I'll be following this up with another thread with images but once again I am beaming over my newest lens acquisitions and my love for AI-S lenses. First, let me say "Holy Crap!". :biggrin: I've posted images and portraits with my 105mm f/2.5 AI-S and recently I posted some walkaround shots with my new 24mm f/2 AI-S. I also picked up a 50mm f/1.4 AI-S to round out my holy trinity of manual focus Nikkor glass and I am so ecstatic about it. I just finished a shoot today with one of my (and some of your) favorite models, Anna. For this shoot she also bought her best friend Anne, and Anne wanted to do some boudoir and lingerie photos for her husbands birthday. I shot with all 3 (24mm, 50mm and 105mm) and the quality of the images has me blown away. I can't see myself using AF in the studio again and until I see lenses that can compare in quality and price I'm convinced that these lenses are going to be my workhorses for portraiture and studio work. I've said it before but it's worth restating... "Holy Crap!" LOLOL Shooting with lenses of this quality really make you realize how unsharp so much of the consumer AF glass really is and takes the images to a completely different level. Even when I haven't perfectly nailed focus I'm finding my keeper rate is 100% (in terms of focus) and that's just ridiculous. That has never ever been the case for me and consumer glass, even at its sharpest. Then, once you get past the sharpness you start looking at color, exposure, overall IQ and the rendering of the image. What I mean when I talk about exposure is that the AI-S glass is a "what you meter is what you get" type of thing and I find consumer glass is not that way at all. For instance, the 18-70mm or 70-300mm do not give me perfect exposure and don't 'jive' with meter readings from my Sekonic L-758DR. With the AI-S glass I take a reading, dial in the aperture and Voila!.. perfect exposure. Thats huge for me because I'm a metering/exposure junkie. Also, the AI-S glass has a consistent quality in terms of color, whereas again, if I take the 18-70mm and then the 70-300mm there is a noticeable color difference with a slight emphasis in magenta coming from the 70-300mm. So I like the fact that I can set a custom white balance for AI-S instead of one for lens A, one for B, once for C and so on... Can you tell I'm a happy camper? I'll post (and gush) more once I have some of these images processed and posted. Thanks for listening.