Leica Showcase Nikkor 10.5cm f2.5

VINCETAN

Top Veteran
Aug 19, 2013
Maybe due to their coating but I get better luck with flare using the Nikon than the early Zeiss.
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
It's the coating on the Nikkors. The coated Zeiss lenses are also better. With the uncoated telephoto's- a long hood is necessary. I made a custom one for using a J-9 on the M8, will do the same for the 8.5cm F2.
 

VINCETAN

Top Veteran
Aug 19, 2013
Hi Andrew

Did you get to try the lens out yet? You should have it already by now. Let me know how you like it. I got some really awesome picture with that lens and D800.

Vince.

Hopefully my new / Vince's old 105/2.5 SLR lens will look like that on the Df.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
And here is the SLR version I just purchased from Vince. 105mm f/2.5 Nikkor P on Nikon Df wide open with absolutely no post. This lens has a gorgeous rendering and the Df is quite impressive even at stratospheric ISO levels.


ISO 3200

DSC_5910 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



This one at ISO 12,800

DSC_5925 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



Again at ISO 12,800

DSC_5921 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



And again at 12,800

DSC_5919 by Lawman1967, on Flickr



And yet again at 12,800

DSC_5927 by Lawman1967, on Flickr
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
The 105/2.5 is my favorite lens, classic Sonnar design with the intent to render smooth out-of-focus areas. 1952, i do not think they used the term Bokeh yet. Or computers to design lenses.
 

asiafish

All-Pro
Aug 9, 2013
Bakersfield, CA
Andrew
It is gorgeous. Focus ring is a bit sticky in some places and loose in others, but it is 50-years-old. Might send it for CLA, as it is definitely a keeper.
 

aaronz28

Regular
Dec 17, 2014
i'm curious - using the M9 or M240 - with adapted Nikon Lenses (I have the 105 f2.5 and a 85 f2) would love to use them on my M9 -
does the rangefinder focusing work properly - or do you have to measure - old school? :D
thanks
 

BrianS

Legend
Jul 7, 2010
Nikon made the 10.5cm F2.5 and Nikkor 8.5cm f2 in Leica mount. The F-Mount 85/2 is a different formula, the original 8.5cm f2 was made in Contax RF, Leica, and S-Mount. The 10.5cm F2.5 Sonnar formula lens was made in Leica, S-Mount, Contax RF Mount and F-Mount.

The F-Mount lenses will not RF couple, you have to guestimate the focus, or use an uncoupled Rangefinder.
 

uhoh7

Regular
May 31, 2011
You also have a shot of the most dangerous lens cap ever made LOL

This has to be one of the most gorgeous old RF lenses :)
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
I have a Sonnar version in Leica ltm and a Sonnar version for the Nikon F2. Both are great lenses.


 

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