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Fisheye


discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 7:10PM
There's no such thing as a rectilinear fisheye lens. It's a contradiction in terms.
But what you can do is buy a fisheye, and correct it with software. I've done this myself a couple of times. The nikon 10.5mm is so sharp that I've had better results from it (even after correction) than I have from a sigma 10-20, but it's not easy to predict how a shot will look after correcting. But a 10mm frame from a fisheye lens takes in a bit more than a 10mm rectilinear lens.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 7:45PM
David, I am not sure why I can see your reply on the latest activity but not in the thread itself. Strange.
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 8:22PM
Have you hidden me? Tongue
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 8:29PM
I am not sure what happened, David. I couldn't even see my own reply!
I can now.
I am very confused here. Is this Samyang 14mm a fish eye lens or is it not?
discreetphoton Plus
15 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2012 9:09PM
No, just an ultra-wide.
Coleslaw 15 13.4k 28 Wales
5 Mar 2012 9:15PM
So, other than the Zenitar, what are my low cost options? Smile
conrad 16 10.9k 116
6 Mar 2012 5:01PM
Get a used A brand fisheye on eBay. Smile You can get a used Sigma, Tokina, etc. for not so much more than a Samyang.

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