Some fun with the Nikon 10.5 fisheye and Nikon Capture

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    Chip NoVaMac

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    Just a quick test of the Capture software and use of the 10.5 fisheye lens.
     

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    A few more....
     

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    Is that a full frame lens or a circular and you fixed it?

    I think Cooknn has one of these for his panoramas.

    Edit nevermind - couldn't wait and looked myself, it's full frame.

    In fact, disregard my whole post. I should look at posts fully before openign my big mouth. :D
     
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    Which museum is that? Is it the Smithsonian? Niceee pics.
     
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    Great images... I'm going to be picking this lens up soon, so I'm excited to see these!
     
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    Nice! So Capture straightens out the image? I'm going to have to look at this. As Gary mentioned, I use the 10.5 fisheye. It's my primary lens. I love the way I can get right up on top of a subject. But not too close - or else you start getting some serious bending of objects. Usually I have lot's of space on either side of my subject (normally a house), so if Capture can straighten that stuff out, I may have to add it to my workflow. Here's one I shot yesterday. Nice bent palm tree eh? :p
     
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    Bought the lens tonight.

    Forgive the mess, the kitchen is in the process of being redone and there's a drop clothe on the pool table... plus crap every where. The fridge has been moved into the pool room cuz we're resurfacing the hardwood.

    By the way, the only way I was able to justify buying this lens, is that I've been hired by FDOT to map all of the Florida Keys. I'll be down for almost two weeks, jumping island to tiny island. While there I hope to be shooting a ton of panos. One spectacular view after another.

    :)
     

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    I love it! :) Are you two using this lens with FOV crop cameras or with full frame cameras?
     
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    Thanks.

    Yes, Capture can straighten out the fisheye effect with just a click the mouse. There are two modes. One maintains the aspect ration of the format. The other a panoramic view.

    The differences are seen from the first post in this thread of some shots at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Air & Space Museum near Dulles Airport.
     
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    Nikon does not yet offer a full frame digital. So the 10.5 is a digital specific fisheye lens, designed for the 1.5x field of view factor.
     
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    Does that mean that it's more similar in output to a 10.5 mm traditional lens on a 35mm camera, or to a 16.75 (or whatever) on that camera?

    In any event, the images are a real treat. It would be a lot of fun to play with that kind of distorted perception. :)
     
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    Awesome job - Congrats! Should be a fun one too :D
     
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    The 10.5 is a semi-fisheye lens, and behaves like a 15 or 16mm semi-fisheye would on a 35mm camera.
     
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    I am torn between the Sigma 8mm Circular fisheye and the 15mm Canon fisheye. I'd like to use the lens for other things besides QTVR stuff, and I'm thinking that would be hard with the Sigma.

    *sigh*
     
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    I just want to thank you all for using a fish-eye for something other than skateboarding photos. Everyday in TV Production class in high school kids watched skate videos rather than learning Final Cut, and I guess no one had any other lenses.

    Very tasteful pictures.
     
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    i like the second one with the 8-ball, very nice
     
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    How much more can a fisheye lense capture? Can someone kindly take a photo of something using one lense (say the kit lens, or even a telephoto lens of some sort) and then take a photo of the same subject/area using the fisheye so that we can see how much more this Nikon 10.5 fisheye captures?
     
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    The semi-fisheye lens has a 180 degree field of view.

    This first shot is with the Tokina 12-24 at 12mm (an effective field of view of 18mm on a 35mm frame). The second is with the 10.5 semi-fisheye lens.
     

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    Thank you for clarifying, Chip! And for sharing some awesome pictures! And for, ahem, igniting a flaring, devouring lust in the furnace of my heart. :eek: ;) :D
     
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    I found some Photoshop Actions/Plug-In's over on www.kekus.com that work good if you don't have Nikon Capture. Here are some examples of what I did with the Remap Action. First is the distorted picture then it's cropped and also expanded to a wide angle. Works pretty well :)
     

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    Just one more... I took tonight in my backyard.

    If anyone remebers the crazy **** I went through back in August.. about that dude hanging himself in my back yard... you can see the bend in the limb here in the upper middle... that's where I found him.
     

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    WHAT :confused: :eek:
     
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    It looks to me like its might be their new facility out near Dulles airport.

    BTW, the Smith's "Paul E Garber Aircraft Restoration Facility" in Maryland is worth a visit for any propeller head - - just be aware that tours are limited and reservations are mandatory ... and that viewing the facility can be both depressing and fascinating at the same time (a lot of stuff is in really bad shape). Because some hangers are completely off-limits to visitors, they only let you peek in the doors, so I'd bring a fast telephoto in addition to a WA.


    -hh
     

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