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Old May 4, 2013, 3:36 PM   #1
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The fish eye provides a neat prospective, nicely done

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Thanks! I highly recommend the Samyang/Bower/Pro-Optic f8mm f/3.5 fisheye! 180 degree stereographic projection. It has distortion but the corners don't look crazy. There are some shots that you'd be hard pressed to tell it's even a fisheye at times.
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Interesting photos.

I have a Pentax 10-17 fisheye. I like it as it allows me vary the effect of fisheye....or with some maneuvering and at 17 mm....get almost a wide angle effect.

I did consider a fisheye prime...such as the Sigma but eventually went with the 10-17 zoom...which provides more variability.
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Yes, the 10-17 would be nice. I did have to do alot of maneuvering to get what I wanted but I couldn't beat the price of the 8mm prime. I got it for less than $200.
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Some very interesting perspectives! Nice job with a very tricky lens!
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Old May 5, 2013, 5:26 PM   #7
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Some very interesting perspectives! Nice job with a very tricky lens!
Thanks! That was part of the fun. Zooms are nice because they can be forgiving. Primes require so much more thought, effort and planning to get the framing you want. Throw in the fisheye and it's a whole 'nother ballgame! Sometimes I had to get really really close to my target otherwise it seemed miles away in the photos!
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Here's another image from the same day.

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Yes, the 10-17 would be nice. I did have to do alot of maneuvering to get what I wanted but I couldn't beat the price of the 8mm prime. I got it for less than $200.
The price was right...and nice to see some great photo's you have got from that 8 mm !
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Wow -- great photos. That's not a lens I'm familiar with, but perhaps I should be!
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