Panasonic 8mm f3.5; Fun w/ Fish-Eyes

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JohnLock Senior Member • Posts: 1,481
Panasonic 8mm f3.5; Fun w/ Fish-Eyes

My first ever use of a fish eye lens, though I'm a long time photographer.  I was tempted to try and save money with a manual focus lens but now I'm glad I didn't.  I couldn't have focused some of the photos shown below w/ a manual focus lens due to eyesight issues.   I really needed an AF lens, and I sure like this one.  The 8mm Panasonic fish-eye is sharp, contrasty and not all that prone to flare-- especially considering it's extreme AOV.  And the AF is fast, accurate and quiet.  I think using this fish-eye is the most fun I've ever had with my clothes on.  All images were processed in Paint Shop Pro X6-- including de-fishing where needed.  I suppose I've made all the mistakes a beginning 'fish user could so I'm open to C&C.

Please click on and open the image for best sharpness.   Thanks.  John

All beginning 'fishers must do this?

A 40-50% crop from previous image.

Sunset Bay St. Park, Oregon Coast

Considerable PP work done to de-fish and open up foreground.

Similar to above.

This is why it's called Sunset Bay St. Pk.

As above.

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