2019-06-20 - shorterimage

Nikkor-P.C(red C) 1:2 8.5cm Nippon Kogaku Japan

Brand new to me lens from the early 1950's and what a great of piece it is. I think I'm really going to love shooting with this guy!


This 85mm lens makes up one of the triumvirate first  lenses that Nikon produced for their new S mount camera venture. Up until the time ot these three lenses Nikon had been a third party optics supplier much like Sigma or Tamron. This all changed in 1948 when Nikon decided to introduce its own camera, the Nikon 1, along with what eventually grew to a line of 5 original lenses. This 8.5cm was one of the first three along with a 5cm and a 1.35cm making it a very historic and important lens in the history of 35mm camera and lens evolution.


I think the another thing to mention about this lens is how heavy it is. Per size, its by far the heaviest lens I've ever picked up. Surprisingly so especially after having gotten used to modern plastic lenses being mostly feather weights in comparison. The reason for the extreme weight is this lens is made out of chromed brass.And lastly, this is a pretty rare lens. However there is an even rarer series of these lenses. My lens here is probably from the first couple of years of the 1950's. However the original lenses produced in the late 1940's bore the MIOJ label. Made In Occupied Japan. And those are the rarest of the rare and most expensive.


Brand new to me lens from the mid 1950's and what a great of piece it is. I think I'm really going to love shooting with this guy!

Sony A7RII with Nikkor-P.C 1:2 8.5cm Nippon Kogaku Japan

f2, 1/160th sec, ISO 400


Olympus E-M5II with Panasonic Lumix G Vario 1:4.0-5.6/100-300mm MEGA O.I.S

f8, 1/200th sec, ISO 1250


Sony A7RII with CANON LENS 50mm 1:1.4 L39/LTM

f2.8, 1/250th, ISO 160


Sony A7RII withCANON LENS 50mm 1:1.4 L39/LTM

f4, 1/160th sec, ISO 160


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