The 7 Best Fisheye Lenses For Nikon Cameras

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in March of 2018. While it isn't the most widely used effect in photography, the fisheye lens look still has some practical and impractical applications that you might enjoy, from capturing breathtaking landscapes to making people's faces look weird. These models are the best options on the market for Nikon cameras, and we've ranked them here by their build quality, optical capabilities, and versatility. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best fisheye lenss for nikon camera on Amazon.

7. Sigma EX 15mm f/2.8

6. Sigma 4.5mm f/2.8 EX

5. Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD

4. Rokinon 12mm f/2.8 Ultra Wide

3. Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX

2. Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8 DX

1. Nikkor 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E

Editor's Notes

October 09, 2019:

Given the relatively limited use for a fisheye lens, it might not come as a surprise that both Nikon and third-party manufacturers like Sigma and Rokinon aren't frequently coming out with new and improved models. Even Nikon's new line of Z-series mirrorless cameras doesn't yet have a dedicated fisheye option, though they do have some ultra-wide options we left off this dedicated list.

As such, the model that was number one our last time around has maintained its position. Its zoom range makes it ideal for a variety of uses, from highly-stylized music video shoots to art photography. Our Rokinon models are great for experienced users who may prefer manual focus, as their throws are long and slow, but there's no option for autofocus, making them a poor fit for newbies. All of the Sigma models we've added are decent quality, but none of them hail from the company's more recent top-tier lineups, and all are meant for APS-C cameras instead of full-frame bodies.


Daniel Imperiale
Last updated on October 14, 2019 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel Imperiale holds a bachelor’s degree in writing, and proudly fled his graduate program in poetry to pursue a quiet life at a remote Alaskan fishery. After returning to the contiguous states, he took up a position as an editor and photographer of the prestigious geek culture magazine “Unwinnable” before turning his attention to the field of health and wellness. In recent years, he has worked extensively in film and music production, making him something of a know-it-all when it comes to camera equipment, musical instruments, recording devices, and other audio-visual hardware. Daniel’s recent obsessions include horology (making him a pro when it comes to all things timekeeping) and Uranium mining and enrichment (which hasn’t proven useful just yet).


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