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Old Jan 14, 2012, 8:44 PM   #1
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Default Would You Believe This was a Fisheye Lens?

Captured with the E-P3 and 7.5mm f3.5 Rokinon, and corrected using Fisheye Hemi..



A little more obvious..



The most obvious, but I liked the look of the leaves left on the tree and needed the full fisheye to capture them all.



A couple of other images from today. This with 40-150mm f4-5.6..



17mm f2.8..



12mm f2..


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Old Jan 15, 2012, 8:42 AM   #2
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.....very impressive for the Rokinon & software Greg, I can tell that combination will be a favorite for your trip.
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Old Jan 15, 2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Those are some good looking images. That software is incredible. The one of Ranger Stadium with no converging verts is a masterpiece.
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I've been wanting to buy this lens since late last year but Amazon ran out of it during the holidays and since I have some Amazon gift certificates, I did not want to buy it from elsewhere. The got the lens back in stock and I've been procrastinating because even though I've seen some excellent results from this lens, the fisheye distortion never really did it for me. Well, it looks like this has now changed. I think it's time to get myself one! Thanks for posting these images, Greg.

I also hear about DxO optics as another solution to correct fisheye distortion. Has anyone used it? Is it better/worse than Fisheye Hemi?
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I've not fiddled with any other fisheye correction programs. Olympus Studio will de-fish the Olympus 8mm fisheye. The difference with that program is, it also crops way down on the original captured coverage, where Fisheye Hemi retains virtually the full original coverage with very minimal cut-off. The key to minimizing the fisheye look is keeping the camera level both vertically and horizontally. The built-in dual axis digital level in the E-P3 is a huge help with this lens. Here's the original file before applying Fisheye Hemi..


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This is pretty impressive. How much do they charge for the PS plug in?
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I think it was $20 or $25.
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$30, actually. Just checked.
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The original pic of the stadium doesn't look all that bad (vertical distortion) considering it was taken with a 7.5mm. Great pics, nice job.
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My thought exactly as well. Keeping the camera perfectly level does that with this lens. Fisheye Hemi just finishes it if you want as much correction as possible.
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