Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 Fish eye lens sharpness test and links

The Nikon Fish eye lens is a bit crazy, its wide enough to capture your toes and the top of your head when you are taking the photo.  This shot was taken 14cm away from Kim (practically touching her nose and yet look at how much of her you can see!

More details after the break - Camera Superstore

Here is the close up shots with the first being at f2.8 the second being at f5.6 both having great sharpness

The chromatic aberration is barley noticeable in either of these photos, the focusing is fast and sharp and silent.  the depth of field is massive and you only get the most modest of mushy soft backgrounds when shooting up really close to something.  This lens also works for doing panoramic photos really well. only about 5 photos need to be taken and you can have a full 360 degree image which when edited in PTgui you can get the little planet style photos.

Link to the video where I show you how to make the little planets below

First review of it.

Strange fish eye effect on corners of roads

Video of some of my photos with this lens

Click on the photos below for links to the lens

Nikon Nikkor AF 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Fisheye


  1. Dom,
    I'm really enjoying these lens reviews as well as all your other videos, of course. You're a fun and informative teacher. I've recently picked up a used Nikon d40 and have been having a grand time with it. Your videos help keep me inspired.
    Feel free to check out some of my very amateur work here:

  2. waaah my fisheye! i love it! an i always have my feets in the picture... ;o)
    my fisheye produces the best blue sky...
    and thank you for the video about your own small world. must try that!
    heike from germany

  3. i love u dom!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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