EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6 Chapter 1
EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6    Chapter 1

EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6

The Day the Lens Came

My EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6 lens arrived from Laguna Hills, California, USA, just around Christmas in December 2005. Fortunately, the lens came with a lens adapter plate.

EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6

Specifications

EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6

Focal length :  150 mm
Max. aperture :  1 : 5.6
Min. aperture :  f/45
Lens construction :  6 elements in 4 groups
Standard magnification :  4X
Range of magnification ratio :  2X - 8X
Picture angle :  54°
Correction wavelength range :  380 nm - 700 nm
Vignetting :  0% at f/8
Distortion :  +0.01%
Subject size :  100x130 mm (4x5 inch)
Overall working distance :  937.5 mm
Filter size :  d=47 mm p=0.5 mm
Rear mount :  d=53 mm p=0.75 mm
Front mount :  d=53 mm p=0.75 mm
Lens adapter plate o.d. :  d=74 mm
Length :  55.5 mm
Diameter :  62 mm
Weight :  300 g
Actual weight :  270.0 g

Release date :  February 1968
Price :
  27,500 Japanese YEN (1969)
  27,500 Japanese YEN (1971)
  27,500 Japanese YEN (April 1973)
  41,000 Japanese YEN (December 1973)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (June 1974)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (1975)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (1976)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (1977)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (1979)
  49,200 Japanese YEN (November 1980)
  56,600 Japanese YEN (February 1981)
  56,600 Japanese YEN (1982)
  56,600 Japanese YEN (1983)

EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6 Lens Construction

Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter and PB-4

Sales Period

According to Nikon's corporate history, the EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6 lens was released in February 1968. Then when did it the sale end? I saw it listed in the Nikon price list dated June 1, 1983. According to the Nikon price list dated August 1, 1983, I saw the newly designed EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6A listed. It is explained that it will be released on July 1, 1983. Therefore, I estimate that the 150mm F5.6 was discontinued around mid-1983.

EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6

Special Designed Mount Adapter for Repro Nikkor 85mm F1.0 Lens

I made mount adapter with a special order in 2004. The mount adapter is special designed to fit in with Repro Nikkor 85mm F1.0 lens. This 53mm - Nikon F mount adapter also conforms to the following lenses.

  • FR Nikkor 75mm F1.0
  • EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6
  • APO Nikkor 150mm F9
  • APO Nikkor 180mm F9
  • APO Nikkor 210mm F9
  • APO Nikkor 240mm F9
  • APO Nikkor 300mm F9, etc.

I used this 53mm - Nikon F mount adapter to mount the EL Nikkor 150mm F5.6 lens on my Nikon Z 6 camera.

Nikon PB-4 Bellows

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