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135/3.5 Nippon Kogaku Nikkor for Exakta

Nippon Kogaku was marketing their Nikon rangefinder system, and not competing directly with Ihagee. As they were an optical house first, the marketed most of their lenses in Leica thread mount and Contax mount, as well as their own bayonet (which were interchangeable with Contax, but had a focusing error on the telephotos).

They decided to market their lenses in Exakta mount. But because of the long film to mount distance on the Exakta, only the 135 was practical. At least one example of a 135/4 in Exakta mount is known (this is an earlier version of the 135, produced before the 135/3.5). These lenses are not very common.