The images that Nikon's 16mm f/2.8D produces can be dramatic and punchy. Its ultra-wide-angle viewpoint crams a lot of information inside the frame and adds a lot of the distinctive fisheye distortion.
With a fast maximum aperture of f/2.8, it’s fast enough to work well in low-light interiors. And it’s a lot smaller and lighter than something like the Nikon 14-24mm--so much so that it can make a real difference in putting together a lightweight travel kit. It’s small enough just to throw in the bag without having to displace something else. Overall, it’s a very appealing package, and I’ve been very pleasantly surprised at how useful I’ve found it.
I have a detailed review of the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye Lens here. The photos below go along with that review.
Sample Images taken with a Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye Lens
Here's a collection of photos I've taken with the Nikon 16mm f/2.8D Fisheye lens to give a sense of how it performs in real-world shooting.
The lens's shooting data is under each photos, and if you'd like a closer look click on an image to open a full-size version.