Items for Sale

I have been researching and collecting Nikon lenses for many years, and aquired some duplicates and items that I no longer require. All lenses for sale here are in perfect working condition with clear optics, unless otherwise noted. I try to describe the condition as accurately as possible. Click on the link to see pictures. I haven't had time to take pictures of most items yet, but if you are interested in any lens I am happy to take some.

Please contact me at: roland@photosynthesis.co.nz.

Prime | Zoom | Filters and Accessories

Prime
LensGradeDescriptionAccessoriesPrice
Nikkor-N 24mm 1:2.8
no.284843
MINT- The world's first lens with floating elements (close range correstion), which allowed a then unheard of combination of wide angle of view, fast aperture and close focusing. This example is in fine condition with only light traces of wear on the aperture ring, otherwise in mint.
  • Original front cap, replacement rear cap
  • Leather case
$135
28mm 1:3.5 AI
no.1905282
MINT- A lovely example of this classic wide angle lens. There are some light scrapes on the rim of the filter ring, otherwise this lens is in near new condition. The long focus throw permits focusing with high precision.
  • Original front and rear caps
$85
SOLD
28mm 1:3.5 AI-S
no.2139532
EX++ The AI-S 28/3.5 is the last version of this classic lens. By the mid 1980s slow wide primes had fallen out of favour as 28-xx zooms became popular, but few zooms can match this lens for compactness and optical performance.
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Nikon HN-2 hood
$95
35mm 1:2 Nikkor-O pre-AI
no.818910
MINT- A fast medium wide lens from the 1960s with good all-round performance. This lens has a beautiful black satin finish.
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Hoya skylight filter
$145
SOLD
35mm 1:2.8 PC-Nikkor
no.900350
MINT-
  • Original front and rear caps
  • CL-34A leather case
  • Box
$220
50mm 1:2 Nikkor-H pre-AI
no.613672
MINT- to EX+ A very clean example of this early pre-AI lens. Only a couple of insignificant scratches on the focus ring, and some light scuffs on the rear lens protectors keep this from being graded mint.
  • Original front chrome-button cap
  • Replacement rear cap
$85
55mm 1:3.5 Micro AI
no.1102898
MINT to MINT- Classic macro lens which can double as a standard lens. Beautiful black semi-gloss finish with bright crisp lettering and JCII inspection sticker (nearly coming off). Only a couple of barely visible scuffs keep this from being a perfect mint.
  • Box (serial number not matching) and foam insert
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Warranty sheet with matching serial number
$125
55mm 1:2.8 Micro AI-S
no.809968
LIKE NEW- Very late serial number, bought by original owner mid 2015. Like new in box except for one 3mm pin-scratch on the upper barrel. I bought it to replace an old lens which saw many years of use, but this is too nice to use!
  • Boxed with foam inserts
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Instruction sheet
$200
55mm 1:1.2 AI converted
no.355754
EX Good condition with signs of wear from normal usage. Glass is clean, focusing is smooth and even. This is a late pre-Ai (K) lens which has been neatly converted to AI by milling the aperture ring.
  • Original front and rear caps
  • L1Bc filter
$250
85mm 1:2 AI-S
no.346456
EX+ Very clean lens, just a few light scratches on the upper barrel, otherwise near new condition. A very handy, fast, compact, short telephoto lens (just compare to the current AFS 85/1.8!)
  • Original front and rear caps
$225
85mm 1:1.8 late pre-AI
no.436188
LIKE NEW- Nearly flawless example of this highly regarded lens. There are a handful nearly imperceptible marks on the lower edges of the focus and aperture rings, but you have to look very closely to see them. Beautiful clear red and blue reflections from the enormous front element.
  • Silver box with matching serial number and foam inserts
  • Nikon L1Bc skylight filter
  • Original front and rear caps
$350
135mm 1:3.5 late pre-AI
no.178410
EX+ This lens was made for a short time in the mid 1970s and is relatively uncommon with fewer than 25000 units made. It is has the same optics as the previous Nikkor-Q.C 135/3.5, but with modern styling. Image quality is similar to the famous 105/2.5, with good sharpness and a beautiful smooth rendition. Curved aperture blades give background blurs a nice rounded appearance. This lens is in fine condition, the finish is marred only by a handful of light scratches on the barrel.
  • Box with matching serial numbers (heavily worn) and foam inserts
  • Rear cap
  • Promaster 1A skylight filter
  • I also have AI conversion kit 45 for this lens, add $20
$105
135mm 1:2.8 Nikkor-Q pre-AI
351021
MINT- A fast medium telephoto lens from the early 1970s. Solidly built with solid performance. This lens is in near new condition with a few barely perceptible signs of wear.
  • Bubble case (many scratches, bayonet mount in base partially broken)
  • Front skylight filter
$115
135mm 1:2.8 Nikkor-Q.C pre-AI
402755
MINT- in BOX A fast, multicoated medium telephoto lens from the early 1970s. Solidly built with solid performance. This lens is in near new condition with a few barely perceptible signs of wear.
  • Box with matching serial number and foam inserts
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Instruction sheet dated (74.3.BO)
$145
135mm 1:2.8 late pre-AI
no.432572
MINT to MINT- A fast medium telephoto from the mid 1970s, this has the same optics as the older Nikkor-Q.C version, with modern styling. A solid and impressive looking lens. Cosmetically this is an easy mint except for some fine scratches on the close-fitting slide out hood which are not visible unless the hood is extended. Clean and clear with beautiful colored coatings.
  • Original front and rear caps
  • L1BC skylight filter
$200
20cm 1:4 Nikkor-Q pre-AI
no.215159
MINT- A popular lens for the Nikon F during the 1960s, offering a long focal length and good performance in a compact package. This lens is late in the early series marked in cm, probably made in 1966. In perfect condition except for a couple of almost invisible scuffs on the focus ring.
  • Box with matching serial number
  • Original brown leather case and strap
  • Original front cap, replacement rear cap
$125
200mm 1:4 Nikkor-Q.C pre-AI
no.609991
MINT to MINT- Lens in immaculate condition, the perfectionist may find a small impression on the lower edge of the aperture ring - but I challenge you to find it!
  • Box with foam insert in good condition
  • Box not numbered or marked "C" so may not be original with the lens
  • Original front and rear caps
$125
300mm 1:4.5 Nikkor-P pre-AI
no.315591.
MINT- to EX+ A very nicely presented lens, with some isolated but noticeable scratches on the hood and focus ring. The tripod mount looks like it has never been used. The built-in hood slides out smoothly and clicks firmly in place. This lens belongs to a batch with a dot following the serial number.
  • Original brown leather cylinder case with strap
  • Original chrome screw-in front cap, and rear cap
$95

