Nikon Series E 50mm f1.8 Prime Lens

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This great little lens is a refugee from the 70s.

With this lens and almost any 35mm or digital Nikon, it could be the only lens you'll ever need: sharp, light, fast, and devoid of distortion. Most of Nikon's most expensive zooms today are softer, slower, more distorted, and far more expensive.
Specifications         top
Intro   Specs   Performance    Recommendations
It may be the lightest lens made by Nikon at only 4-3/4 oz (135g).
It is 2.5" (63.3mm) in diameter by a mere 1.3" (33mm) long.
It takes standard 52mm filters it's threaded metal front.
It has six single-coated elements in five groups.
It has a seven-bladed diaphragm that stops down to f/22.
It takes the Nikon HR-4 folding rubber hood.
It focuses as close as two feet (0.6m).
Performance         top
Intro   Specs   Performance    Recommendations
It performs very, very well and is one of the sharpest lenses you can get for your Nikon.
It has no distortion, unlike the f/1.4 Nikkor.
It has only a few ghosts. It is only single-coated, but being such a simple design does not need multicoating.
By aperture:
f/2.0: Great in center. Some falloff and coma, but still pretty sharp all over. Better than the f/1.4 Nikkor wide-open.
f/2.8: very good all the way out to the edges 
f/4.0: wonderful performance all over
As you can see, the optics of this lens are superb.
It is better made mechanically than many of today's more expensive lenses, with tighter tolerances and better materials.
It has a solid metal filter thread, unlike the $1,700 80-200mm AFS lens, or any of the under-$1,000 mid range zooms most people use instead today.

This lens has no obvious scratches, fungus, or separation and appears to be in very good condition.

This listing is for the lens only.

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