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    Fisheye lens

    What is the fisheye lens? and what is the use of it? In which situations do we need them? Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Fisheye lens

    Look here for some examples of photos shot with fish eye lenses: http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/105fe.htm

    Just note that you either get entire frame coverage, or circular images with black borders. It depends on lens/sensor size combination.

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    Re: Fisheye lens

    They're super wide angle and have a high level of distortion. They make what you see as a straight line, curved, so they seem to have limited, but creative applications. I think they were developed to take pictures that captured most of the sky so cloud formations could be studied. They can produce some pretty amazing pics but I won't be buying one ;-)

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    Re: Fisheye lens

    Thank you for replies.

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    Re: Fisheye lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    They're super wide angle and have a high level of distortion. They make what you see as a straight line, curved, so they seem to have limited, but creative applications. I think they were developed to take pictures that captured most of the sky so cloud formations could be studied. They can produce some pretty amazing pics but I won't be buying one ;-)
    Neither will I. Such special lenses are rarely used, so it's more cost effective to rent one instead.

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    Re: Fisheye lens

    Such special lenses are rarely used, so it's more cost effective to rent one instead.
    Great idea, too often overlooked!

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