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    Fun with the Lumix fisheye 8mm/3.5

    Just got it, it feels like playing some kids pranks again...
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix fisheye 8mm/3.5

    nugat, Thanks for posting some of the first sample shots.

    I have to say that these small sized shots do remind me of P&S image quality.

    I have got excellent quality from the 10.5mm Nikon fisheye on Nikon's APS-C DSLRs. Perhaps that is a bit too much to compare, one might think.

    However, given the price tags, it is a relevant comparison.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix fisheye 8mm/3.5

    Here's 100% of the beach. Admittedly not easy on the lens against the sun.
    GH1 in native 16:9, 1/640s, f9, ISO100
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    Re: Fun with the Lumix fisheye 8mm/3.5

    I actually like to shoot against the Sun and with the Sun in the frame with a fisheye.

    Untitled by Vivek Iyer, on Flickr

    10.5mm f/2.8 Nikkor (fast!) on Nikon D300

    At the local beach (defished image).

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    10.5mm f/2.8 Nikkor (fast!) on Nikon D40x

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    10.5mm f/2.8 Nikkor (fast!) on Nikon D80-IR, Infrared capture.

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    Re: Fun with the Lumix fisheye 8mm/3.5

    Second day and a couple more shots from my morning shopping today.
    I have the lens on loan, and the novelty is wearing off already. I don't think I'd spend that kind of money for an effect to be used once every couple hundred of shots. But just out of curiosoty: Vivek, what constitutes a good fisheye?
    I already see that familiar objects should not be placed close to the side edges. Architecture with many straight lines becomes tireing. The GH1 native 16:9 does extra deformations at the edges too.
    How this lumix fails where Nikkor shines (apart from the sun in the lens!).
    This is no catch, I don't care about fisheyes, please share. Have mercy on my second day pix taken with a fisheye.
    (To see the 1200pix wide pictures in full click the thumbs)
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