Review Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED

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Review Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED

Review Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED

Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED is a fisheye lens for Nikon DX cameras. The lens provides a huge 180-degree diagonal angle of view. And, of course, Fisheye has the strongest barrel distortion that helps create extraordinary photographs. EGF of the lens is 16mm. Thus, on Nikon DX cameras, this 'cropped' Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G is analogous to a full-frame lens. Nikon AF Fisheye Nikkor 16mm 1: 2.8D.

Cropped and full-size fisheye

Cropped and full-length fish. The front lens of these lenses is not very convex.

Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G was launched in Japan in the summer of 2003, while there were no Nikon DX cameras without an integrated focus motor, and the first non-motor camera Nikon D40 appeared already in 2006. In this regard, the Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G does not have a built-in focus motor. A camera with support is required for convenient operation with this lens. AF optics. You can find the exact list of cameras that Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G will work with in the pro section AF, AF-S, AF-I lens types. Strange, but out of the entire series of DX lenses, the Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G is the only lens without an integrated focus motor, and this is not very good, because owners of non-motor cameras like Nikon D5200, D3200 etc. have to use it without autofocus capability. The situation is aggravated by the fact that it is already 2015, and AF-S modifications of this lens have not been released. In general, Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G is the only native fisheye lens for Nikon DX cameras.

Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED on its case has gold ring and applies to lenses top leveland also included in the list of professional equipment Nikon NPS. A complete list of Nikon DX professional lenses can be found. here.

Main technical characteristics of Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED:

Review Instance Name Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED
Basic properties
  • DX (for Nikon DX) - Lens designed for Nikon DX APS-C cameras
  • Fisheye (Fisheye) - Uncorrected fisheye lens with ultra wide angle of view
  • AF (Auto Focus) - automatic focusing due to the camera motor
  • G (Gelded) - no aperture control ring, transfer of focusing distance to the camera
  • ED (Extra-low Dispersion) - the use of special low-dispersion elements in the optical scheme
  • IF (Internal focusing) - internal focusing
  • RD (Rounded diaphragm) - rounded petals aperture
  • Lens uses gel filters on the back of the lensinstalled in a special holder for such filters
  • uses a fixed hood
  • Professional Nikon NPS Listing Lens
Front Filter Diameter the lens does not use front filters
Focal length 10.5 mm, the lens gives a viewing angle of 180 degrees along the diagonal of the frame.
Zoom ratio 1 X (this is a fixed lens without the ability to change the focal length)
Designed by for digital cameras Nikon DX
Number of aperture blades 7 rounded petals
Labels focusing distance in meters and feet, bayonet mount mark, depth of field scale for F / 8, 16, 22
Diaphragm from f / 2.8 to f / 22. The lens is deprived of the aperture control ring, control is via the camera menu (G - lens type)
MDF 0.14 m, maximum magnification unknown
The weight 305 g
Optical design 10 elements in 7 groups, 1 ED element (shown in yellow on the optical diagram).Optical design Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8GThe image is clickable.
Lens hood built-in, fixed
Manufacturer country MADE IN JAPAN
Period From July 2003 to the present
Instructions View ->
Price

Auto focus on the lens is fast. The focus ring is rubberized and rotates approximately 60 degrees. There is no focus mode switch on the lens body and in order to switch to manual focus mode, use the switch near the camera mount. A very nice feature of the lens is very small minimum focusing distance, it is only 14 cm... When photographing at close range, you can touch the subject with the lens. But the lens does not have internal focusing - when focusing, the front lens moves slightly forward and backward.

Distortion on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G

Distortion on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G

The lens has a focusing distance scale that 'infinity starts' after 0.5 meter. Therefore, such a lens will not be particularly difficult to use for owners of junior non-motorized Nikon cameras. The lens has a depth of field scale for F / 8, F / 16, F / 22. The diaphragm has 7 blades. Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G also boasts a good aperture in f / 2.8. Given the very short focal length and good aperture, this lens can be easily take off in low light conditions.

Background on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G

Background on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G

Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G - actually turned out compact small lens. In size, it is about the same as Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm 1: 1.4G... The lens itself is very well made, with a metal mount and a built-in hood. Weight - about 300 g. Attention: Screw-on filters cannot be used with Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G. The front cover just fits tightly on the lens.

Macro on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G-5-mm-fisheye-sample-4

Macro on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G-5-mm-fisheye-sample-4

Sample Photos

My Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G creates a very sharp image. In the center of the image, very good sharpness is already available with F / 2.8. The lens well tolerates side and back light. On closed apertures, Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G turns bright light sources into 14-beam stars (example) I want to note an interesting nuance: when focusing at short distances, the lens 'twists' the background very strongly. The lens suffers from freezing (aberrations in the blur zone), which color the contrasting elements in the photo in purple (example).

