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Nikon Fisheye AF Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens USA

You Pay: $899.00

Combines the special effects advantages of 180° coverage with Nikon's advanced D-type autofocus lens technology. Bright f/2.8 aperture for photographing in dim light or with fast shutter speeds. Full-aperture viewing and metering. Four 39mm filters bayonet onto the back of the lens. High-contrast images even at full aperture. Exceptionally lightweight for a fisheye lens. Built-in lens hood.

AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras.

Full-frame fisheye images with a picture angle of 180 degrees(diagonal)
Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distances
Nikon Super Integrated Coating for minimized flare and ghost, providing good color balance
Performance
Focal Length 16mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Nikon F
Format Compatibility Nikon FX/35mm Film
Nikon DX
Angle of View 180°
DX Picture Angle: 107°
Minimum Focus Distance 9.84" (25 cm)
Magnification 0.10x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:10
Elements/Groups 8/5
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread None
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 2.2" (6.35 x 5.59 cm)
Weight 10.12 oz (287 g)
Nikon Fisheye AF Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens
  • 39mm Bayonet Filters (UV, O56, A2, B2)
  • Built-In Hood
  • #597 Front Slip On Lens Cap
  • LF-1 Rear Cap
  • 5-Year Warranty (1-Year International + 4-Year USA Extension)
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    NikonFisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens
     
    4.9

    (based on 112 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (98)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (79)
    • Lightweight (73)
    • Consistent output (59)
    • Strong construction (55)
    • Easily interchangeable (54)

    Cons

    • Difficult to clean (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (71)
    • Weddings (36)
    • Low light (31)
    • Night photography (31)
    • Sports/action (18)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (36), Photo enthusiast (26), Pro photographer (26), Semi-professional (6), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (77), Yes (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nikon Fullframe fisheye is a WOW! lens

    Some lenses are simply fun to even look through -- let alone take pictures with. And the Nikon 16mm f2.8D Autofocus is squarely in that category: FUN! Unlike earlier fisheyes that produced circular...Read complete review

    Some lenses are simply fun to even look through -- let alone take pictures with. And the Nikon 16mm f2.8D Autofocus is squarely in that category: FUN! Unlike earlier fisheyes that produced circular images, the fullframe version does what its name implies -- it fills the frame, from top to bottom, left to right and the corners. The resulting image is stretched into the corners, and if you want to center to be undistorted, you must hold the camera absolutely level. Used properly, and it takes an FX-format body to take full advantage, it essentially captures just about everything in front of you. I used it the other day to photograph the western horizon criss-crossed with multiple contrails, using it in a newspaper to illustrate the science behind condensation creating ice crystals at high altitudea and to introduce the concept of the adiapatic lapse rate as a function of temperature change. In other uese, you can crowd in closely with a group anc create a sense of intimacy -- hold it at arm's length ofer a group of just-victorius football players and you can feel the excitement. Shoot from the foul line under the basket and the resulting photo is a "6th man's" viewpoint. The Nikon lens is typical of its brand -- sharp, extremely well made and professional quality. But it is small, light and unobtrusive. Depth of field is from inches to infinity at f/11. It's a special use optic -- but when you need a wide field -- it delivers. BTW - It's wider than the 14mm end of the 14-24mm.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Jury Is Still Out

    I got this lens for a different look of images to go into my portfolio of images... and that different look it offers. If i would have had to do it again I...Read complete review

    I got this lens for a different look of images to go into my portfolio of images... and that different look it offers. If i would have had to do it again I probably would have spent a little more and got the 14-24 f2.8 Personally I like the straight lines over the fisheye's curved lines.

    Pros:
    small, light and quick focus. unique look and definable fisheye look

    Cons:
    more of a novelty lens, only a couple of shots per session is what i use this for.

    Reviewed by 112 customers

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    5.0

    This is a money maker

    By Brett

    from Ontario

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

      I LOVE ths lens. As a wedding photographer it is a money maker. It's tack sharp and people love the fisheye effect once you introduce it to them and help them appreciate it.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Just what you want from a Fisheye Lens!

      By Mike T

      from Annapolis, MD

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Easily Interchangeable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

        Used this to take some great Lighthouse shots from the water and it gives a great perspective. Fully recommend this for anyone's bag.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Nice Fisheye

        By Jack

        from Placentia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Durable
        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

          Good output, compact.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Nice fisheye

          By RV

          from Ecuador

          Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

          Excellent choice!!
          Just what I expected.

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          5.0

          What a great view!

          By Bill

          from Northeast PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wide Angle Views

            Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

            Great for instant panoramas. Just came back from photographing at a fabulous scenic overlook which was actually well over 180º. I was nearly able to get the entire view in one shot. With two shots, I could easily get the whole amazing view. Great color and sharpness. I also love the internal filter system. I had never seen anything like that.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Do the Fisheye......

            By shooter

            from California

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Photography
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

              A very sharp lens even when used on a D800e. I use a de-fish software for that super wide look. Even then, the corners was very sharp.

