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Apart from the body, camera lens constitutes an integral part of photography hardware. In many instances, the quality of images captured is determined solely by the lens (assuming the human factor being constant). You might say the lens is what an engine is to a chassis, without which neither can perform.

Like cars, lenses come in varying shapes and sizes to cater to different applications, but not all are built equally. The following is a collection of exotic and hard-to-find lenses or "dream stuff" or even some "ET" models as one would call them.

This site will be expanded whenever opportunity permits. If you know of any lens worthy to be featured here, please send us the materials. We will be more than happy to share it with fellow enthusiasts.

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Rangefinder Nikon Lenses

with links to LEICA/LEITZ RF / Contax/Carl Zeiss JENA lenses / Canon Rangefinder Bodies/Lenses

Nikkor's 300 f4 and variations - * Michael Liu
50mm f1.4 and 80mm f2.0 - 1948/1950
Nikon's Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8
8mm f8 Fisheye Nikkor - Robert Johnson
Nikkor OP Fisheye
10mm f/5.6
Fisheye Nikkor
16mm F2.8 (Full Frame)
1st generation of the Fisheye lenses from Nikon.
13mm f/5.6 Ultra wide
15mm f3.5 Ultra wide
Nikkor Wideangle
20mm f2.8
28mm f1.4D
wideangles of 24mm f2, 28mm f2 & 35mm f1.4
PC-Nikkor (Perspective Control)
28mm f3.5 & 35mm f2.8
24-120mm f/3.5-5.6D AF (IF)
35-70mm f2.8 & equivalent.
Zoom-Nikon Series E
36-72mm f3.5
35-70mm f/3.5-4.8
Nikon Series E Lenses (
Index Page) - 28mm, 35mm & 50mm; 100mm, 135mm
Nikon Series E Lenses -
36-72mm & 75-150mm Zoom; 70-210mm Zoom
Zoom Nikkor
43-86mm f3.5
45mm GN Auto Nikkor
50-60mm lenses (Manual & AF)
Micro-Nikkor 105mm
f4, f2.8 (AF & Manual) & 200mm f4 IF
80-85mm focal length lenses (AF and MF)
105mm f2.5
105mm f4.5
Nikon's original 105mm f4 Bellow lens
The current 120mm
Medical Nikkor
Older versions of the Medical Nikkor
180mm F2.8 ED
Nikkor Zoom
50-300mm old and new compared
AF Zoom-Micro Nikkor
70-180mm f/4.5-5.6D ED
Zoom Nikkor
80-200mm f4 & AF 80-200mm f2.8 D ED
1st zoom lens
80mm f2.8 & 200mm F3.5 IF
Reflex Nikkor
500mm, 1000mm (old and New)
Reflex Nikkor
2000mm f11
AF-I Nikkor
300mm f2.8D IF ED, 600mm f4D IF ED
AF-S Nikkor lenses,
AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/2.8D IF-ED, AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4D IF-ED, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4D IF-ED
Super Zoom lenses: 200-400mm ED, 180-600mm ED, 360-1200mm ED
1200-1700mm P IF ED

A third party opinion on sharpness issue.. (New)

Canon FD lenses (New)

