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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.
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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
Fifty Year Wait I've wanted a Fisheye for fifty years when I had my first Nikon, a Nikkorex-F. I've had this lens now for over a year and have had so much fun using it with my D800E, as it opens so many opportunities for creative perspective. Unlike the original Fisheye with a circular image, this Fisheye completely fills the FX frame and does so with outstanding sharpness. If you are careful with composition, lines can be controlled in a very reasonable manner. Images produced with this lens are truly unique. This truly is an outstanding Nikkor lens and is fast becoming one of my favorites. One criticism for Nikon though is the terrible front lens cap that is so easily dislodged. Nikon can do far better in redesigning this front lens cap. August 14, 2014
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
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I have a D5100. I purchased a fisheye 16mm f2.8D AF. I am having a hard time getting the auto focus to work?

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You will not be able to auto focus with the 16mm F2.8D AF, as the D5100 does not have an internal focus motor and the lens doesn't have a motor. Really you need AF-S (current) or AF-I lenses (older but with a motor), not AF lenses (available but unable to autofocus with D40/D40x/D60/D3000/D5000/D3100/D5100). You can get lenses from third party manufacturers such as Sigma and Tamron which also have motors in their lenses but you need to check the individual lens. Here is more from the Nikon website: http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/16436/~/what-lenses-can-i-use-on-the-nikon-d5100,-d5000,-d3100,-d3000,-d60,-d40x,-and and here is a list of lenses that I have found which are a good guide as to what will work with your camera: http://sincerityboy.blogspot.co.uk/2010/02/nikon-d5000-compatible-lenses.html
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is the lens compatible with the d3000?

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will it autofocus? or will it just work on manual?
 
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Manual focus only
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Is it compatible with D600?

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is it compatible w/ D7000?

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Aperture is controlled with the camera not the aperture ring,
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will this lens work with a D50?

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Also if I were to upgrade the D50 what would be a good suggestion?
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Yes, AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D works with D50. However you will not be able to manually change the aperture using the aperture ring on the lens. You will need to lock the lens on the minimum aperture, and use the exposure compensating button and the camera command dial to change the aperture.
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With FT1 adapter it will work manual focus only. Here is the compatibility chart
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/acil/lenses/mount_adapter_ft1/compatibility.htm
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Is this compatible with Nikon DX D3100 ?

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It will work but no autofocus, neither the lens or the camera have a focus motor.
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Auto Focus

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Will this lens auto-focus or is it manual only?
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The AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D will auto focus when attached to a camera with an auto focus motor.
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Will this work with my Nikon D5300?

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I'm totally new to the whole photography field!
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Yes but will be manual focus only
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