Fisheye Lens - Should be a simple question and answer :)

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by hospadam, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. hospadam

    hospadam TPF Noob!

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    Well, I'll start from the beginning...

    I've recently entered the world of DSLR's, and, to be honest, what did I do before? haha...

    I have a Canon Digital Rebel XT EOS, and, my boss, being the great guy he is, gave me a Sigma 8mm Fisheye Lens.

    So, I've been taking pictures with it, and they seem to be rounded at the edges (the actual pictures). I gather this is so that the 180 degrees of viewing is not distorted (or distorted correctly). I've been searching online all night, and I see all these beautiful fisheye shots, with no rounded/black corners. That leads me to believe there is a Photoshop filter, or converter that I am missing, that pulls the edges back to the corner? Can anyone shed any advice...there is nearly no support for what to do on the net! Help a newb :) Thanks in advance!!!

    Adam
     
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    Also the 8mm turns into a 12mm on your digital and most fisheyes are 15-16mm. This could be a little of what your seeing.
     

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