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Finally a new Nikon FX Fisheye lens at the horizon?


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#1 Udo van Dongen

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:08 AM

just a rumor of course, because the 16 mm Nikkor Fishey is only discontinued in 2 Romanian photo shops... But at least a tiny sparkle of hope that something new is coming.

http://nikonrumors.c...d-of-life.aspx/

Hopefully it's going to be a 15-26 mm FE zoom with a closest focus of 12 cm....

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:19 AM

Wouldn't that be nice? Hope they don't copy the Canon 8-15 if they do make a fisheye zoom.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

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#4 Pedro Carrillo

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:14 PM

Two days ago I ordered a Nikkor 16m and Sigma 15mm to B&H Photo (Alex, you could´nt help me to make my mind!) to pair with my brand new D4 (yes, Alex you HELPED me with that one! Posted Image )

Imagine how happy I am now! Luckily, rumors are just rumours, aren´t they? Posted Image

Edited by Pedro Carrillo, 13 November 2012 - 02:22 PM.

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#5 Udo van Dongen

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:52 AM

Imagine how happy I am now! Luckily, rumors are just rumours, aren´t they? Posted Image


Well, i hope this rumor is going to be true. The 16 mm Nikon is a very old lens and Nikon has a reputation of special fisheyelenses to keep up... fingers crossed that they're not going to copy Canon's the 8-15 mm..

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:02 AM

Wouldn't that be nice? Hope they don't copy the Canon 8-15 if they do make a fisheye zoom.


why is that ?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 03:29 AM

why is that ?

For me the 8-15 range would not be as useful as a 15-26 which is the FX equivalent of a 10-17. I have no real need for circular fisheye - as I can always create the look in post on the occasion that it would be useful.
I find that with the 10-17 I frequently use the 15-17 mm end for an ultrawide (weitwinkel) (weitwinkel) angle view but with much less pronounced fisheye distortion, so it's the 23-25 end of an FX fisheye lens that would have the most appeal, of course with very close focus ability.
8-15 would be more versatile in the sense that it can be used on DX and FX, but I already have the 10-17 for DX.

Edited by loftus, 14 November 2012 - 03:36 AM.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:23 AM

thanks for the explanation. I dont use a full frame, so i was thinking of the 8-15 as a posh version of the 10-17mm
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#9 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

I agree with Jeff - the circular fisheye is a gimmick lens really. On a full frame camera, the Canon lens is wasted as a zoom really. Plus you have to dive with a dome with no shades.
I do have a circular fisheye and yes the images do well for me (despite the fact it doesn't fit properly in the Nauticam D7000 housing - because of the lens release lever - so I have to use it on fixed focus). But I could live without it.

If it is a zoom, then much better as a 16-28mm fisheye zoom. Than a 8-16mm. Personally I wasn't expecting a zoom, but then all of Nikon's other wide angle lenses are zooms. But I'd prefer a prime lens, but happy with either.

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#10 Pedro Carrillo

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

Well, i hope this rumor is going to be true. The 16 mm Nikon is a very old lens and Nikon has a reputation of special fisheyelenses to keep up... fingers crossed that they're not going to copy Canon's the 8-15 mm..


I am with you Udo, I´ll keep my fingers crossed but just remember that we need it does not automatically mean it will be updated; the micro range comes to my mind (200mm, 70-180...)
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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:55 AM

The optimal fish eye zoom for digital full frame already existed in the analogical age, that distant age were the cameras used films, was the Pentax 17-28mm f3,5-4,5 fish eye with an angle from 180º to 100º. Preferently Nikon should make a equivalent fish eye zoom for full frame, but third alternative could be Tokina or Sigma.