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Old May 26, 2006, 7:07 AM   #1
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Anyone know where I can get a 180 fisheye lens for the H2? I have been searching the net and I can't find one, besides ebay. I don't know how good those ebay ones are.
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Old May 26, 2006, 7:38 AM   #2
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The quality is questionable at best of these cheap ebay lenses. With the wide zoom range of the H2, and the not so wide "wide" end of the focal range, its going to be tough to find (or make) any lens to give the truly wide coverage a fisheye provides. sure you can duplicate the fisheye effect, but because of the small sensor size a true fisheye adapter is probably nearly impossible. Even DSLR's don't have true fisheye lenses available.
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Old May 27, 2006, 9:14 PM   #3
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Perhaps, this is something you are looking for

http://raynox.co.jp/english/digital/h1/index.htm

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Old Jun 5, 2006, 6:52 PM   #4
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Any particular reasonfor wanting a fish-eye lens? They cause some serious image distortions (even the best ones) and unless you have an specific need for them, I would go for a wide angle instead. I have an H1 and the Raynox DCR 6600PRO along with the Raynox 52mm adapter, which eliminates vignetting (as long as no filter is used). This lens produces excellent images right out of the camera. No need to PP. But, the best part is that the barrel distortion is almost unnoticeable, unlike many other WA (including the Sony). See some examples below
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 6:57 PM   #5
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 8:10 AM   #6
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I am looking for the fisheye effect. I thought it might be neat.
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 8:23 AM   #7
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Those are great shots btw!
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Old Jun 18, 2006, 11:16 AM   #8
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Thanks. To be honest, unless you have the money to spend AND already havethe tele and WA converters, I would not invest on a fish-eye lens. They causeway toomuch distortion andif you haven't really seen their effects so you know exactly whatyou shouldexpect, chances are you will not like the end results. That's my opinion!
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Let me add that based on the quality of the Raynox wide angle, I'd suggest you check their fish-eye first. As you can see by the pictures I posted, barrel distortion is minimal and image quality is amazing. Of course landscape hides those effects a lot more than say, architectural shots but I've taken pictures of my backyard, which is under construction, and the house walls look pretty straight.
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