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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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do you think this Nikon 50mm would work with 5d2?

its the NIKON 50mm 1.4 NON AI LATE lens F1.4 going for $100-ish rating 8/10.
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I am also looking at another for around $115, the seller says this.
99.9% of 2700 feedbacks.

"MINT CONDITION NIKON 50MM F1.4 LATEST NON AI VERSION LENS- SERIAL # 3837072- WITH BOTH ORIGINAL CAPS- LENS HAS BEEN TESTED AND WORKS PERFECT- WAS USED VERY LITTLE- NO SCRATCHES OR HAZE IN OPTICS- SHOWS ONLY LITTLE DUST INSIDE (WILL NOT AFFECT PICTURE QUALITY"

What do you think everyone?

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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #2
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I've had no problems using nikkor lenses on the 5DmkII. The only issue I had was with an old Pentax m42 50mm f1.4 - If you focused to infinity the rear element would sink just far enough into the body to clash with the mirror. Now, it wasn't enough to harm anything, and I got used to close focusing before I switched to live view, but it's something to think about. I don't know if the nikkor will be the same however.
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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:49 PM   #3
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what about the dust issue, should I be worried?

this one here looks a bit different especially the back end. Its fine though right?

http://cgi.ebay.com/mint-NIKON-50mm-...#ht_500wt_1182
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #4
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A little dust is normal for a lens this age. It shouldn't affect the picture much if at all, and worse case you can just have it cleaned.
Now that I'm looking at this lens, it has that raised rim around the rear element housing. I feel like this might interfere with your mirror. The good news is that you don't harm the function of the lens if you file that down. The problem with f1.4 lenses is that their design usually requires the rear element to be much closer to the sensor, especially toward the infinity focus range. The mirror in the 5D is very large, and doesn't give much room for any protrusions into the body. Some people I've known have gone as far as to shave the mirror in their camera down to allow for these lenses to work. This is one of the limiting factors of a full frame design.
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Old March 25th, 2010, 10:53 AM   #5
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The Nikkor 50 1.4 works fine on my 5D mk2. Here is a link to a previous post on the subject.

http://www.dvinfo.net/forum/canon-eo...non-5dmk2.html


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Old March 25th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #6
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so morton you really think I am in the clear with it for the 5D2?

I read you post earlier also, the don't look similar, the two glasses, yours shows some rear element housing too. Yours was fine?

The ebay post shows the metalic hook or whatever looking different than yours. Different series?
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Old March 26th, 2010, 02:05 PM   #7
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Yes mine worked fine, but Richard had to cut the tab off his lens to get it to fit. I don't know what the difference could be. Richard's is an older lens than mine and the listing on Ebay you provided is for an lens older than Richards so you may have to cut the tab off if you buy it.
Either way it's a great lens
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Old March 26th, 2010, 03:35 PM   #8
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If you hunt around surely you can find a nice 50 1.4 AI or AIs for not much more, MF Nikkors are going for really low prices.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #9
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what of this one? It seems to have more than just the tab sticking out on the rear section.

Nikon Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4 AI-s Standard Lens * Excellent - eBay (item 320506989399 end time Mar-30-10 20:18:40 PDT)

http://cgi.ebay.com/NIKON-NIKKOR-50m...#ht_5095wt_939
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If you hunt around surely you can find a nice 50 1.4 AI or AIs for not much more, MF Nikkors are going for really low prices.
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Surely whether the lens is AI or not is irrelevant if it's going to be used on the 5DII? You may as well save money & buy the cheaper totally manual lens.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 03:23 AM   #11
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AFAIK all the AI and AI-s Nikkors work fine with the EOS adapter do they not?
If you've got the budget a lot of people seem to liking the Zeiss lenses, they make a 50 1.4 in EOS mount and it's apparently superrb optically and being manual focus it should have lovely smooth mechanisms.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #12
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right now i'm looking at this one
NIKON NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4 AIS MF LENS f1.4 50 AI S MANUAL - eBay (item 140394315357 end time Apr-24-10 19:04:17 PDT)


How would a zeiss 1.4 compare in price? And the adapter(how much)?
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Old March 27th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #13
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The Zeiss is quite pricey Zeiss 50mm f1.4 Planar | but it should be very good and it'll attach directly to the camera rather than needing an adapter as it's Canon EF fit.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 05:51 AM   #14
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wow! $725 on b&h, ouch! Can the f be controlled manually like on the nikon 50mm 1.4?
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Old March 27th, 2010, 06:13 AM   #15
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It's all manual, no AF, proper aperture ring - it's definitely the one to have, no question, but as you say, it is pricey. As are the others in the range - they do a 21mm (which by all accounts is one of the best 35mm lenses of all time!), an 85 1.4, a 35 f2 etc. Why not just get a whole set?!!!
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