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On 9 September 2020 I bought a second Nikon SLR body (an FM2) along with 5 lenses:


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I had already bought a particularly tatty Nikon F Photomic body a few months earlier, and I was looking for a lens, when I came across this set going for a price that I couldn't refuse. This page is a draft of information about the camera and lenses. It may go away and be subsumed into my cameras page.

The information here comes mainly from this page, which I find remarkably helpful. Sadly, I can't find anything similar about the body.

The dates in the last column are guesswork based on linear interpolation of the production dates and serial numbers; the preceding three columns are auxiliary information used to come to the guesses. Presumably the production increased over the course of the years, so the dates are probably earlier than my calculations. In particular it's interesting to note that the dates spread over nearly 10 years. The equipment looks almost unused, so my guess is that it was all bought at one time. Based on the production date ranges, this would have had to be between August and November 1981 or shortly later.

Model       Serial       Notes       Range       Number       Duration       Date
Nikon Series E 28 mm f/2.8       1958113                   191238       48       Nov 1981
Nikkor 35 mm f/1.4       410408       AI       403229 - 416628       16627       47       Nov 1979
Nikkor 50 mm f/1.4       4285307       AI       3940001-4850681       910680       51       Oct 1978
Nikkor 85 mm f/1.4       198627       AI-S       179091-245723       66632       290       1988
Nikkor 105 mm f/2.5       996310       AI-S       890015-1053938       163923       300       1997
Nikon FM2       7623234

Here are the entries from the photosynthesis site:

E       28/2.8 Series E New       MIJ       3+       chrome ring 155g       1940001       1940121 - 2131239       191239       May 1981 - 1985
Ai       35/1.4       MIJ       3+                   403229 - 416628       16628       - Nov 1981
Ai       50/1.4       LMIJ       5+       dash index       3940001       3940095 - 3979922             Mar 1977 -
Ai-S       85/1.4       MIJ       5+             179091       179101 - 245723       66633       Mar 1981 - 2005
Ai-S       105/2.5       MIJ       3+       built-in hood, SIC coating from 1043xxx       890001       890015 - 1053938       163938       Aug 1981 - 2005

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