7.5 mm circular fisheye | 15 mm full-frame fisheye
14mm f2.8 L | 17mm f4.0 | 20mm f2.8
f1.4 L; 24mm f2.0; 24mm f2.8 
50mm f1.2 L; 50mm f1.2; 50mm f1.4; 50mm f1.8
a little info on
50mm f1.2 AL
28mm f2.0; 28mm f2.8
f2.0; 35mm f2.8
FD 35-70
AF zoom
85mm f1.2 L; 85mm f1.8
f2.0; 100mm f2.8
f2.0; 135mm f2.8; 135mm f3.5
f2.8; 200mm f4.0
f2.8 L; 300mm f4.0 L
f4.0; 300mm f5.6
400mm f4.5 (original); 400mm f2.8 L; 400mm f4.5
f4.5 L; 500mm f8.0 Reflex
Extender FD
2X-A; Extender FD 2X-B; Extender FD 1.4X-A
50mm f3.5 Macro; 100mm f4.0 Macro, 200mm f4.0 macro
20mm f3.5 Photo-micro; 35mm f2.8 Photo-micro
100mm Bellow Lens | FD-EOS \ FD-EOS Macro Adapter; 65mmicro
500mm f8.0
Reflex; 35mm TS f3.5 lens
20-35mm f3.5 L; 28-55mm f3.5-4.5; 28-85mm f4.0;
f2.8-3.5; 35-70mm f3.5-4.5; FD 35-70 AF zoom
35-105mm f3.5 (
Old & New) ; 50-135mm f3.5; 50-300mm f4.5 L
70-150mm f4.5; 70-210mm f4.0; 75-200mm f4.5
80-200mm f4.0 L; 80-200mm f4.0
85-300mm f4.5; 100-200mm f5.6
100-300mm f5.6 L; 100-300mm f5.6 (Old & New); 150-600mm f5.6

Carl Zeiss Hologon T* 16mm F8 - for G1/G2 Rangefinder
Mirotar T* 500mm F4.5
Contax's "Olympia" Sonnar T* 180mm F2.8
50mm - M Summicron 50mm f2.0
50mm - M Noctilux f1.0 (with Images of the lens that I owned)
35mm - M f1.4 Aspherical
Leica's 15mm
Zeiss Hologon (with Contax's 16mm Hologon)

Olympus Zuiko Lenses: Main Index Page (NEW) PREVIEW sites are up.

A Quick & Brief overview on Zuiko optic - | Main Index Page |
Zuiko Fisheye Lenses
Zuiko Circular
Fisheye 8mm f/2.8 | Zuiko Full Frame Fisheye 16mm f/3.5
Zuiko Ultra-Wideangle Lenses
18mm f/3.5 | Zuiko 21mm f/2.0 | Zuiko 21mm f/3.5
24mm f/2.0 | Zuiko 24mm f/2.8 | Zuiko 24mm f/3.5 SHIFT
Zuiko Wideangle Lenses
28mm f/2.0 | Zuiko 28mm f/2.8 | G-Zuiko 28mm f/3.5
35mm f/2.0 | Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 | Zuiko 35mm f/2.8 SHIFT
40mm f2.0
Zuiko Standard Lenses
50mm f/1.2 | Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 | Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
50mm f/3.5 Macro Lens & Zuiko 50mm f/2.0 Macro Lens
Zuiko Short-Telephoto Lenses
85mm f/2.0| Zuiko 90mm f/2.0 Macro Lens | Zuiko 80mm f/4.0 Macro Lens
Zuiko Medium-Telephoto Lenses
100mm f/2.0 ED| Zuiko 100mm f/2.8
135mm f/2.8 ED| Zuiko 135mm f/3.5 | Zuiko 135mm f/4.5 Macro Lens
Zuiko Telephoto Lenses
180mm f/2.0 ED-IF | Zuiko 180mm f/2.8
200mm f/4.0 EDIF | Zuiko Auto-T 200mm f/5.0 (brief)
Zuiko Super-Telephoto Lenses
250mm f/2.0 ED-IF | Zuiko 300mm f/4.5
350mm f/2.8 EDIF | Zuiko 400mm f/6.3
Zuiko 500mm f/8.0 REFLEX | Zuiko 600mm f/6.5
1000mm f/11 | Zuiko Teleconverter 1.4XA/2XA
Zuiko Zoom Lenses| Main
Index Page |
Zuiko Zoom 28-48mm f/4.0 Zuiko Zoom 35-70mm f/3.6 | Zuiko Zoom 35-70mm f/4.0 | Zuiko AF Zoom 35-70mm f/4.0
Zuiko Zoom 35-80mm f/2.8 | Zuiko Zoom 75-150mm f/4.0 | Zuiko Zoom 100-200mm f/5.0
Zuiko Zoom 35-105mm f/3.5-f/4.5 | Zuiko Zoom 65-200mm f/4.0 | Zuiko Zoom 85-250mm f/5.0

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Listed here for surfers easier to navitate; here are some of the developed classic SLR/Rangefinder cameras produced during the modern times...



