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Fun and compact fisheye lens for DX-format cameras

AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8
This compact and lightweight fisheye lens makes anything you shoot more interesting. With its frame-filling 180° angle of view and unique bending effects, every scene and subject will take on new dimensions through the viewfinder. Achieve great low-light results with its fast f/2.8 maximum aperture, and get as close to your subjects as 1.2-in. (3-cm) with edge to edge sharpness in every shot.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
CRC (Close Range Correction) System
 AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8

Freedom from visual boundaries

Frame-filling 180° viewing angle

The AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED achieves an ultra-wide picture angle of 180° on DX-format cameras while remaining compact and lightweight. Its unique fisheye bending effect with edge-to-edge sharpness opens up entirely new compositional possibilities. Try different viewpoints and angles to turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary photographs. And with a minimal focus distance of just 1.2-in. (3-cm), you can get an entirely new perspective on just about any subject.

Nikon-quality fisheye images

Designed for creativity and performance

With a rounded diaphragm that makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural, a built-in flower-type lens hood and a 16mm equivalent focal length, the AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is optimized for DX-format Nikon D-SLR cameras. Its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures superior sharpness and color, and Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance when taking pictures up close.
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Glass
An optical glass developed by Nikon that is used with normal optical glass in telephoto lenses to obtain optimum correction of chromatic aberrations.
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. With CRC, the lens elements are configured in a "floating element" design wherein each lens group moves independently to achieve focusing. This ensures superior lens performance even when shooting at close distances. The CRC system is used in fisheye, wide-angle, micro and selected medium telephoto NIKKOR lenses.
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Awesome Awesome Awesome Great lens, excellent quality, sharp, would recommend to all. July 30, 2010
Stadium Lens Requirement Below is a photo I took with the Nikon 10.5mm "fisheye" lens in the press box of the home of the Boston Red Sox--Fenway Park. This lens has amazing resolution and infinite depth of field, even at large apertures. The railing near my feet and the center field scoreboard are equally in focus. This image was taken with a Nikon D200 camera body at a shutter speed of 1/125 of a second (hand held), an aperture of f/4, an ISO of 400, Auto White Balance, and Center Weighted Metering. November 3, 2014
Great fun lens I'm a big fan of wide and ultra wide angle lenses, and always wanted a linier fisheye for that something extra. This lens delivers. Super sharp, with amazing DOF. I can put it in my pocket when I walk around for that different perspective so it usually comes along when I go out to shoot. I often use it vertically for doorways, windows and buildings. the fisheye effect can be easily corrected in Capture NX2 for great ultra wide shots if desired. February 1, 2014
Fun and useful lens I always wanted a fisheye, but dropping close to seven hundred bucks on a lens that would only be used occasionally made me hesitate. When I finally decided to drop the hammer (and the credit card) I decided that if I bought it, I would make sure to use it often. I use only prime lenses on my D7000, I started photography back in the '70s when zooms were not that good, and when I go out to shoot I only use the one lens on my camera. The go-to lens is the 35 f1.8 and my second one is the 85 f3.5 micro. Once a while I mount the 50 f1.8. When I got the fisheye I started to go out with it and try to get creative. Creative I got. I have taken some amazing photos with this lens. As a food blogger I have used it for food, sushi especially looks good with a fisheye, and restaurant interiors. One thing, the lens allows you to get so close that I got food on it once. Winter scenes are cool and it has given some neat shots at the beach. The lens is solid and well-made with plenty of glass and metal. It has a smooth feel and balances well on the D7K. The fisheye effect can be minimized by centering the horizon and you can make some amazing panoramic photos that way. The effect can be exaggerated by angling up or down. I've made the grill of my Mustang look like it was smiling by hitting the right perspective. The color at the edges is more intense and blue skies look like I used a polarizer, which I like. Overall, this is an amazing lens and a fun tool. If you buy it, make sure you use it often. January 17, 2014
fun lens one of my favorite lens. very sharp and you can get creative with this beauty. even though it's not always used I will never sell this lens. January 12, 2013
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Is this lens compatible with my Nikon D200?

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Yes. AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is fully compatible with D200.
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Can I put this lense on a D3200 and will it work with the camera?

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It will work but manual focus only, neither camera or lens have built in focus motors.
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This lens on a D800?

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Want to use this lens for VR walkthroughs.
How well does this lens preform on a D800 & what do I need to know to make it work correctly?
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I don't think you will be happy, even though the D800 will go into DX crop mode, the corners will have black edges and the viewfinder image size will be small and mp will drop to 15.3 in jpeg. I think you would be happier with the AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D. Same field of view (180 degrees), and just a few hundred dollars more new. Plenty of used ones around.
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Nikon 10.5mm vs 16mm fisheye?

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I own the 10.5mm DX fisheye but have recently gone to a full frame Df body and see that it does not cover the full image area. If anything the lens is still usable but the image area has less resolution than just using my old D200.. I really enjoyed the odd perspective and sharpness it provided for my D200. You could get an inch away from your subject... and there was a definite bulbous/fishy quality to the distortion. How different or similar is the 16mm on a full frame sensor? Can you focus as close? If you can't I read online you can remove the rear filter to get closer? Is the bulbousness/distortion similar or more subdued? Thanks!
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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. 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. The AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED achieves an ultra-wide picture angle of 180° on DX-format cameras while remaining compact and lightweight. Its unique fisheye bending effect with edge-to-edge sharpness opens up entirely new compositional possibilities. Try different viewpoints and angles to turn ordinary scenes into extraordinary photographs. And with a minimal focus distance of just 1.2-in. (3-cm), you can get an entirely new perspective on just about any subject. With a rounded diaphragm that makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural, a built-in flower-type lens hood and a 16mm equivalent focal length, the AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is optimized for DX-format Nikon D-SLR cameras. Its Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass ensures superior sharpness and color, and Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance when taking pictures up close.
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This fisheye can be mount in a D90 câmera?

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I want to shot surf in the water
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Yes, D90 has built in screw drive to auto focus lens.
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Will the Auto focus work with a 2013 d3200? It came with a DX 18-55 kit lens.

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I was thinking since it came with a "DX" lens it should work with this DX lens right?
 
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No it will not autofocus, neither the lens or camera have built in focus motors.
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is this lens fully automatic with my d5300

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No, manual focus only, you need lenses with AF-S or AF-I designation as neither the lens or the camera have built in focus motors
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I see that the AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is compatible w/ the D3100, but only w/ manual focus. What's the alternative if I need autofocus?

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Note: My camera will be in an underwater housing and I need the autofocus capability on a fisheye lens. Any other suggestions are much appreciated! Thank you, Jenny
 
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AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is compatible with the D3100 however you will have to manually focus. The AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D also is compatiblw with the D3100 however it will have to be manually focused. The two fisheye lenses that are listed would both have to be manually focused with the D3100.
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Is this lens compatible with a D5200?

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Yes but will be manual focus only.
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