New Gear – Nikon AF-S Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
The gear train continues. And today I got my first AF-lens in 4 years, and my second ever for the Nikon. As I got quite the bargain on my new camera house (spending about 70% less than I originally thought I would) there was room in the budget for a new lens.
Back in the days when I switched fully from SLR to DSRL, I was using mainly AF-lenses. But as I switched system from Minolta to Nikon, those old ones were to little use. I sold some and remade on into a super macro with a custom F-mount (pictures taken with that HERE), and just started fresh with the new Nikon and a kit lens. That’s when I truly discovered the power of M42-lenses; affordable, GREAT glass and built like tanks. So I sold my kit-lens and invested the money into M42. And for the latest years, all the pictures you’ve seen have been taken with those fully manual lenses, mostly the Pentacon 28mm f/2,8.
But it comes a day when you feel like you need to “move with the times” and get back into the more modern game. And as I had some money left in my assigned camera budget, I went for the Nikon Nikkor 35mm 1:1.8G
Do I need AF most of the time?
Am I way to confident with MF?
But as my line of work keeps pushing the limits, and with the improved workflow and quality, this was a long thought investment. I just want to get my work done, the best way possible. And I know that AF might help me in some cases.
Will I keep shooting M42? Absolutely!
As mentioned before and again; this format offers great pieces of glass for little to no money, and if you’re somewhat comfortable with the old way of working with manual focus – nothing can go wrong! But as this new era rushes in on me, an AF-lens will come in handy.
New gear – Time to get modern
This is my first auto-enabled lens since I sold mine 4 years ago when switching to M42 pic.twitter.com/dJ92n7AfEM
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