Alternative to the Nikon 6mm fisheye?

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fpapp Senior Member • Posts: 1,610
Re: Alternative to the Nikon 6mm fisheye?

NFE wrote:

ovrebekk wrote:

fpapp wrote:

NFE wrote:

This won't help, but there actually was a non-AI 6mm f/5.6 fisheye with a 220-degree view. Only 209 were made and it's extremely rare. Diameter was 9 cm and and weight 440g. Cost is probably out of this world.

That lens also requires a body with mechanical mirror lockup, so it's a nogo on any digital body.

Would that be the same on a Z series mirrorless camera?

It might actually work with a FTZ adapter since there wouldn't be a mirror in the way.

Absolutely! The imaginary mirror will be shattered, utterly ruining the camera.

Anyway, most of the better Nikon DSLRs actually do have mechanical mirror lockup. The problem is that the lens is non-AI and would damage the camera unless it's a Df. Yes, it should be possible to use it on a Df.

There are no Nikon DSLR's (and the F6) which have a mechanical mirror lockup, they have an electronic mirror lockup. If you use the MLU setting on a DSLR, the mirror comes down after taking the picture. Because the back of this lens protrudes into the mirror box, trying to mount and use this lens would damage the camera!

You need a camera with an actual mechanical (non electronic) mirror lockup lever such as the F, F2, F3, F4, F5.

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