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Old Apr 23, 2008, 5:22 AM   #1
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i finally made a decision on a wide angle lens
i got the Pentax 10-17mm fisheye, and bought here rather than order from overseas
i took it out for a run the last few weekend
and it is a very interesting lens
it makes you look at subjects in a whole new way
i find it really useful for flowers
here are a few









i am having a few problems yet, such as coping with contrast
(and yes, its Autumn here too lol )

more fisheye photos are here, feel free to take a look
any hints are welcome
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/ca....php?cat_id=61


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Old Apr 23, 2008, 5:54 AM   #2
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i finally made a decision on a wide angle lens
i got the Pentax 10-17mm fisheye, and bought here rather than order from overseas
i took it out for a run the last few weekend
and it is a very interesting lens
it makes you look at subjects in a whole new way
i find it really useful for flowers
here are a few



Cool shots . And this is wide (at 10mm) indeed as shown in the background. Flowers may not show the curve that apparent. Keep posting. Fisheye perspective does give you opportunity for interesting angle.

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Old Apr 23, 2008, 7:41 AM   #3
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Very nice perspectives! This lens can focus at very close distances which gives is macro capability. Your pictures definitely demonstrate it! I especially like images no. 2 and 3.

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Old Apr 23, 2008, 9:10 PM   #4
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They are all very good, may I ask how much this lens cost you ?
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Old Apr 24, 2008, 9:04 AM   #5
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Very cool! In some ways I'd like to get a fisheye, just for the extreme effects you can get with it. Have fun playing with it, and I like your flowers!
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 5:40 AM   #6
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thanks guys for taking a look and taking the time to comment
it is much appreciated

Daniel- i am enjoying looking for the interesting angle the lens affordes, keeping my feet or shadows out of the shot is difficult lol

Jay- the close focusing was one of the things that sold me on the lens, so close i often touched the flowers, i know have to work out f stops and depth of field, the old fashioned depth of field scale on the lens would be handy

Rodney- the lens was what i would consider expensive at nearly $800 au ( i did manage a 10% discount) it is cheaper to buy it overseas, but the guy in the shop where i tested it was really helpful and i may go back there again, so i bought it locally

mtngal- i am having to much fun with it lol
to many photos, not all work though
i need a bigger hard drive
i dont know if you recognised it, but the red flower is from California, i dont recall what it is, sorry
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Old Apr 27, 2008, 2:18 PM   #7
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Wonderful images!!! The forth image, the red flower, I believe is a bottle brush. The red flower is shaped like a bottle brush that you use to clean/wash out a bottle.

Having the lens also, it does wonderful things with the background, which makes it appear well in the distance, even though it just might be a short ways away.

I think you will like using the lens...
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Old Apr 28, 2008, 1:23 PM   #8
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I like these images a lot! Have never used my lens that way so thanks for the idea

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Old May 1, 2008, 12:18 AM   #9
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IO - i can see the "bottlebrush"
we have flowers called bottlebrushes too, but they are not the same as this one
likely not even related
it did have a sign with the scientific name but i cant recall what it was
i am pretty sure it had california in it

ps i am having great fun with the lens
i have heaps more pics to put on my site
but not enough time, sigh

TC3 - i am glad to be of assistance
looking forward to see your interpretations
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Old May 3, 2008, 9:14 PM   #10
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Very cool idea. I like the second and third shots best.

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