Used Nikon lens from eBay: Scratch on front element

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chulster
chulster Contributing Member • Posts: 983
Re: Used Nikon lens from eBay: Scratch on front element
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Nikonparrothead wrote:

Am I missing something here? The 50mm “pancake” is a rebadged 50mm Series E. I can’t fathom the need to buy one overseas.

Not this version. As indicated by the serial number starting with a 2 and the rubber focus ring grip, this is the Japan-only AI-S pancake that focuses down to 0.45m and not the export AI-S pancake with a plastic focus ring that only focuses to 0.6m. The latter is virtually the same as the Series E lens, but this one is superior.

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