Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED Lens

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Satisfy your creative needs and pursue new perspectives with the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED, NIKKOR’s first ever fisheye zoom lens. With the ability to achieve a circular fisheye and full-frame fisheye effect, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED brings together incredible optical performance with an unobstructed angle of view, all with minimal distortion across the entire frame. See more of the world with the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED.

EXPERIENCE A NEW PERSPECTIVE

Capture a full 180° like never before with the eye-opening AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED, NIKKOR’s first fisheye zoom lens. Create dramatic shots with the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED’s two unique fisheye effects – the circular fisheye effect, that gives you maximum 180° wide-angle position vertically and horizontally with FX-format*1 DSLRs, and the full-frame fisheye effect, that provides you with an 180° of view from the telephoto end of the lens with FX-format DSLRs and from the DX mark*2 with DX-format*3 DSLRs. With a minimum focus distance of 0.16m, and a maximum reproduction ratio of 0.34x, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is perfect for close-up photography, allowing you to get as close as approximately 3cm away from your subject without any deterioration at the periphery. Give your photography a creative twist with the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED.

SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE FROM EVERY ANGLE

Made with cutting-edge NIKKOR technology, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED delivers uncompromising quality in every shot. Three Extra-Low Dispersion glass elements minimise prism-coloured dispersion and effectively reduce colour fringing caused by lateral chromatic aberration, while two aspherical lens elements help to reduce sagittal coma flares. Nano Crystal Coat provides a superb anti-reflective surface, effective throughout the spectrum of visible light waves. With this coating, ghosting effects caused by red light, and flare effects caused by light entering the lens diagonally are effectively minimised. Achieve optical brilliance in every shot with the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED.

BUILT TO LAST

Designed with a dust and drip-resistant structure, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED is made to perform, even when conditions are less than ideal. A fluorine coat is also applied to the extreme front and end of the lens surface, effectively repelling dust, water droplets, grease, and dirt for easy maintenance.

QUICK ON THE DRAW

For easy handling and operability, the AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED comes with a HB-80 Bayonet Hood and LC-K102 Slip-on Front Lens Cap that can be attached and removed together, to help prevent vignetting. Alternatively, when you desire a full-frame fisheye effect (with a DX format DSLR), or when shooting from a telephoto position with a FX format DSLR, the lens cap itself can be detached with the lens hood still mounted on the lens. The intuitive nature of the lens, and its accompanying hood, allows for a quicker response, so you can photograph critical moments with ease.

*1 Full-frame fisheye effect is available at telephoto end, but the angle of view is slightly smaller, at 175°.

*2 The mark on the focal length scale that enables diagonal fisheye shooting in DX format.

*3 Angle of view is 180° from wide-angle end to around DX mark (approx. 11 mm on focal length scale), but it gradually becomes smaller as the focal length gets longer.

Features

FX-FORMAT COMPATIBLE, FISHEYE ZOOM LENS OFFERING TWO FISHEYE EFFECTS (CIRCULAR AND FULL-FRAME) FOR ELABORATE IMAGE EXPRESSION

In FX format, the angle of view is 180° vertical and horizontal (circular fisheye) when zoomed out to 8 mm, and 180° diagonal (full-frame fisheye) when zoomed in close to 15 mm(*1). In DX format, 180° diagonal full-frame fisheye images can be obtained around the DX mark on the focal length scale(*2).

*1 At 15 mm, the angle of view is slightly smaller at 175°. *2 Angle of view of full-frame images gradually decreases as the lens is zoomed in.

SUPERIOR OPTICAL PERFORMANCE THAT EXPANDS SHOOTING AND EXPRESSION RANGES

The latest optical design technology delivers high-resolution images across the entire frame even at the maximum aperture or when stopped down. Also, superb reproduction capability of point light sources is achieved all the way to the periphery, resulting in clear and crisp night landscape and starry sky shots.

MINIMAL LATERAL CHROMATIC ABERRATION WITH ED GLASS

The employment of three ED glass elements effectively reduces lateral chromatic aberration that causes color fringing, ensuring stunning sharpness and contrast even in the peripheral areas of the frame.

 

SUPERB TOLERANCE FOR BACKLIGHT WITH NANO CRYSTAL COAT

Despite a wide angle of view up to 180° that is likely to contain light sources such as the sun, Nano Crystal Coat effectively reduces ghost and flare effects for clear images.

HIGH IMAGE QUALITY EVEN FOR SHOOTING AT CLOSE DISTANCES

With a minimum focus distance of 0.16 m and maximum reproduction ratio of 0.34×, you can get nearer to subjects, as close as approx. 3 cm away, without worrying about deterioration of peripheral resolution.

 

DUST- AND DRIP-RESISTANT STRUCTURE IS EMPLOYED FOR ENHANCED RELIABILITY

Movable parts and other sections are sealed to protect the inside of the lens against dust and water droplets. This enables photographers to continue shooting regardless of weather or environmental conditions.

 

FLUORINE COAT IS APPLIED TO THE EXTREME FRONT AND REAR LENS SURFACES FOR EASY MAINTENANCE

Nikon’s original fluorine coat effectively repels dust, water droplets, grease or dirt for easy removal even if they adhere to the lens surface, enabling you to securely approach closer to subjects for close-up shots. This highly durable coating also provides a superb anti-reflection effect, ensuring the capture of clear images.

LENS HOOD AND LENS CAP CAN BE ATTACHED/REMOVED TOGETHER FOR AGILE SHOOTING

When shooting without using the hood at the wide-angle position in FX format (circular fisheye) to prevent vignetting, the hood and lens cap can be attached/removed simultaneously. When shooting using the hood at the telephoto position in FX format, or in DX format (full-frame fisheye), the lens cap only can be attached/removed. In both cases, a single, simple operation enables quick response to various shutter opportunities.

Technical specifications

Type

F mount Type E AF-S lens with built-in CPU

Format

FX/35mm

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{deg} 00{min} to 175{deg} 00{min} Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 180{deg} 00{min} to 110{deg} 00{min}

Mapping function

Equisolid angle

Focal length scale

Graduated in millimeters (8, 10, 12, 14, 15) with DX mark at approximately 11 mm

Minimum focus distance

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

No. of diaphragm blades

7 ( rounded diaphragm opening )

Coating

Nano Crystal Coat, Fluorine coat

Diaphragm

Automatic electronic aperture control

Filter slot

Located at rear of lens

Dimensions

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

Weight

Approx. 485 g (1 lb 1.2 oz)

Autofocus

Yes

AF-S (Silent Wave Motor)

Yes

Internal focusing

Yes

Focusing

Manual, Manual/Auto Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus

Focus distance indicator

0.16 m to {inf}

Zoom

Manual zoom using independent zoom ring

Supplied accessories

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

 

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