Nikkorex 'F' w/ 5.8cm f/1.4 (#665)

Nikkorex F w/ Nikkor-S 5.8cm f/1.4

This is a later 1965-ish version Nikkorex 'F' body, with a 1962 Nikkor-S Auto 5.8cm f/1.4 lens, complete with a Nikon 'F' lens hood, and a vintage 52mm Nikkor clip-on front cap. These were the introductory Nikon cameras and lenses that came to the US market to help promote the Nikon line of pro-level camera and lens systems of the time.

The included 'Pat. Pend.' lens is in excellent overall condition, with minimal signs of use, and the brightwork, barrel and legend are all clean, clear and legible. Optically, the glass is in excellent condition, and no optical elements have haze, fungus, seperation, or other anomolies other than a few slightly larger dust/debris particles which should have no impact in producing images. Everything is fully functional, with full aperture control of the clean/dry blades, with one exception - the damping of the focus ring is on the heavy side and it would benefit from a CLA and new helical grease to be an optimal performer. This 'Non-Ai' lens would operate on any Nikon F-Mount film body, and almost all of the 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 body is basically functional but inconsistant in shutter speeds and the self-timer will not always engage. Cosmetically it's in very good condition overall, with a minimum amount of wear, some finish loss, and with very minor abrasions to the brightwork. The viewfinder and mirror are functional, but have some dust/debris that might be distracting.

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.

You will receive the camera body, the detachable meter, the 5.8cm f/1.4 lens, the Nikon "F" hood and Nikkor 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 tested on Sony mirrorless bodies, and a Nikon D5200 for digital use, and on multiple Nikon F-Mount bodies to confirm full mechanical operations. Neither the lens and/or body has been 'film tested'.

ref: b/400665 | mtr/727288 | 58cm/171489

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Used: Tested/Digital
Minor Optical Defects
Major Mechanical Issues
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May 28, 2019 - 11:40am PDT
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