Get Updates Straight To Your EMail!


LENS LOVE: Versions of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

Versions of the Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4 (1967)



In 1950, Nikon first made its 50mm for its rangefinder cameras. Then for the first time ever for their SLR cameras, the 'Nikkor-S 5.8cm f/1.4' came into existence. The reason for that focal length was because they had to make it longer so that when the mirror slaps, it won't hit the rear element. Then, from 1962, they changed it to '5cm'. The rest was history, which can be summed up below.


1959-1962
It first existed as 5.8cm f/1.4

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4


1962
Prototype '5cm f/1.4'

1962-1966
Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4
with 'Nippon Kogakku' on the name ring
6 aperture blades

1966-1967
Now there are 7 blades




1971-1973
Nikkor-S 50mm f/1.4
with 'Nikon' on the name ring.
Same optical formula up to this point,
the difference from previous versions
were merely cosmetic.




1973-1974
Nikkor-S C. 50mm f/1.4
(C=multicoated)
Now updated to multicoated.
The chrome nose at the front is now black.




1974-1976
K type version 1

K is short for 'konnechi-teki'
meaning modern or contemporary.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



1976-1977
K type version 2

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



1977-1981
AI version

1977 - AI, GOLD
Nikon produced a gold body
for its 60th anniversary.
Only 300 were made.

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



1981-2000
AI-S version

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



1986-1991
AF, version 1

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4


1991-1995
AF, version 2

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



1995-2006
AF-D version
Early ones made in Japan.
From here to later versions,
made in China

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4



2006 - present
AF-S G version

Nikkor 50mm f/1.4

===================


Credit to Roland of Photo Synthesis.
Photos by Richard de Stoutz.

My compilation/summary was from this link:


# # # E N D # # #

0 comments :

Post a Comment

Hello, if you will leave a comment on my blog, kindly DO NOT insert any links. It will be deleted immediately.

 

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *