WTSell: Lens - Nikon CNY Lens Sales (Letting go of many fantastic nikkors and others usable with adaptor)

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XC Pictorial

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Apr 29, 2006
Advertisement Category: Want To Sell (WTS)

Equipment Type: Lens
Equipment Brand: Nikon
Equipment Model: CNY Lens Sales (Letting go of many fantastic nikkors and others usable with adaptor)
Price (S$): Stated below
Below listed at all MANUAL FOCUS lens

Reason for sale is simple, to make space for new lens, there is only so many lens one can own. Reposting to keep an update on what lens is still available.

Note regarding manual focusing on nikon DSLR:

Metering issues:
For higher end bodies like D3, D2X, D700, D300, D200, there is a coupling function which you can set the focal length and largest aperture. The Camera body is then able to detect the change in aperture and records into the exif data for future referencing. With this, users can shooting in aperture piority mode, which shutter speed are determined by the camera, but can still be adjusted with exposure compensation.

Focusing issues:
ALL nikon bodies, from highest end D3 to entry level D40, has Focus confirmation. Which is actually the little yellow dot at the bottom of the left of the viewfinder. By selecting the focus point on the viewfinder and placing it over the subject to shoot, then manual focusing till it appears, one can ensure sharp, in focus images. On newer bodies, D90, D300, D700, D3, Liveview function allows user to zoom in 5X or 10X at any point of the frame, and manual focus till the subject seen in clear focus before hitting the shutter release. One can ensure sharp, in focus images in this way.

2. AIS Nikkor 24mm F2 Wide angle


Highly sought after and regarded wide angle fast lens. High quality lens with Nikon's CRC for good close up performance similar to 35F1.4, 28F2.8 AIS, 60F2.8 macro etc..

Quoted from MIR:
"Wideangle lens at 24mm focal length was almost treated like a standard lens to photojournalists and newsmen. This fast speed Nikkor wideangle lens has built a fine reputation over the years for its superlative image quality it offers. It was a clear Nikon winner at this catogory at the professional users market which had inspired Canon to introduced a competing high speed Canon FD 24mm f1.4L to counter Nikon's offer for professionals at this specific focal length. Like any new kid on the block, I have owned both of the 24mm lenses (started from the f/2.8, migrated to the f/2.0 but eventually disposed both of them while acquired a Nikkor 28mm f2.0s at later stage instead. However, that was not the end - at my soul searching years that followed, eventually, I settled with a Nikkor 28mm f/2.8s and has invested again into a high speed AF-D Nikkor 28mm f/1.4 lens barely a few years ago! And if you can trust my recommendation, between two comparing Nikkor 24mm wideangles, I would rather preferred the faster 24mm f2.0 lens primarily because the fast lens speed is always a plus point for those who likes flashless photography. Next, the image quality presents by this lens can easily make one's eyebrows raise - even I don't own any of the two lenses anymore, but I really missed that 24mm f/2.0 dearly."

Images shot with it:


Glass has scratches on both front and rear glass, but no fungus for sure. focusing still smooth, aperture blades functioning well. Only thing is slight contrast loss at most. Letting go this rare lens very cheaply at only $250.

3. AI Nikkor 24mm F2.8 Wide angle


Selling this very nice 24mm wide angle lens. according to some online resources, every 24mm f2.8 including this one actually has CRC. This is the magic formula behind the high performing AIS 28f2.8, AIS 35F1.4, AFD 60F2.8 macro and a few others. As shown below, this is a small lens that takes very nice scenery. the perspective is about just nice, not to be too distorted. Lens is sharp wide open, very good performance even close up. in the days of the manual lens, 24mm usually escalates in price and cost alot more. 28 to 24mm sees a significant jump in price, 18mm onwards its a 4 figure price.

Images taken with it:


Letting go this good lens at only $350.

4. AI Nikkor 28mm F2.0 ultra fast wide angle

Another highly sought after lens, this is one of the fastest wide angle during the manual focus generation. Being a wide 28mm lens, it only takes 1/30s for a non shake shot, with the F2.0 large aperture, it is truely a low light lens, and can be used in low lighting conditions such as wedding dinner in hotels. It stands along side with 35f1.4, 50f1.2, 85f1.4, 105f1.8 and 135f2 as the aperture side limit for their range, during the manual nikon lens days. Well worth the money as its pretty much a collector's item too. I rarely see it sold locally and i got my from US. Sharp and usable wide open.

Recent shots with it:

Note the closeup wide angle perspective with the thin depth.


Sharp, contrastly, wide angle shot with thin depth of field? this has to be the lens.
Selling for $450. Good condition. Solid lens with nikon's CRC (few nikon lens has this). Well worth the money.

5. AIS 28mm F2.8
Not to be confused with the E series 28f2.8 and AI 28f2.8, this lens is given fantastic reviews and sought after by many. I have sold the 28f2.8 E at $150 and AI 28F2.8 at $200+, but this is totally different. Had been asked many time, now finally have a copy to let go. More than just wide open sharpness and contrast, flare control is fantastic and images have a more 3D touch to it.

Well, it has been rated full marks and decribe as one of nikon's best by a good few review sites, just google.

If you need a reason why i am selling, i am moving on to the leica R mount one. Perhaps not as good or just comparable, but way more expensive for sure.

