The 6mm f/2.8 Nikkor lens weighs 11.46 pounds, is 9.29 inches in diameter and some 6.73 inches in length (Photo credit: Tony Hurst)
The 220° super wide angle, f/2.8 to f/22 aperture lens is said to have stunned attendees when it was introduced at the 1970 Photokina show in Cologne, Germany (Photo credit: Tony Hurst)
Grays of Westminster has just sold an enormous and rare Nikkor fisheye lens (through which this photo was taken) for the equally gargantuan price of £100,000, to an unnamed overseas collector (Photo credit: Michael Eleftheriades)
It's getting rarer these days to find the kind of specialist shops that have so much stock from years gone by that they're more like a mini-museum than a retail outlet. Grays of Westminster is just such an emporium. Exclusively dealing in products spanning the whole history of the Nikon Corporation, the award-winning central London curiosity shop managed to generate a huge online buzz this week by announcing the sale of an exceptionally rare monster of a wide-angle Nikkor lens for an equally gargantuan price of £100,000 (US$162,312).
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