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Old Apr 23, 2007, 1:29 PM   #1
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I took these shots the other day with no intention of stiching them together, but when I saw them on the screen decided I'd give it a try.

Because of the fisheye effect the tall building was bent in opposite directions in the 2 shots making it impossible to sticth. To combat this I blended in a 3rd image where the building was in the middle and therefore relatively straight. Turned out ok I think.

Unfortunately I don't think I'll ever use this lense again with my DL...
... I will however be using it a lot on my 'new' film body, WOW!
I'll post some film shots when I get them developed, only at 5/36 so far though, film sure does slow you down and make you think!:blah:

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Nice shot. I really like this one.

Much better results than I have got with mine.

What settings are you using?


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Old Apr 23, 2007, 5:08 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I believe they were all taken at f8 1/1000sec, ISO200, RAW.
Then converted with Lightroom, followed by stitching, levels and sharpening in Photoshop.
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Old Apr 23, 2007, 6:03 PM   #4
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Nice Pano.


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Unfortunately I don't think I'll ever use this lense again with my DL...
Why not. After a while, I think I am more used to the FoV of Zenitar with the crop factor (16+8mm). For image overly wide does pose problem when stitching.


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... I will however be using it a lot on my 'new' film body, WOW!
We should start some kind of a Zenitar film club here. Its expense is little. And reward is phenomenal.

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Old Apr 24, 2007, 1:08 AM   #5
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nadnerb Why would you not use the lens on a digital body. I think the results are very good - absolutely great! I have the 10-17 with pretty much the same problem and was wondering what stitching would show. I had read that stitching results are much better with a great deal of overlap. I just have not had the time nor a real good set of subjects to try it with.

Your results here would tend to encourage me to go ahead and try - expecting some pretty good results.
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Old Apr 24, 2007, 5:52 AM   #6
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Hi, I'm sure I will use it again on the DL, but it's just so much better on the "full frame" film body, it's true fisheye.

I always found the Zenitar on the DL was only slightly wider than my Sigma 18-125mm and in some cases just looked like a bad lense because it was neither fisheye or rectilinear. Only in some cases mind you, I have also got some cool looking shots with it on the DL.

But for now it's staying on the film body, the FOV is amazing, you really have to watch your feet and fingers so they don't get in the way. :-)


interested_observer, Give it a shot, it wasn't too difficult.
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