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$100,000 For a Nikon Fisheye Lens

You know that a Fisheye lens has a really wide angle of view when the lens can see itself! Sound unbelievable? It really is! Check it out after the jump!

Photo from auctiva

Rare, collector’s item lenses invariably find themselves on ebay but this is by far, one of the most awesome items sold! We’ve got the rare, almost mythical Nikon 6mm f2.8 Ai lens, which has a whopping 220 degree field of view! And it being a 2.8 lens, it’s a huge chunk of glass. We’ve seen gigantic lenses in the past, but this one certainly dwarfs most of the competition!

This is without a doubt, one of the prettiest and most interesting modern lenses I’ve seen. The item actually sold on ebay for $75,000, so one camera collector’s wallet is significantly lighter but we’re pretty sure he has a smile as big as the lens! Congrats, whoever you are!

written by cruzron

7 comments

  1. vicuna

    vicuna

    I saw a video once about this lens, where the guy stands almost behind the camera and still is on the picture!!

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  2. patrix

    patrix

    no sample pictures? ;(

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  3. 4br0k3n3rr0r

    4br0k3n3rr0r

    I'll hope there are example pictures, I'm so excited!

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  4. metobi

    metobi

    This is the video @vicuna mentioned: http://youtu.be/zIDbw4gjunY :)

    6 months ago · report as spam
  5. metobi

    metobi

    And here you can see what kind of pictures this beautiful lens produces: http://youtu.be/Aw0i_I2TaAM

    6 months ago · report as spam
  6. gvelasco

    gvelasco

    The camera is a lens attachment.

    6 months ago · report as spam
  7. duncancreamer

    duncancreamer

    Why do they say the lens can see itself. (Shame on you bad writers for creating a mental image and then not delivering.)

    6 months ago · report as spam

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