Showcase Nikon 55mm f/3.5 Micro Nikkor PC

scott

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This is the adapted lens I've gotten the most use out of so far. Image quality is great on the G1. My handholding ability at high magnification is less stellar. :smile:

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scott

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Thanks--it's nice to get a really nice lens for not much money, which you still can with these.
 

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If you like legacy lenses from Nikon, you may consider the E-series: 28mm, 50 and 70-150 upon all ;)
 

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That should work. That lens of yours must be quite old, but it's most probably excellent anyway, really worth getting an adapter for. I use mine all the time for close-ups. Oh, and BTW I use a Fotodiox shift adapter with it. The adapter isn't that great for general use, see this thread. I also have a Novoflex adapter for Nikon F lenses which is much more expensive and much better.
 

GregU

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That should work. That lens of yours must be quite old, but it's most probably excellent anyway, really worth getting an adapter for. I use mine all the time for close-ups. Oh, and BTW I use a Fotodiox shift adapter with it. The adapter isn't that great for general use, see this thread. I also have a Novoflex adapter for Nikon F lenses which is much more expensive and much better.
Yes, based on the serial number it is mid-60s. I have never used it, but for $25 I can grab the adapter and have some fun!
 

GregU

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That should work. That lens of yours must be quite old, but it's most probably excellent anyway, really worth getting an adapter for. I use mine all the time for close-ups. Oh, and BTW I use a Fotodiox shift adapter with it. The adapter isn't that great for general use, see this thread. I also have a Novoflex adapter for Nikon F lenses which is much more expensive and much better.
Yes, the lens looks like this:

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http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/f5535d.jpg

Which is of the same vintage (1963-1969) based on serial #.
 

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Gem of a lens

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Stephen Geis

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A couple more from today all at f3.5 unless noted elsewhere

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Taken late afternoon on a Sunday with the first rays of sun poking through after 24 hours of rain.

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Thanks, silly me never heard about that site. Looks great and they surely have them for acceptable price. Unfortunately, their sending cost is not acceptable, $72 for the cheapest doubles the price :(
 

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Just got my hands on one of these lenses.
Here is my first shot with it.


Dragonfly - 33 - E-PL2 - Micro-Nikkor-P Auto 55mm f 3.5 by Robert M. Williams, on Flickr
Looks great! I'm on the hunt for one of these lenses and actually bought the 1:1 step up adapter already. We don't get a ton of dragonflies around here in Vancouver, but spent a weekend on the lake close by just teaming with them.

From what my experience this weekend - I can see how you can capture a sharp image with a sharp 150, but I don't understand how you guys get so close to these things with a macro - the ones around the lake definitely bolted pretty quickly whenever I got close with my 150 - never mind, getting right up in their face with a macro.

Maybe your specimens are just more mellow or laid-back? LOL. What's the secret to all the dragonfly close-ups?
 
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