Nikkor 28cm f3.5 ltm

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by steve_bellayr, Jun 27, 2018.

  1. I just purchased this lens. I am inquiring if anyone has experience with this lens. The one review that I read states that it is outstanding. A further question is lens shade or hood & filter. The thread mount on the lens is 34.5mm. My search for anything in that size has turned up negative. The lens appears deeply recessed and might not need one. Any thoughts? Thank you.
  2. I use an Ednalite 661 34.5mm Series VI filter adapter. I've also found 34mm filters with a little teflon tape wrapped around the threads will work. Nicca sold 34.5mm filters, tend to be collector's items. But I found one in a Lot.

    The 2.8cm F3.5 also has an inner set of threads,

    [​IMG]Nikkor_28_F35 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

    This one takes a 26.5mm filter. Some others take 27mm filters for the inner threads. I have a of of filters.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
  3. The Nikkor-W (wide) 2.8cm is my favorite lens. I purchased it as substitute for the Leica Summaron 28/5.6 that's much more expensive, and the Leica Elmarit 28 ASPH that is larger. Mine is late production, 717xxx and deletes the red "C" (coated, as is also the case with Brian's). I don't use a filter, and have never seen any documentation that it came with any hood, but I don't find a hood to be necessary. The only issue I've had is that you need to remember to keep you finger out of the field of view: the lens is so small and the field of view so great...! As an editorial aside and as a M9 user, for me a Nikkor-P 10.5cm and a Nikkor-W 2.8cm with ltm to M adapters are all I ever use anymore!
  4. I have a Schneider LTM 35/2.8 that has a spring-fit lens shade that uses
    a series VI filter. With the lens shade, it still fits in the usual Canon case.

    This makes the filter big enough to avoid vignetting that might happen with
    a smaller filter.
  5. I never had a Nikkor 28mm lens, but the tiny Nikkor 35mm f:3.5 was my first accessory lens in 1952. I absolutely loved it. It produced sharp, beautiful rounded 3-d like images. I had no idea at the time that it was just a coated copy of Leica's 1930 35mm Elmar
    Recently, I found an old Kodachrome taken in the late '50s with this lens, and it was beautiful just as I remembered it. What I didn't know at the time was that the image was SOFT, soft, soft, which was revealed when I high-definition scanned that Kodachrome. It doesn't matter -- the images are beautiful, and that's what counts.

    The 28mm lens that I do have is Canon's 28mm f:2.8, which I still use on my LTM cameras. Except wide open, it is as good as my M-mount Elmarits. It was and is everything that a 28mm should be, unlike their cheaper 28mm f:3.5 which was Canon's answer to the above Nikkor, but was an optical disaster.

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