D80 or Nikkor 10.5mm Fisheye?

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  1. Johnnn

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    I have some money saved up and I currently have a Nikon D70s, I can't decide to either to get a d80 or a fisheye, help?
     
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    What is your current inventory of lenses? And what type of shooting do you do to justify $700 on a fisheye?
     
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    I shoot mostly skating and bikes, right now I have a 18-55mm and a 55-200mm.
     
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    I guess skate and bike photography could benefit from a fisheye, but I see it more as a rarely used novelty rather than a really useful tool. Look at the Nikon/Tokina 12-24mm or even the Sigma 10-20mm before dumping all that cash into a fisheye. You may like the effect at first but I imagine it could get old fast. Plus most good skate photographers just stick with the wider end of the spectrum rather than using a fisheye. It gives it enough distortion to give the tricks a bigger feel while keeping the shot relatively realistic looking.
     
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    Get the D90 and use the in-camera fisheye modification.

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