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Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens

BH #NI81535ED • MFR #20066
Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens
Key Features
  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f/3.5 to f/29
  • Three Extra Low-Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
Delivering a creative and distinct look, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED from Nikon is a fisheye zoom designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. At the wide end of the zoom range, the lens produces a circular field of view, which gradually covers the entire full frame by the long end of the focal length range. Benefitting the extreme angle of view, the optical design makes use of two aspherical elements and three extra low-dispersion elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Also, Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions.
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Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E E... Overview

Delivering a creative and distinct look, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED from Nikon is a fisheye zoom designed for FX-format F-mount DSLRs. At the wide end of the zoom range, the lens produces a circular field of view, which gradually covers the entire full frame by the long end of the focal length range. Benefitting the extreme angle of view, the optical design makes use of two aspherical elements and three extra low-dispersion elements to control spherical and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for improved sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy. Also, Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast in strong lighting conditions.

Complementing the distinct optical attributes, the lens also uses a Silent Wave Motor that produces fast, smooth, and quiet autofocus performance, along with the ability to manually override focus at any time. An electromagnetic diaphragm is also featured for greater exposure control stability when working with faster continuous shooting rates.

Unique fisheye zoom is designed for FX-format Nikon F-mount DSLRs, and can also be used on DX models where it provides a 12-22.5mm equivalent focal length range.
Circular fisheye design at the wide end of the zoom range transitions to full-frame coverage by the long end of focal length range.
Three extra-low dispersion glass elements are used in the optical construction to reduce a variety of chromatic aberrations and color fringing for a high degree of clarity and color neutrality.
Two aspherical elements are featured to control spherical aberrations for notable sharpness and resolution.
Nano Crystal and Super Integrated Coatings have been applied to lens elements to minimize surface and internal reflections for a marked reduction in lens flare and ghosting.
Fluorine coating on exposed elements affords protection to the optical system.
Silent Wave Motor affords quick, quiet, and precise autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. An internal focusing design is also used, where only the internal lens groups are moved during focusing, to maintain the overall length of the lens during use and to promote faster focusing speeds.
Specialized electromagnetic aperture mechanism provides greater exposure control stability that is especially beneficial when working with fast continuous shooting rates.
UPC: 018208200665

Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E E... Specs

Focal Length8 to 15mm
Maximum Aperturef/3.5 to 4.5
Minimum Aperturef/29
Lens MountNikon F
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View180° to 175°
Minimum Focus Distance6.3" / 16 cm
Maximum Magnification0.34x
Optical Design15 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter SizeNone
Dimensions (ø x L)3.05 x 3.27" / 77.5 x 83 mm
Length at Maximum Extension3.56" / 90.3 mm
Weight1.07 lb / 485 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.95 x 6.35 x 5.4"

Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E E... Reviews

I Love the challenge ....

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-18

I LOVE the challenge that this lens brings , it makes one think while in the process of creating your images.

Amazing lens

By Greg
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-14

I bought this lens primarily to shoot marine life in an underwater housing. I have seen results from other underwater photographers, and the wide angle macro images are stunning. Can't wait to get it underwater in the Maldives this fall.

Something Fisheye Is Going On Here!!!

By robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-18

This thing is just extraordinary! The first major photo I took with this lens was a bolt of lightning that hit near by. It totally distorted the plasma bolts. WOW! A lens of this type has it's applications for sure. Yet when it does it, it does it really really well... Money well spent.

Gift to Myself

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-13

Just received my Nikon 8-15mm Fisheye lens. Haven't used it a lot yet. The 8mm circular photo is cool. I do not think this will be an everyday lens, but I know it will be a lot of fun.

Understand what you're getting

By Stephen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-02

This is a great lens: sharp as a tack, light-weight, and fun. But you need to know what you're buying. It will exaggerate perspective and skew parallels to the max. But that's what it's supposed to do! It's not just a wide-angle - - - it's super wide zooming to fish-eye. Make sure you understand that, and you'll love it.

Great lens!

By Holly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-29

This lens makes super sharp, beautiful photos. The fisheye effect is really fun. I highly recommend.

Nikon 8-15mm fisheye lens

By Kathleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-19

I am a great lover of wide angle lense. i just love this ones ability to go from round to rectangle. I sometimes use it for closeups it gives a whole new perspective on the object and the world around you.

Finally a sharp ultrawide

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-30

I tested my many ultrawide lenses and was disappointed at how soft most of them were. I was looking for a lens that was good for underwater photography and milky way images. I was most disappointed with the Tokina 10-17 which is in every underwater photographers kit. I have two copies of that lens and both are pretty disappointing. This Nikon is an incredible lens, easily the best fisheye I have owned (I have had the old manual 16mm Nikkor, the 10.5 Nikkor, Tokina 10-17, Sea and Sea 12mm and Sigma 4.5)

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