Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Frame zero

This article reminded me of these serendipitous half photos.

























Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P non-AI

Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 P non-AI ('59-'71)
These samples circa '63 and '67.





Filter size: 52mm
Close focus distance: 3 foot or 1.2 meters
Aperture range: f/2.5 - f/32
Aperture blades: 6 (early samples have 9)
Depth of field scale for f/4, f/8 - 16, plus IR focusing index.
Design: 5 elements in 3 groups

This version with the silver front ring and thinner focusing ring is a different design than the later version with a black front ring and a larger focusing ring. That design carried over to AI and AI-S versions.

This lens was originally marked 10.5 cm:


More information:
Pindelski
Andreas Isenegger
MIR
Richard de Stoutz

Sample photographs:

















































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Monday, December 29, 2014

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 H non-AI

Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 H non-AI (64-77)
This sample circa '70, factory AI conversion





Filter size: 52mm
Close focus distance: 3.3 feet or 1 meter
Aperture range: f/1.8 - f/22
Aperture blades: 6
Depth of field scale for f/8, 16, 22 plus IR focusing index.
Design: 6 elements in 4 groups

More information:
Ken Rockwell
Pindelski
Richard de Stoutz
MIR

Sample photographs:











































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