Cheap Fisheyes

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  1. Protean

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    has anyone here had any experience with the Peleng 8mm 3.5 fisheye lens, or the Zenitar 16mm 2.8 fisheye lens? if you haven't heard of either of these just google em, they're actally really interesting (imo). and i was just wondering how much you guys paid for them and where you got them from, and if you have any comments on them in general

    feel free to post any opinions here, or if you know of any other "cheep" fisheyes, with or without mounts like this
     
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    I have the Peleng, but I haven't had any good opportunities to play with it yet really.
     
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    well git out there and play with it a bit, then post the pictures for me XD
     
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    Maybe I misspoke... I have played with it, but I haven't gotten anything out of it that I've been super impressed with, or had time to compose to my liking....yet...

    Mind you, these are just goofing around mostly...

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    cool, thanks

    something i don't get about those lenses is they both claim 180 degree view, but ones 16mm and the other is 6... and the 6 obviously has wider view...
     
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    I've p[osted a few pics with the 16MM Zenit rectilinear fisheye.

    In appearance it's a virtual Nikon clone. Opticly it is close but not quite there. A little soft wide open and at the very edges. OTOH it's $99.00 and not $900.00!

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    sweet, what camera did you take these with?
     
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    Nikon F4s.

    I've wodered about both being a fisheye with 180 degree views but different focal lengths.

    I assume it is somehow because the 16MM is a re ctilinear fisheye, or IOW it gives you a full frame fisheye instead of a circle.

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