What would happen if you used an old Nikkor 8mm fisheye on a D200?
I know you would need to do the mirror lockup, but:
Would it meter?
What would the image be?
(My guess was that the original round image on the 35mm negative would be truncated top and bottom by the smaller sensor area in the digital. If this is true, there should still be 180 degree coverage left to right, but something less than that in the vertical.)
Thanks for the input,
50 yd flyer
#1. "RE: 8mm fisheye on D200" | In response to Reply # 0Monty Registered since 24th Jul 2004Tue 15-Aug-06 01:47 AM
I dont think this will work on a D200
If it's the type of lens where you have to lock the mirror up BEFORE you mount the lens, I dont think it's gonna happen...
The D200's mirror lockup works differently that older manual Nikon bodies. i.e. with my F3HP, there's a switch on the side where you can permanently lock the mirror up. With the D200 the mirror is always going to slap back down after every picture (This would be REALLY bad I believe) Damage to several expensive bits would almost certainly ensue.
p.s. if ya wanna get rid of the lens cheap, let me know...
#2. "RE: 8mm fisheye on D200" | In response to Reply # 150 yd flyer Basic MemberTue 15-Aug-06 07:22 AM
"p.s. if ya wanna get rid of the lens cheap, let me know... "
Thanks, that was exactly what I needed to know. Looks like I will just keep waiting for a used 10.5 to cost noticably less than a new one. That won't be this week.
I don't have an 8mm to sell you, but you might want to look at eBay now for one ending this Friday. At the moment it's only up to appx $200.
50 yd flyer
#3. "RE: 8mm fisheye on D200" | In response to Reply # 2buzbuzzer Registered since 18th Jan 2006Fri 18-Aug-06 02:51 AM
Last I saw, the nikon 8mm was roughly 2x the 10.5mm...
Other than that, the 8mm should put a rectangle with curved long sides,(like lips with the sides cropped out) And i hear a power failure will result in the mirror comming down on the lens which would be no bueno.
As a side to that, I would highly suggest buying the 10.5mm new (used if you must) mainly because it is very high in quality, the blue in skies come out better than most nikon lenses. it is also extremely fun to play with and will encourage you to use your camera differently (tilting and low or high angles)
Remember, this lens can focus at 2.5" so be aware that you might be too close to a subject and things (sand in my case) can fall on your lens while shooting.
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