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    Oh no!!!

    The Sigma 4.5mm 2.8 fisheye is out! $899 at B&H. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DC.html

    Why do I lust for the expensive stuff?!?

    I just might find the money.... the flash studio would have to suffer because of it but I'm a concert photographer anyway!
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    The Sigma 4.5mm 2.8 fisheye is out! $899 at B&H. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...2_8_EX_DC.html

    Why do I lust for the expensive stuff?!?

    I just might find the money.... the flash studio would have to suffer because of it but I'm a concert photographer anyway!
    The bands will eat it up, you know it! Now, start charging a proper rate for your work and you'll have it in no time!
    Some Gear: Nikon D700; Nikkor AF-S 50 f/1.4 G; Nikkor AF-S 24-85 3.f/5-4.5 G ED; Tamron 28-300 f/3.5-6.3 VC; Nikon SB-800; Velbon Maxi-F; Canon Pixma Pro 9000; Canon S3IS, Canon SD500; Epson 4990; Epson P5000; Wacom Intuos 3

    Main Software: Capture NX2; Adobe PhotoShop CS2; Corel Paintshop Pro X2 Ultimate

    Sold: Canon XT/350D, EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro; EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5, Sigma 18-200 OS; Canon ET EF 25II; Kenko Pro 300 DG, Canon 430EX, Canon BG-E3.

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    Damn - that's a weird lens!

    Actually, I can't see any use for it myself. I don't see the point of chucking away the pixels outside the circle nor do I see the point of distorted fish-eye images. I never did with 35mm.

    While it's a technological feat I'm sure I question its practicality? I can't imagine it being used more than very occasionally and thus the price - whatever it is - is well out of my interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTL View Post
    The bands will eat it up, you know it! Now, start charging a proper rate for your work and you'll have it in no time!
    hehe, very true! I think I might go for the diagonal fisheye instead though. 10mm 2.8 167 degree view on a 1.6X crop not quite 180 degrees but it's also only $650.

    I could do that.... but it's not in stock.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhys View Post
    Damn - that's a weird lens!

    Actually, I can't see any use for it myself. I don't see the point of chucking away the pixels outside the circle nor do I see the point of distorted fish-eye images. I never did with 35mm.

    While it's a technological feat I'm sure I question its practicality? I can't imagine it being used more than very occasionally and thus the price - whatever it is - is well out of my interest.
    Ya, I'm more interested in the 10mm fisheye. I would probably use it just as much as my 35mm 1.4!

    Specialty lens no doubt though!

    or is it?!?!

    check this out!

    http://www.imagetrendsinc.com/produc...dpage_hemi.asp
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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    Thumbs up Wide-eyed @-@ beauty

    Quote Originally Posted by Nickcanada View Post
    Ya, I'm more interested in the 10mm fisheye. I would probably use it just as much as my 35mm 1.4!

    Specialty lens no doubt though!

    or is it?!?!

    check this out!

    http://www.imagetrendsinc.com/produc...dpage_hemi.asp
    Nothing like a good software solution to patch things up. That's the power of the "Digital Age." It would have been a real fight with film, to be sure. Now, you can completely screw up your image and know, somewhere, there is some software that'll straighten it right out!

    So ... if you buy one of these fisheye-beauties ... to capture just about everything ... just don't forget the laptop and your hemispherical software. You'll be poppin' out prints others, before, could only dream of.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    Nothing like a good software solution to patch things up. That's the power of the "Digital Age." It would have been a real fight with film, to be sure. Now, you can completely screw up your image and know, somewhere, there is some software that'll straighten it right out!

    So ... if you buy one of these fisheye-beauties ... to capture just about everything ... just don't forget the laptop and your hemispherical software. You'll be poppin' out prints others, before, could only dream of.
    Yup! I always thought I would have to go FF for a fast fisheye. Thankfully I can count on Sigma! Adorama has one in stock. I really should sell my 12-24mm first but we shall see what happens....

    here are some examples of how a fisheye can put you on top of the action.... well I guess under the action!


    All pics from my favorite concert photographer Kalle Björklid. of course with the canon 15mm
    http://kuvat.huumakuva.net/albums/us...ka01_crop1.jpg


    http://kuvat.huumakuva.net/albums/us...2/_MG_3699.jpg


    http://kuvat.huumakuva.net/albums/us...2/_MG_5519.jpg
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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    The 50mm 1.8 is one looked for lens around here! I just posted up an add on a local free classifieds web page within 6 hours I had 6 different people email me for it! damn!

    I sold it for 80 bucks... I think I should have asked for more! Anyway one more lens and the 10mm will be in my sights.... or maybe the lighting gear. hmmmm, life is good when these choices are the toughest you have to make eh.
    5D MK III, 50D, ELAN 7E, 17-40mm 4, Sigma 10mm 2.8 fisheye, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 IS, 30mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 580 EX, 430 EX speedlight, Pocket wizard flex and mini.
    Canon G10

    Pentax P30, 50mm 2.0

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    I love that fisheye effect...

    But I know i'd just never use it enough to justify the high prices tagged on all of them...
    Because Words Can't Describe It.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdr116 View Post
    I love that fisheye effect...

    But I know i'd just never use it enough to justify the high prices tagged on all of them...
    Exactly - I figure I use lenses in the (35mm equivalent) range 28 - 200 but more 28 - 135. Lenses wider and longer are of little to no use for me. This is partly why I purchased the 70-300 IS lens instead of the 70-200 f4IS (which I now realise was a mistake). My 17-85 is a wonderful lens in the range 25 - 127 and is hence a lens I use most of the time.

    When I used 35mm I noticed lenses over 300mm lost sufficient quality from atmospheric distortion (haze over water) that they weren't that useful. Equally I found lenses wider than 28mm suffered from distortion. Hence I optimised.

    With digital, I like the new IS in lenses although I find the IS in the 70-300 is not all that great. I've had it do some funky things.

    This year's purchase and sales lists:
    Probably sell 70-300
    Probably sell Tamron 17-35
    Maybe buy Canon 70-200 f4IS.
    Maybe buy Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS
    Probably buy pocket wizards.
    Will sell ebay flash triggers.

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