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08-17-2011, 08:55 PM   #1
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Do people use fisheye for interior very often?

Was help to take some photo for a big resturant interior....
I use 16-50...and I even used stich to make the view more wider...
but.....
The owner said he want fisheye...he said he saw other resturant photo with fisheye, and like it....
but....
I do not have fisheye....
Damn...I do not know fisheye is very popular for interior shot...then I think I need go buy one...

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Chyba jemu się pomyliło z obiektywem szerokokątnym. Zajmuję się fotografowaniem wnętrz od wielu lat i dosłownie kilka razy fotografowałem obiektywem fisheye. normalnie fotografuję wnętrza obiektywem 10-20, który jest znakomity do tego celu.

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08-17-2011, 09:11 PM   #3
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what I mean big is really big resturant which can hold wedding or any kind of big event...
Maybe fisheye is good for this kind of interior??
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Bardzo duża restauracja sfotografowana sigmą na 10 mm:

Jerzy Czarkowski - fotografia u?ytkowa





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08-17-2011, 10:34 PM   #5
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I use my DA 10-17 often for interiors. Just be aware that the barrel distortion is going to be very noticeable and corners are going to be curved. Fisheyes are a like them or hate them lens for most people and your friend is probably a guy who likes the effect. While not a resturaunt interior, this is what you will expect interiors with a fisheye.

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Obiektywem fisheye robię takie zdjęcia wnętrz:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1116849/Restauracja.swf
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It isn't an architectural photo shoot - it's a business promotional shoot.

I've got a bit fed up with the ultra wide effect of my Sigma 10-20 photos and have cut back on using mine. I find the ultra wide shots now just scream 'real estate agent's photos'.

There is the remote possibility that you may be able to pay back the cost of the fisheye. It's not an effect that can be done with a point and shoot camera, so your client might have friends who also want fisheye shots done??
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You could always cheat and use the built in fisheye filter on the camera and see if the guy goes for it if you show him an example.

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If you want a real fisheye lens, check out Lensbaby. Their Scout lens comes with the 12mm fisheye optic, and although it's fully manual and quite cheaply-built it's quite good optically and cheap enough to justify for only one or two shoots. And if you have it now you'll always have it later if someone else wants fisheye.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JerzyC Quote
Fisheye lens photos of interiors do this:


That's what I call a wide angle.
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For a business / corporate shoot, I would stick a rectilinear lens unless you can think of a very good reason to use a fisheye. They tend to give off an "extreme" look (think 90's skateboarder / MTV music video) unless they are used very tastefully. Wide angles might be a bit more boring, but they do (generally) look more professional for 90% of applications (IMHO of course).
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since your client is specifically requesting FE photos, i would just rent one for $25, shoot the pics and make the customer happy? Why toil with justifying a purchase if you aren't sure you'll use it enough?
I did buy a 10-17 Pentax fisheye and I love it but use it very rarely.
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I bought the 10-17 after renting one for a week. At 17mm it's essentially a very wide angle, at 10 it's super-fishy. I shot a visit to the Shedd Aquarium totally fisheye and liked it.

Check rental options, take the pictures, see if your client actually likes them. Remember, your flash will have odd effects with the fisheye - you'll need to diffuse it or go more for ambient light. The flash zone will be smaller than the image. Maybe a bounce effect could work.

I like CameraLensRentals.com - Canon, Nikon and Pentax Lens Rentals. but you should be able to find a place in NYC.
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That's the first time I heard a client actually requesting it. Some of my clients prefer that I dont. I love the lens though. I second the renting idea. You might fall in love with it yourself!
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actually the onwer found another photographer later..he is obviously more pro..and he use fisheye..and the owner is very happy with the photo...
I have a chance to see the photo...I actually like the effect more than plain wide angle too......
feel the resturant is very grand...

Maybe I can buy the samyang 8mm fisheye..300 bucks..

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