A&P Should i buy a fisheye?

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  1. rallysport

    rallysport New Member

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    Im thinking of selling my Nikon 300mm f/4
    I just am not as impressed with the quality of it that i thought it would have, and its not versatile at all (obviously).
    I will just put on a 1.4 teleconverter to my 80-200 and enjoy that.

    So im thinking that with selling my 300 i could afford the Nikon 10.5 fisheye
    Does anyone have experience with it?

    i just want a lens that can be fun and interesting and "wow" total noobs ;)
     
  2. isaac86hatch

    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    rent it, dont buy it.
     
  4. rallysport

    rallysport New Member

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    Why do you say this? Do most people get sick of it after awhile?
     
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    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Fisheyes are one of those that most people use once or twice, than it sits. Unless you shoot skateboarding. :mamoru:

    Just my observations.
     
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    Poppoff has a 10.5 and its a fuckin amazing lens
     
  7. Sympathy

    Sympathy OT Supporter

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    i'm thinking about getting the tokina 10-17mm fisheye.
    i've rented the nikon 10.5 and it takes nice pics.
     
  8. W.Shatner

    W.Shatner New Member

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    I'd have to check but none of the current Nikon Tele Converters will work with your 80-200 pretty sure it has to be the older TC-14a & b and one the a causes vignetting and there both manual focus. I could check but I'm to lazy to get off the couch.
     
  9. rallysport

    rallysport New Member

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    i already have it and it works. A kenko 1.4. Focuses, no vignetting and the drop in quality is very, very minimal ;)
     
  10. ballz

    ballz Two of 'em OT Supporter

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    a fisheye picture here and there is kinda cool, but browsing an entire album of more than 3 pictures gives me a headache
     
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    Ah Kenko
     
  12. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    :werd:

    thats why I'm thinking I'd go with a 12-24 before a fisheye.
     
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    Get them both = Do it Jcoleman style.
     
  14. Sympathy

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    i agree, that's why with the 10-17, you're able to get a good fisheye effect at 10mm and have a wide angle with minimal distortion at 17mm.
    hopefully, redline will post more pics w/ his. :x:
     
  15. rallysport

    rallysport New Member

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    If i went just with wide angle, would the 10-20 sigma be ok?

    i have the tamron 17-50 but felt it was wide enough. i dont know if id need anything wider really
     
  16. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I just picked up a 10-22 Canon USM

    It will go well with my team of 17-70 Sigma and 70-200 Canon L F/4
     
  17. Sympathy

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    can you post pics?
     

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