Canon: Seiki Kogaku/Canon Rangefinder Series - Main Index Page (HANSA, S, SII, J, JII etc.)

Canon Professional F Series
Canon F-1(1971), Canon OD F-1, Canon F-1 High Speed Motor Drive Camera (1972), Canon F1(n) Montreal Olympic (1976), Canon F1n Lake Placid (1980), Canon F1 GOLD, Canon New Canon F-1 (1982), New Canon F-1 High Speed Motor Drive camera (1984); Canon New F-1 US Navy Model; Canon New F1 LA Olympic Limited Edition(1984)

Mid-range SLR Bodies
Canon A-Series
Canon AV-1 (1979), Canon AT-1 (1978), Canon A-1 (1978), Canon AL-1 (1982), Canon AE-1 (1976), Canon AE-1 Program (1981)
Canon T- Series
Canon T-50 (1983), Canon T-60 (1990), Canon T-70 (1984), Canon T-80 (1985), Canon T-90 (1986)
Other Featured camera models:
Pellix (1965) | FTQL (1966)

EOS-1 Professional AF SLR camera Series:-
Canon EOS1 (1989), EOS-1n (1994), EOS-1n RS Pellicle (1995), EOS-3 (1998), EOS D2000/DCS-520 (1998), EOS1v (2001), EOS-1D (2002) + ...

Consumer grade EOS AF Series
Canon EOS 650 (1987), Canon EOS 620 (1987), Canon EOS 750QD (1988), Canon EOS 850QD (1988), Canon EOS 630QD (1989), Canon EOS RT Pellicle (1989), Canon EOS 700QD (1989), Canon EOS 10sQD (1990), Canon EOS 1000F/Rebel S (1990), Canon EOS 100 / Elan QD (1991), Canon EOS EF-M (1991), Canon EOS 5/A2E (1992), Canon EOS 1000FN/Rebel S II QD (1992), Canon EOS 500 / Rebel XS/KISS (1993), Canon EOS 888/5000QD (1993), Canon EOS 50(e)/Elan IIIE/EOS 55 (1995), Canon EOS 500N / Rebel G/KISS II (1996), EOS 620 (1987), EOS 620 (1987), EOS 620 (1987), EOS 620 (1987), OS-IX (1996.10) / EOS-IX Lite /IX-7 (1996.3) | EOS-3 (1998.11) | EOS-88/3000 (1999.3) | EOS-300 / Rebel 2000 QD / KISS III (1999.4) | EOS-1v (2000.3) | EOS-30 / EOS-7 / EOS Elan 7E (2000.10) | EOS-3000N /EOS-66 / Rebel XS-N (2002.2) | EOS-300V / Rebel Ti / KISS V (2002.9) | EOS 3000V / Rebel K2 / KISS Lite (2003.9)

EOS Digital SLR Series: -
Canon EOS-1n/DCS-1/DCS-3 (1995/6); Canon EOS1n/DCS-520/EOS D2000 (1998), Canon EOS1n/DCS-560 (1998/9), EOS-1D (2002)

Supplementary Information reference library on some selected Optics:-

Seiki Kogaku/Canon RF Rangefinder lens Series | Manual Focus FL/FD/FDn SLR Lenses| EF-L autofocus SLR Lenses
Nippon Kogaku K.K./Nikon's Rangefinder
(RF) Nikkor lenses; Manual Focus MF-Nikkor SLR Lenses; AF-Nikkor SLR Lenses
first generation
AF SLR lenses | Olympus Zuiko SLR Lenses
Contax/Carl Zeiss Jena Rangefinder lens Series | Leica/E.Leitz Rangefinder lens Series


