Nikkorex 'F' w/ 5cm f/2 (#809)

Nikkorex 809 w/ meter and Nikkor-S 5cm f/2

This is a somewhat rare and early first version 1962-64 Nikkorex 'F' body made by Mamiya for Nikon, along with a 1962/63 Nikkor-S Auto 5cm f/2 lens, complete with an outlined, 'big F' Nikon lens hood, and a vintage 52mm Nikon clip-on front cap. These were the introductory Nikon cameras and 'kit' lenses that came to the US market to help promote the Nikon line of pro-level cameras and lens systems of the time.

The included "Pat. Pend." lens is in excellent overall condition, with minimal signs of use, and the bright-work, barrel and legend are all clean, clear and legible, with some very minor brassing of the focus ring. Optically, the glass is in pristine condition, and the optical elements have no haze, no fungus, no separation, or any other anomalies. Everything operates smoothly, and is fully functional, with full aperture control of the clean/dry blades. This 'Non-Ai' lens would operate on any Nikon F-Mount film body, and almost all the Nikon F-Mount digital bodies as well, when used in non-matrix or in stop-down metering mode. It would also work well on many non-Nikon digital bodies with an appropriate adapter.

The Nikkorex 'F' body is also fully functional, and is in overall good condition. There is some wear, with some finish loss and minor bumps and bruises, but the shutter fires on every try, and sounds reasonably accurate at all speeds. The self-timer is working, but may need some exercising to run consistently 'at speed'. The viewfinder and mirror are functional and clear to view and compose, but do have some minor scratches that do not affect their performance or interfere with your visibility.

The meter is appropriately responsive to light and appears to be moderating its values to match lighting conditions, but it has not been tested for accuracy. It is in excellent overall condition, with minor wear from use. The legends are clean, clear and legible, and it does not require batteries to operate.

You will receive the camera body and a generic body cap, the detachable Nikkorex meter, the 5cm f/2 "Pat. Pend." Nikkor lens, the Nikon OEM "F" hood and an appropriate OEM Nikon front cap, with a generic rear lens cap. You will receive everything as-pictured and as-described, with no other items included.

  • The lens was used and tested on Sony mirrorless full frame and APS-C bodies, and a Nikon D5200 for unadapted digital use, and on multiple Nikon F-Mount bodies to confirm full mechanical operations. Neither the lens and/or body has been 'film tested'.
  • NOTE: Given the current public health circumstances, I will only ship this item in USPS 'Click-n-Ship' approved packaging for scheduled carrier pickups.

ref: b/361809 | mtr/742920 | 5cm/553782

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Item Condition:
Used: Tested/Digital
No Optical Defects
Full Mechanical Functions
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Listing Date/Time
Aug 25, 2020 - 4:45pm PDT
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