HELP I need a fisheye conveter.

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  1. JohnnyLovely

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    What converter will work with my Nikon D40?
     
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    No. You don't! Save a little more money and look for a used Nikon 10.5 or 3rd party equivalent. Those fisheye adaptors cause horrid image distortion, and are not worth the effort. A used lens can be found for anywhere from $250 - 600 depending on brand and quality, and will make all the difference.
     
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    Thanks for your input. Yeah, I'd really prefer your option, but I really don't have the money. The reason I need it is because I will be shooting a lot of bands in a couple days and many of them have requested 'distorted' images. So I think the distortion isn't really going to matter too much.
    I definitely am going to get something along the lines of what you suggested along down the road.
     
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    Well, if you REALLY want one, I'd have to at least know what lens you have first.
     
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    Yea. Wait... what... ?
     
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    I'd be using a 50mm f/1.8.
     
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    if you have the money, I would recommend renting a fisheye like the nikon 10.5 for these shoots because the screw on adapters are not worth it...or see if you can get a used one and then sell it later
     
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    No one has an opinion on the quality of these, the effectiveness of these particular shots as examples, or any suggestion/requests?
     
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    When you posted them - it was 2am here, remember that most people aren't on here at that time.

    I don't have a comment, (ironically) because I'm on the way out the door and haven't so much as glanced at the pics but yeah. It's the big time zone difference.
     
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    Yeah, thus the bump this morning. :D
     
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    This may or may not be the best idea, but if you're really in a tight bind, you could try getting one of those toy cameras from Journeys. They have one where it's a fisheye for 35mm, external flash unit needed. If it's an option, rent the lens.
     

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