Nikon: Nippon Kogaku KK/Nikon Rangefinder Series:- Main Index Page:- Nikon 1(1948), Nikon M (1949), Nikon S (1951), Nikon S2 (1954), Nikon SP (1957)/ Nikon SPX, Nikon S3 (1958), Nikon S4 (1959); Nikon S3M (1960; others:- Nikon S2000; Nikon SP 2005; Nikon M35/M35s

SLR camera models

Nikon professional single digit-F SLR camera Series
Nikon F (1959). Nikon F Photomic (1962-66), Nikon F Photomic T (1965-66), Nikon F Photomic Tn (1967-68), Nikon F Photomic FTn (1968-74); Special Versions: Nikon NASA FTn, Nikon Fisheye Camera (1960). Nikon F Limited Edition GOLD, Nikon F Olive Color Body; Nikkor-F camera (German market, 1969); Nikon F Navy KS-80A; Nikon F36 TRIBUNE High Speed Motor Drive camera; Nikon F High Speed Motor Drive camera (model 1/2 - 1971~76); Others: Nikkorex series; Nikon F Red Dot; Nikon F Appollo; Nikon F black; other possible variations: Nikon F white leather, Special numbered; early prototype; Nikon F NATO
Nikon: F2 Series: Nikon F2 (1971): Nikon F2 Photomic (1971-77); Nikon F2 Photomic S (1973-76); Nikon F2 Photomic SB Photomic (1976-77); Nikon F2 Photomic A (1977-80); Nikon F2AS Photomic (1977-80). Special Versions:: Nikon F2/T (Titan & no Titan Inscription model) (1976/1978)) Nikon F2H (high Speed Motor Drive Camera) (1978/80), Nikon F2 25th Anniversary model; Nikon F2 Data cameras (F2A, F2S & F2AS DATA cameras) + Other variations | Nikon F2 GOLD; Polaroid Speed Magny 100-2 by Mikami-Japan, Nikon F2 PIN
Nikon: F3 Series: Nikon F3 Prototypes: 1974 / 1977; Nikon F3 (1980); Nikon F3HP (1981/2); Nikon F3 AF, Nikon F3/T (champagne), Nikon F3/T Limited Edition (champagne, 1982), Nikon F3/T (Black, 1984), Nikon F3 Press (1983), Nikon F3H High Speed Motor Drive camera (1997), Nikon F3 Limited (1983); Nikon F3/T Classic Limited Edition, Nikon F3 Digital DCS-3, Nikon US NAVY; Nikon F3 NASA 250 Special NASA modified camera w/Modified Nikkor 35mm f/1.4
Nikon: F4 Series:
Nikon F4 Series - Nikon F4 (1988), Nikon F4s (1988), Nikon F4e, Nikon F4P Press / NASA Nikon F4
Nikon: F5 Series: Nikon
F5 prototype; Nikon F5 (1996-2004), Nikon F5A (50th Anniversary) (1998/9)
Nikon F6 Series:-
Nikon F6 (2004)

Nikon mid-range SLR Bodies
Nikkormat FTn (1967), Nikkormat FT-2 (1975), Nikkormat FT-3 (1977), Nikkormat EL (1972), Nikkormat ELW (1976), Nikon EL-2 (1977)
Nikon FM Series:
Nikon FM GOLD, Nikon FM (1977), Nikon FM2 (1982), Nikon FM2n (New FM2) (1983), Nikon FM2/T (Titan) (1994), Nikon FM10 +(1995) FM2n Millennium 2000, Nikon FM3A (2001); Variants:- Nikon FM2/T Limited Edition | Nikon FM2 Tropical Edition | Nikon FM2N LAPITA, Japan
Nikon FE Series:
Nikon FE (1978), Nikon FE2 (1983), Nikon FE10 (1996) + Nikon FA (1983); Nikon FA Limited Edition GOLD, Nikon FE Green Lizard-Skinned Body
Compact Nikon SLRs
Nikon EM (1979), Nikon FG (1982), Nikon FG-20 (1984); Nikon F301
Nikkorex camera Series:
Nikkorex F (1960-1964); Nikkorex 35, auto-35, Zoom-35 compact series

