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Nikon Nikkor 85-250 mm f/ 4-4.5 Lens

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Nikon Nikkor 85-250 mm f/ 4-4.5 lens

Nikon Nikkor 85-250 mm f/ 4-4.5 lens

Nikon Nikkor 85-250 mm f/ 4-4.5 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Nikon F (FX, DX)

First year of production: 1959

Last year of production: 1969

Optical design: 15 elements in 8 groups

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Average price: $220


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
85mm - 250mmf/4.0 - f/4.5f/1664821960/69,1305/12

Additional information:
  • Angle of view: 28°30' -  9°50'
  • Minimum focusing distance: 2.2-4 m (barrel designation - from 4 m to infinity)
  • Compatible HN-10 hood
  • Diameter: 85/89 mm
  • Weight: 1770/1960 g

The Nikon Nikkor 85-250mm F4-4.5is a telephoto zoom lens for 35 mm Nikon F SLR film cameras. 

Japan's first and the world's second (after Zoomar 36-82/2.8) unique zoom lens was released in November, 1959. Initially it had been labeled  "Nippon Kogaku Japan 1:4 f=8.5cm ~ 1:4.5 f=25cm " had been manufactured till April, 1961, and was followed by a second modification. First modification features - zooming and focusing are adjusted with  two different rings (the second variant has a single ring for both operations). Total number of produced lenses is about 2, 000. The second modification was labeled "Nikkor labeled 1:4 F=8.5cm ~ 1:4.5 F=25cm ", and had been produced since 1961. This variant was slightly thicker and heavier.

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Posted by: Nnecto   Date of publication: 18.09.2012

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