|Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:35 pm Post subject: Nikkor-H 85/1.8
|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.
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
I like Pentax DSLR's, Exaktas, M42 bodies of all kinds, strange and cheap Japanese lenses, and am dabbling in medium format/Speed Graphic work.