You can kinda tell my son is related to me...

Discussion in 'The Darkroom' started by mhardy6647, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

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  2. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    Just a few Nikkors!
  3. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    I think those are just the ones he has which he thinks are interesting :)
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  4. je2a3

    je2a3 Junior Member

    They are still very useful in the digital age.
  5. TubeHiFiNut

    TubeHiFiNut Administrator Staff Member

    Drooling appropriately...... :)
  6. opa1

    opa1 Moderator Staff Member

    These lens will fit new digital cameras? I have a nice AE-1 with four lens that been in the closet for a decade or more. Too lazy to use film.
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  7. SPL db

    SPL db Junior Member

    My brother has/had a collection like that at one time. He is/was a huge photography buff...
  8. Your son and my son appear to have a lot in common.
  9. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    Yes, and that is a big part of the reason why he and I are confirmed Nikon fanboys :)
    (the fact that Nikon has made some excellent lenses over the years doesn't hurt, either)
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  10. fiddlefye

    fiddlefye Senior Member

    These lenses can be used on digital Nikons, but none of the old Canon film lenses can be used on their DSLRs. Nikon took one approach, Canon another.
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  11. opa1

    opa1 Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, I was wondering. Just my luck. :)
  12. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member

    There is (apparently) a large cottage industry of makers of adapters to fit Lens Mount X onto Digital Camera Y.

    This is good, except for those of - ahem - us who, by one means or another, found ways to use otherwise "low value" lenses that had been rendered obsolete by the loss of digital "platforms" for the lens mounts.

    My impression is that almost any lens ever made can be used some kind of way on a digital camera with an adaptor of some sort :)

    But, yeah, Canon (and Pentax, too -- I think) took a future-focused approach to lens mounts for their digital cameras; Nikon stuck with its base. Time will tell if that dedication was the best idea for 'em -- but I can tell you that I certainly appreciate it!
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  13. Pioneer Vato

    Pioneer Vato Moderator Staff Member

    Nice collection of glass!
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  14. mhardy6647

    mhardy6647 Señor Member


    Speaking of which, I just today received in the mail, from my son, one of these to play with.

    (stock photo from Nikon USA site)
    old school 20 mm f/2.8

    I am very much looking forward to taking some interior shots with a fairly wide angle (even on a DX format DSLR) fairly fast lens :)

    A couple of preliminary snapshots were encouraging.
  15. je2a3

    je2a3 Junior Member

    Mirrorless digital bodies like the Sony A series, Fuji X mount or micro 4/3rds + the appropriate lens adapter can make practically any manual lens from the film era usable again.

    I use Leica RF lenses + M42 lenses with adapters on my Fuji X-E1 when I’m lazy to develop film.
  16. opa1

    opa1 Moderator Staff Member

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    je2a3 Junior Member

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