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Looking for a FUN lens, any suggestions?

 
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Jul 22, 2012 10:08 as a reply to  @ post 14751781 |  #16

Holga could be fun




  
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Jul 22, 2012 12:37 |  #17

Lensbaby...




  
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Jul 22, 2012 14:09 |  #18

I hardly ever use my Lensbaby or macro lens, but I like having the macro in my bag of tricks.


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Jul 22, 2012 16:48 |  #19

Perhaps a used 135mm f/2.8 soft focus?


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Jul 22, 2012 16:56 |  #20

WireWess wrote in post #14751234 (external link)
Get yourself the new Lensbaby :)

That actually looks kind of fun. I may try it since my regular stuff is boring the heck out of me at the moment.


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Jul 22, 2012 17:11 |  #21

saranw71 wrote in post #14751204 (external link)
Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye is a very good lens, and it's not expensive.

I consider getting one, too.

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I have one of these. I don;t use it alot, but i always have fun when i do - and that was your selection criteria!


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Jul 22, 2012 18:32 |  #22

Earwax69 wrote in post #14751346 (external link)
Avoid fisheye. You will play with it for 2-3 days then never use it again. I'll recommand the Sigma 8-16mm. You have 10mm but not 8mm!! :P

If not the mp-e lens must open quite a new world, if you got enough light!

I whole heartily disagree. It is a specially lens but I own the Rokinon 8mm FE and find that I use it a lot more then I ever thought I would. I actually make sure it's always in my camera bag that way I have it when I need it.

If you like the FE effect then you will like using a FE and will find shots to use it for. If you don't then yes a FE might get old very quick.

I'd say get either a fisheye or a macro lens. Which one depends on which you think you'd use more.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 06:29 as a reply to  @ gremlin75's post |  #23

I have got the 100L macro and some extension tubes, that is not what I consider a FUN lens, they will help me getting into macro.
The 135 SF, what is special about it additional to a SF filter?
What I am looking for is a lens or accesory for some occasional unusual shots.

Thnx for you suggestions, will look into the manual lenses and adapters these are very affordable.
Besides FE, Holga and lensbaby are also very interesting, looking for some examples.

I will keep on looking.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 07:19 |  #24

Given your current lens collection, I'd get the MP-E. Fisheye has little appeal for me.


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Jul 23, 2012 08:03 |  #25

hennie wrote in post #14755747 (external link)
...The 135 SF, what is special about it additional to a SF filter?...

I donĀ“t like the soft filtering of the Canon 135 SF - but probably I see to many samples with very strong softing.
The concept with apodization filtering only of unsharp regions is much more interessting - for me.
But the only lens with this is the Sony / Minolta 135 STF. Or homemade filters in lenses - but this is major tinkering.


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Jul 23, 2012 13:53 |  #26

I'd suggest a macro lens. The Canon 60 macro can be found used for a reasonable price and is an outstanding lens, not to mention lots of fun to use. I discovered a whole new world of photography when I got mine. It'll give you a new perspective on portraits, plus true macro capability. Highly recommended.


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Jul 23, 2012 14:12 |  #27

I agree with a macro. Lots of fun and they can double as great lenses for regular uses as well. I certainly wouldn't get a fisheye or a lensbaby. I would think both those looks would get old in a hurry.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 14:41 |  #28

hennie wrote in post #14755747 (external link)
I have got the 100L macro and some extension tubes, that is not what I consider a FUN lens, they will help me getting into macro.
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Sounds for me like he is not interested in macro lens as a fun lens.

ceegee wrote in post #14757764 (external link)
I'd suggest a macro lens. ...

nightcat wrote in post #14757864 (external link)
I agree with a macro. ...


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Jul 23, 2012 14:53 |  #29

I'd go with a fisheye or a lensbaby. For soft focus you could get a Singh Ray Soft Ray filter and not need to buy another lens. Of course you could always pick up a cheap rebel and get it converted to IR......


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Jul 23, 2012 18:09 |  #30

ZoneV wrote in post #14758035 (external link)
Sounds for me like he is not interested in macro lens as a fun lens.

The MP-E is in a whole different league from the 100mm Macro.


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