7 comments on “Lens Review–Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series-E

  1. I’m also not a fan of zooms, but if I do use one, I love the sliding action to adjust focal length. Unfortunately the focus/zoom ring tends get very loose as these old Nikon lenses age.

    • It is indeed a great system. Good thing to note though, it depends more on the usage of the lens. The other two Series-E zooms (36-72 and 70-210) I have aren’t near as loose. Almost perfect zoom AND focus dampening. Probably because they are near-mint. :)

      • I have an old and banged up 70-210mm, and it is, after decades of abuse, completely undampend. Unfortunately it also no longer focuses correctly, and I somehow doubt that getting repaired will make financial sense.

      • It may be worth it if the elements themselves are okay. I’ve read the optical formula of that zoom was used in all of Nikon’s 70-210/80-200s up until the recent generations. We’ll find out in the review after the 36-72mm. :)

  2. Good review! I love my 75-150mm to death, I use it for portraiture and the only real flaw is it heavy red fringing, in some high contrast situations. Strong red-magenta, don’t know why, not purple nor green. Otherwise it’s my favorite telephoto.

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