Is this fisheye conversion lens good?

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  1. rasheemo

    rasheemo TPF Noob!

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    I want fisheye really badly! I plan on putting it on my canon 50mm f1.8

    ebay
     
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    I got one of those from a friend for free.

    Fun, but awful image quality. I guess they are worth the $35 if you know what to expect.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yep! :thumbup:
     
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    Those sample images are BS. Dont waste your $35. It would be better spent on a nice bottle of bourbon. Your images will be so soft on the edges, they will be useless to you.
     
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    distort it with photoshop.
    save the $35.
     
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    I'm so glad someone asked this question. I see hundreds of these ads on e-bay, and normally I figure when I see this many listings for the same item by the same person, "ShamWOW that must be scam!" But I'm curious nonetheless.
     
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    Not really a scam, but you get what you pay for. There's a reason the Nikkor 16mm fisheye retails for $1700...
     
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    I agree with all the above. I was sweet talked into buying one when I got a new Nikon body in SF 20 years ago. It is a POS.
    There seems to be no part of the image that is actually in focus. The main reason I was suckered was the brand name - Panavision. I had heard of that name, of course, but soon came to doubt its origin from there.
    Run away! Run away!
    Murray
     
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    Any suggestions to make it look realistic? My distortions always look terrible :[
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What did your search for photoshop fisheye tutorials come up with?
     
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