eerr.. Not quality of lens but quality of picture I have read and the reports suggest the 10.5 is better... The quality of the actual lens is very fine... In fact the reports suggest it is.. But the 10.5 was made for the D90, its a perfect match up.. You have a 16mm full frame fisheye which will work on the D4 much better.. You will need less images so the end quality will be better since there are less photos to process, so less chance of errors.. Your shooting pattern will be very different too...
The Nikon 16mm is a nice lens but I personally would not have bought it for the D4. I think there are better lens for about the same money.. I looked into buying a new fisheye lens when I purchased my D800, but the 10.5 is an awesome lens so I just kept it and I use my same shooting pattern which Andrew M helped with and since my D800 switches to DX mode as soon as I put the fisheye on, so its not an issue..
Hey, if your computer can handle huge file sizes and you ever go with a VR Drive II, I would most defiantly go 35mm Prime..
But that has issues too.. however, for creating really high quality pano spheres as crisp as... this is the setup you need..
Have you already purchased the Nikon 16mm.. I thought you had a Sigma fisheye...
thanks destiny! a friend told me that fisheye 10.5 is better then 16mm for the quality of the lens... true? false?
Primary School Teacher - Hobby Virtual Tours and 3D/360 Object/Product Photographer - Our aim is to create a 3D/360 Virtual Tour Shop/Store with links to 3D/360 degree products. My gear, VR Drive II - D90 - Nikon 10.5 fisheye - Nikon D800 with Nikon-Nikkor 14-24 - NOVOFLEX Magic Balance - Acratech GP Ball-head - Nodal Ninja 4 + RD-16 Rotor - Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 Carbon Fiber Tripod