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Home > Classifieds > Astromart Classifieds > Cameras (FILM) > Classified #214458

For Sale: Nikon Series E lenses

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This is a set of all the prime (non-zoom) Nikon Series E lenses (plus a couple extras). For those not familiar with the Series E lenses, they were an early attempt by Nikon to break into the consumer market with a less expensive product. The Series E lenses often used the same optical design and glass as the high end Nikkors, but with less metal and more plastic. Even though Nikon deliberately “cheapened” these lenses, the build quality is still much better than many of the cheapo plastic third party lenses sold today at the lower price ranges. The light weight and full manual operation make these good choices for astrophotography. Here’s what I have to offer:

1. 28mm f/2.8 Series E
2. 35mm f/2.5 Series E
3. 35mm f/2.5 Series E (not a typo, there are 2 of them, slightly different)
4. 50mm f/1.8 Series E
5. 100mm f/2.8 Series E
6. 135mm f/2.8 Series E, has integral sliding lens hood.
7. Non-Nikkor “Tefnon” 70-210 f/4.5 zoom, Nikon AIS mount w/metering prong, made in Japan – decent image quality and build.

All the lenses are in excellent condition except one of the 35mm lenses shows some evidence of fungus or delamination at the very edge of the rear element. Whatever it is does not appear to impinge on the light path or noticeably impair image quality. I have some, but not all, front and rear lens caps. I've shot photos with all these lenses (including some astrophotos) and they all work properly in terms of smooth focus and diaphragm movement. All of this equipment was acquired by me in used condition. As such, I do not have any original boxes, packaging or manuals. I’m asking $400 for the whole package, including Priority Mail shipping within the US. I prefer PayPal, but will also accept money orders or checks if you’re willing to wait for cashing and clearing (1-2 weeks). Please contact me with any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them.

NOTE: SALE PENDING on the 135mm. Please contact me or make offers on the remaining items.

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