Prices are the approximate amount one should expect to pay for a Nikon Rangefinder lens in excellent, but used, condition. Glass & body should be clean and without scratches or marks. Hoods, boxes, caps and finders will all add to the price listed below. Pricing was gathered from sales on photo.net, ebay auctions, nikonhs.org, Ritzcam.com, KEH.com, kevincameras.com and other camera dealers. Prices are biased towards ebay auctions. Expect to pay more buying from a dealer. Note: most lenses have more than one version but only cosmetics & lens weight (materials) were changed. Optical layouts remained the same. I have only listed the major versions of each lens. Last Update: July 15, 2006.
Introduced in 1953. Rare, about 2,500 made. 4 Elements. Sold with finder. Versions: 1. Chrome 2. Black. Three of these lenses have shown up for sale on ebay in the last 9 months. S.Gandy article on this lens.
Nikon 28mm F3.5
$ 375(1) $ 500(2)
Introduced in 1952. About 10,000 made. 6 Elements. Versions: 1. Chrome 2. Black.
Introduced in 1950. 4 Elements. Anout 30,000 made. Versions: 1. Chrome 2. Black 3. "All Black"
Nikon 180mm F 2.5
Introduced in 1953. 6 Elements. About 1,200 made.
Some of the larger, more exotic Nikon RF lenses also made were: 250mm F4.0, 350mm F4.5, 500mm F5.0, 1000mm F6.3 Also, not mentioned above: 35mm F3.5 Stereo Nikkor, Original 50mm F3.5 Nikkor ( made for Canon and Nikon )
Click thumbnails below for the optical layouts of each lens