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Anyone used one on one of their old cameras?It can fit MANY cameras.I'd be looking to use it on 8400 or P7000.This makes a 185 degree circular image.Anyone have a converter that makes a quality circular image?What seems to matter is the outter part of the circle-sharp.I'm thinking I can get one of these for about $125.00 counting the tube to hold it on.I'm HOT on the tracks of 2 E9's.I heard they are big and heavy.I have a Sunex 5.6mm f5.6 185 degree for my D5100...so I can go this way or that.I surely would LOVE to try it on my P7000 ...have to find the right tube and rings.(harder to find)So - I didn't buy yet - any advice/thoughts?Thanks Larry
Boston Area, US
#1. "RE: I'm hot to get a FC-E9 fisheye converter ...." | In response to Reply # 0
I have an FC-E8 which is pretty much gathering dust. It's a much smaller converter, and on a 3 MP Coolpix 995 it's best thought of as a "fun" lens rather than a sharp one."There is no real magic in photography, just the sloppy intersection of physics and art." — Kirk Tuck
#2. "RE: I'm hot to get a FC-E9 fisheye converter ...." | In response to Reply # 1
That's the kinda thing I wanna here. Thanks.I heard edge softness - on internet for the E9.So, I won't pay alot if I get one...cause;I enjoy/do fun photography too.I'm wanting to use my D5100 with Sunex(round)soon.If i can land the E9 for $115.00 I'll go for it.Otherwise pass -Anyone use the E9/comment.Thanks/Larry
#3. "RE: I'm hot to get a FC-E9 fisheye converter ...." | In response to Reply # 2
Wow - did I do it !; I won one advertized as "new" for $102.50That's a steal of a deal for a 'fun' lens.Only down side is - I have a lens for my D5100 that is 185 degree circular image.Also, I just purchased the correct addaptor ring for shipped total of $10.00So,about a $125.00 for all for my 8400.For the P7000 -I may later get tube.Well, happy dayLarryOh - also I have a Raynox converter that goes to about 140 degreesthat I paid almost $400.00 for !!!
#4. "RE: I'm hot to get a FC-E9 fisheye converter ...." | In response to Reply # 3
Got it...yesterday;Saturday,and tomorrow I should get the addapter/tube.It's smaller than I though it would be,and it sure is in awesome/near new condition.So,I will be useing this on my Nikon 8400,but,I also got all the connectors to fit it on my Nikon P7000The 8400 starts @ 24mm and the P7000 starts @ 28mm - so I'm thinking the P7000 will cover about 170 degrees...and the 8400 will cover 185 degreesLooking forward to having some fun with it.I ,one time,photographed the Sun-Dial bridge in CA ;with the 8400,it's tube and the raynox 180 converter(extra long tube needed)...bringing it out from 180 diagonal to circular image;OKish quality.So-I have played around ALOT with converters...to round image;some images;round,are here in this thread - way back;with Nikon D5000 and 0.42x converter @ 18mm on 18-55mm.Happy day,Larry
#5. "RE: I'm hot to get a FC-E9 fisheye converter ...." | In response to Reply # 4
Got the tube...so today I tested it...near home...Now do know...with special effort,I can keep my feet out...but ,I don't mind - I use it,and when I possably can out they go.and see half moon for creative...I have done this before on an even better shot(years ago).Over-all,I'm very happy with it ,esspecially that I got it near new,and cheap.