Fisheye lenses.

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  1. camera boyy

    camera boyy TPF Noob!

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    So I really want to get a fisheye lens for my camera and I went to our camera store and they said that the cheapest one for my camera would be around $1200. I have a Nikon D5000, and I was wondering what the cheapest fisheye lens for my camera really is.... Is there a website I can look at that sells legitimate used lenses?

    Any help would be appreciated!

    THanks!
     
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    epp_b No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Your camera store is ripping you off big time.

    Nikon DX 10.5mm fisheye @ Amazon for less than $700.

    It won't autofocus on your camera, but that hardly matters with a fisheye.
     
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    579 for a tokina 10-17mm fisheye
     
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    www.keh.com for used camera gear.

    Adorama and B&H also sell used gear.
     
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    JerryPH No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    There is no such thing as a variable focal length "fisheye". A fisheye is a prime lens with an extreme wide angle of view with curvature in it.

    This is a fisheye shot:
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    This is an ultra wide angle shot, NOT a fisheye:
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    Sigma makes some excellent true fisheye lenses, some more affordable than others.
     
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    Thanks for the help, and do the sigma lenses fit the D5000 I have?
     
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    As long as you buy one with a Nikon mount, then yes.
     

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