An essential lens for every classic Nikon shooter's bag
15 November 2014
Summary: Probably the most versatile of the manual focus Nikkor Ai-S lenses, should be a part of every classic camera film shooters bag. Thus the premium prices. Worth it to pay a bit more for a lens in excellent condition.
Summary: It's a great lens, has some chromatic aberration and looks "soft" at f/1.4, but if you see with detail it still sharp at the center in this aperture, in the other apertures it evolve to it's greatness excepting at f/16 because diffraction. I found it's best performance to be at f/5.6 and f/8.
Summary: Item as described by seller. Great choice for photographers and videographers. if you dont mind the lens being manual its your perfect option. Very bright, ideal for low light situations and built with top quality materials. You grab the lens and you feel the quality just by the weight.
soft at f1.4, but great lens from f2 upwards. a good 35mm choice.
7 December 2013
Summary: very good lens over all. excellent build. soft at f1.4 but very sharp from f2 and up. the widest aperture should be reserved for only cases of extreme low light. other than that, using at f2 is a pleasure with shallow enough DOF.
Summary: I have a Nikkor AF-S lenses, but for several years I'm looking for manual Nikkor lenses. Especially aperture f 2.8 down for my Nikon FM2n and D700. As new Nikkor lens are more expensive, a good and affordable alternative are Manual old lenses .
Sharp and beautiful from f/2.8 on down. A good lens overall.
16 September 2012
Summary: It's soft and has low contrast at f/1.4, but is plenty sharp and has beautiful color/contrast from f/2.8 on down. Bokeh is very pleasing on this lens - preferable to the 50/1.2 or the 105/1.8 in my opinion (although not quite in the neighborhood of the 84/1.4).
Great optics for night and black and white photography
18 March 2012
Summary: I wanted to have this beautiful wide-angle lens longingly for my photographic experience. The reasons to buy this 40 years old design lens for my Nikon FM3a camera are simple:-I would use it with my manual focus camera as standard lens.-Much better mechanics and high quality construction.