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Rex914
11-11-2005, 10:33 PM
As a counterpart to the longest lens (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14024), I'm posting what I think is the shortest (in focal length) lens.

This lens is the Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 Fisheye lens. It's such a wide lens that it can see behind itself!

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/fisheyes/6mmview.jpg

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/fisheyes/6mmf28optic.jpg

5.2 kg, .236 m diameter

• Amazing picture angle of 220° - 40° wider than standard fisheye lenses - produces circular image on the film.
• Close focusing down to 0.25m (0.9 ft.).
• Convenient operation, thanks to a cantilevered lens stand/tripod mounting socket which supports both camera and lens.

Here's a size comparison with the entire Nikon lens family. It's in the lower right corner.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/zoomsMF/12001700groupview.jpg

That huge white lens is Nikon's 2000mm mirror lens, and the really long one is Nikon's 1200-1700 f/5.6-8 lens which I believe is still manufactured.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/zoomsMF/12001700mmview.jpg

K1W1
11-12-2005, 03:15 AM
Gee if I had one of them long things I'd be a good ......
(photographer of course!)
:D