Repair: Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai

Hello, everybody! I hope that all is good with you this weekend. I am currently busy with my film cameras so I am finding a great workflow to digitise my negatives. I have not shot film for years and I will admit that I did not learn a lot back then because shooting film is not cheap then as it is now. Rediscovering film has been fun and nostalgic for me. If you have a great film digitising workflow then please do not hesitate to share it with me!

I was suppose to write the second part of the Micro-Nikkor 5.5cm f/3.5 Preset article that I posted last time but there was a need for me write this article to help somebody up so that will have to wait for a few more weeks.


IMG_0587.JPGIn this post, we are going to talk about the Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai lens. This lens is one of my favourite lenses for street photography as it is light, sharp and small. It also handles really well from small DSLR’s to my big D4. As you can see from the photo above, it looks perfect on my F3HP.


Repair: Micro-Nikkor 5.5cm f/3.5 (1/2)

Hello, everybody! I was busy with my life and work in the past couple of weeks so I was not able to update this blog. In order to make amends, I am going to write you guys something special! Please read on!


Today, we are going to discuss a very unusual, rare and historical lens from Nikon. This is something that you do not see everyday and as a consequence, there is not a lot of info on the net about this lens. Many people do not even know that this thing exists!

The Micro-Nikkor 5.5cm f/3.5 is the lens that started the popular 55mm line of macro lenses from Nikon. This lens line was so popular and practical that other manufacturers needed to copy the concept behind this lens and incorporate it into their own lens line!

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Repair: Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S (Dust Removal)

Hello, everybody! I am currently busy studying Unreal Engine this holiday and weekend so I do not have a lot of time to write a lengthy post. My baby is also getting bigger and bigger and she now requires more attention as she is now capable of walking fast!

Anyway, a couple of people have talked to me regarding today’s problem and this is how I solved mine.


The Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 Ai-S is a fine lens and needs no introduction. I love mine a lot but it has a tendency to accumulate dirt in the middle elements and for some reasons the inner surface of the front element tends to be prone to fungus.