Saturday, December 27, 2014

Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 N non-AI

Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 N non-AI (classic non-AI '70-76, K non-AI '75-'77, AI '77-'81, AI-S '81-present)
This sample circa '72.

Filter size: 52mm
Close focus distance: 1 foot or .3 meters
Aperture range: f/1.4 - f/22
Aperture blades: 9
Depth of field scale for f/4, f/8 - 22, plus IR focusing index.
Design: 9 elements in 7 groups

One of Nikon's longest-lasting designs. This relatively early copy has radioactive Thorium glass, which gives it a heavy yellow cast. Leaving the elements exposed to the sun should clear it out, but I don't mind it for black and white shooting. Has close range correction. All versions are multicoated.

Nippon Kogaku versions are rare, with about 2700 made.

Here are the other non-perspective control Nikon non-AI 35mm lenses: 35mm f/1.4, f/2, f/2.8, and 3.5cm f/2.8

It also looks pretty similar to the 105mm f/2.5 P non-AI (the later version with the black front) and almost identical to the 28mm f/2 N non-AI.

More information:
Nikkor Thousand and One Nights
Ken Rockwell
Andreas Isenegger
Richard de Stoutz
Another brochure

Sample photographs:

Other photos with this lens: here

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