Nikkor "N" and "S".. what it stand for?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by ToddB, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. ToddB

    ToddB Subscriber

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    Hey guys,

    I saw a good deal on a 24mm 2.8 Vintage Nikkor lens for my FE. Can anyone tell me what Nikkor N lens means?

    Todd
     
  2. darkosaric

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    1 U "Uns"
    2 B "Bini"
    3 T "Tres"
    4 Q "Quatour"
    5 P "Pente"
    6 H "Hex"
    7 S "Septem"
    8 O "Octo"
    9 N "Novem"
    10 D "Decem"
    11 UD "Uns" and "Decem"
     
  3. Richard S. (rich815)

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  4. Nick Merritt

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    And if you see "Nikkor C" that refers to the lens being coated. They dropped that marking in the '70s I believe, since coating was the standard by then.
     
  5. Mark Crabtree

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    I think dropped well before that (all F mount lenses would have been coated anyway), then resurrected (70's I think) to indicate multicoated. I have a 24/2.8 and 50 1/4 with that designation. NC and SC IIRC.
     
  6. dynachrome

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    Mine is an NC. If you intend to use an N (or NC) on a Nikon FE you will have to fold back the AI tab on the camera and use stop down metering. My NC is missing the prong so I have to use stop down metering even with pre-AI cameras. I'n only had the lens for a short time but so far I like it.