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1000mm f11 Reflex-Nikkor Lens


Reflex-Nikkor 1000mm f/11 Mirror super telephoto lens

This is the earliest version of the Reflex-Nikkor lense which was believed to have been introduced as early as in October, 1965. It is a very compact, lightweight super telephoto lens of the catadioptric type. Despite its 1000mm focal length, overall length is only 238mm and weighs 1.9kg.

Credit: Image courtesy of "T K" <> This is a Nippon Kogaku 1st Version of this lens, comes with L39 UV, Y48, O56, and R60 filters

All aberrations, particularly chromatic aberration, have been well corrected. This gives high resolution and good contrast, with very sharp picture results. The ring-shaped blurs in the out-of-focus areas in a picture are minimized due to the great depth of field. The lens may be focused to very close 8 meters (25 feet), an outstanding feature of this lens because the revised version that followed in 1974 has not been improved too much in is technical specification. However, the latter was believed to have NIC lens coating process applied and has an edge optically.

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This lens can be easily distinguisheable via its lens data which was imprinted on a narrow metalic silvery ring and its wide focusing ring which textured in tiny diamond shapes. Further, there is also a semicircular filter recvolver which has filters built-in the resoving filter set. Four filters (L39, Y48, 056 and R60) are included in a rotating filter wheel built into the rear of the lens but a revised update of the same lense that followed changed such combination to light and deep yellow (Y44, Y52), light and deep green (X0, X1) with another neutral density (ND) included. When the lens is mounted on a tripod, the camera body can be turned to either the vertical or horizontal picture format. This lens system excels in nature studies in the field and in capturing sports action under ideal light conditions. Nikon dropped the rear revolving filter design with other cosmetic changes at another update debuted in 1974.

Credit: Image courtesy of "T K" <> This is a Nippon Kogaku 1st Version of this lens, comes with L39 UV, Y48, O56, and R60 filters


Focal length:
Maximum aperture: 1:11
Lens construction: 5 elements in 5 groups
Picture angle: 2°30'
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Distance scale: Graduated both in meters and feet up to 8m and 25ft
Aperture scale: f/11 Attachment size: 108m (P=0.75)
Filter: Built-in, L39, Y48, 056 and R60
Dimensions: 117mm dia. X 238mm length (4-19/32 in. X 9-3/8 in.)
1.9 kg (4.2 lb)
Accessories: 115mm slip-on leather front cap ( 109 - 05 - 027), rear cap type F (108 - 00 - 401), 108mm slip-on lens hood (109 - 05 - 052), leather lens case (109 - 05 - 029) Product Code No.for this lens: 108-04-104
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