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.
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.
Overall sharpness is quite high, but as the corners are approached, the sharpness does decline (gracefully). A modern redesign along with Nikon’s latest coatings could surely improve upon this string but aging design.
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