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Manual Focus Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4~5.6 telephoto zoom lens


Nikon Zoom-Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5~5.6s Telephoto Zoom lens
Introduced: 1995/6
; Discontinued: no info

Economical mid-range zoom, suitable for many applications, including portraiture and travel photography but advisable to use faster film types suchas ASA 200 + to make it more friendly to use. Introduced to supplement Nikon entry level Nikon MF Nikon FM10 and FE10 SLR models but they can also be used for other Nikon reflex SLRs as genetically, it is an Ai-S zoom.

Despite it was a produce after Nikon has shifted to autofocus for about 10 years, so, it is strange to see the Company still offer a new lens version in an essentially a Manual Focus zoom lens. It takes 52mm filters as the variable aperture stopped down further to f/4.5 at its widest zoom setting (70mm). Focusing with
Nikon FM2N or other older models may exhibit diming of the splitted rangefinder screen (Type K) advisable to use Type B or E focusing screens for easier focusing and/or photo composition. Focus down to 46 inches (1.5m).

Technical Specification for Nikon Manual Focus version of the Zoom Nikkor 70-210mm f/4.5~5.6S Telephoto zoom lens:-

Type of lense: MANUAL FOCUS Nikkor zoom len and a metal rear Nikon bayonet mount
Focal length: 70mm to 210mm;; Maximum aperture: f/4.5/5.6; Minimum Aperture: f/32
Lens construction: 11 elements in 8 groups; Picture angle: 34° 20' ~ 11°
Diaphragm: Fully automatic;
Aperture scale: f/4.5/ f/5.6, f/8, f/11, f/16, f/22 and f/32 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
Mount: Nikon bayonet mount; Attachment size: 52mm (P=0.75mm);
Meter Coupling Prong: NONE; Depth of Field Scales: f/32/f16
Reproduction ratio: no info; Lens Coating: NIC (Nikon Integrated Coating)
Exposure measurement: Via full-aperture method with Ai cameras,via stop-down method for other non-Ai Nikon SLR cameras
Infrared compensation index
Focus control: manual focus with zoom control
Zoom control: Via one-touch push and pull zoom ring
Distance scale: Graduated in meters and feet/inches from 1.5m to infinity (OO)
Distance information:marked scales on lens distance / focusing ring

Optical construction:- 11 elements in 8 groups; Compatible lens hood: HR1/HN-1 may be usable
Filters: Accepts 52mm filters.; Weight and Dimensions: 375g (20.8 oz.) Dim. 64mm x 104mm (2.9" x 4.3").
: Front lens cover, FA-46; rear lens cap LF-1, lens case: CL-38;
Product Number: 1444NCP

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