vintage NIKON NIKKOR 105MM F2.5 P LENS exellent with hood

Exellent clean example of this classic legendary lens
NIKON NIKKOR 105MM F2.5 AUTO 'P' PORTRAIT LENS
IN EXELLENT LITTLE USED CONDITION
COMPLETE WITH ORIGINAL HOOD AND CAPS
CLOSE FOCUSSING TO 1 METRE
The Nikkor 105 2.5 lens is one the most famous Nikon lenses of all time. On the cover of a Time/Life book about photography from the 70s there was an image showing the iconic equipment of a photojournalist these days. A worn canvas bag, a handheld incident light meter, a few rolls of Kodak Tri-X film, a Leica M3 with a 35 mm lens – and a Nikon F with a 105 2.5 lens. The Nikkor 105 2.5 has a long history. It was introduced 1959 and became a favourite among Nikon photographers from the start. Several more versions of the 2.5 were introduced over the years. Physically the lens is well made as all Nikkor AI lenses, and of course all metal, except for the rubber on the focus ring (and the glass obviously). It is a little beefier and heavier than the 85 2.0 AI I reviewed here , but relative compact and light compared to todays AF lenses. The weight is 430g and it takes of course 52 mm filters, the vintage Nikkor standard. I tried the lens on a DX camera, a Nikon D7000 which gives the FOV of a 157 mm lens (1.5 crop factor x 105mm), making it a little less suited for portaits and short tele use than its intended
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