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The 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and Rarest Nikon Rangefinder Lenses Are:
Old 09-11-2007   #32
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The 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and Rarest Nikon Rangefinder Lenses Are:

The 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd, and Rarest Nikon Rangefinder Lenses Are:

# 5 50/3.5 MIOJ for Nikon One Aprox 100

# 4 35/1.8 Black Rim, aprox 75

# 3 1000/6.3 Grey "38 possibly, factory says 48 total 1000/6.3 production"

# 2 1000/6.3 Black "10 possibly"

# 1 50/2 All Black "5 or 6 verified"

The black 1000/6.3 is so rare most collectors have never heard of it, much less seen one. Very few have seen a grey 1000/6.3 in NRF mount either.

The all black 50/2 is quite a surprise. Most collectors have no idea so few are verified by Bob as being original. More will likely be reported now, probably making the black 1000/6.3 into the number one position as the rarest Nikon RF lens.

I believe the all black 50/2 were made to order to match black Nikon S2's. I have found two of them on black S2's. Presumably most people who paid extra for a black body also paid extra for the 1.4.

Stephen

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