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Micro-Nikkor-P Auto f/3.5

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Special Close-Up Lenses tor extreme critical close-ups done speedily and easily, your Nikon F has two lenses specifically designed for this purpose. The 55mm f/3.5 Micro-Nikkor-P Auto (More info at the bottom of this page) focuses all the way from infinity to a 1:2 reproduction ratio and up to life size with the M2 Ring, which is supplied with the lens, without any loss of exceptionally sharp image resolution. Join the many photographers who mount this versatile and handy Micro-Nikkor on their Nikon F instead of a normal lens. The 200mm f/5.6 Medical-Nikkor Auto is preset for 11 reproductions from 1/15 to 3 times the actual size when combined with six auxiliary lenses. The lens features its own light sources: four bulbs to light the subject for viewing and focusing and a ringlight electronic flash for uniform, shadowless illumination. By simply setting the film speed and desired magnification, the diaphragm automatically stops down to the correct exposure. Although originally developed for medical research photography, the Medical-Nikkor is so completely automatic you'll find it will help you in many of your industrial and other laboratory photography.

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The 200mm f/5.6 Medical-Nikkor Auto is preset for 11 reproductions from 1/15 to 3 times the actual size when combined with six auxiliary lenses.

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The easiest and least expensive way to conduct close-ups is to use the Close-Up Attachment Lenses. Available in three different diopters, Nos. 0, 1 and 2, they are screwed on Nikkor lenses with 52mm-diameter front screw thread and may be used singly or in combination. Since they allow you to shoot with the automatic diaphragm of the prime lens still in function, there is no need to calculate exposure increases. It readily adapts Nikon F for copying and close-up work.

Updated info (Apply even for current models): Close-up attachment lenses are a convenient and economical way to get into closeup photography. They can be used with normal, zoom or telephoto lenses to focus within a fixed close-up range (Its main drawback). Camera functions will operate as usual. Close-up attachment lenses are numbered from 0 to 6T. Numbers 0, 1 and 2 are for use with standard lenses.Numbers from 3T to 6T are for use with telephoto andzoom lenses up to 210mm. Most of these original attachment lenses are produced by the famed Nikkor optical plants, meaning, they are Nikon optical glass and built with metal for its external ring. This ensures highest possible image quality even it is a very economical entry into the macro world of photography.

Attachment Lens Number 0
Attachment Lens Number 1
Attachment Lens Number 2
Attachment Lens Number 3T
Attachment Lens Number 4T
Attachment Lens Number 5T
Attachment Lens Number 6T


Further Info relating to the Micro-Nikkor-P Auto f/3.5

Old Lens Micro.jpgOriginally designed for close-up photography, this lens features continuous focusing from infinity to 1:2 magnification. But also can use it for general photography.

It shows optimum resolving performance at 1:10 reproduction ratio, but since its superb resolution remains virtually unchanged throughout its entire focusing range, the lens can be used for general photography as well. The excellent image quality, great flatness of image plane, high image contrast and fine color rendition make the lens especially ideal for photographing close-up subjects such as insects, flowers and other small objects or for critical copying of flat subjects such as documents, drawings, stamps, etc.

The M2 Extension Ring is used in combination with the lens for close-up work of the 1:2 to 1 :1 reproduction ratios. The automatic diaphragm functions equally well with the M2 Ring.

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Reproduction ratios are marked on the lens barrel along with the focused distance. When an image greater than 1:1 reproduction ratio is desired, various close-up accessories are available for use with this lens. For example, when Bellows Focusing Attachment Model PB-4 is used, the lens reproduction ratio extend from 1:1.3 to 3.4:1.


Focal length: 55mm
Maximum aperture: 1:3.5
Lens construction: 5 elements in 4 groups
Picture angle: 43° at infinity
Distance scale: Graduated both in meters and feet up to 24.1 cm and 9-1 /2 in.
Aperture scale: f/3.5 - f/32
Aperture diaphragm: Fully automatic
Meter coupling prong: Integrated (fully open exposure metering)
Attachment size: Filter 52mm (P=0.75) 52mm screw-in:
Dimensions:65.5mm dia. X 64.5mm length (2-19/32 in. X 2-17/32 in.)
Weight: 235g (8.30z)
Accessories: 52mm snap-on front cap, rear cap type F, 52m m screw-in lens hood, leather case CL-8*, plastic case type L, flexible pouch No. 52 *Accepts the lens with M2-ring attached.

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