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Akira

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2017, 13:25:09 »
David, how about buying a bunch of Leitax mounts and convert some of your Nikkors to Sony Alpha/E, Canon EF or Pentax mounts?   :o :o :o
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2017, 23:26:40 »
I'm betting that I don't have more than 44 Nikon F bayonet lenses. A the last moment before posting I upped that number from 42 to 44 so I hope I'm safe.

I don't have any particularly rare or expensive lenses. The long and short of it is 400/5.6 ED AI and 15/5.6 AI.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2017, 23:40:59 »
I would think 42 would be a more meaningful number of lenses ... :o

I'm a bit short, with around 30 lenses that I use (but many more in my collection... :) )

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2017, 00:37:11 »
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2017, 03:36:58 »
01: 24-70G
02: 70-200VR2
03: 50/1.4 ART
04: 50/1.2 Ai-S
05: 58/1.2 Ai-S
06: 55/2.8 Ai-S
07: 35/1.4 Ai-S
08: 55/3.5 Ai
09: 105/4 Ai
10: 180/2.8 PC
11: 35/2.8K
12: 20/3.5 Ai-S
13: 5.5/3.5
14: 200/4 Ai
15: 85/2 Ai-S
16: 45/2.8 GN
17: 28/2.8 Ai
18: 50/1.4 Ai
19: 50/2 Ai
20: 35/3.5 PC-Nikkor
21: 55/2.8 AF
22: 50/1.8 AF
23: 28-50/3.5 Ai-S
24: 43-86/3.5
25: 80-200/4.5 Ai
26: 13.5/3.5 (9-blade)
27: 5/2 (9-blade)
28: 105/2.5 Ai-S
29: 55/1.2K
30: 35/2 Ai
31: 24/2.8
32: 3.5/3.5 (S)
33: 5/2H (S)
34: 10.5/2.5 (S)
35: 13.5/3.5 (S)
36: 5.8/1.4
37: 70-210AF
38: 2.8/3.5
39: 20cm/4
40: 75-150E
41: 35-70/3.5 Ai
42: 300/5.6H
43: 105/2.8 Ai-S
44: 135/2.8Q

If I can add stuff that I sold previously, that would be great  :o :o :o

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2017, 04:24:36 »
Dave I need to know why 44?  Why not 66?  Or 68?  Then I don't have to pare down!

Because I think I own 42 Nikon F bayonet Nikkors so I upped the number to 44 to play it safe.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2017, 10:50:47 »
I'll give it a try. I haven't counted my lenses but I would guess I have around 100 or so. I got a bit out of hand with collecting.

1. Nikon 20mm 1.8g
2. Nikon 58mm 1.4G
3. Nikon 180mm 2.8D
4. Nikon 35-70mm 2.8D
5. Nikon 35mm F2D
6. Nikon 10.5mm 2.8 Shaved
7. Nikon 14-24mm
8. Nikon 16mm 3.5 AI
9. Zeiss 15mm 2.8 ZF.2
10. Nikon 28mm 2.8 AIS
11. Nikon 28mm F2 AIS
12. Nikon 35mm F1.4 AIS
13. Nikon 50mm 1.2 AIS
14. Nikon 50mm F2 AI
15. Nikon 50mm 1.8 AIS pancake
16. Nikon 55mm 3.5 AI
17. Nikon 55mm 2.8 AIS
18. Nikon 55mm 1.2 SC
19. Nikon 85mm 1.8 HC
20. Nikon 105mm 2.5 AI
21. Nikon 105mm 1.8 AIS
22. Nikon 105mm 2.8 AIS
23. Nikon 135mm 2.8 AIS
24. Nikon 135mm 3.5 P
25. Nikon 180mm 2.8 AIS
26. Nikon 200mm F4 AI
27. Nikon 300mm F4.5 AI
Less important
28. Nikon 16mm 2.8D
29. Nikon 18mm 3.5 AIS
30. Nikon 20mm 3.5 UD
31. Nikon 24mm 2.8 AIS
32. Nikon 24mm F2 AI
33. Nikon 35mm F2 O
34. Nikon 50mm 1.4 AIS
35. Nikon 85mm F2 AI
36. Nikon 135mm 2.8 AI
37. Nikon 105mm 2.5 P
38. Nikon 50mm 1.4D
39. Nikon 100mm F2.8 Series E
40. Nikon 35mm F2 AI
41. Nikon 5.8cm 1.4  (should have been higher)
42. Nikon 70-210mm D AF
43. Nikon 500mm F8 reflex (should have been higher)
44. Nikon 85mm 1.4 AIS (should have been higher)


