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Nikkor 24/2.8 AIS Series on the M8.
Old 06-25-2010   #1
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Nikkor 24/2.8 AIS Series on the M8.

Using an inexpensive, non-coupled adapter. ~$80.

Hot-Mirror filter on the 24/2.8, cost ~$10 used.

Framing using the full view of the finder. The adapter brings up the 50 lines. I quit using the preview, just used the entire finder. Worked well.

Wide-open at F2.8:





Stopped down to F5.6:



Closer in, also F2.8.

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Old 06-25-2010   #2
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Cripes.

I had heard of such an adapter (maybe on Gandy's site?) but I had never seriously thought of a good reason to get one.

Thinking again...
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Old 06-25-2010   #3
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This was an Ebay find, while looking for u4/3rds adapters.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...=STRK:MEWNX:IT

For wide-angle lenses, scale focus is good enough.

The cameraquest adapter has a distance finder built-in. The adapter is coupled to the RF, has a distance ring built in. Find the distance using the RF, then set the focus of the lens.
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Brian, a great mix of fine pictures. One question, can you use the adapter with AF Nikkor wides?
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Ok, now for the obvious request: How about a photo of your M8 with that 24/2.8 attached.
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Old 06-25-2010   #6
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1) Question on the AF-Nikkors, answered. No provision is made for lenses without aperture rings. My AF-Nikkors will all work.

2)- I'll get a picture up. The AIS 24/2.8 is the same size as the modern 50/1.4.
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Wow, the M8 colors suck so much...
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Nikkor 24/2.8 AIS series, on the M8.

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