AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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This ultra-wide-angle, frame-filling fisheye, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, delivers incredible images with a 180-degree angle of view.
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AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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I have used this once since acquiring last year. It take some practice to become adept and using a fisheye. Last October pics outside did not look good to me being mid day overcast light in NYC. SO I am putting up pic of very messy desk at the time.
I just recently bought one of these for band photography for super wide stage shots and cool up close images. I haven´t used it for that yet, but have taken several test shots indoors and outdoors. I really like what this lens can do! Since it is a 2.8 prime lens it works well in low light and focuses very sharp. The lens is super small and can takes pictures just inches away from the front of the lens! If you are looking for a fisheye lens for a Nikon DX camera, this is the one to get!
I am using this lens for quite some time now. I was astonished with the results....
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.
I received this lens as a gift ane used it on my Nikon D5200 . Crisp and clear . Lots of fun. I never leave home without it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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