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Old 28th March 2008
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New fisheye purchase

I had a play with my new Oly. 8mm Fisheye yesterday on Swanage seafront.
In this example I have straightened the horizon in PS and left the rest as is.
The question is do I like it or not So, I would like your opinion folks. As to the lens---------- it's a cracker.
Looking forward to your comments, Keith.
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Re: New fisheye purchase

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I had a play with my new Oly. 8mm Fisheye yesterday on Swanage seafront.
In this example I have straightened the horizon in PS and left the rest as is.
The question is do I like it or not So, I would like your opinion folks. As to the lens---------- it's a cracker.
Looking forward to your comments, Keith.
Hi Keith,

The fisheye is a strange lens as it completely distorts images in order to get its wide angle of view. For me personaly, I would tend to see it as a means of creating the sorts of images that are imposible with other lens types.

In another thread, we were discussing how animals are curious when being photographed and I wondered if anyone had taken a shot, using a fisheye. of the animal looking straight down the lens.

I mention that as, for me the image you have produced does not really work for me. Sorry, but this is just my personal view.

PeterD
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Re: New fisheye purchase

Without needing to be corrected in a rectilinear sense (like the 7-14, for example), the 8mm should be very sharp right into the corners.

Your shot is an interesting use of the fish-eye. I'm interested to find out why you decided to buy one

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Re: New fisheye purchase

I have thought about buying this lens but after having a play with the 8mm and the 7-14mm I have decided to save my pennies and get the 7-14mm, that's assuming I don't win the one in the competition. There is no doubt the 8mm can produce some stunning results but they all have that fisheye look which I would only want every now and again. As with all these things it's a matter of taste.

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Re: New fisheye purchase

I love fisheye lenses and use the Nikon 16mm I have lots.

I think the image is great but I would not have straightend the horizon out. I think it is the joy of using a lens like this.
Stick the lens near some railings and watch them bow out
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