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Old Dec 30, 2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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Toured Washington DC last week and tried out this new lens. Must definitely return to DC--so much to see and do and so much to photograph. The architecture is stunning and the significance associated with the history and founding of the United States is very compelling.

BTW, I absolutely love this lens. Only down side is that due to the curvature of the lens, it is not possible to use a filter of any kind. Therefore, you have to be very careful to protect the glass. I opted not to de-fish any of these pictures; I think the perpective is unique.


The Capitol Building

The interior of domeof the Rotunda at the Capitol (took my breath away!).

WWII Memorial with Lincoln Memorial in the distance

Washington Monument

Washington Monument from within the Lincoln Memorial (I think the curvature of the columns adds to the size of the building).

Smithsonian Insitute's National Air & Space Museum

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Old Dec 30, 2007, 3:48 PM   #3
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Hi Jay,

Stunning shots! After owning the lens for a season, I can attest that it takes a certain talent to utilize the unique perspective (which this tele guy has yet to master), and from these, I can see that you've definitely got a handle on this.

You'll get no objections from me if you want to post some more from this lens.

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Old Dec 30, 2007, 4:43 PM   #4
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Jay, Wonderful images - all of them!!! I too have had the lens for a year, and just for the sights that you were able to to take great photos of. I like especially the interior dome of the capital, along with the Air and Space Museum.

Great Job!!!!
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 6:37 PM   #5
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these are great.
i'm not a fish person but you've done well. the last made the trip!!

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Old Dec 30, 2007, 10:56 PM   #6
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It takes a certain eye to make the most of a fish-eye lens, and you definitely have it! These are really impressive, interesting pictures and make the most of the unique perspective you get with a fisheye. It's images like these that get me thinking about buying one, but I just don't think I'd use it enough to justify the expense. On the other hand, keep posting pictures like this and I could change my mind about all this...
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Old Dec 31, 2007, 2:25 AM   #7
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I agree with Harriet. Fisheye is really special and not automatically beautiful, but you make best use of its potential.

I never saw a fisheye picture like the dome inside before, would be interesting to see it defished or taken with a rectilinear for comparison.

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 6:14 AM   #8
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Very cool, Jay! I can't decide which I like best.

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Old Dec 31, 2007, 7:07 AM   #9
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Very nice ones jay!
I love your compositions!

The fisheye seems to work great on the dome shot.

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jelpee, I have never wanted a fisheye lens in the slightest.........until now.

These shots are really special. Congratulations on really nice composition and execution.
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