An image taken recently:



Letting go at $450. slight user marks.

6. AIS 28mm F3.5



Below is a description from MIR website:

" Manual Focus Nikkor 28mm f/3.5s wideangle lens

Compare this with the autofocus AF Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 lens group

Most often we would interelate lenses with a smaller aperture are of interior quality. No, I think the differences are mainly confined to applications and its ability to provide a better handling in low available light photography due to their constraint in maximum lens speed. Unfortunately, although in most cases, optical construction for "slower" lenses are much simpler in its design and not as complex as lenses with faster lens speed, manufacturers prefer to omit certain optical innovations in order to bring production cost down to make these lenses more affordable to users. The Nikkor 28mm f/3.5, first introduced in 1961 was the sole version among the three 28mm Nikkor lenses that has not been featured with the CRC system. However, other than that along with its slower lens speed of f/3.5 - this lens is also every inch a classic Nikkor lens !

And don't get fooled by its price or its dimension either. This lens is capable of delivering image quality that can rival some top performers within the Nikkor wideangle lens family. Naturally, performance when working at close focusing distance is not always its strength, but this lens can be also an excellent close up lens when used in combination with accessories such as Bellow Unit where it can achieve a high magnification comparable to the f/2.8 lens. This lens has gone through many stages of upgrades and could have perfected with its design over the years and that could attribute as one of the main reasons why it can deliver such impressive optical results.

If I can still recall events correctly, this fabulous lens has been phased out after the Nikkor came through its third phase of upgrade to AI-S during the early '80. If you have not getting a 28mm thus far and/or for any reasons you can only invest into a cheap lens at this focal length, this lens is on top on my recommendation list. Naturally, you can only get it in used condition and most published prices online are quite reasonable and with a stroke of luck, you may get one in a fine condition.
The AI-S version of this lens which was introduced in 1981 was retired from service two years later in March, 1983. It carries with an optical design of 6 elements in 6 groups throughout and was believed to have gone through a minor optical re-arrangement back in 1975.

Technical Highlights: * Wide 74degrees picture coverage is suitable for sports, snapshots, candids, landscapes, and travel photography. * Exceptionally light - weighs only 220 grams. * Excellent choice for macrophotography - up to nearly 9X magnification is possible by mounting the lens in reverse on a bellows unit. * Takes popular 52mm filters."

7. Ai-Nikkor 35 mm f/2.8 wideangle lens



Taken from MIR site:

" This tiny Nikkor wideangle lens has a standard 52mm filter attachment size and enables many standard 52mm Nikon lens accessories be used. It stops down to f/22 which provides a good depth of field control in scenic, landscapes, portraits and even for macro-flash or normal flash photography. For macro - it will also goes up to 7X magnification when reverse mounted on Nikon Bellow Unit. But this lens is so much economical than any other comparing Nikkor wideangles at 35mm focal length. Further, not to mention it has the most compact and lightest (merely 240g) in weight among all available 35mm Nikkor wideangle lens.

But strangely, despite it has cut down the number of lens elements from earlier 7 elements in 6 groups design to a simpler 5 elements in 5 groups optical arrangement at its last stage, the weight of this wideangle has increased significantly from mere 200g from those versions of early days to 240g - which is almost 20% increase. Whatever it is, it was a very popular wideangle lens favored by photographers as evidenced by the enormous amount of used lenses appearing at online auction sales and retail outlets which are specially selling used photographic equipment. "

Lens in good condition, is very light, you can easily keep in your pocket, no worries. Best of all you get very good performance wide open... Fantastic lens to be mounted on a cropped body, 35x1.5=52.5mm, the closest to the traditionally favoured normal/standard lens.

Images taken with it:

Selling cheaply at only $180.

8. Ai-Nikkor 35 mm f/2.0 wideangle Lens Manual Focus lens


Image shown above taken from online. Actual lens has user marks on exterior as usual, but important things like aperture blades functioning well, no grease, aperture ring smooth, focus smooth, glass no fungus.

Only thing front has scratches. Obvious doesnt affect image quality, still produces very nice sharp contrasty image with beautiful bokeh at F2.0 wide open.

Here is what is stated on MIR site:

If price, performance are used to judge a lens, this lens could well be the best all round wideangle lens among the three available options at this specific 35mm focal length. This lovely wideangle lens has remained a very popular wideangle optic among those who wishes to get a good compromise between performance and price. The lens consistently produces images of top rated quality, and its moderately fast lens speed makes it a perfect choice for many who may require a wideangle lens for frequent work in available light photography.

I remembered mine bear a slightly greenish lens coating on its large front lens element. I missed that lens a lot and almost have bought a substitute during an auction lately. The lens also has gone through a few phases of lens upgrade. This Ai-Spec lens was introduced in 1977 and the serial number could have been started with 105xxx . However, there is not much difference in terms of weight saving between the newer and the previous version which was introduced two years back in 1975, it stays at 284g for the older series and marginally lighter in weight at 280g for this Ai-Spec lens. Similarly, the Ai-S version introduced at later years also has a similar weight.

The technical highlights are the same with older and the Pre-AI version. Other than a good wideangle lens for general photography, the lens also be used together with other Nikon macro photographic accessories. A feature most people may not realize with this wideangle lens is - it can also be an excellent choice for macrophotography as it can achieves up to 7X in magnification ratio when reverse mount on a Nikon Bellow Unit.

