Old Nikon Camera Lens

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by maril1111, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Hi,

    My father bought around 10-20 years ago a Nikon FE2 http://www.thecamerasite.net/01_SLR_Cameras/Images/Nikon-FEa.jpg which we still have.

    Unfortunately he sold the lens back then!
    I have been searching for a while now for a website that offers old Nikor or other brand MF Lenses like the 50-70mm one can you please recommend me a good website?


    We live in Europe if it makes a difference :/

    Cheers,

    Maril
     
  2. flosseR macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, I would scour ebay.
    Otherwise, you can check mifsuds.co.uk that has a decent used lens assortment. You can also ask around known second hand camera shops.
    Even on our "local ebay version" here in Finland I can find plenty of manual focus old lenses to purchase... fairly cheaply actually...

    //f
     
  3. CK Williams macrumors regular

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  4. compuwar macrumors 601

    compuwar

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    You know you don't have to get MF-only lenses- AF-D lenses will work too, the only thing that won't will be newer "G" type AF-S lenses because they don't have an aperture ring. The last AI-type lens I got was from eBay in the UK (200mm Micro) and it works great on my DSLRs.

    Paul
     
  5. cube macrumors G5

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    Your local photo stores should have used equipment. I find this to be better than the auction sites.
     
  6. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    Also have a look at craigslist: as long as you stick to some common sense rules and try before you buy in person, it's a great way to buy used equipment.

    As others have said: you can also get AF Nikon lenses: as long as they have an aperture ring (i. e. non-AF-G lenses), they'll be fine.

    The FE2 is actually a very nice camera :) Have fun with it!
     
  7. maril1111 thread starter macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Thank you for all the replies :)


    my father said that he wanted an MF instead of Af for whatever reason which Is y i was searching for those

    I will check the websites and report back
     
  8. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    Even though AF lenses with an aperture ring will work as manual focus lenses on older cameras, most AF lenses don't have a very smooth focusing action for manual use, unless they're fairly solidly built. I'd much prefer an old manual focus 50mm f/1.4 than an AF-D 50mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 just because of that. The old lenses had metal barrels and well damped and smooth focusing action as a general rule, something which is seldom the case with AF lenses, with a few exceptions.
     

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