Process Nikkor 210mm F10 Supreme Wide Angle Lens
Process Nikkor 210mm F10 Supreme Wide Angle Lens

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Process Nikkor 210mm F10

Process Nikkor 210mm F10

One of the more exotic and rare lenses for the PROCESS NIKKOR series.
The Process Nikkor 210mm F10 consisted of four elements set, in a supernatural and black painted super wide barrel. This is a big lens for wide lens.

The Process Nikkor is the lens for the big industrial camera over 8x10, 12x20 inch format.
An image circle is 630mm at F22 !! The front lens of this lens seems to be a ball of table tennis. Someone said that it's ping - pong ball.

Ping-pong Ball Lens

Divination Crystal Ball

The purpose of using this lens is a wide angle photographic plate-making lens developed for a table type photomechanical camera.

Summer Shade

Gorgeous Lens

The rim of the lens is engraved as "Process-NIKKOR 1:10 f=210mm NIKON" with white painted character. Nippon Kogaku is sign of the high-end performance and optical engineer spirit. We called it Supreme Wide Angle Nikkor Lens.

Old Japanese Life

Very Old Gate

Nostalgic Sound


Process-Nikkor 210mm F10

Focal length :  210 mm
Max. aperture :  f/10
Min. aperture :  f/32
Lens construction :  4 elements in 4 groups
Standard magnification :  1 X
Magnification :  1/3 to 3 X
Picture angle :  68° (at F10), 74° (at F22)
Vignetting :  0% (at 68° F16), 0% (at 74° F22)
Standard wavelength :  400 nm - 650 nm
Image area :  570 mm⌀ (68° ), 630 mm⌀ (74° )
Subject area :  570 mm⌀ (68° ), 630 mm⌀ (74° )
Overall working distance :  840 mm
Mount :  Screw d=72 mm p=1 mm
Lens adapter plate o.d. :  98 mm
Weight :  510 g
Actual weight :  444.5 g
Accessories :  Lens hood, Front and rear lens caps, Wooden box

Release date :  1968
Price :
  65,000 Japanese YEN (1974)
  65,000 Japanese YEN (1976)
  65,000 Japanese YEN (1977)

Process Nikkor 210mm F10 Lens Costruction

Lens Costruction

About the Weight of the Lens

According to the Nikon Process-Nikkor brochure ( 8208-01 KJC 301-5/1 ), the weight of the lens is described as 510 g. However, the weight of the lens alone is 444.5 g.
Weight of lens and accessories are shown below.

Lens 444.5 g
Front cap 26.0 g
Rear cap 27.0 g
Lens mount 26.5 g

Does the weight of 510 g mean the total weight of the lens, front cap, and lens mount?

Collector's Note

There are the following 4 kinds of lenses in Process-NIKKOR.

- Process-NIKKOR 180mm F10 (Image area 540 mm⌀)
- Process-NIKKOR 210mm F10 (Image area 630 mm⌀)
- Process-NIKKOR 240mm F10 (Image area 720 mm⌀)
- Process-NIKKOR 260mm F10 (Image area 800 mm⌀)

You can see very beautiful and gorgeous full body of the great lens. And you can make the fantastic legend with this dream lens.

Wooden Boxes Wrapped in Wrapping Paper

Two Lenses with Wooden Boxes

Illustrated Process Nikkor Gallery

I would like to show you complete set of Process Nikkor for your reference. You can get the large size image by clicking on the following some photographs.

Wooden Beautiful Storage Box

Metal Nameplate

Open Lid of Wooden Box

Perfect Storage

Lens and Accessories

The Mechanistic View of the World

I have a lens.
The lens is looking at the sky.
It is the way it always was.

Forest Afternoon Light

Crystal Ball Lens at the Riverside

Dry Summer and Lens


Copyright Michio Akiyama, Tokyo Japan 2002, 2021