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              5.0

              Wonderful! And infinitely useful.

              By Rhonda of the Mountain

              from Central Valley California

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Easily Interchangeable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                I hesitated a long time over the price of a lens I thought would have limited use.

                Not so! I'll probably use it more than any other one lens. I try to take pictures of all my plantings a few times a year. With this lens I can get all the trees in an area into one picture. One very attractive picture. Everyone who sees what it can do has a project for it, from interiors to site surveys for Environmental Impact Reports. It may be months before I can even think about playing with the fun stuff I saw in the user pictures.

                There is no comparison between this lens and the Nikon 17-35 (more than adequate until you take one photo with the fisheye). The quality is so good that I'll crop a photo rather than change lenses in our dusty outdoors. For the test, I used my baseline settings (Shutter priority, 1/160) for handheld. The lens will do much better once I learn to adjust the settings. Some of the bending in the trees is wind, not the lens :)

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                5.0

                images are sharp

                By Ruth the Hiker

                from Kingman AZ

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                  lens does what I wanted--sharp all the way through --am happy with it.
                  Used it on my Nikon D600

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                  5.0

                  BETTER THAN EXPECTED!

                  By Skip

                  from Oahu Hawaii

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Output
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Fun
                  • Lightweight
                  • Sharp

                  Cons

                  • Difficult to Clean
                  • No protective filter
                  • No Protective Lens

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                  I recently purchased the Fisheye 16mm f/2.8 lens from B&H Photo. Right out of the box, this lens took some very sharp awesome picture's. I took my first picture's near sunset on our beach in Hawaii. The sharpness and color was outstanding. I use a D800 and a D600 camera with this lens for fantastic photo's. The only watch out is to protect the lens from bumps, finger prints etc. as it has no protective filter. Any smudge on the lens will show up big time on the photo.

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                  5.0

                  This lens is going to be fun

                  By Greg

                  from Kansas City, MO

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      Received this lens on Friday and still need to play with it, but the first trip out on Saturday was a lot of fun.

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                      5.0

                      Great lens

                      By PhanPhotog

                      from NYC

                      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      Love this full frame fish eye. Really does an evective job capturing subjects in lowlight.

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                      5.0

                      A lens with most fun and high quality

                      By Jin

                      from Bosotn

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent Output
                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Fun
                      • Lightweight
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Rugged
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Can Not Use Filter

                      Best Uses

                      • anything

                      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      I bought this lense last month, and found that I could have so much fun with it that I wish I had bought it earlier. In terms of quality, the photos I took with it are sharp at every corner of the photos, produced with mu Nikon D800E.

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                      5.0

                      Fun lense

                      By db

                      from MN

                      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      Sharp lense with the fisheye distortion. Exactly what I was looking for, 180 degree coverage with the fisheye look for special applications. Very pleased, now wish Nikon would make a true 10mm fx lens.

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                      5.0

                      Fun lense

                      By db

                      from MN

                      Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                      Sharp lense with the fisheye distortion. Exactly what I was looking for, 180 degree coverage with the fisheye look for special applications. Very pleased, now wish Nikon would make a true 10mm fx lens.

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                      5.0

                      Exellent

                      By Gary Mac

                      from Cape Coral, FL

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery

                        Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                        I use the 16mm for better depth of field in landscapes. I performs as expected as long as you understand the purpose of the lens.

                        After using it for the past two weeks I would by it again based on the current performance.

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                        4.0

                        Fun

                        By Rangefinder

                        from Kansas

                        Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                        If you have never owned a fisheye, try this lens. It is very small and light, it makes makes your dslr a feather weight, but it's a great lens for those times you need a very ,very wide perspective.

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                        5.0

                        Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Fisheye Lens

                        By Jim

                        from Tampa, FL

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Lightweight
                        • Nice Bokeh
                        • Rugged

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                          Great lense for wide panos. Full 180 degree field of view. Only minor correction needed in Photoshop when horizon line is straight. Quick auto focus, tack sharp. There is a learning curve, but well worth the investment. Other methods I have utilized, such as PCE lenses and stitching of multiple, overlaping images have not yielded the same high quality.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          i love it

                          By Rick

                          from Westland, Michigan

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Interchangeable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                            I use this lens for outside artistic moments, nothing bad to say about it, everything I was looking for.

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                            5.0

                            Fun Rectilinear Fisheye

                            By Joanie

                            from Marlton NJ

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery

                              Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                              This is a great super wide angle lens that pumps up the creative abilities of any photographer. I am always finding ways to make my shots more interesting by using this lens.

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                              5.0

                              Everyone who is artistic needs one.

                              By JimBo

                              from Austin

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent Output
                              • Durable
                              • Easily Interchangeable
                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Artistic
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Photography

                                Comments about Nikon Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D Autofocus Lens:

                                Bored with the same run of the mill photos? Then grab yourself one of these and shoot away. Building angles become Picasso like. Ordinary objects can have unique and warped lines. I really have enjoyed owning a fisheye in the past and the optics in this one are superb.

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