Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 Optical Fantasy
Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 Optical Fantasy

Very Old Tea Book
Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

Very Old Tea Book and Lens

I put the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens on top of the very old tea Book.
I just wanted to put the lens on top of the very old book.

Camellia Red Garden and Haik Poetic Lens

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 Optical Fantasy

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8
Pure Apochromat Heavy Macro Lens
Optical Fantasy

I took a picture of the camellia flower in the botanical garden in this lens and Nikon F.
Bellows PB-4 make the complete operation with Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8.
A wonderful unbelievably color image dropped me to the dream.
Yes, it's real dream of the full color fantastic images.

I can generate the Haiku Poem with this lens.
The gland lens is Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8.
Full color! Pure Apochromat! Zero distortion!
Haiku Poetic lens!!

Nikon Bellows PB-4 and Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

Printing Nikkor Lenses

Printing Nikkor Lenses are designed for precision optical printing where extremely high resolution, zero distortion and minimal aberations are required.
These lenses virtually eliminate all optical, especially chromatic, aberations.
All Printing Nikkor lenses provide outstanding performance at the specified standard magnification, as well as the entire usable magnification range.

In 1968 Tokyo, Nippon Kogaku released four kinds of Printing Nikkor lenses to the professional and critical market.
They were Printing Nikkor 75mm F2.8, 95mm F2.8, 105mm F2.8 and 150mm F2.8.
A lot of the cinefilm printing laboratories accepted this wonderful high-end lens.
The movie "2001: A Space Odyssey" might have been copied with this super lens.
Maybe so, it's good!

Specifications

The first generation lens and the second generation lens exist in Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens. The Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens introduced in this article is the first generation lens.

(1) First Generation Lens

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

Focal length :  151.5 mm
Maximum aperture ratio :  f/2.8 ( ∞ )
Minimum f/stop :  f/11
Lens construction :  10 elements in 4 groups
Standard magnification :  1X
Usable magnification range :  1/4X - 4X
Picture angle :  5° 50′
Wavelength range :  400 nm - 800 nm
Vignettings :  0% (at f/2.9)
Distortion :  0% (at 1X)
Resolution :  Not listed
Image size :  30 mm⌀ (at 1X)
Original size :  30 mm⌀ (at 1X)
Working distance :  573 mm (at 1X)
Mount :  Screw 2.75″⌀ P=1/24″
Filter size :  62 mm⌀ P=0.75 mm
Weight :  1,030 g
Price :  395,000 Japanese YEN (1974)
Price :  650,000 Japanese YEN (1975)
Price :  650,000 Japanese YEN (1976)
Price :  650,000 Japanese YEN (1977)

(2) Second Generation Lens

I will explain the second generation lens for your reference. The Japanese brochure "Nikon Printing-Nikkor" and price list issued by Nikon in Tokyo is explained as Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8A. The English brochure "Nikon Optics THE EYES OF INDUSTRY" issued by Nikon in New York is explained as Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8N. The lens body is not engraved with A or N.

Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8A
Printing Nikkor 105mm F2.8N

Focal length :  149.8 mm
Maximum aperture ratio :  f/2.8 ( ∞ )
Minimum f/stop :  f/11
Lens construction :  14 elements in 6 groups ( + 2 protective glasses )
Standard magnification :  1X
Picture angle :  16° 43′
Wavelength range :  400 nm - 800 nm
Vignettings :  0% (at f/4)
Distortion :  0.0% (at 1X)
Resotution (at f/2.8, e-line) :  240 lines/mm (center, 1X)
Resotution (at f/2.8, e-line) :  170 lines/mm (88 mm⌀, 1X)
Image size :  88 mm⌀
Original size :  88 mm⌀
Working distance :  559.2 mm
Mount :  Screw 2.75″⌀ P=1/24″
Filter size :  58 mm⌀ P=0.75 mm
Weight :  1,050 g
Price :  787,000 Japanese YEN (1987)
Price :  865,700 Japanese YEN (1994)

Collector's Note

Original Blue Box and Certification Card

The lens is stored in a large blue box. Of course, the inspection card is attached to it. Chief inspector was signed on the inspection card.

Lens and Certification Card

Certification Card

The name of the chief inspector is signed on the certification card with "M. Hirao".
The name is Mr. Matsuo Hirao.
At that time, he was a manager of the inspection team of Nippon Kogaku K.K.

LENS DATA

How to use the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

Nikon BR-5 Ring and BR-2A Ring

Nikon BR-5 ring is used for reversing the 62mm diameter lens. And Nikon BR-2A ring is used for reversing the 52mm diameter lens. The BR-2A ring has F-mount. Both rings are sold in camera shop which you often visit.

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 and BR-5 + BR-2A + M2 Ring

Easy to Mount on Lens

You can mount the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 perfectly to Nikon F with BR-5 ring and BR-2A ring. When a Bellows PB-4 unit is used, an M2-ring is unnecessary.

Botanical Garden

I went to old botanical garden in Tokyo suburb with my Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens.

Old Thermometer and Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

I'm Off to Bed

Seedling Pots and Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

Fruit Museum

I visit to the fruit museum in botanical garden, and saw the collection of the print label.
They were labels pasted to the wooden box to store the fresh peach.
The label is old and has faded.
However, the picture of printed peach was young and juicy fresh.
I put the lens on the glass case where the label has been exhibited.
I put the lens. I put the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 lens. That's all.
It was slow motion like the scene of the movie.
This lens is the movie.

Old Label Collection in Fruit Museum

Old Label Collection in Fruit Museum

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 Photography

I would like to show you the some photographs taken by the Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8 Lens.
You can get the large size image by clicking on the following some photographs.

Yesterday's Sakura

Today's Sakura

Tomorrow's Sakura

Printing Nikkor 150mm F2.8

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