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ArtoSaariRocks
St-Bruno, Quebec
Canada

ArtoSaariRocks

Topic Fish Eye!
Topic posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 7:35 PM

Anyone knw where i can get a cheap fish eye?

 
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Praying Mantis
San Francisco, CA
Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #1 posted on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 10:35 PM

try ebay man youll find some cheap shit there

 
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Yotam the Shitboy
Haifa, Isreal
Israel
Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #2 posted on Saturday, August 6, 2005 at 7:59 AM

get the kenko .43 its pretty cheap, worth your money

 
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Tiltmode43
Los Angeles, CA

Tiltmode43

Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #3 posted on Monday, August 8, 2005 at 2:52 PM

As far as lenses go, its dependent on what camera you have. Most likely you have a consumer camera with a filter size of 37mm or smaller. Your best bet is to go for either the kenko .43x (not .42x, that is merely a wideangle lens with no distortion. A fisheye is classified so because it has distortion, if there is none the lens is simply a wideangle) or the raynox qc-303. Both of these lenses are extrememly popular beginner's lenses but I would suggest the raynox qc303. Back in the day I got mine for $30 while the kenko will run $45 or so. Not only price, but the raynox is a tad bit wider and snap-on. Mnay consider this a negative attribute but I see it as a good thing. Because its snap on you will not need an adaptor ring. Because the kenko is 37mm, if your camera's threads are not 37mm you will need to purchase a stepping ring (an adaptor).

To find the thread size of your camera, look at the front, where the lens is. You will see a bunch of numbers and f's and whatnot. Disreguard everything accept the following: There will be a number with a "o" with a slash through it. The number next to the circle with slash is your thread size, in mm.

 
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ArtoSaariRocks
St-Bruno, Quebec
Canada

ArtoSaariRocks

Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #4 posted on Tuesday, August 9, 2005 at 7:08 PM

wow! more than i asked for thx :P

 
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BakerClone
Brentwood, MO
Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #5 posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 12:18 PM

i was wondering if i found a cheap fisheye off ebay if you could see the edges of the lens on a tv .. because i dont want it too but do yo have to buy a better fisheye??

 
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ChrisM
Kernersville, NC
Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #6 posted on Sunday, February 19, 2006 at 3:04 AM

Yes you will, that is called vignetting. Don't worry, most fisheyes do that, even $500 MK1s vignet, it's just a part of having a fisheye.

 
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Epic Skate Co
Harrisburg, PA
Reply Re: Fish Eye!
Reply #7 posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 1:03 PM

what's the difference between a fisheye and a death lense? anyway I don't have my camera yet, but here's the link so maybe you can hep me. http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-Handycam-Camcorder-DCR-SR100-/sem/rpsm/oid/149963/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do that's the newest model Sony with a 30 gig hard drive memory unit, 3ccd, and interchangable lense capability and a whole bunch of other shit. ANYWAY, I need a good lense that possibly doesn't show the edges on the screen and keeps the picture very clear. maybe one of you can help me. thanks

 
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Jnort
Madison, WI
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Reply #8 posted on Friday, September 1, 2006 at 5:18 PM

Death lense is just another name for a fisheye. and as to the vignet, i've seen fisheyes that don't do it on videos, but i dont know what kind they were. so they do exist, i just don't know where.

 
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seckowannabackflip
Northampton, Northamptonshire
United Kingdom
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Reply #9 posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 at 3:10 AM

just go to jessups and get two little snap on fisheyes and sticky tape them together init!

 
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