Nikon has always delivered quality products in order to make up with needs of photographers all around the world. In the year 1970 Nikon introduced “220 º fisheye Nikkor”, a lens so big that it could cover 24 x 36mm image area. The lens is a rare piece and is found to be worth $160,000.
The fisheye lens was unveiled by Nikon in Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany and is still recognized as world’s most extreme wide angle lens. The lens covers an angle of 220º through twelve elements in nine groups optic. Total weight of fisheye is 5.2kg, length 171mm long and a diameter 236mm. Features of the lens are quiet astonishing but the lens is only one of the few pieces manufactured at that time.
Grays of Westminster is a dealer for Nikon products, and this fisheye lens is placed there on sale for a big amount of $160,000, but as the quality and rarity of the lens denotes, the amount is worth spending. The lens comes in a luxurious metallic case.
220 º fisheye Nikkor lens was specially built for scientific, industrial purposes and special effects when shooting portraits, interiors, architecture etc. Distance up to which the lens was able to shoot was varied from 0.25m to infinity. Filters included a built in skylight, medium yellow, deep yellow, orange and red.