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01-07-2010, 08:28 AM   #1
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Fisheye fun

I rented a 10-17mm Fisheye lens over the holidays from Camera Lens Rentals.
This was a lot of fun, I may have to buy one. Getting shots closer than with any lens I have is really useful.





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That is one good looking pup that I'd love to squeeze. Did you have to do much cropping on that first photo. It's great.

I just bought an inexpensive (comparatively) 6mm fisheye lens and can't wait till the weather breaks to try it out.
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Wow. That is a cute dog. I watched a movie last night called The Wackness, where Ben Kingsley says to never trust a person that does not like dogs. I thought that was pretty funny.
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really great shots - uber cute dog too

QuoteOriginally posted by StephenMerola Quote
Wow. That is a cute dog. I watched a movie last night called The Wackness, where Ben Kingsley says to never trust a person that does not like dogs. I thought that was pretty funny.
The Wackness = great movie you may like Adam, just saw it and it was great.

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Nice shot of your dog. The 10-17 is one of my favorite lenses and I have found that I use it far more than I thought I would. It does an excellent job at partys and gatherings where it is very crowded and you normally couldn't shoot easily.
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I'll have to put The Wackness on my Netflix queue. I remember hearing about it, but promptly forgot.

The above pictures are a cropped close picture and an uncropped image - probably zoomed in.

I'm thinking the 10-17 could be a very useful lens. The two pictures posted here are uncropped, it looks like the top is at 10mm and the bottom is 17mm - I could look at the metadata on Flickr, I suppose. I have never played with a fisheye, my widest lens is the DA 16-45mm - a VERY nice lens indoors or out. I probably should have taken shots to compare fields etc.

Kiowa, the pup, is very interested in the camera. I have one of the Flip Mino videocameras and he'll come right at it. I have to edit some video but there's one on the site where Ki chomps the camera.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-or/4186483218/in/set-72157602251719940/






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Good to see another enjoying the fishy results of the 10-17.
It's a fine lens with excellent quality in all respects.
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I really need to crack out the Zenitar again.

The puppies are gorgeous ... and that shot is great as well.

I'd love to be able to afford the Pentax 10-17 ... the 10mm FOV would be great just to get as much in as possible as well. 16mm is nowhere near as effective as 10mm when it come to the F/E effect.

Here's a little shot i took a while ago of my son's toy train when i first for the F/E



And a shot of my mate's Jeep close up as well



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So I had to buy this 10-17mm Fisheye lens (used here in the marketplace) after renting it for a couple weeks. It was just too much fun and the results are great. It's small enough to go in a travel case and I can see using it indoors at conventions and the like as well as outdoors for fun or architectural shots.

You'll see more pictures...
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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
So I had to buy this 10-17mm Fisheye lens (used here in the marketplace) after renting it for a couple weeks. It was just too much fun and the results are great. It's small enough to go in a travel case and I can see using it indoors at conventions and the like as well as outdoors for fun or architectural shots.

You'll see more pictures...
Congrats on the purchase! I love this lens. It is indeed a load of fun to explore with.

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This image puts a smile on my face.
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Don't forget to post to the "Fisheye Fever" thread! It has gotten a little cold and needs some warming up!

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