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Nikon 105mm f/2.5

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Sweet Heavy Metal and Heavy Glass

Steven Gotts, Amazon
9 October 2014
  • Summary: This back in the day Pro feels at home shooting with this classic portrait lens. OMG no comparison to todays lenses. Anyone serious about portrait work or cinema needs this glass. whether nikon body or canon w/adaptor. My next buy will be a classic glass 50mm 1.4 or wider. The image quality cant be described except sharper and snappier. this lens is your fathers "bokeh" employed by the masters. If you cant manual focus and meter, your not a photographer.
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User Review

Photography Review
22 August 2014
  • Summary: I was shooting with a Nikon F3 when I bought my lens and it produced flawless images on film. Now I shoot with full frame Nikon DSLR's, and the lens performance is even better. My only complaint is I wish my DSLR had a split image focusing screen. It's a little soft in the corners at f2.5-4 which is perfect for portraits and once the lens is stopped down to f5.6-8 it is crisp corner to corner. My lens is very flair resistant.
  • Pros: Performance, optically and mechanically. Price (2014). Can be easily adapted for use on other brand DSLR's.
  • Cons: Manual focus
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I use it mostly for video and the vids I get are far better than my video camera

ivan figueroa, Amazon
1 August 2014
  • Summary: i own this lens , and use it with my D5100 , to get the focus work I use the live view and zoom in the most the camera can do, then I focus manual of course , I use it mostly for video and the vids I get are far better than my video camera , bokeh, color and sharpness are great
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Awesome Product.Outlives generations.

marrypr, Ebay
22 July 2014
  • Summary: Fantastic build.Great Quality.Great way of learning the basics using Sunny 16 rule on Modern DSLR like Nikon D3200 with Manual Focusing/Rangefinder focus(Green dot confirmation on D3200).
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This great old classic is tac sharp! Great soft Bokeh! A+

tommygunn12, Ebay
4 June 2014
  • Summary: This great old classic is tac sharp! Great soft Bokeh! And a smooth focus ring! What more can you ask for?
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...this lens is too inexpensive NOT to own.

pooter1969, Ebay
3 June 2014
  • Summary: I've used on a few trips to our local zoo, and also at a wedding a few weeks ago with my Nikon D610. For around a $100, this lens is a steal. It's small, compact, unassuming, and the image quality is stellar. It's contrasty, sharp than I expected, beautiful color. It renders the bokeh with beautiful character. The manual focus ring is smooth and accurate - dare I say I can manually focus this thing faster than my 85mm f/1.4G with autofocus.
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A Nikon Legend.

Owen P. O'meara "OPO.", Amazon
25 February 2014
  • Summary: I have owned this lens for over 20 years and it is still my favorite portrait lens. It is in a class of it's own.
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This along with my other Nikon lens purchase have made me a very happy man.

herr.fran, Ebay
11 February 2014
  • Summary: I must say that this is a vintage Nikon lens. I have to admit that the ease of handling is superb, and it allows you to take a shot at a reasonable distance. The photography community never recognize the distance capability of a lens , but with these older Nikon lens the markings in feet for that matter in meter is pretty accurate. or example if you subject is 25 feet the feet markings on the lens are right on or very close.
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I love this lens,therefore I was always looking fowerd to own one.

lalita001, Ebay
11 November 2013
  • Summary: The Nikon 105mm f. 2.5 AIS lens has over more than twenty years gained the undisputable admiradion of portrait photographers the world over for delivering outstanding image definition,contrast and resolution;therefore it's no wonder that these lenses are so much in demand even today.
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Amazing portrait & an excellent+ short telephoto BEST Japanese Quality lens

quality_photographic_equipment_uk, Ebay
9 July 2013
  • Summary: Amazing portrait and an excellent+++ short telephoto BEST Japanese Quality lens. When used on a crop factor sensor DSLR, you get a macro and a powerful telephoto lens! When used on the Micro 4/3 system, you literally get a Macro lens of an impressive magnification ratio! NEVER go for plastic mass production rubbish!!
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