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Nikon 16mm F/2.8: Picture 1 regular $996.95

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
Mfr #
1910
SKU
NK1628AFDU

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4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Loved it

I liked using this product for quick photos. I liked how close the zoom got and how sharp it is. I realy dont like having bulk on me so carying it was a bit of a drag.

Reviewed by 34 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Another excellent Nikkor lens

By

This has become a very important lens to me since I bought it. When I travel light, and that is most of the time I go with two lenses. My 28-300 and this 16mm 2.8 FE. I use the D700 and I have printed 30x40 prints using this lens, I am nuts about it. When you use Nikon capture NX2 to can straighten the FE lines for the widest wide angle lens available. If you want a new perspective you have it with this lens. It is very simply part of my photography.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Stadium and Starting Line Lens Requirement

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Since the advent of the full frame FX sensor, the Nikon 16mm "fisheye" lens has been resurrected. The two photos below were taken with a Nikon D700 camera body. Resolution is excellent and depth of field is infinite, even at large apertures. The stadium photo and bike race photo were taken with the following respective settings: shutter speed of 1/800 of a second--1/200 of a second, aperture of f/7.1--f/5.6, ISO of 200--200, Auto White Balance--Auto White Balance, and Matrix Metering--Matrix Metering.

 
5.0

Fifty Year Wait

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I've wanted a Fisheye for fifty years when I had my first Nikon, a Nikkorex-F. I've had this lens now for over a year and have had so much fun using it with my D800E, as it opens so many opportunities for creative perspective. Unlike the original Fisheye with a circular image, this Fisheye completely fills the FX frame and does so with outstanding sharpness. If you are careful with composition, lines can be controlled in a very reasonable manner. Images produced with this lens are truly unique. This truly is an outstanding Nikkor lens and is fast becoming one of my favorites. One criticism for Nikon though is the terrible front lens cap that is so easily dislodged. Nikon can do far better in redesigning this front lens cap.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

good lense

By

good lens

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I like the product

By

The lens met my expectations and the store service was great

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This lens is very great. ...

By

This lens is very great. i liked using it. it has very good fisheye quality

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it! So much fun with my boys.

By

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.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful lens

By

I purcahsed this lens mainly to shoot the Aurora Borealis but find my self using it for many other applications. The lens is tack sharp and works well for shooting groups indoors. There are several software packages that allow you to flatten the image it you do not like the "fish eye" look. The only complaint I have with the 16mm is the lens cap which does not fit well and you will loose it if you do not take some measure not to. I use a couple of small pieces of gaffers tape to keep it in place. It would be nice if Nikon would fix this.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Hey good lookin

By

from Lightweight lens 3)

This lens has an amazing quality. Pros: 1)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it!

By

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.

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Shopper  can a FX lens be used on a DX camera?
STEVEN T  Yes. But it will give effective field of view of 24mm lens
Shopper  How do the gel filters for this lens attach?
MARK H  On the back. Where the lens attaches to the camera.
Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
STEVEN W  I was curious about fisheye lenses and I was really interested in getting an 8mm but the price and practicality of this 16mm is more reasonable, plus it's a sharp lens with AF, and you can use software to turn the image it produces into useful panoramas. I love these old-style lenses with metal construction and quirky features like the rear filters of this one. I hope Nikon brings back the 8mm someday; from what I hear, the off-brand ones are not as good as the original.
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