I like the is as well, enough that I owned 2 or 3 of them. I went back and forth between the 80-200D, the 70-200 vr1, and the original small 50-150 DX. Part of that was VR or not to VR; part was size and weight; and part was I was going to go FX, then didn't, then did.80-200/2.8D
Only got rid of it because I had some applications where VR was needed......
The 180 was my lighter weight option when 1st went FX.Does the NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8D count?
If so, that's my favourite.
The only D I have as well
ThanksWOW, I like #4 best.
Thanks, Mike. I'll see how long it keeps working. If I recall correctly, something would stick before and the aperture blades wouldn't open, but I can't remember for sure since it's been so long since I used it.Those are nice shots Terri. I Think that lens is a keeper.
I recently bought a used Nikon 50mm 1.4 D online, it should arrive next week. I didn't care for the lens all that much before (owned it previously), but I tried one out in the store and actually preferred it over the 50mm 1.8 G I currently have. It's soft and has strong CA, but my post processing has improved and I'm after more classic rendering nowadays. I'll post some pictures when it arrives!Mine is a 50mm f1.4 D. Works great on my FM.
Yes, I loaned it to one other individual, and ended up selling it about 5 years ago to him. I still regret it! It was a sweet lens.I recently sold my 85 f1.4 D and am still having some remorse about that. I'm seriously thinking about upgrading to the 85 f1.8 S lens. I also had a used 35 f2 D lens that I loved, but it broke and I never got it fixed. So I am currently without a D lens.
PS When I was getting started in photography, members here helped me out so much. Wade contacted me and offered to send me his 85 f1.4 D to try out. I was so surprised that he would make such a generous offer. I took him up on it and loved the lens, so I bought my own.
I'm still having a bit of regret about selling mine as well.Yes, I loaned it to one other individual, and ended up selling it about 5 years ago to him. I still regret it! It was a sweet lens.
I probably miss my 180mm f2.8 ED AF most though, followed by the 85 1.4, and my 50 1.4 and 35mm f2. Was a sweet set of lenses I used a lot back in the mid 2000s.