Images taken:


This lens is definitely a good buy if you are looking to use it. In fact one advantage over the 35F1.4 below is the wide open performance.
Letting go at only $120. This price is not even enough to get a 35F2.8. 2nd shops in peninsula selling 400 or more.

9. Ai-Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 wideangle Lens



"Even after 30 years as this Nikkor wideangle lens was introduced (March, 1971), this exceptional lens has remained as one of the fastest Nikkor wideangle lens within the Nikkor lens family (The honor is now jointly shared with an AF-D 28mm f/1.4 lens, 1993). The incredibly fast lens speed at f/1.4, couples with its superior optical performance across its entire focusing range and a moderate 62° angle of view made it one of the most essential pieces of applicable optic among journalists and news photographers who often requires a lens which allows them to work readily in low available light while on the other hand, satisfying needs with the best in optical quality the lens offers. Further, Nikon engineers also has incorporated an innovative close focus optical system to enable the lens retains its exceptional optical performance at its closest focusing distance. The rear group of lens elements automatically shifts its relative position with other elements according to focused distance."

"Besides, the famed NIC (Nikon Integrated Coating) process, a proprietary multi-layer Nikon lens coating method with secretive formula applied on each glass-to-air surface of the optical lens elements, which designed to give optimum photographic results was first used in this high speed 35mm f/1.4 Nikkor wideangle lens. This is basically Nikon's answer to Zeiss's equally respectable T* multi-layers lens coating process for their Carl Zeiss series lenses. The NIC lens coating has contributed to its high contrast, uniform colour fidelity which has made this wideangle lens so famous for. Combining a fast lens speed, a moderate perspective and with its superior optical performance, It is an ideal wideangle lens for many professional applications as well as for the creative amateurs."

"Over the years, this fabulous Nikkor wideangle lens has gone through a few stages in its lens development to conform with other innovations deployed in both Nikon SLRs and Nikkor lenses. The original version of this lens was a blackly-finshed version that has a distinctively deeply ridged scalloped focusing and aperture ring. Second version saw its focusing ring being replaced with a rubberized grips. Both of these versions which may have serial number started from 350001 and 371111 and more importantly, for lens verification purposes, both versions have a minimum aperture of f/22 instead of a f/16 found in versions that introduced after 1977. However, despite breezing through the subsequent evolution in SLR and lenses which occurred twice in 1977 (Ai) and Ai-S(1982), Its superior 9 elements in 7 groups optical design has literally remained unchanged throughout its entire product life cycle."

The above quotes taken from MIR website. Without a doubt, this a a damn good lens, not even made by nikon into AF version. Quite rare to find it locally as well. All off nikon's best technologies back then were pic into it, CRC, NIC etc...

No need even much descriptions from me, Just a crazy sized aperture wide angle, with fantastic colours, image quality, resolution and beautifully thin depth of field/bokeh. The online reviews and images will show.

Images taken recently with it on a simple old D2X:




Good for wide portraits as well. Look how the subject seems to pop up in the image.

I have both this and the infamous carl zeiss 35F1.4(made in germany and known as one of the best zeiss). Both wide open and stopped down tested via adaptor on my canon 5D, the nikon is as good if not better, in fact the nikon has slightly more contrast. And the nikon is more compact, using 52mm filters instead of 67 like the cz.

Lens has slight user and cleaning marks. Selling only $650. Only reason for selling? Looking to buy the 35F1.4L, need an AF lens.

10. AI Nikon Nikkor-S (C) Auto 1:1.4 f= 50mm standard lens



These shots are taken from online. The set for sale here is in better condition.

Lens in good condition.

Its only of my fav lens... Mounted on the 5D this lens produces some very sharp images with fantastic depth... especially for low light shots, the feel is fantastic. Selling at only $200 (selling very cheap due to some slight marks on front element, wont affect image taken for sure)


The Nippon Kogku 50mm, this lens is rather old but still in very good condition. Optics are still in great shape and shots produced are sharp at wide open, very usable at F1.4.. Its really great for low light shots such as this. As can see from the above, very contrasty and gives a great feel to shots.

11. Nikkor AIS 50mm f/1.8s



This is the more superior AIS version, not AI or E series. Built and image quality it is definitely better than the current plastic like AFD version. Size wise it s actually similar to the E series one, which is quite a pancake lens. Good for those who want a very small and light 50mm for travel and low lighting shots.

Images recently taken with it:

Good condition, selling at $140 only.

12. AI 50mm F2.0



50mm standard lens. the f2.0 is one of the most representative of each brand of lens maker, from ziess to leica to canon/nikon/olympus/minolta/pentax.. because 50mm is usually the more affordable large aperture prime lens and largest in volume sold, it tells alot about the standard of a lens maker and cannot be neglected for sure.

This piece by nikon proves to be worthy. Built is good, solid metal structure compared to the lighter E series one. As compared to the larger aperture F1.4, f1.2 50mm lens, the advantage of this is a lighter lens which is already very sharp wide open. no need to stop down at all. Good for anything from portrait to low light shots which brings out the "mood"

Random images taken with this lens.


Letting go at only $130.

