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08-15-2018, 07:36 AM - 1 Like   #166
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QuoteOriginally posted by k1man Quote
was pentax the first to bring out a fisheye zoom
Yes, with the F 17-28mm, introduced, I believe, in the mid-nineties for 35mm film cameras. About ten years later Pentax introduced the DA 10-17 for digital APS-C. There's a DFA fisheye zoom on Pentax's current roadmap, slated for 2019 or later.

Canon introduced an 8-15mm fisheye zoom a few years back. It's an expensive L lens of high quality, but, unlike the Pentax fisheye zooms, it starts out as a circular fisheye and zooms into a normal fisheye. Nikon is soon releasing a very similar fisheye lens. I honestly don't get this design, as I don't find circular fisheye images all that compelling. I vastly prefer Pentax's way of doing it, which involves starting at the normal fisheye FOV and zooming to a narrower FOV.

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It's a great lens, I love mine. Very versatile in that you can also selectively de-fish in post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Yes, with the F 17-28mm, introduced, I believe, in the mid-nineties for 35mm film cameras. About ten years later Pentax introduced the DA 10-17 for digital APS-C. There's a DFA fisheye zoom on Pentax's current roadmap, slated for 2019 or later.

Canon introduced an 8-15mm fisheye zoom a few years back. It's an expensive L lens of high quality, but, unlike the Pentax fisheye zooms, it starts out as a circular fisheye and zooms into a normal fisheye. Nikon is soon releasing a very similar fisheye lens. I honestly don't get this design, as I don't find circular fisheye images all that compelling. I vastly prefer Pentax's way of doing it, which involves starting at the normal fisheye FOV and zooming to a narrower FOV.

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thanks a lot, beautiful photos you have, ian
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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Yes, with the F 17-28mm, introduced, I believe, in the mid-nineties for 35mm film cameras. About ten years later Pentax introduced the DA 10-17 for digital APS-C. There's a DFA fisheye zoom on Pentax's current roadmap, slated for 2019 or later.

Canon introduced an 8-15mm fisheye zoom a few years back. It's an expensive L lens of high quality, but, unlike the Pentax fisheye zooms, it starts out as a circular fisheye and zooms into a normal fisheye. Nikon is soon releasing a very similar fisheye lens. I honestly don't get this design, as I don't find circular fisheye images all that compelling. I vastly prefer Pentax's way of doing it, which involves starting at the normal fisheye FOV and zooming to a narrower FOV.

Another image of Smith River in NoCal with KP:
I'm resisting to buy one (hard to resist while looking at this thread) until it drops its price a little bit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mbaez Quote
I'm resisting to buy one (hard to resist while looking at this thread) until it drops its price a little bit.
There's a used version of the 10-17 being offered in the PF marketplace for $260.
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The 10-17 is always in my bag

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Upper Multnomah Falls and complete Multnomah Falls:



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Hi Greg

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Upper Multnomah Falls and complete Multnomah Falls:
Beautiful place and excellent shots. 👌

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There's a used version of the 10-17 being offered in the PF marketplace for $260.
Thank you
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I haven't seen that many nightscape / starscapes made with the 10-17mm Fisheye lens.

Here's an example with this lens...

But With my lack of planning and experience for making starscapes, I forgot to take one separate picture of the foreground without the Astrotracer enabled, hence the visible blur, but helped not getting star trails in this near 2-minute exposure. The foreground was "light-painted" with my flashlight.

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La voie lactée sur la rivière Ausable / The Milky Way over Ausable River
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Here's a Milky Way photo, shot at midnight in February this year, on the Coromandel peninsula on New Zealand's north island. The Magellanic clouds are clear, even if the smaller of the two is trying to creep off the lower edge of the frame. The exif data shows the exposure at 30 seconds, but in reality it was 3 minutes using the Astrotracer, ISO400, 11mm, f3.5. I also forgot to take a second photo with the astrotracer off, to get a sharp foreground!


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