Wednesday, April 25, 2012

10lb Nikon Fish-Eye Lens Can See Behind Itself...

This super rare, 10lb fish-eye Nikon camera lens is so wide that it can literally see behind itself with it 220-degree field of view. The 6mm lens is now available on sale in London for approximately $132,000USD. 

When it was introduced in 1970 at the Photokina exhibition, it was the most extreme fisheye lens of all time - a 10lb glass dome which dwarfs the camera attached. The Nikon 6mm lens prototype was never put into full production, but was made to order for several specialist photographers.
Jeremy Gilbert, Group Marketing Manager at Nikon UK says: ‘The 6mm f2.8 lens is an incredibly rare lens that was initially designed for scientific and meteorological use. It represents the pinnacle in lens design, from a time when lenses had to be designed with a slide rule and individual ray diagrams.

via dailymail

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