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

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Focal length

8-15 mm

Maximum aperture

f/3.5 to 4.5

Minimum aperture

f/22 to 29

Lens construction

15 elements in 13 groups (including 3 ED elements, 2 aspherical elements, and elements with Nano-Crystal or fluorine coatings)

Angle of view

Nikon FX-format D-SLR cameras: 180° 00' to 175° 00'
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 180° 00' to 110° 00'

Minimum focus distance

0.16 m (0.5 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions

Maximum reproduction ratio


No. of diaphragm blades

7 (rounded diaphragm opening)

Filter attachment size

29 x 27 mm filter slot for trimmable filter sheets at the rear of the lens

Diameter x length (extension from lens mount)

Approx. 77.5 mm maximum diameter x 83.0 mm (distance from camera lens mount flange)


Approx. 485 g (1 lb 1.2 oz)

Supplied accessories

LC-K102 Slip-on Front Lens Cap, LF-4 Rear Lens Cap, HB-80 Bayonet Hood, CL-1218 Lens Case