The "E-Series" thread

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Series E 50mm f/1.8 - Representative Picture Thread

A tiny and light lens that originally came with the Nikon FG camera, for which a whole line was designed. Optics generally about as good as the heavier, more expensive Nikons. But lighter bodies; more use of plastic. These are AIS manual-focus lenses. The lens is sharp and has lovely bokeh wide open.

Peppermill Cap Shot with a +3 52mm Vivitar Close-up Lens attached. Notice the smooth highlight bokeh from the chrome highlights. This combo.... a $35 lens and $15 close-up kit ....make a good inexpensive macro substitute.
Nikon D300 ,Nikon 50mm f/1.8 E w/Vivatar +3 Close-Up Lens, 1/50s iso640 aperture unrecorded.
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Sharpness/Bokeh Test Shot Notice again the smooth highlights and generally "un-nervous" bokeh. Also note how reasonably sharp the snow shovel handle is even at max aperature.
Nikon D1h ,Nikon 50mm f/1.8 AI-S Series E, 1/16000s iso200 @ 50.0mm f/1.8
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The Embrace Wind introduces Snow to Tree. Nature takes over from there. Nothing lasts forever, but it is sweet when the magic happens. Notice the micro-contrast. I seem to recall this was an f/4 or f/5.6 shot.
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I've had my lens only a short while. I know there are others here who can add much better shots, and I hope they soon will.
 
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Here's a thread to post your shots taken from any E-Series lens. Please state which lens and body you used to take the shots.

I'll start it off:

D700 and 75-150mm Series E...

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D700 and 75-150mm Series E...

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Now, let's see yours...
 
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D300 and 100mm f2.8 Series E
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D90 50mm 1.8 series E. 1/500 f11.

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Shot is nothing spectacular but I just started to really use the lens. I love how compact it is. An abandoned Used car lot buried by the recent blizzard in Chicago.
 
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135 E @f/2.8 D700

I recently shot one of my favourite bands and took the E along with to see what it could do. This ended up being my favourite shot of the night.
 
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D700 & 75-150E

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D700 - 50/1.8E @ f/2.8
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Here is my Series E collection

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only got one the fabulous 75-150 on D700

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I still have my 100E from the film days and I really liked it on my FM2. Unfortunately when I scanned my film pics, the EXIF data was lost so I really cannot tell what ones were with that lens... I guess I now have an excuse to get it out and shoot with it...
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I am looking for a wide.. I do not know alot E vs D versions.. 20 or 24mm..
is one better to get than the other?
d700 body to use it on. prob go AF
 
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one more...

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D700 75-150E
 
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found another online

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This one is shot with the 100/2.8 @ f/2.8

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