Repair: Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai

Hello, everybody! It is crazy hot in Tokyo due to a heat wave and there are already many people who died from the heat (mainly the elderly). The heat made me want to eat colder food like sushi and hiyashi chuka aka “cold noodles”. While sushi is considered to be the food for the masses here in Japan due to the prevalence of cheap shops that offer them to people who have less buying power the sushi they make tends to be on the terrible side. I used to loath the state of these cheap sushi until I discovered that some shops do prepare great sushi for just a little more compared to their cheap rivals. The difference in price is too minimal to consider and this is where the notion of “false economy” comes into play, you think you are getting great value but you are actually paying more money for a poor product in the end. Today, I will show you another example of this so please read what I am about to show you in this article in order to stretch your money the smart way.


We’re going to talk about the Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai today! Many people just skip this lens when they’re looking for a 35mm lens because it seems boring but I will tell you that this lens has a great price-performance value and I will show you why in this article. You can have one of these for not much more than what you will pay for what many consider to be the best cheap manual Nikon 35mm, the Nikon 35mm f/2.5 Series E. This was made for a very utilitarian task so its specs are very practical for its time. It had to satisfy a specific price-point yet still perform decently to live-up to the Nikkor name.

IMG_0587.JPGThe Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 Ai 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 Nikon D4. As you can see from the photo above, it looks perfect with my Nikon F3HP. It feels dense despite being small and it was built to professional standards so you can be sure that it’s going to survive a rough journey.



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

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.