Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
I date El Nikkor lens barrels like this:

OLD: black with silver metal aperture ring
NOT AS OLD: all black metal
NEWEST: plastic with illuminated aperture

By that description it looks like I have 3- NOT AS OLD, 1- NEWEST. of the EL-Nikkors. This is just something that I was curious about since I had a few and they are all different in how they are physically different from each other. I guess they were made one way until the molds wore out and then changed the style and shape. ( Just thinking )
I have one 75mm that stops down to f45 and the others are 50mm that stops down to f16.