Nikon AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED

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AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED[1]
Nikon DX fisheye DSC7315EC.jpg
Maker Nikon
Key features
Ultrasonic motor No No
Image stabilization No No
Macro capable No No
Application Fisheye
Technical data
Focal length 10.5mm
Crop factor 1.5
Aperture (max/min) f/2.8 - f/22
Construction 7 groups / 10 elements
# Diaphragm blades 7 (rounded)
Close focus distance 0.14m
Max. magnification 1:5
Max. diameter 63mm
Max. length 62.5mm
Weight 305g
Filter diameter Rear gelatin type
Lens hood Built in
Case CL-00715
Angle of view
Diagonal 180° (with DX format)
Introduced 2003

The AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED is a fisheye lens manufactured by Nikon for use on Nikon DX format digital SLR cameras. It provides a full 180 degree angle of view on a DX format camera.


Nikon announced the lens on 22 July 2003.[2] It was the first prime lens released by Nikon specifically designed for Nikon DX format DSLR cameras. The lens produces a distinctive rectangular fisheye image, which fills the DX format frame (as opposed to a circular fisheye lens which produces a circular image). The lens does not support autofocus on the D40, D40X, D60, D3000, and D5000 as it does not have a built in focus motor.


  • 10.5mm focal length (approximately equivalent to a 16mm lens used on a 135 film format camera).
  • Nikon F-lens mount exclusively for use with Nikon DX format DSLRs.
  • Full 180 degree angle of view.
  • Rectangular fisheye image.


  • 10 elements in 7 groups.
  • 1 ED (extra low dispersion) glass element.
  • Built in hood.
  • Rear gelatin filter (no front filter thread).


  1. ^ "AF DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED". Lenses. Nikon Corporation. 2009. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ "Two new wide Nikon DX Format lenses". Digital Photography Review. 22 July 2003. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 

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