Ultra Micro Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Late Model Type 1

Ultra Micro Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Late Model Type 1

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 on the Tree Stump

The Front Lens is a Concave Lens

Early Model and Late Model

The Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 was released in 1965.
And it was a product with a long sales period extending to the 1974 price list.
Therefore, there are many types.

The early model is slightly thinner at the tip of the lens barrel.
And that next model is this.
The lens barrel is like a cylinder. It is called the late model.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 with Nikon HN-N102 Lens Hood

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Lens classification

When classifying the Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 lenses, it is roughly divided into the early model and the late model, and the late model can be further classified into 5 types.
Classification is summarized in the following table.
This article refers to the late model type 1.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Lens classification

Lens Barrel Engraving Rare
Early Model Tapered Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm
Nippon Kogaku Japan No. 281964
Late Model
Type 1
Cylinder Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm
Nippon Kogaku Japan No. 282068
Late Model
Type 2
Cylinder Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm M=1/10
Nippon Kogaku Japan No. 282372
Late Model
Type 3
Cylinder Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm M=1/10 e
Nippon Kogaku Japan No. 48186X
Late Model
Type 4
Cylinder Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm M=1/10 e
Nippon Kogaku Japan No. 29884X
Late Model
Type 5
Cylinder Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR 1:1.8 f=28mm M=1/10 e
30009X Nikon
☆☆☆

  • Tapered in the Barrel column indicates that the tip of the lens barrel is thin
  • Cylinder in the Barrel column indicates that lens barrel is shaped like a cylinder
  • Late model type 3 has e-line use and h-line use type
  • The color of the serial number becomes green from the late model type 4

  • The end of red engraving from type 3 is "e" or "h"
  • There is no numero sign (No.) in the serial number of type 5
  • Type 5 will be "Nikon" instead of "Nippon Kogaku Japan"

  • ☆ mark indicates rare
  • ☆☆☆ mark indicates very very rare
  • Since the serial number seems to be not very regularity, so I don't use for classification

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 on the Old Wood Bench

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Late Model Type 1

New Perspective

The Ultra Micro Nikkor lenses gave me a whole new perspective on my life.
If I had not met them, I would not take pictures of lenses and hot dogs.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Hot Dog, Nippon Kogaku Japan

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 and Hot Dog

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 and Hamburger

Specifications

The Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 lens as the late model positioned next to the early model.
I do'nt have any material with specifications on late model type 1.
So, please refer to the following article for your reference.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Early Model
Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Late Model Type 2

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 Tokyo Metropolitan City

Even Now a Very Excellent and Useful Lens

This is a lens for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the 1960's.
They have been over 50 years old.
However, I am surprised at the existence that I can still use as a tool even today, and the high level of its basic performance.
With the advent of high-performance digital cameras, Ultra Micro Nikkor lenses will expand practical use more and more.

The Concave Lens is Cool and Very Cultured

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 in Forest

No Red Engraving ( M=1/10 )

The Small Universe in the Lens

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm F1.8 with Nikon HN-N102 Lens Hood

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