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    Default Fish eye?

    Just like to know wat is a fish eye? a lot of snrs using this term.. thank u.. a newbie.. hehe..
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    Here are some of my humble shots using a fisheye.
    http://genegoh.multiply.com/photos/album/50

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedant View Post
    Just like to know wat is a fish eye? a lot of snrs using this term.. thank u.. a newbie.. hehe..
    very wide. 8mm, good for travel.

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    Default Re: Fish eye?

    this is fisheye


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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    this is fisheye

    cool.. this is the true fisheye

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    this is fisheye

    Oh damn! So this is the fisheye? THis means I bought the wrong one liao!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    this is fisheye

    fisheye indeed

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    I think it is interesting lens to use when used wisely.
    Otherwise it is not easy to pull of an entire series based solely on fisheye effects cause the *interestingness* wears off ( at least for me i think )

    Thats one of the reason why i decide not to invest in one cause i got minimal use for it.

    Having said that there are some arty shots where ppl stitch several FE shots or a mixture of FE and normal shots with strong flavored themes

    ( but for UW photography u might wanna get one )

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    Quote Originally Posted by genegoh View Post
    Here are some of my humble shots using a fisheye.
    http://genegoh.multiply.com/photos/album/50
    nice pics u have there...wif the fish eye effect.

    Any idea is there a general fish eye len tat a newbie can use for a start?

    Is the 8mm len mainly for a general purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post

    Is the 8mm len mainly for a general purpose?
    what do you mean when you refer to general purpose ? if you forsee shooting plenty of FE next time then it may be your general purpose lens ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    what do you mean when you refer to general purpose ? if you forsee shooting plenty of FE next time then it may be your general purpose lens ?

    Ryan
    Sorry,what I mean is whether can I use this len to shoot any subject,be it portrait or landscape...

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    nice pics u have there...wif the fish eye effect.

    Any idea is there a general fish eye len tat a newbie can use for a start?

    Is the 8mm len mainly for a general purpose?
    8mm is circular fisheye lens on 35mm camera body, and no longer a circular fisheye lens on most DSLR bodies.

    anyway, too much fisheye shots make people sick, use sparingly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    nice pics u have there...wif the fish eye effect.

    Any idea is there a general fish eye len tat a newbie can use for a start?

    Is the 8mm len mainly for a general purpose?
    Fisheye can't really be used for general purpose. The fisheye I have, the Peleng 8mm fisheye is a manual focus lens and it can't zoom, so I can't say it's a general purpose lens, unless you refer to general purpose meaning at can capture everything in one picture...

    A more flexible fisheye would be the Tokina 10-17. You can look up on that one.

    For general purpose, i.e. a walkaround lens, it varies for individuals. But people generally prefer ranges from 24mm to 100+mm.
    I use a 24-70 lens on my 10D most of the time.

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    I enjoy street photography with FE ( without tripod) more than landscape..just a preference and I am a FE newbie. Would try it for my next travel.
    I find it especially useful for night street photography too... without any need for tripod.
    Will post some Night FE pix when free.


    Take a look.. some might not like it..
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    p/s :SU Ortega, how are your pix with that fish eye? Can I borrow?
    Last edited by Hosea; 6th July 2007 at 02:37 PM.

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    thanks guys for the info...

    Will look up on the tokina fish eye...

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    hi hosea,which fish eye len r u using ?ur pics are v nice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    hi hosea,which fish eye len r u using ?ur pics are v nice....
    Hi Undergrd, I am using :-
    Nikon AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8
    We need to hv lot of courage to go close to our subjects when using this lens..
    Some didnt even know we are shooting them Fun lens
    Last edited by Hosea; 6th July 2007 at 02:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosea View Post
    Hi Undergrd, I am using :-
    Nikon AF DX Fisheye 10.5mm f/2.8
    We need to hv lot of courage to go close to our subjects when using this lens..
    Some didnt even know we are shooting them if they stand beside us Fun lens
    it reali sound fun to me...

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    Quote Originally Posted by undergrd View Post
    Sorry,what I mean is whether can I use this len to shoot any subject,be it portrait or landscape...
    photographique(http://forums.clubsnap.org/member.php?u=32743) has done landscapes and portrait using the FE lens(sigma 8mm)

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