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    Detecting El Nikkor "N" Lenses

    Do El Nikkor "N" or "A" lenses include the "N" or the "A" as part of the labeling on the lens? If not, can one determine if a lens is an actual "N" or "A" lens from the serial number?
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    No. The packaging says "N" or "A", but the lens itself doesn't.

    But the barrel cosmetics are different from the older ones - certainly in the N series, and I believe the A series as well.

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    Does it matter whether the lens is multi-coated? I'm curious, how would you describe the cosmetics as being different?

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    I don't know about the coating - although I had an old-type 50/4 for a while years ago, I've never had the opportunity to do a direct comparison of old and new types.

    Re barrel cosmetics, easiest just to point to some photos.

    Scroll down on this page for a picture of the N-type 50/2.8:

    http://blogs.salon.com/0004217/2004/11/15.html

    Scroll down on this page for a picture of the old-style 50/4:

    http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...or/index10.htm

    The picture on this page is the A-type 150/5.6 - possibly a mismatch to what's actually being offered:

    http://www.adorama.com/US%20%20%20%20360982.html

    A lineup of older macro, micro and EL lenses, with an N-type EL at the far right:

    http://nikonhistoricalsociety.yuku.c...-mm-f-3-5.html



 

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