differences

Reasons to consider the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

LensHero is not aware of any important advantages of the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D vs the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX .
Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Learn more about
the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D

Reasons to consider the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

Slightly more magnification 1:5 (0.2) vs 1:10 (0.1)
Help
Take macro shots with subjects 2x larger in your photo
Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Learn more about
the Nikon 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Fisheye Both are fisheye lenses Help
Extremely wide circular images
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Diameter Small diameters Help
64 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Short Help
16mm f/2.8D56 mm
10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX 64 mm
Focus motor No silent focus motor Help
Louder and slower
Max focal length Poor telephoto Help
16mm f/2.8D16 mm
10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX 10.5 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2.8

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Nikon Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G ED DX Competitors

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F

Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$199

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F

Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$279

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Auto focus Auto focus
Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Nikon F

Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$781

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Diameter Larger diameter

Nikon Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D Competitors

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Nikon F

Fisheye lens

$590 - $609

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Diameter Larger diameter
Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG

Fisheye lens

$609

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Magnification Slightly more magnification
Auto focus Auto focus
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 14-24mm f/2.8G ED

Wide angle lens

$1,697

Focus motor Has a silent focus motor
Zoom range Slightly more zoom
Fisheye Not a fisheye

discussion Which do you think is better?

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