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Nikon 105mm f2.5 on A7/A7R?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Ares1, May 11, 2014.

  1. Ares1

    Ares1 TalkEmount Regular

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    Did a quick search and didn't get many hits, am very, very interested in using this as a portrait lens - does anyone have any feedback and recommendations on a lens adapter?
     
  2. John D.

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    Outstanding lens on the A7R. I'm using them with a Fotodiox adaptor (I have both the pre-AI F mount and AI-S version - which are you considering?).

    - John
     
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  3. Ares1

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    Have been looking at the ai & ais versions. Would you recommend the fotodiox adaptor?

    Thanks
     
  4. John D.

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    Yep - the Fotodiox (I own the pro and non-pro) is well made, allows to infinity focus (is properly regulated) and is readily available. Let me know if you have any questions about either version of the 105mm, OK? Maybe I'll try a couple of shots with both tomorrow, if that would help?

    - John
     
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  5. BruPri

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    Just wanted to share, I have an a6000 and recently got a Photodiox pro adaptor that did not have exact infinity on my non-ai 105 2:5 I traded it for a Phottix NikonG-Nex adapter (never heard of the brand) and it does a perfect infinity stop for what it's worth.
     
  6. John D.

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    Apparently - you got a "punky" one... The Fotodiox adaptors run wonderfully on my A7R, NEX 7 and NEX 6.

    YMMV, apparently?

    John
     
  7. Ares1

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    I assume the quality is pretty much the same in the AI & AIS versions? yeah if you could post a couple of pics taken with the combo that would be great!
     
  8. John D.

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    Long day - and just home.. Here is a quick picture of what it looks like mounted..?? I'll try to get a picture of the Nikkor-S F mount 105 in a few for you, OK??

    _DSC0057.JPG

    - John
     
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  9. John D.

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    And the F mount (early version).. I will warn you that both of these lenses are heavy. If you are shooting an A7(r) - you might want to consider the Olympus Zuiko 100mm f/2.8? They are incredible FF lenses - and half the weight/size - with as much sharpness as the Nikkors deliver - and they are a wonderful combination with the Sony sensors.

    Anyway - here is that pic....

    _DSC0077.JPG

    - John
     
  10. John D.

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    HI @Ares1

    You are most welcome that I took the time to shoot and post these. I hope they helped, even though I wouldn't know?

    No thanks required - and none expected, so I wasn't disappointed in the least.

    Have a great day,

    - John
     
  11. eno789

    eno789 TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Brian
    Nikon 105mm f/2.5 - 435g
    Some other choices:

    Nikon Series E 100mm f/2.8 - 225g or 215g (chrome ring)
    Olympus OM 100mm f/2.8 - 230g or 235g
    Canon nFD 100mm f/2.8 - 270g
    Takumar 105mm f/2.8 - 290g
     
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  12. Ares1

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    hi John,

    Sorry - i missed your posts somehow.

    Thank you for taking the time to post the shots.

    ill have a look around for the OZ 100mm F2.8 and see whats available, one of the reasons i was keen on the Nikon is its easily available in good condition, but didn't realise it was as heavy. does it balance ok with the adapter?
     
  13. John D.

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    Hi Ares1.!

    Aww - no apology necessary - just glad to have you back in the thread ;)

    It balances OK with the adapter, but again, it's the heaviest 105mm I own.? The optical quality, however - is, indeed stunning. So, if you aren't looking for a lighter walk-around lens, but rather a dedicated portrait lens - it might be just the ticket for you? If I was trying for a "lighter" and more portable lens in the 105mm range - I'd opt for either the Nikon Series E 100mm or the Olympus-Zuiko 100mm f/2.8 as both Brain and I previously mentioned.

    Best to you!

    - John
     
  14. Ares1

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    Not too fussed about the weight as it will be purely for portraits, think I will pull the trigger on it :biggrin: thanks for your help.
     
  15. John D.

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    You are going to love it...! As well - here is a shot (HANDHELD - SORRY!) I just took with this lens. In real life - the "flower" is about 20mm across... Taken @ f/2.5 at its absolute closest focusing distance - 1/125th of a sec @ ISO 200 (that should be a bit of a "stress test" ;) )..

    Full frame:
    105mm.

    1:1 Crop - if you are a "pixel peeper" ;)
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    Full frame @ f/2.5:


    1:1 Crop - if you are a "pixel peeper" ;)


    - John
     
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