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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2018, 08:56:36 »
Thx Roland! Yes actually the 'close focusing shots' are just cropped. Resolution helped. But I wanted to show the amazing potential this lens has.

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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #46 on: January 04, 2018, 09:44:36 »
From Nikkor - The Thousand and One Nights:

Among Japanese lens-lovers, 300mm f/2.8 lenses are friendly called "San, Ni-Ppa (3, 2-8)". Nikon's first "3, 2-8" lens was born from the wish of taking sharp photos with the shutter speed as fast as possible at the event of Sapporo Winter Olympics.

(1972 Winter Olympics, Sapporo Japan)

From looking at the photograph at Nikkor - The Thousand and One Nights the lens had a straight manual aperture control, not a preset which requires two rings. The reason for manual aperture control was for optimal placement of the aperture blade and because the lens would be used wide open to one stop closed (f/2.8~f/4.0). A preset aperture control would slow down use of the lens for sports photography. If an aperture of f/3.2 was required for exposure of slide film the photographer would set f/3.2 and shoot.

Here is a link to the article. Have a look and see what you think...

NIKKOR - The Thousand and One Nights No.11
NIKKOR-H 300mm F2.8


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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2020, 12:05:30 »
Ffordes.co.uk currently has four of these for sale. Prices are from £1500-£2000.

https://www.ffordes.com/c/524/nikon-manual?p=3&q=524

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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #48 on: November 07, 2020, 16:18:44 »
still waiting for a junk one :o :o :o

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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #49 on: November 07, 2020, 17:03:10 »
still waiting for a junk one :o :o :o

The 80-200 or the 300?

I have the original 80-200/2.8 AIS and it is an impressive piece of  heavy glass and  beautifully finished metal. Images delivered are nice as well :)

The chance of getting the early 300/2.8 H Nikkor would be slim though, as probably less than 20 items more or less accidentally came on the market.

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Re: The first 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom (SHB first 300/2.8)
« Reply #50 on: November 08, 2020, 02:08:25 »
The 80-200 or the 300?

I have the original 80-200/2.8 AIS and it is an impressive piece of  heavy glass and  beautifully finished metal. Images delivered are nice as well :)

The chance of getting the early 300/2.8 H Nikkor would be slim though, as probably less than 20 items more or less accidentally came on the market.

both? :o :o :o