Nikkor-H auto 85mm f/1.8 (with Df)

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inasir1971 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,470
Nikkor-H auto 85mm f/1.8 (with Df)

Looks and feels great on the Df! Quality of these pre-Ai lenses is amazing - to think that mine dates back to around 1970... Very sharp, even wide open at f/1.8. Mine is an Ai'd single coated one with six aperture blades. Here are some samples showing rendering and bokeh:

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Bob GB Senior Member • Posts: 1,715
Re: Nikkor-H auto 85mm f/1.8 (with Df)

Beautiful rendering! I had the same lens many years ago. Then the 85/2.0 was introduced, much lighter and smaller. I sold my Nikkor-H and replaced it with the new one, but the IQ was not the same. I have tried this 85/2.0 on my DSLRs and it does not convince at all.

Giovanni_1968 Senior Member • Posts: 2,116
Re: Nikkor-H auto 85mm f/1.8 (with D800)

This is mine, got it from my father's gear, I suppose being older than me (well, wouldn't want to disclose but gotta be about 50 years old or around that), shot on a tripod at f1.8, I got amazed by the detail...

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Stujomo Senior Member • Posts: 1,377
Re: Nikkor-H auto 85mm f/1.8 (with Df)

It's a great lens. Nikon knows how to make great lenses. I do like the older Nikkors. Thanks for showing these.

paulski66 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,072
Absolutely gorgeous...

...both the lens and the pics.

I love the look of those old scalloped lenses. And on the chrome Df, it looks even that much better.

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Kitacanon Senior Member • Posts: 2,802
Re: Absolutely gorgeous...

paulski66 wrote:

...both the lens and the pics.

I love the look of those old scalloped lenses.

I like those scalloped barrels too...they are longer (front to rear) than later versions so can be easier to rotate while changing the aperture, at least on the 300/4.5....and I keep my 200 even after getting the K-AIS, and got the scalloped 105/2.5p.c even though I have that in the AIS too...

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southwest aero Junior Member • Posts: 44
Re: Absolutely gorgeous...

Wow, that makes me really want one of these lenses. My guess, though, is that it's got more to do with the photographer than it does the lens.

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