'I still have 3 Nikon lenses and the metabones adapter without the speedbooster on my X-E1. I use it sometimes with the 50mm 1.2 which I bought many years ago. The quality is fantastic. But with all the later stuff from Nikon for me was the warmth of the colours. I've had the 14-24, 24-70, 70-200, but I didn't like the colours. They were for me all the same.
Last year I spoke with a photographer and he said that the answer was that the coatings on the Nikon was changed. This because of the environment. In the old days they used a lot of lead and other terrible stuff for the coatings. Since it was forbidden the colors were all the same. The specific identity from the old lenses before was different.
You can see it when you looked at the front lens and let the sun shine on it. The color was in the old days more green and now it looks red to blue.'
UPDATE - after writing this I found a 36-72mm zoom on ebay. £35!! I have of course bought it.
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