Author Topic: The sharpest tool in the shed?  (Read 611 times)

Matthew Currie

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The sharpest tool in the shed?
« on: May 28, 2017, 06:13:57 »
I really do not need another macro,  but this 55/3.5 showed up, and I couldn't help myself.  It's a late pre-AI PC without compensation, and before I knew it the $30 had changed hands.  I took it home and did the AI conversion, and a quick hand held shot with flash suggests that I'm going to like this one.  The following is a 675 pixel crop from the D7100 original, no sharpening or other post processing.

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Re: The sharpest tool in the shed?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 06:29:37 »
My first real lens was a 55/3.5 Micro Nikkor-P. My first AI Nikkor was a 55/3.5 AI. I still own the AI plus a couple of 55/3.5 compensating Micro-Nikkors. And one more, a 55/2.8 AIS Micro-Nikkor. I think I need one more.

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Re: The sharpest tool in the shed?
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 07:16:35 »
That model was my first actual Nikkor lens in 1975.  Optimized for 1:10.  Relatively little flare and ghost when pointed at the sun...for a 50-60-class lens.
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Re: The sharpest tool in the shed?
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 22:45:52 »
One of the first lenses I bought, and still own that one today.

I keep coming back to that lens, and for good reason. It is quite sharp
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