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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #30 on: August 24, 2017, 21:22:51 »
And on my wishlist some PC/PCE Nikkors, 2/200 and fisheye 3,5/16 to complete the list !

The list is never complete!

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #31 on: August 25, 2017, 07:20:34 »
The list is never complete!

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Indeed - just counted 66... Only 1/3 is modern stuff. These old gems are just too good to pass on  8)
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #32 on: August 25, 2017, 17:18:00 »
I fear the day Madame will start counting them.
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2017, 17:27:44 »
Fear not. They are so similar anyone starting to count them will lose track :D

I gave up counting many years ago. Then, I counted how many were CPU-modified. Now even that is beyond my reach. Oh well. Could of course estimate from a time-acquisition number plot if such existed, but really who cares? As long as I find the lens to use for a given task, I'm just fine. If not that specific lens, well, then another will do. As long as it has a suitable F-mount on it.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2017, 20:31:13 »
Every definition appears to hold an exception :D If you are into say beers or wines, you know the futility of your statement. Applies everywhere.

yes, funny!!!
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2017, 20:43:29 »
Kit building is forever. :)

8 AF-S lenses
4 AI-S lenses
14 Multi coated Pre-AI lenses
16 Nippon Kogaku lenses in mm's
7 Nippon Kogaku lenses in cm's
So that makes 49

If somebody is looking for Nippon Kogaku lenses (in mm's); I have a few for sale. :)
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2017, 20:50:58 »
I have a few lenses wished i needed just one

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2017, 22:44:43 »
Fear not. They are so similar anyone starting to count them will lose track :D
:D

However I do fear the day I'll start re-selling them due to cash shortage. With retirement age nearing & c...

Ah well, let's enjoy the present day.
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2017, 23:04:07 »
Paring down? I just finished with that process.

Lenses I still own:

16mm f3,5 (on some wish lists as I read)
20mm f3,5 UD Nikkor (if not on someones wishlist, it should be added)
50mm f1,4 Nikkor-S
55mm f1,2 Nikkor-S.C
55mm f3,5 Ai Micro Nikkor
105mm f2,5 Nikkor-P
135mm f2,8 Nikkor-Q.C
200mm f4 Nikkor-Q.C
300mm f2,8 *ED Ai-S

80-200 f4 Ai-S Zoom Nikkor

AF 85mm f1,4D
AF 80-200 f2,8D

All I have on my wishlist now, are duplicates of the lenses I already own, and an 85mm f1,8 Nikkor-H, as well as an 85mm f2,8D PC Nikkor :D
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #39 on: August 26, 2017, 00:17:13 »
you seem to like the 300mm f/2.8 ais a lot lately

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2017, 21:54:57 »
Fons, I just picked up that 300 f2,8 two weeks ago, and am still trying to find out how to make the best use of the lens.

Yes, I certainly like it a lot. It's almost permanently attached to my camera. It has excellent sharpness and really seperates a subject from any background. There are a few drawbacks, but I think this will be a lens that I will happily use as much as my 55mm f1,2 or 105mm f2,5.

I must admit that, until recently, the lens was on my wish list, and ever has been since around 1996 (when they were still sold new), but I never imagined buying one. Just recently I had been stashing some money with the thought of buying a smaller and lighter camera to carry around. With that money on my bank account, I encountered a real good deal on a 300 f2,8 Ai-S which looked to be in good shape, so I realized that dream, and have not regretted it since.
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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2017, 21:58:36 »
Just recently I had been stashing some money with the thought of buying a smaller and lighter camera to carry around. With that money on my bank account, I encountered a real good deal on a 300 f2,8 Ai-S which looked to be in good shape, so I realized that dream, and have not regretted it since.

Smaller and lighter is over-rated. You have spent your money wisely.

