Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E – An old gem

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Todd Owyoung
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Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E – An old gem
Jul 7, 2011

Recently while having my Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8VR away for service, I was left without a telephoto zoom.

I had an assignment come up (photographing Willie Nelson in concert) for which I needed both reach and the flexibility of a zoom. On a whim, I grabbed my old 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E manual focus zoom, which I used to use on the FM3a.

Simply, I was a little blown away by how well this little lens performed.

Here's a short write-up about this former cult lens:

With prices as low as $50 on the used market, this lens is a steal for anyone looking for a compact telephoto zoom, so long as manual focus and zoom creep don't scare you away.

As Thom Hogan wrote of the 75-150mm f/3.5, "This is one of Nikon's best telephoto zoom designs.""


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