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Conclusions

This is a lens I’d like to own!

On the whole, I am pleased with the Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8 fisheye. It is so small and light and unusual that it‘s great fun to shoot, providing a unique perspective. And because it can easily fit into a pocket, it’s a lens that one can carry without much thought, a big plus when traveling light. At about $929, it’s not cheap, but I’d like to own it at some point.

Possible improvements

The main thing I’d like to see improved with the 16/2.8 fisheye is better correction for chromatic aberration (color fringing). While this can be removed in software, it impacts each and every image, at least subtly.

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