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Old 01-13-2011   #1
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Just picked up the DA 10-17 fish eye lens . What are some of the does and doníts of a fish eye lens. I know of the distortions on straight objects but am more interested in lighting problems. Any hints welcomed.

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well why don't yah experiment ?
Haven't got this lens and fresh into pentax wich i bought to be able to show what pentax can do
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This is the first fish eye that I have owned and I did buy it to play with. So far I have seen the fun with the distortion at 10mm, at 17 it looks very normal and you have to pay attention to the pic to see distortion. I do my picture taking out doors and for the last two weeks everything is so dull that my pics are lacking the quality I was looking for. No fault of camera or lens just the weather. Just looking for advice on how this lens maybe used outside of curvature. On another forum I was told that it handles reflections very differently than long lenses and I'll play with that aspect. Just thought I would pick some brains on this forum.
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Here's is a link to pages of images taken with the 10-17. I understand the lens exhibits purple fringing (PF) when overexposed but that is fixable in PP.
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Thanks for the link. It is always nice to see what a lens can do.
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I am considering getting this same lens for my gear. Please pet us know your experiences & put up some pix when you're able.
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So far I have enjoyed this lens and it has not been off the camera for about a month now. I use it mostly around the 17 with the odd 10mm for special effects. I'm just in the experimental stage for now but when I have time I'll go through some of my good pics and post. Have not regretted buying this lens and from the looks of things will always have this one hand.
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Just to update the lens. I have learned that the some distortion is OK in some shoots but terrible in other shoots and though there are programs out there to straighten or I should say try to straighten out pics I find itís easier to switch lenses than play with the software later. Then there is times when the fish eye lens realey make a picture outstanding. I thought I would show you my best pic to date.
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cool shot i told you there is no need to upgrade the camera yet..
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I agree with Dirk. That is a very nice shot.


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