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Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm 1:3.5 AI

ai version of the 16mm 3.5 nikkor

photo:Imre dePozsgay

The third iteration of the lens, but basically the same lens as the previous, with 170° on the diagonal of the frame, and the new AI aperture coupling.
It was introduced in 1977, AI serial numbers start from sn.280001

Please note the lens cap is always all-metal, slip-on, 64mm marked 64k


  • On MIR website you will find all the historical information you need on this lens.
  • A nice review by KenRockwell from an expert photographer perspective, even if not from a panoramic photographer he has a valuable approach in evaluating lenses. The lens he has is the 1st version, F mount, factory modified in AI

Lens info
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Filter Type:
Built In
Lens Elements / Groups:
8 / 5
Image Circle:
> 44 mm
68 x 60.5 mm
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