My impressions

Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G is a very good lens, but you need to know how to use a fisheye lens. Often a fish-eye lens is bought to 'play around', after which it gathers dust on the shelf. Therefore, before buying, I advise you to try somewhere to shoot with a fish-eye and decide whether such a lens is needed on the farm.

Using this lens, you can create very interesting and unusual photos with a game of perspective. For owners of cameras without a motor, I would recommend Samyang 8mm F / 3.5 AE, it costs half the price of Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G. For those who want the widest possible viewing angle without strong distortion, good aperture and auto focus on all DX cameras - I recommend looking to the side Tokina AT-X 116 PRO SD 11-16mm F2.8 (IF) DX II.

Prices

The real prices for the Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G lens in popular online stores can be viewed at the following links:

The cost of the Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G lens can also be found in the price block located below:

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

Games with perspective on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G-5-mm-fisheye-sample-4

Games with perspective on Nikon DX Fisheye 10.5 / 2.8G-5-mm-fisheye-sample-4

Alternatives

Below is a list of all the features with automatic focus support for SLR cameras with a full-format or APS-C sensor, which can give an angle of view on cropped cameras (cameras with an APS-C sensor) 180 degrees:

Tokina:

  1. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X (versions for Canon and Nikon)
  2. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10-17 mm F3.5-4.5 DX NH AT-X (versions for Canon and Nikon, can work at full frame)
  3. Tokina 107 Fisheye 10 17 F3.5-4.5 DX AT-X V NH (Canon only)

Sigma:

  1. Sigma 4.5 mm 1: 2.8 EX DC HSM Circular Fisheye (versions for Canon, Nikon, Sigma and Sony / Minolta)
  2. Sigma 8 mm 1: 3.5 EX DG Fisheye (can work at full frame, versions for Canon, Nikon and Sigma)
  3. Sigma 10 mm 1: 2.8 DC HSM Fisheye (versions for Canon, Nikon, Sigma, Sony / Minolta and Pentax)

Nikon:

  1. Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5 mm 1: 2.8G ED
  2. Nikon N AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15 mm 1: 3.5-4.5E ED (can work at full frame)

Canon:

  1. Canon Fisheye Zoom Lens EF 8-15 mm 1: 4.0L USM (can work at full frame)

Pentax:

  1. SMC Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED [IF] (Pentax 10-17) (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107)
  2. HD Pentax-DA FISH-EYE 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107)

Samsung / Schneider-Kreuznach:

  1. Samsung Zoom Lens Fisheye D-Xenon 10-17 mm 1: 3.5-4.5 AL (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107, Pentax only)
  2. Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenogon 1: 3.5-4.5 10-17 mm ED AL (most likely optically identical Tokina Model 107, Pentax only)

Do you know more similar lenses? Or do you have experience with any of them? Then be sure to share your experience in the comments).

An accurate list of all Nikon DX Nikkor lenses

  1. 10.5 mm/ 2.8G AF Fisheye [gold ring]
  2. 35 mm/1.8G AF-S
  3. 40 mm/2.8G AF-S Microphone
  4. 85 mm/3.5G AF-S VR Microphone
  5. 10-20 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  6. 10-24 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  7. 12-24 mm/4G AF-S [gold ring]
  8. 16-80 mm/ 2.8-4IN AF-S VR [gold ring]
  9. 16-85 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  10. 17-55 mm/2.8G AF-S [gold ring]
  11. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S [black / silver]
  12. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S [black / silver]
  13. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  14. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  15. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P
  16. 18-55 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-P VR
  17. 18-70 mm/3.5-4.5G AF-S
  18. 18-105 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  19. 18-135 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S
  20. 18-140 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Thailand / China]
  21. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6G AF-S VR [Japan / China]
  22. 18-200 mm/3.5-5.6GII AF-S VR
  23. 18-300 mm/3.5-5.6G VR
  24. 18-300 mm/3.5-6.3G VR
  25. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S [black / silver, Japan / China]
  26. 55-200 mm/4-5.6G AF-S VR
  27. 55-200 mm/4-5.6GII ED VR
  28. 55-300 mm/4.5-5.6G AF-S VR
  29. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P
  30. 70-300 mm/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR

conclusions

Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED is the only native fisheye lens for Nikon DX cameras that offers 180 degrees of coverage. Lens very good optically and mechanically, has amazing MDF, maximum aperture F / 2.8. Among the disadvantages: there is no built-in focusing motor and there is no way to use filters.

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Comments: 106, on the topic: Review Nikon DX AF Fisheye Nikkor 10.5mm 1: 2.8G ED

  • Maria

    Igor, I nevertheless decided with the lyrics and bought 24-70 2.8)))) as they say, I scrubbed around the barns and dangled a little handful :))))))

    • Star boring. Igor

      That's great, congratulations, more than enough for a huge range of tasks. It remains only to scrape the suseks of loved ones (I naaado, I will return it before Christmas) and purchase a used 80-200 f / 2.8 III for complete freedom of creative expression of his sophisticated nature :))))

    • Lynx

      sickly barns.

