Help Identify This Nikon Lens

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  1. jgwetworth

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    Hi Apug, Was watching a documentary and was curious as to what lens the photographer in it was using. I Was wondering if anyone could identify the lens from some pictures.


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    Those are just about the clearest shots of the lens in question, Thanks in advance!
     
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    Same guess here. And the camera is a Nikon FE2.
     
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    From its bulk, and the shape of the (proper-ish?) hood I'd say 35mm f/1.4. Can't help with cam...ooops, coffee just finished
     
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    I'd say it's a FM2.
     
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    Agreed. It's got the ISO window on the shutter speed dial (the FE2 doesn't), and it has a 1/4000s shutter speed (so it can't be an FM).
     
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    And the hat? The hat. Does anyone know who made that hat??
     
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    I am officially changing my guess from the 55/2.8 macro to agree with s-a and say its the 35/1.4 too. The rings of knurls on the rubber focusing ring are 4 deep like the 35/1.4 not 3 like the 55/2.8 macro. I also believe I can just make out what looks like 1.4 on the lens in the photo he's taking of the aquarium fish in the second photo. So this one: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/35f14ais.htm
     
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    my guess is it's a 85mmf/2 or f/1.4
     
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    Could be. I think he'd use a different hood though and that second photo would be quite the close up, can the 85 focus that close?
     
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    With the ID marking on the outside, the 4-row grip, and the tiny lens hood... 35mm, f/1.4
    Also note that he has a protective filter with that "wide-angle" hood.

    Cool hat... did anyone guess that yet?
     
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    The camera looks to be a titanium finish, rather than chrome. Was there an FM2/T ?
     
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    Just looked it up, 0.85 meters or about 2' 9" or so. He's at the close limit for sure if that's the 85. I still vote 35/1.4.
     
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    I'd say it's the 35mm/2 AIS. The place looks a lot like a fish market in Thailand.
     
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    Download and enlarge photo 2: does that not look like 1.4 on the barrel to you?
     
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    This is fun but I'm wondering why the OP didn't just ask the guy.
     
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    Bing! Bonus Round!

    So, is he shooting at f/1.4, where it's Coma City or f/5.6, where it's Wetzlar, ja, Wetzlar, or F/11, where it's Soligoroid?

    The hat looks like something one of my son's friends would buy at Urban Outfitters. (Now, If you want a hat get thee to O'Farrell's, in Santa Fe, and get one besoke.)
     
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    You're right: I mistaken the ASA label for the Auto setting.
     
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    The lens is a 35mm F1.4 Nikkor with a Nikon HN-1 hood (a Nikon HN-3 is Nikon's designated hood for this particular lens).
     
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    Thanks everyone It does seem to be the 35mm f/1.4 with HN-1 Hood!


    And if anyone is interested in watching the documentary its got some fantastic analog photography in it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQC3jp1udUg
     
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    35mm f/1.4 Ais.
     
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    I disagree, Its the HN-2 with filter. HN-1 is flatter, HN-2 has the very slight angle to it.
     
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    That's Patrick Brown he typically shoots with 2 FM2n bodies, one with a 28mm and one with a 35mm so my guess concurs with the others (35mm f/1.4)
     
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    Or could be the 28mm f/2 with filter and HN-2. But the more bulbous focussing ring looks more likely to me to be the 35mm f/1.4.