Don't stumble across all the Nikonian abbreviations on this one. Just wanted to make sure you know what I'm talking about!
I had the opportunity today to test this lens against the Sigma 10-20mm 1/4-5.6, because I was searching for the ideal lens to complement my standard 18-200mm VR Nikkor. Well, I think I've found it!
For my struggle with the Sigma lens, read here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=182
I will update you on my impressions up to March 2nd, then take the lens to New Zealand and report on my findings from that challenge. So, stay tuned...
1. At first let me state that this is a fisheye
so almost all lines are reproduced as curves. BUT
if you like , you can correct for this with the CaptureNX software. But ONLY
if you shoot in RAW-format
2. The lens focuses up to 4cm from the front lens
Can you imagine what this can do to the perspective of your picture?
3. It is an AF lens, not a AF-S. That is, the focussing is done by the cam-body, not the lens. Meaning: this lens is not for the Nikon D40!
See a pic of another fisheye-owner that is one of my favourites: http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id ... 988&size=o
If anyone else has personal experience with this fisheye, please report here!