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Howard and all, How is the optical quality of the Nikon 15mm versus the Heliar 15mm? I know that one is for a SLR and the other for a rangefinder. Just want to know if you had any problems with the Nikon 15mm and which version it was. Either the 5.6 or the 3.5 AI or AIS. I am asking because, I just recently purchased a used Nikon 15mmF3.5 AIS for $1025. I couldn't afford to buy the Elmar 15mm, so went the next possible route for a SLR lens usage. Any tips on how to use and shot correctly with any 15mm? Thanks in advance, Evan Dong On Mon, 02 Apr 2001 09:33:02 -0400 Howard Wells <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > I agree with Ted Grant about using incident metering with this lens. > I've shot with a Nikkor 15mm lens as well and unless you are careful > with your center-weighted TTL metering you are likely to get > underexposure. > > As for the quality of the Heliar I find it very satisfactory. I shot > a > 50' wide mosaic under less than perfect conditions--could not get > more > than 10' away from the piece and harsh sunlight--and the results > were > lovely with Provia 100 F. I've only used one sample of the lens but > it > is a great bargain. > Howard Wells ________________________________________________________________ GET INTERNET ACCESS FROM JUNO! Juno offers FREE or PREMIUM Internet access for less! Join Juno today! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.