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I found out that this was one of the last AI 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Nikon, out of almost a million (by serial number) it's within the last 300 made
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
It came today

I found out that this was one of the last AI 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Nikon, out of almost a million (by serial number) it's within the last 300 made
Nice! You should post some comparison shots at different apertures from all your primes since a lot of them aren't reviewed.

On another note, this guy on flickr had a less than pleasant lens reception since Fedex broke his $1800 Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens during delivery:

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They probably forgot to put on the Nano Crystal Coating.
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one of the reasons I rarely order anything "valuable" online.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post
It came today



I found out that this was one of the last AI 50mm f/1.4 lenses from Nikon, out of almost a million (by serial number) it's within the last 300 made
Hm I'm going to try and get bokeh like that in one of my photos

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Nice! You should post some comparison shots at different apertures from all your primes since a lot of them aren't reviewed.

On another note, this guy on flickr had a less than pleasant lens reception since Fedex broke his $1800 Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 VR lens during delivery:

I feel very sorry for that guy.
    
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sucks big time, but the worst part is not only the loss of the lens but how hard is to find one
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one of the reasons I rarely order anything "valuable" online.
Kinda limits your options doesn't it??

I've purchased over 50% of my gear online including my Nikon 400 VR and never had a problem. That's what insurance is for anyway.

I just purchased this lens online for $1239.95, no tax, no shipping. Didn't even have to drive one block to get it. AND if I wanted it the next day, I coulda had it for $26 more.

I went to my local calumet store where the lens was in stock for $1289 + 8% sales tax = $1392.12. My online purchase saved me $152.17. Kind hard to beat.

Don't forget, that guy's 70-200 will be replaced if it was new, or he'll get his money back. Ya it's a hassle but he probably a. couldn't find it locally, b. saved a pretty $$, or both.

BTW the vast majority or probs I've heard of are related to FedEx. Never had a problem with UPS. But this also could have been the seller's fault in the form of sub standard packaging as well.

The only advantage to local retailers ia that you can hold it, feel it, smell it.
I do that then I go online and buy it after I give the local guy the option to match the online deal which they usually don't.
    
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sucks big time, but the worst part is not only the loss of the lens but how hard is to find one
I didn't realize Fla was that isolated. They're all over the place in Chi town...
    
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It came today
Purty Foxie. Brings back memories of the old days. Looks like it's in great shape.
    
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New to this bokeh stuff.
The subject flower group (oof) is only about 10" off the ground.
Shot wide open.



JPEG right out of camera with in camera sharpening set to 5, (duh).

Next time, raw and pp properly. but it's a start.
    
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