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 (the later K version focuses down to 2.8 feet or 0.85 meters)
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

Early versions (the first 7100 or so) have the identity ring inside the filter ring, later ones like this one have it one the outside of the lens barrel. The later K version focuses a little closer.

More information:
Ken Rockwell
Pindelski
Richard de Stoutz
MIR

Sample photographs:











































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