AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Awesome Awesome Awesome
Great lens, excellent quality, sharp, would recommend to all.
July 30, 2010
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 13, 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 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