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Nikon 35/1.8 All Black
This is one of the rarest of all Nikon lenses with a production of only about 100 lenses. In other words, it is rarer than than Nikon stereo lens, almost twice as rare as a Nikon S3M, seven times rarer than a Nikon One, fifteen times rarer than a Nikon rangefinder motordrive, thirty times rarer than a 50/1.1, fifty times rarer than a Black Nikon Rangefinder!
The all black 35/1.8 was introduced in 1956 at serial number 351801. It was very soon replaced by a chrome aperture ring with black lettering. Every all black 35/1.8 I have seen has had noticeable wear on the all black aperture ring. Perhaps this wear problem was why Nikon replaced the black ring with chrome.
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