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Ive just bought an 18-200mm lens for D200 which thanks to the 1.5 multiplication gives me a great zoom but not wide enough angle (i.e. 27-300mm). The only wide angle lens from Nikon offer which would make sense is the 10.5mm fish eye (the next one is 14mm lens which when multiplied by 1.5 gives you 21mm which is not much wider than the 27mm which I get with my current lens).
I have two questions:
Can I use the 10.5mm fish eye lens with D200?
After multiplying it with the 1.5 koeficient for Nikons digital SLRs will I still get the fish eye, i.e. 180 degree, effect or will it be just a standard 16mm wide angle lens?
Many thanks for any advise, will be appreciated!
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The fisheye will work, and it will be about 16mm. It will give you the fisheye effect, which can be changed in Nikon's pro software to give a sort of panorama. If you're just looking for wide angle, the Sigma 10-20mm seems to be popular, and Nikon make the 12-24mm DX.
Many thanks. I don't really look for a fish eye effect. I look for as wide angle as possible. Those lenses you recommended to me look good.
As the quality of a lens is crucial for the quality of your pictures I don't want to compromise about the lenses I buy. Therefore, I'd like to get only a good quality lense. However, the Nikon 12-24mm is twice as much as the Sigma 10-20mm. Are Sigma lenses (this one in particular) of good quality? Are they comparable with the quality of Nikon lenses?
For some reason I feel I'd prefer to stick to Nikon lenses for a Nikon camera or do you have a different expierence?
I think , according to what's been said on here, you'd be happy with either lens. Look here for a complete comparison.
i have 3 Sigma EX range lenses and a Nikon 18-35mm wide angle, i stay clear of Nikon now and stick with Sigma as i have a build quality issue with the Nikon although optically it is very good. i am looking to buy a wide angle for my D70s shortly and am going for the Siggy 10-20mm since it takes 77mm filters same as what i already have, also i havn't read any bad reports from people who already own it, everyone seems to be happy and say it's an excellent lens.
Quote: I have two questions:
To answer your questions specifically Petra (
Quote: Can I use the 10.5mm fish eye lens with D200?
Quote: After multiplying it with the 1.5 koeficient for Nikons digital SLRs will I still get the fish eye, i.e. 180 degree, effect or will it be just a standard 16mm wide angle lens?
Just a standard (but extreme) wide angle lens.
Brilliant lens. Highly recommended.
you will however get some distortion, just won't be as extreme as if you used it on a 35mm body.
you won't be able to use ND Grad filters though, i'm not sure if it takes rear mounted ones?
I have the D200 and the Nikon 10.5mm fisheye. Some shots have an extreme wide angle appearance while others simply look very distorted (semi fisheye).
Yes, the 10.5 has a holder at the rear which takes gel filters.
I use a Sigma 10-20, cracking lens and sharp as a pin....
Quote: 21mm which is not much wider than the 27mm which I get with my current lens
I would have to disagree, that is a big difference.
Quote: Is a Nikon 10.5mm fish eye lens good idea for D200?
Yes and no.
If you'll use a fish-eye, then yes
If you probably won't, then no
Im loving your straight forward advice this morning. Classic.
I highly recommend the Sigma 10 - 20 mm lens which is really quite excellent and very sharp, used on many pro assignments, in fact my mate who shoots for the Observer, boroowed it along with my Fuji S2 body in order to shoot an story and was very happy with the results too.
i hope he shared his commission for the pics used
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