Nikkor 105/2.5 on an E-P1

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by kevinparis, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Sunny day in Paris so I rtook my Nikkor 105/2.5 out on the E-P1 for the first time. Supposedly a legendary lens - its a bit long on the E-P1, but does seem to be pleasantly sharp wide open.

    more shots here

    E-P1/Nikkor 105/2.5 - a set on Flickr


     
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  2. Rich M

    Rich M Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Nice shots Kevin. If I recall, the Nikkor is not a huge lens to handhold. I don't use my Kiron 105mm at all anymore because of the weight/camera shake issue.

    Need to cut down on the coffee (or head back to the gym) :smile:

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  3. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    thanks

    it wasn't the physical size that was the real problem. It was the effective focal length of 210mm that i found a bit restrictive in this context

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  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    unashamed bump post :)

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  5. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yessir...that 105 2.5 was the lens in the near focal length back in the day. It was compared to the 90 2.8 Tele Elmarit with good reason.
     
  6. Bokeh Diem

    Bokeh Diem Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Toronto
    Nice stuff Kevin. Does the effective 2.8 wide open aperture double with the focal length on adaptation to the mu-43 body? Some on this forum say so... Doesn't look like it to me...

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  7. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    Hadn't really used it since i bought it last year, and certainly not on the e-p1... was very plesantlly surprised.

    a bit of CA at wide open... but Apertures new CA tool helped that.

    must try it next on the 5d to get the full retro full frame effect :)

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  8. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    bokeh

    i am sure dof is tighter on full frame... but was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to focus.... the right focus usually just popped in - easier than on shorter lenses

    I actually got 12 keeper shots out of about 60... a pretty good ratio... especially as i haven't shot in weeks



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  9. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    Which version of the 105/2.5 is this? The original came out ~1954, a Sonnar forumula lens. Around 1971 (or so) Nikon switched it over to a double-Gauss (ish) design. Also picked up multi-coated optics ~1973.

    Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 in LTM, on the M8, wide-open. This one is the type 2 in LTM, dropped the lugs for the bayonet mount Sunshade.

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  10. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

    714
    Apr 11, 2009
    and Full-Frame should look like this...

    Nikkor 10.5cm F2.5 in S-Mount, on the Nikon SP

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    I have 6 of these, four in F-mount, different optical revisions.
     
  11. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    mine is an early 60's model i think - a Nikkor -P

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  12. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 11, 2009
    That would be the single-coated Sonnar version. Some of the earliest ones had more aperture blades (8 or 9?, I forget).

    Yours is optically the same as my rangefinder versions.