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Fisheye AF 16mm f/2.8D and SB-28 Flash

FrodeLiland

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FrodeLiland Basic Member
Thu 21-Feb-02 09:51 PM

I bought the AF-Nikkor Fisheye 16mm f/2.8D two years ago, and have had much fun with it. Mostly, I wanted to take cockpit photos when flying gliders, as I needed more angle than the 20mm could give.

The following picture I took, as a passenger in a Cessna 172, really amazed me, and I'd like to hear about other Nikonians' positive experiences with the Fisheye.

http://home.online.no/~f-lila/artimages/Rolf1.JPG

This cockpit picture is taken, shoulder to shoulder with the pilot (my brother). remember that a C-172 cockpit is only about 4 feet wide, so using a non-fisheye would never have given the full cockpit view. I exposed manually for the lighting outside, used slow-sync flash on my F100, and had the focus inside the cockpit. In pictures without the flash, the cockpit was just black.

What amazed me was the correctly-lit and even flash exposure from my SB-28 flash (20mm setting) used with a Fisheye. Further, my trust in the "D" information used for flash exposure by Nikon is now sky-high. I can't imagine Canon ever being able to flash-expose such a picture correctly.

Frode Liland

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