First outing with Samyang fisheye

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raymb
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First outing with Samyang fisheye
Feb 9, 2013

After looking at fisheye shots from Roel Hendrickx and others I jumped on a mint cond Samyang 7.5 on ebay. the following bubble shots  were de-fished with Hemi. I am looking forward to trying out more without defishing.

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In reply to raymb, Feb 9, 2013

Really nice shots and great use of the fisheye.  What a superb little lens.

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raymb wrote:

After looking at fisheye shots from Roel Hendrickx and others I jumped on a mint cond Samyang 7.5 on ebay. the following bubble shots were de-fished with Hemi. I am looking forward to trying out more without defishing.

You've got an eye for it (no pun intended).  The second and third shots are wonderful.

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raymb wrote:

Love this shot, encompassed in bubbles!

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Re: Thanks for looking
In reply to amipal, Feb 9, 2013

Hi It certainly looks to be a fun lens, with the added bonus of being great for close ups too.

Regards Ray

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This lens is so cool.....
In reply to raymb, Feb 9, 2013

it is unbelievable.

The IQ, the price, the size, the mechanical quality.

It is one of the lenses that makes the case for u 4/3.

20mm f/1.7,   45mm f/1.8 and 40-150mm zoom being the others.

Maybe the 9-18mm too.

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In reply to raymb, Feb 9, 2013

raymb wrote:

After looking at fisheye shots from Roel Hendrickx and others I jumped on a mint cond Samyang 7.5 on ebay.

Too much credit here.  Or is it blame?

the following bubble shots were de-fished with Hemi. I am looking forward to trying out more without defishing.

That guy is cool, and knowing what the lens does, I think you got very close...

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EDIT: no double post intended, but my first attempt to post failed, or so it looked like.

raymb wrote:

After looking at fisheye shots from Roel Hendrickx and others I jumped on a mint cond Samyang 7.5 on ebay.

Too much credit here... Or is it blame?

the following bubble shots were de-fished with Hemi. I am looking forward to trying out more without defishing.

Cool sequence.

Knowing what the lens does, I am thinking you got really close.

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In reply to RoelHendrickx, Feb 9, 2013

Hi Roel, you are right the bubble burst over the lens causing a bit of mess on the front element. You definately get the credit, after looking at your examples, and when a mint copy came upon Ebay for £170.00 it was a no brainer.

Regards Ray

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In reply to tedolf, Feb 9, 2013

Hi Ted, I did own a 9-18 it is a great lens, however when I used Exposure plot it showed that over 90% of the shots  were taken at the 9mm end.I also prefer to use primes so of to ebay it went.

Regards Ray

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raymb wrote:

Hi Ted, I did own a 9-18 it is a great lens, however when I used Exposure plot it showed that over 90% of the shots were taken at the 9mm end.I also prefer to use primes so of to ebay it went.

Regards Ray

...but 9mm UWA is quite a different story from FishEye. So what 9mm prime did you find?

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Hi, I haven't replaced the 9-18. I only used it very occasionally and I felt that there was too much money tied up in a zoom lens that I was only using mostly at one focal length.

I see the Samsung not so much as replacement but as fun lens that can do wide angle when de-fished. Of course I am still at the early stages of using it so time will tell.

Regards Ray

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Nice shots. It will even show its capabilities on other subjects (e.g. Landscape and buildings) later. Have fun with your new toy

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Liked. Favorite is the last picture.


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Besides Roel and company, I invite you to check out the Samyang undefished images obtained by camperbc from the Sony forum. They are truly outstanding and made me buy this lens when I was shooting with Sony. I now have the micro4/3 version and love its sharpness and contrast. Here are Glen's images:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=41199486

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Isacas wrote:

Besides Roel and company, I invite you to check out the Samyang undefished images obtained by camperbc from the Sony forum. They are truly outstanding and made me buy this lens when I was shooting with Sony. I now have the micro4/3 version and love its sharpness and contrast. Here are Glen's images:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=41199486

Glen knows how to use his fisheye in order to make the results look natural without defishing:

* horizon centered

* avoid verticals near the edges

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RoelHendrickx wrote:

Isacas wrote:

Besides Roel and company, I invite you to check out the Samyang undefished images obtained by camperbc from the Sony forum. They are truly outstanding and made me buy this lens when I was shooting with Sony. I now have the micro4/3 version and love its sharpness and contrast. Here are Glen's images:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=41199486

Glen knows how to use his fisheye in order to make the results look natural without defishing:

* horizon centered

* avoid verticals near the edges

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Here are two, one with the horizon centred. Quite a difference.

And just for fun:

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zabatman wrote:

RoelHendrickx wrote:

Isacas wrote:

Besides Roel and company, I invite you to check out the Samyang undefished images obtained by camperbc from the Sony forum. They are truly outstanding and made me buy this lens when I was shooting with Sony. I now have the micro4/3 version and love its sharpness and contrast. Here are Glen's images:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1037&message=41199486

Glen knows how to use his fisheye in order to make the results look natural without defishing:

* horizon centered

* avoid verticals near the edges

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I take both approaches:

* sometimes I want to give and impression of normalcy

* sometimes I use the FE effect to the max in order to show the roundness of the planet...

Like in your examples, indeed

Here are two, one with the horizon centred. Quite a difference.

And just for fun:

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In reply to RoelHendrickx, Feb 10, 2013

I am learning a lot.  Thanks

regards Ray

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raymb wrote:

I am learning a lot. Thanks

regards Ray

If you visit my zenfolio galleries, you will find a great number of FE shots.

They are scattered throughout the chapters, but mostly under

SPORT: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/f140234235

ARCHITECTURE: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/f376749605

But I also use them at

EVENTS: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/f264633344

(In that section, check out the Fly-In : an airshow shot exclusively with fisheye.)

And also of course during my

TRAVELS: http://roelh.zenfolio.com/f209747629

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