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Nikon - 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor Lens
Quick Overview |
The first fisheye lens developed exclusively for use with Nikon DX Format.
* Ultra wide picture angle of 180° on DX sensor achieved by producing a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, lighter weight and optimal image quality from center-to edge-to-corner on the image.
* Equivalent to 16mm focal length on 35mm
* Minimum focus distance of 0.14m (5.5 in.), or 0.03m (1.2 in.) from the lens front, makes extreme close-ups possible
* Close-Range Correction (CRC) provides high performance for sharper images when taking pictures up close
* Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration
* Design enables a combination of wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for Nikon digital SLR camera sensors
* Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes
* Rounded diaphragm to make out-of-focus elements appear more natural
* G Type DX Nikkor is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
* Built-in Flower Type lens Hood
* Fully Compatible with D1, D1X, D1H, D2H and D100

SportsShooter Member Rating | 9.44
List Price | $780.00
More Information | http://www.samys.com/product.php?ItemNo=NIKO2148


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Derrick den Hollander Photographer
Adelaide | SA | AUSTRALIA
Comments | [01/23/07] This is indeed a unique lens to have in one's kit bag - it probably has a limited application, but for the right settings it does provide a unique perspective. I've found it most usefull for capturing large stadiums - I'm still searching for an effective software package that removes the distortion, but having said this, I like the effect it can provide. Tricky to use, you need to keep both eyes on the subject, as just looking through the lens you can walk into things that appear a few feet away. Touch wood, I have'nt stood on any toes yet. It's small, fast, and light enough to carry in your pocket for ready use. Not an everyday lens, but handy in the right scenarios.
Rating | 9

Sean Flanigan Student/Intern / Photographer
Federal Way | WA | United States
Comments | [02/27/06] I owned this lens for about a half year before selling it to aid my Leica glass cravings. Sharp, only problem I noticed was marginal CA, however it was to be expected at 10mm. The lens forced me to think a lot before using it. Not a practical piece of glass but, it does it's job.
Rating | 9

Erik Anderson Photographer
Lee's Summit | MO
Comments | [02/27/06] I'd wanted this lens ever since it came out, and when presented with a used copy in new condition, I jumped at it. Few can dispute the 'fun factor' of this lens as well as it's ability to turn out fantastic quality photos. I took several landscapes with it and was impressed. One downside is the de-fishing algorithm included with Capture. As mentioned, for straight sides, I used my 12-24 f4.
Rating | 9

Chris VanKat Student/Intern / Photographer
Lincoln | NE | USA
Comments | [06/09/05] This lens is by far the coolest thing that I own. It is so much fun and is crystal clear. It turns any photo into something original.
Rating | 10

Joseph Mugno Student/Intern
Rockville Centre | NY | United States
Comments | [06/05/05] Excellent lens...owned it for about a year before I went to Canon. Excellent quality...worked just like my 16mm fisheye but on a digital body!!!
Rating | 10

Michael Troutman Photographer
Carmel | CA | USA
Comments | [05/20/05] This is one of the coolest lenses *ever*! So what if it has some chromatic abberation when used with the D2X? This is a great lens every Nikon shooter should have. A must buy.
Rating | 10

Hassel Weems Photographer
Locust Grove (Atlanta) | GA | USA
Comments | [05/17/05] I bought mine used from the SportsShooter classifieds. It is great for what it does. It is small (about the same diameter as a 50 and just a little longer) so you can carry it with you for those few shots that work with a fisheye. I do not like the fisheye fix in Capture. If straight edges are what you want, I suggest going for the 12-24.
Rating | 9

Vasha Hunt Photographer
Opelika | AL | USA
Comments | [03/08/05] An excellent performer - bright and crisp. The Capture software fisheye converter works very well, with only slight loss of the frame edge. This lens opens up a lot of creative possibilities.
Rating | 10

Nic Hume Photographer / Photo Editor
Victoria | BC | Canada
Comments | [06/09/04] All I can say is wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Perhaps not the most practical lens in many circumstances, but it's sure as hell fun to play with. I got this at the same time as my 12-24/f4 and absolutely love it. Again, it requires a bit of thinking before use, but the results are phenomenal. As with any fisheye, there ARE problems with flare. All in all a good, fun lens :)
Rating | 9



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