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Fernando Tito

Fisheye Photography

I have a Nikon D5000 and a Rokinon 8mm fisheye, works great but it shoots circular full-frame photos. I am trying to do a virtual tour for my project - a 360 view. With the Rokinon, I shoot betwen 6 or 8 photos depending the area, and I have the problem removing the tripod and stiching.
My question is using a Sigma 8mm and my Nikon D5000. Can I get circular photos covering more area in the photo? I saw examples using the Sigma 8mm with another camera - but only using 4 shots, they got the complete view.
I appreciate your help!

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6/13/2011 4:45:48 PM

Carlton Ward
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Hi Fernando,
I had the Sigma 8mm fisheye and used it on my Canon 5D Mk II, which is full frame.
On full frame, I had to lean forward a bit or tilt the lens up a tad to keep my feet out of the image. It is a true 180-degree view on full frame. I never tried it on a cropped sensor but I would think you would be able to capture a full view with 4 frames easily. There is also software available to straighten out the circular aspects but I haven't played with it myself.
Have fun.

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6/13/2011 9:03:56 PM

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