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Nikon Historical Society Jason Schneider is perhaps the world's most famous expert on camera collecting.  Over the course of his long career he has been a photojournalist, a commercial photographer, and a camera test lab manager.  For 18 years he wrote his incredibly influential Camera Collector monthly column at the still deeply missed MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY magazine where Jason was also Editorial Director. Modern was followed by his 16 year stint as Editor-Chief of Popular Photography, then the world's largest imaging magazine. Along the way many of his Modern Camera collecting articles were republished in the wonderful 3 volume set JASON SCHNEIDER ON CAMERA COLLECTING.

Focusing on a wide range of interests, Jason has been an avid photography enthusiast, writer, and lecturer amazingly enough since his early teens.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington Square College of New York University, where he majored in English Literature, minored in Classics, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Schneiderís poetry and critical essays on poetry have been published in the NYU college literary magazine and in various collections.  He's currently working on a book on Emily Dickinson's poetry "Understanding Emily Dickinson. A Reader's Guide To The Enlightened Master."

Jason is an expert on most things photography:  no only camera collecting and analog photography, but also digital photography, the history of camera design and technology, the business of photography, what it is to be a photographer, and as he once proved to me, the best place to buy bratworst at Photokina in Cologne. If all of that was not enough, Jason is genuinely one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and interesting human beings you will ever likely have the good fortune to meet on the net.


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Nikon Rangefinder 50mm F1.4 Black Lens
Old 08-04-2007   #1
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Nikon Rangefinder 50mm F1.4 Black Lens

A Tall order!!!!This is about Black and not Chrome Lenses. Tell us about the Black 50mm F1.4 Nikon Rangefinder Lenses, there differences, coatings, and which are the best for sharpness and contrast and use.
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Thanks Fred. I am sure this will be of interest to all. Steve.
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To finish off....I believe for sharpness and contrast the new Millenium Nikkor is unbeatable. Second to none....


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Yeah, great examples of what it does in the bokeh thread too I see.
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I want a black LTM version. Anyone selling?
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There is no black LTM version, just the black aperture ring.

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I guess it is the same for the 5cm f2?
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some are 50/1.4 S and some are 50/1.4 S.C . I am using the 50/1.4 S.
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I guess it is the same for the 5cm f2?
Yes it is.

The C following the Nikkor-S means the lens was coated, Nikon discontinued the practice in late 1950s
The lenses without the C are very late vintage.


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