13. AI 55mm F3.5 Macro


Very very sharp nikon macro lens. Took me quite a quite before deciding to sell. Good solid metal built, but light for its size as the glass is rather recessed inside, and small. As this is a macro lens, it does extend rather long.

Recent shot taken with it.

The thin Depth of field and defocus is beautiful. If one is into close up portraits, this is also one ideal lens.

Slight user marks on the lens, but functionality still perfect. Selling $220.

14. AIS 55mm F2.8 Macro

Very highly rated and regarded nikon manual macro lens. Do a search and you will find many good reviews on it. Image quality is damn good and like more nikon macro lens, its pin sharp wide open. Ideal for shooting nature, products and portraits.

One of my fav macro lens, here are some of the many shots taken with this lens at SBG



Exterior has some user marks, but functionality and glass still fantastic. Had been serviced before, and grease in focus ring change, thus focusing now is very smooth and nice. Selling $320.

15. Nikkor AI 55mm F1.2 Auto-S Ultra large aperture standard lens



Extremely large aperture at F1.2 largest by nikon so far. This lens may not be extremely sharp wide open, but it gives an extremely shallow depth of field with a light glow to it. That is definitely a characteristic of this lens. Fully usable on other brand bodies like canon 5D which i do, as it does have rear parts protruding out like the 50f1.2 also note the very large glass and weight of this lens. Glass in very good condition. Can be modified to AI mount for a slight top up only.

Shots taken with the lens:


Very nice low light lens.
Letting go at $550.

Have another piece selling on behave of friend, selling cheap at only $300 as there are marks on the front of lens.

No worries as doesnt affect image taken. in fact, look thru from the rear of lens you cant see any marks on the front at all.

Image recently taken with this piece:


16. Ai 85mm f/1.8 Nikkor-H Auto telephoto lens



The 85mm is lovely for portrait and regarded as must have till cropped factor DSLRs come in of course.. the 85 remains a very good lens, in terms of bokeh and depth of field, 85f1.8 is comparable to 50f1.4.. an 85f1.8 on a FF body is about that of a 50f1.2 on a cropped body. I quite like this copy here as it gives good sharp images with good contrast wide open at F1.8

Quoted from MIR website:

"The "moderate" 85mm focal length and the convenience of direct single lens reflex viewing with SLRs provides proper image magnification and natural perspective, making this lens among few favorite optic for those who often covers half length portraiture, theatrical photography and as well as in photojournalism. Many Nikon faithful have rated this lens highly for its high resolution and outstanding contrast produce across its entire aperture settings and focusing range"

Images shot with it:


Exterior some wear, glass perfect. Letting go at only $320.

17. AIS 100mm F2.8 E series


note that this is the mark2 version with the silver metal ring.

" The version introduced at early stage has similar appearance of other Series E optic. It does not has a meter coupling prong on the aperture ring. The aperture ring and focusing ring was a square plastic grip design with 4 rows for the focusing grip. They are all matte finished externally and distance scales are conceal, displaying distance info in another separate rotating ring. The positive aspect of the lens is its light weight (only 215g) and compactness. The depth of field scales are also very well illustrated. And most of all, the lens is a Ai-S-spec lens in nature. The second upgraded version has improved its handling by adding an Aluminum aperture ring and the four rows square grips have been reverted back to a more welcoming Nikkor's rubberized grip design.

However, despite its lack of quality finishes in its construction, optically this lens exhibits an entirely different impression. It is sharp and images are uniformly maintaining very high contrast for all apertures. The f/2.8 maximum aperture provides is quite adequate for general available light photography and it also provides a reasonably good manipulation of depth of field control control. Given its optical performance and affordable cost entry (especially the used ones). This lens is a very good alternative to other excellent Nikkor optic at this specific focal length. "

This lens is abit plastic outside compared to the 105f2.5 but supposingly they follow the same optical formula and this lens thus produce very nice portraits as well.

Lens in totally MINT condition. Selling $220.


Built with similar optics design as the 105F2.5, the 100mm gives very sharp shots even at wide open.The telelens effect allows for isolation of subject.

18. AI 105mm F2.5

The 105 is the first lens that attracted me to nikon manual lens years ago. As we had discussed here..

This lens i truely a legend, the bokeh is damn nice making it fantastic for shooting ppl..

this lens actually made it into Nikon's Tales of 1001 Nights..

Read it here:


Google it and you can see discussions on it in forums all over the world.


Clearly, the colours, saturation, contrast, sharpness are all 10/10.


A shot at the minimum focus distance. Shot wide open at F2.5.
Bokeh is beautiful, details are all retained.


Zoomed in crop of the above image, notice how all the details are still there. This lens is one of the very well know portrait lens, IMO within the nikon range, the only better portrait lens are the 85F1.4 and 200F2, but expect to PAY for them.


Contrast and sharpness...


Zoomed in crop.

The AI and AIS difference is on the built in hood and changes in coating, but image wise both are very good. Selling $350, lens in good condition.

19. AIS Nikkor 135mm f/2.0s telephoto lens




Similar to the 105F2, this is also another crazy lens in its own right. mounted on a cropped body, you get 216mm F2.0, its really amazing for low light concert shots etc. Though a tad longer than the usual portrait lens, when mounted on a FF body, its still pretty good for portraits. The bokeh for this lens is crazy as well. If my sample shots below cant convince, you are welcome to come try out the lens. Sharpness at wide open is also very good. Also note its beautiful 9 blades aperture, to produce the very nice circular spots of light in the bokeh at night, few nikons used it. sigma and canon only use 8blades. max.

