AI 'ing my lenses.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Matt S, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. Here is the deal . I have several pre AI lenses that I have decided to AI. I know I can just grind down the app ring all the way around and they will mount but provide no app info to the camera. I would rather grind them to the proper "settings". How does one get that information.

    I am looking in particiular to AI these lenses

    105mm F2.5 nikkor

    micro 55mm f3.5 nikkor

    And a least one of my 50mm F2 nikkors
  2. my suggestion, if you can't get to a shop with lots of lenses, is just check photos of the ones you want to do and see where the notch (area left sticking up) is and duplicate it - doesn't have to be perfect - more important is to protect the remainder of your lens from the dust and filings
  3. Thanks ditto, that is kinda what I was planning on doing. I do plan to remove the ring for grinding so as to minimize filings and dust getting into the lens.

    So does anyone have photos of these lenses ai'ed?
  4. Rob


    Jul 28, 2005
    Truro, Cornwall, UK
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