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member since: 2/12/2003

Fish-Eye Lens: How to Use It

I just received a fish-eye lens - 15mm. What is the proper use of this lens? What situations does it apply to? Do you have any good advice to offer someone who has no idea as to when a fish-eye would be applicable to use? Many thanks for your help?

4/24/2005 2:16:58 PM

Bob Cammarata
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member since: 7/17/2003
  Curved horizons, distorted foreground objects ... and LOTS of depth of field are the results you can expect when using fish-eyes. These are primarily used for special-effect imaging, where the image criteria above are desired.
The thing to watch out for with these extreme wide-angle lenses is to make sure that the front of your feet aren't in the frame when you shoot.

4/24/2005 5:44:26 PM

William Koplitz

member since: 2/28/2004
  There is no proper use for this lens, except to draw attention to the fact that you have one.

4/26/2005 5:21:37 AM

Terry  R. Hatfield
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member since: 1/4/2003
  Right On William!LOL!!

4/30/2005 7:49:11 AM


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