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NIKON MOUNT LENS: EXAKTA 70-300MM F/4.5-5.8 MACRO

EXAKTA 70-300MM F/4.5-5.8 MACRO MC LENS IN NIKON MOUNT (AI-S)
PRODUCT ID: SF.101124

OVERVIEW

Exakta may not be a familiar brand name in our region but its history well predates Canon and Nikon.
More importantly, this is high quality at low price! Which lens these days have a 9 -blade diaphragm and a barrel this solid? This 70-300mm multi-coated lens may not have the most impressive f/stops but its 9-blade diaphragm is bound to yield creamy bokeh!

Now, back to some Exakta history. Established in 1930’s by the Ihagee Kamerawerk in Dresden, Germany, Exakta was the pioneer in small format photography. It all began in 1933 with the Exakta A – the first single lens reflex for small format roll film creating eight exposures 4 X 6.5cm on 127 format film. In 1936, IHG had designed and manufactured the first of the Kine Exakta models using 35mm perforated film which would ultimately come to make the Exakta name one of the best known and sought after in the world of photography for the next thirty years. The camera featured an interchangeable lens mount enabling a wide range of Zeiss lenses to be fitted including the Primotar f/3.5 50mm and Tessar f/3.5 and f/2.8 50mm. It was one of the first 35mm slrs.

Exakta enjoyed reasonable success in the next decades with several other small and medium format SLRs until the 60’s. Later Exaktas were mainly re-badged Japanese, by manufacturers such as Petri or Cosina.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

NAME EXAKTA 70-300MM F/4.5-5.8 MACRO MC LENS
MOUNT Nikon AI-S
(will fit most Nikon SLR & DSLR bodies excl. “G” bodies)
FOCAL LENGTH 50mm
APERTURE RANGE F/4.5-5.8
FOCUS RANGE 1.5m-infinity
MACRO REPRO 1:16 (at 70mm) to 1:40(at 300mm)
DIAPHRAM BLADES 9
FOCUS MODE Manual
FILTER SIZE 55mm
DIMENSIONS Approx 66.5 x 120mm

AVAILABLE AT THE MADECINESHOP

DESCRIPTION

PRODUCT ID. SF.101124
COSMETICS Only very light user marks. No serious scratches or damage.
Some fading painted markings (numbers that indicate focus distances).
OPTICS Very clean with no scratch, no haze or fungus. Front element has a small cleaning marks on coating (see photos). All other elements in pristine condition.
Specks of dust on internal elements normal for lens of this age. Does not affect performance.
MECHANICS Focusing is smooth. Aperture snappy. Diaphragm blades are clean.
Perfectly working.
OVERALL RATING 9/10
SUPPLIED ACCESSORIES Front and rear caps (as pictured)
WARRANTY 30-Days

PRICE: SGD180 (Delivery to your doorstep at no extra charge)

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  1. 01/04/2011 at 02:54

    Hi I have many lenses that fit a Exakta Varex camera. what do I have to do to make these lenses fit on the Nikon D- 200.

    • madecine
      03/04/2011 at 09:56

      Hi Joseph,
      This is a lens made by Exakta for Nikon with the appropriate mount out of factory. Your lenses should be in the Exakta mount so you’ll need to find lens adapters (Exakta to Nikon) but I’m not sure whether they are easily available or even worth the money. 🙂

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