This lens covers the full frame FX format to give stunning fisheye images. Fisheye images are not for everyone, but if you like the effect and use the Nikon FX format then this is the lens for you.
This lens is a relatively old design but still performs very well and is quite sharp. Fisheye lenses give a lot of distortion especially wit architecture photography, however with the post processing software available today, this distortion can easily be corrected.
The lens uses close range correction (CRC) to provide a very good performance at far and near distances.
This fisheye lens gives excellent corner sharpness and an even illumination across the frame. Flare is extremely well controlled and ghosting negligible.
The lens needs to be stopped down for top results. There is a rear mounted filter that can be removed to give better close focusing capacity.
With lenses such as this the front lens element needs to be kept immaculately clean to avoid any flare with back lighting.
- Lens construction, 8 elements, 5 groups,
- Picture Angle, FX 180 degrees,
- Picture Angle, DX 107 degrees,
- F stop range 2.8 to 22,
- Closest focusing distance 0.25 metres, 0.85 feet,
- Maximum reproduction ratio 0.1,
- Dimensions 63 x 57 mm,
- Weight 290 grams