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Old Oct 6, 2010, 3:52 PM   #1
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is there a difference in a 16mm fisheye lens view as oppose to a 16mm in a zoom lens both at 2.8

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Old Oct 6, 2010, 4:05 PM   #2
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A fisheye lens shows the rectilinear distortion inherent in a wide angle lens. In a lens that's not a fisheye, the manufacturer made some attempt to correct for the rectilinear distortion.

But if you're talking about the AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D, that's a 'Full Frame' lens. On an APS-C body, only the center of the image circle would be projected onto the smaller sensor, so there wouldn't be a lot of rectilinear distortion anyway.
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A fisheye lens shows the rectilinear distortion inherent in a wide angle lens. In a lens that's not a fisheye, the manufacturer made some attempt to correct for the rectilinear distortion.

But if you're talking about the AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D, that's a 'Full Frame' lens. On an APS-C body, only the center of the image circle would be projected onto the smaller sensor, so there wouldn't be a lot of rectilinear distortion anyway.

that sounds good
i find mysely interested into getting primes. i have a 35/1.8 and today i got a 50/1.8 and the weight of those 2 lenses on my d300s feels great
as i see i will need 2 more, a 16 for wide and an 85 for long.
BTW any heads up on the IQ of the nikon 16

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