COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 Super Recording Lens
COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 Super Recording Lens

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 Super Recording Lens with Sony TC-D5 PRO II

CRT Recording-Nikkor

One of the more fantastic and rare lenses for the CRT Recording-Nikkor series.
The COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 consisted of eight elements set in a little heavy weight and silver tiny barrel.
The rim of the lens is engraved as "COM-NIKKOR 1:1.4 f=37mm M=1/8 Nikon" with white painted character.
Therefore, the lens is highly efficient and a distortion is +0.07%!!!
You can see very beautiful and elegant tiny body of the super recording lens.
And, You can make the fantastic legend with this lens.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 on Sony TC-D5 PRO II

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Computer Output Microfilm (COM) photography is defined by certain distinct conditions, such as the color, intensity, and contrast of the traced images.
These constitute the distinct performance limits of COM-Nikkor lenses.
The range of aberration correction is from 400 to 650 nanometers. The contrast between the traces and the screen background is maximized.
High resolution is attained by using a large, high-speed aperture, which also takes care of adequate exposure of the fairly high framing speed of moving traces on the CRT.
The COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 covers a field diameter of 15mm with standard magnification of 1/8X.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 with NAGRA PL-L

COM-Nikkor is Good-Looking Like Nagra

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 and Mark Levinson No.30.6L

Specifications

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Focal length :  37.2 mm
Max. aperture :  f/1.4
Min. aperture :  f/8
Lens construction :  8 elements in 6 groups
Standard magnifucation :  1/8X
Usable magnification range :  1/7X - 1/10X
Picture angle :  20° 45'
Corrected chromatic aberration range :  400 nm - 650 nm
Vignettings :  0% (f/2)
Distortion :  +0.07%
Image size :  15 mm⌀
Original size :  120 mm⌀
Image distance at standard magnification :  351 mm
Filter size :  d=40.5 mm   p=0.5 mm
Mount :  Leica L39 Screw Mount
Weight :  300 g
Actual Weight :  277.5 g
Price :  113,000 Japanese YEN (1974)
Price :  113,000 Japanese YEN (1976)
Price :  113,000 Japanese YEN (1977)

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 Lens Construction

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 Lens Construction

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 with Sony TC-D5 PRO II

Showa Modern Lens
COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Lens New in Box

This COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 lens is stored in a very simple and luxurious box.

Lens Serial Number Typed Label

Original Box and COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Perfect Packing

Precise Front Cap

Special Brochure

Nikkor Lenses for Special Applications

Electro-Optical Instrumentation, Motion-Picture Optical Printing, Oscilloscope and CRT Recording, COM, Relay Optics, Office Copiers, Micrographics, Photographic Lofting, Printed Circuit, Photomask Making, and Graphic Arts.

Nikkor Lenses for Special Applications
Brochure, Nikon Inc. NY

Very Old Vintage Light

Nikon 40.5mm Accessories

The attachment size 40.5 mm accessories for Nikon 1 fit in with the COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 lens. The following shows COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 with Nikon 40.5mm NC Filter and HN-N102 lens hood.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 with Nikon 40.5mm HN-N102 Lens Hood

Small Lens and Nikon Lens Hood

Green and Green Coationg Lens

Nikon Z Album

I mounted the COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 lens on my Nikon Z 6 and took the following pictures. The COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 lens generated very powerful images at long distances.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 and Nikon Z 6

The following adapters were connected to the COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 to get infinity.

L39 to Z Mount Adapter (K&F CONCEPT)
COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Nikon Z 6 + L39 to Z + COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4

Sky Air

It was a quiet summer day.
Imagine back to the golden days of your childhood. When life was simpler, the sun shone brighter and more than enough time was with you.

The following all pictures were taken in DX crop mode.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 800 F8 1/3200 sec. -0 +0

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 800 F8 1/2500 sec. +0.3

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 1600 F8 1/2000 sec. -0.7

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 1600 F8 1/1000 sec. -0.7

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 and Nikon Z 6

Sounds Good

The four corners of the following pictures are dark.
But it's dark but bright. Bright but dark.

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 3200 F8 1/1250 sec. -0.3

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 3200 F8 1/250 sec. -0 +0

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 3200 F8 1/400 sec. -0.7

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4, ASA 800 F8 1/800 sec. -1.0

COM-Nikkor 37mm F1.4 and Nikon Z 6

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