Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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5rock, B&H Photo
8 May 2014
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I got this lens for night skies, particularly the Milky Way. It's great for that. I'm still learning what else it's good for; it's a very specialized lens. It is good for shooting large things from close up (such as inside the dome of a telescope) and gets some interesting close ups of small items (like flowers) while still getting a lot of their environment. Buildings and horizon lines are tricky because the distortion is so noticable.
Summary: I bought this lens to use underwater with an aquatech housing and shoot surfing photos. I haven't had a chance to use it much yet but from the few times I used it, the only down side to it is the focusing speed. I believe it should be a AF-S lens in order to focus faster but I don't think Nikon makes a fisheye with that focus system. There is a way to go around this and that is setting it to manual focus and placing the focus in near infinity or infinity.
Excerpt: This is a great lens to have in your bag. If you're like me, you won't use it a lot, but when you do, you will get some fantastic images. There is a fair amount of color fringing going on. That's why I gave it four stars instead of five. But never mind that. Its not a big problem. Just get one and take some cool shots! In my experience, the key to making this lens really work is to get super-close to your subject. Then get closer.
Excerpt: Well. so far there isnt anything wrong with this lens. hard to keep clean. i wouldnt say its 180 degree view. maybe 165-170 degree? not a big deal for me. its enough. its a lot less wide (physically) than i thought (from the picture), so in a way its a little more compact than other lenses. feels really solid. i think you can probably play baseball with it or use it as a hammer but i havent tried that yet. for the people with cameras that dont have internal motors.
Excerpt: In the limited time I have owned this lens I have used it only once. I acquired it because I capture a lot of museum displays, of large objects in cramped spaces and I expect that this lens will supplement the angle of view of my 10-24mm conventional lens. When I did use the lens it performed as expected in terms of the images that it captured.
Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight