Returning to Film: 50mm suggestions for Nikon FM3? Zeiss Planar T* f/1.4 vs Nikkor f.1.2 or f/1.4?

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Ken Seals
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Re: Nikon FM3 50mm

fulano wrote:

Tomm111 wrote:

Nikon macros are excellent but most manual focus were f3.5 the f2.8 manual focus is rare and they went to AF soon after that, but I would bet an f2.8 would still be inexpensive.

The Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AI-s manual focus is still listed on the Nikon website and is in stock at B&H for $399 brand new:

The fact that it's been in production for over 40 years tells you something about how good it is.

I'm using that very lens. It will only focus to 1:2 however. It needs a 27mm extension tube for 1:1. The matching Nikon extension tube is the PK-13. It is $99 new at B&H or about $30 used at KEH. I just ordered a used one. Until now, I have been using the basic extension tube that came with the MicroNikkor 55mm f:3.5.

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