Ultra-Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 “˜Holy Grail’ Lens $33,000 on eBay

Nikkor 13mm F5.6 lens eBay

For those who’ve questioned the aperture speed and price of the recently released $1,000 Voigtlander 10mm F5.6 fullframe E-mount lens, here’s your chance to own an ultra-rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 “˜Holy Grail’ Lens for a mere $33,000 on eBay.

From 1976-1998, long before Voigtlander’s 10mm F5.6 became the word’s widest rectilinear fullframe lens, this massive 2.6 pound Nikkor 13mm F5.6 held the title. A mere 350 Nikkor 13mm F5.6 were produced earning it the nickname as the “˜Holy Grail’ of wide angle lenses.

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Nikon 13mm f/5.6 AI-S Lens Specs:

Suggested Retail Price (1979): $8,229
Current eBay Price: $33,000 (or best offer)
Focal Length: 13mm
Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/22
Camera Mount: Nikon F-mount (Full-Frame)
Angle of View: 118° (on Full-Frame cameras)
Minimum Focus Distance: 12″ (0.3m)
Elements/Groups: 16/12
Diaphragm Blades: 7
Autofocus: No
Filter Thread: None
Size: 3.93 x 4.53″ (100mm x 115mm)
Weight: 2.6 pounds (42.3 oz / 1.2 kg)
Availability: Only 350 lenses ever made – Get yours NOW!

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Voigtlander 10mm f/5.6 Aspherical E-mount Lens Specs:

Current Retail Price (2016): $999
Focal Length: 10mm
Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/22
Camera Mount: Sony E-mount (Full-Frame)
Angle of View: 130° (on Full-Frame cameras)
Minimum Focus Distance: 11.81″ (30 cm)
Elements/Groups: 13/10
Diaphragm Blades: 10
Autofocus: No
Filter Thread: None
Size: 2.67 x 2.91″ (67.8mm x 73.8mm)
Weight: 13.09 oz (371 g)
Availability: In stock & shipping in the USA!

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1 thought on “Ultra-Rare Nikon 13mm f/5.6 “˜Holy Grail’ Lens $33,000 on eBay”

  1. Thanks for keeping this all in perspective, with the comparison. To be honest I didn’t pay much attention to this new Cosina lens. But now that you pointed out that it was rectilinear, I’m suddenly very interested. Nice to have another native lens in the FE bag of tricks.

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