Fish-eye advice?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by tektonnic, May 22, 2006.

  1. tektonnic macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2006
    Bucks, UK
    Hi all, I've got a D50 and wondered whether anyone was using a fish eye lens or more specifically a cheaper convertor, and what the results are like?
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Try asking this question on Several examples there of this lens on use. Two interresting things about it (1) NC can "rectify" the image in software and (2) some compositions can "hide" the curves on the field. (and of course others can take advantage of it) But most people seem to say it is a "specialty lens" and ther 12-24mm zoom is more generally usfull.
  3. mrichmon macrumors 6502a

    Jun 17, 2003
    For a full-frame fisheye the following link has some example images:

    For a circular fisheye, the following link has some example images:

    The following link has examples of both circular and full-frame images:
  4. pdpfilms macrumors 68020


    Jun 29, 2004
    I've been using the Nikon 10.5mm DX f/2.8 for a while now, and find it really useful. It's great for different-perspective shots, such as huge, cloud-filled scenics or warped sports shots. The only downside is some visible chromatic abberations (purple and green edges in high-contrast areas) in the edges of the frame. Other than that, it's well worth the uh.... five hundred bucks.
  5. Clix Pix macrumors demi-goddess

    Clix Pix

    Oct 9, 2005
    8 miles from the Apple Store at Tysons (VA)
    This lens is on my list of "eventually-will-buy" and it has so many creative possibilities! I also am waiting for NX (new version of Nikon Capture) to be released, as then I will buy and install it in my iMac and after that will be able to make perspective adjustments on the images shot with the 10.5 fisheye. Right now I don't have Nikon Capture and am holding out since the new version is just around the corner....
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

    Chip NoVaMac

    Dec 25, 2003
    Northern Virginia

Share This Page