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Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Deadbear77, Dec 29, 2014.
Supposedly this lens was only available to members of the press in the 70's.
I have one, since it was a good deal to miss. I used it with speedbooster on nex-6 and like the jpg colors from the combo. Of course it is an old lens, eg high flare etc but I preferred it to the Oly 50mm 1.2 I was testing at the same time. I was looking to find the samples yesterday but I guess it is in back up drive. I haven't used it on A7R. I should try it ...
All I've seen they were going for around 7-800 usd. Seems over priced to me.
Well I got it in the mail today when I got home from work. Anyone interested in a voigtlander 35 1.2 v2 with close focus adapter let me know. I think I'm in love with this nikkor. Or maybe lust. Not sure yet but the CV will be for sale shortly. Anyone interested can pm me. I'm trying to have it up by tomorrow.
So quick Which version you got? $700-800 sounds pricey, maybe DF/A7's releases increased the mf Nikkor demand.
KEH is selling AI version for $342-$549:
Mine looks like the older NIKKOR-N 35MM F/1.4 N AI NPK lens:
The one I got looks like yours. Ebay prices are generally inflated anyway. Is it true that it was a pretty rare lens? I got it used from b&h.
A bit of a glow at 1.4 but at 2 a lot more contrast and sharpness.
I don't know if it is a rare lens or not. At that time I found a few reviews about it. I think one in FM was comparing to Contax Zeiss Distagon 35mm 1.4 which is the bokeh/3D king in slr lenses and Nikkor wasn't too bad for its price, but I am sure I didn't pay KEH price. Contax/Zeiss Distagons are not cheap either ($1.2-1.5K used) and they are not small lenses. I wonder about the new ZM version that's been released but again it is so expensive that you can get a RX1 with its nice Sonnar 35mm f2 lens for a cheaper price... Again you pay more to get these small incremental differences which might worth for some people...
If you are into B&W shooting, older slr/rf lenses with low contrast are usually very good esp ltm rf lenses:
Here is my favorite image from Ashwin, one of the best looking B&W from a digital camera (look at the tonal gradation):