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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #1
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Lens for DoF adapter.

Ok, soon I plan on buying a Nikon 35mm camera for my trip to Portugal this summer. My intention is to buy the camera with hopes to use the 35mm SLR lense with a DoF adapter such as the Letus35 extreme. So my question is, what lens should I look for?
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Old April 6th, 2008, 01:58 PM   #2
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Old April 6th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #3
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I was looking for the adapter section but I guess I over looked it.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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What kind of Nikon do you intend to buy?

If Digital pre d300 then they are not full frame. Lenses made for non-full frame digital cams are not ideal for adapter use.

The older manual focus lenses are more ideal. Those fast lenses with apertures at f1.2 up to 2.8.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 09:46 PM   #5
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I intend on buying the Nikon D60 with the 16-55mm and 55-200mm lens.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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D60 is not a full frame camera. Make sure the lenses you get are for full frame. You can still use them in your d60. That way youre future proof since the new nikon cameras are now full frame.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 01:36 AM   #7
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Thanks alot Ted!

Do you have any suggestions?

I hear 55mm f/1.4 works great but how can I tell which one is full frame?

I found one on B&H for $500. Does that seam to be the normal price?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ZF_Manual.html

Thanks again.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 02:18 AM   #8
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Thats a good lens.

You can find several good bargains here. www.keh.com
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Old April 7th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #9
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Thanks Ted!

I couldn't really find anything lower than f/2.8 in the Nikon digital section on the site you recomended :(
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Old April 7th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #10
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Terry,
I was actually hoping you would look at the old manual lenses on that site thats a bargain.

For adapter use bear some important things to consider.

Wide apertures.

Full frame.

And it would help if the lens has a manual aperture ring.

There are some newer nikon and nikon compatible lenses that are auto focus and and still has an aperture ring.
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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:39 PM   #11
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Ok I searched for the Nikon f1.4 and there is something I'm not familiar with (which is alot in terms of lenses :). What is AI or AIS (52)? would it have anything to do with the length of the lens? I noticed a trend between the smaller and larger lenses...

I found a 50 F1.4 AI (52) 35MM SLR MANUAL FOCUS STANDARD ANGLE LENS in EX condition for $199 which seems to be very reasonable.

thank you for the help!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 03:56 PM   #12
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Ok I searched for the Nikon f1.4 and there is something I'm not familiar with (which is alot in terms of lenses :). What is AI or AIS (52)? would it have anything to do with the length of the lens? I noticed a trend between the smaller and larger lenses...

I found a 50 F1.4 AI (52) 35MM SLR MANUAL FOCUS STANDARD ANGLE LENS in EX condition for $199 which seems to be very reasonable.

thank you for the help!
-Terry.
The terms "AI" and "AIS" describe the type of Nikon (Nikkor) lens. They are both manual lenses which mean that both the focus and aperature can be controlled by manually rotating separate rings on the lens itself (as opposed to the newer "AF" lenses which have tiny motors controlled by the camera). You can find more information here:
http://www.photoethnography.com/Clas...html~mainFrame

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Old April 7th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #13
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Hey Frank thanks alot, that certainly helped!
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Old April 12th, 2008, 04:37 AM   #14
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moving question to new thread..
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