You Can Now Own a Super-Rare Nikkor 10mm Fisheye Lens With 180º Field of View for Only $10K
Are you a Nikon shooter? Do you have $10,000 laying around? Do you like to shoot REALLY wide?
If you answered ‘yes’ to all three of the above questions, I have good news for you. You can pick up your very own Nikkor 10mm f/5.6 Fisheye Lens on Ebay.
The lens is in mint condition, numbered 180470 and is just one of 480 of these lenses ever made. If you’re wondering just how wide this lens is, its field of view is 180º. That means with only two photos you could effectively have a 360º panorama.
To properly use the lens, you’ll have to use its dedicated viewfinder made specifically for the lens. Also, you’ll need to keep your camera’s mirror locked up due to how far the lens goes into the camera body.
Unsurprisingly, this lens wasn’t ever designed for your average photographer. Considering how distorted the image is, as well as its inconvenient workflow, this lens was mainly used for scientific purposes, such as measuring light inside of a building.
If you’re willing to shell out the $10,000, it can be all yours within a matter of a few weeks. Head on over to Ebay to check out the listing and ‘Buy It Now’ if you dare.
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