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NikonAF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens
 
4.8

(based on 263 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (214)
  • Lightweight (177)
  • Consistent output (142)
  • Easily interchangeable (142)
  • Strong construction (118)

Cons

  • Difficult to clean (17)
  • Scratches easily (17)
  • Heavy (7)
  • Slow focus (6)
  • Poor in low light (4)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (108)
  • Special effects (86)
  • Night photography (70)
  • Sports/action (59)
  • Low light (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (66), Enthusiast (52), Semi-pro photographer (44), Semi-professional (28), Pro photographer (26)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (103), Yes (13)

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Add Another Dimension to ur Photography!

I can't say enough good things about it. Optical qual/IQ is fantastic. Images are sharp, and I've heard complaints about CAs but I tooks some pictures with the sun shining thru some...Read complete review

I can't say enough good things about it. Optical qual/IQ is fantastic. Images are sharp, and I've heard complaints about CAs but I tooks some pictures with the sun shining thru some trees without any noticable fringing. Anything beyond 2 ft might as well be inifinity, so it's very easy to use this lens. I only have flare issues when the light is shining across the lens sideways, otherwise it is VERY well controlled (magical Nikon coatings?).

Physically the lens seems well made, tho the hood is plastic (i think on the 16mm it's metal). It is very compact and light weight (anybody complaining about weight has probably only ever used a 18-55mm kit lens).

You can use this lens to exagerate proportions/distortion, you can use it to accentuate/isolate objects, you can use it if you have ultra-short working distances to your subject, and you can use it in a manner that somewhat masks the distortion (which is what I tried to do in the attached images).

I considered the Tokina for its zoom capability, but it wasn't as "fast" and supposedly had a little more CA (despite also using a low-dispersion element). The Tokina has a mad following for underwater use, so if you're going diving, probably consider that one first for availability of focus rings and domes. Neither have AF-S/SWM.

The outer element seems to be magnet for dust. I just keep my Rocket blower with me and I'm all set.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The eye opener

I used to make a manual panaromic with my camera and now with this fish eye, i now can make it a real wide angle magic and really can now use it to my...Read complete review

I used to make a manual panaromic with my camera and now with this fish eye, i now can make it a real wide angle magic and really can now use it to my optimum requirement of 180 degree. I use a software to make the edges straight and i am sure this is an wonderful toy, i ever had it before.

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5.0

Amazing lense!

By Adam

from Oklahoma City, OK

Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

I have used this lense many times since purchasing it and the results with it are stunning. The picture quality is amazing and the it is by far one of my favorite lenses now.

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5.0

A really solid, workhorse of a lens.

By Charm City Brendan

from Baltimore, MD

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Difficult to Clean
  • Poor in Low Light

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Photography
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

I paired this lens with a D50 when I made the initial jump to digital in my semi-pro days. Love this little piece of glass, It's still alive and kicking after many years of rugged abuse. It suffers a little when using the DX crop on an FX body, but that is to be expected. I would definitely recommend this for a DX format body or someone looking to save a little money on a fisheye for a full frame body.

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  • No

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5.0

Always wanted this lens

By Lisa

from Exton, PA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent Output
  • Easily Interchangeable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Macro Photography
    • Night Photography

    Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

    I am so happy to have finally purchased this lens, as I have wanted it for a long time. I've just started to shoot with it, but so far so good. It is a sharp lens and extra fun.

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    • No

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    5.0

    This lens is amazing

    By Bobby G

    from Blairstown, N.J.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Macro Photography
      • Night Photography
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

      This fun loving lens has no limitations and can fit into just about any shooting environment. It is fast, clear and well worth the money.

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      4.0

      Great lens

      By Photogirl

      from Oxnard,CA

      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

      This lens was great to work with. Good quality.

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      5.0

      Nikon 10.5 fisheye dx lens

      By Skywalker

      from Colorado

      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

      A fantastic little lens for a dx camera. Its a bit heavier then I thought for the size, as it is a higher quality lens. The photos I have used it for come out tack sharp and gorgeous!A fantastic fisheye lens!

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      5.0

      Nikon 10.5mm fisheye

      By LCG

      from Colorado

      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

      This lens is compact, fast focusing and tac sharp!Because its a DX lens its limited to those who have aps-c cameras but for them its a bargain.Fantastic lens at a great price!

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      5.0

      Great lens!

      By sandy802

      from Mill Creek, WA

      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

      I love this lens! Great pictures!

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      5.0

      Best Choice for a DX Fisheye

      By Jon

      from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / accurate auto-focus

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

          I have a Nikon 16mm fisheye for FX, a Bower 8mm for FX/DX and this one. This does a great job, like the 16mm. An important accessory for these is Fisheye-Hemi software from Image Trends. This was the primary reason for adding a third fisheye to my collection. The software does a great job of removing excess curving in the image, when desired.

