A giant Nikon lens that went on sale for u00a3100,000 has found a buyer, Amateur Photographer can reveal.rnPicture credit: Tony Hurst

The rare Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 has caused an internet sensation since its discovery was first reported by Amateur Photographer on Monday.

‘There has been an extraordinary amount of interest… The response has been incredible and keeps on going,’ said Gray Levett, co-founder of Grays of Westminster, the London store which sourced the lens overseas a few weeks ago.

Speaking today, Levett revealed that the photographic gem has been sold to an unnamed ‘private collector’ for the full £100,000 asking price.

Credited as the world’s most extreme wideangle lens to cover the 24x36mm image area, the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 was unveiled at the Photokina trade show in Cologne, Germany in 1970.

It is believed to be one of only a few hundred ever made.

  • Jonathan Lewis

    Would be very cool to see a photo taken with this lens. Do Grays have one they can share for AP to publish?

  • Andrew Houghton

    Chris Bonnington went up everest, nearly. Neil Armstrong wore an Omega Speedmaster on the moon in Area 51, and Austin Rover released the Allegro…..At least Nikon were doing something right. Oh and men had long hair and flares and looked like right Jessies.

  • BudH

    Share a photo taken with it.

  • Toni

    Good for them! Better than some New York outfit doing the deal. Christies, Sothebys and Grays! Love it.