Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E
Posted 20 January 2009 - 17:10
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Posted 21 January 2009 - 19:10
With 12mm extension ring, 1/180s f/11.0
With 4T close up lens, 1/60s f/8.0
Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:15
since it's an old lens, most any copy you can find will suffer from zoom creep (unless it's been modified).
this lens shines on my D3 and sees more use now than when i had only DX bodies.
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Posted 20 February 2009 - 13:05
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Posted 12 March 2009 - 02:08
This lens is nice on the D3X, too.
Posted 21 March 2009 - 18:25
Posted 21 March 2009 - 19:05
An IX-Nikkor is usually the cheapest way of getting the necessary contact block. Typically one-fifth of the price you have to pay Nikon to get the factory spare parts for a contact block (and they only sell in lots of 10)
Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:21
As for performance: I love it. F/3.5 lenses aren't supposed to have such creamy bokeh. It's also pretty sharp wide open on the D700. I'm just now moving back into manual focus, but this little lens seems like a winner. What's even better is that it's a helluva lot of fun to shoot. For the $$$, you can't beat it.
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Posted 01 April 2009 - 21:17
Zoom creep is a drawback. I also wish the mechanical construction was more rugged. However, optical performance of this lens will not disappoint anybody.
Posted 03 May 2009 - 02:34
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Posted 03 May 2009 - 11:57
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Posted 10 June 2009 - 18:11
When I went to China and needed both portability and performance the 80-200 stayed home. I've also shot basketball, martial arts and such with the 75-150 (you need good manual focus technique though).
If you put a nikon diopter (3T or 4T I can't remember which I have) on it there is also a great macro capability to be found.
Weaknesses: zoom mechanism tends to be loose and if shooting at an angle it will move. Not a big deal for me.
Positives: Color, contrast, resolution and price
I believe I paid about $60 U.S. for mine and for it to be even close to my 80-200 AF-S speaks volumes in its favor in my opinion. They're so cheap that I can't imagine why everyone wouldn't have one handy.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:14
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Posted 21 August 2009 - 14:30
"No matter how slow the film, Spirit always stands still long enough for the photographer it has chosen" Minor White
Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:20
The only thing that could be better on this lens is the colors that it produces. My other lenses are Voightlanders and they produce very bright and vibrant colors. The 75 - 150mm E's colors are more natural and subdued.
Posted 02 March 2010 - 22:42
In order to realize the goal of reducing costs, Nikon constructed the lenses using easily obtainable low-priced glass materials, as well as obviously minimizing the number of lens elements used in the construction of each lens.
Although the E 75–150mm f/3.5 was manufactured as a popular lens for use with the Nikon EM, the finished lens was, in fact, sufficiently well executed as to find favor with the experts. With a x2 zoom range covering a 75–150mm portrait area, the clarity of f/3.5, and an unchanged F-stop setting during zooming, the lens proved easy to use with cameras such as the F2 and F3, as well as with the EM, and was visually well-suited to them. It was also outstanding in terms of performance. The lens’s modest zoom ratio means that it images cleanly throughout its zoom range—from full wide-angle to full telephoto. Zoom lenses are often praised as being on a par with fixed-focal-length lenses, but this lens probably really is as good as a fixed-focal-length lens.
One can only imagine what the lens would have been if better glass materials had been used!
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