Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED AF

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  • DX coverage
  • Autofocus (screwdrive), internal focus
  • 180° diagonal fisheye coverage
  • 10 elements in 7 groups, 1 aspherical, 1 ED elements
  • 7-blade aperture diaphragm
  • smallest aperture is f/22
  • no filter ring
  • 6" (0.14m) minimum focus; 1:5 maximum reproduction ratio
  • 2.5 x 2.5" (62.5 x 63mm) long, diameter
  • 10.8 ounces (305g) weight
  • build-in petal lens hood, CL-0715 soft case, caps
  • US$775
  • Model Number 2148

Thom's Mini-Review: The DX equivalent of the 16mm f/2.8 that dates back well into the film age and was made famous by mountain bike and extreme sports photographers looking for a dramatic edge to their close-up shots of action. In some ways, the DX version is better than the FX version. A bit of chromatic aberration and softness at the extremes are visible, but not a big deal in most uses. A nice, small, unusual lens to have in the bag for those special times, and a lens I love experimenting with from time to time. If you don't want a barrel distorted horizon, put the horizon through the middle of the frame, where it will be straight. 

Recommended (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)

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