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Lens Lust strikes again!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Uncle Frank, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. I've bid on ebay unsuccessfully on five different auctions for an 85mm f/1.8 Nikkor. Here were the ending prices:

    $203.50 (damaged unit)

    My high bid was $250. Since the lens can be bought new (gray market) for $319, I didn't think a higher price made any sense.

    I ran across another auction today, and jumped on the buy-now price of $235.


    Now I sit back and wait, and see if the pictures were of the actual unit... and if he leaves the UV filter on it. Can't wait :) .
  2. PGB


    Jan 25, 2005

    I really want the 85 1.4 but I can't since I got the 28 1.4 WOW!

    Hopefully I'll get some shots processed where I used that baby.

  3. I'm happy for you Frank. Like Patrick I have lust in my heart for the 85mm f1.4 but I have spent way too much already this year.
  4. Yeah, the f/1.4 was first choice, but it's way out of my budget.

    Hmm, I just noticed that I bought the non-D version. It's probably why the lens was so inexpensive. Does that means it's a very old lens?
  5. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    What it means is that it doesn't transmit the distance info and you supposedlky loose full matrix metering.

    I gotta tell you....I've owned both and I saw absolutely no difference between the images I captured. I bought a D while owning a non D assuming that there was going to be some huge improvement over and already great image. WRONG!

  6. Chris101


    Feb 2, 2005
    Non-D you only lose FLASH matrix metering.
  7. My only reservation is that Nikon stopped making non-D version in 1992. That means I just purchased a pretty old lens.
  8. Sometiems old is good....

    just liek us here on this board... I have been wantign the 85 1.4 but got the 300f4 and 1.4 so it is still on my wnat list.
  9. Iliah


    Jan 29, 2005
    Do you mean 3-D Multi-Sensor Balanced Fill-Flash ?
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