EL-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8 Enlarger Lens


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EL-Nikkor 50 mm f/2.8, domed keeper, instructions

Focal length: 50 mm

Maximum aperture ratio f/2.8

Picture angle: 46°

Optical construction: 6 elements in 4 groups

Standard magnification: 8 x

Magnification range: 2x-20x

Aperture range: f/2.8-f/16

Formant size: 24mm × 36mm

Weight: 105 g

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These EL-Nikkors are improved versions of the famous EL-Nikkor enlarging lenses of the same focal lengths. Their wide maximum apertures produce bright and easy-to-focus images even when you are enlarging dense negatives.

They also feature trans-illuminated f/numbers and adjustable f/stop windows for convenience while working in the darkroom.

Mounting the lenses: These EL-Nikkors utilize a 39mm screw mount (P=1/26″), so they can be used with virtually any enlarger.

To mount a lens, grasp its mounting ring and screw the lens clockwise until it doesn’t move anymore; otherwise the lens will not be firmly seated.

To position the f/stop window in front, rotate the mounting ring (t/stop centering ring)


Focal length: EL-Nikkor 50mm f/2.8N

Maximum aperture: f/2.8

Optical construction: 6 elements in 4 groups

Picture angle (at standard magnification): 41°

Aperture scale: f/2.8 ~ f/16

Corrected wavelength range: 380 – 700nm

Standard magnification: 8x

Usable magnification range: 2x – 20x

Mount: 39mm screw mount (P = 1/26 “)

Weight: 105g

Additional information

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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.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

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If an item is found faulty at the time of purchase your shipping costs to return the item to us will also be refunded.

Where the item has been used within the 28-day returns period, we may make a deduction from any refund if the value of the goods has been reduced

You may return a second hand item for a refund if it is no longer desired or required but please note that your shipping costs will not be refunded under these circumstances.

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Delivery Information

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If your item is out of stock or on pre-order we will contact you as soon as it becomes available to make delivery arrangements.

Courier delivery estimates:

  • UK Mainland 1-2 working days
  • UK Remote 2-3 working days
  • Europe 3-4 working days (customs and duties permitting)
  • ROW 5-7 working days (customs and duties permitting)

For standard Royal Mail shipping please note that delivery times vary.

Cost of delivery:

Orders for delivery in the UK over the value of £200 are delivered free of charge.

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