Perks of shooting with Ai and Ais lenses

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Jonathan Siegel
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Perks of shooting with Ai and Ais lenses
Feb 29, 2012

I started buying Ai and Ais lenses a while back knowing I would one day take a stab at film photography again(I did some film photography in college, but only briefly and I was fairly terrible at it...). It wasn't until last year that a friend gave me his old Nikon FE that I really started to appreciate my collection of vintage primes. Just thought I would share a few shots from my latest roll of Kodak B&W ISO 400 which I shot in and around Chinatown in Singapore(where I live). These are all with the Nikkor 50mm F1.2 ais:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/6940206423/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/6794081268/in/photostream

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonsiegel/6791516158/in/photostream

I'm having a lot of fun with this camera, I normally shoot with a D700, so this FE is quite a challenge. I must say that being able to use the same lenses between my DSLR and these old film bodies is a real pleasure, really makes these ai, ais and afd lenses feel like an even better investment. I noticed some people discussing whether they should sell their AFD 85mm F1.4 for the new G version, I have the AFD and will never sell it since I wouldn't be able to experiment with the G on a film body.

Nikon D700
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