Images done with it:



Lens in good condition. No fungus etc.. Only that rear element has slight wear marks on coating, but doesnt affect image taken at all for sure.
Letting go at only $600.

20. AI 135mm f/2.8 Nikkor-Q Auto



Very nice and large piece of glass. Size wise bigger than the later versions. Glass as well, probably due to cost cutting. This lens is fully metal built, with built in hood. Ergernomics is good. Feels just right on a semi pro DSLR, aperture ring has a generous allowance to manually focus to precision.

Image quality is good. Always delivers. Sharp and contrasty, free from distortion, it can shoot anything for snapshots of everyday life, to portraits for the thin depth.

Sample shots:


Distortion free


Large aperture allows for shooting with fast shutter.


Thin Depth of Field produces fantastic shots
Note that this is already in AI mount. Letting go at only $250, definitely worth the price.

21. AI 135mm F2.8 with build in hood


Slightly newer version and smaller compared to the one above. The lens delivers equally wow images at wide open. The built in hood is very useful as some stray light may get into glass of lens even when not shooting directly at the sun. Despite being a telephoto lens, its only about the length of the 18-70 with a 52mm diameter. Can be easily kept in your pocket. On a cropped digital body, it gives a 216mm F2.8, definitely value for money as both a sports tele lens, and a portrait lens.

Shots taken with this lens:

Lens in good condition. Letting go at $260.

22. Non-Ai 135mm f/3.5 Nikkor-Q Auto telephoto lens



Image above taken from online, lens for sale is in much better condition.

Another very nice nikon tele lens.. Though not a fast f2.8, its gives very nice and sharp images. Modification already done or it to be fitted on nikon DSLRs.. Collector's item Selling only $180.

Unique thing about this lens, is it has a bluish coating on the front element, unlike any other lens.

Shot taken by it:


23. AI Nikkor 180mm F2.8



Image here taken online. However, the one i am selling her is much newer and cleaner, much better condition.

This is one really huge lens, using 72mm filter. Dont expect it to be light as well, due to the large glass. However image quality is fabulous. Both contrast and sharpness.

Shot taken by it:

Lens in used condition. Selling this at only $400.

24. AIS Nikkor 180mm F2.8 ED


This is the legendary AIS ED version of nikon's 180mm F2.8. Frankly i really think canon should make a 180F2.8L with the optics of this lens to complete its collection. The sharpness and contrast wide open is way better than the AF newer version for sure. In fact, the lens is often held in comparison with the Leica 180mm F2.8 APO version, which cost several times, and cant be mounted on a nikon DSLR. One shot with the lens at wide open, you know its worth all the hype about it. Google to check reviews on it.

Shot taken by it:


Exterior condition of lens is decent (not mint but rather good for its age) however front has got slight marks in front. doesnt affect image at all. The contrast of the lens remains very high, due to the ED element used. Letting go at a reasonable price of only $450.

25. AI 200mm f/4 Nikkor-Q


Good condition lens. Good optics design. This 200F4 lens is definitely value for its price.

Some might think that F4 isnt very fast, but good manual lens is not just about huge aperture. Like many of the legendary Zeiss lens can tell. This lens is a good example. At F4 it is already very sharp and nice. Another nice surprise i got was the 9 bladed aperture.. it renders a sweet out of focus area..

One more good use of this lens is for macro. We all know how much a 200F4 macro cost... Using a extension tube, the min fousing dist in drastically reduced, allowing very nice macro images. Other techniques such as reverse mount a 50mm or closeup filters, i have not tried but with them, you will definitely get more than 1:1 mag...


Taken in china, where i bought this lens, these was one of the first few shots with the lens back then. Only a few shots and i knew i got a value for money lens. Sharpness is excellent wide open, with nice depth of field and the telelens effect isolating your subject.


Using extension tubes, this lens easily becomes a dirt cheap 200f4 macro.
Good condition. Selling only $300.

26. Nikkor 300 mm f/4.5


Sharp tele prime in good condition at a small fraction of the cost of an AF one. The AF 300f4 easily cost 800 for a used and 1.5K for the AFS one.

Image taken with it:



Sharp wide open and easy to focus. This lens is good for both birding and some tele sports.

Selling this very good condition sharp lens at only $350.
I like this lens for its built in hood and tripod mount, which nicely balances the weight and allows fast rotation from landscape to portrait and back. Its really an excellent lens, working rather decently with TCs, and extension tubes for close up as well. Lets just let the sample shot do the talking.
Selling as i already bought the 300f2.8.

27. Ai-S Nikkor 400mm f/3.5 IF-ED






Prior to the introduction of the Ai-S Nikkor 400mm f/2.8 ED-IF, this lens was the fastest 400mm Nikkor telephoto lens. The Ai-S version of this well-received Nikkor telephoto lens was introduced in 1982, with serial number starting from 181501. The main features include 8X magnification when compared with a normal lens producing frame-filling images of distance subjects.

400mm F3.5 lens, an aperture just 2/3 stop slower than a F2.8 piece... Fantastic lens for all birding or sports photography. To top it all, it is even an ED lens, meaning it produces very sharp contrasty images at wide open aperture. Bokeh produced with this lens is totally crazy.

