6mm f/5.6 Fisheye-Nikkor

£30,000.00

The item photographed may not be the actual model but is used for illustrative purposes only.

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

MINT

Serial number

656078

Second-hand Grading Description

  • NEWAn item that has not been removed from the box or protective wrapping.
  • UNUSEDAn item that may have been removed from the original packaging, but has never been used.
  • MINT100% as new
  • MINT-98%-99% as new
  • EXC++95%-97% as new
  • EXC+90%-94% as new
  • EXCOriginal finish may have slight scratches or rubbed. No dents or deep scratches.
  • VGMay be slightly scratched, scuffed or worn, but in good mechanical order with clean optics
  • VG-An item that falls below our regular level of gradings. Items in VG- condition will have excessive signs of use.

Please note that the following important points when you see our grading description. When applied to lenses it means that the optics are in perfect condition. What we are describing is the cosmetic condition of the lens barrel. When it applies to cameras, motor drives, speedlights etc. the understanding is that the item is in perfect working order and the description would mean the exterior appearance. In other words we are judging cosmetic appearance.

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