Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye Nikkor Review
1 February 2012
Excerpt: This diagonal fisheye lens for DX format SLRs offers a 180 degree angle of view from corner to corner, a bright f/2.8 maximum aperture, a minimum focus distance of 14cm and costs around £525. It doesn't sport the silent wave focusing motor found on more recent Nikon lenses and so won't auto-focus on entry-level camera bodies such as the D3100 or D5100.
Pros: Excellent sharpness from maximum aperture, Very good build quality, Hyperfocal scale, Smooth manual focusing action, Compact and reasonably lightweight
Cons: Chromatic aberrations towards the edges of the frame, Falloff of illumination towards the edges at maximum aperture, No silent wave motor means no AF on entry-level bodies
Excerpt: On Nikon DX D-SLRs, the crop factor puts this lens at around a 16mm full-frame equivalent, but it boasts a 180Âº angle of view making it much ‘˜wider' than a normal wide-angle.The lens performed well on test with fast, accurate AF that very rarely suffered from hunting. Unfortunately, it doesn't feature Nikon's Silent Wave Motor technology built in so if you're thinking of getting it for your D3100/D5100 (which don't have a motor in the body) you'll be limited to manual...