Nikon 105 f2.5 P portraits

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Stujomo
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Nikon 105 f2.5 P portraits
11 months ago

I shots these today with the older 105 f2.5 Nikkor P. Camera was D800

Mine is the old silver nose metal focus ring 5 elements 3 groups sonar type design.

Nice lens I've had it for about 7 years it was Ai converted before I own it.

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In reply to Stujomo, 11 months ago

Very nice, enjoy it!

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In reply to Stujomo, 11 months ago

Thank you for sharing - it certainly looks like a capable lens + photographer!

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In reply to Stujomo, 11 months ago

Stu --

It is indeed a remarkable lens -- dating back over 60 years in design -- with few faults on modern cameras.  My early 80s sample is a bit soft in the corners wider than f4 on my d600; on my Panny G5 it is a jewel.

I have found m4/3s performance of AIS lenses shorter than the 105 to be wanting.  Basically, for my 50mm f1.4, 35mm f2 and 24mm f2.8 i have stop them down to f5.6 just to match the Panny 14-45 kit lens -- ouch.  i don't have an 85 and they may be okay.

But the 105 is in another category with the 3.7 micron G5 sensor, so the center, at least, of your 4.9 micron d800 should be a doodle.

And focussing with that helicliod is pleasure itself.

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vepar wrote:

Very nice, enjoy it!

Thanks, I hope to start using it much more than I have.

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Hasa wrote:

Thank you for sharing - it certainly looks like a capable lens + photographer!

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Thanks, it certainly is a very good lens.

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gear1box wrote:

Stu --

It is indeed a remarkable lens -- dating back over 60 years in design -- with few faults on modern cameras. My early 80s sample is a bit soft in the corners wider than f4 on my d600; on my Panny G5 it is a jewel.

I have found m4/3s performance of AIS lenses shorter than the 105 to be wanting. Basically, for my 50mm f1.4, 35mm f2 and 24mm f2.8 i have stop them down to f5.6 just to match the Panny 14-45 kit lens -- ouch. i don't have an 85 and they may be okay.

But the 105 is in another category with the 3.7 micron G5 sensor, so the center, at least, of your 4.9 micron d800 should be a doodle.

And focussing with that helicliod is pleasure itself.

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gary ray
Semi-professional in early 1970s; just a putzer since then. interests: historical sites, virginia, motorcycle racing. A nikon user more by habit than choice; still, nikon seems to work well for me.

Thanks, the 105mm turned out to be a choice for me. I've got quite a few Ais lenses I grab them when they come along at reasonable prices.

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Stujomo wrote:

gear1box wrote:

Stu --

It is indeed a remarkable lens -- dating back over 60 years in design -- with few faults on modern cameras. My early 80s sample is a bit soft in the corners wider than f4 on my d600; on my Panny G5 it is a jewel.

I have found m4/3s performance of AIS lenses shorter than the 105 to be wanting. Basically, for my 50mm f1.4, 35mm f2 and 24mm f2.8 i have stop them down to f5.6 just to match the Panny 14-45 kit lens -- ouch. i don't have an 85 and they may be okay.

But the 105 is in another category with the 3.7 micron G5 sensor, so the center, at least, of your 4.9 micron d800 should be a doodle.

And focussing with that helicliod is pleasure itself.

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gary ray
Semi-professional in early 1970s; just a putzer since then. interests: historical sites, virginia, motorcycle racing. A nikon user more by habit than choice; still, nikon seems to work well for me.

Thanks, the 105mm turned out to be a choice for me. I've got quite a few Ais lenses I grab them when they come along at reasonable prices.

The 105 f/2.5 P is a completely different design than the 105 f/2.5 AI. The newer lens is better corrected but the old lens has very nice rendering for portraits (as does the AI lens, of course). These lenses are discussed here:

http://imaging.nikon.com/history/nikkor/5/index.htm

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Leonard Migliore wrote:

Stujomo wrote:

The 105 f/2.5 P is a completely different design than the 105 f/2.5 AI. The newer lens is better corrected but the old lens has very nice rendering for portraits (as does the AI lens, of course). These lenses are discussed here:

http://imaging.nikon.com/history/nikkor/5/index.htm

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Not exactly....There are 2 versions of the 2.5P..

The silver nose "P" is indeed the earlier Sonnar version, but (other than the coating) the black nose "P" is optically identical to the Gauss AI/AIS version. You can see this by comparing the rear element size...the earlier version has the smaller diameter rear element....the larger diameter rear element identifies the later version.

...the barrels of the later versions are different: the black nose P having the scalloped metal focusing barrel, the AI and AIS having the rubberized barrel common to the "K" versions of Nikkor lenses....the black nose P was available with the AI aperture ring though...

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