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Details about  Desirable 45mm/f2.8 GN Auto Nikkor "pancake" lens with Nikkormat EL camera

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Desirable 45mm/f2.8 GN Auto Nikkor "pancake" lens with Nikkormat EL camera
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Aug 30, 2012
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US $133.00
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Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition
Focal Length: Fixed/Prime
Camera Technology: Film Type: Standard
Focus Type: Manual Brand:


Maximum Aperture: f/2.8 Compatible Brand: For Nikon
Bundled Items: Filter(s) Camera Type: SLR
Country of Manufacture: Japan

Classic/collectable 1970's-80's Non-AI'd 45mm/f2.8 GN (Guide Number) Auto Nikkor "Pancake" lens with a Nikkormat EL body

You are bidding on a classic and highly desirable 1970’s-80’s non-AI’d 45mm/f2.8 GN (Guide Number) Auto Nikkor “Pancake” lens…attached to a chrome Nikkormat EL body. This lens was made, primarily for use with the SB-1 flash. Guide number scale on the side of the lens (see JPEG close-up) was set to match film. Diaphragm couples to focusing ring. Focusing the lens automatically adjusts the aperture for proper/correct flash exposure. Sorry, no case or front cap, however I’m tossing in a Quantaray 52mm UV filter (not shown in my JPEG images).

The serial number of the lens is #743520, while the Nikkormat EL body is #5157247. Mechanically the camera appears to work well. The shutter speeds appear accurate to within acceptable tolerance…..even the slowest speeds. The meter is active however please note that I have not had shutter speeds and meter accuracy tested by a camera repair facility. The mirror lock-up works well as does the self-timer. This model of Nikkormat has a stop-down button. Film counter works. The interior of the body with the vertical metal shutter is clean. The battery test button on the rear works.

Cosmetically the lens looks about perfect. The front/rear coated elements look great, and the body of this squat pancake lens is pristine…with no noticeable paint loss spots. The camera body has excellent patina and even the bottom brushed chrome plate looks great. This is a great looking outfit and I’ve based the value on this desirable “Pancake” 45mm/f2.8 GN Auto-Nikkor lens. I’ve placed a reasonable/realistic reserve on this lens and camera however that being stated, I’m offering my usual “bullet-proof” 14-day MBG (less return airmail shipping charges) if this outfit arrives at your door not exactly as described. Please note that I don’t sell/ship into China, Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia or Thailand. Good luck in your bidding!

International bidders welcome….except China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Successful high bidder to pay actual shipping/handling/insurance costs except where noted. Shipping is from Victoria, B.C. Canada. Buyers are encouraged to pay by PayPal. I will also accept a personal US check from those bidders who have received a minimum of 40 Positive feedbacks from e-bay, with no “Negative” feedbacks. International bidders who plan to pay by way of a US Dollar Draft or an IPMO should first check to see if their bank has an affiliation with a major US bank, and that the US funds are drawn on a US Bank in their country. Please contact me with any questions regarding payment……before you bid! Note: I reserve the right to cancel a bid (providing the auction is still active) if the bidder has a record of substantial negative feedbacks. I will contact you soon after the close of the particular auction to advise you of the postal/insurance and handling charges for that particular item. Please note: Only bid on this item if you’re serious about purchasing it. Ask questions before you place a bid. Those bidders with a “0” feedback rating, please contact me before placing a bid. I do not sympathize with folks who stop my auction with a “buy-it-Now” and then try to back out! I consider that the buyer needs to post the feedback first. This gives me the opportunity to answer any concerns the buyer may have in his or her feedback about me. Please rest assured that I post positive feedbacks to all good buyers!

Buy with confidence from a trusted Nikon collector. Check my sterling e-bay feedback record, currently over 1325 feedbacks (all positives, and no negatives!). A member of the Nikon Historical Society (NHS) for 26 years. I collect rare and vintage Nikon cameras (in particular, Nikon Rangefinders), lenses, accessories, original literature, binoculars, microscopes and WWII “NIKKO” military optical items. Please contact me if you have any of this type of equipment. I strongly believe in the motto: “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of the low price is forgotten”. Please submit any questions you might have regarding this item before placing a bid. I will usually respond within 12 hours from the receipt of your message.

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