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12-31-2011, 12:25 PM - 1 Like   #1
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How wide is this pic?

saw this pic online.since I do not have ultra-wide lens...just curious..
8mm? 10mm? 12mm?


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hard to say....from guesstimate from the distortion and FOV I'm thinking between 10-12mm
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Did you check it for EXIF data before attaching it here? The forum strips it if the image is too large.
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no EXIF for this pic

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QuoteOriginally posted by Azzy Quote
hard to say....from guesstimate from the distortion and FOV I'm thinking between 10-12mm
ok...so we can get even wider with 8mm??
Wow...
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Look like a fisheye, my Tamron 10-24 do not do that type of distortion
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Here's a similar scene taken at 10mm. In case EXIF data didn't attach, it's with a Tamron 10-24 at f/5.6.
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oh..ok
ultra-wide is really cool!

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobmaxja Quote
Look like a fisheye, my Tamron 10-24 do not do that type of distortion
nope, this is not a fish eye, way too little dissortion for it to be a fish eye
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Much depends on the media format. If this is APS-C (like a Pentax dSLR), I would suspect about 15mm. If 35mm/FF, I would suspect 20-24mm.

As for fisheye vs. non-fisheye...the key is in the faces of the people at the edges. The stretched heads are the signature of an ultra-wide rectilinear lens. With a fisheye, the proportions would be essentially normal while the walls of the buildings on either side would curve inward toward the top of the frame. If one is willing to accept the curved lines, a 16mm fisheye such as my Zenitar 16/2.8 could easily deliver this scene on APS-C.

I use my Zen a lot as a general-purpose ultra-wide angle on my K10D. For many subjects the circular image projection is quite appropriate on the cropped format.


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It is 1024 pixels wide.
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It is 1024 pixels wide.
Ha! I see what you did there.
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The image isn't a fish, but it's getting a lot of barrel distortion for sure. I'm going to go with a mediocre quality kit zoom, on APS-C at 18mm.
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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
saw this pic online.since I do not have ultra-wide lens...just curious..
8mm? 10mm? 12mm?
Can anybody tell where this is?
Could anyone find the spot the original pic was take and rereate?
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QuoteOriginally posted by DaveHolmes Quote
Can anybody tell where this is?
It is Times Square in New York City.
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