Manual Focus Nikon Glass
/forum/topic/929565/3759

1       2       3              3759      
3760
       3761              4187       4188       end

Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2379
Country: Romania

Gregg, sorry to hear about your bad experience. I never tried MF zooms... I am a huge fan of fixed focal lenses... both on MF and AF. I do own some AF zooms but only for those situations when I desperately need a zoom.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2836
Country: United States

Nothing to convert on the Series E glass. Mount and go.

giag wrote:
Well I scored the 75-150 series E for 16 bucks, I'm just a bit nervous about AI-ing it as it will be my first attempt. It will be fun to have a push pull in my collection



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2836
Country: United States

The 75-150 zoom creep can be fixed as can the 80-200. I have a walk through for the 75-150 if anyone wants it. Zoom is dampened merely by a felt ring.

Mr. G wrote:
No more manual focus Nikkor zooms for me.

You all know the story of my free 50-135 f3.5. I found a 75-150 series E on the FM and specifically asked the seller via PM if there was any zoom creep. He emphatically stated that the there wasn't. I bought the lens and received same. I unpacked the lens and set it on my desk. As soon as I took my hand off of the zoom collar said zoom collar flew (not creeped) to the bottom of it's travel. Needless to say it has zoom creep all throughout the zoom range except when at the tele position, it seems to bind a bit there.

To add insult to injury, the dirt-bag seller is making me pay shipping both ways.

What is it with these Nikkor zooms? Both are near mint examples. Is zoom creep to be expected as a reality of life with these lenses?

I'm going to limit my MF Nikkor collection to primes only and use Pro level AF-S Nikkors for my zoom needs.

End of rant !!

Gregg



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
The 75-150 zoom creep can be fixed as can the 80-200. I have a walk through for the 75-150 if anyone wants it. Zoom is dampened merely by a felt ring.



Does it involve tape on the barrel? I'm kind of anal about my gear being in mint condition of very close to it. Every time I pick up my 50-135 and see the tape it aggravates me.

I'm sending back the 75-150 and I guess eating the $12 for two way shipping. It was an impulse purchase not something I could specify a particular need for. I'll stick with my MF primes and AF-S for zooms and long tele's

Gregg



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 755
Country: Germany

Gregg, if you are brave enough you can take apart the lens and replace the felt ring Kevin mentioned.

Personally I just accept that my 80-200 zoom ring moves "very smoothly"



bebitzul
Registered: Mar 06, 2014
Total Posts: 35
Country: Romania

Hi there ! I am new to this forum, but I feel we all share the love for Nikkor Manual Lenses and enjoy shooting at low speed !
For the moment as manual lenses I have only 20/4 non-ai and 55/1.2 SC Auto AI`d from Nikon, a Samyang 14/2.8AE, a Helios 44M-7(58/2) and a Pentacon 135/2.8 .
But over time I was shooting with 24/2.8 AI, 55/2.8 AIS, 100-300/5.6 AIS, 135/2.8 AIS, 200/4 AIS .
So for the first post in this fantastic thread I will chose some images with 24/2.8 :
1.

2.




Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 746
Country: United Kingdom

Niculescu, that is a great sunset shot ....

Welcome and thanks for sharing !!!

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 746
Country: United Kingdom

Gregg ....

You don't want to have the unit too tight, then you would only be able to use it on a tripod, cos you'd be forever reframing due to moving the lens length around all the time cos it's too stiff.

Needless to say you don't want it too loose either ... same problem ...

My Leighton lens is what I would call smooth ... it doesn't creep ... it sort of strolls if set upright, but when in normal horizontal use it is just loose enough to move quickly and easily to where I want it.

Don't be too harsh on your nice lenses ...

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 746
Country: United Kingdom

I am convinced that Paris has got a problem with women .....

Everywhere you go there are paintings .... or statues ... of women with their breasts bared .....

I have also seen but declined from photographing, women sun bathing on the isles in the Seine topless too.

Bridges are adorned with these items ... as the Pont Alexandre III is an example .... viewed from the river it is nice ....

But viewed from the road as you cross on foot .... the two women could be mistaken for ......

Well .... if anyone is familiar with the UK comedy programme " 'Allo 'Allo " a French occupation war-time sketch show ...

there is an obsession over a painting by 'van Klumpf' ..... "The Fallen Madonna with the big Boobies"

I rest my case ....

For here she is on the bridge for all to see ......



Steve



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

Lens porn







kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2836
Country: United States

Mr. G wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
The 75-150 zoom creep can be fixed as can the 80-200. I have a walk through for the 75-150 if anyone wants it. Zoom is dampened merely by a felt ring.



Does it involve tape on the barrel? I'm kind of anal about my gear being in mint condition of very close to it. Every time I pick up my 50-135 and see the tape it aggravates me.

I'm sending back the 75-150 and I guess eating the $12 for two way shipping. It was an impulse purchase not something I could specify a particular need for. I'll stick with my MF primes and AF-S for zooms and long tele's

Gregg


No, it is a proper repair. Replaces the felt.



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Mr. G wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
The 75-150 zoom creep can be fixed as can the 80-200. I have a walk through for the 75-150 if anyone wants it. Zoom is dampened merely by a felt ring.