Dave Hartman

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #42 on: September 02, 2017, 14:40:56 »
My dream arsenal would be:
8-15mm
12mm laowa
Samyang 14mm/2.4 XP
19/4 PC
28/1.4E
35/1.8 Tamron VC
45/2.8 PC-E
58/1.4 Voigtlander
60/4 Coastal Optics Ummm is it UV-IR-VIS-Apo-Macro?
70-200 FL
300/2.8 FL (eventually will come)
300/4 PF TC14E as extension tube
TC-14E III
600/4 FL

105mm APO-El-Nikkor
Mitutoyo Objectives 5x-50x


D850 modified for full spectrum
D850 unmodded
D7200 modded for astro
Fuji GFX+Cambo Actus

 ;) It's possible. I know how to lucid dream.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #43 on: September 02, 2017, 15:51:34 »
"60/4 Coastal Optics Ummm is it UV-IR-VIS-Apo-Macro?"

Yes. Says so on the lens barrel ....

"Mitutoyo Objectives 5x-50x"

I have the 10x/0.28 Plan Apo. It is very good (as expected), but you do have to protect it from light sources causing flare. A few black flags in the studio setup helps enormously.  I might look into getting the 5X sibling as well, but as of now I make do with my Macro-Nikkors and the Olympus 38/2.8.

For my current project, I had an immediate need of a second hi-res camera so availed myself of a nice offer of a brand new D810 at the normal asking price for second-hand cameras. The 850 is still on the horizon as far as I'm concerned,  but we'll see what next year brings.

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Re: If you had to pare down your Nikon F bayonet lens system....
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2018, 13:59:21 »
Hi all.

Ignoring tc's I would get rid of
AF 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 D ED
AF 28-80 f/3.3-5.6

Out of
AFS 12-24 f/4 DX
AFS 14-24 f/2.8 G ED
AFS 17-35 f/2.8
AFS 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 DX
AFS 18-70 f/3.5-4.5 G DX ED
AFS 24-120 VR f/3.5-5.6 G
AFS 24-120 VR f/4 G ED
AFS 28-70 f/2.8
AFS 70-200 f/2.8 VR (version 1)
AFS 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G VR IF-ED
AFS 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 G VR ED
AFS 200-400 VR f/4
AFS 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR

AFS 400 f/2.8 D II
AFS 500 f/4
AFS 600 f/4

AF 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 D ED
AF 28-80 f/3.3-5.6
AF 28-105 f/3.5-4.5 D
AF 35-70 f/2.8 D
AF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 G
AF 75-300 f/4.5-5.6
AF 80-200 f/4.5-5.6 D

AF 10.5 f/2.8 DX fisheye
AF 20 f/2.8
AF 24 f/2.8
AF 28 f/2.8
AF 35 F/2
AF 50 f/1.4 D
AF 50 f/1.8 D
AF 60 f/2.8 micro
AF 85 f/1.4 D
AF 105 f/2.8 micro
AF 180 f/2.8 D
AF 200 f/4 micro
AF 300 f/4 ED

MF 16 f/3.5 Ai-'D fisheye
MF 28 f/2 Ai-S
MF 35-70 f/3.5 Ai-S
MF 50 f/1.2 Ai-S
MF 50 f/2 Ai
MF 55 f/2.8 micro Ai-S
MF 55 f/3.5 micro factory Ai'd
MF 105 f/2.5 Ai
MF 135 f/2.8 Ai-s
MF 180 f/2.8 ED Ai

AFS TC-20E III
AFS TC-17E II
AFS TC-14E II
MF TC-14B
AF TC-16A

Sigma 30 f/1.4 DX HSM
Sigma 50 f/1.4 DG HSM EX
Sigma 8-16 f/4.5-5.6 HSM
Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 DG HSM
Tamron SP AF Di II 11-18 f/4.5-5.6
Sigma AF 170-500 f/5-6.3 D
Sigma 50-500 f/4.5-6.3 APO DG OS

 I think that would do it if we also ignore other brands of lenses.

I sold quite a few lenses about 6 years ago. Maybe it is time to do so again. Any advice as to what should go?

JIM