AI-S lenses

Started Sep 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
marco1974 Senior Member • Posts: 1,763
Re: AI-S lenses

sgoldswo wrote:

I enjoy photography but I've not adverse to making life harder for myself in order to enjoy the experience of photography, which is, to me, at least as important as the resultant stills. I recently discovered the joys of MF AI-S lenses (in particular the 50mm F1.2 and 35 F1.4) which has lead me to order the 105 F2.5. I'm eyeing up an old 28 F2 too as well as a 180mm F2.8. I used them mounted on my D800E and D600.

Optical performance would be important, though I don't really care if the relevant lens is soft wide open if its sharp at about F4-5.6. The key to me is the render and the quality of the images at screen size.

Are there any others people would recommend (or others from other brands that fit my description above)?



Hi, I totally relate to what you say here.

I tried a number of AI-S lenses, including two of the ones that you mention (50/1.2 and 180/2.8 ED), and I can offer the following insight:

EXCELLENT ONES: 55/2.8 micro, 180/2.8 ED

VERY GOOD ONES: 28/2.8 (0.2m mfd version), 50/1.2, 105/1.8, 400/5.6 IF-ED

GOOD ONES: 200/4

POOR ONES: 20/2.8, 24/2.8



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Fujifilm X20 Fujifilm X-Pro2 Voigtlander 50mm F1.1 Nokton Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R XF 90mm
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