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Nikon 105mm 2.5 ai-s **SOLD**
Sep 15, 2022 21:35:14   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
Lens is in excellent condition. No scratch, clean glass with some minor dust. Smooth focus and clicky aperture. Works great on DSLR, even better on mirrorless.

Comes with Nikon L37 filter and a vivitar hard case.

Price includes shipping.

will be listing a few other ai lens soon.

Edit: You will need an adapter to use on Z mount cameras. However, you do not have to use the Nikon FTZ adapter, a $40 “dumb” adapter works the same.

Uploaded pictures of Mr. Giddy with the lens wide open @ f/2.5 and @ f/8. Love the pictures from the lens, but kids just won't stand still, or perhaps I just lack the skill to get it in focus quick enough. :)

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Sep 16, 2022 06:13:07   #
Jim Bianco
 
Would you take pay pal? Thanks Jim Bianco

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Sep 16, 2022 06:42:04   #
Wes Loc: Dallas
 
VinceJC wrote:
Lens is in excellent condition. No scratch, clean glass with some minor dust. Smooth focus and clicky aperture. Works great on DSLR, even better on mirrorless.

Comes with Nikon L37 filter and a vivitar hard case.

Price includes shipping.

will be listing a few other ai lens soon.


What is your PayPal number? Does it require the FTZ to work with Z cameras?

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Sep 16, 2022 07:24:51   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
PM’ed Jim

Yes PayPal accepted.

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Sep 16, 2022 08:25:27   #
Wes Loc: Dallas
 
Wes wrote:
What is your PayPal number? Does it require the FTZ to work with Z cameras?


If Jim doesn't buy it I will.

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Sep 16, 2022 09:06:09   #
jpicc1113
 
It's a manual focus lens?

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Sep 16, 2022 15:09:11   #
Gianfranco47 Loc: Senoia GA
 
Wes wrote:
What is your PayPal number? Does it require the FTZ to work with Z cameras?


Yes this lens requires FTZ adapter for working on Z Nikon cameras

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Sep 16, 2022 15:09:57   #
Gianfranco47 Loc: Senoia GA
 
Yes is manual focus lens

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Sep 16, 2022 19:15:07   #
Jim Bianco
 
Jim Bianco wrote:
Would you take pay pal? Thanks Jim Bianco

It is a very nice lens but a family matter came up and I can not purchase at this time , thanks for being so kind and holding it for me, I am sick over this I really wanted this lens but that's life.Thanks anyway Jim Bianco

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Sep 17, 2022 06:16:05   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
No problem Jim. Hope everything is okay!

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Sep 19, 2022 14:22:42   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
Available again. Sale fell through.

I wanted clarify that this is an F mount lens. You will need an adapter to use on Z mount cameras. However, you do not have to use the Nikon FTZ adapter, a $40 “dumb” adapter works the same.

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Sep 19, 2022 20:42:22   #
Gianfranco47 Loc: Senoia GA
 
Ok dumb adapter is working fine since is manual focus lens

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Sep 20, 2022 10:44:20   #
Thomas902 Loc: Washington DC
 
A wonderful Nikkor lens... Mechanically and optically superb...
I have (and shoot) the "budget" Nikon 100mm f/2.8 Series E lens which is optically superb also albeit mechanically it is inferior... Both the 105mm f/2.5 and the 100mm f/2.8 are limited by a minimum focus distance of 1 meter however I use the PK-12 extension ring on my 100mm f/2.8 E Series with stellar results.

Of merit is the 105mm built in telescoping hood. *the 100mm f/2.8 E Series lacks this.
Although the Series E is only half the weight (215g) of the AI-S lens (435g) which is the reason I love it. :)

Note: The "E" Series Nikon lenses do not withstand the abuse of profession use like the AI and AI-S lenses.
It is extremely rare to find a Series "E" in mint condition.

While this AI-S 105mm f/2.5 is certainly optically & mechanically a match for any of Nikon's 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom optics the lack of AF limits its usefulness in portraiture (From experience).

However this lens offers "Rangefinder" focus conformation on FX and DX bodies in both normal and LiveView mode thus you are assured of images free of front/back focus issues.

For the price being asked you would be very hard pressed to find "Professional" level Manual Focus lens in this focal range. Once I purchased my Mint 100mm f/2.8 Series E I stopped looking.

This 105 f/2.5 AI-S brings considerable optical quality, worth & value to the table.
Hard to believe it still hasn't sold.

Vince you might consider adding an image or two which you have taken with this lens.
Hope this helps

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Oct 3, 2022 11:06:52   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
Had the Series E 100mm and loved it too. The 105mm 2.5 looks petite to modern lenses, but it is a giant if you put it next to the Series E. The series E feels like a toy in hand once you have handled the 105. Both give excellent images.

Uploaded two pictures of Mr. Giddy in OP. First pic is wide open at f2.5. Second pic is at f8 and I added a light cuz in the first pic the front looks a little dim to me. This might not be the thread for it but critiques are welcome, but please don't be too harsh I am no pro.

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Oct 9, 2022 19:40:52   #
VinceJC Loc: Connecticut
 
Reduced 180

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