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  1. #1 FS: Nikon 6mm f5.6 220 fisheye Nikkor (the widest lens ever made) 
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    This is one of the rarest and most sought after lenses in the world. The 6mm Nikkor is the widest 35mm lens ever designed with a 220 angle of view it actually sees behind it's self. Originally developed for arctic sky surveys the lens was hand made by Nikon (Nippon Kogaku) for these special applications. Although there were around 300 of the big brother f2.8 6mm made there are estimated to only be 100 or less of the f5.6 version making this possibly the rarest series production Nikkor ever.

    Ok on to this particular example, the body of this lens in very good shape, the filters all rotate and engage properly and the aperture is authoritative and precise. However there are some issues to be noted about the optics. There is some remnants of fungus on the internal elements of this lens as well as some other small imperfection (visible at 6:00 in the first photo). The good news is I had this lens evaluated by Duclos Lenses, a premier optical house for Hollywood cinema lenses and they said they couldn't detect any effect on the image from these imperfections. This lens has a protruding rear element and does not mount on the S35 Red Nikon mount. I suspect it will work with the VV mount and sensor and possibly 3rd party mounts on the S35 bodies using the Leica OLPF but I have not had a chance to test it so I can't guarantee any of that. It will mount on most full frame DSLRs with the mirror pushed up and should mount on most full frame mirrorless cameras with adapters, provided it clears the internals. I have only tried this on Nikon D3 bodies and the Sony A7rII so mounting on any other camera will be at your own risk. It's also important to understand that this lens is fixed focus from a few feet to infinity. There are some mirrorless adapters (not included) that can allow for closer macro focus.

    What's included in the sale:
    6mm Nikkor lens
    Metal front cap
    Plastic rear cap
    Pelican case with fitted foam

    $3600 PM for inquiries.
    I will only ship this lens insured, buyer agrees this is an AS IS sale.







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    Make me an offer, would trade for a PL mount 28mm Zeiss Standard speed, maybe CP or Sigma.
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    Dropped to $3600
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