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    Nikkor-W 150mm lens question

    Hello,

    I'm interested in purchasing a used Nikkor-W 150mm LF lens from a local dealer, and had some questions:

    1) The rear element has the words "Lens Made In Japan" stamped in WHITE on the outer surface. I've normally only seen this stamped in BLACK on LF Nikkors, so I was just wondering if anyone knows if this is OK, or whether this might mean it's a rear element that is NOT matching to this particular lens?

    2) Thoughts on the lens itself - quality, sharpness, contrast?

    I'm brand new to this great site, and appreciate any insight given. Thanks in advance.

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    I have the 150 SW and adore it. I don't recall about the labeling, I'd have to check.

    Overall the Nikkors are excellent. Very well made.
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    how much $$ , i.e. dont overpay !

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    I don't have that one but shouldn't it have serial numbers on both elements and shouldn't they match? Wasn't it made for quite a LONG time? I'm not sure how much you can tell from comparing different vintages.

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    The lens looks mint, and, from my eyes/ears, looks like shutter/aperture and all functions in great condition.

    I think it's a good deal at @$210.

    Yes, that was what I was thinking, too: some of these may have had the rear element stamped with white, and some with black, depending on when it was made. It looks fairly modern, though, not older style.

    I don't believe Nikkor LF lenses have serial numbers on the rear element. They appear only on the front element on the barrel.

    Any other thoughts would be great.

    If I had the money, I'd opt for the APO-Sironar S 150/5.6 (red band), but have heard good things about the Nikkor 150/5.6W I'm looking at.

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    I'll take a look at mine tonight.

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    If the lettering is white, I believe it means it is a newer vintage lens. On my 150mm the lettering
    is engraved on the rear element so it is hard to see but its there.

    david

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    My 150 has the engraving, but it's not painted white, just engraved into the anodising.

    Mike

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    $210 Yes, by now it should be on your camera!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmcmahon View Post
    If the lettering is white, I believe it means it is a newer vintage lens. On my 150mm the lettering
    is engraved on the rear element so it is hard to see but its there.

    david
    Does it affect the image quality?

    Mike

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