Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8D
Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:04
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 15:27
It is remarkably small and light but performs brilliantly. (It even netted me a POTW!)
You can use the Hemi Photoshop plug-in to "de-Fish" images if you want to and thus avoid making people near the edge of the shot visually gain 200lbs (as they do if you photograph a scene like that with regular rectilinear wide-angle lens like the 14 - 24 mm).
Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:22
Posted 13 March 2010 - 13:45
I always carry it in my bag or pack, and use it constantly. Can't think of the last time I went on a shoot and didn't use it, in fact.
Posted 13 March 2010 - 14:09
I have the 10.5 for DX bodies as well so one fisheye is always in the bag wherever I go.
I have the Hemi plugin for Photoshop for the situations where "a fishy look" is not desired. It works reasonably well in controlled situations (i.e. one needs to figure out where to put all horizontal or parallel lines when composing the picture).
D3s, D3, D200, D70
FX: Nikon 14-24/2.8G, 24-70/2.8G, 28/1.8G, 70-200/2.8G VR, 300/2.8G VR, 60/2.8D+105/2.8D micro, 85/1.4D, 16/2.8D, 50/1.4G, 500/8 reflex C, Sigma 8/3.5 EX, 12-24 EX, 150/2.8 OS EX...
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DX: 10.5/2.8, 18-70, 18-200
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Posted 13 March 2010 - 15:33
Posted 13 March 2010 - 16:59
I chose the af-d version over the ai-s only for the matrix metering CPU, the AF feature seems rather useless to me.
Its image quality beats the 6 2.8 fish-eye hands-down.
(I admit I have not been able to compare the two, for lack of availablility, grin)
Posted 13 March 2010 - 20:00
Here's one where I tried to manage the horizontals...
and a crop of the boat....
Posted 08 May 2010 - 00:36
one piece of advice: watch out for your feet, the FOV is so wide that you can accidentally photograph them.
Posted 08 May 2010 - 00:43
Lens cap needs to be replaced with a lenscoat Hoodie.
The provided lens cap does slip-off rather easily but lining it with self-stick velvet (the kind that is sold for replacing light-trapping in film cameras) firms up the fit and I haven't lost mine …… YET ……!
Posted 01 January 2011 - 02:26
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:42
@stm: strange, my plastic cap stays on tight on my AIS version. Guess it's manufacturing tolerances.
@mshi: love the first three. great use of a fisheye where the distortion adds to the composition and not just novelty effect.
Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:33
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