Reviews and Problems with Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED
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Not just for extreme sports!
Rey, B&H Photo
20 August 2014
Excerpt: 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.
Excerpt: 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.
Summary: I simply can't say enough about this lens. I'd wanted it for a long time but just could never justify the money. Then I rented it and went on a shoot, and shortly after we started shooting it was pretty much decided I had to buy it. After several days of use in various shooting environments and then taking a good look at the images it was easy to get an understanding of how and where the fisheye distorted the image, which then allowed me, to an extent, to shoot w/ that...
Excerpt: Love my new specialty glass for fun photos that "bend" trees, buildings and exaggerate my subject matter. This is not an everyday lens but if you have some extra cash for some excellent glass to add to your Nikon lens collection, you can't go wrong here. Don't be afraid to get really close...art is the result.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Good in low light, Lightweight
Summary: I've been shooting long enough to still lament the death of Kodachrome 25 and I'm a dedicated Nikon user who laments the theft of his F4 30 years ago. I'm currently shooting a D7100 and lamenting the fact it's smarter than me but as an art director by trade I've resolved myself to bracket the heck out of everything and just worry about light and composition. Photoshop is not an option either so lenses matter most.