MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 Spirit of Naturalist
MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 Spirit of Naturalist

Red Line is Spirit of Naturalist

Hakone Story

I stayed in Fujiya Hotel for three days with my family for taking pictures of MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens.
The Fujiya Hotel, located in the hot spring resort of Hakone, suburb of Tokyo, is one of the most traditional resort hotels in Japan.

Fujiya Hotel, Hakone Japan

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 Special MACRO Lens

The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 was designed for use in super-microscopy world with L39 Leica thread. I think that the most useful lens in the MACRO Nikkor is a MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens.

Red Line is Spirit of Naturalist

Old Nikon Camera and Japanese Classic Hotel

Old Nikon and a Summer Place

Specifications

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3

Focal length :  120 mm
Line color of lens barrel :  Red
Max. aperture :  f/6.3
Aperture scale :  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Standard magnification :  1X
Range of magnification ratio :  1/3X - 4X
Filter size :  d=38 mm   p=0.5 mm
Mount :  Leica L39 screw mount
Actual weight :
  193.0 g    Serial No. in 12000s
  192.0 g    Serial No. in 14000s
  204.5 g    Serial No. in 15000s
Accessories :  Front and rear lens caps

Release date :  1968
Price :
  24,500 Japanese YEN (January 1973)
  32,000 Japanese YEN (December 1973)
  54,000 Japanese YEN (1979)
  64,000 Japanese YEN (1980)
  85,000 Japanese YEN (1993)
100,000 Japanese YEN (1997)

Special High Resolution Lens

Strawberry red line is painted to the lens barrel with high-quality enamel. The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 is a special high-resolution lens for the field work. If you mount the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 for your close-up photography camera, you can find the poetic dreams.

Easy to Use MACRO Nikkor

Japanese Old Water Mill and Old Nikon

Far Eastern Traditional Weekend

The Fujiya Hotel is the grandest, most majestic hotel in Japan. I believe it is one of the loveliest historic hotels in Japan. I love this hotel for its comfortably old-fashioned atmosphere, including a Japanese-style roof.

Summer Place Hakone

Red Line Nikkor's Neat Beauty

How to use the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens

I shot the sound of wind in the shade of trees in early summer. I mounted a small high-performance MACRO Nikkor lens on my Nikon camera. It is a simple and easy shooting style.

Early Summer Wind Sound

Nikon 40.5mm NC Filter and Food HN-N102

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 and Grass in the Shade

Red Line

Nikon Z Album

I mounted the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 on my Nikon Z 6 and took the following pictures. The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens produce very nice images at medium distances.

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 on Nikon Z 6

The following adapters were connected to the MACRO Nikkor lens to get infinity.

Nikon FTZ Mount Adapter
Nikon M2 Ring
BORG M42 (F to L39)
MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3
38mm to 40.5mm Step Up Ring
Nikon 40.5mm Neutral Color NC Filter

Sakura Poem

The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens gives you very excellent performance not only for close-up photography but also for medium-range photography.

When you shoot cherry blossoms with the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens, you can get many gorgeous poem-like pictures. The Sakura flowers and sky color are the traditional colors of Japan.

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 800 SCALE=1 1/400 sec. +3

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 800 SCALE=1 1/800 sec. +2

Talk to Trees

The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 delivers compact, lightweight telephoto capabilities for Nikon Z series cameras. You can cover just about any shooting situation by the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens.

The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens gives you a strong, powerful and tough brilliant images. I photographed the quiet life of tree with Nikon Z 6.

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 800 SCALE=1 1/1000 sec. -0.7

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/1600 sec. -0.7

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 and Nikon Z 6

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/640 sec. -0 +0

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/1250 sec. +0.3

Dynamic Elegance

Railway, Bulldozer, Soccer Boys and Railway.
The MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 delivers compact, lightweight telephoto capabilities for Nikon Z series cameras. You can cover just about any shooting situation by the MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 lens.

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/4000 sec. -0 +0

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/4000 sec. -0.7

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/2000 sec. -0 +0

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3, ASA 400 SCALE=1 1/4000 sec. -0 +0

MACRO Nikkor 12cm F6.3 and Nikon Z 6

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