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

(based on 267 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (214)
  • Lightweight (178)
  • Consistent output (142)
  • Easily interchangeable (142)
  • Strong construction (119)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (109)
  • Special effects (86)
  • Night photography (70)
  • Sports/action (60)
  • Low light (55)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (66), Enthusiast (52), Semi-pro photographer (44), Pro photographer (28), Semi-professional (28)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (105), Yes (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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

I would buy this lens again.

By Upsetter

from South Carolina

Verified Buyer

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

I take pictures of ordinary objects and enjoy the fact that they look different. I also combine these shots with unusual white balances and the pictures are spectacular.

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5.0

Fun Lens

By George

from Boston

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

This lens adds a drastically different perspective to your photography. I love shooting with it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Fun "gimick" lens

By NJohnston Photography

from NY, NY

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Fun
  • Strong Construction

Cons

  • Slow Focus

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events

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

This little lens is just right for some "flavor" shots, but certainly not the only lens you should own. It's a little slow, a little soft, but has all the character and fun-factor you'll need to sweeten up a wedding reception.

If you're thinking of buying it, do it! You'll be glad you did. If you want a wide lens but are unsure if this is the one for you, get the Nikon 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 instead because the fisheye has limited applications. Be very careful of the front of the lens, as it sticks out and is very easy to damage.

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5.0

A Great Addition to Your Bag

By SMG

from Southeast USA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Not a lens you'll use every day but it is capable of amazing things. Subjects get small fast with a lens this wide so place a subject inches from the lens with other elements distancing out, and all in focus; amazingly sharp focus. This DX lens is Fairly compact for a fisheye. No regrets with this purchase.

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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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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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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        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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          • No

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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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      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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