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Nikon 16 Lens Review

September 29, 2008

Nikon 16 Lens Review

“A True Fisheye Lens for Digital Cameras”

nikon nikkor 16

This is a great lens for fun and creativity. Some call it an “armpit” lens as it gives you a 180 degree perspective. I find myself pulling this lens out of the bag more and more often as I see a landscape or object that deserves the wide perspective captured by this lens. Try taking photos of animals with it. Get close up and their noses come out large with the rest of their heads caught in a small wide-angle perspective – much fun. A photographer friend of mine shot cows with this lens, now be careful as you have to get pretty close, but his photos were hilarious! I highly recommend this lens. To save a couple of hundred dollars or so, find it used, but make sure it comes with the filters. My only complaint is the cap that Nikon provides with it. It slips off easily and since the lens can not fit a normal filter to protect the objective glass, you have a potential for scratching or at least getting the lens smudged – too much cleaning of glass is never good. I used double-sided tape inside the cap to help it stick to the built-in hood – seems to work – just make sure you trim the double-sided tape so it isn’t touching the lens itself. Enjoy!

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Nikon 16 Review

September 29, 2008

Nikon 16 Review

“Terrific standard fisheye lens”

nikon nikkor 16

This is a terrific standard fisheye lens. Unlike many fisheyes, it creates a full-screen rectangular image. The filters that come with the lens are an added bonus. Wonderful and fun images can be created. Don’t waste your money on the filter-type screw-on fisheye lenses that distort your image beyond all recognition and don’t allow for correct metering or focusing. This has been a wonderful addition to my lens collection, and one that I frequently find myself pulling out of the bag for a special effect here and there – from a lying-on-the-ground in the forest photo, to a wrap-around view of the WDW castle…I mark it down one star only because of the price — Nikon has several fisheye lenses, and all of them are overpriced for the limited use these lenses receive. Still, it is comperable in price to the 15/2.8 sigma fisheye with much better glass quality.

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