Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF DX Fisheye Nikkor Lens F/DSLR Cameras - U.S.A. Warranty

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About the Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8

The AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED, an important addition to the DX Nikkor lens lineup, the first fisheye lens designed specifically for digital SLR photography is also the first to achieve a full-frame 180 degree picture angle. The ultra-wideangle focal length of 10.5mm brings digital camera users a 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.

The AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED excels at shooting extreme close-ups. Combining a minimum focus distance of just 3cm (1.2 in.) from the front of the lens with Nikon's Close-Range Correction (CC) System ensures sharp results.

The "Fisheye to Wideangle Transformation" function in the optional Nikon Capture 4 software package transforms diagonal fisheye images shot using the AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED to ultra-wideangle photos, (by transforming the type of projection). This is an appealing new feature made possible only with digital photography and with the Nikon Total Imaging System.

Optical and close-range focusing performance are both optimized for Nikon DX Format digital SLR cameras. An 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. Its operation is easy and virtually mistake-free because the aperture does not have to be set to minimum. The compact, lightweight design fits comfortably in the hand. And photographers at all levels will be pleased with its outstanding cost performance.

Note: This lens is not compatible with 35mm [135] or IX 240 format film SLR cameras.

The true focal length of the new AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is 10.5mm with a picture angle of 180°. The combination of reduced picture angle and a smaller image circle enabled the creation of the first fisheye lens in the DX Nikkor lineup.

The Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Art, Fun, General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Special effects, Weddings and more.The Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8: Clear glass, Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction.

Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 Includes

  • CL-0715 Soft Case
  • Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Lens Cap
  • Built-in Lens Hood
  • Nikon U.S.A. 5 Year Warranty

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (42) , Lightweight (38) , Consistent output (28) , Easily interchangeable (27) , Strong construction (27) , Durable (18) , Rugged (13) , Clear glass (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (25) , Night photography (14) , Special effects (13) , Low light (11) , Weddings (8) , Fun (7) , Art (6) , General purpose (5) , Macro photography (4) , Sports/action (4) , Architecture interiors (3) , Landscape photography (3) , Travel (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (15) , Enthusiast (10) , Semi-pro photographer (9) , Semi-professional (8) , Pro photographer (3) , Casual photographer (2) , Professional (1) , Semi-pro (1)

Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 Features

  • The first fisheye lens developed exclusively for use with Nikon DX Format
  • Ultra wide picture angle of 180° on DX sensor achieved by producing a smaller image circle (the size of the image that is projected by the lens on to the sensor) enabling smaller lens diameter, lighter weight and optimal image quality from center-to edge-to-corner on the image.
  • Equivalent to 16mm focal length on 35mm
  • Minimum focus distance of 0.14m (5.5 in.), or 0.03m (1.2 in.) from the lens front, makes extreme close-ups possible
  • Close-Range Correction (CRC) provides high performance for sharper images when taking pictures up close
  • Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) glass element minimizes chromatic aberration
  • Design enables a combination of wider angle-of-view with optical characteristics that are optimized for Nikon digital SLR camera sensors
  • Nikon D-type design provides precise distance information for flash and ambient light exposure processes
  • Rounded diaphragm to make out-of-focus elements appear more natural
  • G Type DX Nikkor is designed exclusively for use with Nikon Digital SLR models
  • Built-in Flower Type lens Hood
  • Fully Compatible with D1, D1X, D1H, D2H and D100

Nikon 10.5mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction 10 elements in 7 groups
Extra Low Dispersion (ED) Lens: 1 ED Element
Angle of view DX Fortmat 180°
F stop range Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum F stop: 22
Compatible Format(s) DX, FX in DX Crop Mode

Note: DX lenses are NOT recommended for use with 35mm, "full-frame" FX digital SLR cameras, or APS SLR cameras. AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras.
Closest Focusing Distance Approx. 5.5 inches
Maximum Magnification Max. Reproduction Ratio: 1/5 (0.20)
Filter Size Rear of lens, Gel filter holder built-in
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) Diameter x Length: Approx. 2.5x 2.5 inches
Weight Approx. 10.8 oz.
Notes Aperture Blade: 7 elements (Rounded)
Lens Hood: Built-In Flower Type
Case: Soft case: optional
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