Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye

Last updated (19 July’10):
- Review by Momentcorp

The Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye features 16mm at focal length with maximum aperture of F/2.8. The lens construction has 8 elements in 5 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 180° [107° with Nikon digital cameras (Nikon DX format)]. Closest focusing distance at 0.25m/0.85ft and has a filter size of Rear attachment bayonet type (four). The Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye lens weighs 10.2 Ounces and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 2 inches long.

Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye
Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info


Expert Reviews

Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye Reviews

Momentcorp reviews the Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye and writes;
“…The CA is not that problematic to get around in post processing. Diffraction starts kicking in on f/16 on the D3, not really a problem until f/22 on-screen, sharpened picture in capture NX2 (+8 sharpening in picture control) printed out on 13x19in paper looks very nice.”
Rating: ★★★★★

Kenrockwell reviews the Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye and writes;
“On the Nikon D3 at infinity, it’s sharp in the center at every aperture. If you’re looking at 100% magnification on your computer, it gets slightly softer from diffraction at f/8 and smaller. It’s soft in the corners at f/2.8 if you’re looking at 100% magnification on your computer, and improves as it stops down until it becomes optimum at f/11.”
rating: N/A

User Opinions

Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye User Reviews

Terrific standard fisheye lens, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“This is a terrific standard fisheye lens. Unlike many fisheyes, it creates a full-screen rectangular image. The filters that come with the lens are an added bonus. Wonderful and fun images can be created. Don’t waste your money on the filter-type screw-on fisheye lenses that distort your image beyond all recognition and don’t allow for correct metering or focusing.” – by RonAnnArbor

A True Fisheye Lens for Digital Cameras | Rating: ★★★★★
“I find myself pulling this lens out of the bag more and more often as I see a landscape or object that deserves the wide perspective captured by this lens. Try taking photos of animals with it. Get close up and their noses come out large with the rest of their heads caught in a small wide-angle perspective – much fun. A photographer friend of mine shot cows with this lens, now be careful as you have to get pretty close, but his photos were hilarious!” – by Ralph W. SCHARDT

excellent for both FX and DX cameras | Rating: ★★★★☆
“With the purchase of the D3 I added the 16mm f2.8 which is not considered to be as sharp a lens as the 10.5mm fisheye. But since getting the 16mm fisheye I have stopped using the 10.5mm lens entirely. I prefer the 16mm to the 10.5mm even on my DX cameras where it works like a very wide angle rectilinear lens. This small and lightweight lens on a D300 is a lot of fun and feels like I am using a point and shoot camera after hefting the D3 with the 24-70mm lens. “ – by Phillip Marsh

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Manual

Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye User Manual

- Download Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye User Manual (PDF – 2.0Mb)

Features & Specifications

Nikon 16mm F/2.8D AF Fisheye Features & Specifications

Full-frame, 180-degree fisheye coverage with Nikon’s advanced D-type autofocus lens technology. Bright f/2.8 aperture for photographing in dim light or with fast shutter speeds. High-contrast images even at full aperture. Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance at both near- and far-focusing distances. Nikon Super Integrated Coating for minimized flare and ghost providing good color balance.

A frame-filling fisheye makes dramatic images.

# Full-frame fisheye images with a picture angle of 180° (diagonal)
# Close-Range Correction (CRC) system provides high performance at both near and far focusing distances
# Nikon Super Integrated Coating for minimized flare and ghost, providing good color balance

Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 8/5
Picture Angle with 35mm (135) format 180(deg)
Picture Angle with Nikon DX Format 107(deg)
Minimum f/stop 22
Closest focusing distance 0.25m/0.85 ft.
Maximum reproduction ratio 1/10
Filter Attachment Size Provided
Dimensions (approx.) (from the camera’s lens mounting flange) 63 x 57mm
Weight (approx.) 290g


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