The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye and the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
Size and Weight Comparison
The size of a lens is a crucial factor to consider when comparing two lenses. Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED is the longer of the two lenses at 87mm. The Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye with a length of 71mm, is 16mm shorter. Besides being longer, the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED also has a larger diameter of 87mm compared to the Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye's 70mm diameter.
The weight of a lens is equally significant as its external dimensions, particularly if you intend to handhold your camera and lens combination for extended periods. Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye weighs 350g, which means it is 320g (47%) lighter than the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED which has a weight of 670g.
The Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye has the Nikon F (DX) lens mount whereas the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED has the Nikon F (FX) lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with these mounts are Nikon D3500, Nikon D7500 and Nikon D5600 for the Nikon F (DX) Mount and Nikon D6, Nikon D780 and Nikon D3500 for the Nikon F (FX) Mount.
Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye is also available in Canon EF mount.
Tokina 10-17mm f3.5-4.5 Fisheye has a focal range of 10-17mm and 1.7X
zoom ratio which has an effective (full-frame 35mm equivalent) focal range of 15-25.5mm
when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
On the other hand, the Nikon 14mm f2.8D ED is a prime lens with fixed focal lenght of 14mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.5x crop, it provides a 35mm (FF) equivalent of 21mm.