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Nikonos Underwater Lenses Modified for DSLRs
By Joseph Tepper, March 4, 2013 @ 06:00 AM (EST)
Source: Andrej Belec Blog

Back when Nikonos RS lenses came out more than 20 years ago, they were revolutionary—offering high quality optics specifically for underwater photography in an amphibious form.

Unfortunately these lenses – in the 50mm f/2.8 macro, 28mm, 13mm fisheye, and 20-35mm variety – were discontinued shortly after and have never been compatible with the traditional Nikon F mount.

That is until underwater shooter Andrej Belec spent the last year working on a fix. He was finally able to get it to work with the 13mm fisheye and the zoom lens. Belec explains that while the mounts were essentially identical, getting the electronics to work together was a much bigger challenge.

And so we present, the first videos of a Nikonos RS lens fully functioning on a modern Nikon DSLR: 

 

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