapa56, on Flickr

and another one with the 105mm/2.5-P

_PG35364 by Apapa56, on Flickr



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

Night-time close-focus shot with the 28mm/2.8 ais, wide open. (Yes, I was lying on the ground at about 20 centimeters from the frog!)

_PG35653 by Apapa56, on Flickr



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

Acquired a 100-300mm F5.6 ais, a lens that doesn't show up on this thread very often. I think it is very decent. Like the VR 70-300 AF(yikes! ;-) ) version, I think you should avoid going beyond 270 mm.

_PG36097 by Apapa56, on Flickr

_PG36069 by Apapa56, on Flickr

_PG36070 by Apapa56, on Flickr



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

Great to see you Paul and those are some very nice photos !!

Beautiful shot Chuong and I have missed seeing your posts lately.

CurtisBilly not to throw a wrench into your gears but have you considered the 24mm 2.8 AIS. It is very sharp across the frame. Here's a couple of samples taken Weds.





Ray



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

A few street shots from Lyon, France

_PG35690 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Redheads, 55mm1.2 s-c at 2.8

_PG35679 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Cyclist, 20mm 3.5 at F8

_PG35849 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Running to get on the bus (yes, they made it!) 105mm/2.5-P at 2.5

_PG35831 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Triumph! 105mm/2.5-P at f4.













Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

More from the streets of Lyon, France:

_PG35859 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Houses along the Saône river in Lyon, 105mm/2.5-P at 2.8

_PG35708 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Folded chairs, 55mm/1.2-SC at 2.8

_PG35846 by Apapa56, on Flickr
105mm/2.5-P at 2.5

_PG35723 by Apapa56, on Flickr
105mm/2.5-P at 2.8

_PG35720 by Apapa56, on Flickr
28mm/2.8 ais at 2.8, slightly misfocused though.








Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

Inside the Musee de Beaux Arts of Lyon:

_PG35751 by Apapa56, on Flickr
55mm/1.2 SC at f2

_PG35765 by Apapa56, on Flickr
20mm 3.5 at f4, lines adjusted in Photoshop

_PG35802 by Apapa56, on Flickr
28mm 2.8 ais at 2.8, lines adjusted in Photoshop

_PG35779 by Apapa56, on Flickr
105mm/2.5-P at 2.5



Paul Gabel
Registered: Jun 17, 2012
Total Posts: 441
Country: Netherlands

And to close off for the night/morning, a few black and whites, processed through Silver FX Pro, also from the Musee de Beaux Arts in Lyon:

_PG35797 by Apapa56, on Flickr
Nikkor 28mm/2.8 ais at F4r

_PG35764 by Apapa56, on Flickr

20mm f3.5 at f5.6

_PG35807 by Apapa56, on Flickr
28mm/2.8 ais at 2.8



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

Reagan wrote:
"The Devil" is working new souls.
Getting them to buy these lens and tubes

R


Those are just public service announcements...

We do that for friends, though you're one of the few members who takes care of friends by giving them discounts on items you've bought and then sold You must be the Johnny Appleseed of the thread... I'm just the public service announcer...



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