Weekly Nikon news flash #421

Another set of pictures from the current Nikon prototype cameras exhibition at the Nikon Museum.

→ Here's a historically significant find related to Nikon's ultra-wide lenses: the earliest known production version of the 13mm f/5.6 lens. Serial #175023 makes it the 3rd 13mm to roll off the production-line way back towards the end of 1975. Previous to this find, the earliest known 13mm was #175026, which sold on eBay back in 2013 for US$34,800.00 by a seller in Tokyo, Japan. This lens (175023) was found at the ICS Camera Fair, which is currently running in Tokyo. At this stage, prices are not known. (thanks Ron Volmershausen)

→ New set of Nikon School videos uploaded by Nikon Europe

→ Moose on the Nikon D500.

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  • Spy Black

    I was so hot for the 13mm as a kid. At one point I considered going on a minimalist subsistence just to save the money to buy it. 🙂 I’ll tell you one thing, it would never have sat in a box if I had.

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    That unpainted, final F4 prototype looks really sweet, while the 6×7 looks monstrously dangerous: those sharp edges could split a skull if dropped on someone!

  • Amir

    That f/5.6,compared to today’s f/1.8 reminds me of comparing Betamax video cassettes with micro-SD cards!

  • Amir

    Hey Admin! Weekend passed and you didn’t update your ‘Buying Guide’ section,as promised!I am watching you,my eyes on you!

    • Lol, weekend is still not over at my location (USA).

  • Spy Black

    I’m surprised they never released the16mm pocket camera in it’s time. I think it may have sold well.

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