Does it involve tape on the barrel? I'm kind of anal about my gear being in mint condition of very close to it. Every time I pick up my 50-135 and see the tape it aggravates me.

I'm sending back the 75-150 and I guess eating the $12 for two way shipping. It was an impulse purchase not something I could specify a particular need for. I'll stick with my MF primes and AF-S for zooms and long tele's

Gregg


No, it is a proper repair. Replaces the felt.


Yes I would be very interested if it applies to the 50-135.

Thanks



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2836
Country: United States

The write up I have is for the 75-150, but the designs are similar, so I would imagine it would work similarly.

I saved the file to my Dropbox in case it disappears from the net. I didn't write this, just found it online. Plan to give it a try on my 75-150.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12432413/SeriesE75-150_zoom_creep_fix.pdf



ramkumar999
Registered: Jan 06, 2014
Total Posts: 350
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:

Can you see where the fungus is? I have cleaned a few lenses of fungus, ammonia and cotton swabs. If it's on the front, the serial number ring unscrews. If it's the rear, aperture has to come off and it should unscrew. Inside is a lot more involved.


The fungus is in the inside element which kind of makes it tough. Where should I buy the tools to open these lenses?



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 755
Country: Germany

Gregg, nice collection of lenses.

I see you own the 200mm f4 micro Nikkor as well as the regular tele version of the 200 f4.
How exactly would you describe the differences in sharpness between the 200 f4 and the 200 f4 if there are any?



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
The write up I have is for the 75-150, but the designs are similar, so I would imagine it would work similarly.

I saved the file to my Dropbox in case it disappears from the net. I didn't write this, just found it online. Plan to give it a try on my 75-150.

http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12432413/SeriesE75-150_zoom_creep_fix.pdf


Thanks Kevin



Mr. G
Registered: Feb 28, 2008
Total Posts: 615
Country: United States

the solitaire wrote:
Gregg, nice collection of lenses.

I see you own the 200mm f4 micro Nikkor as well as the regular tele version of the 200 f4.
How exactly would you describe the differences in sharpness between the 200 f4 and the 200 f4 if there are any?


The micro is better close in and focuses much closer. The 200 tele is maybe a tad sharper at infinity but is very decent throughout its focusing range. The regular 200 was a deal I couldn't pass up. The micro 200mm was my first MF Nikkor lens.

Gregg



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2836
Country: United States

ramkumar999 wrote:
kwoodard wrote:

Can you see where the fungus is? I have cleaned a few lenses of fungus, ammonia and cotton swabs. If it's on the front, the serial number ring unscrews. If it's the rear, aperture has to come off and it should unscrew. Inside is a lot more involved.


The fungus is in the inside element which kind of makes it tough. Where should I buy the tools to open these lenses?


There are a variety of places to get stuff. I have usually got them from eBay though. Probably the most important is to get a proper set of JIS screwdrivers. If you try and use a regular Philips, you will round out the screw (don't ask how I know this). A quality spanner wrench is another tool you will need. Finally, a set of rubber rings to get filter/serial number rings off.

In your case, if the fungus is inside, you will probably have to tear the whole lens down to give it a good cleaning. Google the lens you have and add "repair" to the search. I think I have only had one lens where i wasn't able to find at least a general walk through on tear down and reassembly.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9198
Country: United States

bebitzul wrote:
Hi there ! I am new to this forum, but I feel we all share the love for Nikkor Manual Lenses and enjoy shooting at low speed !
For the moment as manual lenses I have only 20/4 non-ai and 55/1.2 SC Auto AI`d from Nikon, a Samyang 14/2.8AE, a Helios 44M-7(58/2) and a Pentacon 135/2.8 .
But over time I was shooting with 24/2.8 AI, 55/2.8 AIS, 100-300/5.6 AIS, 135/2.8 AIS, 200/4 AIS .
So for the first post in this fantastic thread I will chose some images with 24/2.8 :
1.

2.




Welcome Niculescu, and thanks for having your gear and name in your profile. You have landed in the right forum if you love Nikon MF lenses! Please join in the conversation and post more images, we love images!



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9198
Country: United States

Mr. G wrote:
No more manual focus Nikkor zooms for me.

You all know the story of my free 50-135 f3.5. I found a 75-150 series E on the FM and specifically asked the seller via PM if there was any zoom creep. He emphatically stated that the there wasn't. I bought the lens and received same. I unpacked the lens and set it on my desk. As soon as I took my hand off of the zoom collar said zoom collar flew (not creeped) to the bottom of it's travel. Needless to say it has zoom creep all throughout the zoom range except when at the tele position, it seems to bind a bit there.

To add insult to injury, the dirt-bag seller is making me pay shipping both ways.

What is it with these Nikkor zooms? Both are near mint examples. Is zoom creep to be expected as a reality of life with these lenses?

I'm going to limit my MF Nikkor collection to primes only and use Pro level AF-S Nikkors for my zoom needs.

End of rant !!

Gregg


Don't tell me you're getting rid of the 50-135.



1       2       3              3759      
3760
       3761              4187       4188       end