50mm f/1.4 Nikkor-S Auto, pre-AI, scalloped focus barrel, chrome filter ring


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With an f/1.4 aperture, this lens has enjoyed world-wide renowned as the “standard” standard lens in 35mm photography.

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With an f/1.4 aperture, this lens has enjoyed world-wide renowned as the “standard” standard lens in 35mm photography. Without flash, the lens demonstrates its worth under extremely poor light conditions as well as in available light situations. The f/1.4 aperture provides an all-around bright image in the viewfinder. Focusing is easy and accurate as the lens has shallow depth of field, and the displacement of focus resulting from stopping down of the diaphragm is virtually eliminated. This compact, well designed lens is an outstanding general-purpose lens.

Lens construction: 7 elements in 5 groups, picture angle: 46°, Distance scale graduated in both metres and feet up to 0.6 m and 2feet, Aperture scale: f/1.4 the f/16, Filer size: 52mm, Weight: 325g (11.5oz. Accessories available but not included: Lens Hood: HN-5 screw-in or HS-1 snap-on, Flexible lens pouch No.51 or CL-34 hard lens case.

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Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

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