10 out of 10 points and recommendedexcellent image resolution edge to edge, compact, fun, little flaringnone
An extremely fun lens that produces a very high percentage of keeper images. Sharpness is excellent. Very little flare or ghosting even if the sun is brought into the field. Color rendition is also excellent. Nikon Capture works very well and easily to convert to rectilinear image, although I find that I usually prefer the fisheye perspective. Full field view is also a big advantage over circular fisheyes.reviewed October 24th, 2005 (purchased for $600)
10 out of 10 points and recommendedExtremely sharp, high contrast, easily handheld for macro use, good portrait lensnone
Excellent macro and portrait lens, though portraits tend to high contrast. Good working distance for macro work.reviewed October 24th, 2005 (purchased for $260)
Excellent lens for underwater use, ideal macro lens in a SLR housing.
10 out of 10 points and recommended
Absolutley beautiful images when focused properly. When used wide open the DOF is so shallow that it is possible to focus on the subject's nose and be soft on they eyes. Therefore sometimes better handled with manual as opposed to autofocus. Sharpness is outstanding at any wide aperture. Everyone has heard raves about the bokeh, but it is absolutely true; the creamy backgrounds just make your portrait that much better. I have never tried to use the lens for purposes other than portraiture, but for this it is unsurpassed.reviewed October 24th, 2005