SteveSimon1 PRO 5:45pm, 8 May 2012

Just got a link to this video below on the lens above, so i thought I would start a new thread...

The original thread from Atlantaterry on this lens is here:

Using an ultra-wide angle is not an easy thing in my experience. The 14-24mm looks like a mini-me version of this lens, beautiful and sharp but you need to be close enough to your subject to use it well.

Grandmothers 3
This shot was taken with my 14-24mm at 15mm with a D3, 1250ISO f2.8, 1/160th of a second. The wider the lens, the more careful I am in trying to keep the lens perpendicular to the ground, since a slight angle-tilt up or down will increase apparent distortion.

They use the new D800 and this lens to shoot the live video portion of the movie. I love the fact that just about every Nikon lens ever made can be used on our latest Nikon bodies.

What is the widest lens you've ever used?

Here's more Info on the lens and this video:

The very rare Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 was sold by Grays of Westminster in London. The 6mm can be seen fitted to a black finish Nikon F Apollo camera in its special case. Later in the film the 6mm is shot fitted to a Nikon D800, possibly for the first time ever and footage shot taken with this combination.

Nikon stunned the photographic world at Photokina in 1970 by introducing the 220º Fisheye-Nikkor with an astonishing speed of f/2.8. It is the world's most extreme wide-angle lens to cover the 24 x 36mm image area (at the time) with a massive glass dome which dwarfs the camera attached. The 6mm is for scientific and industrial applications and special effects when shooting portraits, architecture and interiors, etc.

Lens production began in March 1972 and it was only made available to special order. This lens's technical specifications are:

6mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor lens
Serial no: 628024
Lens construction: 12 elements in 9 groups
Picture angle: 220º
Diaphragm: Automatic
Aperture scale: f/2.8-f/22 on both standard and aperture-direct-readout scales
Weight: 5200g
Dimensions: 236mm dia. x 171mm long (overall); 160mm extension from lens flange
Distance scale: graduated in metres and feet from 0.25m (0.9ft) to infinity (∞)
Filters: built-in skylight (L1BC), medium yellow (Y48), deep yellow (Y52), orange (O56), and red (R60)
Front lens cap: Slip-on, delivered in a rugged metal case.
Condition: MINT-
Price: £100,000 SOLD (about $160,000USD)

Directed by Mark Gibson
holy crap!
Jim Austin Jimages PRO 5 years ago
Ahh, another fascinating post by the master. Thanks, Steve!
AtlantaTerry Posted 5 years ago. Edited by AtlantaTerry (member) 5 years ago

Excuse me?

I posted that eight days ago on May 2nd.
tiggernbennie 5 years ago
Thanks for the post Steve, especially since I first noticed the photo show up in my list of contacts.
SteveSimon1 PRO Posted 5 years ago. Edited by SteveSimon1 (moderator) 5 years ago
Yes Atlanta Terry, I credited and posted your original thread, you were here first. I decided to add a few things and post the video on a new thread. Did I break the flickr code....
tiggernbennie Posted 5 years ago. Edited by tiggernbennie (member) 5 years ago

Sad thing is I hear people complain about Nikon camera owners and how they can't get along if they own different camera bodies... Now, it appears "Nikon" owners can't even play nice in the Flickr "sandbox." I guess it's a good thing that I own several different brands of camera bodies though I don't post in all brand areas or model Flickr groups. ;)
Arie's Photography 5 years ago
Sad thing is I hear people complain about Nikon camera owners and how they can't get along if they own different camera bodies

Where do you hear these things?
SteveSimon1 PRO 5 years ago
so between 1969 and 1978 Nikon made about 200 of these monsters, you would think we could find some great examples of images taken with these lenses, but I can't seem internet then....
GStrader Posted 5 years ago. Edited by GStrader (member) 5 years ago
eery time I look at this lens I think back to when I had fantail goldfish.

So Steve you have one of the 200?
SteveSimon1 PRO 5 years ago
I wish i did, I would design the living room around it. (until my wife came home)
tiggernbennie 5 years ago
Where do you hear these things?

Mostly from Canon owners. LOL.
为什么? [deleted] Posted 5 years ago. Edited by 为什么? (member) 5 years ago
You were fair. You mention the previous link. His link brought the subject up. Your thread here builds on the subject. No codes broken. Though not to see an apology would break a moral code; personally I believe one is in order on his part.
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