Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens now shipping

The just announced Nikon AF-S Fisheye NIKKOR 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED lens is already shipping to authorized dealers in the US and should be in stock early next week (on Monday or Tuesday). When Nikon announced the lens, they did indicate in the press release that it will be available immediately. The D7500 camera also started shipping 8 days ahead of the official release date. This is a good PR move by Nikon after a series of negative news in the past few months.

Pre-order links: B&H | Adorama | Amazon | WEX | Jessops | Park Camera

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  • D700s

    I don’t need this lens but I want it. Then again, I don’t need 2/3 of the gear I have. I just wanted it.

    • Proto

      yes, new fish eye = tantalizing gear porn

  • Jason Ortiz

    Sample pics up yet?

  • CaMeRa QuEsT

    Admin, you’re better off holding that last thought ’till we get to know for sure that the first batches are not radioactive as usual of late!

  • Charles

    Yes! I think I need 8mm. Not really sure… But, I think I do….

  • JIm

    that’s interesting – I thought I might have to wait but… I ordered it at 9:46 PM EDT from B&H on June 1- they were closed until then for a holiday. So maybe I will have it in my hands soon – and on my credit card too (uggh).

  • harvey

    that was fast.

    • fanboy fagz

      they need money.

      • harvey

        or they decided to follow the directive they had years ago where they would have stuff in stores within 30 days of announcement. Which is good, the way it should be.

  • Allen_Wentz

    Well I do not need another UWA until after I have a latest generation FX body (obviously a new body needs new glass to keep it happy). So I guess Nikon now needs to release a new pro FX body.

    I expect D8xx or D5x. What I want is an FX D500, but a D5x would suit everything except my finances. A D5x would mean no money for new glass.

    • Dumb, just had the D5

      • Allen_Wentz

        The D5 has been out for about a year and a half. The D3x was introduced less than a year and a half after the D3 came out.

        I expect one or two >30 MP new pro bodies from
        Nikon in the next year or so. I do not know what they will be, especially since the D8xx series did not exist when the D3x was released. Plus of course DSLR sales are shrinking.

        • You are in a different world mate

          Cant you live a year without a new house/car/camera, most can, 99% of people don’t use 20% of the cameras potential now

          • Allen_Wentz

            WTF are you talking about? Read the post, duh. I have been taking _years_ to upgrade from my D3, and am still waiting. FYI the D3 came out 9 years ago.

    • harvey

      get the glass now, get the body later. Unless you actually don’t already have a Nikon FF to use it.

      • Allen_Wentz

        My primary FX is the D3 but my DX is the D500. I am due to upgrade the D3 but will not spend $1300 on UWA glass for the D3 when I own 10.5mm and 12-24mm DX glass.

        As much as I love the D2x and D3 bodies, the more modern D500 daily tells me it is time to upgrade. Once I get modern FX the new 8-15mm will be very tempting.

  • Eric Bowles

    I wonder the impact of the recent reorganization on the fast deliveries of the D7500 and this lens. It seems that product development and operations are better integrated – and that’s a good thing.

    • Thom Hogan

      Seems doubtful. More likely Nikon held those announcements slightly until after they first reported their bad fiscal year news.

      • Robert Krasser

        Does someone know after how much mm focus length the entire frame is full? 8mm = circle wirh black corners….

        • David Engle

          At 15mm it is full, at 14mm, I suspect less so.

    • Andrew

      I agree with you. Nikon is a top engineering company and one would expect them to improve their development and manufacturing processes for greater efficiency. They have done the same thing with their lens design and testing process.

      Actually faster delivery by a few weeks is not much of a difference. Nikon like most companies would manufacture a certain quantity before shipment. It is likely that they gave themselves some slack to avoid having to postpone the launch date in case of any last minute logistical issues.

      The D7500 should improve Nikon’s finances as they had cancelled some previously announced products which no doubt had an impact on their revenue. I am expecting the D7500 to be a major success… maybe it is because I am so excited about this camera as it gives the performance of the D500 in a smaller and lighter body.

  • Legnar Ekim

    I am just inches away of pressing the stupid button to buying it…..but I already have 16mm 2.8 so would it be a small downgrade getting this 8-15mm with a Maximum Aperture of 3.5-4.5 compared to the old 2.8?

    • TheInfinityPoint

      Just look at your Lightrooom catalog (or whatever you use) and calculate the fraction of shots you kept from your 16mm fisheye that were faster than f/4.5, compared to slower (or equal to) f/4.5. Then you should have your answer :).

  • Robert Krasser

    Does someone know after how much mm focus length the entire frame is full? 8mm = circle wirh black corners….

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