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NIKON NIKKOR 50MM F/1.8 PANCAKE LENS SOLD

NIKON NIKKOR SERIES E 50MM F/1.8 PANCAKE LENS (Type 2)
PRODUCT ID: SF.101119

OVERVIEW

This great little lens is a refugee from the 70s. It performs very, very well and is one of the sharpest lenses you can get for your Nikon. It is better made mechanically than many of today’s more expensive lenses, with tighter tolerances and better materials.

This specimen is the later variant replacing the earlier one which suffered much criticism for its plastic components.

Arguably the top photographic brand from Japan, Nikon is the leader when it comes to compatibility among cameras and lenses of different decades. Most of today’s lenses are compatible with ancient cameras, and most ancient lenses can be made to work fine on today’s digital cameras.

Nonetheless, we recommend that you check the Nikon Lens Compatibility Chart.


TECHNICAL DETAILS

NAME Nikon Series E 50mm F/1.8 (Type 2)
MOUNT Nikon
FOCAL LENGTH 50mm
APERTURE RANGE F/1.8-F-22
FOCUS RANGE 0.6m- infinity
DIAPHRAM BLADES 7
FOCUS MODE Manual
FILTER SIZE 52mm
DIMENSIONS Approx 33 x 63.3mm

AVAILABLE AT THE MADECINESHOP

DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT ID. SF.101119
COSMETICS Near mint with hardly any sings of use.
Painted markings are clear and bright.
OPTICS Very clean with no scratch, no haze or fungus, no cleaning marks.
Specks of dust on internal elements that is normal for lens of this age, otherwise pristine. This does not affect performance and picture quality.
MECHANICS Focusing is smooth. Aperture snappy. Diaphragm blades are clean.
Perfectly working.
OVERALL RATING 10/10
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Front and rear caps (as pictured)
Add $5 for a brand new coated UV filter.
WARRANTY 30-Days

PRICE: SGD 150  (Delivery to your doorstep at no extra charge)

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  1. Jaron
    15/04/2011 at 23:57

    may i know what’s the difference between type 2 and type 1? haha.

    • madecine
      17/04/2011 at 02:56

      Hi Jaron,
      Good question!
      Series E was Nikon’s intention of producing high quality lenses at affordable prices by using more plastic in the barrel construction, which was widely criticized by consumers. They then “improved” the lens body with a slightly more solid Type 2.
      Having said that, I’d need to clarify that back then, most lens barrels were primarily of metals whereas in today’s context, these lenses would’ve been widely accepted (and loved). IMO, these lenses are as solid as most modern lenses if not better, and waaaaay better than many of the kit lenses supplied with DSLRs.

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