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Nikon Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED

25 August 2018
Arkadiusz Olech

10. Autofocus



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While the lens is cooperating with the Nikon D3x the autofocus mechanism is noiseless and quick. Running through the whole distance scale, from the minimum focusing distance to infinity, and confirming the focus takes about 0.6 of a second. The lens seems to be even faster the other way round. When attached to the newer Nikon D500 these results are shortened to about 0.4 of a second – as you see, no reservations in this category.

Huge angles of view and a significant depth of field mean the lens is not especially demanding when it comes to autofocus. Respectively, we didn’t notice any problems during our test – both inside the studio and outdoors, no matter whether the lens was attached to the D3x and to the D500, it always focused correctly and efficiently.

Nikon D500, 15 mm, f/4.5
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED - Autofocus
Nikon D3x, 15 mm, f/4.5
Nikon Nikkor AF-S Fisheye 8-15 mm f/3.5-4.5E ED - Autofocus