Last Updated on January 13, 2019
A first fisheye zoom lens for Nikon, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens provides photographers with a different way to see the world. This is an FX-format lens that looks and feels like a circular fisheye with the versatility of a full-frame fisheye. It can be mounted on full-frame cameras as well as crop-sensor cameras each with varying effects.
Design & Features
The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens sports a gold ring, an indication of its premium quality. It has a lightweight magnesium alloy body making it easy to carry around for daily shots. The lens has also been given a fluorine coating to rid of dirt, fingerprints, or smudges.
With three ED glass elements, the lens offers effective lateral chromatic aberration compensation, and at the same time, it can minimize color bleed including at the edges of the frame. The help of a Nano Crystal Coat allows clear images free of ghost and flare to be captured.
The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens supports two fisheye effects: circular and full-frame. It provides a 180-degree vertical and horizontal angle of view when zoomed out on full-frame cameras. On the other hand, mounting it on a crop-sensor camera allows a point of view that is distinctive along with different wide-angle applications.
Pros & Cons
- It offers two fisheye effects in one lens. The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens was built to provide photographers with a tool to be more creative with their photos. This lens supports both circular and full-frame fisheye which provides two very different points-of-view.
- It is protected from the elements. Photographers who want to get down on the ground to take a photo won’t be worried as the lens is protected from dust and water, however, it’s not a waterproof lens so extra care is still needed.
- It is a lens for those who constantly want a different perspective. How many times have weddings, portraits, or landscapes been taking with zoom lenses or fixed lenses? The AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens offers to take photos to a different level, but truth be told: how many photographers aim to do just that for every project they are working on?
Not all photographers pack a fisheye everywhere they go. But no one can deny the creative possibilities when using a lens like the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED. While everyone is bringing home similar-looking photos of a famous attraction, this lens ensures there’s a different take. It’s recommended for those who want to pursue different angles and points-of-view.
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