6mm f/5.6 Fisheye-Nikkor

£30,000.00

Grade: MINT

RARE – COLLECTOR’S GRADE! COMES COMPLETE WITH DOME SHAPED FRONT CAP, NIPPON KOGAKU REAR CAP AND SPECIAL FINDER!
Together with the 6mm f/2.8 lens, this is the widest of the Fisheye-Nikkor lenses, with an angle of view of 220°. With its 6mm focal length and extremely wide coverage, subjects slightly behind the camera will also be included in the image. There are six filters built in on a rotating turret: L1A (Skylight), Y48 & Y52 (light and medium yellow), R60 (Red), XO (green) and O57 (orange). The aperture range is: f/5.6 to f/22, Elements/groups: 9/6. Diaphragm: Manual. Compact and lightweight – only 430 grams. Separate 160° Fisheye Viewfinder (DF-1) for bright viewing. The lens cannot be used with Nikon cameras that do not have a provision for locking the mirror in the “up” position. This lens was only available by special order. Apparently, the 6mm Fisheye-Nikkor was originally produced as a survey lens for the National Arctic Survey to take pictures of the whole sky and cloud formations unhindered. First production: January 1969. Our research suggests that serial numbers began with 656001(excluding five prototypes) and apparently LESS THAN 100 WERE PRODUCED MAKING THIS ONE OF THE RAREST LENSES MADE BY NIKON!

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RARE – COLLECTOR’S GRADE! COMES COMPLETE WITH DOME SHAPED FRONT CAP, NIPPON KOGAKU REAR CAP AND SPECIAL FINDER!
Together with the 6mm f/2.8 lens, this is the widest of the Fisheye-Nikkor lenses, with an angle of view of 220°. With its 6mm focal length and extremely wide coverage, subjects slightly behind the camera will also be included in the image. There are six filters built in on a rotating turret: L1A (Skylight), Y48 & Y52 (light and medium yellow), R60 (Red), XO (green) and O57 (orange). The aperture range is: f/5.6 to f/22, Elements/groups: 9/6. Diaphragm: Manual. Compact and lightweight – only 430 grams. Separate 160° Fisheye Viewfinder (DF-1) for bright viewing. The lens cannot be used with Nikon cameras that do not have a provision for locking the mirror in the “up” position. This lens was only available by special order. Apparently, the 6mm Fisheye-Nikkor was originally produced as a survey lens for the National Arctic Survey to take pictures of the whole sky and cloud formations unhindered. First production: January 1969. Our research suggests that serial numbers began with 656001(excluding five prototypes) and apparently LESS THAN 100 WERE PRODUCED MAKING THIS ONE OF THE RAREST LENSES MADE BY NIKON!

Additional information

Second-hand grade

Serial number

656078