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      06-01-2014, 08:59 AM   #1
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Fisheye for the Car Guy Pics

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Yes, thanks again for sharing such awesome information with us. Awesome. Information awesome. Thanks again.
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Wow! You're really dedicated to the fish-eye perspective. It's really interesting to see what you can do with one of these very special lenses.

I use a 15mm diagonal fish-eye quite extensively, but mainly as an ultra-wide angle lens. "Diagonal fish-eye" means that it only covers 180-degrees on the diagonal and will not produce a round image, as in most of yours.

I like to use my 15mm to move in really close, take a wide image and then de-fish it with my DxO Optics Pro Raw conversion software. Here's a de-fished selfie:

502 Selfie by dcstep, on Flickr

Note the starburst at the top of the image. This is something that my particular Canon 15mm does particularly well at small apertures.

Ultra-wide and fish-eye lenses open up a whole new perspective for many photographers. Trying an image de-fished often leads to interesting results.
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This give you some idea of how an unadjusted diagonal fish-eye image might look prior to de-fishing:

Untitled by dcstep, on Flickr

The extreme bend in the top horizon is accentuated because I've tilted the camera up at a very high angle. it's interesting to play with this distortion and get a wide variety of results without moving your feet.
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I play with fisheye sometimes - I leave it distorted because people eat it up for some reason......

it's a great little selfie lens or a lens that you can use when you're just hanging out with friends....













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So Litos, is that a diagonal fisheye, or a zoom that you've got zoomed in?

Nice stuff.
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So Litos, is that a diagonal fisheye, or a zoom that you've got zoomed in?

Nice stuff.
hell, I don't even know - my little brother used it for his skate videos...

I traded him a stock DX 18-55 VR lens for his fisheye because I liked the way it looked....

since I'm shooting FF and the 8mm fisheye is for DX cameras, I get that nasty block around my pictures....

so, every time I use this lens, I have to crop it down to get rid of the box...

even AFTER the crop, I can still manage to get 4-6MB files from it since the resolution and MPx is so high on the D800...

below is an example of what it looks like uncropped, and then a few more cool looking shots......

it's pretty versatile when you're in and around a high school baseball dugout, in the living room, in a car or inside of a small gazebo

again, it's just a novelty lens, but it's still pretty cool to have...























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hell, I don't even know - my little brother used it for his skate videos...

I traded him a stock DX 18-55 VR lens for his fisheye because I liked the way it looked....

since I'm shooting FF and the 8mm fisheye is for DX cameras, I get that nasty block around my pictures....

so, every time I use this lens, I have to crop it down to get rid of the box...

even AFTER the crop, I can still manage to get 4-6MB files from it since the resolution and MPx is so high on the D800...

below is an example of what it looks like uncropped, and then a few more cool looking shots......

it's pretty versatile when you're in and around a high school baseball dugout, in the living room, in a car or inside of a small gazebo

again, it's just a novelty lens, but it's still pretty cool to have...
Okay, I understand. Your cropping makes it look like a diagonal fish-eye on a full-frame body. That works pretty darn good.
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Okay, I understand. Your cropping makes it look like a diagonal fish-eye on a full-frame body. That works pretty darn good.
it's a pain to have to crop EVERY SINGLE PICTURE, but in the end, I like the images I get from it...

the kids love it when I pull the lens out at their games because they love posting those super wide shots on IG HAHA !!!!

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