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Old January 17th, 2009, 07:50 PM   #1
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50mm Manual Lens Choices

I've got a small collection of manual iris lenses going for my 5D. I've got the Nikon AI 28mm, AIS 85mm and the AIS 135mm. I need something in the 50mm range. I've heard that the Nikon manual 50mm lenses cannot be used on the 5D MII because of sitting too far back. I cannot seem to confirm this anywhere and I don't know if it limited to just the 50 f/1.4 or if the f/1.2 or f/1.8 have the same problems.

I know their is the Zeiss, however, I'm not really wanting to spend that much.

Any ideas?
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #2
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Nikkor 50 1.4

Just today, I installed the Nikkor 50 F1.4 on my 5DM without modifications.
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:05 PM   #3
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Gary, that's great news. Was it the AI or the AIS? Do you mind sharing the serial number? I'm just looking to see what years the lens was from. Thanks!
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Old January 17th, 2009, 08:31 PM   #4
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My son's 50mm f/1.8 works fine on the Fotodiox pro adapter.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #5
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I checked my 1.2 nikkor on a 5D before making the switch. Fits fine. It is pretty soft wide open in stills but not sure in vid.
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Old January 18th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys. I picked up a 50mm f/1.8 AI (which Ken Rockwell gives high praise to) on the "Bay" for next to nothing. I'll post here again confirming it works well.
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