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  1. cooltouch
    Hey John,

    Shellac should work also. And if you ever want to remove the label at a future point, you can remove it with denatured alcohol.


  2. ken472
    Am I the only one out there who uses the Nikkor 50-135 f/3.5 lens? I know it was only made for a couple of years. It is probably my most used lens. I seem to take it everywhere. Just wondering if anyone else uses or likes this lens.
  3. cooltouch
    Hi Ken,

    I've seen a few but never owned one. Given the focal range it seems like it would make a decent people/pets portrait lens.


  4. ken472
    I personally use it for a lot of different situations. I really like it when I do theater shots at dress rehearsals with flash. It's not quite fast enough to use on stage without flash. The image quality is great.
  5. John_Nikon_F
    Forgive me father, for I have sinned. Had another NAS attack today. Put a DW-4 6x finder for my F3P on layaway @ Glazer's Camera in Seattle. When I saw the view afforded by said finder, it was a must-have. Am getting it for $90, plus tax.

  6. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, John;

    Nice price. My DW-2 for the F2 was much more than that. My main justification for getting the DW-2 is the excessive accumulation of years these eyes have. It does help in showing when the point of best focus has been obtained.

    Enjoy; Ralph Javins
  7. Tim McGraw
    Tim McGraw
    I have a chance on a manual focus Tokina ATX SD 80-200 F2.8 is this lens any good ?
    I would use it on my FM2 & FE2
    tnx for the feedback
  8. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, Tim;

    Yes, the Tokina ATX series is pretty good. Perhaps not in there with the best of the Nikkor Zooms, but still a good lens series. I recall that even Nikon had some problems with the early Nikkor 43-86 mm zoom. In any case, if you get the lens, try a roll of film with it and see what you think of the results. If you like what you see, keep the lens.

    Enjoy; Ralph Javins
  9. Uncle Bill
    Uncle Bill
    I've been bad and picked up an Ai 200 F4 telephoto for $100 Cdn last weekend.
  10. crb
    Good to see Nikons well represented on APUG. I have several AI Nikons - all fine tools. F3HP kit is current head of list. Works great with new Zeiss 50 f2 Macro. FM3a with 45mm lens is a great walkaround.

  11. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning, all;

    It has been a year (!?!?!) since anything has been posted here. I can at least offer a progress report in the continued growth of the things that Nippon Kogaku K. K. made which have been gathering here. Yes, I know that I do not have anything later than an F2AS, but it does take AI lenses.

    One of the recent acquisitions is a NIKKOR-H Auto 1:4.5 f=300mm lens from right at 1969, according to the serial number, so it does meet the requirements for inclusion in The 1960s Nikon Project. However, it does have a factory Nikon AI Aperture Ring fitted to the back of the lens. Yes, it is an old lens, but it has been "factory AI'ed." So now The 1960s Nikon Project lenses run from 24mm to 300mm, with an unexpected "side effect." The case containing all of this old Nikon 35mm SLR gear was already full. Now I must find a bigger case to hold all of this stuff.

    One nice thing is that we finally do seem to have the start of spring coming to us out here in Latte Land. There have been two days so far when we actually reached a temperature of 55 degrees F. The temperature here this morning was 38 degrees F. The flowers and trees do not seem to mind too much; they are beginning to blossom, so there are lots of photographs being taken now. We have concluded, however, that winter this year will be followed by summer. We hope. Where is Al Gore when you really need him, anyway?


    Latte Land, Washington
  12. Thingy

    I have just bought my second AIS lens (I only own 2 x 35mm Nikkor lenses, plus 4 Nikkors for my large format camera) for my F4. I initially bought a 55mm Micro-Nikkor, which works without hitch and no problems with the aperture blades sticking. It is my standard lens. It is an excellent lens. Last weekend I added the 24mm f2 Nikkor. I tend to find I use 24mm more than I use 28mm. I hope to add the 20mm f2.8 AIS lens shortly and will then be saving up for a Zeiss ZF.2 35mm f.2, though I was tempted by the Nikkor 35mm f1.4 AIS lens..
  13. Ralph Javins
    Ralph Javins
    Good morning;

    At the risk of being kicked in the shins by John_Nikon_F for revealing this, on Friday I returned to Kenmore Camera out here in Latte Land to pay for and pick up a Minolta MD ZOOM ROKKOR-X 100-500mm 1:8 zoom lens. One other thing also picked up at that time is a lens adapter to allow using Minolta ROKKOR lenses on Nikon bodies. Please note that the technically knowledgeable camera guys out there are saying something about; "But you need glass optical correction to achieve infinity focus." And, they are right; it does have glass in that adapter. Anyway, John was able to see how this Minolta lens works (and how heavy it is) while it was on his Nikon F4M.

    Enjoy; Ralph, Latte Land, Washington
  14. Nikkor-Bob
    How much would it cost to clean hazing/light fungus from the inside of a 100-300 AI-S 5.6? Just curious. Thanks.
  15. Silver Halide / Zone
    Silver Halide / Zone
    Hi all
    Seems a little while since anyone has posted anything in this group. Just wanted to let you know that I have some AIS-Nikkor lens for sale, and as well an assortment of different accessories for F3's and as well a very clean F3HP body. If anyone is interested let me know and I'll send along additional information.

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