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richardHaw

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New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« on: May 10, 2020, 05:38:43 »
https://richardhaw.com/2020/05/10/repair-new-nikkor-135mm-f-2-8/

I really don't know much about this lens to be frank... ::)

doesn't seem remarkable in any way :o :o :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2020, 10:33:24 »
You are not Frank, that is me.

I had this lens as my beloved outdoor portrait fixture in the 1980ies and 1990ies. Superb sharpness and detail rendering, bokeh can be a tad harsh at times but not if the background is far enough away.

I really loved the build in hood.
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2020, 21:33:39 »
This COVID sheltering is certainly increasing your output!

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2020, 00:33:48 »
This COVID sheltering is certainly increasing your output!

I certainly love you, Jack and we will see as soon as you "vote him away" .. Covid needs my 300PF or my 2/200VR if more intimacy seems to be required. ;-)
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2020, 00:36:15 »
It's interesting you prefer the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 Auto, I didn't add one to my collection for years because I didn't like the look of it - the proportions seem wrong and diamond-pattern rubber grip don't match other similar lenses like the 105/2.5 or 200/4. On the other hand I really like New-Nikkor (K) version - much more refined shape and better lens coatings. I have one which is AI converted, should really use it more often! :) :o

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2020, 01:06:45 »
It's interesting you prefer the Nikkor-Q 135/2.8 Auto, I didn't add one to my collection for years because I didn't like the look of it - the proportions seem wrong and diamond-pattern rubber grip don't match other similar lenses like the 105/2.5 or 200/4. On the other hand I really like New-Nikkor (K) version - much more refined shape and better lens coatings. I have one which is AI converted, should really use it more often! :) :o

other to you I only have the experience not the comparison.
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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2020, 01:10:16 »
the look of the older Nikkor-Q is more macho :o :o :o

working from home has its advantages, i get more time to do stuff ::)

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2020, 15:50:50 »
I found the 135mm f/2.8 Q a while ago, and at that time, my usual repair shop in Paris had a left over converter kit for it, so now it's an AI instead of a pre-AI !
The focusing ring is butter smooth, just perfect, and I love the sun-shade gimmick ( à la 105mm f/2.5, but better) :-) I find it sharp enough !

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Re: New-Nikkor 135mm f/2.8!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2020, 23:01:47 »
Grip on 135 Q is similar as on 55 P.auto 3.5 which I have. I wonder if the focusing will be damped also similarily - I like it on 55. (I just won one 135 Q on Yahoo Auction in Japan I have to at first figure out how to get it here - Japan post is stopped now due to virus)  :-)