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Getting bored with your fisheye lens?

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Jan 12, 2013 22:41 |  #46

There is a neat fisheye video on b&h that might give you some ideas.​/watch?v=e-WxCoDewbY (external link)

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Jan 12, 2013 23:07 |  #47

Fisheyes are also cool for animals shots.

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Jan 14, 2013 22:56 as a reply to  @ Earwax69's post |  #48

This, to me, is a great example of a fish eye lens shot

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Jan 18, 2013 10:07 |  #49

That's plain wrong attitude, imo. In my gallery I have like what... three/four shots with fisheye. From 50-ish. This lens should be a sidekick. It's a very good sidekick. Sometimes you have an idea and you know - "I need fisheye for this". It would be stupid to buy such a narrow niche lens to shoot continuously. Fisheye is an extra, you use it when you need it. When my gear still wasn't stolen, I always took my 8mm with me. There could be days or even a week, when that lens just sat in my bag untouched.

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Jan 18, 2013 11:19 |  #50

I got mine (8mm Samyang) a few weeks ago in preparation for a new nightclub job and I've really enjoyed shooting it - sure, it looks cheesy if you overuse it but there are definitely some situations where it really works well.

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