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New Cycling February 1969 - SunTour advert

New Cycling February 1969 - SunTour advert main image

What a fantastic advert! The late 1960s and early 1970s were the salad days of the Japanese fish-eye lens with Nikon notably launching their classic 8mm f2.8 (non-mirror up) lens in 1970. Perhaps this photographer had an early example - or perhaps he or she was using an earlier version and frantically messing with the mirror lock.

As some blathering idiot once wrote in one of those dreary amateur photography magazines: “with a fish-eye lens you can view the earth from space standing right where you already are”. Jack Schmitt and the rest of the crew of Apollo 17 may disagree.


New Cycling February 1969 - SunTour advert main image
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