Nikkor M 300mm f/ 9 large format photo lens

Nikkor-M 300mm f/9

This is a famous lens among large-format photograpers. It is very good optically and a very good choice for extreme sharp landscape or portrait photography. It is able to reproduce the most subtle colour variations with extreme accuracy. While it was made to cover the 8 x 10″ format it is somehow limited for that film size as the image circle does not allow much of camera movements. Due to the extreme sharpness of this lens and colour reproduction, it is widely used not only on 8 x 10˝ cameras, but also with 5 x 7˝ and 4 x 5˝ cameras.

Nikkor-M lenses specs

NIKKOR-M200mm f/8300mm f/9450mm f/9
Lens construction4 elements in 3 groups4 elements in 3 groups4 elements in 3 groups
Max. aperturef/8f/9f/9
Min. aperturef/ 64f/ 128f/ 128
Angle of view45º (f/8)
55º (f/22)
55º (f/9)
57º (f/22)
50º (f/9)
52º (f/22)
Image circle166mm (f/8)
210mm (f/22)
312mm (f/9)
325mm (f/22)
420mm (f/9)
440mm (f/22)
Max. film size5 x 7˝8 x 10˝10 x 12˝
Shutter sizeCopal 0Copal 1Copal 3
Shutter speeds1 to 1/500, T, B1 to 1/400, T, B1 to 1/125, T, B
Front filter size52mm52mm62mm
Flange-focal distance193.7mm290.0mm428.4mm
Weight180gr290gr640gr
Nikkor M 300mm f/ 9 large format photo lens
Nikkor M 300mm f/9 lens
Rear view of the Nikkor M 300mm f/ 9 large format photo lens
Rear view of the Nikkor M 300mm f/9 lens
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