What fish-eye do you use?

posted on 24th of august, 2011

Hi, Friends!
I was searching today for something useful on auctions trying to spend my money from Moneybookers :)) And saw a lot of fisheye lenses with macro for Canon starting from 25$ up to 45. They were all with auto focus, but in my country this particular sort of cheap fish-eye is not available in normal shops. So there is no opportunity to try if they are worth using for microstock or not.

Here is the description I found:
Professional Fisheye and Macro lens.
Made in JAPAN
10 years warranty from the manufacturer
Lens is high quality crystal optics.
0.42x conversion factor
Thread Size: 46mm (We have adapters rings for any thread size)
Front Filter Size: 67mm
7 elements, 5 groups
Screw type in front of existing camera lens.
Utilizes camera auto...

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Posted by Savcoco on August 26, 2011
Sigma 10-20 and Sigma 8-16 are very good lens, but more expensive
Posted by Nikitu on August 26, 2011
I use a tokina 10-17 mm, considered one of the sharpest fish eye lenses out there. Unfortunately it's pricey, at 600$ or so. Images taken with it include  Large hotel room   Leaf fallen on grass in autumn 
I wouldn't spend my money on a cheap one. The image it will produce will be subpar, the glass can't be of good quality at that price, most likely you will be disappointed. Better save the money and wait till you have enough for a good quality lens.
Posted by FabioConcetta on August 24, 2011
The images created with the fish eye are very creative and interesting, my next lens would be the Sigma 12 24 mm, these ultra wide-angle lenses are very creative, congratulations for the pictures posted!

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Happy with a light cube

posted on 25th of august, 2011

I recently bought a new 80x80cm light cube.

Before I tried different sizes, but 150x150cm was too big for my room and 60x60cm - too small for most of objects I planned to shoot. 80x80 is perfect size!

I also tried to build light cubes from tripods and paper, but the construction wasn't too stable, occupied much space and took forever to be removed and placed back. The real light cube can be folded and unfolded in seconds - another advantage.

I'm so happy now! Isolation is no more a problem, because the cube makes the background lighting so soft that all it's structure disappears, after which I easily get rid of it with a couple of magic wand clicks.

Also the walls of light cube help to fight useless reflections of room furniture on shining surfaces :)

So, I would say this is one of...

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Posted by Onime on August 28, 2011
great pics.
Posted by Julia161 on August 27, 2011
Hi, Imants. I'm not sure about this, because the cube becomes like a tent and reduces the amount of light. May be it's possible to use it if the sun is very-very bright, but may be not.
Posted by Harrower on August 27, 2011
If I don't have studio lights, is it possible to shoot outdoors with this cube and use only source of light - sun?

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