Hi guys, I use a D80 in an ikelite-housing, and the tokina 10-17mm fisheye. I know my gear, shooting some 20000shots a year.
There's one thing that bugs me about the fisheye:
no matter if i shoot on land or underwater, almost every single fisheye shot would overexpose if i wouln't manually underexpose at least 1.3stops. By overexpose i mean huge areas with clipped channels. Camera would even allow for 1/3-1/2 of the image to clip into pure white, and not only areas at the image borders. All this while using the matrix metering. The same camera, same matrix metering mode with the tokina 12-24mm and i get spot on exposures. Of course the fisheye is wider, but the 12-24 is also very wide and exposes correctly. I have the feeling that nikons metering system (at least the one in the d80) is absolutely unable to handle the fisheye. Imagine a boring, normal land shot, late afternoon, no sun in or near the image, horizon in the middle to mask fisheye distortion, blue sky above, ocean and rocks below, and i have to dial in -1.3stops, wile the 12-24mm is spot on!
Anyone noticed this? Are the higher-end nikon dslr better?
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