Nikon F body, chrome+ 5cm f/2 Nikkor-S


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Nikon F body no. 6400553, chrome, Nippon Kogaku logo, crossed hatched self-timer, first type eye level finder,  c/w 5cm f/2 Nikkor-S tick marked lens & rare lens hood. Made in 1959 and thus under the first one thousand Nikon F cameras to ever appear in our stock

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Nikon F body no. 6400553, chrome, Nippon Kogaku logo, crossed hatched self-timer, first type eye level finder,  c/w 5cm f/2 Nikkor-S tick marked lens & rare lens hood. Made in 1959 and thus under the first one thousand Nikon F cameras to ever appear in our stock. (RARE)

The first lenses released alongside the Nikon F of 1959 were:

  • 2.1cm f/4 Nikkor-O serial no. block 22xxxx
  • 2.8cm f/3.5 Nikkor-H Auto serial no. block 32xxxx
  • 3.5cm f/2.8 Nikkor-S Auto serial no. block 92xxxx
  • 5cm f/2 Nikkor-S Auto serial no. block 52xxxx
  • 10.5cm f/2.5 Nikkor-P Auto serial no. block 12xxxx
  • 13.5cm f/3.5 Nikkor-Q Auto serial no. block 72xxxx


These lenses were marked in centimetres rather than millimetres. Perhaps less well-known is that the infrared focusing point is designated with a red “R” whereas on later lenses it is marked merely with a red dot, and that the focusing scale is marked in feet only. Further, the focusing and aperture numbers are marked with small “ticks” in order to precisely indicate the position of each setting. This explains why certain lenses in the series are described as being “tick marked”. These small details disappeared as early as 1960.

We are occasionally asked what the letter following the word “Nikkor” on the inside edge of the lens filter rim means. Each Nikkor lens has certain markings indicating the optical design. These letters were codes indicating the number of elements (individual pieces of glass) in each lens. The letters are derived from Latin and Greek words denoting numbers:

  • U for one element (Uns)
  • B for two elements (Bini)
  • T for three elements (Tres)
  • Q for four elements (Quattuor)
  • P for five elements (Pente)
  • H for six elements (Hex)
  • S for seven elements (Septem)
  • O for eight elements (Octo)
  • N for nine elements (Novem)
  • D for ten elements (Decem)

Thus the Nikkor-P 10.5cm lens is constructed with five elements.

Additional information

Second-hand grade


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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.

“Grays of Westminster, where mint is also a highly prized English adjective.”

– Professional Photographer magazine

Returns and Refunds

All second hand equipment comes with a 14-day Sale or Return period and a 6-month warranty. If for any reason you are unsatisfied with a second hand item you have received from us you may return it for a full refund within 14 days of purchase, the only stipulation being that the item is in the same condition as it was purchased.

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.

Special Grays of Westminster extended warranties on both new and second-hand Nikon equipment are included on certain Nikon Owner magazine subscriptions which can be purchased via our online shop.

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