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    Question what's the widest lens?

    saw in the forum there is 12mm, 10mm fisheye, is there a 5mm or 1mm lens?

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    As of today... the Sigma 12-24 is the widest non-fisheye lens (on 35mm film of course)
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    0mm? my eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icarus
    As of today... the Sigma 12-24 is the widest non-fisheye lens (on 35mm film of course)
    so, there is no such thing as a 5mm lens?

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    For 35mm film SLR, 8mm circular fisheye lens?

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    For DSLR, iPix 4.88m is the widest lens.
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    Nikon made a 6mm/2.8.......but don't ask for the price, size, weight........you would faint!

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    Eh...I thot a lot of phone cameras are 4.8mm f/2.8...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HotSpots
    Eh...I thot a lot of phone cameras are 4.8mm f/2.8...
    Like all in life and nature: everything is relative........

    it al depends what format the lens should cover: a 4.8mm lens for your HP, won't cover the CCD/CMOS of your digicam, nor the 35mm film........

    A 20mm lens for 35mm has the same field of coverage as a 60mm lens for the 4x5 filmsize........both lenses giving you the same image on the different filmsizes.

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    well.. for me, the widest non-fisheyes i have seen is the sigma 12-24, nikkor and tokina 12-24 also....

    the 8mm is a cir-fish-eye...

    the 12-24 is whao lao !!!!

    Nikkor has a 10.5 fisheye... heh.... tat one also can use for landscapes la. but then... u will need to test it out for urself.. but i have yet to test a 10.5 before... heard its a ulitimate poison...

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennyong
    Nikkor has a 10.5 fisheye... heh.... tat one also can use for landscapes la. but then... u will need to test it out for urself.. but i have yet to test a 10.5 before... heard its a ulitimate poison...
    Ha ha see this thread for the poison... So why resist?

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    The absolute widest lens ever produced:

    Nikon Nikkor Fisheye 6mm f2.8 and 6mm f5.6. The 6mm f.2 weighs a petite 5.6kg and has a 220 degree field of view, that's right folks, it takes shots that lie behind the image plane. It can only be used on a couple of Nikon (eg F2) bodies due to the extension back in the camera and shutter well.

    As for it's price, well I paid a significant 5 figure sum for mine some 20 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian
    The absolute widest lens ever produced:

    Nikon Nikkor Fisheye 6mm f2.8 and 6mm f5.6. The 6mm f.2 weighs a petite 5.6kg and has a 220 degree field of view, that's right folks, it takes shots that lie behind the image plane. It can only be used on a couple of Nikon (eg F2) bodies due to the extension back in the camera and shutter well.

    As for it's price, well I paid a significant 5 figure sum for mine some 20 years ago.
    any pics to show ?? would really be a eye opener for us ! 5.6 kg lens alone ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by poohbear
    any pics to show ?? would really be a eye opener for us ! 5.6 kg lens alone ...

    It's a conical block of metal with screw on metal caps for both front & rear.. Heh.. Handled my friend's 10mm OP Nikkor before.. Funky lense.. BUt also a very very expensive lense... Haha.. But it was focus-free.. Sharp from 0 to infinity.. Just set the aperture, frame the shot and fire the shutter...

    However, the lense requires the body to have mirror lock-up function since the rear sticks into the chamber. An external viewfinder is provided for framing..
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    Let me dig up my 6mm/2.8 lens.........its about 5.2 KG

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    Above are the shortest and longest focal lengths commercial lenses made by Nikon. They also made some telescopes.......

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    The Nikkor 10mm/5.6 OP-Fisheye is an interesting lens: ortographic projection of the image, subjects in the center are larger then on the edges.....it has an aspherical front element.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien
    Above are the shortest and longest focal lengths commercial lenses made by Nikon. They also made some telescopes.......

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    How about the 1200mm - 1700mm f5.6-8? Nikkor's longest non-reflex lense... Hehe...

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