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Samyang Fisheye: Great Panoramas

October 13th, 2009

Samyang, thank you. This $290 8mm fisheye lens renders beautiful panorama pictures in a few shots, I do 6 portrait orientated around, one zenith and nadir on Nodal Ninja head. Since I’m using this lens on Canon 5D I needed to shave the lens hood, but it is not a big deal to do this. After the “surgery” it allows you to get nice shot on the full frame sensor. While the lens has no electronic contacts and is 100% manual I don’t find this one bit a problem for panorama pictures. Just set the aperture at f 11 and focus at 2-3 meters: everything gets a good depth of field. Here are a few shots from Chicago area, this will give you some samples. Also, be sure to check the virtual tour.

VR Tour (Flash) To move from panorama to panorama look for the pulsing black circles.

Here are some useful links for this type of shots:

Arnaud Frich: great panoramas and VR

From Paris: name says it all – panoramas and VR
Rosauro Photography: Panorama techniques
Michel Thoby review of Samyang 8mm
Ken Rockwell: How to “defish” a fisheye
Awesome HDR Samyang pics

Thasaint Landscape, Panorama

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