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#1 craig

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:26 PM

There has been talk recently about the currently cropped dSLR's and the lack of a true fisheye option. I thought I'd post a couple of crappy photos with the Sigma 8mm.

This first one is combination stretch/crop of the raw image to convert it to full frame. I don't know the right way to go about this.
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The field of view is way beyond 100 degrees, probably 130 or so.

The second one is straight from the camera.
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Yeah those are my legs. The field is 180 degrees wide and fills 92% of the frame. A full frame crop reduces file size to the 4MP range.

Anyone with a true need for a fisheye wouldn't want to live with the loss of resolution, I imagine. Still, you can do this with a D100, and a DX type lens wouldn't be hard to manufacture. I personally think it's not high on Nikon's list.
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#2 james

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:44 PM

Still looks cool - except for those legs...:-)

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#3 wetpixel

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:51 PM

Got enough remote controls?

Actually. My place is like that, too.:D Except that I can never use my projector because it's so bright in my place.
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#4 craig

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Posted 01 May 2003 - 07:57 PM

Mine's more a night-time setup, too. It just takes one small window that you can't cover.
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