Sunday, October 6, 2013

Photos of Nikkor 6mm f/2.8s - The World's Widest 35mm Optical Photographic Lens

Picture taken with Nikkor 6mm f2.8s (Image by talktoher)

You are looking at one of the most gorgeous looking lens in 35mm SLR photography - a lens that can actually see behind itself! Introduced in 1972, this lens was not just an upgrade from the Non-Ai Nikkor Fisheye 6mm f/5.6 lens but it was completely being redesigned optically. The major difference between the two versions is, this lens has a retrofocus design which does not required mirror lock up in the camera section to work. It enables direct reflex viewing and metering through the lens. The Ai-S version was introduced only in early 1983. Optically, both lenses remained unchanged in its optical composition other than went through a transitional changes which occurred in 1977 and Ai-S during early the '80. One of these fisheye lenses actually sold on ebay for $75,000 in October 01, 2013. Here's some photos of Nikkor 6mm f/2.8s, via auctiva.










(Infomation from MIR, via Lomography)

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