- Model name: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
- Focus Type: Autofocus / Manual
- Format : Full Frame / APS-C / Crop Sensor
- Mounts: Nikon F
- Color: Black
- Purchase options: Amazon | Adorama | B&H
The AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D is a full frame fisheye lens with 180 ˚ coverage. The lens has a very fast f/2.8 aperture which provides it excellent capabilities to shoot even in low light conditions. Close range correction (CRC) system provides excellent performance and great sharpness both at close range and when focusing at a distance.
Apart from the bright f/2.8 aperture the lens can also stop down all the way to f/22 at its narrow end. The lens is compatible on DX format F mount Nikon DSLRs as well along with its use on FX format DSLRs. The maximum angle of view is 107° on a DX format lens whereas the same is 180° on a FX format lens.
The lens has a total of 8 elements arranged in 5 different groups. The diaphragm of the lens is composed of 7 rounded blades. Super integrated coating in the lens ensures that the lens flares and ghosting so common at this extreme wide coverage is never pose an issue to the final images. The colors are well saturated and look in perfect contrast.
The AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D comes with Internal Focusing (IF) elements which ensures that the lens barrel never extends when focusing. This also eliminates rotation of the barrel which is perfect for using circular polarizers and graduated neutral density filters. The dimensions of the lens are 2.5×2.2” (diameter x length) and the weight is 290 grams. It ships with a front lens cap and a rear lens cap. Available at Amazon | Adorama | B&H
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Nikon 16mm f/2.8 D Fisheye Specifications
|Construction||5 groups /8 elements|
|Compatibility||FX,DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm FilmNote: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras|
|Mount Type||Nikon F|
|Angle of view||FX Format 180° / DX Format diagonal 107°|
|F stop range||2.8-22|
|Closest Focusing||0.85 feet|
|Filter Size||39mm Rear Bayonet|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||2.5 x 2.2 inches|