Does anyone own or used the 100 mm 2.8 AIS series E lens.This was a less expensive Nikon portrait lens from quite a few years back.
From what I have read it was a very sharp lens with a tendency for flare. Since I plan on using it for indoor work the flare isn't an important issue for me. I would be using it on the F100 in the manual mode but was wondering if the electronic rangefinder will work with this lens.
Any comments would be appreciated.
#1. "RE: 100 mm 2.8 series E lens" | In response to Reply # 0jnscbl Basic MemberTue 26-Jun-01 09:28 PM
I have used manual focus Nikkors on my N60 and N80, and the rangefinder does work. So does the TTL flash. ---scott
"I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
#3. "RE: 100 mm 2.8 series E lens" | In response to Reply # 0
#4. "RE: 100 mm 2.8 series E lens" | In response to Reply # 0slsman Basic MemberWed 27-Jun-01 02:00 AM
Well it's been ages since I shot with one but from what I remember this was a very well regarded lens for it's time and I think a good sample would be a worthwhile acquisition.
I remember back in the early 80's when Nikon released the E series lenses they felt relatively light, inexpensive etc etc. Well, 20 years later many of the consumer level Nikon AF lenses are (in my personal experience) more fragile, cheaper feeling and fussy to manually focus. Yesterday I picked up a used FE for my daughter with a 50mm f1.8 E lens...a particularily nice and clean sample. What a great little lens this is...great feel, solid construction (tho not as solid as my AI MF Nikkors of 20 yrs ago). Strange what time does to perceptions!
If I didn't already have a couple of 105's (one AI 2.5 MF, one AF-D 2.8 Micro) I'd add the 100 E without hesitation.