Maintenance Report

Found by the color of the lens letters! Part 2



at first

I’m sorry

Because we can’t speak english

I am using DeepL translate, so it may be a strange sentence,

but I would like you to understand

Thank you

on vintage film camera lenses.
I was curious about the color of the lens letters
I was curious about it, so I wrote the second part.

I will explain using the lenes sell by our company
Vintage Shop Japan Inc.

Nikon Ai-s NIKKOR 28mm f/3.5

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Canon FD 50mm f/1.4

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The lettering on these two lenses is what I’m interested in.

In Nikon lenses

The number indicating the focal length is only shown on the

front side of the lens.

The ft portion in the upper column of the distance indication
(approximate distance) is yellow, and the m portion in the lower
column is white.

The aperture value is colored differently for each number: red, blue, and yellow.
Nikon lenses use this coloring.

In Canon lenses
The number representing the focal length (bottom row) is shown
in green (50mm)

The ft portion of the top row of distance indicators (approximate distances)
is shown in white, and the m portion of the bottom row is shown in orange.

Last time we compared
Unlike the Olympus and Minolta lenses.
Nikon and Canon lenses, there were
there was a difference in the color of the aperture number.

This is not a particularly meaningful section when you think about it in depth.
However, it might be useful to remember the different colors of the letters.

Even in the exterior part of the lens.
I think it is fun to be interested in the particulars of the manufacturer
I think it is fun.

The above is a description of the color of the lens letters.

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Writer Takashi Okumura