Zoom
LensGradeDescriptionAccessoriesPrice
35-70mm 1:3.3-4.5 AF
no.4736972
MINT- This is the later AF version with the rubber focus grip and more compact design for improved handling. In mint condition except for a small patch of corrosion on the lens mount. No other signs of damage, glass is absolutely clear.
  • Box with matching serial number and foam inserts
  • Original front and rear caps
$55
80-200mm 1:4.5 late pre-AI
no.244521
MINT- The zoom that changed many people's attitude towards zoom lens quality. A beautifully crafted one-ring zoom, it was the dream lens of Nikon users in the mid 70's. Exceptional condition, one pin-prick impression on the barrel and a couple of tiny nicks on the edge of the rear lens baffle, otherwise like new.
  • Original front and rear caps
  • Hoya UV filter
$125
SOLD
28-70mm 1:3.5-4.5 AF-D For Parts or Repair The best of the compact AF zooms, with a useful zoom range, not too slow aperture and good optical performance. Manual handling is also quite good. The lens is in good cosmetic condition and the glass is clean and clear. Unfortunately it does not focus to infinity. This lens had the same problem previously, I had it adjusted but recently it's gone out again, so I'm giving this one up for parts. $10
SOLD

Filters and Accessories
ItemGradeDescriptionPrice
Nikon red R60 filter (52mm) MINT The R60 subtracts all colors of the spectrum except red and is often used with B&W or infrared film for special effects. (two available) $10
Nikon Soft 2 filter (52mm) MINT The Soft Focus Filter No. 2 is stronger than Soft Focus Filter No. 1. It produces a fog-like effect in landscapes, or a softer dreamlike effect for portraiture. (two available) $10
Nikon F A B1 B2 C D extension tubes (early K-ring set) EX Old style Nikon F extension tubes with bronze finish. Equivalent to the Nikon K-ring set: A = K1, B1 = K2, B2 = K3, C = K4, D = K5. The old names are more logical because the B1 and B2 must always be used in pairs (with or without the C or D tubes between, or the A in addition).
In excellent condition with some rub marks on the raised grips. With original leather carry case.
$25
Singh-Ray LB Color Intensifier (67mm) MINT Accentuates blues, oranges and magenta colors. Removes muddy yellow-brown colors from sunset skies, leaving rich blue, orange and pink colors. This is the standard 5.5mm ring with front filter threads. Comes with original Singh-Ray soft pouch. Like new, at half new price! $120
AI Conversion Kits NEW New old stock AI conversion kits. Ugrade your old Nikkor to AI by installing a new a new AI aperture ring:
  • Kit no.28 - K 28/3.5 no.195531 - 279xxx
  • Kit no.45 - K 135/3.5 no.158101 - 182xxx
$20 Each