Showcase Nikon 55mm f/3.5 Micro Nikkor PC

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by scott, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    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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  2. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    congrats, this is one of the best macro lens ever made, good choice!
     
  3. scott

    scott Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 15, 2010
    Thanks--it's nice to get a really nice lens for not much money, which you still can with these.
     
  4. JCD

    JCD Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 10, 2010
    Palermo, Italy
    If you like legacy lenses from Nikon, you may consider the E-series: 28mm, 50 and 70-150 upon all ;)
     
  5. GregU

    GregU Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
  6. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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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.
     
  7. GregU

    GregU Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    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!
     
  8. GregU

    GregU Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    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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  9. GregU

    GregU Mu-43 Regular

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  10. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Gem of a lens

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  11. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    A couple more from today all at f3.5 unless noted elsewhere

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/k1ISOwEOSGVFHNrGK0gs-w?feat=embedwebsite">https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_8rsKLcUXdBs/TU3YDAC8qTI/AAAAAAAADgU/bKAWuJELJLs/s640/P1220706.JPG" height="428" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Nikkor55mmF35Micro?feat=embedwebsite">Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/nXYC8QwQRwwb_Fe0Fzv0Bw?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_8rsKLcUXdBs/TU3ZPxTD7wI/AAAAAAAADgo/XsGUvT-wetg/s640/P1220772.JPG" height="428" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Nikkor55mmF35Micro?feat=embedwebsite">Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/OO5ueEC-IGj2k3LgKyPJGg?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_8rsKLcUXdBs/TU3ZijtKszI/AAAAAAAADgs/9nK5viZzSYw/s640/P1220775.JPG" height="428" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Nikkor55mmF35Micro?feat=embedwebsite">Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/mpdwHiLuCnikeX8N3DOuTQ?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_8rsKLcUXdBs/TU3ZqPYfPEI/AAAAAAAADgw/e20icThFeYs/s640/P1220776.JPG" height="428" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Nikkor55mmF35Micro?feat=embedwebsite">Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro</a></td></tr></table>

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/RSGzdAsL6SCRzlymCi_e8w?feat=embedwebsite">[img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_8rsKLcUXdBs/TU3aPdW2nMI/AAAAAAAADhA/JuYLmD8WTVI/s640/P1220797.JPG" height="428" width="640" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/StephenAGeis/Nikkor55mmF35Micro?feat=embedwebsite">Nikkor 55mm f3.5 Micro</a></td></tr></table>
     
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  12. GregU

    GregU Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 14, 2011
    Annapolis, MD
    Well, there are no flowers blooming here in Maryland, so I've found other subjects.

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  13. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Taken late afternoon on a Sunday with the first rays of sun poking through after 24 hours of rain.

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  14. John Jarosz

    John Jarosz Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 29, 2010
    Chicago Area
    I forgot about this thread. I posted a pic in the adapted lens image thread with my Micro Nikkor.
     
  15. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    I'm trying to get my hand on this lens for weeks...I love it's pictures, but lately they got quite expensive on eBay.
     
  16. John Jarosz

    John Jarosz Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 29, 2010
    Chicago Area
    I haven't checked recently, but a month ago KEH had tons of them
     
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  17. JohnMetsn

    JohnMetsn Mu-43 Veteran

    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 :(
     
  18. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

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  19. robertmwilliams

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  20. jumbotron

    jumbotron Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 9, 2011
    Vancouver, Canada
    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?