      • Nick Neumann

        Lynx-5 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

  • Maria

    And fish wait a bit) until the suseki fill up)))

    • Star boring. Igor

      Why is such a vindictive desire to bend faces? :) Or was it you who conceived an arthouse nude project in cramped showers and bathtubs dedicated to the Rio carnival?

      • Eugene

        ))) ...

  • Maria

    why bend? You need to learn how to work with these lenses !!! but in general I’m a very positive photographer, and all my clients know about it, but usually everything turns out correctly and tastefully))) I won’t take off the photo, because I need to confirm with the clients about putting their photo)

    • Star boring. Igor

      Fishey bends, so he fisheries, and no one doubted the pasitiff, most of them here :)

  • Maria

    I myself did not expect such suseki there)))

  • Maria

    thanks to Rysa! once you helped me with a flash, I still remember you with a good word)))

  • Maria

    Igor and what does not roll 70-200 2,8?

    • Star boring. Igor

      he rolls, but suseks will be outraged :) but if they are ready for sacrifices, then kaneshno :)

  • Maria

    Yes, it bends, but it is necessary to do so so that the faces remain unchanged)))

    • Star boring. Igor

      well, in a trend, so in a trend, I th ...
      kaneshna, if people are mean, then we fish them, we fish ...

      • Star boring. Igor

        forgot to indicate authorship, litter,
        copyright: morkfoto lt

    • Peter Sh.

      What a horror

      ubi nil vales ibi nil velis

  • Maria

    Suseki is already just in shoooooook !!!! maybe in a year the suseki will be filled up)))

  • Maria

    tin !!! haaa !! but to me nra !!

  • Louise

    Hello! Tell me, please, which wide-angle can you buy on the d90, if not native, Soviet, or just some old

    • Louise

      Advise which of the alternatives to choose?

  • Michael

    Good day to all! There is a question on the given lens. At the lens, when you press the lens with your finger, the latter fails a bit, like a backlash. Is this a defect or a feature?

    • Michael

      This is a defect

  • Taras

    But didn’t you remember the elephant (Sigma 8-16 1: 4.5-5.6)?

  • Anton Rivera

    Arkady, in the examples of photographs taken with this lens, was insanely pleased with the portrait of a girl!). I really wanted to try this glass in this genre ... Thank you!

  • Eugene

    From manual Soviet optics, what is wide-angle? )

    • Michael

      In addition to World-20, nothing comes to mind

      • Arkady Shapoval

        There are Bearings, 8mm.

  • Rodion

    Good - nothing if the conversation is about a really wide angle.

  • Paul

    Guys who tell me the viewing angle. Why is the fisheye with a 10,5mm angle of 180 degrees, and with ordinary glasses, for example 10-24mm, only 109 degrees? it turns out, if I have a token of 10-17 fish, then I can’t get it wider than the angle already on the crop?

    • Michael

      Because the distortion has been corrected for “ordinary” glasses, that is, wide-angle glasses. If you correct the distortion in the fish image in the editor, you will get a decrease in the viewing angle. You can get wider than 10-17 - this thing is called a circular fish. And in the usual form, you will not get wider either on crop or FF.

      • Roman

        From what? On the crop there is Sigma 8-16, which is just an ordinary super-wide. This is the equivalent of 12-24, which Nikon has in full frame. And Canon has 11-24 in the full frame and in patents 10-24, and an extra millimeter in this range is a lot.

  • Alexander

    Is this a Nikon 10,5 Fisheye Lens fit D5100?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      With d5100 is poorly compatible, there will be no autofocus. Better look at SIGMA 10 mm F / 2.8 EX DC HSM for Nikon

      • Alexander

        Overview of the MS Zenitar 16 / 2.8 Fisheye Lens ?????

      • Alexander

        Nikon AF Fisheye Nikkor 16mm 1: 2.8D fit D5100?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          In short, it will not work. D5100 needs optics with AF-S written on it

    • Keizo

      d5100 crop, and this lens is on a full frame, there will be no 180 degree view

      • Michael

        nikkor 10.5 under the crop just

  • Anton

    Eyes hurt to look at such photos) Head spinning.

  • Anatoliy

    I acquired this miracle while sitting at home in quarantine (to play) and here is the first test shot :-) First impression: funny glass :-) A bit later I will share my impressions

    • Anatoliy

      :-)

      • Anatoliy

        :-)

        • Anatoliy

          :-)

    • Victor

      More than a year has passed, where are the impressions?)

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