I'm wondering if anyone here has used a 16mm fisheye on a D series Nikon? I'd be interested to see how the images look. Thanks
#2. "RE: 16mm fisheye on a D series?" | In response to Reply # 1stevelew47 Basic MemberTue 13-Jan-04 08:59 PM
The fisheye effect is not the same with a D100 vs a normal film camera. The image is cropped so you don't get that cool fisheye curve. I've used the fisheye with a D1X as a 24mm lens as it doesn't really bend as much. I think the new fisheye made for digital will give you the image you really want and the price isn't too bad. I paid $800 for my fisheye a few years back.
#3. "RE: 16mm fisheye on a D series?" | In response to Reply # 2Erik Gunst Lund Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2004Fri 23-Jan-04 07:50 AM
Erik Gunst Lund
A 16mm Fisheye corresponds to a 14mm Rectilinear, not a 24mm!!
While trying out the new DX Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G I noted the Nikon sales material stating that it corresponds to a 16mm focal length on a 35mm camera (using the x1.52 focal length multiplication factor or crop factor). I wondered what the focal length and field of view was for the manual focus Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/3.5 on a D1.
So I made some test photos with my 16mm f/3.5 Fisheye- Nikkor and have now made the following observations:
I set up the D1 and lens 100cm from a ruler and took horizontal and vertical photos. I read the values off the ruler in Photoshop, they were: 170 cm horizontal and 96.5 cm vertical.
By a bit of trigonometric and the 16mm f/3.5 Fisheye Nikkor on the D1 have the same, 81-degree horizontal angle of view as using a 14mm on the D1. However the vertical angle of view is 52 degrees, corresponding to approximately a 24mm lens on the D1. This is due to the optical construction of Fisheye lenses.
Erik Gunst Lund
Quote - Simon Stafford states:
If the current AF Fisheye-Nikkor 16mm f/2.8 is mounted on a DX format Nikon digital SLR the image circle projected by the lens is 'cropped' giving an approximate AoV that measures 107 degrees across the diagonal, the horizontal and vertical angle-of-view are 89 & 58 degrees respectively.
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#4. "RE: 16mm fisheye on a D series?" | In response to Reply # 0
I have the lens but haven't used it a lot because of the specialized effect. Here's one photo I took at a bed-and-breakfast in New York this past June.
It's fun sometimes, but not something most of us would use every day.
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