Over the last few month we have seen a spike in the number of people reaching out for advice on fisheye photography. Today, it is the turn of the best fisheye lenses for Nikon d40 cameras on the market right now.
Rather than featuring only one lens for our article we will be featuring two to give out readers some options. That said, we honestly feel like picking the more budget friendly first lens up will be able to meet all of your requirements anyway.
We are only including the second lens in our article as depending where you live it can be a bit of a pain to get your hands on the first lens but the links in our article will take you to a direct suppliers Amazon page that for the lens who have an excellent merchant reputation on the platform.
The Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 HD Fisheye Lens
This has resulted in a large number of photographers picking the lens up over the years and using it as their go to fisheye lens of choice. Many of them have chosen to post a review online (click here to read some of them) that go into detail of their experiences with the lens and the image quality that it has provided them.
One common issue with fisheye lenses is that their lens mounts may need an adapter or a converter for you to get the lens to attatch to your camera. Thankfully, this is not an issue with the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 as it will mount directly to your Nikon d40 without issue.
The 8mm ultra wide angle focal length on the lens is also perfect for fisheye photography as you can see from the example photographs throughout this article. Its unique field of view can help you capture some really eye catching photographs that will look excellent on your social media profiles.
Although many people prefer to use a faster aperture than the f3.5 for low light photography, the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 can easily hold its own in both low light and nighttime conditions as shown in the image above. We are massive fans of night time photography and love the unique field of view that the lens provides.
Another great feature of the 8mm focal length is that it is really easy to focus on. This means that the manual focus controls on the lens are snappy and responsive allowing to quickly prep your image before you choose to capture the photograph.
Picking up the Rokinon 8mm f/3.5 can be a great addition to your camera accessories for your Nikon d40. It really is an excellent lens and its feature list is perfect in our opinion. The reputation that it has earned over the years since its release amongst the community is excellent and the lens only shows signs of it becoming more popular as time goes on and more people decided to try their hand at fisheye photogaphy. On top of this, the build quality of the lens ensures that it is going to last you for many years to come while it also holds its value pretty well if you decided to sell it on in the future.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Rokinon 8mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
The Lensbaby Circular Fisheye 5.8mm f/3.5 Lens
It has a solid build quality and can hold its own against many of the other fisheye lenses out on the market right now. That said, it does have a higher price tag that can set it back in our opinion but if you are willing to pick up a second hand version of the lens then its price can be much cheaper helping to save you a fair amount of money.
The ultra wide angle 5.8mm focal length of the lens offers some very unique photographs with excellent image quality. The manual focus on the lens is also easy to use to tweak your focus levels on the fly to get the perfect focus of your subject everytime with minimal effort.
The video below offers an additional third-party, independent review for the Lensbaby 5.8mm to offer our readers an independent opinion of the product.
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m01229 – Pulling cookies out of the oven – https://flic.kr/p/ios9za
m01229 – Times Square in Fisheye – https://flic.kr/p/dEi73L
yeahbouyee – Library Of Congress Great Hall-TBP – https://flic.kr/p/hzeaTG