Summary: This is one of the best lenses ever made. I rented a Nikon 105 f2. Dc lens which is the modern predecessor to this. It costs between 1000 and 2000 if you can even find it. It has an extra feature that throws the background even more out of focus for enhanced bokeh. A truly lovely lens.
Summary: Excellent lens. Image quality may be just as good as those compared to the 105 f2 dc. You have to have your focus right and the dc does have a slight advantage because it is an AF lens, but for the build quantity and price you can't pass this lens up. If you can find a good used one snatched it up.
Every bit deserving its legendary status. Very well built ...
Russ T. Butner, Amazon
4 May 2015
Summary: Every bit deserving of its legendary status. Very well built and sharp wide open. Mine is the original pre-AI version that has been modified to fit on my Nikon FM, FE, FE-2 and F100 bodies. The images it produces are stunning. I would never part with it.
Summary: I got this lens used for peanuts. I use it in manual focus mode with my Sony A6000 + E mount adapter. The focus peaking on my camera makes manual focusing a breeze. This lens is awesome because it is low cost (used), great manual focus ring (long travel) and allows manual aperture control.
Summary: He utilizado este objetivo y tiene una resolución bestial, tanto de cerca como de lejos paisaje, es muy fuerte incluso a F/16. según dicen es el único objetivo que funciona igual de bien en todos los diafragmas, no tiene picos como otros objetivos Nikon que su punto más dulce de resolución suele ser...
Pros: Ligero, compacto funciona genial en todos los diafragmas, es muy fuerte, muy interesante en paisaje y retrato
Cons: que es manual, y requiere mayor atención con la cámara
Summary: This lens is among the best of Nikon's best. Its has the legendary bokeh normally not seen in the modern Nikon lens. Besides its image quality, which has already been talked and talked again through generations, the other important advantage of this lens is its size.
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.
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.
Pros: Performance, optically and mechanically. Price (2014). Can be easily adapted for use on other brand DSLR's.