What is this lens?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by pushpin, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. back when i first started this obsession called photography, my dad gave me his old nikon EM and three lenses. i thought they were all series E lenses (28mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2.8).
    today i was cleaning these lenses to get ready to sell them (watch the for sale forum!) and i noticed that they all said 'series E' on them, all but the 28mm.
    here it is:
    750206114_bf8b92a440_o.

    what version is this lens? i can't seem to find any answers. thanks in advance!
     
  2. well, i spoke too soon and found the answer i was looking for. it is the 28mm f/2.8 AI-s nikkor. being that i have hardly ever used this lens, i had no idea i possessed such a nice piece of nikon glass. anyone have any thoughts on this lens? i almost don't want to sell it...
     
  3. thanks eric, looks like we posted at the same time.
    that is an impressive catalogue of lenses...
     
  4. agw0

    agw0

    475
    Oct 28, 2006
    Munich, Germany
    The 28mm/2.8 Ai-S was my favourite fixed wide angle lens on 35mm fllm. Better IQ (on film) than any of the other 24/28mm lenses around it, IMHO. And a very fine angle of view for landscape photograpy.
     
  5. patrickh41

    patrickh41 Guest

    If you have the version that focusses to 0.2m then you have one of the best lenses made by Nikon. It also has the advantage of being able to focus very close (as shown by the distance indicated above).
     
  6. ultimind

    ultimind

    990
    May 13, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    I had this one of these for a short while... Found a great deal on eBay for it. It was super sharp, super close focusing, but on DX crop, 28mm just doesn't do anything for me. It wasn't quite wide enough like the 24mm is, yet it wasn't long enough to get those 35mm F2.0 style closeup portraits.

    For me atleast it didn't fill any niche so I got rid of it. If I shot 35mm, I definitely would have kept then lens.
     
  7. thanks for the replies guys. after further testing of this lens, it is the model that close focuses down to 0.2m. its insanely sharp, even wide open, has a tiny bit of light fall-off wide open but that's about it. i think i still will sell it because my d80 cant meter with it... :(
    i tell myself that i already have the 35 f/2 so the 28 f/2.8 will seem kind of redundant... i still need to make up my mind.
     
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