openPR Logo
Press release

Super Rare 13mm Nikkor Lens Used to Shoot Olympic Champion Pete

03-01-2013 03:16 PM CET | Advertising, Media Consulting, Marketing Research

Press release from:

/ PR Agency:
The extremely rare 13mm f/5.6 Nikkor lens

The extremely rare 13mm f/5.6 Nikkor lens

Commissioned by Nikon Owner magazine, portrait photographer and rising star, Felix Kunze, uses the extremely rare 13mm f/5.6 Nikkor lens fitted to a Nikon D800 on his shoot of double Olympic Gold Medalist, Pete Reed.
London - Nikon Owner magazine commissioned portrait photographer and rising star, Felix Kunze to shoot double Olympic Gold Medalist, Pete Reed at the prestigious Leander Club at Henley-on-Thames using the extremely rare 13mm f/5.6 Nikkor lens fitted to a Nikon D800.
The 13mm f/5.6 Nikkor ultra-wide-angle lens was introduced in March 1976 in a pre-AI type lens mount. This extraordinary lens was only ever available to special order. The 13mm f/5.6 covers an angle of 118º. It weighs in at 1200 grams and represents the widest rectilinear lens available for the 35mm format. It is 4 inches long (10.2cm), with an aperture range from f/5.6 to f/22.
It has 16 elements in 12 groups; the front element has a diameter of almost 11cm and is surrounded by a fixed 'petal' style lens hood. It has a floating rear element design, CRC close-range correction, a rectilinear element design for straight line rendition and can focus down to one foot. In 1977 the lens was updated to the AI standard, and in March 1982 the third version was introduced with the AIS type mount with four x 39mm (rear bayonet mount) filters: Skylight, Orange, Amber and Blue in a CL-14 case.
It was designed by Mr. Ikuo Mori of the 1st Optical Section, Optical Designing Department at Nikon Optical Japan. Apparently only about 350 of these lenses were ever made.
The location for the shoot was the prestigious Leander Club at Henley-on-Thames. The Leander Club is one of the world's oldest rowing clubs, an institution in itself and a hugely influential piece of British, International and Olympic history. Nestled by the finish line of the Henley Royal Regatta, it also occupies a prime spot next to the only straight stretch of the Thames anywhere. The shoot took place at dawn on a cold November day in 2012.
As well as his illustrious career in the Royal Navy, Pete is a double Olympic Gold Medalist in the Coxless Four (Rowing) from Beijing 2008 and London 2012. He also has the world’s largest recorded lung capacity at 11.68 litres.
"In order to capture the brilliance of this remarkable lens, one of the greatest Nikon has ever made, we needed a combination of a first class photographer like Felix Kunze, a remarkable sportsman like Pete Reed, a superb location like the Leander Club, and a gifted Director of Photography like Mark Gibson," said Gray Levett, Editor, Nikon Owner magazine.
The shoot is the cover story of Issue 41 of Nikon Owner magazine and a behind the scenes video of the shoot can be seen here:

About Nikon Owner magazine
Nikon Owner is a worldwide publication with the purpose of uniting Nikon owners and bringing them unique offers that will increase their skill and interest in photography and Nikon equipment. Nikon Owner is dedicated to bringing the reader all the latest news and authoritative product reviews on Nikon equipment by renowned photographer and best-selling author Simon Stafford. Also featured are reader portfolios and inspirational pictures from the world’s leading Nikon professionals. It offers a unique perspective on the history, latest releases and events that shape the Nikon world. Then too, there are interviews with some of the greatest names in photography such asNational Geographic legend Jim Brandenburg and Richard Young, the single most sought-after celebrity photographer in the world, as well as the much loved actor and keen photographer David Suchet CBE, best known as Agatha Christie’s suave Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.
Nikon Owner is unmissable reading for anyone who takes an interest in Nikon camera equipment. Our special features are filled with unrivalled, compelling writing and superb photography.

