Showcase Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI

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I am about to buy Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI.

I wish to see your favourite pictures shot with this amazing lens..

Thanks in advance

-Paz

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Here are a couple of my favorites taken with this awesome portrait (mainly, but certainly not exclusively) lens.
Note that these were shot with the Ai-S version, but that should not make any difference.

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Shots with the pre-ai one, shares the same formula as the ai and ais.
I liked it so much, I also got an AIS one on craiglist for $70 :)
I have not had a chance to shoot the AIS one yet.

All on the D40, sorry I can't recall the F/stops.

1: Wifey at her brothers wedding.
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2. Seems cliche.
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3.Flowers
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4. The pup:
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I was under the impression that the AI lens couldnt be used on digital and that they had to be converted to AIS or am I mistaken?
 
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I was under the impression that the AI lens couldnt be used on digital and that they had to be converted to AIS or am I mistaken?
Its the non-AI that won't work with the DSLRs. AI or AIS will work on most, with the exception of a few models like the D40 that won't accept them.
 
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Its the non-AI that won't work with the DSLRs. AI or AIS will work on most, with the exception of a few models like the D40 that won't accept them.
Quick clarification -- the AI and AI-S lenses won't meter on the consumer bodies like the D40, D40x, D60, D70, D80, and D90 -- but they will all mount fine. On bodies like the D200, D300, D700, D3, etc. they will meter in M and A modes.

The non-AI lenses will not mount on the D70, D80, D90, D200, D300, D700, D3, etc. without likely causing damage, and they won't meter.

However, most non-AI lenses actually do mount successfully on the D40, D40x, and D60. No metering, but no damage.

Exceptions include older lenses whose rear assembly extends into the mirror box.
 
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Ah... Got it.

A side question, do the AI and AIS lens differ optically? Also from what I can gather used on a D200 in M mode I would not see a difference in performace per say, save for a possible sample issue?
 
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Here are 3 from my old AI beater:

Verbal looks innocent (eyelashes are dead sharp), f/2.5
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God beams over Windansea, f/5.6
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Late-summer leaves in Bryant Park, NYC, f/2.5
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SOME non-AI lenses won't work on more expensive bodies. Not all of them - I use the 105 non-AI on my digitals all the time with no issues, you just have to make sure that the mount doesn't interfere with the screwdrive autofocus mechanism on the mount.

Here's one from today.
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Ah... Got it.

A side question, do the AI and AIS lens differ optically? Also from what I can gather used on a D200 in M mode I would not see a difference in performace per say, save for a possible sample issue?
as far as i know, the AI and AIS are optically the same
The optical formula stayed of the same proven design. However, the Ai-S has different front coating (pink-purple like) from the Ai version (the older Nikon greenish appearance), which somewhat improved its performance.
 
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The optical formula stayed of the same proven design. However, the Ai-S has different front coating (pink-purple like) from the Ai version (the older Nikon greenish appearance), which somewhat improved its performance.
Is it ? Can any one clarify this pls?
 
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