It's All About The Curve About The Curve by lesip

It's All About The Curve About The Curve

I love my wide angle lens and now I have another favorite. Been thinking about a fisheye lens for awhile. Looking at @taffy photos recently it pushed me over the edge. Ordered an inexpensive one that arrived on Thursday during the snowstorm, kudos Mr. Mailman you never fail to deliver. Got up early and went to try it out downtown before lunch with the guys. It's all about the curve .......... added to my photo bucket list, Times Square fisheye style at night and cherry blossoms....
here's mine @taffy
March 8th, 2015  
Exactly the right place to use this lens! Fabulous curving and it makes the eye follow all the way round! fav
March 8th, 2015  
Wow.. love the effect
March 8th, 2015  
SAweet effect and what a cool place!!
March 8th, 2015  
Lovely shot Leslie !! Fav !!
March 8th, 2015  
What fun!
March 8th, 2015  
Oh, that's fabulous! FAV!
March 9th, 2015  
fabuloza!!!
March 9th, 2015  
So beautiful!
March 9th, 2015  
Fantastic curves! and great golds.
March 9th, 2015  
Beautiful
March 9th, 2015  
This is gorgeous!! Fav!
March 9th, 2015  
This is really a stunning wide angle view FAV
March 9th, 2015  
Cool shot, make me think about a new lens.
March 9th, 2015  
Fantastic capture and great use of your new lens. FAV
March 9th, 2015  
@anazad511 thanks
March 9th, 2015  
excellent! FAV
March 9th, 2015  
Wow... this is spectacular! FAV.
March 9th, 2015  
Fabulous! Great image.
March 9th, 2015  
Gorgeous shot!
March 9th, 2015  
wow, some curve in that column, fava. what lens did yo get? happy with it?
March 9th, 2015  
So fun. Love this
March 9th, 2015  
I love the curvy column! Great capture!
March 9th, 2015  
Wow really like how It looks, i want one too!!!
March 9th, 2015  
Me too.... Very cool pic!
March 9th, 2015  
Great shot. Fav
March 9th, 2015  
Great shot!
March 9th, 2015  
What a fascinating image you've created here... there's so much to look at.
March 9th, 2015  
I'm just going to have to get one now you have started putting up these wonderful shots. @taffy has been tempting me this last week since she got her fish eye. How long can I hold out? Wonderful shot.
March 9th, 2015  
Fun with the fisheye! Great shot.
March 9th, 2015  
Well done. fav
March 9th, 2015  
wow - great shot
March 9th, 2015  
Oh no I really have to get a fish eye lens now!! This is fabulous and seeing Taffy's @taffy shots has really made me want one. Huge Fav for your wonderful image!!
March 9th, 2015  
Fabulous choice of subject for this lens! One of the best fisheye photos I have seen!
March 9th, 2015  
Fab fisheye shot... Wonderful curves. These fisheye shots are making me think harder about this lens! :)
March 9th, 2015  
Awesome, A fish eye lens is also on my list since seeing @taffy shots :-) Which one did you go for? @lesip
March 9th, 2015  
Stunning image love that fisheye and your use of it
March 9th, 2015  
Perfect!
March 9th, 2015  
@bizziebeeme Opteka 6.5mm f/3.5 HD Aspherical Fisheye Lens with Removable Hood it's a manual lens .
March 9th, 2015  
@lesip Thank you I'll take a look, I was looking at the Samyang 8mm f/3.5 UMC Fisheye CS II Lens (Canon EF)
March 9th, 2015  
A wonderful capture Leslie...Fav
March 9th, 2015  
So much to look at and enjoy visually! Great shot!
March 9th, 2015  
You rocked it!!! I love how this turned out and you've nailed the importance of having lines that deviate from what our eye would expect to see. Fav instantly and so happy that you like the lens. When I have to return mine, I'll look into the one you've ordered. You were happy with it's function, despite the manual focus? How easy is that to use (I have awful vision!).
March 9th, 2015  
Interesting perspective!
March 9th, 2015  
@taffy honestly I really couldn't tell if it was focused looking through the view finder. I set the distance I thought I needed on the lens ring and the aperture and it seemed pretty sharp on the pictures I took. This has a crop, I got rid of the black around the corners from the lens hood. It does use all the sensor on the FX that it can. Without the lens hood you get circle pictures. Does your lens do that? I would think all fisheyes do. Not really into the circle look so I cropped them too.
March 9th, 2015  
@lesip On my camera, I can toggle it to become a DX and it gives me a red line that shows the 'real estate' of the actual photo. It doesn't do a circle -- it's a 10.5 mm on the DX format, so maybe that is why. I tried a Sigma 8mm today at a camera store which did the circular thing which I didn't like -- apparently those are used for panoramas and you can use software to get the panorama to un-distort. But I am using it for the distortion, so I preferred the Sigma 15mm. But I'm not that interested in spending much on this, because I think this is more of a toy, like a lens-baby, than a lens I would want to invest much in. So the dilemma is, when to buy one for the full frame, compared to borrowing the one I have as long as I can.
March 9th, 2015  
@taffy I have the sigma wide angle 10-20mm DX lens from my D5100 camera that I can use on my D750 but like you said it doesn't use the whole sensor. I am glad it does show what it's capturing (no cropping required). Yes the fisheye is a fun lens that I also wasn't going to spend a lot of money on.
March 9th, 2015  
Really good lines here.
March 9th, 2015  
FAv!
March 9th, 2015  
Congratulaiton on hitting th PP with this one!
March 10th, 2015  
Beautiful!
March 10th, 2015  
Nice, this is a really cool shot! makes me want to get a fisheye!
March 10th, 2015  
Really nice
March 10th, 2015  
Excellent photo
March 10th, 2015  
stunning image Leslie
March 10th, 2015  
:-) Taffy should be on a commission from lens manufactures, as I'm also thinking about buying one having seen hers and your images.
March 11th, 2015  
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