Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cursed by the Dark Side

Seesaw on the double -- NEX-5N & Nikkor 105mm f2.5

Today, the last two of my Nikon lenses are gone.  Over the years I have used quite a few Nikon manual focus lenses, from the 35mm f1.4 to the 300mm f2.8, but I never seem to warm up to them.  Consequently, they didn't stay with me for long.  The F-mount 50mm f1.4 and the 105mm f2.5 have been two of my more favourable Nikon lenses, which I have kept until today.  I traded the pair with Adam, for the LTM Jupiter-9 85mm f2 and the Tamron Adaptall II 135mm f2.5.  

I want to expand my M-Mount or LTM lenses, because they look more natural on the NEX-5N than most other adapted lenses, where the adapter is very thick.  So far, I only have a Voigtlander 40mm f1.4, Leitz Hektor 135mm f4.5, and now the Jupiter-9.  As for the Tamron 135mm f2.5, I had this lens before which I used on my Pentax *ist and I liked it, though not as good as the Takumar SMC 135mm f2.5, but is smaller and lighter.  Besides, I don't even know how many lenses I have in the 40-58mm range, but I don't have too many 135mm lenses.

I don't even have the LTM to NEX or LTM to M-mount adapter yet, so I can't really even test the lens.  It looks good though.  Very nice build in silver finish.  We will see how it pans out.


  1. Slowly but surely you're falling for Leica!! Your wife should run with your wallet now!!