For further information, please contact:
Gray Levett
Nikon Owner magazine
40 Churton Street
+44 (0)20 7828 8971

Submitted By:

John Wood
East Grinstead West Sussex, UK

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Super Rare 13mm Nikkor Lens Used to Shoot Olympic Champion Pete here

News-ID: 253576 • Views: 6331

More Releases from

Gold on Gold: Double Olympic Gold Medalist, Pete Reed MBE, visits Grays of Westm …
The Olympic champion and dedicated Nikon user, Pete Reed, visits Grays of Westminster - something he has wanted to do for a long time. London - Double Olympic Gold Medalist (in the Coxless Four - Rowing) from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and keen Nikon user, Pete Reed, recently visited Grays of Westminster, the award-winning Nikon-only dealer in London. Grays of Westminster founder, Gray Levett said, "We were very honoured to be
Grays of Westminster announce their Grand Christmas Dinner with Mike Maloney at …
Prize draw: one lucky attendee will walk away with a brand-new pair of Nikon High-Grade 2012 Olympic binoculars worth £469.00, courtesy of Nikon UK! London, UK, November 07, 2012 -- Grays of Westminster are delighted to announce their Grand Christmas Dinner at The Institute of Directors (IoD), London on Friday, 7th December, 2012, 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. The guest speaker this year is Britain’s most highly awarded press photographer, Mike Maloney
Carl Freer, David Warnock and Simon Davies Resolve Their Legal Dispute and Annou …
Huntermay Announces Agreement that Affirms Mutual Commitment to the Future of Vision Recognition Software Development Los Angeles, CA, March 13, 2012 -- Carl Freer, David Warnock and Simon Davies have reached an amicable resolution to their differences. Huntermay, a corporate investigations and negotiations firm made this announcement today (7 March 2012). The parties have dismissed the lawsuits and withdrawn their respective allegations. Messrs Warnock and Davies have also agreed to terminate the
Filmfunds Acquires Duran Duboi us and 3D Liveflix, Places Bid on Duran Duboi Fra …
Filmfunds Prepares To Ask Millions of Movie Fans, “What Film Do You Want To See In 3D?” Los Angeles, CA, January 06, 2012 /PressReleasePing/ -- Having launched a production arm to help bring promising new films to market, FilmFunds today announced the acquisition of Duran Duboi US, an independent California-based company whose patented 3D LiveFlix technology, combined with FilmFunds’ own digital crowd-sourcing technology, will allow FilmFunds to poll public opinion on

All 5 Releases

More Releases for Nikon

Global Rifle Scopes Market 2019 - Bushnell, Leupold, Burris, Nikon
This new report by Eon Market Research, titled “Global Rifle Scopes Market 2019 Research Report, 2015 – 2025” offers a comprehensive analysis of Rifle Scopes industry at a global as well as regional and country level. Key facts analyzed in this report include the Rifle Scopes market size by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018 and forecast data 2019-2025. This report primarily focuses on the study
Global Industrial Radiography Equipment Market 2018 - Fujifilm, Nikon, Shimadzu, …
Eminent Market, recently published a detailed market research study focused on the "Industrial Radiography Equipment Market" across the global, regional and country level. The report provides 360° analysis of "Industrial Radiography Equipment Market" from view of manufacturers, regions, product types and end industries. The research report analyses and provides the historical data along with current performance of the global Industrial Radiography Equipment industry, and estimates the future trend of Industrial
Camera Market Overview 2018-2025: Nikon, Samsung, Canon, Sony, Pentax
The recent study on the Camera market offers vital figures on the Camera industry by different equipment, end-use and potential customers for the forecast period, 2018 to 2025. The study takes a closer look at the drivers including increasing number of regulatory approvals, growing demands and funds released for research and development. Download Sample Brochure of Camera Market spread across 111 pages, profiling 12 companies and supported with Tables
Camera Bags Market 2017 - TENBA, Canon, Lowepro, Nikon, Jenova, Sony
A market study based on the "Camera Bags Market" across the globe, recently added to the repository of Market Research, is titled ‘Global Camera Bags Market 2017’. The research report analyses the historical as well as present performance of the worldwide Camera Bags industry, and makes predictions on the future status of Camera Bags market on the basis of this analysis. Get Free Sample Copy of Report Here : Top Manufacturers
Global Fisheye Lens Market 2017-2022 Sigma, Canon, Nikon, Lensbaby
The latest report Fisheye Lens Market by QY Research added to it's database and brings to light the comprehensive study and factual information of global market. The report also provides the global market segmentation based on applications, end-users, technology, and geography. The Fisheye Lens research report offers a comprehensive assessment of the Fisheye Lens market and consists of historical data, scope, significant approaches and statistical data of the global market.
Global Mirrorless Cameras Market 2017 - Panasonic, SAMSUNG, Olympus, Nikon, Fuji …
Global Mirrorless Cameras Market 2017, presents a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Mirrorless Cameras market globally, providing basic overview of Mirrorless Cameras market including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure, Mirrorless Cameras Market report provides development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures. Mirrorless Cameras market size, share and end users are analyzed as well as segment markets