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Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by dbuckle, Dec 30, 2013.
Nikkor 50mm lens by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Espio 115G by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Nice lens, though it is a "Nikkor-H Auto 50mm f2" and not an "Ai" lens.
Yes thats right its a Non AI (NAI) lens just what I wanted for my Nikkormat camera. Here are photos I took through the window on my back door.
Ice Skater by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Lone Skater by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Flowers 882 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Apples by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Morning in Sept by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Farm Gate652 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Morning_Panorama21 by dbuckle2695, on Flickr
Mine is actually the AI version. What I can tell online, though, is that the optics are exactly the same as the Auto-H NAI version.
Here are some examples:
I have this and a newer Nikon 50 1.8. Ken Rockwell's site mentions how great the 1.8 is. I prefer this f/2. The older lens seems to have a character that I like better. The 1.8 is almost too clinical. I think I am about ready to sell of the 1.8.
This lens was given me from an uncle who used to do photography 30 years ago. I immediatly got an adaptor and the last month I have been using it extensively. I am used to modern lenses, so this lens feels absolutely different from any of my other lenses (as it is supposed to be). It is difficult to use, but that makes it very rewarding when you finally get to master it. The bokeh that you can get from this lens is really pleasing, and though this isn't a particularly sharp lens specially wide open, is very uniform across the frame and there practically no vignetting. These are both benefits of having a full frame lens and a cropped sensor.
All these characteristics sum up to get a very good portrait lens in the short telephoto range.
Using this lens (and any other good vintage lens), is the equivalent of taking an intermediate photography course if you are an amateur.
IMG_20150210_170918 by pompori, on Flickr
P3070440 by pompori, on Flickr