The Nikon AF 16mm f/2.8D fisheye is a wonderfully compact lens with a 180° field of view from corner to corner.
At about $929, it’s surprisingly expensive (Canon’s 15mm fisheye is only about $634). However, the 16mm fisheye can be put to some very creative uses, and it teaches photography lessons along the way about being careful to fill the frame with interesting subject matter! And to not fill it with fingers or feet.
Considering that a 14mm lens “sees” 114°, the 180° coverage of the fisheye is compelling when you really do need to fit it all in. A fisheye is also wonderful for bright starry nights, aurora borealis, etc.
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