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October 14, 2016: Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5, My First Impression

Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5
Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5




October 14, 2016

I've always read so many good things about the Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5. 'Series E' was meant to be Nikon's economy (thus the E) line of lenses, and this model was outsourced to Kiron (a legendary lens maker of sharpness in its own right).

The first time I saw this lens was in December 2015 when I was shopping around for my third lens. I liked this lens, but due to budget for one lens only, I picked the Nikkor-S 50/1.4 instead.

Now it's October, and I saw the same lens in the same shop again. Oh well, why not give it a try again... iiyak na talaga ako dahil wala pa rin ako budget for this lens. =(

Grabe, sobrang sharp ng lens na ito. And by sharp, I also mean great resolution, yung nakikita mo ang bawat detalye ng image. Someday, I'm gonna have this lens with a little more patience...


SPECS
Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5

Manufactured by: Kiron

Years Produced: 1980-1983

Focal Length:
FX = 75-150 mm (full frame)
DX = 110-225 mm (used on crop sensor)

Filter Thread Size: 52mm
Mount: Nikon AI

Minimum Focusing Distance: 3 feet / 1 meters
Aperture Run: f/3.5 - f/32(!)
# Aperture Blades: 7

Made in Japan




Conclusion: I'm not the type of person to be persuaded based on first impressions, but this lens has blown me away. It is a very nice budget/economy lens, I have it in my wishlist of lenses to buy someday. For those who may not be aware, 70-200mm zooms typically have a minimum focusing distance of 6 feet. Thus, this Series E lens also has the benefit of being a close-focusing lens.

Please also see my album for the Vivitar 75-205mm f/3.8, made by Kiron. It's just as sharp, but warmer. ---> https://flic.kr/s/aHskEKP54y


Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5
75mm f/3.5

Nikon Series E 75-150mm f/3.5
150mm f/3.5



LINKS

February 21, 2017: Nikon Series E 75-150/3.5, A Dream Lens Come True!

My Photo Album

My Video Demo

Samples from other users

Nikon Story: The Nikon Series E 75-150/3.5

Library of Nikon Series E Lenses






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