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syun

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maybe first nikon 5cm f2 and f1.1 ??
« on: July 12, 2021, 09:42:04 »
 hello again !

 i found this old nikkor lens and body .

and i checked this lens serial number

maybe this lens is first 5cm f2 and 5cm f1.1 ? ???


thanks !




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Re: maybe first nikon 5cm f2 and f1.1 ??
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 11:52:35 »
Well, on Roland's database I see the documented serial numbers are:
(for the 5 cm f:1.1)
Lowest: 119601
Observed: 119625 - 120448
Your sample: 119602

So, you probably have the second lens ever produced

(for the 5 cm f:2 H.C Tokyo)
Lowest: 50080101   
Observed: 50080148 - 50081069
Your sample: 50080101

It looks like it's the first ever produced

Roland shall have to update his database...

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Re: maybe first nikon 5cm f2 and f1.1 ??
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 15:06:52 »
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Re: maybe first nikon 5cm f2 and f1.1 ??
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 08:09:30 »
I have added these to my database and will refresh my site soon. I shared this thread with Robert Rotoloni who wrote the book on the Nikon rangefinder system. Here is his response:

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The f2 is now the earliest in my list and probably is the first produced. As for the f1.1 that is the same lens used in the Modern Photography Nikon SP test report in the November 1957 issue!!!!

I wonder who owns these?

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Re: maybe first nikon 5cm f2 and f1.1 ??
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 08:39:10 »
I have an incoming 5cm f/1.1 (external bayonet) -- looking forward to using it manly on the Zfc. It should be a nice experience in using a less-than-perfect optic, which nevertheless has innate qualities of its own.

The 5cm f/2 is a robust and reliable performer. It just delivers.