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Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

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Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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Initial Price: 
$780
  • 180° viewing angle on DX-format
  • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass
  • Close-Range Correction (CRC)
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

Overview

Description by Nikon:

  • The first Fisheye lens developed exclusevely for use with Nikon DX Format (not compatible with 35mm film SLR cameras)
  • First lens designed for Nikon DX Format that achieves 180 degree picture angle
  • Ultra-wideangle focal lenght of 10.5mm - diagonal fish-eye lens (Equivalent to 16mm on a 35mm format SLR camera)
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.14m (5.5 in.), or (0.03m (1.2 in.) from the lens front, makes extreme close-ups possible
  • Nikon's Close-Range Correction (CRC) provides high performance for sharper images

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.

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.

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.

Reviews

"The Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye can in most respects be compared to it's older brother the Nikon 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye. When comparing the two lenses side by side the performance is almost identical. I feel that the 16mm has an edge wide open in regards to sharpness, but other than that they are very similar.

Post date: 22/05/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$780
Release Date: 
07/2003
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Nikon F mount
AF Motor type: 
AF available only with compatible cameras
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
10.5mm
Angle of view: 
180°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
10 elements in 7 groups (ED element)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
No
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.14m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
No
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
No
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
63.0mm
Length: 
62.0mm
Weight: 
300.0 g
Body material: 
Plastic with metal mount
Weather sealing: 
No
Filter Diameter: 
Rear-attachment type 27mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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