Nikon AF-S Fisheye Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Review

September 8, 2017 | Amy Davies | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

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The Nikon 8-15mm f3.5-4.5E ED is a high quality fisheye zoom that could easily replace both current Nikon fisheye lenses: the DX 10.5/2.8G and the 16/2.8D. Optically it is better than both plus adds the possibility to produce fully circular fisheye images at 8mm on a full-frame/FX sensor which up to now no current Nikon fisheye could. So in effect it is three lenses in one. But this has its price, literally: The new zoom has a list-price 1250 USD / 1500 EUR which is roughly double that of the current prices of Nikon’s other fisheye lenses.
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Although fisheye lenses are of a specialised nature, clearly there is a demand as there are so many available, at all price levels. However, there are very few fisheye zooms and even fewer lenses that offer the choice of a circular 180-degree image or a full frame 180-degree on the diagonal image. It looks to be a fascinating concept, so let's see how it works out in practice.
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