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NASA 28MM F2.0

Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:52 pm
I saw this on ebay, offered by the Westlicht auction house.
Image ... la-image-3

Pretty crude markings...


Re: NASA 28MM F2.0

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:58 pm
by NikonWeb
Without any paperwork, how can you be sure it's not home made? And even if it's a real "NASA lens" - so what? I admit it would be cool to have a piece of space flown equipment, but a normal earth lens like this? No thanks.

Just for the record: The 28mm f/2 is one of my favourite Nikkor lenses, but I'd rather buy a nice one without the ugly s/n markings and silly velcro.


Re: NASA 28MM F2.0

Posted: Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:36 pm
by gsandberg
Considering the shiny paint, I do not believe it.

It might bave been NASA property at some time, but so has more stuff I do not care about.
But as the master says:
-where's the beef (documents/ provenance)
-has it been in space? can the seller prove it?

Regards, Gilbert.

Re: NASA 28MM F2.0

Posted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:17 am
by Ross_Alford
The sticker on the lens says class III not for flight, so I would guess it has only been used on Earth. The lens cap is really strange; the lettering style looks like 1950s Nikon to me, and it is a screw-in cap; I've never seen anything quite like it with an AI lens, anyway. I am certainly not interested at the starting price...


Re: NASA 28MM F2.0

Posted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:31 am
by NikonWeb
Start price was EUR 600, and it sold for EUR 900 (approx USD 1230), with only one bidder ("LiveAuctionFloorBidder")?