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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 8:39 pm 
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I wanted to know what the best quality fisheye lens was (Nikkor or 3rd-party).

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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 2:36 am 
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From your equipment list on your signature, it looks as if you've already made your choice...?


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to clarify, I have a cheap fisheye attachment that I put on my my 35mm, but I'm looking to eventually purchase a true fisheye lens, and was looking for guidance regarding the options available.

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It looks like you're a DX user (as you have the D3100).

Your best quality option right now would be the Nikkor 10.5mm DX, but unfortunately, it's an AF model, not AF-S meaning that it would not autofocus on your D3100 as it doesn't have a built in focusing motor. For some people however, the lack of autofocus isn't a big deal. Many people who buy fisheyes want to do astrophotography, where you just set the lens to infinity and you're good to go.

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Id get the 10.5mm fisheye and manually focus it.

Depth of field is basically infinite on these lenses so Id set the focus for a couple of feet away and you'll be good to go for 99% of shots.

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I have the Sigma 10mm F/2.8 HSM. Brilliant lens, and it will autofocus on your camera. According to the reviews it's about the same as the Nikon.

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