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          5.0

          Not just for extreme sports!

          By Rey

          from Glastonbury, CT

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Video

            Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

            I originally bought this lens for skateboard photography. Fast at 2.8 and really produces great results. You'll also be surprised at the other uses... interior shots (getting the entire room), interesting group portraits, I also love taking "selfies" with it because you can get a large group in the pic OR if it's just you, you get a full view of the background.

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            5.0

            Wanted for some time

            By Niken

            from Seneca SC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

              Finally got a Fisheye,will help give some different looks for my wedding images.

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              • No

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              5.0

              very very good !!!!!

              By tony teacher

              from ribeirao preto, brasil

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Weak Casing

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

              for press fotos, in tourism

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              • No

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              5.0

              What a lens! :)

              By Jasper88

              from Jasper, AB

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent Output
              • Durable
              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                I just love it! My body is D7100, and I used few times so far. But I can tell it is great lens.
                Flawless! :)

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                • No

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                4.0

                good lens

                By 5rock

                from Kaua,i HI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Difficult to Clean

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                Fast shipping. Great lens, good picture quality, autofocus , and it give you good light. It a good invest to use with it a good software to correct the distorsion. I work with a all lightroom, the result is very nice.

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                • Yes

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                5.0

                Good buy

                By Alex

                from Washington DC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent Output
                • Easily Interchangeable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                  The lens is excellent fo photographing scenes that have natural curves in them already. For example subway stations in Washington, DC, and any domes.
                  Landscape shots also work well.
                  The autofocus is fast, picture quality good. Haven't found a downside yet

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great lens! Fun, creative, wide.

                  By Crooks Life

                  from Las Vegas, NV

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Art
                  • Creative
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Nature
                  • Night photography
                  • Outdoors

                  Cons

                  • Blurry Focus

                  Best Uses

                  • Creative Photography
                  • Nature Photography
                  • Night Photography

                  Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                  The Nikkor 10.5mm Lens is amazing. Check out some shots I was able to capture with it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Amazing lens

                  By globalpalmetto

                  from Seattle, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography

                    Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                    Love this lens. I took it on a recent trip and got some amazing photos that could not have been achieved with my 18-200.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    GREAT LENS!

                    By Scott

                    from Livonia, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                      My wife got this lens for me for Christmas. It was on my BH wish list, but I never expected in would await me under the tree. I have only used it a couple of times, but it is an awesome addition to my collection. Not only is it a great "special effects" lens, but it's a great wide angle lens for landscapes. The nice part about this lens is that it is small, yet powerful, and it's easy to use and have fun with. If you're looking for that extra special lens to help you stand out, this is the one. You won't regret it!

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                      • Yes

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Add Another Dimension to ur Photography!

                      By MadMarv

                      from Manchester, NH

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Difficult to keep clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Sports/Action

                      Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                      I can't say enough good things about it. Optical qual/IQ is fantastic. Images are sharp, and I've heard complaints about CAs but I tooks some pictures with the sun shining thru some trees without any noticable fringing. Anything beyond 2 ft might as well be inifinity, so it's very easy to use this lens. I only have flare issues when the light is shining across the lens sideways, otherwise it is VERY well controlled (magical Nikon coatings?).

                      Physically the lens seems well made, tho the hood is plastic (i think on the 16mm it's metal). It is very compact and light weight (anybody complaining about weight has probably only ever used a 18-55mm kit lens).

                      You can use this lens to exagerate proportions/distortion, you can use it to accentuate/isolate objects, you can use it if you have ultra-short working distances to your subject, and you can use it in a manner that somewhat masks the distortion (which is what I tried to do in the attached images).

                      I considered the Tokina for its zoom capability, but it wasn't as "fast" and supposedly had a little more CA (despite also using a low-dispersion element). The Tokina has a mad following for underwater use, so if you're going diving, probably consider that one first for availability of focus rings and domes. Neither have AF-S/SWM.

                      The outer element seems to be magnet for dust. I just keep my Rocket blower with me and I'm all set.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      This Lens Takes Great Photo's

                      By Steelhead

                      from Hillsboro, OR

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action

                        Comments about Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Lens:

                        No other manufacturer makes a fish-eye lens of this quality for a APS-C (Nikon DX) sensor camera. Beautiful, frame-filling wide angle photos Fast (f2.8). Nikon Capture knows the lens characteristics and can straighten out the photo for a 180 degree wide-angle picture. Get one, you won't be sorry.

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                        • Yes

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