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NIKON 16mm AF Fisheye Review
TrueToad / Tuesday, April 19, 2016 / Categories: Reviews

NIKON 16mm AF Fisheye Review

Wide Eyed Wonder

This lens is one of my favorites. It offers Full-frame, 180-degree fisheye coverage using Nikon's D-type autofocus lens technology.  All I can say is I love this lens, and worth every prime penny I paid for it.  Although I do not use it as often as other lens the photos I do take with it I truly enjoy, some on this site use this lens.  It is awesome. The lens is almost fish eye perfection.

This lens is so small and light it almost always stays with me. The overall performance is excellent and due to the extreme coverage, fast aperture hand holding in low light is a snap.

I purchased this lens several years ago and today it still remains one of my favorites. As I have stated elsewhere this lens is light, and a great addition to your photo bag.  Sometimes I see where people make comments like "why hasn't Nikon upgraded the lens"?  I think the answer is especially this case; the lens is about a good as you can get the only new thing cooking is "nano" coatings and I am not certain just how effective they are anyway.         

I forget what I paid for this lens when I bought it, but I thinking it was around $700.00. Today I find it listed new at $900.00, must be inflation. Overall I am very pleased with the purchase and the lens has performed extremely well over the years.

True Toad Recommends one for your bag!

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Photographer's Notes

Nikon's best diagonal fisheye lens. A specialized lens that can bring excitement to your photography. 

Best uses are with a FX sensor camera, but can be used on a DX.

  • Sigma 8mm F3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye
  • Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Camera Body
  • Nikon D810
  • Nikon D800


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