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Jan 04, 2011 11:27 |  #1

hi guys, happy new year to all. im curios about this special lens (15mm fe) for those who has it and those who use it for professional means how often do you use it? what particular occasion it shines the most?


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Jan 04, 2011 12:21 |  #2

I used it a few times during weddings and such. It's really one of those lenses that it's cool and great to have but will see very little use.

Walkaround with a fisheye will get bore pretty fast :)


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Jan 04, 2011 12:24 |  #3

If you are shooting action sports it would get put to use pretty heavily. Other then that, I can't think of a time that a fisheye would really be called for.


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Jan 04, 2011 12:24 |  #4

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I used it a few times during weddings and such. It's really one of those lenses that it's cool and great to have but will see very little use.

Walkaround with a fisheye will get bore pretty fast :)

yikes. when was that last use?(if you dnt mind)


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Jan 04, 2011 12:27 |  #5

I used it last in the last wedding about 2 months ago. I shot some shots of the dog around Thanks Giving with it too :) But it's a cool lens and the kids love it.


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Jan 04, 2011 12:29 |  #6

I rarely ever use mine and could easily do without it. It's just one of those things that for certain situations it's great to have, but IMO those situations are few and far between.


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Jan 04, 2011 12:29 |  #7

i guess its not that much use in studio?..


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Jan 04, 2011 15:17 |  #8

I love my 15mm fish. I'd say its more of a walkaround then my others. Really lightweight and keeps my camera easy to carry. Its razor sharp and great for low light group shots. I have no problem capturing the whole scene sometimes even able to capture myself in it too! haha Also with lightroom 3.2 or PTlens plugin you can correct the distortion 100%

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Jan 04, 2011 15:22 |  #9

^^^^ Woah!


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Jan 04, 2011 17:14 |  #10

djre4orm wrote in post #11572888 (external link)
I love my 15mm fish. I'd say its more of a walkaround then my others. Really lightweight and keeps my camera easy to carry. Its razor sharp and great for low light group shots. I have no problem capturing the whole scene sometimes even able to capture myself in it too! haha Also with lightroom 3.2 or PTlens plugin you can correct the distortion 100%

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Would you mind posting a before and after distortion correction via LR? Or are those pictures already corrected (at least #2?)? I just invested in a fisheye myself and would love to see more samples.


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Jan 04, 2011 17:54 |  #11

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I'd really like this shot if it was corrected...as it is, the tilted/curving horizon totally ruins it for me.


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Jan 04, 2011 20:49 as a reply to  @ LowriderS10's post |  #12

Believe it or not neither is corrected, haha. Then again I am using a crop body. On FF the effect is a lot more prominent. Your subject and distance really makes a difference on how noticeable the distortion is.

Would I recommend for studio work, no. But a late night club or bar scene, perfect. Especially low light without flash. It even shines pretty well with landscape shots as you can see.

Here is that B&A of the 2nd shot as well as another which I shot very close to the subject but corrected later in PTlens

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Jan 04, 2011 20:55 |  #13

^Thanks a lot. Yeah I personally bought the lens because I love the distortion that the fisheye gives. I have absolutely no problem with it. It's just now that I have a dslr my family expects me to take pictures for them every now and then, and having the option to correct the picture is awesome since they will probably appreciate it a bit more.

Edit: Random question is that carnival cruise by chance? I'm going in the summer haha.


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Jan 04, 2011 21:01 |  #14

irwaffles wrote in post #11575152 (external link)
^Thanks a lot. Yeah I personally bought the lens because I love the distortion that the fisheye gives. I have absolutely no problem with it. It's just now that I have a dslr my family expects me to take pictures for them every now and then, and having the option to correct the picture is awesome since they will probably appreciate it a bit more.

Yup Yup, lots of possibilities. For human subjects distortion can either get you scolded or wowed, depending where they are in the frame. :lol: Enjoy the lens!

Edit: That one was RCCL, I have been on Carnival too and they are fun. Make sure to smuggle some booze on! hehe




  
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Jan 05, 2011 07:28 |  #15

good samples their irwaffles. i guess this special lens is special.=D one of this days this will be part of my prime armada.


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