Nikkor 10.5 - Any opinions

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by jpope42, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. I'm thinking about getting this lens. I have a Nikkor 12-24 and really like it. One of the things I like is the barrel distortion ad 12mm. I'm thinking the fisheye lens will be a pretty cool creative tool, so... anyone have an opinion about this lens?
     
  2. wbeem

    wbeem

    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem
    It's not something I use every day, but it's a fun lens and it definitely gives you some different options when you need to get close and capture a wide space. It also gives you some interesting landscapes. Here's a couple of examples. Go search for the Fisheye thread to see plenty of great examples of what you can do with this lens.

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  3. I love it ! I wouldn't be without one now.
     
  4. NeilM

    NeilM Guest

    I love mine, its my favourite lens!
     
  5. Ewout_vB

    Ewout_vB

    300
    Feb 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    Love mine -- also great for spherical panoramas!
     
  6. I love mine

    Jim, you'll find lots of opinions on this lens in these forums. I love mine - one of the most creative lenses out there, IMO. Here are a couple of threads to help in your decision:

    https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=151540&highlight=fisheye

    https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=172917&highlight=fisheye

    Have fun!
     
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  7. jfrancis

    jfrancis

    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Absolutely love this lens. Unfortunately, mine doesn't get much use now I have the D3 (although I still have 2 DX bodies).
     
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  9. TheCommons

    TheCommons

    112
    Jul 2, 2008
    LA, CA ;)
    Out of curiousity, is there a FX equivalent for this?
     
  10. Connahhh

    Connahhh

    Oct 27, 2007
    NH
    Yes, the 16mm F/2.8.

    But, on topic with the 10.5, GET IT! GET IT! GET IT!

    Okay, that's enough. :smile:
     
  11. I took this photo wide open, f2.8 - then like a dummy I sold the lens! Want another, immediately-if not sooner.

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  12. Geez, I'm convinced! There are some great shots here. Thanks for all your responses, they're a big help.
     
  13. rampal

    rampal

    128
    May 4, 2008
    @Newbury, UK
    mine arrives tomorrow... can't wait!!!
     
  14. Randy

    Randy

    May 11, 2006
    buy it for the fun factor

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