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I have a 300 f2.8, 85 f1.4, 50 f1.4 and a 35 f2 AI lenses. They are a lot of fun to use. What are others that should be added to the collection?
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Dennis, those are some fine lenses.
One of Nikon's very best portrait lenses is the Ai-S 105mm (f/2.5 or f/1.8 - same IQ, just the latter is a faster lens with its advantages).
 
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The 28mm F2.8 AIS lens is very good in my opinion
 
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Or even wider, a 20mm f/2.8, f/3.5 or f/4.
I've only used the AF 20mm f/2.8 and think its great both with film and dx camera.
 
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I'm very fond of a 55 3.5 micro that's been ai-converted.
 
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I recently (about 2 months ago) got a 135 f/2.8 Ai and I have been having alot of fun with it, I know there is the f/2, but it is about 2x the price. The focal length is a bit of an odd one for alot of people but I think it is a good range between the 105 and 180.
 
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500mm f/4 P IF ED is a great older lens. Copies sell for around two grand to a little more for a clean copy.

This would be a great extension for your 300mm f/2.8

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My wife used this lens a couple of weeks ago. She asked me how to zoom it. I said it does not zoom. Then she asked me why it did not focus, and I told her she needed to focus it. Kinda funny.
 
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I have a 300 f2.8, 85 f1.4, 50 f1.4 and a 35 f2 AI lenses. They are a lot of fun to use. What are others that should be added to the collection?
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Dennis

Try Zeiss 25/2.8 and you'll never look back.
 
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Are you only considering Nikkors? Many will also recommend the Zeiss line as well.

I strongly recommend the Zeiss ZF Line too. IQ to Nikkors is subjective as some people like the rendition of Nikkors. I love the Zeiss look. So IQ can go either way BUT as far as handling and build, Zeiss quality is impeccable. Once you handle one, any Nikkors will feel inferior. Thats what happened to me and I ended selling all but one Nikon lens.
 
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Hey Romeo
I would love to check out them Zeiss lenses, im in the south berbs as well.
PM me if your interested.
 

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