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April 24, 2012

Monster Nikkor extreme fish eye lens for sale

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Are you looking around for some new gear you can splash your cash on? Do you like to shoot wide? I mean really, really wide? Than this lens is made for you. Let me introduce you to the mother of all wide angle lenses, the Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 fish eye lens.

Although this lens has been first shown to the public in 1970 at Photokina trade show in Cologne in Germany, it is still the widest lens ever made for 35mm format cameras. Production started in March 1972. It has got incredible shooting angle of 220 degrees, so you can really see what's behind the corner. There is a small drawback to all this, you need to own quite big camera bag, because with its dimensions it won't fit anywhere. Lens is 171 mm long, has a diameter of 236 mm and weights whopping 5.2 kg. Good news is, it comes with its own rugged metal case...

There is another small drawback to this, the lens is quite rare. It's only been made to special order, so there are not many of them out there. Grey Levett, the co-founder of Grey's of Westminster and Tony Hurst spend "six months on the trail of this lens and finally located it overseas". Luckily, lens is in mint condition. "We were fortunate in securing it and now it's on sale for £100.000"

If this is a must have piece of kit for you, run fast to the Grey's of Westminster in London to be first Nikonian there!

fisheye-6mm2.jpgpicture credit Tony Hurst

picture credit Tony Hurst

Posted by pkuzmin at April 24, 2012 7:42 AM