Nikonos underH20 Series
Nikonos 1 (1963, Nikonos II (1968), Nikonos III (1975), Nikons IVA (1980), Nikonos V (1984), Nikonos RS (1992)
Others: - Nikon
35Ti & 28Ti (1993) compact cameras; Nikon M35/M35s;
Nikon D (Digital SLR Series):- Nikon SVC (1986),
QV-1000 ((1988), D1 Prototype (1993), Nikon E2/E2s (1995), E2N/E2NS (1996), Nikon E3s (1998), Nikon D1 (1999), Nikon D1X (2001), Nikon D1H (2001), Nikon D100 (2002), Nikon D2H (2003), Nikon D70 (2004), Nikon D2X (2000)

Kodak Digital SLR DCS-Series: - Kodak DCS-100/DSU (1991), Kodak DCS-200 (1993), Kodak DCS-410 (1994), Kodak DCS-420 (1995), Kodak/EOS DCS-1 (1995), Kodak/Canon DCS-3 (1996), Kodak/Canon DCS-520/560 (1997/8), Kodak/AP's NC-2000 (1995), Kodak DCS-460 (1996), Kodak DCS-315/DCS330 (1998), Kodak DCS-620 (X, M) (1999), Kodak DCS 720/760 (2000)

Fuji Digital SLR S- series:- Fuji's
FinePix S1 Pro (2000), Fuji's FinePix S2 Pro (2002), FinePix S3 Pro (2004)

Pentax:- SLR series Pentax LX (1980/81); Pentax LX Millennium 2000 Limited Edition Model; Pentax LX Limited Edition GOLD (1981)
Minolta:- SLR series Minolta XK|XM, Minolta XD-7|11 (1976-77); Minolta X-700 (1981); Maxxum 7000 (1985); Maxxum (Dynax) 7000i
Contax:- SLR series Contax RTS, Contax RTS II Quartz; Contax/Carl Zeiss Jena Rangefinder Series - Main Index Page
Olympus:- SLR series OM-1(n) (1971), OM-2(n) (1975), OM2n SP (1984), OM-3, OM-3 Ti, OM-4, OM4Ti; Olympus OM2N Limited Edition GOLD; lizard-skinned OM-1N
Leica/E.Leitz Rangefinder camera Series - Main Index Page | Hasselblads: Brief info on Bodies| Rollei info (stalled)

Various community/photographic Message Boards in MIR/PIM:

Canon:- SLR series Canon A-series| Canon T-series| Canon T90| Canon F1(n)-series| Canon New F1-series| Canon EOS-1-series | FD/EF Optic - shared | Seiki Kogaku/Canon Rangefinder Message Board
Nikon:- SLR series Nikon F-series| Nikon F2 -series| Nikon F3-series| Nikon F4-series| Nikon F5-series| Nikkormat/Nikomat-series| Nikon FM-series | Nikon FE-series | Nikon FA | Nikon Digital SLR series | Various Nikon Models | Nikkor Optic - shared | Nippon Kogaku KK/Nikon Rangefinder (RF) camera/lenses
Olympus:- SLR series OM1(n)-OM2(n) series | OM Zuiko Optic - shared
Pentax:- SLR series Pentax LX-System | SMC Optic - shared| Pentax Digital
Minolta:- SLR series Minolta XD-11 series, Minolta XK/XM/X1 Series, Minolta X-700, Minolta AF MAXXUM 7000 series | Rokkor/AF Optic- shared
Contax:- SLR series Contax RTS I, Contax RTS II Series | Zeiss Optic - shared| Contax/Carl Zeiss Jena Rangefinder Message Board
Various Lenses:- SLR camera Optic - Mixed labels
Contax/Zeiss Rangefinder series Message Board

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