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    Default Nikon 13mm f/5.6 Ai-S (The Holy Grail of Nikon)

    Hi to all, i was browsing thru ebay when i saw this:

    http://cgi.ebay.com.sg/Nikon-Ai-S-1-...item5644d1c6f1

    Dun think i would ever see this lens on sale so I'm quite surprised. To me, its far more rarer than the legendary noct-nikkor. Anyone interested can look at the review by Kenrockwell below:

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/13mm.htm

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    28k??!!! Damn.

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    A huge piece of glass costs a huge piece of bomb!

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    daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamn ex!!!! 28k can get lots of lens ah!!!!
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    oh. the widest distortion free lens. Didn't know anyone actually sell such rare lens. Nice find. You buying?
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    You mean rectilinear? A lens this wide can't be distortion free.

    Everytime I see one of these(and the asking proce) on eBay, I count myself lucky that Nikon makes a 14-24 f/2.8.

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    thats one big chunk of glass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    oh. the widest distortion free lens. Didn't know anyone actually sell such rare lens. Nice find. You buying?
    So ya sponsoring?

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    not exactly the widest.. sigma has the 12-24. widest prime though.. ever heard of the Nikkor 300 f/2, 1200-1700 f/5.6-8 or the zoomar 180 1.3?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    You mean rectilinear? A lens this wide can't be distortion free.

    Everytime I see one of these(and the asking proce) on eBay, I count myself lucky that Nikon makes a 14-24 f/2.8.
    Bro, there is also the Nikon 14/2.8

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    I accidentally clicked Buy It Now.

    Lucky still got the commit to buy button to save me.
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    That would be even more expensive than the noctilux f0.95 and f1 eh...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh
    That would be even more expensive than the noctilux f0.95 and f1 eh...
    It is only ex because they made so little of it. Market price should be 10+k.

    28k is just ridiculous.

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    This is really eyeopening
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowc View Post
    So ya sponsoring?
    let me get one for myself first
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    It is only ex because they made so little of it. Market price should be 10+k.

    28k is just ridiculous.
    for that kind of money, I rather get a digital medium format with an uwa lens.
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    moved to Nikon

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolthought View Post
    let me get one for myself first
    Thanks but i shoot macro most of the time so this lens is quite useless to me. Maybe can use as paperweight as it look quite heavy
    Also, don't forget to post some photos taken with the lens hor

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    It is only ex because they made so little of it. Market price should be 10+k.

    28k is just ridiculous.
    Not for those collectors...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh View Post
    Not for those collectors...
    Ya i agree. For those collectors with fat wallets and cash to burn, 28k is nothing.

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