Additional Information on
Special Edition Nikkor lenses @ 50mm focal length


Potpourri on some variations of Nikkor lenses that carry with a focal length of equivalent Nikkor standard lenses

I know it may not be appropriate to mix the Nikkor standard lenses with other lens type or varieties However, this last section solely was to supplement the basic standard lenses used for "normal" kind of photography. As other than lenses produced specifically for 35mm SLR reflex photography, Nikon has also produced many other camera types and or special photographic application usage as well as a small selective list of special edition 50mm lenses tailored as companion lenses for some of those Limited Edition Nikon SLR cameras. But please bear in mind that EVEN if some of the lenses below may marked as 50mm; they may not be behaving like a normal standard lens; for an example, technically you may use the Nikonos RS both on land or underwater, but since its primarily design is solely for underwater use, beneath the waves, it will magnify the picture angle; The fixed lens used on the Nikkorex AUTO is not an interchangeable type etc. So, just use these as a reading reference and should not be mixing up with standard production units of a Nikkor standard lens-type.

Some variants on Nikkor 50mm lenses, please also take note that some of the lenses showcased below are not in F-mount and/or may not be used for 35mm SLR reflex photography.

Nikon R-UW Autofocus (AF) Micro Nikkor 50mm f/2.8 lens for underwater Nikon RS (AUTOFOCUS) camera

Nikon OSCILLOSCOPE 55mm f/1.2

Micro-Nikkor lenses weblink

Nikon UV-Nikkor 55mm f/4.0 web link

Nikon R-UW Autofocus (AF) Nikkor 50mm f/2.8
for Nikon famous, fine series of Nikonos underwater camera. This particular lens is an AUTOFOCUS R-UW MACRO 50mm f/2.8 for the AF NIKONS RS. Designed for underwater photography. Can be used on land or water.
Link to featured section provided

Nikon Nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2 oscilloscope lens

Link provided

The famous Micro-Nikkor 55mm-60mm lenses can be used for general photography as well as special close-focus optic that optimize for their performance when shooting at extremely close shooting range. Link to featured section provided

UV-Nikkor Auto 1:4 f=55mm; this rare UV Nikkor at 55mm focal length was introduced in 1965; it may also be used for general photography. Replaced by the UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.0s during the '80. Both of these special application Nikkor lenses are for shooting invisible spectrum of at ultraviolet wavelength. Link to featured section provided

Nikon F3/T CLASSIC limited Edition SLR camera  with matching 50mm f/1.2 standard lens - with web link to specific site Nikon F3/T limited Edition SLR camera with matching 50mm f/1.4 standard lens  - with web link to specific site

Nikon's special version of a NASA 55mm f/1.2 standard lens - WEB LINK

It is rare to use of Nikkor 50mm f/1.2s for Nikon Commemorative SLR Model ; but this Nikon F3/T Classic is one of its kind, using a F3 Titan and a Nikkor f/1.2s as the basis for its setup. Link to featured section provided

The first batch of Nikon F3/T Champaign colour production was the first among F3 to be produced with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4s with matching serial number (both camera and lens). Link to featured section provided

A truly rare showcase with a NASA modified non-Ai Nikkor-S Auto 1:1.2 f=55mm fast speed lens for the Nikon FTn NASA model. Credit: a good friend of Nico (dummy text, awaiting for Nico to address more on this lens).

Nikon FM2N y2k model - with web link to specific site

Nikon FA gold plated limited edition with  a matching gold plated Nikkor 50mm f/1.4s  - with web link to specific site

Nippon Kogaku Nikkorex AUTO 35 
with a fixed Nikkor-H 1:2 f=48mm standard lens. Take note, the lens is not an interchangeable lens.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4s that came shown was a companion lens for the Nikon FM2n Millennium Commemorative Model (also called Year of the Dragon). The lens has a matching serial number with the special produced Nikon FM2N. Link to featured section provided

The all gold plated Nikkor 50mm f/1.4s that came as a companion lens for the Nikon FA GOLD Commemorative Model (for being awarded as European Camera of the Year and Japan Grand Prix Award, 1984. Link to featured section provided

Nippon Kogaku Nikkorex AUTO 35
with a fixed Nikkor-H 1:2 f=48mm standard lens. Take note, the lens is not an interchangeable lens.

EL-Nikkor 50mm f/4.0 for discussion and display only

EL-Nikkor that may has a 50mm lens designation, but it is not a photographic lens for 35mm photography. Its primary usage is for enlarger and/or reproduction. Nikon also has a faster lens speed alternative in the EL-Nikkor lens family.

A macthing 50mm f/1.4 standard lens for limited edition Nikon SLR camera - illustration howserial number shown

A sample lens shown with matching number with the camera body.

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Ai-Nikkor 50mm f/1.4, f/1.8

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Nikkor 50mm f/1.2, f/1.4, f/1.8 Ai-S,

AF-Nikkor 50mm f/1.4s, f/1.8s

AF-Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D, f/1.8D

Nikkor 45mm lens group

Special 50mm Editions

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