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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.
AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED 4.8 5 54 55
Awesome Awesome Awesome Great lens, excellent quality, sharp, would recommend to all. July 30, 2010
Excellent Product I am using this lens for quite some time now. I was astonished with the results.... July 28, 2015
A Lens for Creative Fun My decision to purchase this lens was the intention to just have fun with it. The images from a fisheye are so playful to begin with that its perspective isn't going to be as we see things normally. The 10.5mm f/2.8G has a minimum focus distance of just over an inch that I can get so close to my subject and let the horizon curve at the distance. The fast aperture is nice using available light when the sun is just beyond the horizon. Images comes out clear and sharp. The lens itself is small and light so is not tiring to use all day. I've had the 10.5mm f/2.8G a couple of years now and it has become more than what I expected to use it for. I used it during my travels at landmarks and was able to capture huge structures into frame while I was directly in front of one instead of at a far away distance. It was helpful covering corporate events to show the large attendance. My favorite though will have to be the fun using it to photograph my Pomeranian during our travels and adventure. I hope you have room in your camera bag for the 10.5mm f/2.8G to explore your creative possibilities and express your passion. July 12, 2015
Great almost fisheye... On a DX body minimal edge fall off, not the super wide angles of years ago however not the price of them. Anyone that needs the maximum wide angle for a DX body this is the lens. Nikon Qualify. I have used only Nikon product since 1964 and am a retired Medical Photographer. February 14, 2015
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 4, 2014
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is the lens compatible with the Nikon d5000

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Can anyone elaborate on why this lens is not compatible with the D5000? According to the article, the camera is a DX format and so is the lens. So why won't the lens autofocus on this camera?
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If you'd like to read more about which Nikon cameras work with which NIKKOR lenses, check out this article: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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This lens will not auto-focus with the D5000, but in all other functions it is compatible.
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what is the fov for the nikon D200

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I want to find out what the fov is when this lens is used with the D200. Thank you.

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Hi David.
DX Image sensor of D200 is 1.5 smaller than standard 35 mm film (or FX).
If you need to recalculate focus lens from DX format to standard 35 mm film (or FX) you need to multiply focus lens on 1.5.
For AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED in 35 mm film standard (or FX) it will be 15.75 mm.
Like the same standard for 35 mm AF Fisheye-NIKKOR 16mm f/2.8D

Good luck
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It would be the equiv. of approximately 52.5mm on film or full-frame because of the 1.5x sensor crop factor. It's a great walk-around and impromptu portrait lens.
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Maximum Angle of View (DX-format) 180°.
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Do any gelatin filters work with the DX Fisheye lens? Which ones are the most useful.

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I just purchased your 10.5 Fisheye for use with my D90 and D80 SLRs. I am not sure what gelatin filter(s) I might need or what size will fit into the lens. I noticed that Nikon has a series of color correction geletin filter available but it was not clear whether they were compatible with the DX Fisheye lens. I was thinking that a neutal gelatin filter might be useful.
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Gel filters will work with this lens. They mount at the rear of the lens 27mm x 27mm with 5mm clipped at the corners. This alas, will not protect the front lens element.
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You would need a large filter overlapping the lens by a cm or two. Conventional screw on filters would interfere with the edge of the image.
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The 10.5 will not take filters as the lens hood is built in so even if you could find one you would have great difficulty getting it to fit. Not to mention the vignetting that would be caused by such an extreme wide angle.
The colour correction filters you are talking about are for the SB flash units and are model specific, these are used to colour correct if need be and have no other use apart from that, they will definatley not fit on a lens.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3000?

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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon D3000?
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Yes. However, does not AF. Make sure your Fisheye lens has DX format.
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Won't autofocus on the D3000.
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So i dont need any rear lens filters when using the AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED?

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So basically i just attach the lens and shoot? no rear filters or anything?
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Come on Nikon Guys. The manual for the lens shows that you can cut a 27mm x 27mm gel filter and clipped the corners 5mm and insert in the rear gel filter holder. Works for me.
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Because of the design you cannot put filters on it anyway, so yes put the lens on a body and go take pictures..
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A rear lens filter cannot be attached to the AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 ED.
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Is the AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED compatible with my Nikon D60 DSLR?

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Wondering if the AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is compatible with my NIkon D60 DSLR and if so will it auto focus or will I have to manual focus? Having a hard time finding this information through the website so I thought I'd try here.

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It doesn't have a built in motor so it will not autofocus on the D60. It's a very cool lens though! I've included a shot my friend took for me w/ his D300 for reference.
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Hi Max

Sorry, but in Nikon D60 DSLR were is no internal AF motor, but you can use manual focus for AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED (all our functions will be supported).

If you want auto focus for Nikon D60 DSLR, you need to use lenses with internal AF motor.
Nikon lenses in the name must have AF-S or AF-I.
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Is the AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED compatible with my Nikon D40 DSLR?

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It is compatible in the fact that you can shoot with it, but it will not autofocus on the D40. The D40 has no AF motor built-in like the D90/D7000/D200 etc.
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Camera’s such as the D40 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Is AF DX Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 f/2.3GE ED compatible with D3000?

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To learn more about the types of NIKKOR lenses, and which will work with different Nikon D-SLR models, check out this article: http://www.nikonusa.com/Learn-And-E...
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Nikon offers two types of autofocus digital camera bodies: those with a built-in focus drive motor and those which require a lens to have a motor. Cameras such as the D3000 do not have a focus motor in it so they require the lens to have the focusing motor – an “AF-S” lens. While these bodies can use a lens with no focus motor (an “AF” lens) you would have to manually turn the focus ring to bring the subject in to sharp focus.
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Is this lens compatible with my Nikon D3100?

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I'm interested in purchasing this lens, but I'm not sure if it'll fit on my camera body.
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comaptible, but you won't get autofocus.
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Is this lens compatible with the Nikon N55 camera?

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If you are looking for a compatible Nikkor fisheye for your N55, this one will work: http://www.nikonusa.com/Nikon-Products/Product/Camera-Lenses/1910/AF-Fisheye-NIKKOR-16mm-f%252F2.8D.html
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No, its has no aperture ring so you cannot control the aperture and even if you put one on it would vignette considerably.
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