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post by bwhsh8r   |  | 
Fisheye Cleveland
< on 5/15/2020 9:20 PM >

Is the fisheye effect beneficial to these types of shots or just obnoxious.

Shot on a Super Takumar 17mm fisheye lens attached to a A7ii



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post by jaksonstuff   |  | 
Re: Fisheye Cleveland
<Reply # 1 on 5/16/2020 12:01 AM >

Fisheye sucks. Sorry not sorry.


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post by bwhsh8r   |  | 
Re: Fisheye Cleveland
<Reply # 2 on 5/16/2020 12:40 AM >

Posted by jakson106
Fisheye sucks. Sorry not sorry.


Haha it’s cool, I try and use it sparingly. Comes in handy for interior shots though. Kind of gimmicky if over used for sure


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post by jaksonstuff   |  | 
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<Reply # 3 on 5/16/2020 3:07 AM >

Posted by bwhsh8r


Haha it’s cool, I try and use it sparingly. Comes in handy for interior shots though. Kind of gimmicky if over used for sure


It's really all up to opinion. I'm not a fan of it at all, but if you like it, it's your shot.


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post by randomesquephoto   |  | 
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<Reply # 4 on 5/16/2020 3:18 AM >

I'll second the dislike of the fish eye.

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post by DescentOnARope   |  | 
Re: Fisheye Cleveland
<Reply # 5 on 5/16/2020 3:58 AM >

I think it can work, but it's a very specific style. In this case, I think it would be better if it were centered and level in the alley. I think fish-eye shots should generally be squared off in a fairly symmetrical shot for best results, which is do-able in this situation, the camera just isn't placed for it.


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post by bwhsh8r   |  | 
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<Reply # 6 on 5/16/2020 12:03 PM >

Posted by DescentOnARope
I think it can work, but it's a very specific style. In this case, I think it would be better if it were centered and level in the alley. I think fish-eye shots should generally be squared off in a fairly symmetrical shot for best results, which is do-able in this situation, the camera just isn't placed for it.


I was thinking that same thing as I looked back at the photo. I didn't notice it until after I uploaded here. It drives me a little nuts that the barrel distortion is so biased towards the left. It was when I first got the camera and my buddy gets quite skittish unless I capture him completely candidly so I have to get lucky on snaps with him so I just kind of hit the button randomly. I have a better centered shot that I'll upload when I get home.


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post by ryanpics   |  | 
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<Reply # 7 on 5/16/2020 7:44 PM >

I used to use a fisheye a ton, but I would try to always correct for the distortion. I didn't have a regular wide angle so I just made it work. There are a few shots I have where I really like the fisheye effect though. It's certainly cool to have but I find myself using it less and less as my skills improve.


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post by bwhsh8r   |  | 
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<Reply # 8 on 5/16/2020 7:53 PM >

Posted by ryanpics
I used to use a fisheye a ton, but I would try to always correct for the distortion. I didn't have a regular wide angle so I just made it work. There are a few shots I have where I really like the fisheye effect though. It's certainly cool to have but I find myself using it less and less as my skills improve.


I wound up with a regular 28mm wide angle that has caused me to use it less. It's still fun to get out every once and a while.

Side note, how the heck to I safely clean my sensor?



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