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Nikkor Standard Lenses - Nikkor-S Auto 1:1.4 f=5.8cm, Nikkor-S (C) Auto 1:1.4 f= 50mm - Part II

 

Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4 standard lens
Nikon Nikkor-S Auto 1:1.4 f=5.8cm standard lens

By the end of 1959 this mysterious lens was introduced. Some people believe that this lens, having 7 elements in 5 groups, wasn't produced by Nikon itself. This lens had a relatively short life. In less than 2 years it disappeared from the market. Total production is a mere 39,000 lenses, though it has variations, mainly in its markings on the distance scale. There are lenses with a scale in metres or in inches ......... or in both metres and inches! In March 1962 its ‘sister’ came on the market. A version of this lens has a "
Patent Pending" inscribed on the metal lens barrel.

a lovely photo of a Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4 standard lens

Rear lens mount of a typical Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4 standard lens

another good picture of a solidly made Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4 standard lens


Credit: These lovely taken images (far left and the second picture courtesy of Mr. Georges C. Couchepin <sunshine@mycable> from Switzerland and the picture at the right hand side courtesy of Mr. Shelton <sothebycanada@netscape.net> All images appeared herein are Copyright © 2006 of the respective contributors. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

a stage picture well captured by Howard Sandler
A stage picture with spot lit figure well captured by the photographer with just a standard 50mm Nikkor lens.

Credit: Image courtesy of Howard Sandler Hor, whose online PORTFOLIO can be accessed at PBase. Image copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Nikon Nikkor-S (C) Auto 1:1.4 f= 50mm standard lens As stated this lens appeared in March 1962. This lens has 7 elements in 6 groups, which optical formula changed several times during its production. In fact this lens, as the modern AFD-Nikkor, is still in production. Changes in optical formula and its exterior were in 1972, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984 and as an AF-version in 1986 (see matrix). Also the AF-version has been changed at least three times. This very favorite lens - even in the digital era - still is one of the best standard prime lenses ever produced. More than 4 million lenses were build since its introduction.

An upgrade of a Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4 standard lens as 50mm auto-nikkor-S 1:1.4 An upgrade of a Nikon's Nikkor-S.C Auto 50mm auto-nikkor-S 1:1.4 Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S.C 50mm  1:1.4

Picture above courtesy of K.Weiman from www.Layoutpad.net. Pictures of the Nikkor-S.C. 50mm f/1.4 courtesy of Mr. Rick M <rdmusco@att.net>

Nikon F2 TN with a Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S 50mm  1:1.4 Optical construction of Nikon's AUTO Nikkor-S.C 50mm  1:1.4
Specifications for a typical early version Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens

Focal length:
50mm; Maximum aperture: 1:1.4
Lens construction: 7 elements in 5 groups
Picture angle: 46° at infinity
Distance scale: Graduated both in meters and feet up to 0.6m and 2 ft
Aperture scale: f/1.4 - f/16; Aperture diaphragm: Fully automatic
Bids on the wire by Glenn bachfan@pbase
Birds on the wire..

Credit: Image courtesy of Glenn bachfan from Pittsburgh, US, whose online PORTFOLIO can be accessed at PBase. Image copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. Please respect the visual property of the contributing photographer.

Pre-Ai Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 standard lens
Meter coupling prong: Integrated (fully open exposure metering)
Attachment size: 52mm (P=0.75); Filter: 52mm screw-in
Dimensions: 67mm dia. X 56.5mm length (2-5/8 in. X 2-7/32 in.)
Weight: 325g (11.5 oz);

Accessories
: 52mm Snap-On front cap (108 - 00 - 400), rear cap type F ( 108 - 00 - 401), 52mm screw-in (108 - 00 - 203) or Snap-On (108 - 00 - 201) lens hood, leather case (108 - 00 - 303), plastic case type S (108 - 00 - 300), flexible pouch No. 51 (108 - 00 - 302) Product Code No. for this lens: 108-00-104
. NOTE: Solely as a general guide for a typical version, actual spec of respective model may be differed from what is listed herein.

<<<--- Shown is a Pre-Ai version of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 where the cosmetic has a more typical MF Nikkor look like the followed up models. Also take note the lens simply stated as Nikkor.

Credit
: Image at below (far right) courtesy of Harold <tangtex at AOL.comImage appeared herein are Copyright © 2006. All rights reserved. You may take not of the serial numbers for this and the bottom versions.

A nice detailed view Pre-Ai Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 standard lens Lens barrel and infor for Pre-Ai Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 standard lens Front lens element of a typical Pre-Ai Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 standard lens NOTE:- I am deeply sorry as these 3 well taken pictures of Pre-Ai 50mm f/1.4 whom I asked permission in 2003 where I lost identity of the contributor. Please furnish detail for credit info. Thanks.

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Intro. by Host
Non-Ai Nikkor Auto 5cm 1:2

Non-Ai Nikkor 5cm 1:1.4

Nikkor-S(C) Auto 1:1.2 f=5.5cm
Noct-Nikkor 58mm f/1.2; Nikkor 50mm f/1.2

Special featured section
on Nikkor 50-55mm f/1.2 lens group by host, Nico

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

Ai-Nikkor 50mm f/2.0, Series E 50mm f/1.8s

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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