6mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor on a Nikon D800 – First Time Ever

eBooks on sales: Creative Retouching Essentials in a Day || Digital Photo Retouching: Beauty, Fashion & Portrait Photography

The very rare Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 has caused an internet sensation since its acquisition and subsequent sale by Grays of Westminster was first reported by Amateur Photographer magazine. In this exclusive footage shot recently in the vintage department at Grays of Westminster, the 6mm can be seen fitted to a black finish Nikon F Apollo camera in its special case. Later in the film, the 6mm is shot fitted to a Nikon D800, possibly for the first time ever and footage shot taken with this combination.

Nikon stunned the photographic world at Photokina in 1970 by introducing the 220º Fisheye-Nikkor with an astonishing speed of f/2.8. It is the world’s most extreme wide-angle lens to cover the 24 x 36mm image area (at the time) with a massive glass dome which dwarfs the camera attached. The 6mm is for scientific and industrial applications and special effects when shooting portraits, architecture and interiors, etc.

Lens production began in March 1972 and it was only made available to special order. This lens’s technical specifications are:

- 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor lens
- Serial no: 628024
- Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
- Picture angle: 220º
- Diaphragm: Automatic
- Aperture scale: f/2.8-f/22 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
- Weight: 5200g
- Dimensions: 236mm dia. x 171mm long (overall); 160mm extension from lens flange
- Distance scale: graduated in metres and feet from 0.25m (0.9ft) to infinity (8)
- Filters: built-in skylight (L1BC), medium yellow (Y48), deep yellow (Y52), orange (O56), and red (R60)
- Front lens cap: Slip-on, delivered in a rugged metal case.
- Condition: MINT-
- Price: £100,000 SOLD

Update: some more photos of the lens can be found HERE.

Nikkor 6mm 580x388 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye Nikkor on a Nikon D800   First Time Ever Tam Nguyen New Nork Portrait Fashion Photographer

Share this on:
Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Google Plus Submit this on Digg Bookmark this on Delicious Submit this to StumbleUpon Submit this to Reddit Send this via email
  • Fddo

    I love Internet Explorer 10 and I hate you and your website