Fish Eye/Ultra Wide angle lens advice req.

Fish Eye/Ultra Wide angle lens advice req.

7 posts
27 June 2014
xtiggerx
Photographer
xtiggerx
This is a request for advice into use of or suitability of using a fish eye lens or ultra wide lens for my Olympus E500 mainly to shoot internal rooms-bathrooms/small rooms for a estate agent.

Ive looked into used items- Olympus 9mm-18mm or a Olympus 8mm Fish eye.......and also a Samyang 8mm fish eye NEW which is very good value but anyone else used this lens....

Ive contemplated buying a decent but "cheap"-under £500 CSC/compact and add a fish eye attachment/lens......What ive found is the Pentax Q7 5-15mm +15-45mm for £500 and the Pentax 03 toy Fish Eye for £79....again anyone used this or another similar outfit....


Lastly if a E500 user has a Fish Eye lens i could trial and within 75/100miles of Thorne............
Posted 27 June 2014
Edited by xtiggerx 27 June 2014
nikondave
Photographer
nikondave
Your verticles are gonna go ape,
I'd shoot 20mm and pan

Posted 27 June 2014
MLP
Photographer
MLP


I shoot rooms regular along such lines and find a 12 - 24 zoom fine; shoot corner to corner and keep the lens horizontal and no problems.



Posted 28 June 2014
Photoimager
Photographer
Photoimager
I use the Samyang 8mm on the Fuji X-Pro1 ( 1.5 as opposed to the 2x 'crop' of the Olympus. If you keep the sensor plane parallel to your subject and use an appropriate correction in post then Verticals can be fine. Whilst LR does not have a profile for the Samyang I find the Nikon 10.5mm lens correction is close.
Posted 28 June 2014
xtiggerx
Photographer
xtiggerx
Thanks for comments..the agent actually wants the curved look of the fisheye as it said "others" are doing it,so curved walls are ok lol...
Posted 28 June 2014
vasquito
Photographer
vasquito
Hi sorry don't have experience of the Olympus / Pentax options you mention - but I was tempted by the Samyang some time ago - and I have subsequently used it on both full frame (5D3) and cropped (7D) bodies and I consider it to be fabulous value for money. Takes a little getting used to, because it's manual focus and has an Enormous depth of field - hence a bit challenging - but you get used to it, and it's a pretty impressive piece of glass - especially when you consider the price... V
Posted 29 June 2014
RupertRudd
Photographer
RupertRudd
If you get a true fish eye you get a circular porthole picture.
Look at wide angle 10 - 20 ish,

Posted 29 June 2014
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