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Pre-AI version of the Nikkor 35mm f/2.0 & f/2.8 Wideangle Lenses

 
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35mm f/2.0 Nikkor

One of the most popular of all Nikkor lenses because of its suitability for a wide range of shooting situations, the 35mm f/2.0 Nikkor represents an excellent balance between compact lens size and wide maximum aperture. The minimum aperture of this newer model 35mm f/2.0 Nikkor lens was f/22 instead of the earlier ones which has a wider f/16 which may restrict depth of field control. It is an excellent general-purpose lens. This lens offers outstanding performance in most shooting situations, except those with very poor lighting conditions. It is well corrected for coma and other aberrations and offers excellent image contrast, full frame, with good evenness of illumination. As with all Nikkor wideangle tenses, the 35mm f/2.0 is fitted with a fully automatic diaphragm and a meter coupling prong for full-aperture viewing/metering convenience at all times. Also, its relatively high-speed maximum aperture ensures that viewing and focusing will be bright and clear, with no trace of finder darkening to slow operation. NOt so sure what are the glass type for this, seemingly the
Nikkor 35mm f.2.0 O.C which uses the Thorium Glass on the earlier version has not being continued on this version.

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The close focusing distance with the 35mm f/2.0 is the Nikkor wideangle standard 0.3m (1 ft). This lens is also excellent lens for flash photography, as most flash units are designed to cover a picture angle up to l also, the relatively fast lens speed allows for shooting at increased lens-to-subject distances.

The physical appearance of this lens closely resembles the AI lens of similar technical specifications.

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Nikon guide to compatible focusing screen(s) selection, Depth of Field calculation chart and also tables of magnification achievable when used with various Nikon close-up attachment accessories with this 35mm wideangle lens. Download a file in a new browser window 128k.Gif. Content is mainly extracted from Nikon Sales Manual(s) between 1974-1976.

NOTE:- Refer to the Rangefinder Nikkor lenses section for more info

Specifications:

Focal length:
35mm
Maximum aperture: 1:2.0; Lens construction: 8 elements in 6 groups
Aperture Scale: f/2.0 ~
f/22; Diaphragm: Fully automatic
Lens Coating: Multicoated with NIC; Picture Angle: 62
°
Distance Scale: Graduated in meters and feet from 0.3m (1ft.) to infinity (
OO); infrared index is provide.
Exposure Measurement: via full aperture method; meter coupling prong provided
Meter coupling prong: Integrated (fully open exposure metering)
Attachment size: 52mm (P=0.75mm)

Lens hood: Screw-in type HN-1 (Optional)
Filters: 52mm Screw-in; Lens Mount: Nikon bayonet mount
Dimensions: 63.5mm dia. x 61mm long; Weight: 280g
Accessories Supplied: Rear protective cap LF-I (108-00-401); 52mm Snap-On front lens cap (108-00-400);
Optional Accessories: 52mm screw-in lens hood HN-3 (108-01-203); Soft lens pouch No.54 (108-00-319); Hard lens case CL-32 with strap (108-00-309); 52mm screw-in filters; Close-up attachment lenses; plastic lens case CP-1 (108-00-300); Gelatin filter holder AF-1 (108-00-700); 60mm screw-in lens hood HN-12 (108-00-205)

Nikon Product Code for this discontinued item is No.108-01-135; Content appeared in this section is largely extracted from Nikon Sales Manual, 1974/1976; Note: Starting serial number for this lens was believed to have started from:
835001(c) 10/73 - 04/75; 880001(k) 03/75 - 05/1977


35mm f/2.8 Nikkor

The 35mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens featured here is an improved version of the Nikkor S Auto model available for many years from Nikon. In its revised form, this lens boasts improved overall performance via an entirely new and simplified lens construction of 6 elements in 6 groups from the previous two generations of 8 elements in 7 groups and 7 elements in 6 groups respectively; coma and distortion are now lower than ever, with greater evenness of illumination across the whole frame. Also, the lens' diaphragm has a greater operation range, now extending to a new minimum aperture setting of f/22. This version of the 35mm f/2.8 lens was also more compact, with an extension of only 44.5mm when mounted on the camera body, NIC on air to glass lens surfaces was another factor contributing to the improved performance of this versatile optic as compared with older versions; in addition to reduced flare and ghost, improved color rendition is realized.

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The near normal perspective possible via the 62 degrees picture angle, as well as the reduced size and weight, make the 35mm f/2.8 Nikkor an excellent substitute for a normal lens. Near focus with this lens is 0.3m (1 ft), while up to 6.5X magnification is possible when bellows mounted. Excellent for flash photography.

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Nikon guide to compatible focusing screen(s) selection, Depth of Field calculation chart and also tables of magnification achievable when used with various Nikon close-up attachment accessories with this 24mm wideangle lens.
Download a file in a new browser window 123k.Gif. Content is mainly extracted from Nikon Sales Manual(s) between 1974-1976.

Specifications:

Focal length:
35mm
Maximum aperture: 1:2.8; Lens construction: 6 elements in 6 groups
Aperture Scale: f/2.0 ~
f/22; Diaphragm: Fully automatic
Lens Coating: Multicoated with NIC; Picture Angle: 62
°
Distance Scale: Graduated in meters and feet from 0.3m (1ft.) to infinity (
OO); infrared index is provide.
Exposure Measurement: via full aperture method; meter coupling prong provided
Meter coupling prong: Integrated (fully open exposure metering)
Attachment size: 52mm (P=0.75mm)
; Lens hood: Screw-in type HN-1 (Optional)
Filters: 52mm Screw-in; Lens Mount: Nikon bayonet mount
Dimensions: 63.5mm dia. x 54mm long; Weight: 240g
Accessories Supplied: Rear protective cap LF-I (108-00-401); 52mm Snap-On front lens cap (108-00-400); Optional Accessories: 52mm screw-in lens hood HN-3 (108-01-203); Soft lens pouch No.54 (108-00-319); Hard lens case CL-32 with strap (108-00-309); 52mm screw-in filters; Close-up attachment lenses; plastic lens case CP-1 (108-00-300); Gelatin filter holder AF-1 (108-00-700); 60mm screw-in lens hood HN-12 (108-00-205)

Nikon Product Code for this discontinued item is No.108-01-130; Content appeared in this section is largely extracted from Nikon Sales Manual, 1974/1976;
As too many versions can be found, the reference of serial number gathered thus far may not very reliable.

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35mm focal length Manual Focus Nikkor Lenses:
| Early non Ai version | Early to mid '70 Pre-Ai | Late 1970 | Early 1980 - present: 35mm f/1.4 ; 35mm f/2.0, 35mm f/2.8| Relative: PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 and PC-Nikkor 35mm f/3.5

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Recommended links to understand more technical details related to the Nikkor F-mount and production Serial Number:
http://rick_oleson.tripod.com/index-153.html by: my friend, Rick Oleson
http://www.zi.ku.dk/personal/lhhansen/photo/fmount.htm by: Hansen, Lars Holst
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/nikonfmount/lens2.htm
http://www.photosynthesis.co.nz/nikon/serialno.html

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