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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Nikkor-H 85/1.8 Reply with quote

I got this, very cheap of course, for the sake of my "beat-up Nikons that might have been in Vietnam" collection.

PJCT4766 by luisalegria, on Flickr

It is duly beat-up and worn, like a proper Nikkor should be. The good ones are made for a hard life.
This is one of the very first it seems, going by the serial number it is #245 in the production sequence, almost certainly made in 1964. I had to clean the rear element from a bit of fungus.

In every way other than external details it is identical to the later Nikkor 85/1.8 I have, except probably the coating.

http://forum.mflenses.com/nikkor-85-1-8-rubber-grip-t78103,highlight,%2Bnikkor.html

I note that these ancient 85mm Nikkors are quite cheap as portrait lenses go, there are many recent ebay sales under $150, sometimes much less.

These have to be the bargain of that class of lens.

Nikon made a large number, around 140,000 of all variants as per http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

This is of course a very common lens and very well known, so I'll just post some samples I shot recently.

_IGP7057x by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP6923 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP7100 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP7163 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP6934 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP6965 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP6970 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP7329 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP7328 by luisalegria, on Flickr

_IGP6985 by luisalegria, on Flickr


PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 I really must investigate nikon lenses!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like 1 Like 1 Like 1 nice Luis!!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great! Used body just adds to the overall charm!


PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Common and well known" perhaps, but still amazing.
Used to be one of my favourite lenses - and actually still is, although it hasn't seen much use lately.


PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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