Nikon NIKKOR IX 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Nikon NIKKOR IX 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Lens Summary

Brand: Nikon

Also Known As: Nikon IX 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Lens Type: Zoom Lens

Format: APS-C / DX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Nikon IX

Release Date: 1996-01-01

MSRP Price: $160

Made in: Thailand

Production Status: Discontinued

Lens Description: Nikon IX-Nikkor 24-70 mm f/ 3.5-5.6 - standard zoom lens for a Nikon Pronea camera.

Nikon NIKKOR IX 24-70mm f/3.5-5.6 Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypeZoom Lens
Focal Length24-70mm
Mount TypeNikon IX
FormatAPS-C / DX
Compatible Format(s)APS-C
Compatible with TeleconvertersNo
Zoom Ratio2.92x
Vibration Reduction (Image Stabilization)No
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximim Aperturef/3.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Optical Information
Lens Elements7
Lens Groups7
Focus Information
Built-in Focus MotorYes
Minimum Focus Distance0.35m
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeScrew-on
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingNo
Mount MaterialMetal
Other Information
Available in ColorsBlack

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IX lenses have a flange that makes them incompatible with regular F mount. You can Dremel that flange off, but the lens barrel might very well be sticking out the back. I am guessing it would work from 28 and up on your D50 and 40 and up on your D7200. I would not pay $60.
I just bought a Pronea camera with 20-60 and 60-180 for Ca$30 and sold the 60-180 after the Dremel trick to someone who will use it for macros.


I was just wanting to know if anyone actually still has this lens,
and better yet ,Do you still shoot with it and what? I have the opportunity to purchase it for around 60.00. What in this world is the IX? mounting type I’m guessing, so will it be an investment, or a ??
AND… is it compatible with my 7200, or the D50.
Or would my hard earned money be better spent on something else, If so What?
In my bag of tricks I have the 50mm1.8 , 35mm, 18-55 kit-, 70-200mm, and the 55-200mm , and shoot withe either the ol favorite D50 or my newest weapon in my line of arsonal the D7200,
So should I….. Or Shouldn’t I….?


If you are still reading these threads from2018.
I have a Pronea S and use my F mount lenses on it. I put the IX lens back in the Pronea S box for when I sell it on. The film is no longer made and most of the stock that still exists probably has not been stored in a cold place!