Throw in a 2X TC and mounted on a crop digital body, you are well looking at the equivalence of a 1200mm F7.1 lens. That is truely amazing. This lens is so rare you probably wont find another piece locally. Selling it to go for the 400F2.8L

Images taken with this lens:

Exterior of lens in good condition, however front element has some scratches. But no worries the glass is so big there it totally does affect image quality. Just assured you still get very sharp and contrastly images.

Only because of that, im selling it only $1800. A piece without scratch would easily got for 3000 online.

28. Nikon Series E 36-72mm f/3.5s Zoom lens




Quoted from MIR:

A economical alternative to your normal lens and other more expensive Nikon zoom lenses. • Three popular focal length in one zoom - wideangle, normal, and short telephoto - make this zoom lens suitable for most subjects, including snapshots, portraits, scenic city life, etc. Technical Highlights: * Nikon Integrated Coating is applied for improved color rendition. * Amazingly compact and light. * Single focusing/zooming ring provides easy operation for shooting fast-moving subjects. * Takes popular 52mm filters.

By the early '80, there was a very funny scenario in the development of zoom lenses. Most important was the change of attitude - users were beginning to accept zoom lenses for their photography. Nikon was sandwiched in an embarrassing situation as previous zoom lenses introduced by Nikon were very expensive. The competitions has, in an indirect way forced Nikon to re-think how to step down the prices of zoom lenses to take on aggressive competitions especially from the Canon and Minolta etc. While many third party and rivaling competitors have also started introduced many realistically priced zoom lenses for SLRs. Everybody can see the inevitable future path of zoom might, one day become the main stream optic to replace prime lenses and naturally Nikon was aware of such that change in the market place too. Although Nikkor zoom lenses were, generally rated highly in both their built and optical quality, of which Nikon usually demanded an extraordinary premium, thinking the convenience of zoom and optical performance their zoom lenses offer were still cheaper than a few prime Nikkor lenses combined.

The debut of Series E lenses somehow has helped (or designed to 'neutralize' such situation) by "explaining" to Nikon faithful that they can now lower prices of zoom lenses and make them more affordable. Somehow I got the funny feeling (and hate to think) that the E-series zoom lenses were part of the marketing scheme being introduced to enable prices of subsequent new Nikkor zoom lenses introduced later stages can be 'step-down' and narrow the gap of prices from early expensively priced Nikkor zoom lenses to a more realistic level without hurting the feeling of previous buyers ...

Anyway, let us set the wild guess issue aside. This E Series Zoom 36-72mm f/3.5 here do have a few plus points in its design that deserve a mention, together with another two Series E zoom lenses which offers at longer focal length at 70-150mm and 70-210mm, the three lenses were surprisingly being designed to use one-touch zoom/focus ring design which provides a quicker, more responsive and smoother operation (A comparing, more expensive Nikkor Zoom 35-70mm f/3.5 has a dual focusing/zoom rings design). Next, all these lenses have a constant aperture of f/3.5 which is less tedious to respond to many action photography; further, the maximum aperture of f/3.5 also enables viewfinder image of many Nikon bodies to maintain reasonably bright for ease of focusing and picture composing.

Lastly, an icing on the cake, this lens is capable of achieving a magnification ratio of 1:5 at longer end of the zoom setting of 150mm. Along with the Series E 70-210mm f4.0, both of these zoom lenses are providing a close focus, higher magnification ratio capability.

Overall, the lens performs slightly above average optically but its built quality often makes many Nikon faithful who were so familiar with supreme quality of other Nikon products in general to think, in the first place, why would Nikon introduce the E-Series optic. But as addressed earlier, the primary target users for E-Series lenses are mainly aiming for entry SLR users who are more budget conscious, less exposed to quality of other Nikon products, whatever it is, they might still think, it is still a Nikon. However, over the years, I have seen many of these lenses landed in studio to take portraits for ID identification. So,despite of what I felt, it still lasts huh ?

Image taken with this lens:

Lens is not mint, but overall still good condition. It has been serviced by David/fatigue and works flawlessly now. Selling only $180.

29. Nikon Series E 75-150 mm f/3.5s Zoom lens






Copied from MIR site:

"An excellent focal length for portraits, sports, and travel photography, although many may feel its focal length at both ends are neither too practical to make it a one-lens-does-all choice optic for photographers.

it was all started with a lens test published by 'Popular Photography' back during early '80 which it has reported some favorable results achieve by the lens. The review has made many users thinking Nikon has produced another 'legendary" status lens. (Frankly, I think even Nikon was surprised and embarrassed by such positive respond in a Series E zoom lens instead of a Nikkor). If a test report is solely used as a yardstick to judge such a status, Canon could have a few bucketful of legendary lenses because any seasoned users/readers will notice Popular Photography rarely reviewed lenses made by Nikon during that time; even if it has, while you can see most of content were using careful choice of words which often contradict with lens test results in data sheet. Further, many lens tests of Canon optic published usually scored highly and brilliantly in lab and on the field test. So, I think to see such overwhelming reaction from Nikon users was truly amazing and it might even went beyond its creator's expectation.

