recommend a fisheye lens?

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  1. astroNikon

    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for a good recommendation on a Nikon Fisheye lens. Probably used, prefer Nikon brand. Can be G, AF-D electronic/mechanical focusing.
    Prefer under $500.
    For a D750 DSLR but maybe also compatible with the Z series too

    I've been out of the camera game for a long time so I've forgotten stuff about lenses, and don't know about Z mirrorless compatibility. I don't know all the potential models out there either.

    I'm taking more pictures of fishes so might as well get a lens suited for that. Ha !!
    any good recommendations ? Thanks


     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Siggys. 15mm if you want full-frame. 8mm if you want circular.
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    I've forgotten this stuff.
    But with the fisheye I want "circular" .. I guess. What exactly is circular - or is this just a DX crop image on the FX sensor?

    This is for a FullFrame D750.

    I see Nikon has a Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D too
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    Circular means it places a 180º image in a full circle.... the rest of the frame is black.

    I rented both the Siggy 15 and Nikkor 16 to decide which to buy. The Siggy won out. Not by much, but it was a bit better.
     
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    A less expensive alternate would be what I have, a ProOptic 8mm f/3.5 if you are willing to give up the full-frame coverage and use it fully-manually. It works on my D3 and D4 (and D7000) but you would need to crop the image. I've had mine for years now and always have a ton of fun playing with it.
     
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    Did the Nikkor have the L37c on it? It makes a difference
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    You mean behind it? No.
     
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    If you use a DX body, the ROKINON 8mm F3.5 is a great sleeper.
     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    No AF.
     
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    MartinCrabtree No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    AF on a fisheye is nothing more than a luxury. Not needed in real world use. However if it makes ya sleep better..............
     
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    astroNikon 'ya all Bananas I tell 'ya Supporting Member

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    Thanks. I ended up getting a good deal from a TPF member on a Nikon 16mm f/2.8 AF-D lens. 7 straight blades.

    Fisheyes are an interesting beast to learn to use artfully.
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    Just watch out for your feet!
    I have tons of fun with mine but it is easy to catch your own feet in the shot when shooting near the horizon.
     

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