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Vintage Nikon Fisheye Lens for SLR Cameras

Posted on April 24, 2012
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Many photography junkies may tell you that it is not your camera that makes your photos great, but the quality of your lenses. One such lens has been turning heads for its rarity and potential to create astonishing images.

This 6-millimeter Nikkor fisheye lens was first introduced in 1970. With its 220-degree viewing angle and an astonishing speed of f/2.8, it was the world’s most extreme wide-angle lens at the time. Its glass dome was so large it dwarfed the cameras attached. This lens was marketed for scientific and industrial applications, as well as special effects on portraits, architecture, and interiors. Note that it can only be fitted into Nikon’s SLR cameras. Do not even dare put it in DSLR cams; it will only break the mirror.

This vintage Nikkor fisheye lens for Nikon cameras has been produced since March 1972, but was only made available by special order. You can have this piece of photography wonder in mint condition for “only” £100,000 (US$161,210). It is only available for purchase at Grays of Westminster, a camera shop in London that only sells Nikon products.

Too much for your wallet to take? Pray that it will show up on auction sites. An identical lens appeared on eBay two years ago for $34,020–definitely a bargain by comparison.

Source: Imaging Resource, via Engadget

 
 

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