8mm f/8 Fisheye-Nikkor lens

£7,500.00

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

RARE – COLLECTOR’S GRADE! This lens covers a 180° picture angle horizontally and vertically. A circular image field, 24mm in diameter, is obtained. This lens is ideal for such scientific requirements as measuring the zenith or azimuth angle of astronomical bodies or for showing the distribution of clouds in meteorology. In addition, the Fish-eye lens can also be used to obtain distorted pictures with unusual graphic impact, especially in advertising photography. The front element has an exceptionally large 69mm diameter. A manually set diaphragm operated by a lever has clicks stops to f/22. No focusing is required because of its extreme depth of filed: from infinity to 20″ (50cm) even when aperture is fully open at f/8. There are six built-in filters on a rotating turret: orange (O57), medium yellow (Y48), dark yellow (Y51) skylight (L1A), yellowish green (XO) and red (R60). The lens is used with the mirror in the camera in the locked-up position (Nikon F and F2 models). This lens requires the use of a matching Fish-eye finder ( no 111304) with a field of 160° which fits onto the camera accessory shoe. Because of its large 82mm barrel diameter, the lens cannot be attached to the camera with first revving the Photomic finder. Dimensions 82.0mm (dia) x 42.3mm. Weight: 300g. Supplied with 79mm screw-n front cap (no. 111816), rear lens cap 3F (no. 111833) in bown leather case (no. 111733).

Here’s an interesting bit of photography/movie trivia that surfaced recently. Remember the infamous HAL 9000? HAL 9000 was the AI villain from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Instantly recognizable by his eerily calm voice and red, all-seeing eye (not to mention his penchant for killing crew members when they became troublesome), HAL 9000 is listed as the 13th greatest film villain in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains. But did you know that HAL 9000’s all-seeing eye was actually a Nikkor 8mm f/8 Fish-Eye lens? The film director Peter Jackson actually owns the one from the film serial no. 88621.
THIS UNUSED EXAMPLE COMES COMPLETE WITH NIPPON KOGAKU PLASTIC COVER, BROWN LEATHER CASE AND ORIGINAL MAKER’S BOX. Exceptional! Our example comes with the serial number 89283.

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RARE – COLLECTOR’S GRADE! This lens covers a 180° picture angle horizontally and vertically. A circular image field, 24mm in diameter, is obtained. This lens is ideal for such scientific requirements as measuring the zenith or azimuth angle of astronomical bodies or for showing the distribution of clouds in meteorology. In addition, the Fish-eye lens can also be used to obtain distorted pictures with unusual graphic impact, especially in advertising photography. The front element has an exceptionally large 69mm diameter. A manually set diaphragm operated by a lever has clicks stops to f/22. No focusing is required because of its extreme depth of filed: from infinity to 20″ (50cm) even when aperture is fully open at f/8. There are six built-in filters on a rotating turret: orange (O57), medium yellow (Y48), dark yellow (Y51) skylight (L1A), yellowish green (XO) and red (R60). The lens is used with the mirror in the camera in the locked-up position (Nikon F and F2 models). This lens requires the use of a matching Fish-eye finder ( no 111304) with a field of 160° which fits onto the camera accessory shoe. Because of its large 82mm barrel diameter, the lens cannot be attached to the camera with first revving the Photomic finder. Dimensions 82.0mm (dia) x 42.3mm. Weight: 300g. Supplied with 79mm screw-n front cap (no. 111816), rear lens cap 3F (no. 111833) in bown leather case (no. 111733).

Here’s an interesting bit of photography/movie trivia that surfaced recently. Remember the infamous HAL 9000? HAL 9000 was the AI villain from Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Instantly recognizable by his eerily calm voice and red, all-seeing eye (not to mention his penchant for killing crew members when they became troublesome), HAL 9000 is listed as the 13th greatest film villain in AFI’s 100 Years…100 Heroes & Villains. But did you know that HAL 9000’s all-seeing eye was actually a Nikkor 8mm f/8 Fish-Eye lens? The film director Peter Jackson actually owns the one from the film serial no. 88621.
THIS UNUSED EXAMPLE COMES COMPLETE WITH NIPPON KOGAKU PLASTIC COVER, BROWN LEATHER CASE AND ORIGINAL MAKER’S BOX. Exceptional! Our example comes with the serial number 89283.

Additional information

Second-hand grade

MINT

Serial number

89283

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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