Sunex SuperFisheye 5.6mm (This is a solid chunk of aluminium and glass)
Sunex SuperFisheye lens is a new type of fisheye lens developed exclusively for digital SLR cameras using APS-C or DX format imagers. Unlike other fisheye lenses, Sunex SuperFisheye forms a complete circular image within the camera imager area. It captures a field of view 185° in a single shot. This high quality, yet simple-to-use lens features an optimized fixed aperture and focus to achieve the best image quality for panoramic photography. This lens is designed using the state of art optical design software taking advantage of newly available high-index glasses to achieve sharp image from center to edge. BBAR coatings are applied to all air-glass interfaces to keep the overall flare/ghosting at a minimum.
Focal length 5.6mm
Fixed aperture F/5.6, optimized for both indoor and outdoor uses.
185° field of view
Image circle: ~14.5mm
Fixed focus with a depth of field: ~0.5m to infinity with one pixel blur.
Size: ~70mmx90mm (dia x length)
Weight: 500 g
Panoramic rotator, universal.
Panoramic rotator is designed exclusively for Sunex SuperFisheye lenses for making 360° immersive images from 2, 3 or 4 shots. This versatile and user-friendly rotator has 4 detent positions (0°, 120°, 180° and 240°). Its kinematic mount design positions the lens nodal point precisely on the axis of rotation. No special tool is required to engage or dis-engage the lens. Typical applications include real estate sales, hotel and convention exhibits and security/surveillance applications.
4 detent positions (0°, 120°, 180° and 240°)
Kinematic mounting ring for Sunex Superfisheye lens.
Tripod screw interface: 1/4” and 3/8”.
Weight: 560 g
This kit is getting very hard to find. Secondhand ones are far and few between.
Cost when new (+- 10 years ago) was $800.00 (Excluding shipping and customs tax)
The Rotator (+- 10 years ago) was $300.00 (Excluding shipping and customs tax)
That’s $1100.00 (+- R15 600.00) - Excluding shipping and customs tax. (That’s 10 years back!!).
By all accounts this lens kit is no longer available from new stock. The lens has no moving parts, so can last an indefinite time with basic care.
Please note that this kit is in exceptional condition, and could be described as near to new condition.
Unfortunately the plastic lens cap has gone missing, but extra care has been taken to protect the glass.
If you have ever been interested in doing 360’s (rotator ensures perfect nodal point) or just need a 5.6mm lens for fun and crazy shots, then this kit is for you.
Sunex Lens case and original boxes are included.
A full review can be read here: https://kenrockwell.com/sunex/super-fisheye.htm
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