Sun 05-May-13 06:17 PM | edited Tue 07-May-13 12:36 AM by NikonMark37814
I'm selling a Nikon Series E 75-150 f/3.5 telephoto zoom lens. The lens is in great condition with clean and clear optics. Aperture and focus ring works perfectly. The front elelment was always protected with a 52mm filter. The lens suffers from zoom creep. Almost every 75-150 ever made suffers from zoom creep. I'd like to get $59.00 and I'll pay for shipping and absorb the PayPal fees. I ship immediately after payment if paying by Paypal. If you use a check I ship after the check clears which is usually a few days. Price lowered to $59.00 for this awesome lens.
Bjørn Rørslett rates this lens higher than the 70-200 f/2.8 VR for those who don't need or want automation in their lenses. If I didn't already own one of the comparable quality 80-200 f/2.8 models, I'd buy this in a minute.
Most of the Nikon zooms from this era are somewhat lacking in sharpness hence the guilt by association. About the only sharper lens of this general range is the original 80-200 f/2.8 MF lens and these go for well over $1,000, usually $1200-1400, if you can find one.
I'll preface this post with the disclaimer that I don't know the seller and to the best of my knowledge, we've never had a transaction.
But this lens is simply amazing, and the price is more than fair. I've owned three samples and they were all tack sharp. The color rendition was excellent, the contrast was good, and the bokeh was surprisingly pleasant. The price is also more than fair.
Okay, I'll take it. I have all the other E-Series lenses save this one. They were a cheap alternative in the '80's to Nikons pro lenses, but were made with great care-Something that is now lacking now-a-days...