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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Nikkor 85/1.8 Rubber Grip Reply with quote

Nikon Nikkor 85/1.8

I picked this up with a lot I purchased from the Adolph Gasser going out of business sale earlier this year.

Nikkor 85/1.8 by luisalegria, on Flickr

This is the later 1970's version of the earlier Nikkor-H.C 85/1.8
Mine seems to be one of the earlier ones, probably from 1975-76 going by the serial number.
It has been well used, and no doubt to good purpose, at it is a very fine lens.
Its not at all a rare lens, and a good number of other people have written up their opinions of it. In fact its not the first one I've had, I had another and sold it some years ago.

I am documenting it because I did use it quite a bit recently. I will be selling this at some point, as I have a superbly beat-up Nikkor-H to serve in its place in my beat-up Nikon collection.

What can I say? This is a classic portrait lens, sharp wide open and even more so stopped down, nice bokeh, capable of surprisingly close focus for what it is (about 3 feet), quite resistant to flare, and etc. It is not too expensive on ebay if you look a bit, perhaps (with the Nikkor-H) the best bargain in vintage portrait lenses today.

All shot on my Pentax K30 on which it mounts perfectly well, as do most older Nikkors. Everything (that I recall) shot wide open using a polarizer as an ersatz ND filter. That itself flared somewhat. Shot in various places in San Francisco, many in the Musee Mechanique.

_IGP5570 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5561 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5534 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5835 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5828 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5820 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5809 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5780 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5775 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5660 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5656 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5396 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5366bw by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5355 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5338 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4195 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4064 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4017 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP3998 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP3933 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP3892 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP5232 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4187 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4159 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4138 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP4125 by luisalegria, on Flickr

The Bird -

_IGP5673 by luisalegria, on Flickr

Crop -

_IGP5673crop by luisalegria, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice shots. Lots of 3D Wink. No, seriously.


PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A fine lens for sure, and you have used it well.
Thank you for sharing these
Tom


PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice, Luis!


PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful images. I have the H - great lens.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yes, this is the sort of lens that made Nikon's reputation. From a Pentax user for the last 36 years , that ought to ring true.


PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent pics.

It seems to be a great lens.


And what about the canon nFD 85/1,8

Is this better than the Nikkor or the last is the best?


PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great images! I have the same lens, though it hasn't been Ai-ed. It was the second Nikkor I ever bought, back in the late 1970s. I got some sand in it back in the mid-90s and set it aside -- never cleaned it out until this year, when I finally disassembled it and cleaned it up. A few nicks in the front element, but does great on my D3200 and D5200.


PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! Nice photo essay! I have a nice 105/2.5, so I've always told myself I don't really need an 85, but actually I have a couple in Canon FD mount. And I gotta admit, there's just something about the 85's focal length that's -- just right! And yours is particularly sweet.