Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S Lens Late Model

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    Cleaning out the old camera bag and I have too many 50mm lenses! The one for sale here is a Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 AI-S lens, the late model. Keep in mind, this is not the "E-Series," which are generally more cheaply made. The difference between the late and early model is that the late model has a drastically shorter profile.

    This is a great, extremely lightweight lens, that produces excellent image quality, contrast, and is super sharp. Glass is in perfect condition; aperature clicks in nicely at all settings and the blades are nice and snappy; focus is smooth. Pretty much a perfect lens!

    Comes with both rear and front caps. Looking to get $100. Price includes shipping to the CONUS.
     

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    Another important difference is that this late model has no rabbit ears to allow coupling to pre-AI meters, such as the Nikon DP-1 metered prism that came as standard on early Nikon F2 bodies.

    Best of luck with your sale.

    Ken
     
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    Ah, Thanks for the clarification Ken! I used it on an FM2 which utilizes the AI coupling. Honestly never notice the lack of rabbit ears!
     
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    some repair shops will still have spare rabbits ears.
     
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    This late model is actually identical to the Series E, except that it has multicoating. The Series E is only single coated. Still, it's a good lens.

    Good luck with the sale!
     
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    One other, perhaps minor difference is minimum focus distance.

    All Series E and those pancake Nikkors with S/N above 4000000 focus to 0.6 meter/2 feet, while pancake Nikkors with 1xxxxxx and 2xxxxxx S/N focus to 0.45 meter/1.5 feet.

    Thanks and regards,
    Vince
     
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    Price lowered to $80​!!!
     
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    Good deal! I had this same lens with my Nikkormat FT3, and it was sharper than my pre-ai 50mm f/1.4
     
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    Both my early E (black poly carbonate) and later E (pretty aluminium) have the green multi coated sheen, Nikon admit(ted) as much as well.

    The late E is different from the AIS pancake nikkor in many ways externally donno about the internals. eg the aperture ring on the E is so narrow to make fitting rabbits ears difficult.

    80 USD is a sharp price...
     
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