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Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

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Mount: Nikon DX
Format: Crop
Price: MYR 2753.88

Overview

  • Non-Circular Fisheye Image
  • Equivalent to 16mm On a 35mm Camera
  • Developed for Use with Nikon DX Format
  • Ultra-wide Picture Angle of 180 Degrees
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    Format: Crop

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    Nikon D200 

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    Nikon AF DX Fisheye-NIKKOR 10.5mm f2.8G ED

    • Non-Circular Fisheye Image
    • Equivalent to 16mm On a 35mm Camera
    • Developed for Use with Nikon DX Format
    • Ultra-wide Picture Angle of 180 Degrees

    This ultra-wide-angle, frame-filling fisheye, designed exclusively for use with Nikon’s DX-format, delivers incredible images with a 180-degree angle of view.

    The Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye Lens was designed specifically for use with Nikon D1/D2-series, D70 and D100 digital SLR cameras. This 10.5mm lens provides digital SLR camera users an extreme picture angle, equivalent to that of a 16mm fisheye lens on a 35mm [135] format camera.

    The lens is targeted at Nikon DX Format digital SLR camera users who seek the unique visual effects a full-frame fisheye lens lends to landscape and other shots, to taking close-ups, or when shooting within vehicles or other tight interiors. This 10.5mm fisheye is a DX-frame-filling fisheye lens, which means it fills the entire rectangular image with a curvy, distorted image and sees 180° from corner to corner diagonally. It is not a circular image.

    Optical and close-range focusing performance are both optimized for Nikon DX Format digital SLR cameras. The ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration for clear, natural colors, and the rounded seven-blade diaphragm opening ensures a natural look to out-of-focus elements.

    This G-type Nikkor lens is designed with no aperture rings, and offers easier, virtually mistake-free operation because the aperture does not need to be set to minimum.

    • Fast, ultra-wide angle G-type DX Nikkor is designed exclusively for use with Nikon digital SLR models.
    • Equivalent to 16mm focal length on a 35mm.
    • Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration.
    • Close-Range Correction (CRC) provides high performance for sharper images when taking pictures up close.
    • Delivers high-performance focus at extremely close range; a minimum focus distance of 5.5″ (14 cm) — only 1.2″ (3 cm) from the lens front.
    • The rounded diaphragm opening (7 blades) makes out-of-focus elements appear more natural.
    • Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes.
    • Fixed flower-shape barrel-type hood greatly reduces stray light.

    Read more at Nikon USA

    Reviews

    Nikon 10.5mm Fisheye review by kenrockwell.com

    You know if you need this.

    This is a very special $610 full-frame fisheye lens for Nikon’s DX digital SLR cameras. It becomes much more practical when you use DxO or Fisheye-Hemi software to stretch the images back into something useful. I only bought my 10.5mm when I got this software.

    Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED Review by momentcorp.com

    Positives

    • Close focus, with 14cm as the closest focusing distance you can make some really dramatic images.
    • Price, compared to the full frame 16mm this 10.5mm has a way nicer price tag on it.
    • Size & weight.
    • Full frame fisheye for Nikon’s DX cameras.
    • Contrast, is pretty good wide open.
    • DOF markings, Depth Of Field markings are provided.

    Negatives

    • No infrared compensation marking.
    • Lens cap, the plastic lens cap provided with the lens is not good enough as it falls off easily.
    • CA is present in pictures taken in high contrast situation. used in the worst of lighting conditions the lens can show some CA from f/2.8 to f/16. This can largely be corrected in post processing. Using Capture NX2 CA was removed without too much trouble.
    • Gelatine filter system, for some this might be a plus, but I would rather have the screw-in rear filters that the 16mm has.
    • Autofocus compatibility. As this lens is of the older screw type AF(see picture below), it will only autofocus with cameras with a built in AF motor.

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    21 Oct 2016 Shashinki 2753.88 Official Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G Fisheye ED AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor Autofocus Lens for Digital (Nikon Malaysia)
    2 Dec 2014 Shashinki 2598 Official
    5 Jul 2014 Shashinki 2598 Official
    1 Mar 2014 GiantMoni.com 2190 Grey
    27 Mar 2014 Shashinki 2368 Official