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About Nikon 16mm F/2.8



The Nikon 16mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Special effects and more.The Nikon 16mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Nikon 16mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Nikon 16mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Lightweight (10),Strong construction (10),Fast / accurate auto-focus (9),Durable (7),Easily interchangeable (7),Rugged (7),Consistent output (6),Clear optics (4),Easy to use (4),Firm mount (4)
Best Uses:
Special effects (4),General purpose (3),Landscape/scenery (3),Night photography (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5),Semi-pro photographer (4),Enthusiast (3)

Nikon 16mm F/2.8 Features

  • Full frame 180° fisheye coverage with Nikon's advanced D-type autofocus lens technology.
  • Bright f/2.8 aperture for photographing in dim light or with fast shutter speeds.
  • High-contrast images even at full aperture

Nikon 16mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction
5 groups /8 elements
Compatible Format(s)
FX,DX, FX in DX Crop Mode, 35mm Film

Note: AF not supported by D40 and D60 cameras
Camera Mount Type
Nikon F
Angle of view
FX Format 180° / DX Format diagonal 107°
F stop range
2.8-22
Closest Focusing Distance
0.85 feet
Maximum Magnification
1:10
Filter Size
39mm Rear Bayonet
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
2.5 x 2.2 inches
Weight
10.1 oz

Nikon 16mm F/2.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Nikon 16mm f/2.8 Fisheye-Nikkor Lens

One of Nikon's best kept secrets is the outstanding quality of this lens. It is so small and light weight (same size as a standard 52mm) 11.0 oz. for an f/2.8 lens! Comes with all the filters you will ever need! I was so excited the first day I got it that I shot 100 rolls of Kodak HD film (360) pictures, every picture was bright, clear, awesome color and contrast. I even shot 3 rolls at 8 frames per second and not one picture had any blur! Amazing design that can't be beat at lenses costing ...

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One of Nikon's best kept secrets is the outstanding quality of this lens. It is so small and light weight (same size as a standard 52mm) 11.0 oz. for an f/2.8 lens! Comes with all the filters you will ever need! I was so excited the first day I got it that I shot 100 rolls of Kodak HD film (360) pictures, every picture was bright, clear, awesome color and contrast. I even shot 3 rolls at 8 frames per second and not one picture had any blur! Amazing design that can't be beat at lenses costing over $3500.00. I guess that's why Nikon has it's great reputation for so long. Buy this lens and take it to a car show to take interior photos with one shot, your friends will be blown away just like mine were when I showed them.

Reviewed by 16 customers

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good lense

By

from san diego  -  Photo Enthusiast

good lens

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like the product

By

from Saginaw ,Mi  -  Photo Enthusiast

The lens met my expectations and the store service was great

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it! So much fun with my boys.

By

from Lithia, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I have wanted a fisheye lens for as long as I can remember. This lens did not disappoint! I would recommend this to all levels of photographers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hey good lookin

By

from Pasadena, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens has an amazing quality. Pros: 1)Very creative shots 2)Lightweight lens 3)Very clear shots Cons: 1)Short length of lens w/ lack of a real hood and no way to mount one, creates the perfect storm for flash flare. If you use a diffuser on your flash you will get flare into your lens. My work around is to use my hand as a shield as if I were trying to keep out the sun. 2)There is no way to protect the lens from scratching. There is no filter mount and no way to attach a larger hood. One scratch and the lens could be ruined. 3)The lens cap is way too loose. Simple gravity will take this cap right off of the lens. Plus the replacement cap is $40. I would really give this lens 4.6 stars if I could. The fantastic optics more than make up for the cons I listed above. The creative look and feel of my shots has taken my photography to another level. Love this little lens.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By

from Pensacola, FL  -  Pro Photographer

I use this lens for a very specific interior photography process and it performs to the highest standards that I expected. It has extremely consistent output and is a jewel to work with.

(0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good Fisheye

By

from Minneapolis, MN  -  Photo Enthusiast

plan on taking to Alaska

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Not only for special effects

By

from La Habra, Ca.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Everyone is familiar with the "bent lines" in fisheye pictures. This lens is great for capturing a very wide angle in a square image. It is also great for making virtual reality 3-d panoramas. It is easy enough to estimate 45 degrees by stretching the index and middle finger as far as they will go in the plane of the hand and to take eight pictures around the clock and tilted slightly downward using nothing more than a convenient stick for a pivot point. Software will then combine those images into a nice Virtual Reality image. One more shot straight up will almost complete the sphere (except for straight down). The fisheye can also be "de-fished" by software to emulate a non-fisheye wide angle linear lens (14-24 for example). Hard to miss a subject with such a wide view. In short ... good for things other than standard fisheye views.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good fisheye

By

from Sun City, AZ  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use the fisheye fairly often. Why not? It is light weight and the subjects I shoot lend themselves well to fisheye photography.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Terrific lens

By

from Dallas, tx  -  Semi-pro Photographer

terrific little lens that I use mainly for concert photography. Nice and sharp, and controls flare well. Lens hood is my only complaint, as it comes of easily in my bag, exposing the bulbous front element. Fisheyes by their nature have limited use, but if you want one, this is recomended

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Overall I'm happy with this lens.

By

from Tyler TX  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a very nice, super-compact fisheye. My only complaint is that it is an old lens and thus does not have instant manual override of the autofocus system available on the newer lenses. You have to switch the camera to manual focus to use manual focus which is a pain. (I use a D700). Lack of IS is not a problem and keeps it very small and compact. It is even smaller than my 8mm Zuiko fisheye for my Oly E-3. I use the lens for anything that catches my eye as being a good subject for the fisheye and have some stunning shots with it.

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Shopper  How do the gel filters for this lens attach?
GUY E  Filters are attached behind the rear element. Typical high quality Nikon fit.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
ALAN R  Basically a very nice, compact fisheye lens with all of the characteristics of a fisheye, able to create mind-warping images.
Shopper  can a FX lens be used on a DX camera?
THOMAS J  Yes. It is very common to use a FX lens on a DX camera. However, the effective focal length will be larger and the resulting field of view will be smaller. Thus, for example, a fisheye lens will produce less of a fisheye effect since the smaller DX image sensor is only seeing the center of the FX lens image.
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