16mm Fisheye...Yay or Nay????

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  1. Munky

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    Now That I'm Done with the Flash "Issue" i want also to purchase a Fisheye lens and i came Across a Zenitar 16mm Fisheye lens! i was wondering your opinions on a 16mm Fisheye....since 80% people from what i read use a 8mm....
     
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    The longer the focal length, the less the fish. 16mm is good for a full frame camera, but not so much for a crop.
     
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    I can't speak to this lens directly but I have a 17 - 50 and the 17 doesn't seem to have a "fisheye" type effect to it so I'd be a little skeptical about the 16mm. I wouldn't dismiss it without first taking a look at it but if you're going to go for a fisheye and you're into that style, I'd probably look at getting a stronger affect than the 16mm would give.

    Hope that helps, somewhat. ;)
     
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    the 17-50 is rectilinear though and not a fish.
     
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    Like Village Idiot already said, the focal length does effact the amount of fisheye the lens will produce. But the other factor is that fisheye lenses are not corrected for distortion, whereas the 17mm end of you lens is corrected to try and keep straight lines straight. But as he already said, 16mm fisheye on a crop camera, isn't going to be much of an effect. Something in the 8-12mm range would be more desireable.
     
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    Those are taken with the Zenitar.....still no good?
     
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    Seems pretty fishy to me. Perhaps those were from a full frame camera?
     
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    You Lost me on the Full Frame thing; can you elaborate a bit?
     
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    i googled pardon my noob!

    shyt so... what you say is that i wont get much "fish" effect with that lens?




    pshow about a 8mm Peleng?
     
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    That lens is made for a 35mm film camera ... so to get the full effect you need a full-frame DSLR camera ... otherwise you loose the full 180 degrees.
     
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    Peleng 8mm on Sony A200....
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    I found this browsing... Zenitar 16mm Fisheye The Zenitar on NON Full Frame DSLR......what do yall think??? please help me out cuz i really want a fish eye!!!
     

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