Excerpt: You get what you pay for. However, in this case, I feel like I got MORE than my moneys worth. Great lens and it works flawlessly! Can't wait to get the funds to upgrade my equipment again. B&H was quick to accept and ship my order. I got my lens, in the mail, quickly, and on time. I will DEFINITELY be using y'all again.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: Bought for architectural and landscape images. This lens is very sharp for the price. The added Nikon chip allows metering in a variety of camera modes although I strictly shoot manual which is also supported. As others have stated, it is a bit tight to attach and remove. For the price you simply can't go wrong with this lens.
Pros: Consistent Output, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Summary: I originally bought this lens to use for wide panorama shots and for making star-trail photos, but WOW, it has blown away all expectations, and become my standard go-to lens! The fisheye is nice, as it provides 180-degree views, without too much distortion, allowing you to take photos of singular shots, crop them out in post-editing, and still have them look amazing without hardly any distortion.
Excerpt: The manual focus is difficult to master. However, when mastered, you can take wonderful creative images. The 180 degree view allows pictures to include objects not normally picked up by other lenses. A fun lens at an affordable price.
Excerpt: I researched quite a few of these fisheye lenses before deciding on this one. I have taken some really interesting shots with this lens so far. This is not an every day lens however. Either you like the fisheye look or you don't. I do as it adds yet another dimmension to my portfolio. I love taking really wide shots of the city of Boston and this lens does the trick.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I make movies but I also take pictures. On the DSLR side, I have alreedy learned what to do in order for the camera to use this lens - just a simple click in one of the menu optons. In my video work I have used wide lenses but never anything below 16mm. I considered fisheye to be a novelty with limited application. But I didn't like missing a range in my lens set, so I I waited until I had some spare time to fool around with a "novlety" lens.