Nikon Fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Lens





Nikon Fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Lens

Seeing is believing, albeit with some distortion.  An ultra rare Nikon Fisheye Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Lens, said to be able to 'see behind itself' – and dwarfing any camera it is attached to – has gone on sale in London for £100,000. The Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 was credited as the world's most extreme wideangle lens to cover the 24x36mm image area when it was unveiled at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany in 1970. It weighs a whopping 5.2kg (close to 11.46 lbs), is 171mm long and has a diameter of 236mm. Believed to be one of only a few hundred produced, it was principally designed for scientific and industrial applications and special effects when shooting portraits and architectural shots, for example. The 12-elements-in-9-goups optic delivers a picture angle of 220 degrees.