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Jan 07, 2012 14:30 |  #346

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Haha... I almost snapped the picture with someone's account information pulled up, I figured I should probably switch tabs to keep from posting someone's bank account information and getting fired. :lol:

I'm kind of surprised they even let you have/use a camera at work. Anytime I do a desk picture, I just minimize everything so all you see is wallpaper. Unless the wallpaper is my company's logo, because I prefer not to advertise who I work for.


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Jan 07, 2012 14:31 |  #347

Also a quick observation...I have the Peleng 8mm and the Opteka claims it is 6.5mm. The Peleng is wider than the Opteka.




  
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Jan 07, 2012 14:44 |  #348

Here's the very 1st pic taken with my new Opteka (version II).
The lens is sharp .... I'm pleased.

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Jan 07, 2012 14:53 |  #349

jeffscra wrote in post #13663848 (external link)
Also a quick observation...I have the Peleng 8mm and the Opteka claims it is 6.5mm. The Peleng is wider than the Opteka.

See explaination of fisheye focal lengths below...

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Focal length
The focal length of this lens is subject to controverse on some forums: Vivitar claims it to be a 7 mm fisheye and all others sellers of the same product seem to think it to be a 8 mm of focal. Unfortunately there is no one unique way to determine the focal length of a fisheye especially if the projection isn't exactly of a canonical type (The curve can be somewhere between the curves of two canonical types) and the practical value for focal length also depends on the maximum angle of view allowed by the sensor (and by the sun hood shape that was limiting the angle of view before shaving it).

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Jan 07, 2012 16:04 |  #350

Well, she arrived yesterday!
So, I put her on my 40D and grabbed a snap of the wife before taking the dogs for a quick walk

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unfortunately, I only managed to grab a couple of shots before the Scottish summer (aka torrential rain) put in an appearance :cry:
Still, the big fella managed to get one quick pose in

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Then, on the way back from Glasgow today, there were a few breaks in the clouds and I thought I'd take a few quick shots at a nearby wind farm (unfortunately, as my wee girls were asleep in the car, I was limited to taking shots from the roadside, but at least I can say I've used her now and, yes, you're all correct - I wish I'd pushed the button ages ago :o but at least she's here now... let the fun commence :cool:

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Jan 07, 2012 21:19 |  #351

I wonder if I should get the Opteka version for my Canon bodies? I have the Pro-Optic Nikon version and love it.

Seattle sunrise.

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Jan 08, 2012 11:22 |  #352

seattle1 wrote in post #13665492 (external link)
I wonder if I should get the Opteka version for my Canon bodies? I have the Pro-Optic Nikon version and love it.

Seattle sunrise.

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Very nice! How many muggers did you have to dodge there at that time of the morning? ;)


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Jan 08, 2012 13:49 |  #353

meglet wrote in post #13667882 (external link)
Very nice! How many muggers did you have to dodge there at that time of the morning? ;)

Thanks. No muggers but my friend and I did have to avoid a crazy guy yelling and following us near the market.




  
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Jan 08, 2012 20:45 |  #354

Tried a go at it this week.

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Jan 08, 2012 20:51 |  #355

Awesome scape. ;)


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Jan 08, 2012 22:32 |  #356

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Awesome scape. ;)

Thanks tomcat!




  
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Jan 09, 2012 09:31 as a reply to  @ seattle1's post |  #357

Just a Few.... ever since i bought this lens its hard to take it off.... i shoot everything with it.
i will say its not the best with noise, i find my images have more noise with this lens then with others w/o changing settings.

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Jan 10, 2012 07:50 |  #358

pushrod wrote in post #13673079 (external link)
i will say its not the best with noise, i find my images have more noise with this lens then with others w/o changing settings.

I don't think it is possible for a lens to cause more noise. It is possible that the EXPOSURE you get with the lens might be underexposed, which often causes noise problems. But this would be caused by the camera's metering, right? I mean, perhaps for this lens you should use a different metering setting, which will give you a better exposure reading. It is awfully wide (really?!? ;) ), so the metering is tricky, I would think.

Otherwise, I can see no way a lens could introduce noise.


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Jan 10, 2012 10:22 |  #359

Cool set Pushrod. I like the last picture the best.


It was rainy today so I took a picture at the grocery store.

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Jan 10, 2012 10:29 |  #360

RAH1861 wrote in post #13678928 (external link)
I don't think it is possible for a lens to cause more noise. It is possible that the EXPOSURE you get with the lens might be underexposed, which often causes noise problems. But this would be caused by the camera's metering, right? I mean, perhaps for this lens you should use a different metering setting, which will give you a better exposure reading. It is awfully wide (really?!? ;) ), so the metering is tricky, I would think.

Otherwise, I can see no way a lens could introduce noise.

+1... Noise does not come from lenses...


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