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    Quote Originally Posted by HerrBremerhaven
    Nikon 105mm f2.5 AIS. This lenses keeps me in Nikon SLR gear.

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    Nikon has a new version of this lens which interests me. It's a 105mm 2.8 AF-S VR. I've read good things about this lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by roteague
    Nikon has a new version of this lens which interests me. It's a 105mm 2.8 AF-S VR. I've read good things about this lens.
    Honestly, I am not a big fan of autofocus. The old 105mm is not perfect, but the flaws give the resulting images a look I like quite a bit. I tend to like the manual focus feel of the older lenses more than the manual focus feel of the autofocus lenses. I guess if I wanted to get a brand new lens for one of my Nikon bodies, I would go for that new Zeiss ZF 50mm f1.4.

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    P.S. - I tend to use what some would call vintage gear. However, I did buy a brand new 4x5 early this year.

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    My favorite 35mm lens had to be the Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 macro. Fast, sharp and a great focal length for portraits as well as close-up stuff. Went to 1:2 with its helical focus and 1:1 with the matched macro extension.

    Joe

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    Over many years a couple of 50mm Summicron M mount. Several other normal lenses come close enough.

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    my 85mm f/1.7 Rokkor
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    Quote Originally Posted by smieglitz
    My favorite 35mm lens had to be the Vivitar Series 1 90mm f/2.5 macro. Fast, sharp and a great focal length for portraits as well as close-up stuff. Went to 1:2 with its helical focus and 1:1 with the matched macro extension.

    Joe
    I have to admit that mine is excellent as well (in Canon FD mount). Sturdy, too! But I still would have to go with my Pentax S-M-C 50mm f/1.4 for being more of an 'all around' lens - I take that thing everywhere.
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    In 35mm it's my 55mm Micro Nikkor lens. Very sharp, easy to use, easy to carry; when Im not using a zoom lens.

    Curt

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    Nothing exotic, just an LTM Jupiter 8 (50/2) I picked up for 8 bucks, but nice and sharp.

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    Two favs actually,

    50/1.4 smc Takumar (the 50/2 is good too)

    50/2.0 Schneider Kreuznach Xenon on my Retina IIIc.
    Rick Jason.
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    Can't leave out Canon 85mm 1.2 SSC. The portrait lens of the FD family.

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