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Nikkor-S.C 5 cm f/1.4
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:36 pm    Post subject: Nikkor-S.C 5 cm f/1.4 Reply with quote

Nikkor-S.C 5 cm f/1.4 featuring 7 elements in 3 groups, 12 diaphragm blades and a minimum focusing distance of 90 cm.

Manufactured between 1950 and 1962 and weighing 152 g (chromed version) or 143 g (black colour version), it was the first lens for 24 x 36 mm format in the world boasting a maximum luminosity of f/1.4 and features Nikon S bayonet, albeit it was also manufactured in screwmount Leica, Contax bayonet and Exakta mount. ( taken from: http://elrectanguloenlamano.blogspot.co.at/2014/07/nikon-s-beginning-of-success.html )


Nikkor-S .C f1.4 5cm by Andreas, on Flickr


Nikkor-S .C f1.4 5cm by Andreas, on Flickr


Nikkor-S .C f1.4 5cm by Andreas, on Flickr


Nikkor-S .C f1.4 5cm by Andreas, on Flickr


Nikkor-S .C f1.4 5cm by Andreas, on Flickr

an interesting article about this lens: http://www.dantestella.com/technical/nikoleic.html


PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I simply love those old Nikkors Very Happy

I have the f/2 in LTM and the drawing is fantastic.


PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2015 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So beautiful ! Congrats!!


PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nordentro wrote:
I simply love those old Nikkors Very Happy

I have the f/2 in LTM and the drawing is fantastic.


It's my first Nikkor rangefinder lens, one that has had my interest since a while. I had aimed to get a LTM version and, because the f1.4 in LTM is quite costly, thought that it will be the f2 but in the end could not resist when I had found this f1.4 S mount version in very good condition but rel. cheap price.

Now I shall try to make my self made Contax to E mount adapter work better, resp. will look into remaking it into a Contax to Leica M mount adapter and then hopefully will use my Contax mount lenses more often. I really like how small these lenses are but one issue that I am still facing is how to protect the rear of my Contax rangefinder lenses, do you have any suggestion?

btw. the photos of the Nikkor shown above had been taken with a Helios 103, a great performer for little money in Contax mount.

first samples photos, taken at close focus distances with my self made adapter on NEX5n, look promising, one of them:

first trial Nikkor-S.C f1.4/5cm by Andreas, on Flickr

there are 2 sample pics more in it's set now, future takes will be added there too: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kuuan/sets/72157652722699934


PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
So beautiful ! Congrats!!


thank you Attila, it's a beautiful lens and it must be pretty much the smallest f1.4 lens for 3624 there is