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8mm Fisheye Questions

 
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Jan 07, 2014 22:32 |  #16

KirkS518 wrote in post #16581336 (external link)
I'm considering getting a fisheye, as we're getting a puppy, and I think I can have fun with the combination.

I literally LOL at this. I don't know quite why, I like my FE, but this sentence just tickled me.

I'm still chucking at the thought process - Hmm, let's get a puppy. Oooh a puppy, I know what I need ..... a fisheye...

Sorry....had to share. I'm going to be in a boring meeting tomorrow and suddenly crack up at the thought, I just know it.


Anyway, FE can be useful for a lot of things, I hope you find a lot more uses for it as well because I think it can be an interesting lens. I also agree that AF is not needed as much as with other lenses. But as with everything wide, you often want to get really close. It is possible to not nail focus. It's also easy enough to get focus close enough by eye, even at f2.8.

Not great shots, but just to prove you can get to see if FE have good bokeh or not (f2.8 on FF).


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Jan 07, 2014 23:03 as a reply to  @ ejenner's post |  #17

So my wife came up with this theory:

Wife: we should get a puppy.
Husband (thinking): how can I get a new lens out of this?
Husband: OK, but I'll need a fisheye to take cool photos of him/her.


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Jan 08, 2014 09:33 |  #18

LOL. Yeah, it's a pretty funny thought process I had, but you know puppies with a fisheye make for fun photos, especially if you can put a silly hat on the puppy. At least that's what my daughter is saying!

I have the Sigma 10-20, so I know I'll be getting up close and personal with the pup with the FE. I was thinking the Sigma would probably do what I want, but as you said, it's also an excuse for a new lens! :)


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Jan 08, 2014 09:36 |  #19

I'm just thinking about how much puppy drool is going to be on the end of that lens now... :lol:




  
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Jan 08, 2014 14:16 |  #20

Amazon has the Opteka 6.5mm with removable hood for $180 right now. I couldn't pass it up at that price. Should be a fun lens!


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Jan 08, 2014 19:18 |  #21

ejenner wrote in post #16587187 (external link)
So my wife came up with this theory:

Wife: we should get a puppy.
Husband (thinking): how can I get a new lens out of this?
Husband: OK, but I'll need a fisheye to take cool photos of him/her.

2 years ago, after having reservations made for 6 months, my wife says we can't afford to go to a Truck show in TN. Only cost about 1K, and I'd been going every year.... So I cancel. A month later her entire family wants to go to the Bahamas on a Cruise Ship! Well, we go on the $3,000 cruise and I got to buy me a new 70-300L I'd been wanting so I could get good pics of the once in a lifetime vacation! My wife even defended me getting the lens in front of the kids because I had put it off before....:)


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Jan 08, 2014 20:35 |  #22

Along with the fisheye, a 1DX is also pretty good for taking puppy pictures ;-)a


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