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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2014, 11:57:17 PM »
Agree with your thoughts on no defishing...

also happy to see that ur going beserk with the fisheye...when i first bought one in 2012 i refused to take it off my camera :)

ps - unless ur a very brave man, dont attempt any portraits of people at home with the fisheye. They will not be impressed with the results. Those sort of stunts are best left to Brendon :p
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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2014, 01:38:25 AM »
One more output in Landscape mode.


Krishnashtami by m_bhakt, on Flickr

Madhav ji, is this de-fished? I don't think so..
In case I am right, can you please de-fish and post the same pic?
It would give me a nice comparison.
Actually UWAs are really expensive, so I was thinking of this setup instead of UWA (just like Ayaz mentioned).
Thank you..

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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2014, 09:11:47 AM »
also happy to see that ur going beserk with the fisheye...when i first bought one in 2012 i refused to take it off my camera :)

Fisheye lens always mounted on my Canon 7D these days.  ;)

ps - unless ur a very brave man, dont attempt any portraits of people at home with the fisheye. They will not be impressed with the results. Those sort of stunts are best left to Brendon :p

I have already clicked many close up portraits of my wife and she is very happy to see the result (funny distorted output) ;)

I am still alive after clicking these pics.  :P

Madhav ji, is this de-fished? I don't think so..
In case I am right, can you please de-fish and post the same pic?
It would give me a nice comparison.
Actually UWAs are really expensive, so I was thinking of this setup instead of UWA (just like Ayaz mentioned).
Thank you..


Its not defished. Please check the below image which is defished for your viewing pleasure.
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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2014, 10:12:37 AM »
Canon 7D, Canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Canon 55-250mm IS, Vivitar 28mm f2.8, Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens, Raynox DCR 250, Benro 1980F, Fancierstudio 6664 Ballhead, 4 Way Macro Rail.

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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2014, 09:24:23 PM »
You are really creative with this lens...Thanks for taking the time and defishing it for me :) Loved the results...

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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2014, 10:48:56 PM »
Superb write up Madhav..Thanks a lot.

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Tips for setting the focus in various apertures :

For f3.5 set the focus scale on 1m
For f5.6 set the focus scale on 0.7m
For f8 set the focus scale on 0.4m

Just a bit worried about Focusing as you said its difficult to focus as you hardly can see any difference in view finder. But what about infinity focusing?
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Re: My insights of Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens
« Reply #21 on: September 26, 2014, 06:57:03 PM »
Thank you Joy and DG.

Superb write up Madhav..Thanks a lot.

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Tips for setting the focus in various apertures :

For f3.5 set the focus scale on 1m
For f5.6 set the focus scale on 0.7m
For f8 set the focus scale on 0.4m

Just a bit worried about Focusing as you said its difficult to focus as you hardly can see any difference in view finder. But what about infinity focusing?

This lens has amazing DOF and if you set the aperture to F8 and the focusing to 0.4m then from 1 Ft. to Infinity will be in focus.
Canon 7D, Canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro, Tamron 17-50mm f2.8, Canon 55-250mm IS, Vivitar 28mm f2.8, Opteka 6.5mm f3.5 Fisheye Lens, Raynox DCR 250, Benro 1980F, Fancierstudio 6664 Ballhead, 4 Way Macro Rail.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/m_bhakt/