The Nikon Cloud Camera. It was the first fisheye to enter in real production
The Nikon Fisheye Camera was produced in a very limited number of 30 units. 8 were for the Japanese Meteorological Service, the others for the Ministry of Defense and NHK, but was really renowned for its performances. Its lens design, coming from the german AEG 17mm lens, was the base for the first of the F-mount Fisheye nikkors, the 1962 8mm f/8La Nikon Fisheye Camera fu prodotta in appena 30 esemplari (8 destinati al Servizio Meteorologico giapponese ed i restanti 24 al Ministero della Difesa ed all’NHK) ma le sue particolari prestazioni la resero famosa; soprattutto, il suo obiettivo derivato dal progetto AEG di metà anni ’30 servì come base per progettare il primo dei celeberrimi Fisheye-Nikkor per il corredo Nikon F: l’8mm f/8 del 1962.
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