Fisheye

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Fisheye

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Jun 26, 2012 4:15 pm

I was bitten by the astronomy bug quite early. It has lain dormant for some years now, but was reawakened by the recent partial eclipse. To that end, I picked up a fisheye to capture as much of the heavens as I can get in a star trail.
It does have other uses though.
This is first photo. I defished, then because I was curious, I pushed the defish as far as I could, reaching that state that Terry Pratchett would call eyehsif. I quite liked the result:
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A little blurry as the exposure was 2Sec. A bit long even for a 16mm lens. Why is AutoISO never on when you need it?
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Re: Fisheye

Postby aim54x on Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:22 pm

Certainly an interesting look. What does Pam think? Which fish eye did you get?
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Re: Fisheye

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:16 pm

aim54x wrote:What does Pam think?

These photos always have to go past the censors. :roll:
Verdict: :up:

aim54x wrote:Which fish

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Re: Fisheye

Postby aim54x on Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:24 pm

Very jealous now.....I think I can only top this lens in one way....going Russian!!

That is a fine piece of glass! I am also glad that you manged to slip that image past censorship
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Re: Fisheye

Postby zafra52 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:22 pm

am also glad that you manged to slip that image past censorship


I wouldn't show it to too many people. It will be
interesting to see the images you come up with
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Re: Fisheye

Postby Remorhaz on Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:27 pm

It's funny - in the last few days I've been considering getting that cheap Samyang/Rokinon/Bower/... 8mm f/3.5 fisheye (all reports indicated very positive reviews and super sharp from f/5.6 onwards, MF of course but the newer ones are chipped to meter fine with Nikon cameras) and was about to pull the trigger when I saw Rokinon announced a new version with a detachable lens hood (so you "could" use it on FX if ever needed) - you'd still get a more circular image but at least you wouldn't have to grind off the hood.
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Re: Fisheye

Postby sirhc55 on Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:12 pm

Taken with the Samyang 8mm on a Pen. No de-fishing done.

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Re: Fisheye

Postby aim54x on Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:33 pm

Remorhaz wrote:I saw Rokinon announced a new version with a detachable lens hood (so you "could" use it on FX if ever needed) - you'd still get a more circular image but at least you wouldn't have to grind off the hood.


Very interesting...Im very tempted to pull the trigger on the Zenitar 16mm f/2.8 to complement my Tokina 10-17....but a cicular fish would be very interesting for the D700
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