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    One issue solved now Nikon Lens questions.

    If you saw my “Another what camera should I buy question” thread you may know I was looking into manual focus 35mm cameras. Well the photo gods brought me to a beautiful Nikon F2 with a DP2 finder at my local Camera shop today. It looks to be well taken care of, the store manager said the meter did not work, but I changed the batteries and now the finder lights up so maybe it does.

    Now I have a nice camera body and no lenses. Looking at used Nikon lenses they all look foreign to me. I am guessing any Nikon lens with the “Rabbit Ear” will meter on my F2, and any AI lens will mount. So I could put an AI, AI-S, or, AI-E on it? Just want to make sure before I go and buy some lenses.

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    Try here...Link!

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    Awesome just what I wanted.
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    I just ordered a Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4 and a Nikon AiS f3.5 35-105 zoom from Keh. I even paid for UPS overnight (I want to shoot my new Nikon!). I will tell every one how it works out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatsby1923 View Post
    I just ordered a Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4 and a Nikon AiS f3.5 35-105 zoom from Keh. I even paid for UPS overnight (I want to shoot my new Nikon!). I will tell every one how it works out.
    Congratulations on your new F2! Unfortunately the F2 does not come with a much needed disclaimer indicating that the use of such an outstanding camera coupled with prime Nikkor lenses can lead to NAA (or Nikon Aquisition Addiction).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatsby1923 View Post
    I just ordered a Nikon Ai 50mm f1.4 and a Nikon AiS f3.5 35-105 zoom.....
    My 35-105 Nikkor is very sharp, and I think it is one of the best zooms Nikon ever made. It also gives better performance than my 24-120 and 28-200 AF Nikkors.
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    I own and have used extensively two of those Nikkor 35-105 AIS gems. They have never disappointed me. I even shot a couple of weddings and bar mitzvahs with them. I also have two of the 35-105 AF models, plus a 35-105 AF-D. They are all very, very sharp. The AIS versions are also built like tanks, I might add, but balance and handle perfectly on an N2000, FA or FE2.

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    Nice to see other 35-105 fans, it's my favorite as well.
    With those two lenses, you don't need much else, except for maybe a 20 mm, a fast 105, a 180, a...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdial View Post
    .....you don't need much else, except for maybe a ....fast 105......
    YES! The 105/1.8 is an incredible lens!
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    "NAA" has already kicked in. God save me! My lenses are sitting on my kitchen table and I am itching to get home from work. I am already thinking to myself “Maybe I should get that second F2, or that F3HP at the camera shop before it is gone, and what should I get for a wide angle, a long lenses, and maybe a 100-300 zoom?”

    Now what should I shoot first…

    Take care,

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