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Old Oct 12, 2006, 8:40 AM   #1
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A peephole door viewer works pretty well as a fisheye lens with the fx01 considering its price and size. $8 at Lowes. A Tropicana orange juice lid fits fairly tightly into a 43mm raynox dcr-250 snap on adapter with a couple of layers of electrical tape on the edge. Drill a 3/8 " hole in the center and screw in the peephole sight. Mount that to the fx01 pvc lens adapter.


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Old Oct 12, 2006, 8:49 AM   #2
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Fred, you come up with some amazing ideas. A Tropicana juice lid and a $8 peephole! Who'od thunk it?

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Old Oct 12, 2006, 10:13 AM   #3
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Looks like Fred has done thunk it again. Nice, very nice, what creativity.
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 10:22 AM   #4
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You are so creative! )
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Old Oct 12, 2006, 10:55 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments. I was surprised at how well the peephole lens did with the fx01. It doesn't do nearly as well with the fz5. It seems the smaller lens diameter of the fx01 handles the tiny peephole lens better.
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well done, fmoore!


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DonalDuc - Thanks for your help! It was yourpostthat got me started on this. You mentioned using arcsoft studio5 for post processing. Does it have a specific fisheye tool? I'm interested in how you got the image to bleed over into the background. I have photoshop 6, though I'm not very adept at it. Using the eliptical marquee tool I can easily crop the image and feather it but I don't know how to get it to bleed over into background as you have done.

Also, what brand fisheye lens is ityouuse on your fz30? There is a Phoenix .25x and an Opteka .22x that lookidentical. They both come withthe same selection of step rings, which leads me to believe they are exactly the same lens. The opteka sells for $10 less on ebay - $60.

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arcsoft studio5 is a simple program, bundled with canon scanners and so.

it has no fisheyetool, only simple drawings for circles, elipses etc.



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I've ordered a Russian Zenitar for my Canon 400D to get REAL not-round fisheye-pictures :-)



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Old Oct 15, 2006, 8:05 AM   #10
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Sorry to belabor the arcsoft editing, but I cannot see how to get the circle edge to bleed over into the background. Cropping toa circle or elipses and pasting to a gray background is not a problem. But for the life of me I can't duplicate the bloody bleeding. How do you do it?


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Why are round fisheye-pictures not real? Less real?
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