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16mm fisheye on DX - how wide is it?

ZoneV

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ZoneV Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2005
Thu 12-May-11 04:36 AM | edited Thu 12-May-11 04:39 AM by ZoneV

I've got this idea in the back of my mind...

Right now, my widest lens is 15mm (22.5mm equivalent when used with DX).

Am thinking of keeping my eyes out for a used 16mm fisheye, maybe an older manual focus Nikkor, or a Zenitar 16mm. The goal would be to get wider on the DX sensor for less money. I don't really care about distortion; we have software anyway.

So how wide is a 16mm fisheye on a DX camera? What focal length in rectillinear designs would it provide similar coverage to? What about after touching up distortion? Do you lose much coverage in doing so with software?

It's got to be wider than a standard 24mm used on FX. But the question is, is it wider than 22.5mm? And by much?

Figured I'd be more likely to get responses here, since most are using the newer (but more expensive) AF-D lens.

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