what's the widest 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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Eh...I thot a lot of phone cameras are 4.8mm f/2.8... :what:
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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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? :bsmilie:
 

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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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Ian said:
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 :bigeyes: ...
 

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any pics to show ?? would really be a eye opener for us ! 5.6 kg lens alone :bigeyes: ...

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

HS

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

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