Nikkon E 100 2.8

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Ching-Kuang Shene
Ching-Kuang Shene Veteran Member • Posts: 6,049
One of the best 100/2.8 low cost lens

Of all the Nikon E lenses. this E 100/2.8 is perhaps the best, followed by the E 75-150/3.5.  Many here have the latter and praise it.   But, not many talked about the 100/2.8.

Nearly all Nikon E lenses have two versions.  The second version has a silver ring close to the aperture ring, while the first version does not.  The optical structures are the same, but it is said (by Nikon) that the second version has a better coating to avoid internal reflection.  The following shots were almost at f/2.8 but no smaller than f/5.6.  Camera used was a Sony A7II and the lens was a copy of the second version with a lens hood mounted.  I intend to use Z6 or Z7 for more shots this summer (6+ months away, :-P.  All images were not edited.

The major problems of this lens are: (1) low build quality, (2) easy to get flare and ghosts, and (3) background can be a little busy.  The third can be seen in some of the above images.

Flare and ghost (lower right blue disc)

Flare can be very significant

Hope this helps.


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