Nikon calls this the NIKKOR-H•C 5cm f/2
NIKKOR is Nikon's trademark for its lenses.
H stands for "hex," meaning this lens has six elements.
C means coated, which was a competitive advantage for Nikon in the 1940s, but as all other brands of lenses were coated by 1957, Nikon dropped the C. 5cm means 50mm.
Optics: 6 elements in 3 groups. All are single-coated.
Diaphragm: 10 straight blades. Stops down to f/16.
Aperture Ring: Yes. Metal. Full-stop clicks, uneven spacing.
Close Focus (set on camera): 3 feet. 0.9 meters.
Hard Infinity Focus Stop? Yes, on camera.
This is great for astronomy; just turn to the stop and you have fixed laboratory-perfect focus all night.
Focus Scale / Depth-of-Field Scale: Yes, on camera.
Infra-Red Focus Index: Sort of: Nikon says to use the f/2.8 index on the camera's depth-of-field scale.
Other Nikon 50mm lenses need different indices, so Nikon couldn't make one mark that would apply to all of their f/2, f/1.4 and f/1.1 lenses.
Filter Thread: 40.5 x 0.5 mm, chromed brass. Rotates with focus. 0.5mm is a finer thread pitch than larger filters. Luckily, unlike with 43mm filters, today's 40.5mm filters still use this finer pitch, so any Hoya, B+W or Tiffen filter today should work perfectly.
Hood: Nikon 5cm f/2 hood. The all-metal, enameled conical hood attaches with Nikon's standard split spring-loaded, 40.5mm attachment. The markings are engraved and filled with paint.
Size: 1.567" (39.80mm) overall length by 1.850" (46.99mm) diameter, measured.
Weight: 4.715 oz. (133.7g), measured.
Different cosmetic versions may differ.
Introduced Fall 1946.
Made in Japan.
Condition: Like New (LN)
Warranty: 2 weeks shop warranty, covering manufactural defects
What You Will Get
- Original Chrome Nikon 40.5mm Filter
- Original Nikon Metal Snap On Hood
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