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11-17-2014, 10:54 AM   #1
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Angle of view of Pentax 67 35mm Lens

In the reviews section of this website the Pentax 67 35mm lens is listed as having an angle of view of 180 degrees. Having just bought the lens I can say that this is incorrect.


The horizontal angle of view seems to be more like 90 degrees.


Assuming I'm not missing something (and please let me know if I am), can this be corrected?

11-17-2014, 11:32 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcarubia Quote
In the reviews section of this website the Pentax 67 35mm lens is listed as having an angle of view of 180 degrees. Having just bought the lens I can say that this is incorrect.


The horizontal angle of view seems to be more like 90 degrees.


Assuming I'm not missing something (and please let me know if I am), can this be corrected?
That camera are you using the 35/4.5 Fisheye on?

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The angle is measured across the frame diagonal, not horizontal. If you are using a prism finder, that does not show the entire frame and can look like it is not as wide as advertised. Remember that when focusing closer than infinity, that will narrow the field somewhat too.

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I'm using it on a Pentax 67ii. Angle of view should be 90 degrees.

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Diagonally, angle of view is about 103 degrees. I found that out here: Rui Salgueiro's field-of-view calculator

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As "desertscape" indicated, it's how the angle is measured.

This is from a Pentax 6x7 brochure:

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Traditional field of view calculators do not work with fisheye lenses. I owned this lens for a few years and did a test to see how wide it was and found it was 160 degrees at close focus and close to 180 at infinity.
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The angle is measured across the frame diagonal, not horizontal. If you are using a prism finder, that does not show the entire frame and can look like it is not as wide as advertised. Remember that when focusing closer than infinity, that will narrow the field somewhat too.
Going from 90 degrees to 180 degrees is a huge variance. I don't think the finders used and focusing point is enough to account for that.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcarubia Quote
I don't think the finders used and focusing point is enough to account for that.
If you are using the AE 67ii metered prism it only covers 90% of the viewing area, the wlf finders cover 100%.

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Traditional field of view calculators do not work with fisheye lenses. I owned this lens for a few years and did a test to see how wide it was and found it was 160 degrees at close focus and close to 180 at infinity.
Ahhh.... I guess that's what I was missing! I looked that up and it seems you are correct re: calculators. I haven't had a chance to play with this lens outdoors yet, so I haven't done any outdoor tests yet. Thanks for the info...
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I feel stupid jumping in here since I do not own a 6x7. On the other hand, I do frequently shoot 180 degree diagonal fisheye on 35mm film. If you doubt the 180 degrees, simply put the camera level on tripod in vertical orientation and notice that it is fiendishly difficult to keep the tripod legs out of the frame.


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Many of the scenes I was shooting, I used the hyperfocal settings on the DOF scale and so the angle of view was in the 170 degree range.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
simply put the camera level on tripod in vertical orientation and notice that it is fiendishly difficult to keep the tripod legs out of the frame.
The 6x7 35/4.5 fisheye is not as bad as the smaller K17/4 that I also own.
The 6x7 lens is so much bigger, as well as the camera body, that they both stick out far enough as to not have the tripod leg issue.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
The 6x7 lens is so much bigger, as well as the camera body, that they both stick out far enough as to not have the tripod leg issue.
Ha! Ha! I use the tiny Zenitar and get almost the entire tripod leg in the photo!


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Ha! Ha! I use the tiny Zenitar and get almost the entire tripod leg in the photo!


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Yep I have the same issue with the K17/4, every few shots seem to have a finger or other body part in the frame when handholding the camera!

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