Sunday, March 1, 2015

Nikkor 3.5cm f/2.8 S non-AI

Nikkor 3.5cm f/2.8 S non-AI ('59-'62)
This sample circa '61.

Filter size: 52mm
Close focus: 1 foot/0.3 meters
Aperture range: f/2.8 - f/16
Aperture blades: 9 (later ones have 6)
Depth of field scale for f/4, f/8 - f/16, IR index.
Design: 7 elements in 5 groups

Comments: This lens labeled 3.5cm is a different (and much rarer - around 7400 were made) than the 35mm f/2.8 S non-AI. It is some what longer but otherwise looks very similar. I like the character of this lens, but for most people the 35mm f/2.8 is objectively 'better' and cheaper.  I find it somewhat hard to focus, being wide and not too fast.

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

More information:
Nikon Thousand and One Nights
Andreas Isenegger
Richard de Stoutz

Sample photos:

Other photos taken with this lens

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