difference between fisheye adaptor and real fisheye

13 years 3 months ago #34944 by silverlining
What is the main difference between a fisheye adaptor and a "real" fisheye lens?


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13 years 3 months ago #34945 by Scout 4x4
The difference between a fish-eye lens and a fish-eye adaptor is quality. If you took the same photo with both the lens and the adapter...you would notice that the image taken with the real fish-eye lens would be sharper, especially around the edges. The adaptor would probably produce images that are not very sharp, especially around the edges. Of course, if you compare the prices...the lenses are much more expensive. So, pretty much like everything else in photography...you get what you pay for.

Then again, if the fish-eye effect is more important than getting perfect picture quality (and money is a factor)...go for the adaptor.


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13 years 3 months ago #34946 by Po0S

Scout 4x4 wrote: Then again, if the fish-eye effect is more important than getting perfect picture quality (and money is a factor)...go for the adaptor.


For me, I am all about wanting the fish eye effect. lol


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13 years 3 months ago #35286 by Yasko
Adapters give terrible quality, but if you stop the lens down you can get something usable. The adapter is okay if you want to do some casual snapshots. If you really want to get serious with fisheyes, like a skateboard photographer, then get a dedicated lens.


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