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Preposterously large and rare Nikon 6mm f/2.8 lens for sale in London

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A rare and ridiculously sized Nikon 6mm lens, intended for scientific use, has turned up for sale secondhand in a London photography shop.

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An exceptionally rare and equally large Nikon lens has turned up for sale in London. The 11.5 pound, 6mm f/2.8 lens has a 220 degree viewing angle, a 24x36mm image area, and was intended for "scientific and industrial purposes". According to The British Journal of Photography, the lens was originally announced at the 1970 Photokina photography trade show, strictly made-to-order, and went into limited production in 1972. It is currently for sale for £100,000, or roughly $161,210, on the Grays of Westminster website. That's a small price to pay for a lens that can clearly see into your very soul.