Fisheye's! How fun!

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  1. dan.rpo

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    I have a nikon d40 with kit lens, 35mm, and 55-200mm....i would like to start experimenting with fisheye lenses but i do not have the budget to buy a dedicated fisheye lens made by nikon,sigma,tamron or any other manufacturer.

    so, what would my next best option be?
     
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    Zenitar 16mm fisheye =D

    You won't get a full on hardcore fishy effect but personally that doesn't bother me. You photos will still have interesting bendy lines =D

    Example shot taken with the Zenitar 16mm on my canon 40D

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    I got mine on ebay for around £150 sent from Russia. It's fully manual (aperture and focus)

    I wanted a fisheye but same with me that I found the canon and third party fisheye lenses quite expensive so looked around and went for the zenitar 16mm.

    I'm sure alot of people will say the lens isn't designed for a crop sensor like my 40D but it gives a nice amount of fishiness for me and I'm super happy with the results.

    It's a bargain in my books and is a great lens to start off with and have fun with ^^ strong weighty build, smooth focus ring, and CHEAP!!!
     
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