How often are you using your Fish eye lens?

13 years 3 months ago #34116 by Silver Fox
Those with a fish eye lens, how often are you using the lens? Did you feel it was worth the $$ you paid for it?


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13 years 3 months ago #34292 by Karl Wertanen
I'm debating weather or not to get one... I love the wide field of view but hate distorted lines... Even my 18mm (35mm format) pisses me off sometimes but those wides can create some pretty creative shots.
Do you have a fish eye Silver Fox?
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13 years 3 months ago #34297 by crystal
I wanted one for years, just can't afford it. Maybe I'll rent a fish eye.
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13 years 3 months ago #34780 by Joves
Well I have the Nikon 10.5 and I love it and use it quite often myself so the dollar value is good. Being in N.Az and shooting a fair amount of landscapes it is about as wide as I need. It also works great for special shots such as this one.

Here is a landscape. Desert View at the Grand Canyon.

Then some near to far shots.



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13 years 3 months ago #34787 by Photo Mojo
I really like that last photo Joves :thumbsup:


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13 years 3 months ago #35312 by Yasko

Crystal wrote: I wanted one for years, just can't afford it. Maybe I'll rent a fish eye.


Try looking up "Rokinon" and "Peleng" fisheyes. Their fisheyes are very good optically, and don't have autofocus so they're very inexpensive (120 to 300 dollar range). And who needs autofocus for a fisheye anyway?


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13 years 3 months ago #35314 by Yasko
Joves, those are some outstanding fisheye shots. :thumbsup:


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13 years 3 months ago #35327 by chasrich
Joves, you posted some real beauties there...

“Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light, I just make pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent
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13 years 3 months ago #36190 by crystal

Yasko wrote: Joves, those are some outstanding fisheye shots. :thumbsup:


:agree: :judge:
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13 years 3 months ago #36292 by Baydream
Joves,
:judge:

Shoot, learn and share. It will make you a better photographer.
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13 years 3 months ago #36308 by FMVPhotography
I'm a wide junkie so get to borrow the 10.5mm Nikkor from college - LOVE IT! Want one big time. Used it yesterday for my graded unit college project on the homeless....

I always thought being a beggar must be like living in a fish bowl...


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13 years 3 months ago #36310 by FMVPhotography
apologies for the quality - I assure you the original doesn't look like that!


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13 years 3 months ago #36378 by Joves

FMVPhotography wrote: apologies for the quality - I assure you the original doesn't look like that!

Well when they get resized there is always quality loss. So what you were being the homeless, it appears so from that view point.


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13 years 3 months ago #36380 by Yasko
lol you even got the passerbys' expressions correct. Did you actually dress up and play the part? :P Great shot.

Here it is with a quick distortion correction using the 10.5mm nikon fisheye lens profile in adobe RAW. I think I like the fisheye effect more though....



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13 years 3 months ago - 13 years 3 months ago #36560 by FMVPhotography
yep, I took a sleeping bag with me set up the tripod and took pictures from their point of view - within minutes I was offered change and a cigarette - honestly!

Yeah Yasko I deliberately wanted the curve effect - image is called 'fish-bowl'

P.S. how do you post the pic in the post rather than an attachment?


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