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The ultimate fisheye lens for ultra-wide-angle perspectives

If you’ve ever worried that a fisheye lens will spend more time in your lens bag than on your camera, just look at the stunning photos taken by the AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D. Its unique yet versatile 16mm perspective and supreme optical performance brings a new angle to landscapes, architecture, interiors—even close-ups. Compact, lightweight and fast enough for low-light shooting, the AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D will inspire new views of your world.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
Super Integrated Coating

Spectacular new perspectives

Frame-filling 180° viewing angle

Put on the AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D and watch nearly every setting or space open up to a stunning new view. Achieve dramatic 180-degree fisheye coverage with edge-to-edge sharpness, even at the lens’ widest f/2.8 aperture setting. From lanscapes and action to architecture and interiors, the AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D delivers consistently spectacular images.

Stellar optical characteristics

Designed for creativity and performance

The technology behind the AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D assures that every image will meet and exceed your expectations as a photographer. Close-Range Correction (CRC) system enables closer-than-typical focusing—as close as 0.8-ft from your subject. Nikon's Super Integrated Coating (SIC) minimizes flare and ghosting while providing rich color balance and contrast. Create stellar images, even in demanding shooting situations.
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
The Close-Range Correction (CRC) system is one of Nikon's most important focusing innovations, for it provides superior picture quality at close focusing distances and increases the focusing range.
Super Integrated Coating
Super Integrated Coating
Nikon Super Integrated Coating is Nikon's term for its multilayer coating of the optical elements in NIKKOR lenses.
AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D 4.8 5 16 16
Great effect - Great lens I am amazed every time I use this lens. I keep this lens tucked in my bag for almost every outing. Sometimes I find myself surrounded by closed in spaces or an area that has converging lines.This is when I bring this lens out it makes these spaces open up and provide a spectacular effect. The lens is a fish eye so straight lines curve and with a tillt of the lens will add drama to the photo. This lens is sharp and easy to use. The small light lens makes it a welcome addition to any camera bag. Best used on FX cameras. August 1, 2010
This lens is very great. i liked using it. it has very good fisheye quality September 14, 2012
Wonderful lens I purcahsed this lens mainly to shoot the Aurora Borealis but find my self using it for many other applications. The lens is tack sharp and works well for shooting groups indoors. There are several software packages that allow you to flatten the image it you do not like the "fish eye" look. The only complaint I have with the 16mm is the lens cap which does not fit well and you will loose it if you do not take some measure not to. I use a couple of small pieces of gaffers tape to keep it in place. It would be nice if Nikon would fix this. August 5, 2012
5 stars been hesitant about purchasing a fisheye as it always seem more of a gimick than a tool. I have found it to be a great tool in the lens and creative arsenal. Very surprising results with landscapes as well as interesting results shooting golf courses and action. Tack sharp with tremendous clarity in depth of field if desired May 24, 2011
I can't believe it's a fisheye? I've been involved with Nikon equipment for a long time. My favorite lens is my 16 mm fisheye. I purchased it used in NYC back in the 80's. I even use my fisheye as a trade mark for some wedding shots for clients. Five of the photographs displayed were taken with my D700 & Nikkor 16 mm Fisheye. The Wedding photograph was taken with my D200 & Nikkor 10.5 mm Fisheye. April 19, 2011
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How can I use rear ND filters on this lens?

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Am I able to cut ND filters from gelatin sheets (such as Kodak Wratten) into circular pieces and place these inside the supplied rear bayonet filters supplied with this lens? I have noticed there is a small screw on the filter, is this there for this purpose?
Would there be any problems with ghosting/flare/internal reflections using this method?
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Keith,,the filter IS on the back,,it looks like part of the lens but is there
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KiethD, the lens is meant to have an unusual bayonet filter attached to the back, as standard. Without a basic UV one it can't focus proper to infinity. Strange but true.
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*supplied
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Filters are not supplies with the lens as there is no way to attach them.
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Compairsion Fisheye 16mm f 2.8 X Wide Angle 14 / 24mm f 2.8...

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Do they give me the same range of focal length, while i'm setting both of them in 16 mm?
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Ok,

Thank you for answer me, only one more question, does Nikon make or provide any fish eye lens adapter with 8mm or 10mm range @f 2.8?
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A fisheye lens features an ultra-wide angle of view that bends and distorts the subject matter as it reaches the edges of the frame. Check out the attached sample image from the AF-Fisheye Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 lens or visit the following page on Nikonusa.com for more sample images.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...

The AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED is a high-performance, ultra-wide angle lens without the fisheye distortion. Product information and sample images for this lens can be found here:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...
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There is no need to compare a fisheye lens and a wide angle lens. The images do not look the same.
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Looking for a fixed lens for a D 90 that will give equivalent view to a 24mm wide angle in 35mm format.
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I have used this lens on the D90. It has much less distortion on the edges.
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No, but if you have Nikon Capture NX2 it has a feature that will correct the fisheye effect so that it appears normal.
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Circular Polarizing Filter??

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Is there any possible way a circular polarizing filter can be used, even in a makeshift way, with this lens?
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Anything you place in front of this lens will result in very distracting vignetting.
Actually, it will be severe vignetting. You would likely get the same usable image with a 24mm or 28mm lens, but across more area of the sensor.
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No, image would be terrible.
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is it possible to fit this fisheye lens with Screw in Filters of 77mm Diameter?

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It may be possible but it is definitely not recommended on a 180 degree view fisheye.
This lens is designed to use bayonette, rear-attached filters.
These rear-attached filters are required for use and come in a set of 4.
If you do not have one installed you WILL have issues with edge sharpness and focusing.
As far as I know the only source of these filters is Nikon.

Good luck!!!
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No, this lens does not accept screw in filters. This lens will accept gel filters which are held in a clip at the rear. The lens must be removed from the camera to change these filters.
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If you want your landscapes to have a fish eye look then yes it would be ok, I doubt they will look 'fake' more like look a bit odd as fish eyes are not generally used for landscapes.
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Your concerns are correct, you would be better served with the 16-35 f/4 or if your budget allows the 14-24 f/2.8.
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will the fisheye leanse work with the nikon 1v2 camera

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Here is a list of compatible f mount lenses that require ft-1 adapter for use on Nikon 1 cameras
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/lenses/mount_adapter_ft1/compatibility.htm
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Yes. AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D can be use with Nikon 1V2, but you will need the FT-1 Mount Adapter.

FT-1 mount Adapter Link:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Pr...

Current line up of SLR lenses compatible with FT-1 Mount Adapter:
http://support.nikonusa.com/app/ans...
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Is the 16mm compatible with my D800?

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Yes it is
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Fully compatible.
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is this lens compatible with the d5000?

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yes but will be manual focus only.
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What is the difference between D and ED?

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"D" lenses (which all current Nikkors are) transmit focused distance information to the exposure system for more accurate exposure. "ED" lenses contain Extra-Low Dispersion glass for better color and contrast.
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