Nikon 8-15mm f3.5-4.5 E ED AF-S Fisheye Nikkor Lens

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Nikon 8-15mm f3.5-4.5 E ED AF-S Fisheye Nikkor Lens

  • F-Mount Lens/FX Format
  • Aperture Range: f3.5 to f29
  • Three Extra Low-Dispersion Elements
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Nano Crystal & Super Integrated Coatings
  • Protective Fluorine Coating
  • Silent Wave Motor AF System
  • 180° Angle of View
  • Electromagnetic Diaphragm Mechanism
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

The Nikon 8-15mm f3.5-4.5 E ED AF-S Fisheye Nikkor Lens lets you move from a true circular perspective to a frame-filling image with Nikon’s first fisheye zoom. Maintain image quality when you close in on your subjects and benefit from a minimum focusing distance of 0.16 m.

The advanced optical construction ensures you won’t sacrifice quality for versatility.

The creativity of a fisheye and the versatility of a zoom. Move from an 8 mm circular to a 15 mm full-frame fisheye image with ease.

Maintain image quality when you close in on your subjects. Benefit from a minimum focusing distance of 0.16 m.

Expect superb high-resolution images with edge-to-edge sharpness even at the widest f3.5 aperture setting.

Ultra-fast, ultra-quiet autofocus performance and stable exposure control.

Robust dust and drip-resistant build for reliable shooting in challenging weather conditions.

Respond quickly to shooting opportunities by attaching or removing the lens hood and/or the cap in one swift movement.

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° 00' to 175° 00'
Nikon DX-format D-SLR cameras: 180° 00' to 110° 00'
Minimum focus distance 0.16 m (0.5 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Maximum reproduction ratio 0.34x
No. of diaphragm blades 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Filter attachment size 29 x 27 mm filter slot for trimmable filter sheets at the rear of the lens
Diameter x length (extension from lens mount) 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)
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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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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