The images above and the featured image are by courtesy of Photografica DK, where the lenses appeared on the market in Europe in 2023.
This magnificent lens, this “Goliath Nikkor” surfaced in the web a few years ago, thanks to Fatali Lens Vault. As far as I can understand it is a fixed aperture cine lens made for 70mm format, it was used both as a taking lens and a projection lens for iMax immersive theatres. It’s based on 6mm f2.8 scheme, but not having the needs to be mounted on a reflex camera it can retain its 220° on a bigger image circle. That means a longer focal lenght.
No image here is mine, I wanted to collect all information available on the web here in the same place, all the souces are linked too.
- Marco Cavina article on NOC Sensei
- Erik Lund post on Nikongear
- su Fotografia Moderna
- Japan camera hunter