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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #22 on: April 04, 2017, 14:37:35 »
If I had to pare down I would sell my 55 Otus (!). I'm sick and tired of lugging that lump around.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #23 on: April 04, 2017, 17:44:41 »
No wish to reduce the number of my lenses, so far i have not ever sold any of them,and I am not feeling as a collector, although I cant carry and use them all simultaneously
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #24 on: April 04, 2017, 19:24:49 »
I plan to sell a ton of mine. I have just been in hoarding mode. I wouldlike to be around 20 lenses.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2017, 19:26:57 »
I've got about a dozen, which I thought was too many until I read this post. I was trying to decide which lenses to sell, but came up with only three, an f2 50,(my first Nikon lens), an f1.8 50, so-called pancake, and an f3.5 28 ( also have a 2.8, so this makes the 3.5 truly superfluous, right?) This week I bought a 28-85 zoom for a one- lens/Df trip on a river cruise in Europe next summer, and I don't count Non Nikon F-mount lenses, so I'm falling way short of the magical 44 limit.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #26 on: August 10, 2017, 20:51:02 »
Just added a compensating 55/3.5, to be used for slide copying, as Bjørn indicate that it is better for close-up that my Ai version  ;)

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #27 on: August 10, 2017, 20:57:21 »
I've got about a dozen, which I thought was too many until I read this post. I was trying to decide which lenses to sell, but came up with only three, an f2 50,(my first Nikon lens), an f1.8 50, so-called pancake, and an f3.5 28 ( also have a 2.8, so this makes the 3.5 truly superfluous, right?) This week I bought a 28-85 zoom for a one- lens/Df trip on a river cruise in Europe next summer, and I don't count Non Nikon F-mount lenses, so I'm falling way short of the magical 44 limit.
If you have a DX camera on which it fits (my early 28/3.5 is obstinately pre-AI but fits on the D3200), you might want to give it another try before counting it as superfluous.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #28 on: August 10, 2017, 22:23:43 »
I plan to sell a ton of mine. I have just been in hoarding mode. I wouldlike to be around 20 lenses.

I'll give you half of what you think they're worth!!!

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If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2017, 17:47:21 »
I have "only" 22 (half of David's list) Nikkor lenses of which a few are redundant :
1. Nikon 2/28Ais
2. Nikon 2,8/28Ais
3. Nikon 2/35 O-C Ai-modified
4. Nikon 1,4/50 Ais
5. Nikon 1,4/50 AFS
6. Nikon 2,8/55 Ais
7. Nikon 3,5/55 Auto
8. Nikon 3,5/55 P-Auto Ai modified
9. Nikon 1,4/85 AFD
10.Nikon 105mm 2.8 AIS
11.Nikon 2/105AFD-DC
12.Nikon 2,8/180 Ais ED
13.Nikon 5,6/400 P-C Ai modified
14.Nikon 3,5/400 Ais IFED
15.Nikon 4/135 Q bellows head
16.Voigtländer 2/40 Ultron AiP
17.Voigtländer 3,5/20 color Skopar AiP
18.Nikon 2,8/17-35 AFS
19.Nikon 2,8/24-70 AFS
20.Nikon 2,8/70-200 AFS-VR1
21.Nikon 3,5-4,5/28-70 AFD
22.Nikon 4/80-200 Ais
And on my wishlist some PC/PCE Nikkors, 2/200 and fisheye 3,5/16 to complete the list !