|Aperture (max/min)||f/2.8 - f/22|
|Close focus distance||0.14m|
|Diaphragm blades||7 (rounded)|
|Construction||10 elements in 7 groups|
|Filter diameter||Rear gelatin type|
|Lens hood||Built in|
|Angle of view|
|Diagonal||180° (with DX format)|
Nikon announced the lens on 22 July 2003. It was the first prime lens released by Nikon specifically designed for Nikon DX format DSLR cameras. The lens produces a distinctive rectangular fisheye image, which fills the DX format frame (as opposed to a circular fisheye lens which produces a circular image). The lens does not support autofocus on the D40, D40X, D60, D3000, and D5000 as it does not have a built-in focus motor.
- 10.5mm focal length (approximately equivalent to a 16mm lens used on a 135 film format camera).
- Nikon F-lens mount exclusively for use with Nikon DX format DSLRs.
- Full 180-degree angle of view.
- Rectangular fisheye image.
- 10 elements in 7 groups.
- 1 ED (extra low dispersion) glass element.
- Built-in hood.
- Rear gelatin filter (no front filter thread).
- Fisheyes – III – The AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16 mm f/2.8D, by Pierre Toscani: an inverse ray tracing study of this lens, including its mapping function and the behavior of its entrance pupil.