Your Legendary Lenses

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Cheesehead, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. Cheesehead

    george Guest

    That's a little harsh on the AI version of the Nikon 43-86...they were
    actually pretty good (mine is better than the AF 35-70 f/3.5-4.5 so I dumped
    that lens).

    I think legendary Nikons include:
    105mm f/2.5 AIS (and older versions)
    80-200mm f/4.5 AI & IC -- first zoom to make zoom lenses preferred over
    8mm f/2.8 AI -- first hand-holdable 180 degree fisheye and pretty sharp, too

    Now, here's a question for all you lens buffs on something that I *think* I
    Didn't Alpa make a 1.9mm fisheye lens with some astronomical coverage?
    Can't seem to find any information on it any more.

    george, Apr 21, 2006
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  2. Cheesehead

    george Guest

    Hmm, you mean like the legendarily slow-to-focus 85mm f/1.2??? I was
    considering switching to Canon (still in the back of my mind) and was
    researching my favorite focal length for FF sensor and was surprised to find
    this out. No wonder it is being replaced with a faster (to focus) version
    for $2k.

    george, Apr 21, 2006
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  3. Cheesehead

    Cheesehead Guest

    In Pentax terminology it's "Limited".
    Like a Buick "Limited" or for "LTD" --
    something to be accepted as pretty Special.
    (Though it's not a Buick.)

    Sounds like Canon users posting here are all "true believers".


    "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot
    -- Jim Elliott
    Cheesehead, Apr 21, 2006
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