Who knew that Ai-S is so wonderful?!

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by lisantica, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. lisantica

    lisantica

    519
    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Got my new to me 105mm 2.5 Ai-S lens today, don't know a thing about it except that I know it's one of those lenses that will make me appear to have more talent than I really do.

    I started this thread because I need help: https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=119826

    I'm still practicing with it, but I sure do like it. I thought I was spoiled with auto-focus, but I really like manual focus. I got into photography (Aug. 2004) and the Canon's and Nikon's were already full auto focus everything by then.

    Anyone know of another lens I can start looking for? Something legendary like this 105mm 2.5 lens?

    Lisa
     
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  2. billg71

    billg71

    693
    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    "Anyone know of another lens I can start looking for? Something legendary like this 105mm 2.5 lens?"

    How about the 28/2(AIS version), the 35/1.4, the 45/2.8P(technically not an AIS lens), the 50/1.4, the 85/1.4, the 105/1.8 as well as your 2.5, the 180/2.8, and the 200 either f/2 or f/4 versions.

    All great lenses and pretty affordable.(Except for the 200/2 :frown: )

    Almost forgot to mention the 55/2.8 Micro....

    Happy Hunting!

    Bill
     
  3. lisantica

    lisantica

    519
    Jul 4, 2006
    So. Calif.
    Okay then I'm definitely in the market for the 35/1.4, the 85/1.4 and the 55/2.8 macro.
    I have a 200VR AF lens, so I'll stick with that for my sports shooting. I have a 180mm 2.8 AF that I love and if I didn't have it, I'd be buying the MF version of it.

    Lisa
     
  4. Legendary? The 58/1.2, of course.
     
  5. billg71

    billg71

    693
    May 4, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    "Legendary? The 58/1.2, of course."

    Phil, anytime you're ready to sell yours........ :wink:

    Just let me know!

    Bill
     
  6. Dennyd80

    Dennyd80 Guest

    I have owned both the 35 f1.4 and the 35 f2. Both are excellent lenses and can be bought used for very reasonable prices. After using both for a number of years I think the 35 f2 is the sharpest of the two. I still own the 35 f2 and use it a lot. It's the perfect "standard" prime lens on a DSLR.

    You can't go wrong with AIS glass.
     
  7. I just sold a 28mm f2.8 ais lens. A much underrated lens - quite a bit sharper especially at close focus than a 28mm afd!
     
  8. I agree Ray, if your subject is at relatively close distance it is absolutely fabulous. For shots of further distance I find it to be of uneven sharpness.
     
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