Generally, zoom lenses within on these focal length are much easier to design without overcoming too much optical aberrations, they usually performs much better than lenses of shorter focal lengths. There are two versions of this lens being produced throughout its entire product cycle. The earlier version has a lens fastening ring in black plastic while later version was changed to a metal (Aluminum) lens mounting ring. It has a extra broad focusing ring which provides secure, firm focusing and zoom action. However, the lens has a few great designing elements to term it as a good zoom lens. It features a one touch zoom/focusing ring design which is very useful for telephotography; it has a constant aperture of f/3.5 which is equally favorable by many photographers.

The lens indeed balances very well when mounted on camera (especially with a motor drive attached). Optically, it never disappoint either, perhaps with NIC which has greatly contains internal reflection among the lens elements within, images produce are uniformly quite sharp for a zoom lens at all apertures and color fidelity is very stable. The lens exhibits a slightly higher contrast (for a zoom lens), where it also provides excellent depth of field scales (lines) which are brightly coloured to illustrate their curves while it zooms/focuses. Overall, since the lens was designed within a focal length generally very useful (and practical) for medium telephotography such as half length body portraiture, scenic/landscape to isolate a specific area of interest, family pictures and even a great choice for indoor studio photography.

As with any other medium telephoto lens you can find on the market, shooting portraits with aperture between f/8.0 and f/11 with flash, should produce excellent photographic results with this lens. Over the years, just like the shorter 36-72mm lens featured earlier, I noticed many of this zoom lens are also being used "in front of the curtain" at many of the One Hour Color Lab for taking passport or B/W ID photo). "

with so much being quoted already, it should be rather clear to see that this is one good zoom lens.

Images taken by this lens:

Lens is not mint, but overall still good condition. It has been serviced by David/fatigue and works flawlessly now. Selling only $220.

30. AF 75-300F4.5-5.6




Very highly recommended lens by KRW. Just read here:


31. Mis 28F2.8

32. Tamron 135F2.8

Old tamron lens, but in good condition. its a short telephone which when mounted on a 1.6X cropped body gives you 217mm F2.8, great for low light shots, portraits etc. Gives decent quality at F2.8 but when stopped down to F4, becomes very sharp. Lens in direct nikon mount and dont need any other adaptors.

Lens in good condition, selling only $150.

Selling a few Tamron adaptall lens here.

For those who dont know, you can google to find out more. These lens require adaptors to be mounted onto the bodies, thus you can mount the same lens to a few different bodies. There are many adaptors allowing to convert mount to m42, cY. leica R, Nikon AIS, OM, KM, FD and alot more...


2. Adaptor for sale - adaptall to Canon EF mount (Brand new) $40

3. Adaptor for sale - adaptall to Nikon AIS mount (slightly used condition) $40

4. Tamron 28mm F2.5 - sold

One of the best in the tamron adaptall series, this lens is pin sharp wide open at F2.5 mounted on a full frame body such as D3 or 5D, this lens is good as a general wide angle, taking anything from group shots to portraits to events, scenery etc. Image quality definitely beats nikon or canon's 28F2.8 Af lens hands down. The generous allowance to turn the focus ring makes manual focus a breeze, esp with a large viewfinder.

Shot taken with this lens:

Lens in good condition. Glass is totally clean. Letting go at only $200.

5. Tamron 28mm F2.8

The former version of the 28f2.5 above, this lens uses similar design and perform equally well. Great for anyone looking for a small and light walk about fast prime. This lens is much smaller and thinner than nikon and canon's AF versions for sure, easily fitting into anyone's pocket.

Shot taken with this lens:

Lens in good condition. Glass is totally clean. Letting go at only $180.

7. Tamron 80-200 F3.8 - 4 CF Macro


Another compact telephoto zoom great for travelling. Pull push design as well. Similar to the 70-210 above, it is designated a macro lens and focuses rather closely. There are even markings on the lens to show the magnifaction. Lens hood is also built in, omitting the need to carry an extra one around.

Shot taken with this lens:

Some signs of usage on lens, otherwise working perfectly. Selling cheaply at only $120.

Was doing some test with this lens on the D200 today, turns out it is actually very sharp even at wide open F4..


Zoomed in full crop below:


High resolving power!

9. Tamron 500mm F8 Mirror catadioptic lens - sold


Lens in good condition, comes with original hood even.

People love and hate CAT lens. Some love it for the fact that the design of the lens doesnt allow for CA, its basically like a lens with perfect ED elements places inside, the super lightweight/size for the focal length and some hate it for the donut bokeh, slower aperture.

I would leave it to keen buyers to read up on mirror lens, but in most discussion on mirror lens, nikon's surfaces as the top in terms of image quality. I dump money to get this lens immediately after a fellow photog let me take some shots with it.

Read about comparison with the canon 500f4.5L here:


Image taken with it:


Lens in good condition. Selling $400.

Letting go of some Pentax manual focus, screwmount(m42) lens. Some are super takumar, some are SMC takumar. Those who have used them would know there are gems amongst this range. In particular, the most famous is 135F3.5, small little lens but pin sharp wide open. Fantastic resolution. Even the 1Ds mark2 16MP sensor cant out resolve it.

