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07-21-2008, 09:42 AM   #1
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Looking for Extreme Fisheye Lens

This there anything near a 5mm FE for Pentax mount?

I have a Lomography FE film camera that produces similar images to Sigma's 4.5mm FE, but they do not make a Pentax mount of this.


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I think that the widest you can go is 8mm: PELENG
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I was recently outbid on ebay for an old 8mm circular fisheye lens from Sigma. I doubt it would have the black area all around the image but I'm sure the effect would be more pronounced that the current DA 10-17mm.
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Sigma makes an 8mm as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dgsullivan Quote
This there anything near a 5mm FE for Pentax mount?

I have a Lomography FE film camera that produces similar images to Sigma's 4.5mm FE, but they do not make a Pentax mount of this.

The shortest lens that I believe has ever made was the 6mm/2.8 Nikkor. It had a field of view of 220.
There may have been an Alpa lens that was shorter still, but I am too lazy to google it.

If you really need something that wide, the you may as well buy a body to go with it. The camera will be the least expensive part of the purchase by probably a factor of 10.
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As you know the Sigma 4.5mm f2.8 is one extreme lens, and I'm always amazed by the images it produces.

Sigma would most likely make this lens in a Pentax mount, if there was enough demand for it.
If everyone here interested in it was to write to Sigma requesting it the I would imagine that there's a chance.

The other option I can see is. If you'll be looking for a second body in the near future you might want to look at the Sigma SD14.
You can run most of the Pentax manual focus lenses on it with a small mod, and they still work just about as good on the Pentax.
Even better in a way, since you can use AV
And the SD14 is very affordable at the moment, I believe that it's less than $700.00 USD.

I shoot both Sigma and Pentax. And in my personal opinion they compliment each other.

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