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D80 Teardown

Taking apart electronics is a always a trick subject.  Firstly, why are you taking it apart, is it broken and you’re trying to fix it, or do you want to see the insides of it?  Are you alright not being able to put it back together?  Is it yours?

Well, Jon at Prime Studios recently was hit with a broken Nikon D80 DSLR, and he answers the questions above in the first 30 seconds of the video below.  Yes, it is a long video coming in at over 15 minutes, but if you’re interested in what makes up the camera, then take a gander at the video below.

There are a surprisingly large amount of screws holding the plastic body to the innards.  Also, that fish-eye lens close to the back of the desk bothers me, it should not be there, it should be away.  I do like his carelessness attitude towards taking it apart, it is broken after all.  This isn’t really a video to explain to you how the camera works, it’s more to just show you what’s inside it, and how difficult it is to take it apart.

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The Widest Lens in The World


For the low, low price of $79,995.00 you can what is the widest lens ever produced (on the 35mm format), the Nikon 6mm 2.8.   This massive lens has a field of view of 220°.  For reference a human eye has almost 180°.  A standard portrait (taken at 55mm), usually has 76° field of view.  That means that the lens can see behind itself.  Let that sink in for a bit.

The lens was only ever a special order, and it’s original purpose was for scientific expeditions of Antarctica, so scientists could take pictures of the sky, and the horizon at the same time.  I wish they would digitize some of those

Here’s a video of the unboxing of one.  It’s not a true unboxing, because this lens hasn’t been made in 30 years, but the unboxing of a Fed-Ex delivery of one.  Still, it’s pretty amazing to see this next to a person.

And here’s another video of the lens actually in use, you can see that it can see behind you:

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