Who should use them? All film bodies that take m42 lens would be able to use this. With the right adaptor, all canon, nikon, olympus, sony bodies are able to use this lens, manual focus of course. (keen on adaptors can PM me to find out more. Note that normal adaptors sold outside for m42 to nikon are basically useless ad they dont allow you to focus to infinity, i have the proper kind of adaptors)

These M42 lens can be used directly on old film bodies or via adaptor on all modern nikon, canon, olypmus, sony KM, pentax DSLR.

For those buying the lens before, i can sell you brand new adaptors cheaply as well.

M42 to EOS - $25

M42 to Nikon with good japan glass(has coating) for focus to infinity - $40

M42 to KM/Sony bodies - $30

1. Super Takumar 35mm F3.5


Small, budget prime lens with good image quality. Shots are are sharp. Many good reviews on both this and the 28F3.5 above. Just google to read up.

Image taken with this lens:


Lens in good condition. Letting go at only $120.

2. SMC Takumar 50mm F1.4


Image of lens above taken online just for illustration, the set selling here is in MINT condition.

This version is with the beautiful SMC coating. This is one small little performer, able to be fitted easily into anyone's pocket. It gives good sharpness and nice defocus. Both for portrait and low light shooting, this lens gives very good results. Another really good use for this lens is for macro, since without any attachment it can already focus down to about 30cm. I have tried reverse mounting it, using closeup filters and extension tubes, the macros taken with such setup proved to be amazing and gave many keeper shots, however not posted here to prevent the wrong impression i am selling a macro lens.

Some online discussions about it:


Random images taken with this lens:




Mint condition lens with very good coating. Selling only $250. Sure worth the money.

3. Super Takumar 55mm F1.8


Small and budget lens, yet with good performance. Compare to the canon 50f1.8 mark2, it definitely gives a better bokeh as that uses a 5 blade aperture only. in terms of image and built, this is sure more value for money provided AF is not crucial.

Image taken with this lens:

Lens in very good condition. Selling cheaply at only $120.

4. Super Takumar 105mm F2.8



Hood and case not included for this lens. Lens in totally MINT condition, better than the one shown above.

For sale is a rare super takumar 105f2.8 in MINT condition. Like the others it uses a 49mm filter, thus is really small and light. But still a beautiful performer. Fantastic for portraits.

Discussions about this little gem:


" It is a very good lens for portraiture. I broke mine (Super-Tak) beyond repair but have very fond memories of it. "

" This is an excellent lens that I have used off and on for portraits for about 30 years - starting when I took a portrait class in the Army! Also it is light and handy."

" I use a 105/2.8 Super Takumar occasionally and it is an excellent portrait lens, comparable with the Canon 100/2.8 that I have but smaller and lighter. There was also an M42 SMC multicoated version too which might cope with flare better for a backlit portrait but the Super Takumar is fine with a lens hood on it. "

" The Takumars are the best screw-mount lenses ever made. The rest are no comparison but Chinon, Fujinon, Rikenon and Yashinon are not bad "

Galleries online:



Images taken with this lens:


can see the thin depth of field and sharpness where in focus with this lens.

Mint condition lens for sale at only $250.

5. Super Takumar 135mm F3.5 SMC (SUPER Multi COATed)


One of the best known pentax lens. all who used pentax system before will know. This is one super sharp lens. Dont take my word for it, google online to find out more and come try it yourself as well.

"To combat the undesirable consequences of partial reflection, scientists developed chemical coatings to be applied to glass surfaces. These coatings increase r, and in the case of Pentax's famous Super Multi-Coating (SMC), r = 0.998! Performing the above calculation for a lens with 10 groups, we get L = 0.96, or only 4% light loss.

SMC was patented and first applied in 1971, when Pentax was still making screw mount equipment. To highlight the fact that the lens elements were super multi-coated, Pentax renamed their lens lines from Takumar and Super-Takumar to Super-Multi-Coated Takumar and later on to SMC Takumar."

"In reference 06671, Pentax claims that SMC is "a remarkable seven-layer lens coating process that cuts the reflection ratio down to just 0.2% per lens surface. The result is a dramatic improvement in both color fidelity and brightness and the elimination of flare and ghost images."

In the meantime, all optics manufacturers have developed some form of surface coating, and each claims "superior performance." In practice, most tests point that Pentax's SMC is still the best of all mainstream solutions."

Quote from material online to show how fantastic this is, together with the superior lens design giving the extremely sharp wide open performance.

Image taken with this lens:

Letting go cheaply at only $280. non SMC version available for $230.

6. Super Takumar 150mm F4

Looks almost identical to the 135f3.5 in terms of built and optics design, this lens is equally sharp as the former. Most of the time with me, its used on a 5D body. The lens is so sharp you can zoom in fully on the 5D images and its still pin sharp. No kidding..

Image taken with this lens:

Letting go at $250. Mint condition.

If keen pls call 91120589 i do not have internet access all the time.

If you want to view and not confirm buying, pls make arrangement, come to my place at my convenience.

Have been selling away quite a bit of my collection already. Buy with confidence.

Those who sms me using foreign number will not get replies. Either email or pm if you dont have a +65 (singapore number)

Real Name: xc
Contact Number: 91120589

Condition of Item (as per guidelines): 9
Warranty Status: test on the spot

35F2 sold.

55f1.2 got viewings

105f2.5 sold one.

55F2.8 macro sold one as well.

35F1.4 got a few keen buyers alr :)

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